Chess teams win at Smoky Valley

The Hillsboro Chess Guild recently began its season by competing in tournaments at Lindsborg and Marion.

At the Smoky Valley tournament in Lindsborg Oct. 18, both the K-8 team and the K-12 team placed first. The K-8 team included Jacob Den?holm, Abby Fryhover and Kayla Gunn. The K-12 team was comprised of Matthew Denholm, Jordan Fryhover and Franklin Jost.

Individually, Jacob Den?holm placed first, Abby Fryhover third and Kayla Gunn fourth in K-8. Matthew Denholm placed first, Jordan Fryhover second and Frank?lin Jost fourth in K-12.

At the Marion tournament Oct. 25, the K-8 team of Jacob Denholm, Abby Fry?hover, Kayla Gunn and Taryah Miller placed second. The K-12 team of Matthew Denholm, Franklin Jost, Sonja Jost and Kalen Moss also placed second.

Individually, Zachary Denholm placed sixth in K-5. In K-8, Jacob Denholm placed third, Kayla Gunn sixth, Abby Fryhover 17th and Taryah Miller 30th. In K-12, Matthew Denholm placed first, Franklin Jost third, Kalen Moss eighth and Sonja Jost 14th.

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