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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 4, 2023


Charles City’s youth, inexperience factor into home-opening loss to Arcadia

By Robb Johnson | September 2, 2023 12:01 pm

Graduating 12 players from a team of 16 players last year, Charles City’s Panthers’ football team is in a complete rebuild. With 11 new players who have minimal experience on the gridiron, Charles City Head Coach Sherod Jones knows his teams would take some bumps, such as Friday night’s home opening contest. After being within striking distance for a quarter-and-a-half, the visiting Arcadia Firebirds scorched the Panthers as they scored the final 41 points in the game to win 49-6 in the non-district contest. Charles City got their first big break of the contest on Arcadia’s opening drive, as Firebird…
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Lady Trojans take advantage of overtime session, avenge earlier loss to Monticello

By Robb Johnson | September 2, 2023 11:21 am

New Kent’s Lady Trojans entered the Aug. 31 contest looking to avenge a loss to the Monticello Lady Mustangs. After dropping an earlier contest 3-1 to Monticello, it was gallant effort and pushing through an extra session that resulted in a home opening win for the Lady Trojans. New Kent defeated Monticello 1-0 to take the win. For most of the contest, both teams’ defenses fought off each other. New Kent Lady Trojans goalie Brie Otey fought off shot attempts from Lady Mustangs Lauren Garrett, but the hosts failed to muster any offense on their end. New Kent’s best attempt…
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New Kent sweeps Lafayette to open home volleyball slate with win

By Robb Johnson | August 30, 2023 3:17 pm

Looking to capitalize off a squad with a veteran presence, New Kent’s Lady Trojans opened their home volleyball slate Tuesday as they hosted the visiting Lafayette Lady Rams. And with Stuart Burnett at the helm for a second season, the hosts looked composed to become a viable contender in the Bay Rivers District. New Kent defeated Lafayette 25-13, 25-20, 25-12 in the district affair to kick off their home campaign. In the opening frame, a kill by sophomore Leah Rounds put the hosts ahead 5-4. But it was Evie Davenport’s lone kill of a night that sparked a 15-5 run…
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Charles City can’t maintain rallies as Essex sweeps season series

By Robb Johnson | August 29, 2023 2:33 pm

Monday afternoon’s volleyball matchup between the hosting Charles City Lady Panthers and the visiting Essex Lady Trojans saw a matchup of two programs looking to rebuild. For the hosting Lady Panthers, while they had their moments, sudden ends to rallies played into the downfall and their fourth consecutive loss. Charles City fell 8-25, 14-25, 15-25 in the non-district contest, allowing the Lady Trojans to sweep the season series. After Essex dominated the first set, Charles City was able to hold a lead (3-1) after an ace from Taniyah Williams and a score from teammate Cheyenne Christian. However, Essex strung together…
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Westmoreland pounds Charles City Lady Panthers in home opener

By Robb Johnson | August 23, 2023 9:59 pm

Charles City High School’s Lady Panthers’ volleyball team looked refreshed with a combination of new uniforms and several new faces. But in an Aug. 23 matchup against the visiting Westmoreland Lady Eagles, it was evident that more work is needed to produce wins on the board. Westmoreland swept Charles City 2-25, 9-25, 11-25 in straight sets in the non-district contest. In the opening frame, newcomers occupied the floor as Lady Panthers Head Coach Lillani Adkins wanted to get them used to the game and open lines of communication. But Westmoreland showed little mercy, rallying behind serves from Brittany Rose to…
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New Kent High School Fall 2023 Sports Schedules

By Community Member | August 16, 2023 6:29 pm

New Kent High girls’ volleyball Game time is 6:30 p.m. unless noted. Aug. 29- Lafayette Aug. 31- Grafton Sept. 5- Warhill Sept. 7- Tabb Sept. 12- Jamestown Sept. 14- York Sept. 16- Virginia Beach Invitational (1 p.m.) Sept. 19- Poquoson Sept. 21- Smithfield Sept. 26- Bruton Sept. 28- Lafayette Oct. 3- Grafton Oct. 5- Warhill Oct. 10- Tabb Oct. 12- Jamestown Oct. 17- York Oct. 19- Poquoson Oct. 24- Smithfield Oct. 26- Bruton New Kent High School football Game time is 7 p.m. unless noted. Aug. 31- Colonial Heights Sept. 8- Lafayette Sept. 14- Grafton Sept. 21- Warhill Sept. 29-…
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Charles City High School Fall 2023 Sports Schedules

By Community Member | August 16, 2023 6:22 pm

Charles City High girls’ volleyball Game time is 6:00 p.m. unless noted. Aug. 21- Essex (7 p.m.) Aug. 23- Westmoreland Aug. 24- Northampton Aug. 28- Essex Aug. 31- Westmoreland Sept. 5- Mathews Sept. 7- King & Queen Sept. 12- Carver Academy Sept. 14- John Marshall Sept. 19- Middlesex Sept. 21- King William Sept. 26- West Point Sept. 28- Mathews Oct. 2- John Marshall Oct. 3- King & Queen Oct. 5- Carver Academy Oct. 9- ARGS (5:30 p.m.) Oct. 12- Middlesex Oct. 17- King William Oct. 19- West Point Charles City High School football Game time is 7:00 p.m. unless noted….
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Lamprecht humble as he qualifies for world triathlon championships

By Robb Johnson | August 15, 2023 6:50 pm

Some kids dream of traveling the world and seeing locations only pictures could put in books. For rising New Kent High School Senior Isaac Lamprecht, his athletic talents have put many stamps in his passport. Lamprecht emerged as the U20 Sprint Triathlon National Championship, earning him an opportunity to participate in the Triathlon World Championships in Malaga, Spain. For Lamprecht, his journeys began at a young age. What started off as casual runs quickly homed in on a talent that opened doors for unimaginable opportunities. “I started running when I was seven, but I didn’t start participating in triathlons until…
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Lamprecht wins world championship gold

By Community Member | July 16, 2023 9:24 pm

Horse racing returning to Colonial Downs on July 13

By Community Member | July 10, 2023 8:20 pm

Live horseracing will return to Colonial Downs in New Kent starting July 13. Under the new ownership of Churchill Downs, racing will be held every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with post times beginning at 1:30 p.m. “It’s an exciting time for Colonial Downs and New Kent County in 2023,” said Frank Hopf, Senior Director of Racing Operations. “The goal is to provide our guests a terrific experience and with the return of weekend racing, world class stakes racing and new amenities, we are on the right path this season.” Family activities and entertainment will be offered every Saturday. Premium tickets…
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