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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 18, 2024


Pair of fifth inning scores lifts New Kent to Senior Day victory over Lafayette

By Robb Johnson | May 17, 2024 11:56 pm

New Kent’s Trojans did just enough at the plate as they defeated the visiting Lafayette Rams 2-0 in the May 15 contest. The game remained scoreless as New Kent relied on the senior rotation of Hunter Jesse, Thomas Wilson, and Carson Seely on the mound. It wouldn’t be until the bottom of the fifth when Michael Hetzel doubled to get on base. After Tyler Warren reached base on a passed ball, Nile Gammon’s single drove both Hetzel and Warren home, providing the hosts a 2-0 lead. Lafayette’s best effort came in the top of the seventh inning. After notching a…
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Lady Trojans chalk up another win after shutting out Lafayette

By Robb Johnson | May 17, 2024 11:47 pm

After capturing the Bay Rivers District regular season championship, New Kent’s Lady Trojans’ softball team showed no letdown against the visiting Lafayette Lady Rams. New Kent blanked Lafayette 16-0 in the May 15 contest, continuing the team’s win streak as they surge into postseason play. After retiring the visitors in the top of the first, New Kent’s offense gained control of the contest quickly. Hannah Tober’s two-RBI single was followed by Kendall White’s two RBIs. With additional contributions from Kenley Rowe and Hannah Perkins, the Lady Trojans scored seven runs in the bottom of the first. The runs kept coming…
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Charles City Lady Panthers finish as runners-up in Tidewater District Championship meet

By Robb Johnson | May 17, 2024 10:15 pm

Charles City’s Lady Panthers accumulated 116 points, finishing at the Tidewater District Outdoor Track & Field runners-up at the May 16 meet held on their home track. Derequa Johnson emerged as a double-event winner at the competition. Johnson captured the pole vault title with a clearance of 7’0” and also won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.93. Teammate Jaida Braxton emerged as the other event winner for the Lady Panthers, winning the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.86. Middlesex captured the Tidewater District championship with 185 points, while King William placed third with 78 points. Other results…
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New Kent Lady Trojans’ tennis team wins Group 3A Region A championship

By Community Member | May 17, 2024 9:22 am

New Kent’s Lady Trojans’ tennis team defeated the Grafton Lady Clippers to win the Group 3A Region A championship on May 16. The team will now represent the region at the state level. New Kent 5, Grafton 3 Singles: Cloud (G) def. Smith (NK) 6-0, 6-0; G. Vincent (NK) def. Bragenta (G) 0-6, 6-3, 10-8; Wathan (NK) def. Johnson (G) 6-1, 6-1; S. Vincent (NK) def. McCall (G) 6-3, 6-4; Brame (NK) def. Vora (G) 6-3, 6-0; Nair (G) def. Seeterlin (NK) 6-2, 6-0. Doubles: Cloud/Bragenta (G) def. Smith/Brame (NK) 6-0, 6-1; G. Vincent/Wathan (NK) def. McCall/Traore (G) 6-2, 3-3…
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Lady Trojans’ tennis edges Tabb in regional semifinals

By Community Member | May 17, 2024 9:20 am

New Kent’s girls’ tennis team defeated the Tabb Lady Tigers in the Group 3A Region A semifinals on May 15 to advance to the regional championship game. New Kent 5, Tabb 4 Singles: Crespo (T) def. Smith (NK) 6-2, 6-2; G. Vincent (NK) def. Cho (T) 6-2, 6-1; Rivera (T) def. Wathan (NK) 6-2, 7-5; Merfake (T) def. S. Vincent (NK) 6-2, 1-6, 10-3; Brame (NK) def. Golart (T) 6-2, 3-6, 10-8; Seeterlin (NK) def. Bahr (T) 6-0, 2-6, 10-8. Doubles: Crespo/Rivera (T) def. Smith/Brame (NK) 6-2, 7-5; G. Vincent/Wathan (NK) def. Cho/Merfake (T) 6-2, 6-3; S. Vincent/Seeterlin (NK) def….
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New Kent girls’ tennis win opening round of regional competition

By Community Member | May 14, 2024 6:31 pm

New Kent’s Lady Trojans swept York in the first round of the Group 3A Region A playoffs. The team will advance to take on Tabb in the semifinals. New Kent 5, York 0 Singles: Smith (NK) def. McCreery (Y) 6-3, 6-0; G. Vincent (NK) def. Browning (Y) 6-1, 6-0; Wathan (NK) def. Staik (Y) 6-1, 6-1; Brame (NK) def. Rembert (Y) 6-0, 6-1; Seeterlin (NK) def. Ferdon (Y) 6-1, 6-0.

New Kent Trojans hold onto win, captures Bay Rivers District championship

By Robb Johnson | May 14, 2024 9:55 am

New Kent High School’s eleventh win in a row came with a prize: a Bay Rivers District championship trophy. The Trojans held on for a 4-3 victory over the visiting Poquoson Islanders Monday afternoon, clinching the regular season title for the second consecutive year. The hosts started their scoring early, as Lane Boyette’s two-run home run provided an early lead. But that lead faded in the top of the second, as an error by the Trojans’ allowed Poquoson to push two runs across the plate and tie the game up. In the bottom of the fourth, Boyette would score again,…
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Kegley’s grand slam propels New Kent Lady Trojans’ to regular season title

By Robb Johnson | May 14, 2024 9:43 am

New Kent’s Lady Trojans’ accomplished their first goal of their 2024 Spring campaign: capturing the Bay Rivers District Championship. The Lady Trojans complied a 7-0 shutout Monday afternoon against the Poquoson Lady Islanders, clinching the regular season title in impressive fashion and avenging an earlier season loss. Behind great pitching on both sides, the game remained tied until the bottom of the fourth inning. After a Sydney Eubank walk, Hannah Tober’s base hit brought her home. Tober would cross home plate herself courtesy of Abbie Kegley’s double to provide the Lady Trojans a 2-0 lead. But in the bottom of…
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High schooler’s ‘Hole-in-One’

By Community Member | May 13, 2024 9:12 pm

New Kent ties Poquoson in girls’ soccer on Senior Night

By Robb Johnson | May 12, 2024 11:27 am

A hard-fought May 9 Senior Night contest between New Kent’s Lady Trojans and the visiting Poquoson Lady Islanders on the pitch went as far as it could go. In the end, the game resulted in a 1-1 tie between two teams jockeying postseason position. The game was physical in nature, as each team tried to feed off energy from each other. And it would be the Lady Trojans who put a dent in the scoreboard first. New Kent’s Olivia Allen breakaway led to her punching the ball in from 25 yards out, providing the hosts an early lead in the…
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