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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 24, 2017

Sports

New Kent drops 4-3 squeaker to Lafayette

By Alan Chamberlain | April 18, 2017 11:06 pm
New Kent second baseman Bryan Brooks fires to first after getting a force out at second on a Lafayette baserunner.Alan Chamberlain photo

A single run in the sixth inning put Lafayette’s visiting Rams ahead to stay on the way a 4-3 baseball win over New Kent’s Trojans. The hosts, now 4-5, took leads on two occasions during the Tuesday afternoon contest, but could not hold on. “We hadn’t played in over two-and-a-half weeks,” said New Kent coach Michael Kuper. “But it wasn’t a bad outing. It was just a well-played ball game.” New Kent scored once in the first inning, but Lafayette evened the count in the second and added another run in the third to take a 2-1 lead. New Kent…
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Shooting touch deserts New Kent, Bruton gains 4-0 decision

By Alan Chamberlain | April 18, 2017 10:44 pm
New Kent's Cameron Cobb leaps to nudge the ball away from Bruton's Chuckie Tenbusch (3).Alan Chamberlain photo

Shot opportunities surfaced for both New Kent’s Trojans and Bruton’s visiting Panthers in Tuesday night’s soccer clash. Much to the Trojans chagrin, however, the Panthers cashed in while the hosts could not. Bruton walked off the field with a 4-0 victory. “Unfortunately, we were coming off spring break and we looked sloppy,” said Trojan coach Keith Grant. “[Bruton] got to play last week and we didn’t, but that’s no excuse. We should have played better.” Panther striker Chuckie Tenbusch proved to be a thorn in the Trojans’ side, especially in the first half. Nearing the midpoint, he drove through Trojan…
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Lady Trojans notch first soccer win holding off West Point 3-2

By Alan Chamberlain | April 6, 2017 10:35 pm
New Kent's Jazmine Berry (9) and Grace Lysek (14) mix it up in front of the West Point goal with the Pointers' Shannon Hayden as they try to track down a Lady Trojan corner kick.Alan Chamberlain photo

Nearing the midpoint of the first half, Taylor Clements’ first goal of the night handed New Kent its first lead. And her second goal, halfway through half number two, proved to be the game winner. New Kent’s defense, meanwhile, held off West Point’s visiting Pointers the rest of the way Thursday night to preserve the Lady Trojans’ 3-2 triumph, their initial soccer win of the season. The outcome raises the hosts’ record to 1-3. “I’m very happy with the way it happened,” Lady Trojan coach Steve Grech said after his team reversed its losing skid. “I’m happy for the girls….
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Brooks signs with St. Mary’s (Maryland)

By Alan Chamberlain | April 6, 2017 4:13 pm
New Kent's Bryan Brooks signs a letter of intent to attend St. Mary's College in Maryland where he plans to continue his baseball career. He is flanked by his parents, Edgar and Ginger Brooks, while looking on (l to r) are his brother, Colby, along with New Kent assistant baseball coach George Fisher and Michael Kuper, the Trojans' head coach. Brooks is projected as a first baseman/relief pitcher. He plans to major in biology with a career goal of becoming a physical therapist.Alan Chamberlain photo

Late first half goals propel Spotsylvania past New Kent

By Alan Chamberlain | April 4, 2017 10:50 pm
New Kent's Sara Ward blasts the ball past Spotsylvania's grimacing Aubrie Jackson in first half action.Alan Chamberlain photo

New Kent’s defense withstood Spotsylvania’s offensive punch for most of the first half, but intermission did not arrive quickly enough for the host Lady Trojans. The Knights scored twice in the final five minutes to take command on the way to a 4-0 soccer win. “The offense was not there,” Lady Trojan coach Steve Grech said after Tuesday night’s setback. “[Spotsylvania] took the whole middle of the field and we lost the middle. “Soccer is a game where you’ve got to go out there and play 100 percent,” he said. “In the first half, it was zero percent. In the…
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New Kent tennis teams absorb shutouts

