By Dalton Carver
The sound of swords and shuffling feet could be heard at the Ouray Community Center last Wednesday evening.
Fencers of all ages took to the blade to see where their skills stacked up against each other.
In the end, it was a 12-year-old, Hunter Maclennan, who took the gold medal.
Subsequent hardware winners were Emmalee Taylor and Jason Matesevac with silver and Charlie Hinchey and Alec Bridges with bronze.
The tournament was the culmination of a fall season coached by John Kissingford, fencing veteran and English teacher at Ouray High School.
Kissingford, who has fenced for nearly 35 years, has an illustrious resumé when it comes to the sport.
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