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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 22, 2018


Trojans’ track team finish runner-up in 3A regional championship

By Robb Johnson | May 26, 2018 11:06 am
New Kent's Julius Jacobs (left) outstrides Booker T. Washington's Azariah Bright in the second heat of the boys' 200-meter dash.Robb Johnson photo

After winning a majority of meets this year, New Kent’s boys’ track and field team were upset by Bay Rivers District foe Tabb at the Class 3A Region A meet Thursday inside their home stadium. New Kent scored 130 points, settling for the runner-up position to the Tigers 141 points. Lakeland rounded out the top three with 111.75 points. New Kent’s Patrick Johnson, C.J. Reeders, Will Tolley, and boys’ 4×100 meter relay teams all brought home first place finishes. Johnson won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:43.38, while Tolley’s clearance of 14’0” won him the pole vault competition….
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Lady Trojans cruise to first round regional win

By Robb Johnson | May 26, 2018 10:41 am
New Kent hurler Gracie Ellis commands the mound as she struck out eight in Friday's contest.Robb Johnson photo

The path to a championship sometimes come with bumps in the road. For New Kent’s Lady Trojans, it wasn’t the Lakeland Lady Cavaliers. Behind eight strikeouts by Lady Trojan hurler Gracie Ellis, New Kent cruised to a 9-0 win over the visiting Lady Cavaliers. Confidence emerged early in the game thanks to patience at the plate. Smart softball plays along with putting runners on base allowed for runs to cross home plate for the hosts. Meanwhile, Lakeland only connected off Ellis twice in the contest, making the defense’s job easy for most of the game. After the contest, Lady Trojan…
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Charles City girls, boys 11th at 1A Regional Meet

By Andre Jones | May 26, 2018 10:29 am

Charles City’s boys’ 4×100 meter relay team of Cameron Vaden, Steven Williams Jr., Robert Dobson, and Jordan Cotman ran a time of 44.42, edging out Franklin to claim first in the Class 1A Region A meet on May 24 at Sussex Central High School. The boys’ team scored 12 points to finish 11th at the meet. Dobson finished sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.86 while Vaden also earned a sixth-place finish in the boys’ long jump with a leap of 19’6”. For the Lady Panthers, Laina Brown will make her first appearance at the state track…
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New Kent wallops Lakeland in opening round of regional playoffs

By Robb Johnson | May 24, 2018 9:01 am
New Kent catcher Chris Wade (left) prepares to apply a tag to Lakeland baserunner Josh Bennett for an out.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s baseball team has had a tumultuous year from losing streaks to winning streaks. However, redemption can be achieved beginning with postseason play. That’s what happened in the opening round of the Class 3A Region A contest against Lakeland. The host Trojans walloped a winless Lakeland Cavaliers team 16-2, setting up a rematch against Bay Rivers foe Tabb in the quarterfinals. New Kent won the regular season meeting behind a no-hit effort from Aaron Wiggins. While New Kent struggled in the opening frame, the hosts began putting the ball in play in the second inning. Simple base hits pressured…
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Volleyball at Richard Bland

By Robb Johnson | May 24, 2018 8:41 am
New Kent’s Sierra Hellebrandt (seated, center) signs her letter of intent to play volleyball at Richard Bland College. Accompanying her are parents (seated, l to r) Ryan and Loran Maszton, and coaches (standing, l to r) Stuart and Cynthia Burnett.Robb Johnson photo

Charles City boys, girls take fifth at district track meet

By Andre Jones | May 16, 2018 2:00 pm

Charles City’s girls’ and boys’ track teams earned fifth place finishes, respectively, in the Tidewater District Championship meet that concluded Tuesday afternoon at West Point High School. Charles City’s boys’ scored 37 total points to earn their finish. Middlesex won the meet with 165 points, followed by King William’s 103, West Point’s 92, and Mathews’ 74. King and Queen’s boys rounded out the scoring with 26. Charles City’s boys’ 4×100 meter relay team of Cameron Vaden, Steven Williams Jr., Robert Dobson, and Jordan Cotman claimed the lone victory for the Panthers at the meet. The duo orchestrated a time of…
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New Kent tennis sweeps Southampton in first round of region playoffs

By Robb Johnson | May 15, 2018 11:27 pm
New Kent's Tate Estis uses a forehand shot to return a volley.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Trojans boys’ tennis team orchestrated a clean sweep Monday afternoon in the first round of the Class 3A Region A tournament against the visiting Southampton Indians. New Kent 5, Southampton 0 (singles only results) Tate Estis (NK) def. Luke Warren (S) 6-1, 6-0; Riley Baker (NK) def. Alan Diggs (S) 6-0, 6-0; Jackson Walker (NK) def. Kalom Maples (S) 6-0, 6-0; Leighton Fessman (NK) def. Tyriq Dickerson (S) 6-0, 6-1; Adam Gray (NK) def. Brandon Williams (S) 6-2, 6-2.

Middle school baseball champions

By Community Member | May 15, 2018 11:04 pm
New Kent Middle School’s Lions baseball team won the Bay Rivers District Championship during recent competition. The team defeated Hornsby Middle School 6-5 in the title game to bring home the trophy.

New Kent relies on walk-off to capture Senior Day victory

By Robb Johnson | May 15, 2018 12:04 pm
New Kent's Brylea Ricks (right) prepares to slide into home plate in what amounted to the winning run.Robb Johnson photo

Monday afternoon’s Senior Day contest for the Lady Trojans pitted them against a York Lady Falcons team that hasn’t seen many victories this year. But the visitors pushed New Kent back into a corner for the first six-and-a-half-innings. That was until the bottom of the seventh inning. A two-run hit by Amya Evans in the bottom of the seventh provided a walk-off victory for the Lady Trojans, escaping the feisty Lady Falcons 4-3 in Monday’s game. For the first six innings, the Lady Trojans offense failed to register any runs. Timely throws led to miscues, putting the hosts in a…
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In battle of Lady Trojans, New Kent shuts out Essex

By Robb Johnson | May 12, 2018 11:54 pm
New Kent's Payton Melvin puts power behind a kick to launch the ball down the field.Robb Johnson photo

The battle of the Lady Trojans in soccer action quickly turned into a one-sided affair for the hosts. New Kent’s offense shouldered the load by scoring six goals, snapping a three-game skid and defeating visiting Essex 6-0. New Kent held advantages over the one-win visitors on the pitch. New Kent’s Emma Grant scored two goals within the first 17 minutes of the comments. Teammate Taylor Clements also added two scores in the opening half and added a third goal in the second half, completing the hat trick. The hosts controlled the ball on their side of the field for a…
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