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Metro Tech Knights named state chess champs


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  • Craig Pletenik/Phoenix Union High School District

The Metro Tech Knights, appropriately named, won the 2014 Canyon Athletic Association  State Chess Championship, April 28.

Actually, Metro Tech had two teams take first and second place. The Rooks placed first and the Bishops placed second.

The toughest match of the night had the Rook beating Bishop.  The Rook also placed first in regionals, with Bishop right behind.

Members of Team Rook are Du Vu, Christian Ramos, Jorge Avila, Miguel Solis and Juan Pina. 

Members of Team Bishop are  Dinh Vu, Victor Perez, Edgar Rodriguez, Jesus Osuna, and Ana Osuna.

The Metro teams, which also includes Team Paladin, are coached by Ric Gardea.