By Community Member | April 3, 2017 8:50 pm
New Kent Lady Trojans Reshyra Jadooram (above) and Hayley Ashford (below) reach for shots during their March 30 match with Tabb.Alan Chamberlain photos

New Kent tennis teams have taken it on the chin in recent matches. The Lady Trojans fell 9-0 to visiting Tabb on March 30 while the Trojans lost by similar scores at York on March 29, at Tabb on March 30, and at Walsingham Academy on April 3. Tabb 9 New Kent 0 (Lady Trojans) Singles: Gu d. Jadooram 6-1, 6-0; Hwang d. Ashford 6-2, 6-2; Schwaiger d. Phelps 6-0, 6-0; Nicoletta d. Sanchez 6-0, 6-1; Adcox d. Taylor 6-2, 6-3; McNamara d. McCarthy 6-4, 6-1. Doubles: Gu/Schwaiger d. Jadooram/Ashford 8-0; Hwang/Nicoletta d. Phelps/Hohman 8-2; Adcox/McNamara d. Taylor/Thornton 8-5. York…
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Winning out west

By Community Member | April 1, 2017 10:51 am
Brothers Terrell (above) and Tre Allen (below) of Charles City continued their racing exploits in Bakersfield, California Mar. 8-12. In the first West Coast PSDA ATV event, Tre reset his current world record in the 0-425cc class and also set new ones in the 0-540 single cylinder and 0-525 limited twin classes, adding a second place finish in the 0-540 single cylinder class. Terrell claimed first in the 3.60 Index and 0-525 divisions while taking second in the 0-425 class.

Field events dominated by Panthers en route to second place finish

By Andre Jones | March 30, 2017 10:05 pm
Lady Panther Aysia Wallace takes flight in the girls' long jump competition.Andre' Jones photo

Charles City garnered individual wins from Steven Crewe, Mason Jefferson, Kyle Jones, and Royal Washington en route to a second place finished at its home track meet on Mar. 30. The Panthers claimed each of the jumping events at the six-team meet. Jones won the high jump with a clearance of 6’0”, automatically qualifying him for the Group 1A State Track & Field meet. Jefferson emerged on top of his competition with a leap of 18’10” in the long jump, while Crewe launched himself 39’4½” to win the triple jump. Washington claimed gold in the shot put with a heave…
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York second half spurt turns back Lady Trojans in home soccer opener

By Alan Chamberlain | March 29, 2017 11:48 pm
New Kent defender Haley Grisbaum (7) takes the ball away from York striker Madison Van Dyke during first half action.Alan Chamberlain photo

For most of the first half, New Kent’s Lady Trojans and York’s visiting Falcons slugged it out in basically an even soccer contest. As halftime approached, a scoreless tie seemed certain, but with under two minutes left, the Falcons moved in front. After the break, three Falcon goals over a 15-minute span spurred the visitors toward a 5-1 final. Lady Trojan first year head coach Steve Grech labeled the first half tie-breaker as devastating for his team. “What happened is that goal with less than two minutes left in the first half brought the team down,” he said. “Then in…
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Jamestown submariner sinks New Kent in 7-0 shutout

By Alan Chamberlain | March 29, 2017 11:00 pm
New Kent shortstop Riggs Ellis looks to fire to first to complete a fifth inning double play after forcing out an Eagle runner at second.Alan Chamberlain photo

Unable to solve the submarine-style delivery of Jamestown pitcher Ryan Devine, New Kent’s host Trojans could not muster the offense needed to overcome the Eagles in Wednesday baseball action. Devine went on to toss a four-hit shutout on the way to a 7-0 final. “[Devine] has a very unorthodox delivery, and we struggled with it,” said Trojan coach Michael Kuper. “It’s just something we don’t see very often.” The Eagles roughed up Trojan starter Wyatt Delong in the second inning, capitalizing on two hits and a pair of errors to take a 4-0 lead. The visitors added another run in…
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