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News Archives for April, 2008

Essay contest winners listed

By Community Member | April 23, 2008 12:26 pm

Three students from both New Kent’s middle and high schools won cash awards in the annual essay contest for April as Alcohol, Drug, Tobacco, and HIV/AIDS Awareness Month. Colleen Cunningham won first place at the middle school while Michael Price came in second and Bailey Angle placed third. At the high school, Willie Driscoll won the top prize followed by Andrea Costello and Julia Hardy. First place winners took home $100 while $50 was awarded for second place and $25 for third. Students also received other prizes and certificates of achievement from the schools, Del. Chris Peace, and the sponsoring…
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NKHS forensics team places in district, region, state

By Alan Chamberlain | April 23, 2008 12:25 pm

New Kent High School’s forensics team capped a successful season with a second place finish in the Bay Rivers District, third in Region I, and fourth in state Group AA. In the Bay Rivers tournament, Nick English (humorous interpretation), T.J. Otey (dramatic interpretation), and MaryMargaret Walsh (poetry) captured first place. Deylan Smith (dramatic interpretation), Carrie Daniel (storytelling), and Joshua Drake (impromptu) came in second while Laura Smith (original oratory), and Amy Johnson and Samantha Chapman (duo interpretation) placed third. At the Region I tourney on March 8, English, Walsh, and James Bristow placed first. Otey and Smith earned second while…
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Performance to benefit child

By Alan Chamberlain | April 23, 2008 12:22 pm

New Kent StageHands, the county’s adult theatre group, will perform Patricia Clapp’s “The Invisible Dragon” on May 2 and 3 as a benefit for Emma Hall. Emma is four years old and has been receiving treatment for Wilm’s tumor over the past several months. She is the daughter of Carolyn Hall, a teacher at Watkins Elementary. Performances are 7 p.m. on May 2 and 4 p.m. on May 3 in the high school auditorium. “The Invisible Dragon” appeals to children of all ages. Children (and adults) are encouraged to dress as a princess, dragon, or dragon slayer for the show….
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Rams pull away from upstart Lady Trojans

By Alan Chamberlain | April 23, 2008 12:21 pm

For most of the first half, New Kent’s Lady Trojans proved up to the task of challenging Lafayette’s Rams, one of the top teams in Bay Rivers District soccer. The Rams took a 1-0 lead 13 minutes into last Thursday’s contest, but could not penetrate the Lady Trojan defense to turn the game into an early rout. Over the final five minutes of the first half, however, the visitors managed two more goals and poured it on after the break to claim a 9-0 district win. “We did a really good job in the first half of disrupting their passing,”…
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Smithfield 3 New Kent 2 (baseball)

By Alan Chamberlain | April 23, 2008 12:18 pm

New Kent’s Trojans got runners in scoring position in each of the last two innings, but could not drive in the tying run, allowing Smithfield’s visiting Packers to escape with a 3-2 Bay Rivers District baseball win. “That’s our third one-run loss in eight games, and that’s been the story of our season,” said Trojan coach Ronnie Cox whose team fell to 2-6 in the district with the April 8 outcome. “It was a tough loss,” he said. “They got a crucial hit with two outs in both the third and fourth innings, and we left runners on base in…
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Four-run sixth inning lifts New Kent past Smithfield

By Alan Chamberlain | April 23, 2008 12:16 pm

For five innings, New Kent’s Lady Trojans could not solve the delivery of Smithfield pitcher Laura Lincoln. A 1-0 Packer lead appeared safe as New Kent batters chased Lincoln’s changeup and were kept off balance by the freshman hurler mixing her pitches. But with two away in the bottom of the sixth, New Kent bats erupted. And with the help of a pair of Packer errors, the hosts pushed across four runs to stun the visitors 4-1 in Bay Rivers District softball. The April 8 decision upped New Kent’s record to 5-3 while Smithfield dipped to 4-2. “[Lincoln] typically threw…
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Black leads Lady Panthers to win

By Alan Chamberlain | April 23, 2008 12:15 pm

Lady Panther Chiquita Black won three events and was a member of the Lady Panthers’ winning 400 meter relay team as Charles City’s girls went on to a track victory over Tri-Rivers District foes Surry County and Franklin on April 8. Charles City scored 51.5 points to Franklin’s 42.5 and Surry’s 35. Black won the high jump (4-0), 100 meter hurdles (20.59), and 300 meter hurdles (60.0). She was the lead leg of the relay team along with members Toni Harris, Hilary Wynn, and Krystal Wade, posting a time of 55.6. Lexus Adkins was the other individual winner for the…
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Lady Trojans post tennis wins

By Alan Chamberlain | April 23, 2008 12:11 pm

New Kent’s Lady Trojan tennis team registered victories over Bay Rivers rival Poquoson and non-district foes West Point (twice) and Essex in recent weeks. The team fell in matches with Tabb, Grafton, and Mathews. Tabb 6 New Kent 3

Winning 11 events paces NK in track

By Alan Chamberlain | April 23, 2008 12:08 pm

New Kent’s boys won 11 events while the girls prevailed in eight on the way to triumphs over three foes in non-district track at home on April 9. The Trojans scored 141 points to Peninsula Catholic’s 53, 34 for Benedictine, and Middlesex’s 29. The Lady Trojans, meanwhile, totaled 111 to fend off Peninsula Catholic’s 92 while St. Gertrude’s and Middlesex trailed with 28 and 10, respectively. Double individual event winners for New Kent emerged only on the girls’ side where Kayla Christian won the triple jump (34-8) and 200 meters (25.4) and Jamie Lull captured the 400 (63.9) and 3200…
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Christian’s 4 wins pace NK track triumph

By Alan Chamberlain | April 23, 2008 12:06 pm

Kayla Christian won four individual events and Kelly Downs won two more as New Kent’s Lady Trojans prevailed in a five-team track meet last Wednesday on their home oval. Christian won the long (17-1) and triple (35-5) jumps along with the 100 (12.0) and 200 (25.7) meter dashes while Downs took the 1600 (5:59.1) and 3200 (13:08) meter runs, helping New Kent to amass 146 points. Lancaster placed second with 95 followed by Poquoson’s 36, Smithfield’s 35, and Jamestown’s 26. On the boys’ side, New Kent won nine events in piling up 129 points while Smithfield came in second with…
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