CHESS SEASON UNDERWAY…AND NEARS COMPLETION
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.
CHESS TEAM OUTLOOK FOR 2018-19
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.