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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 11, 2021


New Kent teenager places at national indoor track meet

By Community Member | March 15, 2021 9:15 pm

A New Kent teenager placed in several categories during the AAU National Indoor Track and Field meet held Mar. 12-14 in Virginia Beach. Lauren Curry earned second place finishes in the girls’ 13-year-old high jump (4’8”), and triple jump (27’0”). She also placed third in the girls’ shot put competition (29’0”).

Horse racing returns to Colonial Downs on July 19

By Community Member | March 12, 2021 8:15 am

Live horse racing at Colonial Downs plans to kickoff on July 19 in New Kent. Thoroughbred horses and trainers from around the country will run every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for seven weeks beginning July 19 and concluded at Sept. 1. Post time each day will be 1:45 p.m. Highlights for the coming season include daily purses of $500,000, opening week kick off with $400,000 in Virginia Bred and restricted stakes races, and more than $1.2 million in stakes during the closing weekend that will be highlighted by the Virginia Derby and Virginia Oaks premier races on Tuesday, Aug. 31….
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New Kent quickly disposes Bruton Lady Panthers in volleyball sweep

By Robb Johnson | March 9, 2021 10:48 pm

After a five-set defeat at Warhill High School, New Kent’s Lady Trojans’ volleyball team looked to rejuvenate their winning ways against the invading Bruton Lady Panthers. It was clear the hosts outmatched and outclassed the visitors from Bruton. New Kent cruised to a 25-3, 25-8, 25-16 sweep of the Lady Panthers during Tuesday night volleyball action. After breezing in the opening set, New Kent’s Haley Baker served for the hosts to account for eight straight points, including an ace that rocked Bruton. Despite minor errors on serves, New Kent still claimed the second set in relative ease. With the opportunity…
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Two NK hoopers named to Region 3A second team

By Community Member | March 6, 2021 1:04 pm

Two New Kent High School boys’ basketball players were selected to the 3A Region A second team. Logan Frederick, a junior forward who averaged 13 points per game, and Calvin York, a junior guard who averaged 12 points per game, were named for the athletic accolades. Junior guard Jack Swynford, who averaged 12 points a game, was recognized as an Honorable Mention selection.

Controversial finish allows Warhill to escape New Kent with 13-7 victory

By Robb Johnson | March 6, 2021 12:55 pm

Friday night’s slugfest between the hosting New Kent Trojans and the visiting Warhill Lions provided the latest example of how every yard and second counts in football. But the controversial conclusion of the game provided an outcome that the home team questioned even after the final horn sounded. New Kent Trojan quarterback Joey Campbell was stopped short of the goal line as time expired as Warhill emerged with a 13-7 victory in the Bay Rivers District contest. Scoring remained at a premium until a blocked punt by New Kent’s Wade Grubbs in the second quarter set up excellent field position…
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Charles City’s Williams, Smith capture Group 1A/2A state triple jump titles

By Andre Jones | March 3, 2021 11:57 pm

It’s been more than 20 years since Charles City High School has been able to claim a state championship of any kind. On Mar. 3 at the VHSL Group 1A/2A Indoor Track and Field championships at Liberty University, they earned two in one day. Charles City senior Alexis Williams and male counterpart D’Angelo Smith both won the triple jump in their respective divisions during the championship meet. It is the first time since 2000 that Charles City has produced a state champion. The last time Charles City boasted a state champion was the result of Khalid Dover’s 200-meter dash in…
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New Kent blasts Jamestown to win volleyball season opener

By Robb Johnson | March 3, 2021 10:54 pm

For several years, the Jamestown Lady Eagles have been a thorn to the New Kent Lady Trojans when it comes to volleyball matches. But in a Mar. 2 contest, it was the Lady Trojans who used a needled that popped Jamestown’s hopes of winning in the opening season contest. New Kent handily defeated Jamestown 25-14, 22-25, 25-14, 25-7 in the Bay Rivers contest, putting all other teams in the district on notice. The opening set saw New Kent go on a 5-0 run after Clara Foster’s serves baffled Jamestown. Foster added an ace that was followed by Aubrey Hyndshaw’s set…
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New Kent boys’ indoor track finishes 10th in state competition

By Andre Jones | March 2, 2021 7:36 pm

New Kent High School’s boys’ indoor track and field team finished 10th in the Group 3A State Track and Field championships held Mar. 2 at Liberty University. The boys’ team compiled 22 points to finish in the top ten. Monticello claimed the boys’ title with 57 points. Ellis Branch earned the bronze medal in the boys’ high jump with a clearance of 5’10”. Wade Grubbs heaved the shot 41’2”, placing sixth in the event. Roy Kegley placed eighth in the boys’ 55-meter hurdles with a time of 9.06 and the boys’ high jump with a clearance of 5’6”. Isaac Barber…
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Curry siblings place at Adidas National Indoor Track meet

By Community Member | February 27, 2021 4:14 pm

A pair of New Kent siblings placed at the Adidas Indoor National Track Meet held Feb. 26-27 in Virginia Beach. Lauren Curry earned second place finishes in the middle school girls’ high jump (4’8”) and girls’ shot put (30’0”) competition. Her brother Jayden Curry placed fourth in the middle school boys’ high jump competition with a clearance of 5’2”.

New Kent pitches shutout against Jamestown to open abbreviated football season

By Robb Johnson | February 27, 2021 4:10 pm

When John McCauley took over the reins as the head coach of New Kent High School’s football team, he probably never expected that his first season of Friday night lights would kick off the last Friday in February. But the new head coach’s patience and preparation paid off in a trip to Jamestown. The visiting New Kent Trojans’ defense stifled the hosting Jamestown Eagles, pitching a 23-0 shutout to begin the abbreviated 2020-21 football season. Rainfall in the game played a factor as both teams were unable to score on each of their opening drives. But New Kent became the…
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