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Hillsboro Chess Guild is third in 3A

Hillsboro Chess Guild members traveled to Blue Valley Northwest High School Saturday at Overland Park, where they competed with the best chess players in the state.

Hillsboro High School placed 11th out of 27 schools of all sizes. Only Chaparral High School and Wichita Independent placed ahead of HHS among 3A schools.

The kindergarten-through-sixth-grade team placed third out of 11 teams.

The fifth-grade-and-younger team placed seventh among 14 teams.

In the kindergarten-through-third-grade division, the team placed fifth out of 20 teams.

With 20 students competing, it was the largest group the guild has taken to state, sponsor Janet Whisenhunt said.

Individual results

Kindergarten through third grade

Jacob Denholm, 14th; Julian Hessel, 33rd; Jenna Hinerman, 68th; Addie Berens, 74th; Alex Lubbers, 81st

Kindergarten through fifth grade

Benjamin Koop, 19th; Jonathan Hinerman, 27th; Dakota Klein, 56th; Colin Settle, 57th; Brodie Rathbone, 76th

Kindergarten through sixth grade

Jordan Fryhover, 10th; Matthew Denholm, 16th; Leighton Wagner, 39th; Reece Berens, 40th

Kindergarten through 12th grade

Michael Christian, 22nd; Matthew Richert, 48th; Daniel Gray, 68th; Justin King, 92nd; Marshall Hoffner, 102nd

Hillsboro teams earn trophies at home meet

Hillsboro Chess Guild earned third-place trophies in the third-grade-and-younger and fifth-grade-and-younger divisions of a tournament March 6 in Hillsboro. The eighth-grade-and-younger and 12th-grade-and-younger teams each placed fourth.

Individual Results

Kindergarten through third grade

Jacob Denholm, fifth place; Addie Berens, 13th place; Elias Kalua, 15th place

Kindergarten through fifth grade

Hessel, 14th place; Lubbers, 15th place; Rathbone, 23rd place; Jonathan Hinerman, 24th place; Settle, 25th place; Klein, 30th place; Jenna Hinerman, 32nd place

Kindergarten through eighth grade

Fryhover, ninth place; Matthew Denholm, 24th place; Reece Berens, 29th place; Wagner, 35th place

Kindergarten through 12th grade

Gray, 11th place; Christian, 17th place; Hoffner, 19th place; King, 23rd place; Jeff Pritchard, 28th place; Richert, 29th place

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