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CHARLESTON -- One Charleston High School speech team member reached the finals in one competition category during Saturday's sectional tournament.

Taylor Fleming placed sixth in one event but did not qualify for next week's state tournament.

Sectional results for CHS also included the team's performance in the round cast's eighth-place finish.

With a total of 13 CHS qualifying for the sectional, coach Nathan Hinote said the teams showed that it can reach a high level of competition.

"We have a young team with a lot of new members, so we'll come back stronger next year," he said.

The sectional took place at Olympia High School.

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Dave Fopay is a reporter for the JG-TC who covers Coles County, the local court system, Charleston schools and more.

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