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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 19, 2022

Sports

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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Lady Trojans make statement, bounce Colonial Heights to earn state berth in softball

By Robb Johnson | June 3, 2022 10:47 pm

After an early season scare from the Colonial Heights Lady Colonials, New Kent’s Lady Trojans focused on taking care of business to earn a berth to the Group 3A State Championships once again. No problem. New Kent coasted to a 14-1 victory over the visiting Lady Colonials, earning their right to the Group 3A Region A Championships and clinching a spot in the state tournament. New Kent however, found themselves on the rare side of being behind before they even went to bat. Brooke Hartman found her way across home plate after a wild pitch to put Colonial Heights ahead…
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New Kent advances to baseball regional championship game with shutout of Colonial Heights

By Robb Johnson | June 3, 2022 10:42 pm

Defeating a team early on in the season may build confidence, but it also provides an opponent the chance to grow and get better over time. But despite the effort by the visiting Colonial Heights Colonials, New Kent’s defensive effort proved it can get things done as well. New Kent blanked the visiting Colonials 6-0, advancing to the Group 3A Regional Finals and clinching a spot in the Group 3A State Championships. Commanding the mound for New Kent was Nick Redman, who tossed all seven innings in the shutout win. Meanwhile, the Trojan offense got going in the bottom of…
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Regional runners-up in girls’ tennis

By Community Member | June 2, 2022 5:43 pm

Lady Trojans get hot early, take down Lakeland in regional quarterfinals

By Robb Johnson | June 1, 2022 3:43 am

It didn’t matter what time New Kent’s Lady Trojans’ softball team took the field Tuesday evening; they were ready for action. Despite the one-hour delay, the hosting Lady Trojans cruised to a 19-3 victory over the visiting Lakeland Cavaliers in the opening round of the Group 3A Region A quarterfinals. Lakeland’s only highlight in the early going was having a runner reach base in the top of the first. But from there, New Kent got things rolling and in a hurry. After Norah Murray and Alline Alexander reached base, McKenna Mueller’s triple drove in her teammates for a 2-0 lead….
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New Kent compiles shutout in quarterfinal baseball win over Hopewell

By Robb Johnson | June 1, 2022 3:41 am

It’s been nearly two weeks since New Kent High School’s baseball team took the field. And after shaking off some first inning rust, the Trojans picked up where they left off at; with another win. New Kent’s Trojans cruised to a 10-0 victory over the visiting Hopewell Blue Devils in the Group 3A Region A quarterfinals Tuesday afternoon. Early on, the visiting Blue Devils rattled New Kent starting pitcher Thomas Wilson. After surrendering bases to Hopewell’s Demetrius Simms and Mason Cumbie, Wilson settled down, striking out the next two batters to escape the inning. Meanwhile, the Trojan bats were literally…
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Charles City places seventh in region, sends three athletes to state competition

By Robb Johnson | May 27, 2022 4:51 pm

Charles City’s Lady Panthers track and field team accumulated 32 points to finish seventh at the Group 1A Region A Track and Field Championships held on May 26 at their home track. Nevaeh Coney was the top award getter for Charles City, placing second in the girls’ triple jump (32’3”), fourth in the girls’ long jump (14’6”), and fourth in the girls’ 400-meter dash (1:08.66). Teammate Janiya Washington finished third in the girls’ 400-meter dash (1:08.16), while Surayyah Tinsley placed fourth in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles (57.75). All three Lady Panthers will be participating in the Group 1A State Championships…
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