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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 4, 2023


Top-ranked Essex spoils Charles City’s homecoming celebration

By Robb Johnson | September 30, 2023 11:00 am

Friday night’s homecoming contest for Charles City’s Panthers featured the hosts welcoming the number two Group 1A team in the state Essex Trojans to Leon C. Miles Memorial Stadium. And while the Essex Trojans did exert dominance on the scoreboard, it was the Panthers miscues that proved to be their downfall. Six first half turnovers led to easy scores for the visiting Trojans as they emerged with a 51-0 victory over the Panthers. Essex needed less than a minute for the opening score as they drove 54 yards down the field, with quarterback Xzayviia Bundy scoring from one yard out….
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Mathews Lady Blue Devils coasts over Charles City in straight sets

By Robb Johnson | September 30, 2023 10:26 am

Self-inflicted errors along with the ability to sustain offensive momentum factored into Charles City Lady Panthers’ Sept. 28 loss to the visiting Mathews Lady Blue Devils. Charles City fell 7-25, 8-25, 16-25 to their Tidewater District opponent in the volleyball contest. After the hosts dropped the first set, Mathews continued to exert dominance jumping out to a 10-2 run in the second frame. And every time Charles City tried to halt the run, an error and failure to return the ball over the net quickly ended it. In the third stanza, four aces by Lady Blue Devil Autumn Jenkins pushed…
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Charles City falls behind early, ARGS takes volleyball win in straight sets

By Robb Johnson | September 26, 2023 10:15 am

An aspect that has plagued Charles City’s Lady Panthers’ volleyball team for most of the Fall 2023 season has been communication. Unfortunately for the hosts, that was the case in Monday’s matchup against the visiting Appomattox Regional Governor School’s Lady Dragons. Charles City fell 11-25, 7-25, 15-25 in straight sets to the visitors, dropping their third straight contest since their first win on Sept. 14. After the Lady Dragons dominated the first two sets, Charles City began clicking in the third frame. Charles City jumped out to a 4-2 lead before a back-and-forth exchange on the scoreboard ensued. Lady Dragon…
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Charles City breaks through, captures first victory of season with sweep of Lady Justices

By Robb Johnson | September 16, 2023 1:14 am

There has been a different aura in the air around Charles City High School’s Lady Panthers’ volleyball team in the 2023-24 season. Despite not pulling out any victories, the group has been more competitive on the court than in recent years. And in the Sept. 14 home contest against the visiting John Marshall Lady Justices, the much-needed breakthrough finally occurred. Charles City’s Lady Panthers swept John Marshall 26-24, 25-17, 25-20 for their first win of the year and snapped a 17-game losing streak stemming back to last year. But the victory didn’t come easy for the hosts as the battle…
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Ashley earns bronze as New Kent finishes third at home cross-country meet

By Robb Johnson | September 14, 2023 10:27 pm

New Kent High School’s Will Ashley finished third at the Trojans’ Sept. 13 home cross-country meet. Ashley ran a time of 18:32 to earn the bronze as he powered New Kent to a third-place team finish in the four-team Bay Rivers District meet. Teammate Ryan Wright also finished in the top ten, placing ninth with a time of 19:40. Tabb won the event, edging Poquoson for the top spot. Smithfield rounded up the team scoring and finished in fourth place. In the girls’ competition, New Kent’s Andrea Dallaire accumulated a time of 28:41 to finish in 16th place. Dallaire was…
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Penalty corners elevate York to shutout victory over Lady Trojans

By Robb Johnson | September 13, 2023 8:41 am

Playing with low numbers and a lack of games due to postponements, New Kent’s Lady Trojans field hockey team hosted the Group 3A state runners-up in York Tuesday night. And while the hosts hung tough early on, a tough schedule by the visiting Lady Falcons proved why they are still a top contender. York defeated New Kent 3-0 in the Bay Rivers District match-up in a contest that was closer than the final score. After a scoreless first quarter, York got its first goal early in the second. York’s Chevelle Claypool converted a penalty corner, giving the hosts a 1-0…
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Guided to victory

By Community Member | September 10, 2023 7:59 pm

‘Integrated’ to capture the Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs

By Robb Johnson | September 10, 2023 10:58 am

Lafayette lays lumber on New Kent, dismantles Trojans 46-7 in football home opener

By Andre Jones | September 9, 2023 10:50 am

New Kent’s football team entered the 2023 season with hopes of rectifying a missed playoff bid in hopes to prove that their previous winning seasons weren’t flukes. But an invading Lafayette Rams team proved why they were still the premiere leader in the Bay Rivers District on the gridiron. Lafayette gashed the Trojans for 28 second half points as they routed New Kent 46-7 in the district opener for both teams on Friday Night. New Kent was first to strike the scoreboard. After Lafayette’s Naeer Wolmart muffed the ball on a punt, New Kent’s Chase Wiles pounced on the ball…
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Tabb brushes off comeback attempts by New Kent in four-set volleyball affair

By Robb Johnson | September 8, 2023 8:34 pm

A Sept. 7 battle pitted two of the top teams in the Bay Rivers District as the Tabb Lady Tigers entered New Kent to take on the Lady Trojans. And while the contest was close among both teams, it was the visitors who came up clutch to lock down the victory. New Kent fell 23-25, 22-25, 25-19, 21-25 in the volleyball battle of two teams who are favored to make an impact in the postseason. In the opening set, New Kent had trouble stopping Lady Tiger outside hitter Lily Macias. Macias moved back and forth in front of the net,…
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