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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 15, 2018

Sports

New Kent grapplers sweep Trojan Duals

By Robb Johnson | December 6, 2018 10:25 pm
New Kent’s Wade Grubbs tangles with a Douglas Freeman grappler in the heavyweight division of the Trojan Duals.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent High School’s wrestling team posted a perfect 5-0 record at its Trojan Duals held on Dec. 1 inside the gymnasium. New Kent cruised to victories over Denbigh, Douglas Freeman, Gloucester, Lee-Davis, and Dinwiddie at the event. Lee-Davis provided the most competition for the Trojans, but still suffered a 34-point defeat. New Kent 77, Denbigh 6 106- Colgin (NK) forfeit; 113- Holloway (NK) pin Tesfagergish 1:38; 120- Goode (NK) pin Yagobi :42, 126- Baker (NK) pin Hughes :41; 132- Vafiadas (NK) technical fall Dawes 15-0; 138- Ragland (NK) pin Jackson :42; 145- Fly (NK) pin Boykin :46; 152- Jones…
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Trojans fight off Poquoson for second consecutive victory

By Robb Johnson | December 6, 2018 8:54 am
New Kent’s Mitch Morris (center) splits the double-team defense of Poquoson’s Wyatt Freeman (left) and Hunter Browning (right). Robb Johnson photo

After a 44-point beatdown in its home opener against Tabb, New Kent’s Trojans called a team meeting that has resulted in a road victory. Now returning home to their confines, it was the visiting Islanders from Poquoson who faces a more inspired Trojans team. New Kent used a combination of a strong offensive attack and an aggressive defense to topple Poquoson 70-55 in the Dec. 5 Bay Rivers clash. The three-point arc became the home to both teams in the opening quarter, as they combined for seven trifectas, with the Islanders Parker Topping’s long-distance connection giving the guests a 13-12…
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Second chance opportunities antagonize Charles City’s bid for win

By Andre Jones | December 5, 2018 10:20 pm
Charles City's Kameron Johnson (left) uses a behind-the-back dribble to get around Colonial Beach's Mason Delane.Andre' Jones photo

Charles City’s Panthers didn’t have a problem stopping the visiting Colonial Beach Drifters on their initial shot attempt in the Dec. 5 non-district basketball contest. The problem for the Panthers was allowing for multiple opportunities at the basket. Colonial Beach dominated the offensive glass, leading to easy baskets en route to a 70-48 thrashing of Charles City in the Panthers’ home opener. Charles City’s only lead of the night came in the early stages of the contest with Tanner Grubbs’ conventional three-point play to put the hosts up 5-2. But the Drifters methodical offense and second chances orchestrated an 8-0…
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Strong second quarter lifts Washington & Lee over Lady Panthers in home opener

By Andre Jones | November 30, 2018 9:44 pm
Charles City's Trine Witkopf (left) battles Washington & Lee's Courtney Garland for a rebound.Andre' Jones photo

After a winless 2017-2018 campaign, Charles City’s Lady Panthers basketball team looked to open the home slate with a win. But the hosts will have to wait another day to find the win column as a big second quarter run by the visiting Washington & Lee Lady Eagles put the game out of reach. Lady Eagle Makaila Veney scored 16 points as the visitors outscored Charles City 22-9 in the second frame en route to a 54-34 victory during Friday night’s basketball contest. Utilizing their size, the Lady Eagles went inside to the 6’0” Veney who pumped in a basket…
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Hellebrant’s hot hand lifts Lady Trojans to win in home opener

By Robb Johnson | November 30, 2018 9:57 am
New Kent's Bailee Hellebrant (left) releases a floater over the outstretched hands of Bruton's Alex Warren (10).Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Lady Trojans home opener faired a lot better than their first contest, thanks to a breakout performance from Bailee Hellebrant. Hellebrant scored 19 points including a barrage of three-pointers to guide the Lady Trojans to a 44-28 triumph over the visiting Bruton Lady Panthers during the Nov. 29 clash. Early on in the contest, Lady Trojan head coach Neko Burson tried to figure out a defense to slow down Bruton’s Jade Robinson, who scored 23 points in the previous contest. A tactic of a box-and-one failed to yield any positive results, but a switch to a 1-3-1 defense…
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Tabb too tough for Trojans in basketball season opener

By Robb Johnson | November 29, 2018 12:44 am
New Kent's Jalen Banks (center) takes contact from Tabb's Joby Jansen (12) and Stylez Gerdner (14) early on in the first quarter.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Trojans opened its basketball season on Nov. 28 against Bay Rivers District foe Tabb Tigers looking to have a more successful season than last year’s 4-20 campaign. Unfortunately, key mistakes along with a lack of offensive continuity proved too much for the hosting Trojans to overcome. Tabb roared into New Kent’s gym and claimed their territory in a 78-34 shellacking to open the 2018-19 campaign. New Kent senior guard Robb Kinder vaulted the Trojans into an early lead with a personal 5-0 run before the Tigers answered with a 7-2 scoring spree. With the game tied at seven…
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2018-2019 Winter Sports Schedules

By Community Member | November 18, 2018 5:57 pm

Home games in BOLD print; schedules subject to change. Charles City Girls’ Varsity Basketball (Game time is 6 p.m. unless noted) Nov. 26- Southampton Nov. 28- Rappahannock Nov. 30- Washington & Lee Dec. 7- Mathews Dec. 8- New Kent Dec. 11- King & Queen Dec. 17- Southampton Jan. 4- Middlesex Jan. 7- Rappahannock Jan. 8- King William Jan. 11- West Point Jan. 15- Mathews Jan. 17- King & Queen Jan. 23- New Kent Jan. 25- Northampton (5:30 p.m.) Jan. 29- Middlesex (Senior Night) Feb. 1- King William Feb. 5- West Point Charles City Boys’ Varsity Basketball (Game time is 7…
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Allens continue sand drag success

By Community Member | November 15, 2018 11:25 pm
Charles City natives Tre Allen and Terrell Allen (pictured) earned first place finishes at the Bluegrass Nationals pro sand drag. Terrell placed first in the 0-1325 triple cylinder limited CVT class while Tre took firs tin the 0-525 limited class.

Trojans’ effort valiant, but Phoebus ends New Kent’s playoff run

By Robb Johnson | November 11, 2018 4:06 pm
New Kent’s Dean Powell (88) wraps up Phoebus’ Anthony Turner (7) as teammate Jamar Christian closes in to seal the tackle on the 1,000-yard running back.Robb Johnson photo

Making its first appearance since 2003, New Kent traveled Interstate 64 eastbound to take on the Phoebus Phantoms, the Hampton team that has won seven state titles. In a match that heavily favored the hosting Phantoms at Darling Stadium, the Trojans provided a tough contest Saturday afternoon. But that effort by the visitors couldn’t overcome a much more experienced playoff team as Phoebus ended New Kent’s season 28-16 in the opening round of the Group 3A Region A playoffs. With the Phantoms unfamiliar with New Kent’s style of play, the Trojans struck on the opening drive. Evan Branch scooted 34…
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Two undefeated NKMS champions

By Community Member | November 6, 2018 10:20 am
Undefeated champions times two

New Kent Middle School’s volleyball team (above) and football team (below) completed undefeated seasons on their way to winning the Bay Rivers District middle school championships. The volleyball team finished 10-0 and defeated Grafton Middle School to win its first title ever, while the football team posted a 28-22 overtime win over Yorktown Middle School to win its second championship trophy.
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