Chess teams earn top marks at tournament

The chess teams at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District had a successful showing at the chess tournament hosted by Palmer Laakso Elementary School in Los Fresnos on Oct. 27.

Coakley Middle School was awarded second place in the middle school division.

Sam Houston Elementary School was awarded first, seventh, sixth and third in the K-1, K-3, K-5/6 and K-12 division, respectively.

Individually, Coakley student Yvette Martinez and Sam Houston students Jacob Fox, Gabriella Seranno and Luis Cigarroa placed second, third, fourth and 11th in the K-8 division, respectively.

Oscar Cano, a student at Harlingen High School South, placed second for his individual performance in the K-12 division.

Over 200 students competed at the tournament.

Ed Downs Elementary School in San Benito will host the next tournament on Dec. 10.

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