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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 26, 2019

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More medals for New Kent Lady Coyotes

By Community Member | April 16, 2019 12:40 am
New Kent 15U Juniors Lady Coyotes Volleyball Club continued its dominance as they emerged as victors in the the Atlantic Coast Power League AAU tournament on Apr. 13-14. The team won five of six matches at the tournament that featured teams from Virginia and North Carolina. Pictured are (front, l to r) Darian Mason, Logan McKenney, Haley Baker, Andrea Sorensen, Lauren Vick, Aubrey Hyndshaw, Shelby Savage, (back, l to r) Coach Cyndi Burnett, Coach Stuart Burnett, Morgan Berg, Julia Hathaway, Jaiden McCoy, Coach Anna Lambert, and Coach Matt Lambert.

Another tight win improves Lady Trojans record to 7-1

By Robb Johnson | April 14, 2019 10:20 pm
New Kent's Amya Evans fights the sun and makes a snag in foul territory for a crucial out.Robb Johnson photo

Over the course of a year, New Kent’s Lady Trojans softball team has gone from predator to prey. But while many teams would fall under the pressure of being hunted, the 2019 edition of the Lady Trojans continue to elude the traps set by their opponents, including one with a Friday encounter with the York Lady Falcons. A combination of defensive highlights along with 12 strikeouts from pitcher Gracie Ellis, New Kent emerged with a 2-0 victory in the Bay Rivers contest, remaining undefeated in the district while improving its record to 7-1. Haley Cleaver’s connection at the plates continued,…
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Grafton outlasts New Kent in girls’ tennis

By Robb Johnson | April 12, 2019 7:29 am
New Kent’s Hannah Gentry focuses on her return shot against a Grafton opponent.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Lady Trojans tennis team fell at home to Grafton in an Apr. 11 Bay Rivers match-up. The Lady Trojans record drops to an even .500 (5-5) on the season. Grafton 7, New Kent 2 Singles: Cloud (G) def. McCartney (NK) 6-2, 6-0; Ogusu (G) def. Gentry (NK) 7-5, 7-6; O’Connell (G) def. Epps (NK) 6-1. 6-3; Phan (G) def. Butler (NK) 6-0, 2-6, 1-0; Vora (G) def. Fowlkes (NK) 7-5, 6-3; Vaillancourt (G) def. Coutu (NK) 6-7, 6-2, 1-0. Doubles: Cloud/O’Connell (G) def. McCartney/Gentry (NK) 9-8; Butler/Coutu (NK) def. Vora/Dianali (G) 9-8; Epps/Fowlkes (NK) def. Edwards/Tranitham (G) 8-0.

New Kent baseball bounces back with 11-1 victory over Smithfield

By Robb Johnson | April 12, 2019 1:40 am
New Kent's Wyatt Terry (6) slides into home plate as the ball eludes Smithfield's catcher.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Trojans’ baseball team can be really hot at the plate on one day and really cold on the next day. They were the former on Apr. 11 when Smithfield’s Packers visited for the Bay Rivers contest. A quick start by the homestanding Trojans was enough to lift the hosts to an 11-1 victory over Smithfield, removing the sour taste of a 24-0 beatdown by Lafayette’s Rams prior to Spring break. Early on, New Kent’s Chris Wade and Riggs Ellis reached first base on walks and was followed by John Mehalko’s single to load the bases. Benjy Boatwright received…
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New Kent boys’ earns measure of revenge with 3-0 victory over Tabb

By Robb Johnson | April 12, 2019 1:37 am
New Kent’s Tanner Day gets a header to prevent Tabb’s Karter Jones (21) from maintaining possession of the ball.Robb Johnson photo

Playing in a tough Bay Rivers District, New Kent’s boys’ soccer team know that every team is capable of beating another. However, the Trojans wanted to stake a claim to the top team in the district and a win on Apr. 11 proved as a starting point. Tough defense along with early scores provided New Kent a 3-0 win over Tabb, improving the hosts record to 4-1 on the season. About eight minutes into the contest, a throw by Isaac Barber led to a header by Adam Caldwell to give New Kent a 1-0 lead. A few minutes later, Trojan…
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Baker’s blast provides insurance run in New Kent’s 2-1 softball triumph

