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60 Years Ago

Your editor’s occasional insistence that debate is a sport is not without precedent: witness this article on the exploits of our chess team.

from The Hermonite; vol. LXX, no. 7; p. 2 (January 19, 1957).

Varsity Chess Remains Undefeated;
Two Deerfield Meets In Near Future

            The Mount Hermon Chess Team upheld its record of “never defeated” by subduing a team from Springfield Classical High School by a score of 5-1 on Sunday, January 6th. Winners for Mount Hermon were Edward Maher, Peter Ong, Alan Skidgell, Tony Cameron, and Karl Neuse. The only loser was Barry Miller, to Ralph Guertin.

            Two meets with Deerfield have been scheduled for Jan. 20 and Feb. 3. These are considered the “big” meets of the year for the team, which has remained undefeated and untied since beginning interscholastic competition three years ago.

The February 16 issue of The Hermonite reported wins in these matches as well. --ed.