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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 18, 2019


UGP tournament champions

By Community Member | June 6, 2019 12:28 am
New Kent’s Giants sixth grade travel basketball team won the UGP Summer Heat basketball tournament held June 1-2 in Richmond. Pictured are Tyler Warren, Jordan Carr, Will Ross, Kyle Diggs, Ryan Bacelar, Brooks Parker, J.J. Carnohan, Ty Staub, Kameron Burnett, Ethan Smith, Coach Garrett Ross, and Coach Christy Williams.

Heartbreak as Lady Trojans season ends in extra innings loss to Skyline

By Robb Johnson | June 6, 2019 12:08 am
New Kent's Bri Glenn slides into third base safely to position herself in scoring position.Robb Johnson photo

Sometimes the toughest lessons are learned through defeat. For the New Kent Lady Trojans, it came earlier than expected during the June 4 state quarterfinal contest against the visiting Lady Hawks of Skyline High School. The visitors pushed two runs across the plate during the top frame of extra innings as Skyline escaped with a 4-2 victory over the homestanding Lady Trojans, ending their season. Skyline was able to come out to do something that most teams have failed to force New Kent to do throughout the year, which was commit mental mistakes. In the bottom of the first inning…
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Curry siblings medal at local track meet

By Community Member | June 4, 2019 3:44 pm

Two New Kent siblings excelled at the Virginia Beach Flames Invitational Track and Field meet held June 1 at New Kent High School. Jayden Curry emerged as a double-event winner at the competition, winning the high jump with a clearance of 4’8” and the 1500-meter run in a time of 5:15 in 13-14 boys’ age group. His sister, Lauren Curry, ran a time of 6:07 in the 1500-meter run to finish third in the 11-12 year old girls’ division at the meet.

Vaden places in jumps at Group 1A state track and field meet

By Community Member | June 3, 2019 3:53 pm
Charles City's Skye Bradby (left) takes off in the girls' 4x400 meter relay after receiving the baton from teammate Luisa Machado Saldanha (right).Photo courtesy of

Charles City’s Cameron Vaden placed on both the boys’ long and triple jump during Group 1A State Track and Field competition held on June 1 at East Rockingham High School. Vaden leaped a career best 20’1¾” in the long jump at the meet, finishing in seventh place. He followed that performance up by placing sixth in the boys’ triple jump with a mark of 39’5¾.” Vaden accounted for all five points for the boys’ team, as they finished in 31st. For the Lady Panthers, Skye Bradby ran a time of 53.32, good enough to finish sixth in the girls’ 300-meter…
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Reeders, Harris both win triple jump at Group 3A state championships

By Community Member | June 3, 2019 3:34 pm
New Kent's Jacqueline Clardy-Josephs (8) keeps a strong page as part of the girls' 3200-meter run.Picture courtesy of

New Kent’s C.J. Reeders and Raven Harris emerged as state champions in their respective triple jump events at the Group 3A State Track and Field Championships held May 31-June 1 in Lynchburg. Reeders easily distanced himself to win his event, leaping 48’0” to become a back-to-back state champion in the event. Harris showed off her skills by jumping 38’0” to earn her title. Both athletes also broke school records along the way in the event. New Kent’s boys scored 26 points, finishing in 11th place at the meet. The Lady Trojans accumulated 24.5 points to finish in 10th place in…
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Hole-in-one at Brickshire

By Community Member | June 3, 2019 7:47 am
Joe Greenawalt carded a hole-in-one at the Brickshire Golf Course in New Kent on May 31 during the Capitol Lodge Fraternal Order of Police #79 First Annual Golf Classic. He achieved his accomplishment on the 13th hole.

New Kent High 2019 Spring signings

By Robb Johnson | May 31, 2019 7:37 am
A multitude of New Kent athletes made their official decisions for collegiate competition during a May 30 signing day at New Kent High School. Above, track athlete and defending Group 3A State Triple Jump champion C.J. Reeders will continue his career at Christopher Newport University.Robb Johnson photos

Bass fishing scholarship

By Community Member | May 31, 2019 7:12 am
Bryce Henley, a New Kent resident, recently received a scholarship from Brewton-Parker College. Henley will be a member of the bass fishing team at the college.

New Kent blanks Park View-South Hill to win Group 3A Region A softball championship

By Robb Johnson | May 30, 2019 9:26 am
New Kent's Lady Trojans pose with the regional trophy after defeating Park View-South Hill's Lady Dragons on May 29.Robb Johnson photos

For years, New Kent’s Lady Trojans have been stifled by Park View of South Hill’s Lady Dragons whenever they collided in postseason play. But with a little bit of detective work and a defense that refused yield any runs, the hosts solved the enigma during the May 29 affair. New Kent defeated Park View 8-0 to claim the Group 3A Region A Championship. The win results in the Lady Trojans hosting a state tournament quarterfinal game. Similar to previous encounters, Park View looked to jump out early against the hosts by placing runners on base through contact and playing simplified…
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Tabb dominates from start to finish; ends New Kent’s boys’ soccer season

By Robb Johnson | May 25, 2019 10:41 am
New Kent’s Adam Caldwell (6) races to beat Tabb’s Karter Jones to the ball during a key possession of the game.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s boys’ soccer team made strides in 2019, improving along the way and beating tougher competition, such as Tabb’s Tigers earlier in the season. But on a muggy Friday evening, the visiting Tigers got the victory where they needed it the most; in the playoffs. A ferocious attack from start to finish by the visitors factored into Tabb’s 3-1 victory over the hosting Trojans, thus ending the season for New Kent. Less than two minutes into the game, Tabb changed the scoreboard as Eddie Fiocca’s high kick beat New Kent goalie Logan Deters to give the visitors a very…
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