New Kent Charles City Chronicle

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


Second in Washington Birthday Bash tournament

By Community Member | February 23, 2023 7:26 pm

New Kent uses big second half to win opening round playoff contest

By Robb Johnson | February 22, 2023 10:19 am

Coming off their most successful season in a decade, New Kent’s Trojans opened postseason play with district rival Tabb, a team they have topped twice this season. That number rose to three Monday night. Behind a 29-point effort from Kyle Diggs, New Kent powered to a 63-45 victory over the Tigers, positioning them in the quarterfinals to take on the fourth-seeded Petersburg Crimson Wave on Feb. 22. With the Trojans leading 17-10 heading into the second quarter, New Kent’s offense stalled with shots not falling. Meanwhile, Tabb’s Isaiah Gregory carrying the team as he scored 11 of the team’s next…
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Charles City hangs tough in first half, but ultimately bounced by Northampton in playoffs

By Andre Jones | February 20, 2023 11:13 pm

During Charles City’s regular season encounter with the Northampton Yellow Jackets, the Panthers found themselves shocked by the speed of the guards and the present of 6’8” center Braden Justice. But in the Feb. 20 1A Region A quarterfinal matchup, the Panthers were much more prepared to handle the atmosphere. But despite the preparation and ability to hang in with the eighth-ranked Group A squad Northampton, Charles City fell 86-63 on the road Monday night, ending their season at 10-14. Northampton jumped out to two quick scores thanks to lay-ups by Ron Rico Bugg and Ronyell Coston. But instead of…
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New Kent Trojans finish third at Group 3A Region A indoor track and field championship meet

By Andre Jones | February 19, 2023 6:11 pm

New Kent’s boys amassed 80 points, good enough for third at the Group 3A indoor state track and field championships held Feb. 17-18 at the Boo Williams Complex in Hampton. Ellis Branch’s leap of 44’2” propelled him to the top spot in the triple jump competition, winning by more than two feet. He cleared 5’10” in the high jump, good enough to capture silver in that event. Teammate Isaac Lamprecht captured the top spot in the 3200-meter run, accumulating a time of 10:07.22. Bay Rivers District rivals Tabb (137) and Lafayette (102.5) finished ahead of the Trojans. On the girls’…
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New Kent High School wrestling finishes as state runner-up, title streak ends at four

By Andre Jones | February 18, 2023 8:47 pm

New Kent High School’s Wrestling Team saw its four-year Group 3A State Title win streak come to an end Saturday night. But the group still brought home hardware. The Trojans totaled 155 points at the state championship meet, finishing as the runner-up in the competition. New Kent was dethroned by Staunton River, who scored 216.5 points. New Kent had three wrestlers capture individual titles at the meet. Kyle Gibson won by decision over Staunton River’s Caiden Saavedra in the 126-pound division. Matthew Eberly scored a pinfall over Skyline’s Wyatt Bosley to win the 138-pound classification. Patrick Jordon continued his dominance,…
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Gutierrez wins Group 3A state diving title

By Andre Jones | February 18, 2023 7:38 pm

New Kent High School Aisling Gutierrez captured the state championship in the girls one-meter dive competition at the Group 3A State Swimming and Diving Championships held Feb. 16-17. Gutierrez amassed 487.40 points, easily outdistancing herself from her opponents to capture the victory. New Kent’s Lady Trojans scored 28 points in the event, finishing in 20th place at state championships. On the boys’ side, the Trojans accumulated 39 points, also good enough to finish 20th at the state competition. Freshman Dylan Konings was the top placer for the Trojans swimmers, placing 10th in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:08.10….
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Washington qualifies for state meet, accounts for all 13 points for Charles City at regional championships

By Andre Jones | February 16, 2023 5:04 pm

Charles City’s Janiya Washington ran a personal best of 45.65 in the girls’ 300-meter dash at the Group 1A/2A Region A Championship meet on Feb. 15 and automatically qualify for the state championship meet. Washington’s effort in the 300-meter dash earned her a fifth-place finish, but her time was below the standard of 45.82, automatically giving her a berth in the Group 1A State Track & Field Championships scheduled for Mar. 1-2. In additional to her 300-meter dash, Washington placed fifth in the girls’ 55-meter dash with a time of 7.82 and fourth in the girls’ 500-mter dash with a…
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Lafayette’s physicality overwhelms New Kent in district tournament championship game

By Robb Johnson | February 12, 2023 2:54 pm

A Friday night contest saw New Kent’s Trojans travel to take on the hosting Lafayette Ram for an opportunity to bring home a Bay Rivers District tournament trophy. But despite the fans coming out in droves to support the visitors, it was Lafayette who took away New Kent’s scoring options that ultimately factored into the final outcome. Lafayette’s defense disrupted New Kent’s offensive threats as they captured the Bay Rivers District tournament title with a 71-62 win. The Rams started off dominating the paint against the Trojans. Score after score by the hosts launched them to an 18-6 lead. It…
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New Kent High School wrestlers dominate for sixth consecutive regional title

By Andre Jones | February 12, 2023 11:17 am

New Kent High School’s Wrestling Team clinched their sixth consecutive regional championship with a dominating performance Saturday on their own home floor. New Kent accumulated 305.5 points, more than double than runner-up Lafayette who finished with 127.5 points, to win the Group 3A Region A championship. Bay Rivers District rival Tabb finished in third with 114 points. Eight New Kent grapplers finished as winners of their respective weight classes. Samuel Stamper pinned Tucker Cobb of Southampton to capture the 113-pound weight division. Peyton McNamee won via pinfall in the 120-pound division via pinfall of Nathan Taylor of Hopewell. Kyle Gibson…
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More collegiate signings from New Kent High School

By Robb Johnson | February 11, 2023 5:01 pm
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