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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 20, 2017

Sports

Trojans fail to capitalize on Smithfield miscues, fall 28-7

By Robb Johnson | October 21, 2017 12:41 am
New Kent quarterback Ryan Curle (center) is corralled by a couple of Smithfield defenders as he scrambles out the pocket.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent had ample opportunities for scores, forcing Smithfield into four first half turnovers during Oct. 20 homecoming contest. But the host Trojans only mustered seven points from Smithfield’s miscues. Meanwhile, the visiting Packers used a methodical offense to spoil New Kent’s homecoming night with a 28-7 beatdown of the Trojans. Smithfield started strong, racking up 45 yards on the ground with the drive culminating on Caleb Brodie’s five-yard run less than three minutes into the contact. New Kent’s spoiled its first two opportunities to score off Packer mistakes after Brodie muffed two consecutive punts deep in Smithfield territory ….
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New Kent sends Smithfield packing in Bay Rivers’ win

By Robb Johnson | October 20, 2017 11:00 am
New Kent’s Adeline Foster bumps a ball back over the net.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Lady Trojans used strong serving and aces to complete a straight set sweep 25-13, 25-10, 25-17 of the visiting Smithfield Lady Packers during the Oct. 19 volleyball matchup. New Kent startled the visitors in the opening set. The Lady Trojans converted 10 aces in the opening frame, with five courtesy of senior Jada Evans. Sets two and three followed suit, as several hard kills rattled the visitors the entire match. Lady Trojan head coach Cynthia Burnett also employed a new offense that she calls “tandem”, using two players to decoy an opposing player while a third hits the…
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Charles City drops competitive contest on Senior Night

By Andre Jones | October 19, 2017 8:38 pm
Charles City’s Jaelah Wyatt (left) and Adrianna Steele (right) both attempt digs to keep the ball in play.Andre' Jones photo

Charles City’s Lady Panthers made great strides during their Oct. 19 Senior Night against Middlesex. And despite falling in three sets 15-25, 13-25, 21-25 to the visiting Lady Chargers, head coach Racene Otey voiced high praise for her squad. “This was a complete turnaround from the first time we played them,” she commented. Despite the final score of the sets, Charles City played stride for stride with Middlesex. In set one, the hosts held the lead twice. After falling behind, the Lady Panthers climbed within two (11-9) before the guests claimed the opening set. In the next frame, Middlesex jumped…
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Powerful Lafayette disposes of New Kent in road contest

By Robb Johnson | October 14, 2017 1:16 pm
Lafayette quarterback Cesar Ward (right) steps up in the pocket as New Kent’s Hayden Smith (2) reaches out to slow him down.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Trojans faced a major road test as they hoped to make Friday, Oct. 13 a superstitious day for the home-standing Lafayette Rams. Unfortunately for the Trojans, Lafayette’s dominance of the Bay Rivers thwarted the visitors. Lafayette jumped out to stay from the start and cruised to a 33-6 victory over New Kent. Less than 30 seconds into the contest, DeaMario Tyler trotted 31 yards into the end zone for a 7-0 advantage. On New Kent’s first possession, quarterback Ryan Curle connected with Evan Branch on a 62-yard strike. However, after being backed up, Lafayette’s Jack Irwin stripped Curle…
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Carver Academy escapes in close contest against Charles City

By Robb Johnson | October 13, 2017 5:35 pm
Charles City’s Krystal Moody tips the ball over the net.Robb Johnson photo

Charles City’s Lady Panthers struggled early in the Oct. 12 contest against Carver Academy. But in comparison to previous outings, it was a step in the right direction. Despite falling in straight sets 9-25, 21-25, and 22-25 to the visiting Lady Wolverines, Charles City orchestrated their best performance of the year. “This is a building block and we have to keep going back and emphasizing those little things that will continue to make this team grow,” said Lady Panther head coach Racene Otey. After dropping the opening frame, the Lady Panthers came out inspired after the guests celebrated excessively in…
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Man makes two hole-in-ones in New Kent

By Community Member | October 13, 2017 11:36 am

A Maryland man sank two hole-in-ones in the same round at Royal New Kent Golf Club. Jim Smith accomplished the feat on Sept. 29, a rarity to do by golf standards. On the third hole, he used an eight-iron to find the bottom of the cup from 145 yards out. On the 12th hole, a pitching wedge was used as he once again scored a hole-in-one from 120 yards.

New Kent golf places third at Group 3A championships

By Community Member | October 13, 2017 10:47 am

New Kent High School’s golf team posted a two-round combined score of 678, finishing in third place at the Group 3A State Golf championships on Oct. 10-11 at Glenrochie Country Club. Robb Kinder finished in a tie for third place, posting a cumulative score of 150 at the event. Teammates Kyle Peck and Slater Gammon completed the course in a four-way tie for 20th, shooting a score of 170. Charles Miles finished tied for 38th with a score of 190 while Shaun Coons posted a 195 to finish 41st, and C.J. Krawiec rounded out the scoring with a 233. Abingdon…
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New Kent girls, boys second in Bay Rivers home meet

By Robb Johnson | October 10, 2017 11:54 am
New Kent’s Yuri Frazier (right) finishes a mere second behind Tabb’s Logan Jackson during Oct. 4 cross-country competition.Robb Johnson photos

New Kent’s girls and boys’ cross-country team both finished second, respectively, during an Oct. 4 home meet. New Kent girls’ finished behind Tabb’s Tigers who won the event. York completed the meet in third place while Lafayette ended in fourth. Jackie Clardy-Joseph paced the Lady Trojans, finishing second overall with a time of 21:06. Magnolia Lang also squeaked into the top ten for New Kent, finishing the course in a time of 23:36. On the boys’ side, Trojan runner Patrick Johnson finished as runner-up with a time of 17:11. Yuri Frazier finished just outside of the top ten, finishing in…
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Warhill scores early, upends New Kent on Senior Night

By Robb Johnson | October 9, 2017 11:44 pm
New Kent’s Storm Livesay dribbles down the field on a breakaway.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Lady Trojans home finale against the visiting Warhill Lady Lions didn’t go as planned. A solo goal within the opening moments of the contest was more than enough as Warhill defeated New Kent 4-0 during the Oct. 9 Senior Night contest. The visitors wasted little time getting on the board, as Peaches Branscome found the back of the goal less than three minutes in. From there, the Lady Lions defense held the hosts at bay, prevented the Lady Trojans to get off a shot attempt in the first half. Second half activity was a microcosm of the first,…
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Frustrations, penalties doom CC on homecoming night

By Andre Jones | October 7, 2017 12:35 am
Charles City’s Richard Adkins (2) tries to juke King William’s Kolby Anderson to gain additional yards.Andre' Jones photo

Homecoming night is one to celebrate and to bring back alumni from a number of different generations. For Charles City’s football Panthers, it only resulted in mounted frustrations and penalties. Charles City fell 46-22 to King William in a penalty-filled night that saw four players ejected for the home-standing Panthers. “We didn’t keep our heads tonight,” said head coach Steward Greene Jr. “We didn’t do the little things that we’ve been working on all week and it all mounted and boiled over.” It didn’t take long for visiting Cavaliers to strike. Corey Stewart recovered Panthers’ punter Rashawn Shine’s attempt and…
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