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LA SALETTE

CHESS

2020-2021 season

 
Image by Wim van 't Einde

coach:

brother simon

PLAYERS

#1

#2

#3

christopher halligan

mATTHIAS

SCHELL

lUKE

pEDRY

Junior:

Halligan was a little bit disconcerted by the online meets this year, but he managed to win a respectable amount of games this season

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Season

Record: 9-7

#4

#5

#6

raphael

dvorak

LUKE

Dean

timothy

stafki

Senior:

Schell was disappointed by his final season due to the fact that all of the meets were virtual, rather than in person.  

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Season

Record: 8-8

Sophomore:

This year Luke experienced his first season on the varsity team. He did a good job stepping up and defeating opponents. 

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Season

Record: 12-4

Sophomore:

Playing aggressively, Raphael had no difficulty with the switch from physical chess matches to virtual ones. 

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Season

Record: 10-4

Junior:

The Lions team benefited  greatly by Dean's presence on fifth board. He won several games that caused the Lions to win the whole match.

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Season

Record: 13-3

In-League

Record: 9-1-6

In-League

Record: 9-1-6

Junior:

Tim Stafki  played an excellent 6th board this year. Despite being the last board, the Lions depended greatly on the outcome of his games to be able to overcome their opponents.

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Season

Record: 9-1-6

Junior Varsity

  1. noah henry

  2. peter dvorak

  3. nathan weiner

  4. eduardo gonzalez

  5. john reen

  6. xavier dean

  7. peter kozikowski

  8. andrew stafki

  9. liam bentz

  10. braden wall

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Brother Simon

Brother was on the chess team when he was student and has been coaching since 2019.

 
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THE

SEASON

2020-2021

MEETS:

Opponent

Brimfield High

Bismark-Henning

Olympia

Hartsburg-Emden

Mattoon

Lincoln Community

Bloomington Catholic

Normal Community West

Date

10/12/2020

10/19/2020

10/26/2020

11/09/2020

11/16/2020

11/30/2020

12/07/2020

01/11/2021

Score

R1: 19-39 (L)           R2: 21-37 (L)

R1: 37-21 (W)         R2:27-31 (L)

R1: 45-13 (W)         R2:47-11 (W)

R1: 58-0 (W)           R2: 58-0 (W)

R1: 45.5-12.5 (W)   R2: 58-0 (W)

R1: 42-16 (W)         R2: 47-11 (W)

R1: 47-11 (W)         R2: 34-24 (W)

R1: 0-58 (L)            R2: 7-51 (L) 

CONFERENCE RECORD:

11-5

THE SEASON IN REVIEW:

       The Lions' team this year ended with an exceptional record winning eleven of their 16 matches. The varsity team was composed of one senior, three juniors, and two sophomores. Though very young and inexperienced, the team managed to make significant progress over the space of the year and overcome many of their opponents. La Salette started their season with a pair of losses to a skilled opponent: Brimfield Highschool. With their next matchup, against Bismark,  the team split the event, being victorious for the first match and losing the second. Encouraged by their close games, the Lions proceeded to win their next ten games by a significant margin. After over a month of not playing, the team encountered their most difficult opponent in the year: Normal Community West. Losing both of the games, the Lions came away from the encounter with a focus - a focus on becoming the champions next year.

       With the team as young as it is, the Lions have a great hope for next year. By giving many of the younger players experience, the team will only lose one player next year. This encourages the team, and brings them to believe that next year will be even better.

2020-2021 Season Pictures:

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