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NP3’s Mock Trial Team Competes in Scrimmages

By Jack Fedor
Co-Editor | The Pacific Times

NP3’s Mock Trial team will participate in its second scrimmage of the season this Saturday, Dec. 4.

LPS High School achieved eighth place last year in the Alameda County competition last year and NP3 High placed ninth in the Sacramento County competition.

NP3 High School is working to reach the playoffs this year after reaching the playoffs for the previous 10 years according to the tournament results on the Sacramento County Mock Trial website.

The team participated in its first scrimmage of the school year against LPS High School, of Oakland, Calif, on Nov. 18 and Nov. 19.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all scrimmages take place online via Zoom.

NP3’s defensive team participated in the Nov. 18 competition however the team lost their pretrial motion.

NP3 High’s team thinks that they performed well and they won the scrimmage, however there is no winner declared in scrimmages.

NP3’s prosecution team participated in the Nov. 19 competition. There was a technical difficulty for NP3 where a witness had to join the trial late, but LPS also had a missing witness for the beginning portion of the trial on Nov. 18.

Freshman Madelyn Crancer was said to be by coach Angel Pineda, “…to have fit her witness role the best,” in the trial on Nov. 19.

Coaches Pineda and Shani Roark, who has coached other mock trial teams in Sacramento County, said that there were a lot of procedures in the trial which would not be present in competition.

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