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Checkmate! Solon Middle, High School Chess Teams Win State Championships

Congrats to the high school and middle school chess teams for their accomplishments!

The chess teams for and Middle schools won the state championship earlier this month.

It's the first time the high school has won the state championship in chess.

The team not only won in the April, but also won the state competition in December for the 7th and 8th grade level.

The teams were recognized for their accomplishments at the Solon Board of Education meeting this week.

Congratulations to Solon High School members: Coach Sean Yee and team members Peter Shi, Jigar Saraiya, Sharan Subramanian, Reid Fu, Kyle Qian, Savva Madar, Gabe Baznik, Kevin Ye, Roman Isakov, Chris Abraham, Ian Chan and Luv Jain.

Congratulations to Solon Middle School members: Coach Tony Dunlap and team members Congwu Li, Ian Golias, Joey Simone, Joel Jaffe, Danual Guo and Lawrence Lui.

Two students also represented in the competition. Alan Liu finished in a three-way tie for first place  in the championship division and is co-middle school individual champion. Tony Zhang finished in third place in the reserve division.

Congrats Comets!

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