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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 14, 2024


Greiner strikes out 11 as Lady Trojans keep undefeated record intact

By Robb Johnson | April 11, 2024 12:08 am

New Kent’s Lady Trojans are looking like the state championship team that they were two years ago. And another strong outing on Apr. 10 backed that up. New Kent defeated the visiting Warhill Lady Lions 3-1, keeping their record unblemished as they returned to action from Spring Break. Lady Trojan Sydney Eubank started the scoring for the hosts with an RBI triple in the bottom of the second inning. In the bottom of the fourth, teammate Cassidy Branch cleared the fence with her solo home run to provide the hosts a 2-0 lead. New Kent increased their lead to three…
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New Kent’s struggles continue, drop baseball contest to previously winless Warhill

By Robb Johnson | April 10, 2024 11:55 pm

The struggles on the diamond continue for New Kent’s baseball team. The Trojans found themselves on the wrong end of the scoreboard, falling 4-1 to the previously winless Warhill Lions in an Apr. 10 Bay Rivers District contest. New Kent fell behind early in the contest, as Warhill loaded the bases in the top of the first inning. Trojan hurler Jonah Sorrell walked in the next batter, allowing Warhill’s Lloyd Findley to cross home plate for the visitors. Two batters later, Nicky Ruta’s RBI double to the gap drove home three runs, giving the visitors a 4-0 lead. After Sorrell…
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Overconfident Trojans upset by Rappahannock 1-0 in boys’ soccer

By Robb Johnson | April 10, 2024 11:39 pm

In soccer, games are played on the pitch and not on online sites. “No more looking at Maxpreps [high school athletic site] before these games guys.” Those were the words spoken by an upset New Kent boys’ head soccer coach Derek Yates after the Trojans fell 1-0 to the visiting Rappahannock Raiders on Apr. 9. New Kent squandered early opportunities as Connor Bailey missed a shot on the goal. And even when the Trojans received breaks, such as Rappahannock’s Alex Godinez goal being negated on an offsides penalty, the home team failed to capitalize. Eventually, those opportunities came back to…
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Lady Trojans’ tennis return to win column with triumph over West Point

By Community Member | April 10, 2024 10:08 am

New Kent girls’ tennis team dominated the West Point Lady Pointers in Tuesday afternoon’s tennis match-up. The Lady Trojans improve to 4-1 on the year. New Kent 8, West Point 1 Singles: Wathan (NK) def. Nguyen (WP) 8-0; Brame (NK) def. Mixson (WP) 8-0; Proffitt (NK) def. Vickery (WP) 8-0; Carpenter (NK) def. Williamson (WP) 8-1; Chen (WP) def. Meredith (NK) 8-4; Pettit-Pokora (NK) def. Johnson (WP) 9-7. Doubles: Smith/S. Vincent (NK) def. Nguyen/Mixson (WP) 8-1; G. Vincent/Wathan (NK) def. Wagner/Williamson (WP) 8-0; Seeterlin/Edwards (NK) def. Chen/Vickery (WP) 8-4.

New Kent sweeps Rappahannock in boys’ tennis action

By Community Member | April 10, 2024 10:07 am

New Kent’s boys’ tennis team compiled a shutout of Rappahannock Tuesday afternoon. New Kent improves to 4-2 on the season. New Kent 9, Rappahannock 0 Singles: Hanson (NK) def. Failmezger (R) 8-2; Alexander (NK) def. Courtney (R) 8-2; Sorrell (NK) def. Maldanaldo (R) 8-0; Davis (NK) def. Kues (R) 8-2; Hodges (NK) def. Carrier (R) 8-1; Crooms (NK) def. Headby (R) 8-4. Doubles: Hanson/Alexander (NK) def. Failmezger/Courtney (R) 8-2; Sorrell/Davis (NK) def. Maldanaldo/Kues (R) 9-7; Hodges/Crooms (NK) def. Carrier/Headby (R) 8-1.

New Kent’s offense shows up too late, fall for second consecutive game

By Robb Johnson | April 2, 2024 11:13 am

New Kent High School’s baseball team understands that defending a state title means they need to go out and challenge themselves. The Trojans elected to enter a three-game tournament in Mechanicsville over the Easter holiday weekend. After suffering their first loss to Caroline, New Kent experienced their second consecutive one, falling to Mechanicsville 7-5 Monday afternoon. In the top of the fifth and leading 1-0, Mechanicsville added separation on the scoreboard as Gavin Smith hit a two-run homer over the right field fence, upping the Mustangs advantage to 3-0. Meanwhile, New Kent’s offense could figure out Mechanicsville pitcher Braxton Pope,…
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Rounds’ home run starts Lady Trojans rump of Smithfield as New Kent remains undefeated

By Robb Johnson | April 1, 2024 6:01 pm

New Kent’s Lady Trojans looked to set the standard when it comes to returning to the top of the mountain in softball. A March 29 contest against a Smithfield Lady Packers team that defeated them last year not only allowed for a measure of revenge, but showed how improved the hosts are. New Kent coasted to a 13-3 victory over the visiting Lady Packers, keeping their record unblemished on the year. Scoring started early for the hosts, as Leah Rounds blasted a home run over the fence to bring home Mariah Leonard and Hannah Tober, giving New Kent a 3-0…
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New Kent Lady Trojans finish in top ten at ‘Shoot the Gun and Run’ Invitational

By Robb Johnson | March 31, 2024 1:59 pm

New Kent’s Lady Trojans scored 36 points as they placed ninth out of 27 teams at their annual Shoot the Gun and Run Track and Field Invitational Saturday morning. New Kent’s Gabrielle Butler turned in the top performance for the hosts. Butler placed second in the girls’ 400-meter dash, clocking a time of 1:01.54 to bring home the silver medal. Autumn Wallace also earned a top-three finish for the hosts, earning bronze in the pole vault with a clearance of 8’0”. Colonial Forge emerged as the winner of the meet with 114 points, with Riverbend placing second with 69 points…
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Charles City Lady Panthers place fifth at home invitational meet

By Robb Johnson | March 31, 2024 12:36 pm

Charles City’s Lady Panthers scored 37.5 points, good enough for a fifth-place finish at the Charles City Invitational Track Meet on Mar. 29. Charles City High School received a pair of third-place performances from Derequa Johnson. Johnson placed third in the girls’ high jump with a clearance of 4’6”. Johnson also joined teammates Jaida Braxton, Taniyah Williams, and Jaela Smith in the girls’ 4×100 meter relay, clocking a time of 53.29 to earn the bronze. The Lady Panthers finished behind winner L.C. Bird (143.5), Hanover (105.5), Brunswick (77), and Tidewater District rival Middlesex (44.5) in the 16-team meet. Charles City’s…
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Lady Trojans place sixth in track and field home opener

By Robb Johnson | March 27, 2024 1:28 pm

New Kent’s Ara Buchman’s first place finish in the girls’ long jump was the highlight as the Lady Trojans placed sixth at their home opening track meet Tuesday afternoon. Buchman leaped a distance of 15’3”, winning the event by nearly a foot over the next closest competitor. The Lady Trojans accumulated 60 points to finish sixth at the meet. Warhill won the competition with 114.5 points, followed by Tabb (103.5), and Grafton (96.83). On the boys’ side, the Trojans put together 27.5 points, good enough for an eighth-place team finish. The top event performer for the Trojans was Will Ashley…
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