New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 14, 2024

Benjamin Harrison Bridge undergoing five months of maintenance starting Apr. 22

The Benjamin Harrison Bridge that connects Charles City and Prince George County will be undergoing maintenance for the next five months. Starting Monday, Apr. 22, Virginia’s Department of Transportation (VDOT) will be working to replace span locks on the bridge. Work will be completed on intermittent days. Maintenance will take place Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. During this time, flaggers will direct traffic to alternating lifts. During some times, delays will also take place for periodic bridge lifts that will last no longer than 20 minutes. Motorists are advised to pay attention to changes in traffic patterns. Motorists…
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  • Greiner strikes out 11 as Lady Trojans keep undefeated record intact

    New Kent’s Lady Trojans are looking like the state championship team that they were two years ago. And another strong outing on Apr. 10 backed that up. New Kent defeated the visiting Warhill Lady Lions 3-1, keeping their record unblemished as they returned to action from Spring Break. Lady Trojan Sydney Eubank started the scoring for the hosts with an RBI triple in the bottom of the second inning. In the bottom of the fourth, teammate Cassidy Branch cleared the fence with her solo home run to provide the hosts a 2-0 lead. New Kent increased their lead to three…
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  • New Kent’s struggles continue, drop baseball contest to previously winless Warhill

    The struggles on the diamond continue for New Kent’s baseball team. The Trojans found themselves on the wrong end of the scoreboard, falling 4-1 to the previously winless Warhill Lions in an Apr. 10 Bay Rivers District contest. New Kent fell behind early in the contest, as Warhill loaded the bases in the top of the first inning. Trojan hurler Jonah Sorrell walked in the next batter, allowing Warhill’s Lloyd Findley to cross home plate for the visitors. Two batters later, Nicky Ruta’s RBI double to the gap drove home three runs, giving the visitors a 4-0 lead. After Sorrell…
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  • Overconfident Trojans upset by Rappahannock 1-0 in boys’ soccer

    In soccer, games are played on the pitch and not on online sites. “No more looking at Maxpreps [high school athletic site] before these games guys.” Those were the words spoken by an upset New Kent boys’ head soccer coach Derek Yates after the Trojans fell 1-0 to the visiting Rappahannock Raiders on Apr. 9. New Kent squandered early opportunities as Connor Bailey missed a shot on the goal. And even when the Trojans received breaks, such as Rappahannock’s Alex Godinez goal being negated on an offsides penalty, the home team failed to capitalize. Eventually, those opportunities came back to…
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  • Lady Trojans’ tennis return to win column with triumph over West Point

    New Kent girls’ tennis team dominated the West Point Lady Pointers in Tuesday afternoon’s tennis match-up. The Lady Trojans improve to 4-1 on the year. New Kent 8, West Point 1 Singles: Wathan (NK) def. Nguyen (WP) 8-0; Brame (NK) def. Mixson (WP) 8-0; Proffitt (NK) def. Vickery (WP) 8-0; Carpenter (NK) def. Williamson (WP) 8-1; Chen (WP) def. Meredith (NK) 8-4; Pettit-Pokora (NK) def. Johnson (WP) 9-7. Doubles: Smith/S. Vincent (NK) def. Nguyen/Mixson (WP) 8-1; G. Vincent/Wathan (NK) def. Wagner/Williamson (WP) 8-0; Seeterlin/Edwards (NK) def. Chen/Vickery (WP) 8-4.

  • New Kent sweeps Rappahannock in boys’ tennis action

    New Kent’s boys’ tennis team compiled a shutout of Rappahannock Tuesday afternoon. New Kent improves to 4-2 on the season. New Kent 9, Rappahannock 0 Singles: Hanson (NK) def. Failmezger (R) 8-2; Alexander (NK) def. Courtney (R) 8-2; Sorrell (NK) def. Maldanaldo (R) 8-0; Davis (NK) def. Kues (R) 8-2; Hodges (NK) def. Carrier (R) 8-1; Crooms (NK) def. Headby (R) 8-4. Doubles: Hanson/Alexander (NK) def. Failmezger/Courtney (R) 8-2; Sorrell/Davis (NK) def. Maldanaldo/Kues (R) 9-7; Hodges/Crooms (NK) def. Carrier/Headby (R) 8-1.

  • New Kent teen uses love for horses as gateway to balancing life

    A love for horse-riding has provided gateways for a New Kent teenager in the equestrian world. Faith Hynes fell in love with horses nearly 10 years ago as a seven-year old. Now at the age of 17, she navigates her passion for them around her academic schedule. Hynes spends roughly six to eight hours a day at Fox Pointe Farm, owned by Colleen Seely. There, Hynes either goes to the barn before school or after school, spending time with them. Seely saw that and offered Hynes some more quality time with the horses. And when it looked like taking care…
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