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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 28, 2022

Sports

New Kent sweeps I.C. Norcom in volleyball regional quarterfinals

By Robb Johnson | November 2, 2022 8:48 am

In college sports’ tournaments, sometimes it’s not about the record, but when you are clicking. For New Kent’s Lady Trojans volleyball team, they’ve picked the time to be at the near peak of their game. New Kent coasted to a 25-8, 25-13, 25-13 in a straight set win over the I.C. Norcom Lady Greyhounds in the quarterfinals of the Group 3A Region A tournament, setting up a date with Bay Rivers District rival York for an opportunity to head to the playoffs. In the opening set, New Kent jumped out to a huge 20-6 lead with I.C. Norcom struggling to…
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New Kent explodes for 62 first half points in Senior Night win over Jamestown

By Robb Johnson | October 30, 2022 6:10 am

After edging Tabb last week on the gridiron, New Kent High School’s football team knows that they don’t want to face a similar situation as last year by letting the computers decide if they qualify for a regional playoff berth. For that to not happen, the Trojans have to keep winning games on the field. They did just day Friday night. New Kent exploded to 62 first half points as they easily disposed of the visiting Jamestown Eagles 62-7 to capture the Senior Night win and keep their postseason hopes alive. Special teams set up the first score for the…
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Lamprecht finishes as runner-up at Bay Rivers District championship cross-country meet

By Community Member | October 26, 2022 12:15 am

New Kent’s Isaac Lamprecht finished as runner-up in the Bay Rivers District Championship cross-country meet held Tuesday afternoon at Jamestown High School. Lamprecht clocked a time of 15:54.66 to earn the silver, finishing behind Grafton’s Connor Linehan. Scorers for the Trojans were Will Ashley (22nd-17:50.70), Ryan Wright (35th-18:18.07), Luke Holloway (42nd-18:46.47), and Luis Macia (45th-18:54.56). Other participants were Logan Rooks (48th-19:08.68) and Brandon Crooms (19:35.63). New Kent’s boys’ team finished in sixth place with a score of 146. Jamestown captured the boys’ title with a score of 53. On the girls’ size, Madison Johnson earned a top ten finish to…
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ODGSL championship teams

By Community Member | October 23, 2022 11:22 am

New Kent survives scare from Tabb, keeps playoff hopes alive

By Robb Johnson | October 23, 2022 1:48 am

After dropping their homecoming contest to Grafton, New Kent’s Trojans find themselves in a position that they prefer not to be in when it comes to playoff positioning, on the outside looking in. And in a Friday night road game at Tabb, things didn’t seem promising for the Trojans. But a miscue by the Tabb Tigers late in the contest resulted in New Kent’s Ashton Whitlow’s late game score that elevated the Trojans to a 14-13 win, keeping their playoff hopes alive. Early in the first quarter, Whitlow intercepted Tabb signal-caller Cole Sigler, returning it deep into Tiger territory and…
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New Kent battles Warhill in five-set win to cap off Senior Night

By Robb Johnson | October 21, 2022 6:47 pm

After sweeping the Warhill Lady Lions in the season earlier, New Kent’s Lady Trojans looked to cap off their home slate with a win on Senior Night. But in the Oct. 20 rematch, it would take a lot more effort and gritty determination to upend Warhill. Fighting for five tenacious sets, New Kent emerged as the victor 25-13, 25-27, 25-20, 24-26, 15-10 to cap off a successful Senior Night celebration. In the first set, both teams battled back and forth, locking up at a tie at nine apiece. But Aubrey Hyndshaw made the most of her Senior Night, executing one…
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Third consecutive middle school championship

By Community Member | October 21, 2022 8:52 am

Charles City’s hot start fizzles, West Point sweeps Lady Panthers on Senior Night

By Robb Johnson | October 21, 2022 8:43 am

After an emotional start full of energy and excitement during Thursday night’s home game against the visiting West Point Lady Pointers, Charles City’s Lady Panthers looked to ride that momentum in an attempt to upset the visitors on Senior Night. Instead, that energy took a complete 180-degree turn as the match proceeded. After providing the guests an early set scare, Charles City fell 14-25, 8-25, 5-25 to West Point, concluding the Fall 2022 season. Early on, serves from Janiya Washington excited the crowd, notching three consecutive aces for an early 4-0 lead. That lead increased to 9-3 after Lady Panther…
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King William takes down improved Lady Panthers team in straight sets

By Robb Johnson | October 18, 2022 11:07 pm

While many people look at the scoreboard in high school sports, the ability to create a culture and confidence in a program are key ingredients to build the future. And while Charles City’s Lady Panthers struggled all year to find the win column, their improvement is evident as depicted by Tuesday night’s contest against the visiting King William Lady Cavaliers. The hosts put up a fierce challenge, taking King William to the limit before falling 10-25, 15-25, 14-25 in straight sets in the Tidewater District contest. After falling behind by nine in the first set (11-2), Charles City Lady Panthers…
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Penalties, big plays plague New Kent as Grafton spoils Homecoming contest

By Robb Johnson | October 15, 2022 6:28 pm

Friday night’s homecoming football contest saw a New Kent team that have compiled five straight wins against a Grafton team that continues to improve. For the hosting Trojans who were riding an emotional high after a road win at York, the visiting Clippers put a damper on all celebrating that night. Grafton built up a double-digit lead after the halftime intermission and coasted to a 29-13 win over New Kent in the Bay Rivers District contest. After a scoreless first quarter, Grafton was the first team to put points on the board. On the opening play of the second quarter,…
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