JEHS Places in Chess Tournament
The Economedes High School Chess Team, in the first competition in the history of the school, took home a 3rd Place Overall Trophy at the South Middle School Chess Tournament held on December 10, 2016. The tenacity and determination for the team came through as they tied for second overall with 12 points (only 1 point behind first). The tiebreaker, however, went to the other team since most of the Economedes’ players were not ranked (being their first tournament). All of the Economedes’ players took individual trophies for their performance with Johnny Luna taking 2nd Place, Samantha Lozano 3rd, Vivian Lozano 6th, Jose Galvan 7th, Israel “Bucky” Reyes 9th, and Vicente Quintanilla taking 10th in the veterans division. Congratulations Chess Team! The Chess sponsors are Brad Stiles, Freddy Esparza, and Hector Vazquez.