New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 18, 2024

Pair of fifth inning scores lifts New Kent to Senior Day victory over Lafayette

New Kent’s Trojans did just enough at the plate as they defeated the visiting Lafayette Rams 2-0 in the May 15 contest. The game remained scoreless as New Kent relied on the senior rotation of Hunter Jesse, Thomas Wilson, and Carson Seely on the mound. It wouldn’t be until the bottom of the fifth when Michael Hetzel doubled to get on base. After Tyler Warren reached base on a passed ball, Nile Gammon’s single drove both Hetzel and Warren home, providing the hosts a 2-0 lead. Lafayette’s best effort came in the top of the seventh inning. After notching a…
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  • Lady Trojans chalk up another win after shutting out Lafayette

    After capturing the Bay Rivers District regular season championship, New Kent’s Lady Trojans’ softball team showed no letdown against the visiting Lafayette Lady Rams. New Kent blanked Lafayette 16-0 in the May 15 contest, continuing the team’s win streak as they surge into postseason play. After retiring the visitors in the top of the first, New Kent’s offense gained control of the contest quickly. Hannah Tober’s two-RBI single was followed by Kendall White’s two RBIs. With additional contributions from Kenley Rowe and Hannah Perkins, the Lady Trojans scored seven runs in the bottom of the first. The runs kept coming…
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  • Charles City Lady Panthers finish as runners-up in Tidewater District Championship meet

    Charles City’s Lady Panthers accumulated 116 points, finishing at the Tidewater District Outdoor Track & Field runners-up at the May 16 meet held on their home track. Derequa Johnson emerged as a double-event winner at the competition. Johnson captured the pole vault title with a clearance of 7’0” and also won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.93. Teammate Jaida Braxton emerged as the other event winner for the Lady Panthers, winning the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.86. Middlesex captured the Tidewater District championship with 185 points, while King William placed third with 78 points. Other results…
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  • New Kent Lady Trojans’ tennis team wins Group 3A Region A championship

    New Kent’s Lady Trojans’ tennis team defeated the Grafton Lady Clippers to win the Group 3A Region A championship on May 16. The team will now represent the region at the state level. New Kent 5, Grafton 3 Singles: Cloud (G) def. Smith (NK) 6-0, 6-0; G. Vincent (NK) def. Bragenta (G) 0-6, 6-3, 10-8; Wathan (NK) def. Johnson (G) 6-1, 6-1; S. Vincent (NK) def. McCall (G) 6-3, 6-4; Brame (NK) def. Vora (G) 6-3, 6-0; Nair (G) def. Seeterlin (NK) 6-2, 6-0. Doubles: Cloud/Bragenta (G) def. Smith/Brame (NK) 6-0, 6-1; G. Vincent/Wathan (NK) def. McCall/Traore (G) 6-2, 3-3…
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  • Lady Trojans’ tennis edges Tabb in regional semifinals

    New Kent’s girls’ tennis team defeated the Tabb Lady Tigers in the Group 3A Region A semifinals on May 15 to advance to the regional championship game. New Kent 5, Tabb 4 Singles: Crespo (T) def. Smith (NK) 6-2, 6-2; G. Vincent (NK) def. Cho (T) 6-2, 6-1; Rivera (T) def. Wathan (NK) 6-2, 7-5; Merfake (T) def. S. Vincent (NK) 6-2, 1-6, 10-3; Brame (NK) def. Golart (T) 6-2, 3-6, 10-8; Seeterlin (NK) def. Bahr (T) 6-0, 2-6, 10-8. Doubles: Crespo/Rivera (T) def. Smith/Brame (NK) 6-2, 7-5; G. Vincent/Wathan (NK) def. Cho/Merfake (T) 6-2, 6-3; S. Vincent/Seeterlin (NK) def….
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  • Five local residents named to Southern New Hampshire University’s President’s List

    Five local residents were named to the President’s List of Southern New Hampshire University for the Spring 2024 semester. Amber Birckhead of Charles City, Kyle McCuistion, of Providence Forge, and Carrol Smart, Rosana Caballero, and Maurice Lambert, all of New Kent, were recognized for their academic accolades. The achievement is given to a student who accumulated a grade point average of 3.7 or higher while being enrolled full-time.