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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 23, 2018

Sports

New Kent earns measure of revenge by sweeping Tabb

By Robb Johnson | September 28, 2018 12:56 pm
New Kent's Raven Harris (left) delivers a devastating spike against the block attempt of Tabb's Janae Sayler.Robb Johnson photo

After falling in five sets during the season opening contest at Tabb, New Kent’s Lady Trojans faced a team riddled with confidence after avenging a season series sweep from last year’s contest. However, the hosting Lady Trojans sent a message in Thursday night’s rematch. New Kent exacted sweet revenge by sweeping the Tabb Lady Tigers 25-22, 25-23, 25-14 in straight sets. The first set seemed to be going smoothly for the Lady Trojans after facing some early adversity. After New Kent built a 16-10 advantage, Tabb rallied back thanks to back-to-back aces from Ally Clark. However, the hosts bounced back…
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Kinder leads New Kent to fourth straight 3A Regional golf championship

By Community Member | September 27, 2018 8:29 pm

Led by Rob Kinder, New Kent’s golf team coasted to its fourth straight 3A Regional Golf Championships on Sept. 25 at Dogwood Trace Golf Course in Petersburg. Kinder outclassed all of his competitors, emerging as the only golfer to shoot under par by notching a 67 (par 72). He finished seven strokes better than runner-up Jackson Mosely of Park View-South Hill. As a team, the Trojans shot 312, finishing 24 strokes ahead of runner-up Park View. Charles Miles’ 81 placed him seventh overall, while teammates Jack Richards and Shawn Coons both shot 82, respectively finishing ninth and tenth. Kyle Peck…
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Upset-minded Lady Trojans fall short in attempt to topple Warhill

By Robb Johnson | September 26, 2018 8:06 am
New Kent's Torii Pickett serves up a rally during the fourth set against Warhill.Robb Johnson photo

In sports, the word upset can often be overused to describe an underdog defeating a heavily favorite team. New Kent’s volleyball team had a chance after Warhill standout Hailey Hopkins went down with an injury. But the pedigree of the visiting Lady Lions proved too much for the hosting Lady Trojans, defeating New Kent 25-23, 17-25, 21-25, and 15-25 in Tuesday night action. Early in the first set, Hopkins suffered a setback that opened an opportunity for New Kent to jump on top early. Back-and-forth rallies continued with both teams before the hosts took advantage of Warhill’s inability to rotate…
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Lady Trojans can’t beat elements, Grafton in field hockey clash

By Robb Johnson | September 25, 2018 4:42 pm
New Kent's Haylie Bayens (14) and Bella Focht (6) fight through the rain to prevent Grafton's Allison Teubert from gaining possession of the ball.Robb Johnson photo

Rain during Monday’s night field hockey contest between Grafton’s Lady Clippers and New Kent’s Lady Trojans provided challenges on a wet field for both teams. But similar to their mascot, it was the Lady Clippers who sailed to the win. Two goals in the second half was enough for Grafton to escape with a 2-0 win over New Kent in the Bay Rivers’ match-up. In the first half, both teams struggled to attempt shots on goals thanks to wind and rain. Both teams played possession strategies to notch a 0-0 game at halftime intermission. But in the second half, Grafton…
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New Kent’s offense smothered by Poquoson, falls 27-0 to Islanders

By Robb Johnson | September 22, 2018 3:43 pm
New Kent's Evan Branch (1) looks to turn the corner while being pursued by Poquoson's Donovan Edwards (5) and Noah Hunter (12).Robb Johnson photo

New Kent entered the 2018-19 season with high expectations with returning players and a new coach with winning experience. But injuries combined with inconsistent play on the field along with play-calling, the Trojans felt the wrath of a superior team Friday night. Poquoson’s Islanders dominated New Kent 27-0, sending the Trojans to their second straight loss at home and silencing the hosts’ run game. New Kent’s best drive of the night came on the opening series. The hosts marched down to the Islanders’ 44-yard line before facing a fourth and one. The play turned ugly with a bad snap, leading…
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New Kent orchestrates straight set sweep of Smithfield

By Robb Johnson | September 19, 2018 8:38 am
New Kent's Jolie Kamm prepares to bump the ball to set-up a teammate.Robb Johnson photo

For a youthful squad like New Kent Lady Trojans’ volleyball team, the best way to get back on track is building confidence. That is what happened during Tuesday night’s encounter against a winless Smithfield Lady Packers. New Kent swept Smithfield 25-13, 25-16, and 25-13 to raise their record to 5-6 on the season. The Lady Trojans came out sluggish in the first set, going down 0-4. But the momentum began to swing in favor for the host, using a combination on digs and power at the net to take advantage of Smithfield. In total, New Kent registered 22 kills along…
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Tabb takes advantage of penalty strokes, shuts out New Kent 6-0

By Robb Johnson | September 11, 2018 12:08 pm
New Kent Lady Trojan Chrsitana Barder tries to get offense going by hitting the ball down the field.Robb Johnson photo

Tabb’s Lady Tigers stormed their way into the Ed Allen memorial complex Monday night, cruising to a 6-0 win over New Kent’s Lady Trojans in field hockey action. The visitors forced 20 penalty corners compared to zero for New Kent. Tabb’s Gracie Roberts took advantage of two of those penalty corners, punching in scores at the 24:53 and 17:20 marks of the first half. Lady Tiger teammate Abby Heckler used another penalty corner to up the advantage to 3-0 at the break. Tabb continued the offensive output, adding three goals in the second half and having the contest come to…
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All-tournament volleyball team

By Community Member | September 10, 2018 11:22 am
New Kent varsity volleyball players Lindsey Johnson (left) and Lexie Butler (right) were named to the all tournament team of Virginia Volleyball Showcase’s white division held Sept. 8 at Richmond Volleyball Club. Butler made the team as a middle blocker while Johnson earned her honor as a junior opposite.

Trojans collapse in fourth quarter, Tabb completes epic 20-18 comeback

By Robb Johnson | September 8, 2018 9:10 pm
New Kent's Dean Powell (88) gets around the edge to pull down Tabb running back Joel Martin (1).Robb Johnson photo

Even with the unfortunate loss of senior athlete C.J. Reeders due to injury, New Kent’s Trojans held an 18-0 lead with 11:30 remaining in Friday night’s contest against the visiting Tabb Tigers. But Reeders’ presence was missed in the defensive secondary. Tabb orchestrated a miraculous comeback, scoring 20 points in the remainder of the game to pull off a 20-18 upset of New Kent in the home opening gridiron contest. After a 90-minute lightning delay, the homestanding Trojans didn’t let it faze their offense. New Kent quarterback Brody Smith connected with running back Evan Branch on a 24-yard pass play….
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Jamestown powers to sweep over Lady Trojans

By Robb Johnson | September 6, 2018 11:38 pm
New Kent's Lindsey Johnson (17) looks for room to convert a score against Jamestown's Sarah Jones (1) and Hadley Koenig (5).Robb Johnson photo

Even when some things change, the results can end up being the same. That’s what happened Thursday night as Jamestown’s Lady Eagles swept the homestanding New Kent Lady Trojans 14-25, 12-25, 10-25 in the Bay Rivers District clash. Despite not being the normal powerhouse as they usually are, Jamestown had an apparent difference. The visitors forced the Lady Trojans to rebound off hard strikes that they could not handle. Coupled with nine service errors and inability to get the ball over the net with any power, the mismatch became evident as the Lady Eagles easily claimed the first two sets….
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