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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 28, 2020

Sports

One final at-bat

By Community Member | July 6, 2020 8:16 pm

Baseball at Mary Baldwin University

By Community Member | June 23, 2020 10:13 am

McCauley elevated to head coach for New Kent High School’s football team

By Andre Jones | April 20, 2020 8:33 pm

A familiar face will lead New Kent High School’s football team on the gridiron next year. John McCauley, who was the previous head junior varsity coach for New Kent High School, has been elevated to the head coaching position at the varsity level on Monday afternoon. McCauley has 15 years of experience of coaching the sport at both the middle and high school level. The last five years, he has been in charge of the junior varsity program, a program that went 7-2 last year. “This year will probably be our biggest senior class along with a lot of young…
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Second team all-state hooper

By Community Member | March 31, 2020 5:26 pm

Harris places in horizontal jumps at Group 3A indoor state track meet

By Community Member | March 3, 2020 11:26 pm

New Kent’s Lady Trojans accumulated nine points, good enough to finish in 18th place at the Group 3A State Indoor Track and Field Championships held Mar. 2-3 at Liberty University. Senior Raven Harris was able to place in the top eight in each of the horizontal jumping events. She leaped to a season best 16’10½” in the girls’ long jump to finish in fourth place. She followed that performance with a leap of 34’9¼” in the girls’ triple jump to earn sixth place. Teammate Julia Hathaway also scored in the girls’ triple jump with a leap of 34’4½”, finishing in…
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All-Region First Team in basketball

By Andre Jones | March 2, 2020 8:08 pm

Charles City’s Williams places fourth in triple jump at Group 1A/2A state meet

By Community Member | February 29, 2020 6:19 pm

Charles City’s Alexis Williams leaped to a fourth-place finish in the girls’ triple jump event at the Group 1A/2A State Indoor Track and Field Championships on Feb. 28-29 at Roanoke College. Williams jumped 34’7” in the event, finishing a mere inch out of the top three finish. She also competed in the girls’ long jump competition, finishing 14th in that event. Teammate Skye Bradby finished 12th in the girls’ 55-meter hurdles with a personal best of 10.56. The Lady Panthers accumulated a total of five points, good for a 25th place at the state meet.

New Kent High swimmers score at Group 3A state championships

By Community Member | February 29, 2020 5:58 pm

New Kent High School’s boys’ swim team accumulated seven points, finishing 28th in the Group 3A State Swimming and Diving championships held Feb. 21 at SwimRVA in Richmond. The quartet of Ian Durkee, Logan Adkins, Kevin Kurek, and Blake Newton finished in 14th place in the 200-meter medley relay with a time of 1:50.83. Gavin Wetherington qualified for the finals in the boys’ 100-meter backstroke, finishing in 16th place with a time of 58.93.

Strong fourth quarter by Lady Bookers enough to eliminate New Kent from playoffs

By Robb Johnson | February 27, 2020 8:35 pm

New Kent’s Lady Trojans performance on the basketball court this year has proved to be leaps and bounds then its program more than four years ago. The hosts had an opportunity to advance to the regional semifinals at the Norfolk Scope. But a team from Norfolk wanted to have that home court advantage more than New Kent wanted to travel. Booker T. Washington’s Mighty Lady Bookers pulled away in the fourth quarter as they eliminated New Kent’s Lady Trojans 58-44 in the Feb. 26 Group 3A Region A quarterfinals. For most of the contest, both teams played evenly. And despite…
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Northampton exacts revenge, bounces Charles City out of playoffs

By Robb Johnson | February 25, 2020 11:39 am

In the regular season, Charles City’s Kameron Johnson hit the game winning lay-up as time expired against the Northampton Yellow Jackets to upend the team from the Eastern Shore. On Monday night, the visitors made sure to keep the high-scoring guard in check. Utilizing a box-and-one and trapping Johnson at every occasion, Northampton overcame a halftime deficit to defeat the Charles City Panthers 73-61 in the 1A Region A quarterfinal contest, ending the home team’s season. After a sluggish start by both teams, Charles City’s Kobie Trull emerged from the bench to start the Panthers first run. Two wing trifectas…
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