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The Spartans returned home from the IHSA State Speech Tournament with fifth place honors. Individual event finalists included: Mercedes Lopez, Second Place in Humorous Interpretation; Marlene Favila, Second Place in Informative Speaking; Mercedes Lopez, Fourth Place in Original Comedy; Joshua Cash and Jacob Montesano, Fifth Place in Humorous Duet Acting; Megan Baker, Fifth Place in Original Oratory.
It is said that athletics is 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical. For Graduate Don Kalkstein, harnessing the psychological side of sports makes 100 percent of a difference in the outcome. Kalkstein who focuses on sports psychology for professional sports teams has helped players of two World Championship teams in two different sports, and he is going to be inducted into the OLCHS Hall of Fame at the Winter Sports Awards on March 8.
The chess season spans several months, beginning in September and concluding with the state finals in February in Peoria. The 2016-2017 Spartan chess team consisted of 17 dedicated players. The Junior Varsity team finished with a 4-7 record and the varsity team finished 9-3 and placed third in the SSC Red division. The varsity team consists of the “best” eight players on the team ranked from board one to board eight. Almost half the varsity team was comprised of Sophomores.
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