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New Kent beats Tabb for third time, advances to regional quarterfinals

By Robb Johnson | February 23, 2020 12:57 pm
New Kent's Madison Foley (00) locks down on defense against Tabb's Shannon Myatt (5).Robb Johnson photo

There’s an old adage that says it’s tough to be the same team three times in a season. For the New Kent Lady Trojans, they suspended that saying for at least one season. Despite a sluggish start, the hosting Lady Trojans upended Bay Rivers District rival in the Tabb Lady Tigers 53-39 in the first round of the Group 3A Region A playoffs Saturday afternoon. With the game delayed a day due to inclement weather, the Lady Trojans found the early start rough on them. Tabb jumped out 5-2 before New Kent head coach Neko Burson called a timeout. The…
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New Kent Lady Trojans win 3A Region A indoor championship

By Community Member | February 22, 2020 10:27 pm

Powered by a sweep in the jumping events from senior Raven Harris, New Kent’s Lady Trojans indoor track and field team emerged as winners of the Group 3A Region A championship held Saturday at the Boo Williams Complex in Hampton. New Kent accumulated 122.5 points to win the meet. Bay Rivers District rivals Tabb (104.5) and York (80) finished in second and third, respectively. Harris won the girls’ triple jump (36’0¼”), girls’ high jump (4’10”), and girls’ long jump (16’7”). She also accompanied Melissa Spangler, Queen Frazier, and Norah Murray on the 4×200 meter relay team, finishing sixth in the…
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New Kent High School’s wrestling team repeats as Group 3A state champions

By Andre Jones | February 22, 2020 9:07 pm
New Kent High School's wrestling team celebrate after successfully earning their second consecutive state championship.

For the second consecutive year, New Kent High School’s wrestling team will bring home a state title. The Trojans outpointed state rival Christianburg 235.5-216.5 to earn the back-to-back recognition in the Group 3A State Championships held last Friday and Saturday at the Salem Civic Center. Matthew Eberly started the run of champions for the Trojans at the 106-pound division by earning a pinfall victory over Skyline’s Hunter Salmon in a mere 29 seconds. Patrick Jordon became a state champion at the 138-pound class with a 7-6 decision win over Abingdon’s Jack Newton. Travis Ragland took home the 145-pound title with…
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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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