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Zion Lutheran School IESA state chess team
Left to right, front row: Elijah Burton, Evan Derrick, Will Messner and J.R. Lynn.
Back row: Nathan Ford, Lance Podbelsek, Ethan Goodey and Michael Newhouse.

Zion Lutheran student wins medal at state chess tournament

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[March 10, 2014]  NORMAL  The chess team from Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln capped off a fine season by participating in the Illinois Elementary School Association state tournament Feb. 28-March 1 on the campus of Illinois State University.

Nathan Ford was the team's top finisher and won a bronze medal for second runner-up in the eighth-grade division. He had a 5-2 record.

Zion participants in the state chess tournament were Elijah Burton, Evan Derrick, Will Messner, J.R. Lynn, Nathan Ford, Lance Podbelsek, Ethan Goodey and Michael Newhouse.

Coaches of the ZLS chess team are Lloyd Mason and Dave Comstock.

[Text from file received from Zion Lutheran School, Lincoln]

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