Coed Varsity Chess · 2018-2019 Chess Team Outlook and Results


The 2018-19 Chess Season starts early on has completed most of its schedule. Below are recaps of their matches:

On October 25, the East Chess team fell in a tight match to the Highlanders of Oak Hills by a score of 3-2.    Scoring for the Hawks were Francesco Costanzo at Board 3 and Brayden Kesterman at Board 4.


The East Chess team traveled to the West side of the district for a match against the Firebirds on October 30.   The Hawks fell to the Firebirds by a score of 3.5-1.5.     Scoring for the Hawks were Magnus Miller at Board 2 and Brayden Reichelderfer knotted a draw at Board 1 earning the half point.


The East Chess team hosted the Aviators from Sycamore on Thursday, November 1.    Sycamore had the better day, defeating the Hawks 4.5-.5    Scoring for East was Magnus Miller at Board 2.   The Hawks next travel to Fairfield on Tuesday, November 6


The Thunderhawk Chess team visited the Indians of Fairfield.   Although both Kenta Thompson and Brayden Reichelderfer secured victories at Boards 5 and 1 respectively, the Indians beat the Hawks, 3-2


The Lakota East Chess team traveled south to battle the Vikings of Princeton.   The Hawks soared with might earning three checkmates and a draw to secure a 3.5 to 1.5 victory.      Magnus Miller, Brayden Kestermann, Colin Raskel, and JR Kelly all scored for the Hawks


East defeated Colerain on Tuesday, Nov. 13 by a score of 5-0.


Mason handed East a 5-0 shutout on Thursday, Nov. 15th.


On Tuesday, November 27th, the East Chess Team hosted the Big Blue from Hamilton and prevailed with a 4-1 victory.   Scoring for the Hawks were Brayden Reichelderfer, Francesco Costanzo, Colin Rakel and Jacob Zimmerman. 


East’s record improves to 3-5 overall and will visit Middletown on Thursday, Nov. 29th for their regular season finale.

The Chess GMC Championships are slated for Monday, Dec. 3rd at Sycamore HS.


After graduating 4 of the top 7 boards from last year’s 12-4 third place GMC finish, the 2018 Lakota East Chess team has its youngest lineup with only two seniors on the varsity roster.   However, with a strong incoming freshmen class who have already displayed much potential to succeed along with a few varsity returners, the Hawks are excited about their upcoming season and developing for success down the road.