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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 21, 2017

Sports

Early goal by Spotsylvania enough to topple Lady Trojans

By Robb Johnson | August 24, 2017 11:00 pm
New Kent’s Kiersten Fuller (right) intercepts the path of the ball intended for Spotsylvania’s Jordan Delaney.Andre' Jones photo

They say defense wins championships. And while there were no titles on the line between New Kent and Spotsylvania in the Aug. 24 field hockey contest, the intensity felt like a playoff game. An early goal by Spotsylvania’s Sophie Sperry was the difference maker as the Lady Trojans lost 1-0 to the visiting Lady Knights. With Lady Trojan Ashby Holsapple injured, the speed and athleticism of the visitors were an issue all throughout the contest. New Kent looked overwhelmed and confused by the crisp passing and ball handling by Spotsylvania early on. That teamwork by the visitors allowed Sophie Sperry…
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Lady Trojans overwhelm Northumberland in opener

By Robb Johnson | August 22, 2017 11:16 pm
New Kent’s Maddy Heath (8) battles Northumberland’s Natalie Webb in front of Lady Indian goalie Jenna Jett (1) for possession of the ball.Andre' Jones photo

New Kent’s Lady Trojans started their 2017 field hockey season with a commanding 4-1 win over the visiting Northumberland Lady Indians. The Lady Trojans wasted little time, coming out and establishing what they wanted to do in the contest. Peyton Slater scored the first goal of the season eight minutes into the contest. Fast play and constant New Kent pressure on defense took advantage of Northumberland’s lethargic play. The intensity resulted in a goal by Marley McCartney to up the advantage to 2-0 heading into the halftime break. Despite faults, New Kent continued to apply pressure, setting up Abbie Clarke…
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New Kent dominates Charles City in gridiron clash

By Robb Johnson | August 18, 2017 11:04 pm
Charles City’s Craig Jones Jr. (1) launches himself at New Kent wingback  Wyatt Terry for a tackle in the backfield.Andre' Jones photos

Rivals Charles City and New Kent collided on the gridiron Friday night with both teams trying to figure out who they were coming into the 2017 season. Needless to say, each team is moving in an opposite direction. Despite the storm-shortened contest, New Kent rushed for 200 yards in one half of play and prevented host Charles City from gaining a first down en route to a 28-6 victory. Charles City came out excited on the first drive, but two runs netted minus yards followed by an interception by New Kent’s Wyatt Terry off Panther signal caller Alonzo Harper thwarted…
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Sanders signs

By Community Member | August 10, 2017 1:50 pm
Recent New Kent High School graduate Kade Sanders (seated, center) signed with Northwest Kansas Technical College on a full wrestling scholarship. He is flanked by his parents, Chris Sanders and Kelly Woodcock. Accompanying him are high school coaches Mike Faus and John Goodbody.

Fall 2017 high school varsity sports schedules

By Community Member | July 27, 2017 12:56 pm

All home games listed in bold print; times and dates are subject to change. Charles City High School football Game time is 7 p.m. unless noted. Aug. 18- New Kent (Benefit Game) 6 p.m. Aug. 25- Cumberland Sept. 1- Southampton Sept. 15- Franklin Sept. 22- Colonial Beach Sept. 29- Washington & Lee Oct. 6- King William Oct. 13- Middlesex Oct. 21- King & Queen (1 p.m.) Oct. 27- Mathews Nov. 3- West Point New Kent High School football Game time is 7 p.m. unless noted. Aug. 18- Charles City (Benefit Game)- 6 p.m. Aug. 31- Colonial Heights Sept. 8- Tabb…
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Cheering and football with NKHS

By Community Member | July 18, 2017 3:11 pm
New Kent High School’s cheerleading and football teams hosted 84 kids as part of the first “Future Trojan Youth Football and Cheer Camp” held on July 10-11 at the high school. Campers ages 5-12 got to participate in drills varying from blocking drills (above) and learning new cheering formations (below). Many of the participants will be a part of the New Kent Falcons recreation team this upcoming fall.

State runners-up

By Community Member | June 30, 2017 2:09 pm
New Kent Girls Softball League’s 8U team finished as runner-ups in the Babe Ruth State Championship tournament. The team compiled an overall record of 6-1 and will advance to regional play in Fredericksburg on July 5.

Christian earns extension at Mount St. Mary’s to remain head men’s basketball coach

By Community Member | June 29, 2017 12:09 pm

After leading his college alma mater to two NCAA Tournaments in five years, New Kent native and Mount St. Mary’s head men’s basketball coach Jamion Christian has accepted a contract extension to remain at the school. Christian inked a long-term deal with the school, agreeing to a new deal that will see him coach into the 2026-27 season. His first extension was scheduled to end in 2018-19. Christian accomplishments as a coach at Mount St. Mary’s include being named the Ben Jobe Award winner for 2016-17 (top minority coach in Division I basketball), two NCAA tournament appearances, two Northeast Conference…
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New Kent All-Stars take home district titles

By Community Member | June 26, 2017 5:45 pm
Three New Kent All-Star baseball teams won district titles to advance to state tournament play starting on July 6. Above, team members of New Kent’s 8YO team pose with trophies after defeating Williamsburg 10-6.

New Kent youth earn victories at CVA track and field finals

By Community Member | June 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Members of New Kent's CVA Track & Field team pose for a picture at the conclusion of the June 3 finals in Caroline County.

Several youth members of New Kent participated in the Central Virginia Association Track & Field finals on June 3 at Caroline County High School. For the girls, Ryan Griffith emerged as the victor in three running events in the 9-10 age group. She claimed the 50-meter dash (8.95), 100-meter dash (16.56), and 400-meter dash (1:19). She also leaped 6’6” in the long jump event to claim that championship. Aubrey Hyndshaw sprinted to victories in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes in the 11-12 age group, running times of 15.6 and 34.1 respectively. Hyndshaw teamed with Lauren Walker, Carly Turner, and Sophie…
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