Chess team accomplishments
The Gainesville Junior and Senior High Chess team won the second place trophy in the Howell County Chess Championship Oct. 26 in West Plains. Gavin Broderick received the fourth place medal in the high school division, and Ayden Argent was awarded fourth place in the middle school division. Pictured are, front row, from left: Shelby Goodman, Elijah Howard, Matt Dunn and Ayden Argent. Back: Zack Mathews, Tim Loach, Dyllon Mathews, Gavin Broderick, David Connell, Wesley Zacher. Melinda Peirce is the team’s coach.