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Metcalf chess team brings home national honors, again

The Metcalf Junior High chess team once again brought home several team and individual honors from the National Junior High Chess Championships, held April 23-25 in Kentucky.

The tournament started in an outstanding fashion, with Metcalf earning a team co-championship and eighth graders Pratik Nehete and Zander Gorton being named individual co-champions in the blitz chess tournament.

Metcalf chess wins 28th state championship

The Metcalf Junior High chess team in Burnsville won the Minnesota State Junior High Chess Championship on March 28-29. It’s the 28th state chess title in Metcalf’s history, adding to the school’s reputation as one of the most successful junior high chess programs in the nation.

Top individuals for Metcalf were Cole Medin in 4th place, Zander Gorton in 6th, Pratik Nehete in 11th and Jackson Reichert in 12th overall.

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