GOSHEN — Three chess teams from Goshen finished in the top five in the state Saturday, March 24 at the Scholastic Chess of Indiana Team Finals at Hammond Morton High School, Hammond.

Placing second in Indiana in the eighth grade/under division was the Goshen Middle School team of Logan Miller, Cole Johnston, Sam Kreps-Long and Emre Gulec.

Finishing fourth in the state in the 12th grade/under division was the Bethany Christian High School team of Tim Cartmel, Simon Graber Miller, Kameron Branum and Joseph Mounsithiraj.

Placing fifth in Indiana in the sixth grade/under division was the GMS A team of Moses Kratzer, Kevin Sixtos, Anton Alstrom-Brookhyser, Calvin Strader and Evan Hochstedler.

Another Bethany team—in the eighth grade/under division—also garnered a trophy by finishing ninth in the state.

Other Elkhart County teams competing Saturday in Hammond were:

• Third Grade/Under—Chandler, Parkside and Prairie View elementary schools (Goshen) and Cleveland Elementary School (Elkhart)

• Sixth Grade/Under—GMS B, Bethany Christian Middle School, and Chandler and Parkside elementary schools (all of Goshen) and Roosevelt STEAM Academy (Elkhart)

Individual standouts Saturday from Elkhart County schools were:

• Jordy Miller, Parkside, 6–0, third grade/under

• Ian Saner, Chandler, 4–0, sixth grade/under

• Andrew King, GMS, 3–0, sixth grade/under

• Isaac Moore, Chandler, 5.5–0.5, third grade/under

• Cole Johnston, GMS, 4.5–0.5, sixth grade/under

A total of 657 Hoosier students on 154 teams competed Saturday in Hammond.

For more information, contact Joe Riegsecker at joepye@pobox.com or 533-9218.


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