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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 10, 2020


Johnson earns Tidewater District first team hoops honors

By Andre Jones | February 18, 2020 7:48 pm

Charles City’s Kameron Johnson was selected as a member of the boys’ basketball all Tidewater District first team. Johnson, a junior, led the Panthers in scoring and eclipsed the 1,000-point barrier this season. Joining Johnson as members of the second team for the Tidewater District are seniors Leonardo DesJardins-Charity, Justis Crawley, and De’rome Chretien. All-Academic team selections went to Johnson, Christian Stewart, DaShaun Bailey, and Keondre Barnes. On the girls’ side, Alexis Williams was selected to the girls’ second team for the Tidewater District. Williams, a junior, led the Lady Panthers in scoring. She was also named to the all-academic…
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Curry earns silver medal

By Community Member | February 17, 2020 3:06 pm
Lauren Curry, a New Kent resident, placed second in 11-12 year old division in the girls’ high jump event at the PVA 14 and under National Indoor Invitational on Feb. 15-16 in Prince George, Maryland. Curry cleared 4’2” to earn the silver medal.

New Kent High wrestlers cruise to third consecutive regional title

By Robb Johnson | February 16, 2020 7:35 pm
Consisting of nine individual champions, New Kent High School's wrestling team celebrates its third consecutive regional title Saturday afternoon.Robb Johnson photos

New Kent’s Trojans wrestling team had little trouble repeating as the Group 3A Region A champion for the third year in a row. The hosting Trojans accumulated 307.5 points, easily outdistancing themselves from Bay Rivers District rival York, who finished as runners-up of the event with 249.5 points. Lafayette, another district rival, finished in third with 168 points. Nine New Kent wrestlers emerged as champions at the regional competition. Winners are Matthew Eberly (106) via pinfall over Jett Tornatore (York), Trace Ragland (120) via decision over Rashaad Harris (Lafayette), Patrick Jordan (138) via pinfall over Brandon Latta (York), Travis Ragland…
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In battle of Johnsons, Carver’s Darius out-duels Panthers’ Kameron in 83-73 tournament win

By Robb Johnson | February 15, 2020 12:08 am
Charles City's Christian Stewart (left) uses a Euro-step to get by Carver Academy's Darius Johnson for a second half basket.Robb Johnson photo

Twice this season, Carver Academy’s Wolverines have been able to upend Charles City’s Panthers on the hardwood. A Valentine’s Day rematch pitted both teams against each other, this time in the Tidewater District semifinals. And when the game was over, it was Charles City head coach Terrell Brooks who summarized the game better than any story possibly could. “To allow one player to dictate the outcome of the game with his three’s and timely three’s, it’s a lack of defense and lack of focus,” he said. Brooks referenced Carver’s Darius Johnson, whose monstrous 39 points, including 17 in the final…
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Smithfield subdues New Kent on Senior Night

By Robb Johnson | February 14, 2020 9:46 am
New Kent's Julius Jacobs goes in for the quick lay-up after the opening tip.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Trojans have struggled all year with consistency. And even with a packed house on Feb. 13 in celebration of Senior Night, it was an epidemic that repeated itself in the Bay Rivers District contest. Powered by a monstrous first quarter, the visiting Smithfield Packers cruised to a 70-53 victory over the Trojans. New Kent’s J.J. Jacobs provided the hosts its only lead of the night with his game opening lay-up. But from there, the Packers showed their superiority with a 24-8 run, capped off by Tyler McGee’s two trifectas. The lead remained in double digits (40-26) by the…
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Trio of Williams, Wallace, Bradby leads Charles City to sixth-place regional finish

By Andre Jones | February 13, 2020 8:50 pm

The Charles City trio of Alexis Williams, Aysia Wallace, and Skye Bradby combined to score 34 points to power the Lady Panthers indoor track and field team to a sixth-place finish in the Group 1A/2A Region A meet held on Feb. 13 at the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond. Williams leaped 33’6¼” in the girls’ triple jump, finishing second in that event. She also placed third in the girls’ long jump with a distance of 15’10¼”. On the track, Williams placed fifth in the girls’ 300-meter dash (49.39) and sixth in the girls’ 55-meter dash (8.03). Wallace earned a fifth-place…
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Lady Trojans conquer Jamestown in Senior Night double overtime contest

By Robb Johnson | February 12, 2020 10:19 pm
New Kent's Yazmine Brown (10) is fouled on her shot attempt by Jamestown's Jessica Felder. Brown sank both free throws.Robb Johnson photo

A Feb. 11 Senior Night contest for the New Kent Lady Trojans will be one for them to remember. Down by as many as 13 points, the Lady Trojans rallied to upend the visiting Jamestown Lady Eagles 69-62 in the Bay Rivers District double overtime contest. Jamestown led early 8-2 before Lady Trojan Katelyn Norman sparked a retaliation for the hosts to tie the game at eight apiece. However, the discipline natured of the visiting Lady Eagles propelled them to a 16-10 advantage at the end of the first quarter. The momentum continued to favor the visitors, as Jessica Felder’s…
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New Kent High School boys finish fourth, girls fifth in swimming at regional meet

By Community Member | February 10, 2020 2:01 pm

New Kent High School’s swim teams both earned top five finishes in the Group 3A Region A championships held on Friday, Feb. 7. New Kent’s boys’ team earned a fourth-place finish at the meet, while the Lady Trojans swam to a fifth- place finish. Three individual boys and two boys’ relay teams will represent New Kent at the Group 3A state championships on Feb. 21 at Swim RVA in Richmond. Representing the 200-medley relay at the state meet are Kevin Kurek, Gavin Weterhington, Blake Newton, and Logan Adkins. Ian Durkee will join Kurek, Weterhington, and Atkins as part of the…
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Undefeated basketball champions

By Community Member | February 10, 2020 1:54 pm
New Kent Middle School’s boys’ basketball team won the 2020 Bay Rivers District Championship. The Lions orchestrated the feat by going undefeated, posting a record of 12-0.

Grafton muscles way to 55-37 victory over Lady Trojans

By Robb Johnson | February 7, 2020 4:08 pm
New Kent's McKenna Mueller (left) and Grafton's Kiara Bomboy race to gain possession of the ball.Robb Johnson photo

There are times when a record on paper doesn’t match a true team’s performance. For New Kent’s Lady Trojans, they more than likely wished Grafton’s Lady Clippers were one of those teams. Living up to its 16-1 record, Grafton used discipline defense and drained seven three-pointers en route to a 55-37 Bay Rivers District win over New Kent on Feb. 6. Early on, Grafton strung together a 9-2 run to kick off the contest. New Kent cut the lead down to four (11-7) after Madison Foley’s trifecta. But a response by Lady Clipper Nikki Gibson provided the visitors a 14-10…
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