Local school triumphs in state tournament

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: BRENDON THRASH - The members of Lake Oswego Highs award-winning chess team are, from left: Daniel Seitz, Pranav Sharan, Lyman Shen, Patrick Butenhoff and Yuriy Kamsha.The Lake Oswego High School chess team showed off its prowess with the game of Bobby Fischer, maneuvering kings, queens, rooks, bishops, knights and pawns successfully in a recent state competition.

The LOHS team tied with a Milwaukie school for third place overall in the Oregon High School Chess Team Association Championship on Feb. 28 and March 1 at South Umpqua High School in Myrtle Creek. The LOHS group also earned second place in the 6A category it was competing in.

The 51st annual chess tournament was open to Oregon students in sixth to 12th grade. Crescent Valley High School of Corvallis snagged the top spot, and Lincoln High School of Portland took second place.

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