HHS chess team 2nd at state

Members of Hillsboro?s runner-up chess team K-12 team at the Class 2-1A state tournament are (from left) Matthew Denholm, Kayla Gunn and Franklin Jost.The Hillsboro Chess Guild high school team placed second in Class 2-1A at the KSCA State Cham?pionships Chess Tourna?ment March 12 in Lawrence.

?The high school team placed second with only three team members, when the top four scores for each team count toward team score,? said Leah Rose, sponsor. ?Our team was actually in a tie for first, but ended up in second after tie-breaks.?

The K-5 division had 112 participants, K-8 had 180, and K-12 had 171.

?Overall, our students had a good season and a strong finish at state,? Rose said. ?They should be proud of themselves and the community should be proud of them as well.?

Following are the individual results:

? K-5 Division: Zachary Denholm, 55th (3-3); Barron Talbott.

? K-8 Division: Jacob Den?holm, ninth (5-1); Abby Fryhover, 47th (4-2); Jason Latham.

? K-12 Division: Matthew Denholm, eighth (4-0-2); Kayla Gunn and Franklin Jost.

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