New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 30, 2023

Three second half goals power Lady Trojans into regional soccer semifinals

A strong second half by the New Kent Lady Trojans was enough for them to defeat the visiting Lady Cavaliers of Lakeland 4-1 in Friday night’s Group 3A Region A quarterfinal soccer contest. New Kent scored within the first five minutes of the contest, a lead that would hold up until the second half. Lakeland began the second half of play with a goal of their own. But New Kent rallied behind goals with Bianca Yates punching in a score, followed by a penalty kick conversion by Morgan Schalasny. The Lady Trojans iced the contest with 27:46 remaining in the…
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  • New Kent blanks Hopewell in regional baseball quarterfinals win

    New Kent’s Trojans took what once was a close game to a blowout during Friday afternoon’s regional quarterfinal contest against the visiting Hopewell Blue Devils. New Kent compiled a 7-0 shutout victory, advancing to the Tuesday semifinals contest. It wouldn’t be until the bottom of the third when the runs begin registering for the Trojans. With the bases loaded, Michael Hetzel’s connection drove in two runs to provide the hosts a lead they would never relinquish. After adding a run in the bottom of the fifth (3-0), the Trojans stretched their lead as Carson Seely’s double drove home a run,…
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  • New Kent not spooked by Lady Phantoms, cruises in quarterfinal win

    New Kent’s Lady Trojans quest to repeat for a state title opened Friday afternoon in a quarterfinal contest against the visiting Lady Phantoms. For the hosts, it didn’t take long to move on to the semifinals. New Kent cruised to a 20-0 win, advancing to Tuesday afternoon’s semifinal contest. The Lady Trojans got on the board early behind a three-run double from Abbie Kegley. Cassidy Branch singled, driving home Kegley and providing New Kent a 4-0 lead. New Kent added 16 more runs in the remainder of the contest. Meanwhile, Alline Allexander and Amber Greiner controlled the mound, combining for…
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  • Lamprecht, Wright emerge as Region 3A track and field champions

    Isaac Lamprecht earned gold in the boys’ 3200-meter run while teammate Ryan Wright captured the pole vault title as New Kent finished fifth in the Group 3A Region A Championships held May 23-24 at Lakeland High School. Lamprecht ran a time of 9:58.93 in the 3200-meter run, edging Lafayette’s A.J. Koval by a second to capture the event. Wright’s clearance of 13’0” was the top performance in the pole vault as he prevented Tabb’s Tigers from capturing the top three spots. New Kent compiled 64.33 points to earn the top five finish. Bay Rivers District foe Tabb won the meet…
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  • Charles City School Board ups raises to seven percent, adopts FY2023-24 budget

    With a shift in dollars to increase the raises on teacher’s salary, Charles City’s School Board adopted a $10.8 million budget for the FY2023-24 cycle during a May 25 special meeting. School board members adopted the budget two days after Charles City’s Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to fulfill the school’s local request of $6,502,486. The only major change to the school’s $10,805,970 budget was a shift in funds to support a seven percent raise. To support this increase from five percent to seven percent, an additional $169,124 had to be shifted within the school’s proposed budget. Charles City Superintendent…
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  • Charles City Lady Panthers finish tenth at Region 1A track and field championships

    Charles City’s Lady Panthers scored six points, good enough to finish in 10th place at the Group 1A Region A Outdoor Track and Field Championship meet held on their home track on May 24. Janiya Washington turned in the best performance for Charles City, placing fourth in the girls’ 400-meter dash with a time of 1:04.20. Teammate Jaela Smith accounted for the other points for the Lady Panthers, placing fifth in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles with a time of 57.73. Washington will advance to the Group 1A state championship meet on June 2-3 in Harrisonburg, as she met qualifying standards…
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