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Chess teams bring home hardware, including national title

Chess players from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 came back from the national scholastic chess championships with more than a few trophies, among them a first-place title for the Burnsville High School U1200 team.

The team of Chance Persons, Samantha Stadick, Mark Huttman and Nikolas Slemp won BHS’s first national chess championship, competing in the U1200 rating category. Chance, a ninth-grader, finished 9th individually, while senior Nikolas took 16th.

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.