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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 23, 2020


Behind strong second quarter, New Kent powers to victory over Charles City

By Robb Johnson | January 22, 2020 10:12 pm
New Kent's Katelyn Norman (32) uses her size advantage to snag the ball just out of the reach of Charles City's Nijah Johnson (5).Robb Johnson photo

The Jan. 22 affair between New Kent’s Lady Trojans and Charles City’s Lady Panthers marked their only meeting of the season between the squads. For the visiting Lady Trojans, it continued their winning streak over the hosting Lady Panthers. New Kent used a strong second quarter run to outdistance themselves from Charles City’s Lady Panthers 67-27 in the non-district matchup. After Charles City’s Alexis Williams provided the hosts their only lead of the game (2-0), New Kent went inside to center Katelyn Norman. Her size advantage contributed to six points of a 10-0 Lady Trojan run. The Lady Panthers were…
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Unfocused Panthers fall to Carver, loses first home game of season

By Robb Johnson | January 22, 2020 11:23 am
Charles City's Justin Bradby (left) looks for a way to get a shot over Carver Academy's Rome Hudson (right).Robb Johnson photo

Charles City’s Panthers were undefeated at home entering Tuesday night’s contest against a visiting Carver Academy Wolverines team that had bested them earlier in the season. For the Panthers, a cold-shooting night from the floor and the inability to get defensive stops snapped their streak at home. Carver Academy slugged their way to a 64-56 victory over Charles City in front a near-capacity crowd for the much-improved Panthers’ team. Carver Academy humbled the hosts early one. With defensive pressure forcing the Panthers to shoot from the perimeter, many trips down the floor were one and done. While the Wolverines didn’t…
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Williams third in triple jump at Pat Covas Invitational, qualifies for state meet

By Community Member | January 21, 2020 9:26 am

Charles City’s Alexis Williams leaped 34’5” in the girls’ triple jump to claim third at the Pat Covas Invitational track meet on Jan. 20 in Hampton. Williams’ distance has qualified her automatically into the Group 1A/2A indoor state championship track meet to be held at Roanoke College on Feb. 28-29.

New Kent High School swim team wins quad meet at Goochland

By Community Member | January 21, 2020 9:20 am

New Kent High School’s swim emerged as the winner in a quad meet held at Goochland YMCA on Jan. 18. The team defeated Goochland (175-145), Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot (262-13), and The New Community School (248-38). Individual winners on the boys’ side are Kevin Kurek (200-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly), Logan Atkins (200-meter intermediate, 100-meter butterfly), Gavin Wetherington (50-meter freestyle, 500-meter freestyle), Ian Durkee (100-meter backstroke), and Adam Gray (100-meter breaststroke). In the relay events, the team of Durkee, Atkins, Kurek, and Wetherington won the 200-meter medley relay. In the 200-meter freestyle, winners were Durkee, Baylor Wayman, Blake Newton, and Tucker Harris. In…
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Coyotes win Monument Classic

By Community Member | January 21, 2020 9:10 am
New Kent Juniors Coyotes volleyball team claimed gold in the 16U division at the Monument City Classic this weekend. The team went 7-1 over the three-day tournament that featured 31 additional teams. Pictured are (front, l to r) Haley Baker, Darian Mason, Andrea Sorensen, Logan McKenney, Lexi Powell, (back, l to r) Head Coach Stacey Baker, Lauren Vick, Julia Hathaway, Jaiden McCoy, Aubrey Hyndshaw, and manager David McCoy.

New Kent bounces back with triumph over West Point

By Robb Johnson | January 19, 2020 12:51 am
New Kent's Jared McCaughan flies in for an uncontested lay-up in the first half.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Trojans may want to start playing on Saturday nights more often. One week after knocking off rival Charles City, the Trojans repeated the feat against the visiting West Point Pointers 73-59 in the non-district affair. West Point had no answer for Kevin Harris early on. His block on one end was rewarded with an easy lay-in. The visitors opened up a small five-point lead (11-6) before Harris scored on an inbound to pull the hosts within three at the end of one. Harris converted early in the second quarter for the Trojans. After he failed to convert the…
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Clean sweep at middle school championships

By Community Member | January 19, 2020 12:31 am
New Kent Middle School’s cheerleading team won all three categories along with the overall title at the Bay Rivers District middle school championships Saturday afternoon. The team earned first place finishes in sideline cheer, timeout cheer, and halftime cheer.

New Kent High School 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame class

By Robb Johnson | January 18, 2020 10:50 am
Family representatives and inductees await patiently as New Kent High School’s Athletics Department held their second annual Hall of Fame ceremony Friday night. Ten inductees are part of the 2020 class that has brought in more than a dozen state championships and several recognitions. Inductees of this year’s class are (inductee or representor, l to r) Frank Christian, Danny Patterson, George Jones, Brandey Lemons-Blunt, Kerri Cobb Harrison, Kiamesha Otey, Charles Davis, Cynthia Burnett, Mia Pollard, and Jamion Christian. More pictures of the ceremony can be viewed in our photo gallery online at Johnson photo

Sluggish performance by Trojans detrimental in loss to Bruton

By Robb Johnson | January 18, 2020 10:16 am
New Kent’s Calvin York (left) uses a quick step to get by Bruton’s Jayden Stokes on a drive to the basket.Robb Johnson photo

The struggles for New Kent’s Trojans continued Friday night, as the inability to keep the visiting Bruton Panthers off the line haunted the hosts. Taking 20 attempts from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter alone, Bruton grinded out a 67-59 victory over New Kent in Friday night’s Bay Rivers District game. After the teams played relatively close in the first quarter, Bruton stretched the lead out to eight (28-20), forcing Trojan head coach Garrett Ross to call a timeout. After New Kent’s Jalen Bank drained a three-pointer out of the break, New Kent orchestrated a run with Kevin Harris’…
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Charles City remains unbeaten at home, takes down region favorite Mathews

By Robb Johnson | January 15, 2020 11:04 pm
Charles City freshman Tayvion Harris (32) uncorks a long-distance shot over the outstretched arm of Mathews' Miles Maggioncalda.Robb Johnson photo

Wednesday evening’s contest for Charles City’s Panthers was probably the most anticipated matchup for the hosts. A visiting Mathews Blue Devils team that has dominated both the Tidewater District and Region A entered into the Panthers’ gym, looking to complete a season sweep. However, a more defensive minded Panther team in the first quarter flipped a script. Behind a hot shooting first quarter and stern defense, Charles City’s Panthers raced out to a 22-8 lead and held on to defeat Mathews 69-62, keeping their season undefeated on its home court. Early on, Panther sharpshooter De’Rome Chretien found the bottom of…
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