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News Archives for February, 2008

Unable to hold late lead, NK falls 50-46 in season finale

By Alan Chamberlain | February 27, 2008 11:10 am

Ahead by 10 points with just under five minutes left in the game, a dismal basketball campaign appeared to be concluding on an up note for New Kent’s Lady Trojans. Those final five minutes, however, degenerated into a season-ending nightmare. The host Lady Trojans watched their advantage crumble. Poor passes, ill-advised shots, a penchant for fouling, and a coaching blunder all contributed to Jamestown escaping with a 50-46 win. It may have been Valentine’s Day, but the contest proved to be anything but a sweetheart of a game for the hosts who finished at 2-18 in the Bay Rivers District…
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Trojans halt Lafayette win streak with 86-65 romp

By Alan Chamberlain | February 27, 2008 11:07 am

Lafayette’s Rams rode a nine-game winning streak into New Kent’s gym for a key Bay Rivers District basketball clash. It never reached 10. The host Trojans took over late in the first half and dominated thereafter in gaining an 86-65 victory. The outcome enabled the hosts to stay in second place in the district with a 14-5 record and up their overall mark to 17-5. “We did a better job of attacking them in our offense,” New Kent coach Ed Allen said. “We moved the ball better, penetrated on them, and kicked the ball out better,” he said. “We made…
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Franklin pulls away past CC

By Alan Chamberlain | February 27, 2008 11:04 am

Charles City coach Andre’ Jones believed his Lady Panthers would have a better outing at home against Franklin’s unbeaten, district-leading Broncos. It never worked out that way. In the two teams’ second meeting in less than a week, Franklin began to pull away late in the second quarter and cruised to a 70-40 win. The Feb. 15 outcome upped the Broncos’ Tri-Rivers District mark to 10-0 while Charles City finished the regular season at 6-4 and 12-8 overall. “I thought we played better on Monday. We didn’t lose by as much,” Jones said, pointing to a loss five days earlier…
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ARGS overcomes early CC lead, ousts Lady Panthers

By Alan Chamberlain | February 27, 2008 11:04 am

Getting off to a 7-0 start against second-seeded Appomattox Regional Governor’s School in last Thursday’s Tri-Rivers District basketball semifinals at Surry came made to order for Charles City’s Lady Panthers. But the number three seed’s early momentum quickly faded as the Dragons outscored the Lady Panthers 15-2 over the remainder of the first quarter and never looked back on the way to a 63-47 triumph. The loss denied Charles City a third shot at district kingpin Franklin and lowered the Lady Panthers’ record to 12-9 heading into this week’s Region A tourney. “I can sum this up in four words…
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NK capital improvement plan passed on to supervisors

By Alan Chamberlain | February 27, 2008 11:00 am

New Kent’s Planning Commission members have passed on a favorable recommendation to the county’s Board of Supervisors regarding items that relate to land use planning in a proposed capital improvement plan for the next fiscal year. But due to deferrals prompted by the county’s goal of incurring no new debt next year, commission members only had to consider just over $500,000 of the close to $20 million in proposed capital spending for 2008-09. Big ticket items that would fall under the commission’s scrutiny, such as $2 million for architectural and design work on a new elementary school and $1.25 million…
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Judge gives defendant a break

By Alan Chamberlain | February 27, 2008 10:53 am

A Charles City Circuit Court judge has given a county man convicted of felony marijuana possession with intent to distribute a break by reducing the crime to a misdemeanor. But the defendant has been issued a stern warning not to come back with any future violations. James Irvin Wright, 22, of 8101 Adkins Road, entered an Alford plea of guilty to the charge on Dec. 7. Last Friday, Judge Thomas B. Hoover agreed to a defense request to reduce the conviction to a misdemeanor, but not before grilling the defendant on the facts of the case. Wright was arrested last…
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NK, CC players make All-District

By Alan Chamberlain | February 27, 2008 10:39 am

Several athletes from New Kent and Charles City high schools have earned all-district honors in basketball. New Kent senior Nick Sickal has been named to the All-Bay Rivers District first team in boys’ basketball while Charles City senior Jolisa Williams earned first team status for the All-Tri-Rivers District girls’ team. Named to second team in Bay Rivers was New Kent sophomore Steven Allen. The Trojans’ Dorrein Akrie and Michael Owens received honorable mention. In Tri-Rivers, Shana Braxton was named to the second team for girls while Joy Wynn earned honorable mention. On the All-Tri-Rivers boys’ team, Aaronde Williams was named…
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Jamestown short-circuits New Kent’s post-season hopes

By Alan Chamberlain | February 27, 2008 10:35 am

Losing in the Bay Rivers District basketball tournament quarterfinals didn’t figure into the post-season play scripted for New Kent’s Trojans. Sometimes, however, things don’t go as planned. Jamestown’s sixth-seeded Eagles upset the host Trojans, the tourney’s number three seed, 73-70 as quarterfinal play got under way on Feb. 18. The loss cast the Trojans into wait-and-see mode, meaning their Region I playoff hopes hinged on the two top seeds, Tabb and Poquoson, reaching the tournament final. But if a lower seed managed to sneak in, the Trojans’ season would be over. Unfortunately, the latter scenario played out with Lafayette claiming…
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College hopeful flunks urine test

By Alan Chamberlain | February 27, 2008 10:33 am

A New Kent man was set to walk out of county circuit court on Monday with his jail term, incurred for a pair of felony convictions, postponed so that he could finish his first semester of college work. That is until a court probation officer intervened. Probation officer Jeff Seeley, meeting with Michael Douglas Mayer following Monday’s trial, ordered the defendant to undergo urine screening for drugs. That was after Mayer had told Judge Thomas B. Hoover that one to two years had elapsed since he last used drugs. The test, meanwhile, proved positive for marijuana. Earlier and as part…
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Defendants in high-speed chases in NK plead guilty

By Alan Chamberlain | February 27, 2008 10:29 am

Two men who led New Kent deputies on separate high-speed chases in the county last year have pleaded guilty to felony charges of eluding police. Garrie Gene Neal, 41, of 9606 Holland St. in Richmond, and Timothy Stuart Taylor, 22, of 1304 Chipper Court in Highland Springs, entered guilty pleas to one count each of felony eluding police on Monday in New Kent Circuit Court. As part of separate plea deals, charges of assaulting a police officer lodged against both men were dropped. Neal also pleaded guilty to an amended charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He had…
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