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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | June 19, 2019

Sports

New Kent blanks Park View-South Hill to win Group 3A Region A softball championship

By Robb Johnson | May 30, 2019 9:26 am
New Kent's Lady Trojans pose with the regional trophy after defeating Park View-South Hill's Lady Dragons on May 29.Robb Johnson photos

For years, New Kent’s Lady Trojans have been stifled by Park View of South Hill’s Lady Dragons whenever they collided in postseason play. But with a little bit of detective work and a defense that refused yield any runs, the hosts solved the enigma during the May 29 affair. New Kent defeated Park View 8-0 to claim the Group 3A Region A Championship. The win results in the Lady Trojans hosting a state tournament quarterfinal game. Similar to previous encounters, Park View looked to jump out early against the hosts by placing runners on base through contact and playing simplified…
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Tabb dominates from start to finish; ends New Kent’s boys’ soccer season

By Robb Johnson | May 25, 2019 10:41 am
New Kent’s Adam Caldwell (6) races to beat Tabb’s Karter Jones to the ball during a key possession of the game.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s boys’ soccer team made strides in 2019, improving along the way and beating tougher competition, such as Tabb’s Tigers earlier in the season. But on a muggy Friday evening, the visiting Tigers got the victory where they needed it the most; in the playoffs. A ferocious attack from start to finish by the visitors factored into Tabb’s 3-1 victory over the hosting Trojans, thus ending the season for New Kent. Less than two minutes into the game, Tabb changed the scoreboard as Eddie Fiocca’s high kick beat New Kent goalie Logan Deters to give the visitors a very…
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New Kent routs York to earn spot in Group 3A state tournament

By Robb Johnson | May 25, 2019 10:08 am
New Kent's Taylor Yates snags a throw at first base in time for an out.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent Lady Trojans head softball coach Maria Bates said that beating a team three times in one season was a tough task to do. In two earlier contests with the York Lady Falcons, New Kent slipped by with two wins using their defense, as the run differential was only 5-2. But with a state berth on the line, the Lady Trojans received the extra motivation they needed. With a brutal unleashing on the offensive side of the ball, New Kent rolled 14-1 Friday afternoon to defeat York and clinch a spot in the Group 3A State Championships playoff bracket….
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Brown hurdles to regional title; Lady Panthers finish in fifth at 1A Region A Championships

By Andre Jones | May 23, 2019 10:34 pm

Laina Brown claimed the 100-meter hurdles title as all seven Charles City Lady Panthers track and field team members qualified for state competition at the Group 1A Region A championships held on May 23 at Sussex Central High School. Brown ran a time of 18.22, winning the event to help the Lady Panthers to a fifth-place finish overall at the regional championships. Charles City accumulated 37.5 points at the meet, finishing behind meet winner West Point (153), Lancaster (129.5), Middlesex (59), and Rappahannock (38). The Lady Panthers finished ahead of Surry (20), Northampton (16), Sussex Central (15), Essex (11), Windsor…
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Harris wins jumps to lead New Kent Lady Trojans to second place at 3A Region A Championships

By Andre Jones | May 23, 2019 10:17 pm

New Kent’s Raven Harris emerged as a double-winner in the horizontal jumping events and Julia Hathaway claimed first in the 400-meter dash as New Kent’s Lady Trojans earned a second-place finish at the Group 3A Region A Championships on May 23 at Lakeland High School in Suffolk. Harris leaped 16’2” in the girls’ long jump to win that event. She followed up that performance by claiming the gold medal in the triple jump with a distance of 35’11½”. Hathaway was able to complete her one-lap race with a time of 1:00.34 to earn the top spot in the 400-meter dash….
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Barrage of quick second half goals seal New Kent’s victory over Southampton

By Robb Johnson | May 22, 2019 9:43 pm
New Kent’s Matteo Mecangeli (18) fights the law of gravity as he makes a move around Southampton’s Juan Gonzalez (15).Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Trojans soccer team has a roster full of talent but have lacked focus in key spots throughout the season. In the May 22 opening round playoff encounter against the visiting Southampton Indians, the Trojans picked up the scoring after a lackluster start. New Kent scored three goals within the first ten minutes of the second half while preserving a shutout in the 7-0 victory as part of the Group 3A Region 3A playoff first round contest. The Trojans struggled early on thanks to Southampton goalkeeper Alan Edwards constant stops. But at the 22:58 mark, New Kent forward Jonathan…
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Lady Trojans knock out Phoebus with 14-run second inning

By Robb Johnson | May 22, 2019 9:20 pm
New Kent's Gracie Ellis commands the mound in the Lady Trojans dominant performance over Phoebus.Robb Johnson photo

Despite having an outstanding record last year, New Kent’s Lady Trojans found themselves on the wrong end of the scorecard after the semi-finals of the Group 3A Region A softball playoffs. This year, with the number one seed in hand, a motivated home squad took advantage in the May 22 playoff opener. Pushing 14 runs across the plate in the second inning, New Kent had little trouble disposing of Phoebus’ Lady Phantoms 17-0 in the first round off the regional playoffs. New Kent only produced a single run in the first inning. Haley Baker’s single, subsequent steal, and crossing the…
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Bay Rivers District champions

By Community Member | May 18, 2019 1:03 pm
New Kent High School’s Lady Trojans softball team captured the Bay Rivers District title outright for the first time since 2011 with a victory Friday afternoon. The team posted a record of 18-2 and has clinched home field advantage throughout the Group 3A Region A playoffs, with the first contest scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 5 p.m. Pictured are (front, l to r) Abigail Young, Taylor Yates, Jazmyn Burrell, Haley Baker, McKenna Mueller, (back, l to r), Coach Laura Bauer, Haley Cleaver, Gracie Ellis, Amya Evans, Alex Peace, Brylea Ricks, Kerstin Snyder, Haley Hyndshaw, Coach Peyton Slater, and Head Coach Maria Bates.

McCongeli’s free kick score guarantees home playoff contest for New Kent

By Robb Johnson | May 18, 2019 12:52 pm
New Kent’s Dylan Rooks locks in on a clear path to dribble the ball down the field.Robb Johnson photo

Pushing through a sluggish week, New Kent’s boys’ soccer team looked to earn a possibility to host a regional playoff match. And the foot of Matteo McCongeli struck at the right time in an extra session. McCongeli’s goal from a free kick with 1:45 remaining in overtime broke a stalemate that saw New Kent defeat Bay Rivers District foe Grafton 1-0 in Friday night’s affair. New Kent failed to find the back of the net in regulation, as Clipper goalie Parker Davis stopped seven attempts by the hosting Trojans. In retrospect, Grafton couldn’t muster any offense as New Kent thwarted…
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Group 3A Region A runners-up in girls’ tennis

By Community Member | May 18, 2019 12:27 pm
New Kent’s Lady Trojans’ tennis team finished as runners-up of the Group 3A Region A tournament. The team knocked off Colonial Heights and Southampton before falling to York in the finals. The group of young ladies will now participate in the Group 3A State Tournament that will take place at the end of the month.
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