Immaculate Conception School Chess Team members Christopher O’Connor (sixth grade), Eric Lee (fifth), Joshua Gleasman (fifth), Christian Lee (third), and Thomas Cooney (fifth) with Coach Jim Gonnella. (Photo courtesy Caroline A. Calimlim)
FAYETTEVILLE — The Immaculate Conception School chess team took first place among four teams in the K-6 Division at the Mott Road Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament on March 2 at Mott Road Elementary School. IC sixth-grader Christopher O’Connor placed sixth in the individual category. Coach Jim Gonnella’s IC team also included fifth-graders Eric Lee, Thomas Cooney, Joshua Gleasman, and Richard Riccelli, and third-grader Christian Lee. The chess team meets every week for an hour after school.