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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 19, 2022


Charles City High School Fall sports return after a three-year absence

By Robb Johnson | August 17, 2022 9:25 am

After a three-year absence, Charles City County High School will field Fall sports for the 2022-23 season. Charles City High School Athletic Director Andre’ Jones issued a press release on Aug. 5 regarding the positive news for a community that hasn’t’ seen football or girls’ volleyball since 2019. “This has probably been some of the best news we have had in a long time,” Jones said in the press release. “When you see student-athletes who want to revive a program, they will rally others and unite together in an effort to make that happen.” The press release added that the…
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Lamprecht heads to world competition

By Community Member | August 9, 2022 10:51 am

Colonial Downs race season kicks off July 11

By Community Member | July 5, 2022 12:15 pm

Live horse racing will return to Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent beginning Monday, July 11. Top Thoroughbred horses will run every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with post time slated for 1:45 p.m. The 2022 season will be highlighted by the $300,000 Virginia Derby that will be run on Tuesday, Sept. 6, on the Secretariat Turf Course. There will be five promotional giveaway days on July 11, July 19, Aug. 3, Aug. 16, and Aug. 23. General admission and parking is free, with premium tickets available for purchase. For full racing schedules, to purchase premium tickets, or additional information, visit…
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Miles selected as Region 4B soccer Coach of the Year

By Community Member | June 29, 2022 9:54 am

Willie Miles, a 2012 graduate of New Kent High School, was selected as Virginia’s Region 4B soccer coach of the year. Miles, who is the head coach at Powhatan High School, led the team to a 17-4-1 record on the year and guided the team to its first state tournament appearance.

Mueller named Group 3A state softball Player of the Year; Bates gets nod as Coach of the Year

By Community Member | June 22, 2022 3:27 pm

Recent New Kent High School graduate McKenna Mueller has been named the Group 3A State Softball Player of the Year. Mueller batted .488 with 42 hits, 32 RBIs, and crossed home plate 40 times. Of her hits, eight were doubles, three were triples, and three were home runs. Mueller, as the state player of the year, was named to the VHSL Group 3A State first team. Three of her teammates also received the accolade as members of the first team. Junior Morgan Berg was selected as a pitcher, Norah Murray received recognition as an outfielder, and Hannah Tober was named…
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New Kent’s Swynford selected to all-state second team in baseball

By Community Member | June 21, 2022 1:13 pm

New Kent’s Jack Swynford has been selected as a member of the Group 3A State second team in baseball. Swynford was selected as an outfielder on the squad in a press release released Tuesday morning by the Virginia High School League.

Charles City’s Coney finishes tenth in girls’ triple jump at state championship meet

By Andre Jones | June 18, 2022 3:42 pm

Charles City’s Nevaeh Coney finished tenth in the girls’ triple jump at the Group 1A Outdoor State Track and Field Championships held June 3-4 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. Coney leaped 32’0” in the competition to earn her position in the top ten. She ran a season best 1:08.03 in the girls’ 400-meter dash to finish 15th, and placed 20th in the girls’ long jump with a distance of 13’4”. Lady Panther teammate Janiya Washington ran a personal best of 1:06.45 in the girls’ 400-meter dash, finishing 11th at the meet, while teammate Surayyah Tinsley ran a time of…
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Lamprecht finishes fourth in 3200-meter run for New Kent at state track meet

By Andre Jones | June 18, 2022 3:41 pm

New Kent High School’s boys’ track and field team scored eight points to finish 28th in the Group 3A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held June 3-4 at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Isaac Lamprecht was the top finisher for New Kent, placing fourth in the boys’ 3200-meter run with a time of 9:47.74. Teammate Brandon Heffinger accounted for the other points for the Trojans, finishing sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.81. On the girls’ side, New Kent Lady Trojans accumulated three points to finish 33rd in the state championship meet. The 4×800 meter relay team…
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New Kent emerges as Group 3A State Softball champions after 3-0 shutout victory over Lord Botetourt

By Andre Jones | June 12, 2022 11:50 am

Sometimes it’s not just how talented you are, but how bad you want it. That was the message New Kent Lady Trojans’ softball Head Coach Maria Bates delivered to her team prior to Saturday morning’s contest against the Lord Botetourt Lady Cavaliers for a state championship. The desire was there for New Kent. Behind the pitching of Morgan Berg and scrapping up every run possible, New Kent emerged as 3-0 winners over the Lady Cavaliers, capturing the school’s first state softball championship in history. Berg started the game off strong, fanning the first two batters. Meanwhile, the Lady Trojan offense…
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Berg’s one-hitter, RBI enough as New Kent advances to state championship softball game

By Robb Johnson | June 10, 2022 4:40 pm

With a spot in the state championship contest on the line, New Kent’s Lady Trojans had to conquer a fort that has yet to fall in competition this year. On Friday morning it did. New Kent’s Lady Trojans composed a 2-0 shutout of the Fort Defiance Lady Indians in the Group 3A State Semifinal game to earn their right into the championship on June 11 against Lord Botetourt in Spotsylvania. In the early going, both teams went through the feeling out process. After New Kent was retired in the top of the first, pitching from Morgan Berg allowed the Lady…
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