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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | March 20, 2023


New Kent beats odds in 3-2 soccer win over Nansemond River

By Robb Johnson | March 18, 2023 5:21 pm

Sometimes the best way to determine a team’s true will power is to throw them into a situation where they have to overcome the odds. That was the case for New Kent’s Trojans in Friday night’s boys’ soccer contest. Despite having only 10 players on the field due to an early ejection, New Kent battled back to a 3-2 victory over the Nansemond River Warriors. Early in the contest, New Kent goalkeeper Lucas Bassetti was hit with a red card, resulting in his ejection from the game. But despite being down a player, the Trojans were the first to score…
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Lady Trojans drop contest against Hanover

By Robb Johnson | March 18, 2023 4:05 pm

Lady Trojans’ softball kicks off campaign to repeat with drubbing of Bruton

By Robb Johnson | March 16, 2023 8:16 am

As many coaches know, hitting the reset button after winning a championship is a must to have a team refocus and understand that a new season is in play. New Kent High School Lady Trojan Head Coach must have pushed the right ones with her group on March 15. The Lady Trojans coasted to a 24-0 win over the visiting Bruton Lady Panthers, kicking off their Spring 2023 campaign. After only pushing out one run in the opening frame, New Kent’s bats got going in the second. Abbie Kegley’s two-RBI triple factored into the hosts jumping out to a 7-0…
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New Kent bats explode as Trojans rout Bruton in baseball home opener

By Robb Johnson | March 16, 2023 7:49 am

After an exit from the regional playoffs that was earlier than expected, New Kent’s baseball team focus is now on rectifying that mistake with a fresh start in the 2023 campaign. A Mar. 15 contest against the visiting Bruton Panthers couldn’t have asked for a much better kickoff. New Kent cruised to a 17-0 victory over Bruton in the Bay Rivers District opener for both teams. With New Kent already ahead 3-0 in the first, Matthew Gentry’s base hit drove home Thomas Wilson to up the advantage to 4-0 for the hosts. Meanwhile, Trojan hurler Carson Seely overcame a rocky…
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Two early scores enough as New Kent downs Colonial Heights in home opener

By Robb Johnson | March 16, 2023 7:21 am

A new year means a fresh start on the pitch for New Kent’s boys’ soccer team. And a fresh start means kicking the season off with a win. Check and check. New Kent’s early scores in the opening half were enough for a 3-1 victory over the visiting Colonial Heights’ Colonials during the Mar. 14 matchup. It only took the hosts a little over seven minutes to find the back of the net. A throw in from Tyler Amos found teammate Mickel Prince, who sent a shot to the back of the net for the opening score. A few minutes…
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New Kent boys’ tennis wins season opener on road

By Community Member | March 15, 2023 1:27 am

New Kent’s boys’ tennis team started the season successfully by shutting out Colonial Heights on Mar. 14 in Colonial Heights. New Kent 9, Colonial Heights 0 Singles: Hanson (NK) def. Moody (CH) 6-1, 6-0; Krause (NK) def. Jiang (CH) 6-0, 6-1; Alexander (NK) def. Dong (CH) 6-2, 6-2; Evelyn (NK) def. Jackson (CH) 6-0, 6-3; Edwards (NK) def. Underhill (CH) 6-0, 6-0; Sorrell (NK) def. Walker (CH) 6-0. 6-2. Doubles: Lang-Crary (NK) def. Moody-Jiang (CH) 8-8 (8-6); Wood-Pezza (NK) def. Walker-Underhill (CH) 8-1; Douglas-Wood (NK) def. Dong-Yang (CH) 8-2.

Sweeping the home opener in girls’ tennis

By Robb Johnson | March 15, 2023 1:18 am

Washington runs personal best at Group 1A/2A Indoor State Track & Field Championships

By Andre Jones | March 15, 2023 1:13 am

Charles City’s Janiya Washington ran a personal best of 44.76 in the girls’ 300-meter dash at the Group 1A/2A Indoor State Track & Field championships held Mar. 1-2 at Liberty University. Washington, the only participant for Charles City, placed 11th overall in the event.

Branch earns bronze in boys’ triple jump at Group 3A State Indoor Track and Field Championships

By Andre Jones | March 15, 2023 1:13 am

New Kent County boys’ indoor track and field team accumulated 12 points, finishing 21st at the Group 3A Indoor State Track & Field championships held Feb. 27-28 at Liberty University. Ellis Branch was able to earn a spot on the podium in the triple jump competition. His leap of 42’9” garnered him a third place finish. He also earned another point by finishing eighth in the 300-meter dash with a time of 36.24. Ryan Wright accounted for the other points for the Trojans. He finished fourth in the pole vault competition with a clearance of 12’0”. On the girls’ side,…
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Petersburg sizes up New Kent, squash Trojans to end New Kent’s season

By Robb Johnson | February 23, 2023 7:53 pm

A Feb. 22 quarterfinal matchup in Petersburg saw the visiting New Kent Trojans facing a Crimson Wave team that had a size advantage over the visitors. And while the Trojans did their best early on to keep their distance from the hosts, it was Petersburg’s second quarter swing that closed the chapter on New Kent’s boys’ basketball season. Petersburg trounced New Kent 89-70 in the Group 3A Region A quarterfinal contest, thus ending the Trojans season with a record of 17-10. Early on, New Kent had to figure out how to slow down Petersburg’s Christopher Fields. Using his 6’7” frame,…
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