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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 26, 2021

Sports

Curry siblings earn wins at Virginia Beach Invitational

By Community Member | January 2, 2021 6:34 pm

New Kent siblings Lauren and Jayden Curry combined to win three medals at the Virginia Beach AAU Indoor Track and Field Invitational on Dec. 29. Lauren placed first in the girls’ shot put competition for ages 11-12. Jayden earned a first place finish in the boys 1500-meter run and in third in the 800-meter run in the 13-14 year old age bracket.

Defending co-state champion Mathews crushes Charles City in district opener

By Robb Johnson | December 24, 2020 6:12 pm

Charles City’s Panthers were one of the very few teams who handed a defeat to the Group 1A Co-State defending champions Mathews’ Blue Devils. On Dec. 23, there was a firm display on the court on why the visiting Blue Devils are defending state champions. Behind three double-digit scorers, Mathews easily triumphed over Charles City 72-43 in the Tidewater District contest opener for both teams. The host Panthers took their only lead of the night in the earlier onset of the contest, as Kobie Trull’s wing trifecta found the bottom of the net. But from there, Mathews methodically started to…
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Charles City builds early double-digit lead on New Kent, withstands rally for 74-63 win

By Robb Johnson | December 22, 2020 11:00 am

Rivalry games usually are filled with packed houses, loud fans, and great competition. While the first two were missing from Charles City and New Kent’s Monday night contest, the latter wasn’t. The visiting Panthers built a double-digit lead by the end of the third quarter and withstood a late rally by the hosting Trojans en route to a 74-63 victory during Monday night’s opening season contest. Early on, Charles City threatened to put the game early thanks to a barrage of three-pointers. Two by seniors Kobie Trull and Kameron Johnson, followed by one from Tayvion Harris had the visitors on…
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Lady Trojans kick off high school’s return to sports, defeats Mathews 41-33

By Robb Johnson | December 22, 2020 10:16 am

The last sound that anybody heard in the high school sporting world was the dribble of a basketball at a state championship game. For nine months the question was when will high school sports return to Virginia and how would they return? Monday night provided an answer. New Kent’s Lady Trojans became one of the first teams to take the floor to kick off the modified high school sports calendar. And they were one of the first to leave with a win after defeating the visiting Mathews Lady Blue Devils 41-33. New Kent wasted little time taking control of the…
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Curry siblings garner four medals at indoor track and field invitational

By Community Member | December 7, 2020 2:55 pm

New Kent siblings Lauren and Jayden Curry earned a total of four medals at the Virginia Beach AAU Indoor Track and Field Invitational held Dec. 4-5 at the Virginia Beach Sports Complex. Lauren earned a first place finish in the shot put competition for the 11-12 age group for girls, and posted a second place finish in the high jump event. Jayden earned a second place finish in the boys high jump for the 13-14 year old age division and placed third in the two-mile run.

Donation to New Kent Youth Association

By Community Member | December 1, 2020 12:52 am

Charles City sports to have no fans to begin Winter season

By Robb Johnson | November 24, 2020 11:42 pm

In efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and still provide opportunities for student-athletes to participate in activities and athletics at Charles City County High School for the FY2020-21 school year, Winter sports will not have any fans in attendance to begin the season. “With Governor Northam’s recent order that limits 25 spectators at sporting events, Charles City High School’s Athletic Department has recommended to administration that there be no fans in personal attendance to begin the Winter sports season,” commented Charles City High School Athletic Director Andre’ Jones. “While we understand the disappointment this causes and how the atmosphere…
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Curry siblings earn trip to AAU national cross-country competition

By Community Member | November 8, 2020 9:08 pm

A pair of New Kent siblings will participate in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) National Cross-Country Championship Meet in Tallahassee, Florida. Jayden and Lauren Curry both qualified for the meet after placing at the state meet held in Portsmouth. Jayden won the boys’ 14U age division by accumulating a time of 17:24. Sister Lauren earned a third-place finish in the girls’ 12U age group with a time of 13:46. This is the third consecutive year that both siblings will participate in the national meet.

Athletic directors working with guidelines, logistics in preparation for return of high school sports

By Robb Johnson | November 3, 2020 5:10 pm

As school divisions elect and discuss a way to return to physical buildings, the concept of extracurricular activities also come to the forefront for each high school. For New Kent High School Athletic Director John Spiak and Charles City County High School Athletic Director Andre’ Jones, the duo is facing their own issues as they attempt to bring back athletics and activities for their respective schools. A Tuesday afternoon interview with both athletic directors showed both the differences and similarities each are facing in a time where the COVID-19 pandemic has halted gatherings. Both athletic directors have been working since…
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Tournament runners-up

By Community Member | October 25, 2020 5:05 pm
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