By Robb Johnson | April 12, 2019 1:21 am
New Kent’s Haley Baker stretches out to make an acrobatic catch in the top of the fifth inning to thwart a Smithfield Lady Packer run.Robb Johnson photo

While New Kent’s Lady Trojans’ pitching and defense continues to look as it did last year, their offense has been hitting a wall lately. But the hosts had enough offense in an Apr. 11 affair against the visiting Smithfield Lady Packers thanks to a solo homerun in the fifth. New Kent’s Haley Baker’s blast provided enough of a cushion as the hosts held on to a 2-1 win in a tightly contested Bay Rivers’ clash. The hosts got on the board in the third inning after Amya Evans dove in head first into home plate after a Smithfield error to…
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New Kent boys’ tennis drops contest at Grafton

By Community Member | April 11, 2019 7:49 pm

New Kent’s boys’ tennis team fell at Grafton during Apr. 11 Bay Rivers District competition. New Kent’s record drops to 2-6. Singles: Fred Choi (G) def. Riley Baker (NK) 6-1, 6-1; Nathan Geng (G) def. Leighton Fessman (NK) 6-3, 6-1; Brandon Bombay (G) def. Adam Gray (NK) 6-0, 6-1; Steven Petit (G) def. Jackson Walker (NK) 6-0, 6-0; Byunghyun Yoon (G) def. Nathan Albertson (NK) 6-4, 6-1; Sam Nelson (G) def. Baylor Wayman (NK) 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Jones/Lee (G) def. Baker/Wayman (NK) 8-4; Gray/Grant Kowal (NK) def. Surkov/Chung (G) 9-7; Choi/Yoo (G) def. Walker/Jack Richards (NK).

Southampton continues to baffle Lady Trojans, sends New Kent to first defeat of season

By Robb Johnson | April 11, 2019 7:26 pm
New Kent's Haley Baker (left) attempts to turn a double play as Southampton's Kaylan Cales (7) slides into the base and teammate Taylor Yates (2) looks on.Robb Johnson photo

For the past two years, New Kent’s Lady Trojans couldn’t figure out how to defeat the Southampton Lady Indians, falling to the Tri-Rivers District team in the playoffs in back-to-back years. And in the Apr. 10 regular season encounter, the unfortunate losing streak continued, resulting in New Kent’s record receiving their first blemish. Despite an outstanding pitching performance by New Kent’s Gracie Ellis, Southampton took advantage of critical extra inning errors to emerge with a 4-0 victory over the Lady Trojans. The pitching duel, along with great infield and outfield defense, did not provide a lot of offense in the…
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New Kent boys shutout by Jamestown in tennis action

By Robb Johnson | April 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Nathan Albertson connects with a soft tap of the ball to return it over the net.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s boys’ tennis team struggled to win a match as the visiting Jamestown Eagles shutout the Trojans during the Apr. 9 Bay Rivers contest. New Kent drops to 2-5 on the season. Singles: Jordan Deberry (J) def. Riley Baker (NK) 6-0, 6-0; Ben Sherrif (J) def. Leighton Fessman (NK) 6-0, 6-1; Aaron Squire (J) def. Nathan Albertson (NK) 6-0, 6-0; Garrett Bellin (J) def. Baylor Wayman (NK) 6-1, 6-0; Luke Forrester (J) def. Jay Benfield (NK) 6-1, 6-1; Kainua Samuelson (J) def. Jack Richards (NK) 6-4, 6-4. Doubles: Deberry/Squire (J) def. Baker/Wayman (NK) 8-1; Sherrif/Bellin (J) def. Albertson/Benfield (NK)…
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Undefeated at Richmond volleyball tournament

By Community Member | April 4, 2019 5:39 pm
New Kent’s 15U junior volleyball team won the Richmond Volleyball Club 12-team tournament on March 23. The Lady Coyotes won all five matches without dropping a set in the tournament. Team members are (front, l to r) Julia Hathaway, Aubrey Hyndshaw, Andrea Sorensen, Haley Baker, Lauren Vick, (back, l to r) Coach Stuart Burnett, Coach Cyndi Burnett, Morgan Berg, Darian Mason, Shelby Savage, Jaiden Mason, Coach Anna Lambert, and Coach Matt Lambert.
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