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Eagle-eyed Eagle

Logan Stetler, a fourth-grader at Riverview Elementary School, whose mascot is the eagle, scouts his next move with a keen eye during a chess tournament Friday with Animas Valley Elementary School. The two schools are the only ones in Durango School District 9-R with chess clubs. “Chess gives these students great intellectual stimulation and teaches good sportsmanship,” said Dr. Barry Hillmer, who heads the Riverview club, which hosted the event. Enlarge photo

SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald

Logan Stetler, a fourth-grader at Riverview Elementary School, whose mascot is the eagle, scouts his next move with a keen eye during a chess tournament Friday with Animas Valley Elementary School. The two schools are the only ones in Durango School District 9-R with chess clubs. “Chess gives these students great intellectual stimulation and teaches good sportsmanship,” said Dr. Barry Hillmer, who heads the Riverview club, which hosted the event.