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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 30, 2023


Three second half goals power Lady Trojans into regional soccer semifinals

By Robb Johnson | May 28, 2023 7:20 pm

A strong second half by the New Kent Lady Trojans was enough for them to defeat the visiting Lady Cavaliers of Lakeland 4-1 in Friday night’s Group 3A Region A quarterfinal soccer contest. New Kent scored within the first five minutes of the contest, a lead that would hold up until the second half. Lakeland began the second half of play with a goal of their own. But New Kent rallied behind goals with Bianca Yates punching in a score, followed by a penalty kick conversion by Morgan Schalasny. The Lady Trojans iced the contest with 27:46 remaining in the…
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New Kent blanks Hopewell in regional baseball quarterfinals win

By Robb Johnson | May 28, 2023 10:46 am

New Kent’s Trojans took what once was a close game to a blowout during Friday afternoon’s regional quarterfinal contest against the visiting Hopewell Blue Devils. New Kent compiled a 7-0 shutout victory, advancing to the Tuesday semifinals contest. It wouldn’t be until the bottom of the third when the runs begin registering for the Trojans. With the bases loaded, Michael Hetzel’s connection drove in two runs to provide the hosts a lead they would never relinquish. After adding a run in the bottom of the fifth (3-0), the Trojans stretched their lead as Carson Seely’s double drove home a run,…
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New Kent not spooked by Lady Phantoms, cruises in quarterfinal win

By Robb Johnson | May 28, 2023 10:29 am

New Kent’s Lady Trojans quest to repeat for a state title opened Friday afternoon in a quarterfinal contest against the visiting Lady Phantoms. For the hosts, it didn’t take long to move on to the semifinals. New Kent cruised to a 20-0 win, advancing to Tuesday afternoon’s semifinal contest. The Lady Trojans got on the board early behind a three-run double from Abbie Kegley. Cassidy Branch singled, driving home Kegley and providing New Kent a 4-0 lead. New Kent added 16 more runs in the remainder of the contest. Meanwhile, Alline Allexander and Amber Greiner controlled the mound, combining for…
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Lamprecht, Wright emerge as Region 3A track and field champions

By Andre Jones | May 26, 2023 10:57 pm

Isaac Lamprecht earned gold in the boys’ 3200-meter run while teammate Ryan Wright captured the pole vault title as New Kent finished fifth in the Group 3A Region A Championships held May 23-24 at Lakeland High School. Lamprecht ran a time of 9:58.93 in the 3200-meter run, edging Lafayette’s A.J. Koval by a second to capture the event. Wright’s clearance of 13’0” was the top performance in the pole vault as he prevented Tabb’s Tigers from capturing the top three spots. New Kent compiled 64.33 points to earn the top five finish. Bay Rivers District foe Tabb won the meet…
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Charles City Lady Panthers finish tenth at Region 1A track and field championships

By Andre Jones | May 25, 2023 9:53 pm

Charles City’s Lady Panthers scored six points, good enough to finish in 10th place at the Group 1A Region A Outdoor Track and Field Championship meet held on their home track on May 24. Janiya Washington turned in the best performance for Charles City, placing fourth in the girls’ 400-meter dash with a time of 1:04.20. Teammate Jaela Smith accounted for the other points for the Lady Panthers, placing fifth in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles with a time of 57.73. Washington will advance to the Group 1A state championship meet on June 2-3 in Harrisonburg, as she met qualifying standards…
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Spring sports signing day at New Kent High School

By Robb Johnson | May 25, 2023 9:40 pm

Beachfest all-tournament team

By Community Member | May 25, 2023 9:14 pm

New Kent’s Lady Trojans captures Bay Rivers District title with 7-0 win

By Robb Johnson | May 20, 2023 4:59 am

Remaining positive and figuring out solutions to problems usually factors into everyday life. That motto applied to New Kent’s Lady Trojans in the May 18 Bay Rivers District Championship contest against the York Lady Falcons. With the offense clicking at the right time, New Kent defeated York 7-0, clinching the title for a third consecutive season. It would take a while for the Lady Trojan offense to get going. In the bottom of the fourth, Hannah Tolber and Kennedy Ziglar crossed home plate to provide the hosts a 2-0 lead. The bottom of the sixth inning is when the flourish…
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Washington wins two events, Charles City Lady Panthers fifth in district

By Andre Jones | May 20, 2023 4:05 am

Charles City Lady Panther sprinter Janiya Washington earned two district titles as part of the Tidewater District Track and field championships held May 18 held in Charles City. Washington captured gold in the girls’ 100-meter dash with a time of 13.32 and the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:05.46. Her time in the 100-meter dash automatically qualified her for the Group 1A State Track and Field Championships in June. Charles City’s Lady Panthers accumulated 47 points, good enough for a fifth-place finish at the district championship meet. On the boys’ side, Charles City’s Ashton English earned bronze in the…
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New Kent Lady Trojans’ tennis capture first regional championship since 2000

By Community Member | May 20, 2023 12:36 am

New Kent High School’s Lady Trojans’ tennis team captured the Group 3A Region A championship with a 5-1 victory over the Lakeland Lady Cavaliers Friday afternoon. It is the school’s first regional championship in the sport since 2000. The Lady Trojans’ will now advance to the state tournament that begins on June 2, with New Kent expected to host the opening round. New Kent 5, Lakeland 1 Singles: Ross (NK) def. Benson (L) 6-3, 6-1; Smith (NK) def. Holland (L) 6-1, 6-1; Davis (NK) def. Campbell (L) 6-2, 6-2; Wathan (NK) def. Myrick (L) 6-0, 6-0; Jackson (L) def. M….
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