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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 26, 2020


New Kent High School 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame class

By Robb Johnson | January 18, 2020 10:50 am
Family representatives and inductees await patiently as New Kent High School’s Athletics Department held their second annual Hall of Fame ceremony Friday night. Ten inductees are part of the 2020 class that has brought in more than a dozen state championships and several recognitions. Inductees of this year’s class are (inductee or representor, l to r) Frank Christian, Danny Patterson, George Jones, Brandey Lemons-Blunt, Kerri Cobb Harrison, Kiamesha Otey, Charles Davis, Cynthia Burnett, Mia Pollard, and Jamion Christian. More pictures of the ceremony can be viewed in our photo gallery online at Johnson photo

Sluggish performance by Trojans detrimental in loss to Bruton

By Robb Johnson | January 18, 2020 10:16 am
New Kent’s Calvin York (left) uses a quick step to get by Bruton’s Jayden Stokes on a drive to the basket.Robb Johnson photo

The struggles for New Kent’s Trojans continued Friday night, as the inability to keep the visiting Bruton Panthers off the line haunted the hosts. Taking 20 attempts from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter alone, Bruton grinded out a 67-59 victory over New Kent in Friday night’s Bay Rivers District game. After the teams played relatively close in the first quarter, Bruton stretched the lead out to eight (28-20), forcing Trojan head coach Garrett Ross to call a timeout. After New Kent’s Jalen Bank drained a three-pointer out of the break, New Kent orchestrated a run with Kevin Harris’…
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Charles City remains unbeaten at home, takes down region favorite Mathews

By Robb Johnson | January 15, 2020 11:04 pm
Charles City freshman Tayvion Harris (32) uncorks a long-distance shot over the outstretched arm of Mathews' Miles Maggioncalda.Robb Johnson photo

Wednesday evening’s contest for Charles City’s Panthers was probably the most anticipated matchup for the hosts. A visiting Mathews Blue Devils team that has dominated both the Tidewater District and Region A entered into the Panthers’ gym, looking to complete a season sweep. However, a more defensive minded Panther team in the first quarter flipped a script. Behind a hot shooting first quarter and stern defense, Charles City’s Panthers raced out to a 22-8 lead and held on to defeat Mathews 69-62, keeping their season undefeated on its home court. Early on, Panther sharpshooter De’Rome Chretien found the bottom of…
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Smithfield pulls away late in fourth quarter to defeat Lady Trojans

By Robb Johnson | January 15, 2020 9:38 am
New Kent's Alayna Loveland (right) and Smithfield's Rebekah Christian (left) play a game of tug-of-war with the basketball.Robb Johnson photo

When New Kent’s Lady Trojans are clicking on both sides of the ball, they can be a fun and dangerous team to watch. But when they struggle, it can be the antithesis of them being a contender and a pretender. Such was the case Tuesday night. Smithfield’s Lady Packers used a physical style, grind-it-out game to defeat New Kent 36-29 in the Bay Rivers District affair. In the first quarter, Lady Trojan Katelyn Norman’s lay-up gave the hosts their first lead of the night. But Smithfield’s Aja Walker sank a jumper at the buzzer that quickly returned the advantage to…
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Another year, another Bay Rivers District title

By Community Member | January 14, 2020 11:34 pm
New Kent High School’s wrestling team continued their Bay Rivers District dominance, capturing their seventh consecutive district title and their 11th out of the last 12 years. The Trojans will host the 3A Region A tournament on Feb. 14-15.

New Kent fights off Charles City runs, split season series with 71-66 win

By Robb Johnson | January 12, 2020 9:35 pm
New Kent’s Kevin Harris (right) releases a hook shot over Charles City’s Leo Charity early in the second period.Robb Johnson photo

In the first encounter of rivals Charles City and New Kent, the Panthers dominated the visiting Trojans to snap a 16-game losing streak. But with the turn of the calendar to the year 2020, it was New Kent’s turn to start a new streak against the Panthers. A back-and-forth contest that came down to the wire resulted in the hosting Trojans emerging as winners over Charles City 71-66 in Saturday night’s contest. Utilizing the long ball, New Kent was the aggressor in the first quarter. Jalen Banks and Jared McCaughan both dropped in a pair of three-pointers as New Kent…
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Jamestown finishes with flurry in first half, demolishes New Kent in Bay Rivers game

By Robb Johnson | January 11, 2020 10:54 pm
New Kent's Tyler Adkins (right) receives a pick from teammate Jesse Cousins (4) as he looks to roll to the basket.Robb Johnson photo

Each night in the Bay Rivers District can be either a round-for-round battle or a one-sided affair on the court. For the New Kent Trojans, they were the ones left laying on the mat Friday night. Jamestown’s Eagles delivered a devastating blow with a first quarter momentum swing that resulted in a 70-40 drubbing of the homestanding Trojans. New Kent jumped out to an early 9-2 run to kick off the contest. New Kent’s Jason Hall drew the assignment of guarding 6’8” Jamestown big man Judah Egbo. Hall used his athleticism to keep the center in check, but foul trouble…
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New Kent wrestlers win Bay Rivers home quad contest

By Robb Johnson | January 9, 2020 10:51 pm
New Kent's Raymond Goode (left) upends a Bruton defender en route to a victory.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s wrestling Trojans continued their dominance on the mat as they won a Jan. 8 home quad match against Bay Rivers opponents. New Kent pitched a shutout over Bruton (80-0). They went on and defeated Grafton 66-16, and topped Jamestown 57-18.

Second quarter trifectas, fourth quarter run pushes New Kent to victory over Tabb

By Robb Johnson | January 7, 2020 11:33 pm
Lady Trojan Hannah Drewer (24) searches for a passing lane against Tabb's Lena Shandor (22).Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Lady Trojans have relied on their defense for most of the year to find the win column. Such was the case Tuesday night against a visiting Lady Tigers team from Tabb hungry for their first win. The hosting Lady Trojans orchestrated a key 12-4 run in the fourth quarter as they emerged victorious over Tabb 50-35 in the Bay Rivers District affair. The Lady Tigers gained the upper hand in the first quarter thanks to wing player Faith Hancock. Her two trifectas were enough to give the visitors an 8-7 lead after the opening frame. But the second…
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Lady Panthers stifle Windsor to open 2020 with win

By Robb Johnson | January 7, 2020 5:46 am
Charles City's Janiya Washington (right) races Windsor's Grayson Scott (left) to gain possession of the ball.Robb Johnson photo

When it comes to starting off the New Year right, Charles City’s Lady Panthers hoped 2020 would be an improvement compared to the way the team finished 2019. Monday night’s game against the visiting Windsor Lady Dukes proved to be a good launching point. Despite not playing a perfect game, Charles City put together a dominating game in toppling Windsor 56-15 to kickoff the new decade on a high note. The first frame saw the visitors outmatched by Charles City. Windsor had no answer for Lady Panther Alexis Williams, who scored eight points and assisted on another basket to propel…
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