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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | June 27, 2022

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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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Key defensive play late factors into New Kent’s state quarterfinal win over William Monroe

By Robb Johnson | June 8, 2022 4:37 pm

After being denied two consecutive years for a state championship in softball, New Kent’s Lady Trojans focused on the task at hand and the simple goal of taking it one game at a time. That was what it took in Tuesday afternoon’s matchup against the visiting William Monroe Lady Dragons. Surviving a late rally from the visitors, New Kent survived 3-2 to advance to the state semifinals for a date against undefeated Fort Defiance in Spotsylvania. The game remained in a stalemate until the top of the third inning. Noah Murray’s triple placed her in scoring position for the Lady…
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Meridian explodes in fifth inning, eliminates New Kent from baseball state tournament

By Robb Johnson | June 8, 2022 4:16 pm

New Kent High School’s baseball team began the tough task of capturing a state championship Tuesday afternoon as they hosted the Meridian Mustangs. But one thing the Trojans learned, is that nothing is ever given, and the miscues against the Mustangs was a wrong time to learn that lesson. Meridian overpowered New Kent 9-4, ending the season of the Trojans at 21-3. The visitors were able to take advantage in the top of the first inning. Singles by Jack Flanagan and Thomas Downs allowed clean-up hitter Alex Lacroix base knock that drove two runs home to provide the visitors a…
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Spring softball success

By Community Member | June 8, 2022 1:36 am

New Kent captures regional championship for third consecutive year with victory over Tabb

By Robb Johnson | June 6, 2022 11:36 am

The old adage is that beating a team three times in a season is a difficult task. For New Kent’s Lady Trojans, they had to take down a Bay Rivers District rival for a third time to host a home state softball game. They did just that. New Kent defeated the invading Tabb Lady Tigers 6-2 in the Group 3A Region A Championship game to win and host a state quarterfinal game Tuesday afternoon. After an early run from Tabb in the top of the first, New Kent countered the run thanks to Norah Murray’s triple and subsequent score from…
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