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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 27, 2023


A nice ‘ring’ to it

By Robb Johnson | January 26, 2023 11:37 pm

New Kent squanders double digit lead as Grafton battles back for victory

By Robb Johnson | January 26, 2023 11:22 pm

New Kent’s Trojans hit their high earlier this season with a seven-game win streak. Now, the team must find out how to bounce back from one of their lows. Behind 14 points on 17 offensive rebounds and 10 New Kent turnovers, the visiting Grafton Clippers edged the Trojans 64-61 in the Jan. 25 Bay Rivers District contest. After Grafton jumped out 4-0, New Kent’s Kemauri Palmer responded with a close-range basket. Teammate Isaiah Carr’s three provided the host a brief lead before the guests responded with a trifecta of their own. However, the hosts were able to use an Ethan…
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Patrick Henry uses athleticism to outpace Charles City on hardwood

By Robb Johnson | January 25, 2023 8:44 am

Three years ago, Charles City’s Panthers traveled to Patrick Henry in Ashland to take on a Patriots team in a competitive contest. During a return trip on Jan. 23, the Patriots made sure their athleticism and ability to get to the basket would be something that Charles City couldn’t handle. Behind a strong second quarter and a late fourth quarter run, Patrick Henry defeated Charles City 80-60 in the non-district affair. After Charles City’s Jonlei Coles corner three-pointer provided the Panthers what would turn out to be their only lead of the night, the Patriots would rattle off 12 of…
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New Kent High School Athletics 2023 Hall of Fame Class

By Robb Johnson | January 21, 2023 5:16 pm

Smithfield grinds out win to snap New Kent’s seven-game win streak

By Robb Johnson | January 21, 2023 5:12 pm

New Kent’s Trojans were riding a seven-game winning streak as they engaged in a rematch against the visiting Smithfield Packers. After the Trojans struggled in their first contest against the Packers, it would be foul trouble and lackluster defense that led to Smithfield’s second victory over the Trojans. Several trips to the charity stripe by the visiting Packers would provide enough points as they escaped New Kent with a 68-63 victory in the Friday night Bay Rivers District contest. In the first quarter, it would be New Kent sophomore guard Will Ross who kept the game close for the hosts….
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Second at ‘Volley by the James’

By Community Member | January 18, 2023 8:04 am

Powerful third quarter propels Panthers to victory over West Point

By Robb Johnson | January 15, 2023 10:17 am

Winning is contagious, and after a year without any, Charles City’s Panthers have found the combination to end up on the right side of the scoreboard. Factor in a raucous home crowd of more than 300 people and a district rival, the positive momentum continues to favor the Panthers. After a close first half, Charles City outscored the visiting West Point Pointers 29-6 in the third quarter to power them to a 77-52 Tidewater District victory. In the first half, Charles City unveiled a 1-2-1-1 full-court press, capturing West Point off guard. The result was Charles City jumping out to…
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Lady Trojans snap losing skid with big victory over Bruton

By Robb Johnson | January 15, 2023 9:44 am

Turning the page into 2023 hasn’t been very kind to the New Kent Lady Trojans as they have dropped every contest. But a combination of preparation along with a ramped defense put that losing skid to an end. New Kent’s Lady Trojans jumped out on the visiting Bruton Lady Panthers en route to a 60-31 thrashing during the Jan. 11 Bay Rivers District matchup. Buckets by Lady Trojans Campbell Proffitt and Hannah Milby gave the hosts an early lead. After Bruton took the lead by two after a Ke’la Billups basket, New Kent compiled an 8-0 run, eventually leading to…
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Escaping with win at wrestling tri-meet

By Robb Johnson | January 13, 2023 12:59 pm

New Kent focuses on defensive end, locks down Warhill in 74-38 victory

By Robb Johnson | January 11, 2023 1:12 am

After the Goochland holiday tournament, New Kent Trojans Head Coach Garrett Ross challenged his team to be better on the defensive end. Challenge accepted. Behind an aggressive trapping defense and minimizing shot attempts, New Kent cruised to a 74-38 victory over the Warhill Lions in the Jan. 9 Monday night contest. New Kent jumped out to a 7-0 lead to kick off the game and never looked back. Contributing to the first quarter scoring barrage was Isaiah Carr, who drained three trifectas for the Trojans. Teammate Will Ross joined in with one of his own from the corner. The result…
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