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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 18, 2021


Curry siblings medal at Virginia Commonwealth Games

By Community Member | July 30, 2021 12:37 pm

New Kent siblings Lauren and Jayden Curry both earned two medals at the Virginia Commonwealth Track & Field Games held on July 24 at Liberty University. Lauren earned the gold medal in the Girls 13-14U high jump competition and earned a bronze in the girls’ 400-meter dash. Brother Jayden won the Boys 15-16U 1500-meter run and garnered a silver in the high jump competition.

Horse racing returns to Colonial Downs on July 19

By Community Member | July 13, 2021 10:06 pm

Thoroughbred horse racing will return to New Kent County at Colonial Downs beginning Monday, July 19. The Colonial Downs Group enters its third year of racing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Races will take place Monday-Wednesday, with $500,000 daily purses over a seven-week span that ends on Sept. 1. Post time will be at 1:45 p.m. each day. “We are so excited to have the best horses and horsemen from around the country and the best fans from the Richmond region and beyond returning for live racing in New Kent,” stated vice president of racing operations at Colonial Downs Jill…
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Charles City Valedictorian Williams selected as Class 1 State Female Athlete of the Year

By Chronicle Intern | July 13, 2021 9:57 pm

Written by Erica Larochelle Being a student-athlete and class valedictorian may seem impossible for many. But for Charles City High School recent graduate Alexis Williams, an additional accolade and a first in school history can be entitled to motivating factors and a drive to be successful. Williams was chosen as The Allstate Foundation and Virginia High School League Class 1 Female Athlete of the Year in the State of Virginia. She is the first in the school’s history as she was selected among 53 schools and nearly 1,000 eligible female athletes in all classifications. Only one male and female is…
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Signing to be on the diamond at Virginia State University

By Community Member | July 13, 2021 8:30 pm

VHSL and Virginia529 recognition

By Community Member | July 8, 2021 3:42 pm

Namesake visit

By Community Member | July 2, 2021 11:38 pm

Curry siblings qualify for National AAU Junior Olympics

By Community Member | June 28, 2021 2:45 pm

New Kent siblings Lauren and Jayden Curry have qualitied for the National AAU Junior Olympics meet to be held in Texas in late July. Lauren claimed wins in the 13U shot put (31’6’) and triple jump (27’7”) at the regional competition held at Varina High School from July 25-27. She also placed second in the high jump competition (4’8”) and the pentathlon with a total of 1,906 points. Brother Jayden finished third in the 15-16U boys’ high jump with a clearance of 5’2”.

Rustburg edges New Kent 1-0 to capture Group 3A softball state championship

By Robb Johnson | June 27, 2021 3:02 pm

Separated by two-and-a-half hours and a two-month time span, New Kent’s Lady Trojans faced off against the Rustburg Lady Red Devils for the second time in a state championship competition. In April, the Lady Red Devils played host in the Group 3A volleyball state championship and kept their undefeated record intact with a sweep of New Kent. Saturday afternoon’s softball matchup between the schools provided a classic affair between two of the top teams in the state. But in the end, it was visiting Rustburg Lady Red Devils capitalizing with their only run of the game as they edged the…
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Charles City teenager to participate in national rodeo competition

By Community Member | June 26, 2021 3:09 pm

Charly Slaughter, a teenager from Charles City, has been named to the Virginia’s High School Rodeo Association state team. Slaughter will participate in the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) on July 18-24 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She will be participating in pole bending, breakaway roping, team roping, and goat-tying.

New Kent shuts out Skyline to secure spot in state championship game

By Robb Johnson | June 24, 2021 8:28 am

Two years ago, Skyline High School’s Lady Hawks ended New Kent’s Lady Trojans softball season in the quarterfinals of the Group 3A State Tournament. In a June 23 rematch of the two teams, the hosting Lady Trojans coming out as winners in impressive fashion. New Kent dominated Skyline 7-0 to advance to the state finals game on June 26. The Lady Trojans will have a unique situation as they will play host the championship game against the visiting Rustburg Lady Red Devils. New Kent Head Coach Maria Bates had been preaching that fast starts would be the difference in winning…
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