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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 19, 2018


New Kent falls to Jamestown in boys’ tennis

By Community Member | April 11, 2018 1:18 pm

New Kent Boys’ tennis fell to Jamestown 8-1 in Tuesday afternoon competition. Singles: Albon Yowell (J) def. Tate Estis (NK) 6-0, 6-0; Ben Sheriff (J) def. Riley Baker (NK) 6-2, 6-0; Aaron Squire (J) def. Leighton Fessman (NK) 6-2, 6-2; Luke Phillips (J) def. Jackson Walker (NK) 6-1, 6-1; Garrett Bellin (J) def. Adam Gray (NK) 6-1, 1-6, 10-7; Jaden Dean (NK) def. Kianota Samuelson (J) 7-4, 6-4. Doubles: Yowell/Jordan Deberry (J) def. Estis/Baker (NK) 8-2; Daniel Kruger/Jeffery Shi (J) def. Fessman/Gray (NK) 8-1; Justin Lee/Adam Alldred (J) def. Dean/Nathan Albertson (NK) 8-0.

Allens perform well in California

By Community Member | April 9, 2018 8:47 pm
Above, Charles City native Tre Allen rides to a first-place finish in the 0-540 SB limited race at the Pro Sand Drag Association Nationals in Bakersfield, CA from Feb. 27-Mar. 4. His brother, Terrell Allen, also accompanied him on the trip, as the duo combined for wins in the 0-540+ and 0-900 limited classes.

Clements hat trick guides New Kent to win over West Point

By Robb Johnson | March 29, 2018 9:36 pm
New Kent's Grace Lysek uses a powerful kick to drive the ball down the field.Robb Johnson photo

A hat trick by Lady Trojan Taylor Clements provided more than enough offense as New Kent turned back the visiting West Point Lady Pointers 5-0 in the Mar. 29 contest. Clements helped the hosts to a hot start, scoring two early goals in the contest. Moments later, teammate Grace Lysek converted on a penalty kick to give the hosts a 3-0 lead heading into the intermission break. The second half continued to favor New Kent, as Lysek converted her second goal of the match early. A few minutes later, Clements scored her third goal, notching her third hat trick of…
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Rogers earns National academic honors

By Community Member | March 29, 2018 8:50 pm

Rachel Rogers, a Providence Forge resident and senior athlete at Sweet Briar College, was named to the NFHCA Division III National Academic squad. Rogers is a member of Sweet Briar’s field hockey team. She maintained a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 and competed in athletics at the Division III level to earn the academic recognition.

Poquoson slips by New Kent in boys’ tennis

By Community Member | March 29, 2018 9:28 am

New Kent’s boys’ tennis team dropped a close home contest to Poquoson on Mar. 28. Poquoson 5, New Kent 4 Singles: Nguyen (P) def. Walker (NK) 6-0, 6-0; Doggett (P) def. Estis (NK) 6-0, 6-1; Baker (NK) def. R. Flores (P) 6-2, 6-0; Gray (NK) def. Lombardi (P) 6-3, 6-4; B. Flores (P) def. Dean (NK) 6-4, 6-3; Fessman (NK) def. Grasser (P) 6-3, 6-4. Doubles: Nguyen/Doggett (P) def. Baker/Estis (NK) 8-0; Walker/Benfield (NK) def. Flores/Flores (P) 8-8 (10-5); Grasser/Lombardi (P) def. Fessman/Bellamy (NK) 8-6.

Darkness brings halt to Panther rally, Charles City drops contest to Huguenot

By Andre Jones | March 28, 2018 9:35 pm
A tag by Charles City's Raymond Fetter (15) is a tad bit late as Huguenot's Ian Mott slides safely into third base.Andre' Jones photo

By the time Charles City’s Panthers hitting became a threat to the visiting Huguenot Falcons, the sun had set on them; both figuratively and literally. Huguenot pushed 12 runs across home plate before Charles City could register a score as the Falcons defeated Charles City 13-7 in a Mar. 28 game that was called due to darkness at Harrison Park. Miscues plagued the Panthers from the onset in the game. Huguenot’s Ian Mott advanced to first on an error before later scoring on a fielder’s choice. Michael Roland walked onto base before swiping two additional ones and scoring to give…
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New Kent tennis eases way to win at Gloucester

By Community Member | March 27, 2018 1:23 pm

New Kent’s boys’ tennis team cruised to an 8-1 win at Gloucester Monday afternoon. Singles: Weigartz (G) over Walker (NK) 3-6, 7-5, (10-4); Estis (NK) over Cho (G) 6-0, 6-1; Baker (NK) over Hutzler (G) 4-6, 6-1, (10-4); Gray (NK) over Atwood (G) 6-1, 6-0; Dean (NK) over Reiser (G) 6-1, 6-0; Fessman (NK) over Kopp (G) 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Estis/Baker (NK) over Weigartz/Hutzler 8-0; Walker/Gray (NK) over Cho/Kopp (G) 8-1, Fessman/Bellamy (NK) over Atwood/Reiser (G) 8-6.

New Kent rallies in soccer classic, beats Colonial Heights 4-3

By Robb Johnson | March 27, 2018 1:07 pm
New Kent's Adam Caldwell (right) and Colonial Heights' Brenden Hise (left) battle it out for possession of the ball.Robb Johnson photo

In a game that consisted of two halves, New Kent’s boys’ soccer team fell behind 3-1 in the first half to the visiting Colonial Heights’ Colonials. But three second half goals by the hosts Trojans were enough to keep the team undefeated as they pulled off a 4-3 victory in Monday night’s contest. The first half was rough for New Kent as they were unable to adjust to the speed of the Colonials. Three minutes into the contest, Cheikh Diop raced down the field and converted an easy goal. Less than a minute later, New Kent was able to respond…
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Airborne attempt

By Robb Johnson | March 27, 2018 12:27 pm
New Kent’s Lexie Butler gets airborne on a return volley over the net against Northampton. Unfortunately, the Lady Trojans dropped the contest 5-4 to the visitors from the Eastern Shore on Monday afternoon.Robb Johnson photo

Powerhouse Mathews rocks Charles City in soccer opener

By Andre Jones | March 26, 2018 8:30 pm
Charles City's Niko Gilliam (right) attempts to dribble by Mathews' Jonny McCann.Andre' Jones photo

Entering year three, Charles City’s soccer program is looking to take the next step, transitioning from an exhibition squad to a competitive team. And while Monday afternoon’s contest against Tidewater District favorite Mathews’ Blue Devils didn’t result in a win, it didn’t deter the Panthers’ spirit either. Mathews’ Jonny McCann accounted for a hat trick, while five other players found the back of the net as the Blue Devils eased into a 9-0 win in the season opener for the Panthers. For the first 15 minutes of the contest, Charles City played on even footing with the visitors. A goal…
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