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March 29, 2011 - 5:28pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, mock trials.

Batavia High School continued its dominance in mock trial competition taking both of its matches in Geneseo on Monday, scoring 107 points.

Batavia will now face Warsaw tomorrow in Warsaw in the finals.

In the first round Monday, Batavia defeated Warsaw 56-54, and then defeated Byron-Bergen 51-44.  

Warsaw beat Pembroke 51-46.

Warsaw, Pembroke and Avon were all 1-1, but Warsaw made the finals on points with 105. Avon had 103 and Pembroke 93. Byron-Bergen was 0-2 with 98 points.

Points are based on a scoring system for the actions during the trial of the individual team members and are scored by the judge. The judge is not told what teams are involved in the competition.

March 25, 2011 - 12:19pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, schools, education, pembroke, mock trials.

Pembroke and Batavia came out of the quarter finals of the regional mock trial competition and are among five teams moving on to semi-finals.

Both Pembroke and Batavia's teams finished the quarter finals with a record of 2-0. Pembroke had 110 points and Batavia, 107.

The semi-finals will be held March 28 in Geneseo.

Because Avon and Byron-Bergen tied for fourth, right down to the tiebreakers, both teams will move on to the semi-finals. Typically, only four teams compete in the semi finals.

Both teams were 1-1 with 106 points.

Warsaw came in third with a record of 1-1 and 107 points.

District Attorney Lawrence Friedman, who organizes and champions the mock trials locally, said schedules have been arranged so all five teams can compete.

In round one, it will be Pembroke vs. Avon, Batavia vs. Warsaw and Byron-Bergen vs. Batavia. Round two will pit Byron-Bergen against Avon, and Warsaw against Pembroke.

The final rounds will be in Warsaw on March 30.

Photo: Maura Chmielowiec, Evan Sutherland and Patrick Flynn of the Batavia team.

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