The dynastic Central Union High mock trial team captured its 11th Imperial County mock trial championship in 12 years with a win over Brawley Union High School during the final competition in El Centro on Thursday.
An elated Central teacher/coach Ron Nicholson said this morning, "You never lose a sense of excitement. You never lose the sense of what a big accomplishment this is. There's a lot of excitement here (Central) today.
"It's more exciting that we have this long winning record to defend," said Nicholson, who's team went undefeated this season with seven wins, including the finals.
Central will move into the state competition in Riverside on March 30, 31 and April 1. Central has placed in the top 10 among 35 to 40 schools nine of the 12 years it has competed. In 1998 Central captured the state crown. The team finished 12th last year.