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2016 Results

Local Results (2-2)

Local Round 1: Prosecution 195 (48.38%) vs Sheldon 208 (51.61%) LOSS

Local Round 2: Defense 187 (44.52%) vs Kaleo Home School 233 (55.48%) LOSS

Local Round 3: Prosecution 211 (51.08%) vs Laguna Creek 202 (48.91%) WIN

Local Round 4: Defense 231 (52.73%) vs Ponderosa 207 (47.26%) WIN


River City Mock Trial represented Yolo County in the Sacramento Regional Mock Trial Tournament February 17-29 at the Gordon B. Schaber Courthouse in downtown Sacramento. Both Prosecution and Defense sides won a round against tough competition. Anahi Escobar, Ryan DelaRosa, and Annamaria Rizo (twice) received MVP recognition from their opponents. As the sole Yolo County school in the competition, River City automatically advances to state competition in March.


State Finals Results (0-4)

State Round 1: Prosecution 195 (46.76%) vs Chaminade (L.A.) 222 (53.24%) LOSS

State Round 2: Defense 209 (49.64%) vs Ft. Bragg (Mendocino) 212 (50.36%) LOSS

State Round 3: Defense 118 (41.40%) vs Camarillo (Ventura) 167 (58.60%) LOSS

State Round 4: Prosecution 144 (49.32%) vs Our Lady of Peace (San Diego) 148 (50.68%) LOSS

Dos Pueblos of Santa Barbara Co. defeated The Menlo School of Alameda Co. for the State Championship


The River City Mock Trial team competed in the California State Mock Trial Finals over the weekend of March 18-20 at the Sacramento County Courthouse in downtown Sacramento. The team faced tough competition from county champions from Los Angeles (Chaminade HS) and Ventura (Camarillo HS), and narrowly losing to champions from Mendocino (Ft. Bragg HS) and San Diego (Academy/OLP). Despite the four losses, team members Anthony Williams, Ryan Dela Rosa, and Anamaria Rizo (twice) received MVP recognition for the competition in each round. The team performed professionally, improved over the course of the season, and represented River City well. Congratulations to the entire team and our Attorney-coach Allison Zuvela.

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2015 Results

State Tournament: 1 Win - 3 Losses

Round 1: RCHS (P) 133 (46.02) Clovis High (Fresno Co.) 156 (53.98) LOSS

Round 2: RCHS (P) 216 (45.19%) Menlo School (San Mateo Co.) 262 (54.81) LOSS

Round 3: RCHS (D) 181 (48.27%) Middletown High (Lake Co.) 194 (51.73) LOSS

Round 4: RCHS (D) 138 (51.11%) Pleasant Valley (Butte Co.) 132 (48.89%) WIN

Local Tournament:  1 Win - 2 Losses - 1 Tie

Round 1: RCHS 176 Sheldon 176, TIE. It was a tie score, but the presiding judge gave the victory to Sheldon in the tiebreaker rule. His not guilty verdict had no bearing on scores or win/loss record.

Round 2: RCHS 145 (51.4184%) Sacramento 139 (48.5816%) WIN

Round 3: RCHS 210 (47.9452%) St. Francis 228 (52.0548%) LOSS

Round 4: RCHS 228 (48.0687%) Rio Americano 242 (51.9313%) LOSS

2014 Mock Trial Results

Congratulations to the 2014 RCHS Mock Trial team -- we made it through the season and the state finals, and you are all to be commended.


Local Tournament (2 Wins, 2 Losses)

Round 1 - El Camino 127 RCHS (Prosecution) 126 LOSS

Round 2 - RCHS (Defense) 139 Pleasant Grove 131 WIN

Round 3 - NP3 313 RCHS (Prosecution) 270 LOSS

Round 4 - RCHS (Defense) 282 Laguna Creek 267 WIN

Ana Chan, Violet Hamlet, and Deanna Gallegos received medals for outstanding performances. 

State Tournament in San Jose

Round 1 - Saddleback (Orange Co.) 272 RCHS Pros. 210 LOSS

Round 2 - Centennial (Kern Co.) 357 RCHS Pros. 287 LOSS

Round 3 - Rocklin (Placer Co.) 257 RCHS Def. 231 LOSS

Round 4 - Lee Vining (Mono Co.) 192 RCHS Pros. 180 LOSS

Brianna Mondia, Edgar Gonzalez, and Mandeep Walia (twice) were recognized as Most Valuable Performers in their rounds.

2013 Mock Trial students win medals

Several River City Mock Trial students were recognized at the 2013 regional Mock Trial awards for the Gordon B. Schaber Mock Trial Tournament held Feb.-Mar. 2013. Courtroom artist Rebecca Guan, prosecution attorney Deanna Gallegos, and witnesses Violet Hamlet and Brianna Bivians received medals for their performances. Team coaches selected Joel Kersey and Kate Brenenstall as team captains, Deanna Gallegos and Thomas Monce as Most Valuable attorneys, and Adam Rodgers, Eddie Gonzalez, Violet Hamlet, and Brianna Bivians as Most Valuable witnesses. Congratulations!

2012 team finishes best state tournament ever


The River City Mock Trial team competed as Yolo County Champion in the State Finals tournament in Sacramento and finished with its best season ever with a defense victory over Mono County and a prosecution victory over Madera County. One of our two losses was a razor-close 237-231 loss to Tulare County. River City finished 17th out of 32 schools, our highest ranking ever.

Round 1 - Prosecution 231 (49.4%) vs. Tulare High School 237 (50.6%) LOSS
Round 2 - Prosecution 223 (47%) vs Brawley HS 252 (53%) LOSS
Round 3 - Defense 186 (53.6%) vs Lee Vining HS 161 (46.4%) WIN
Round 4 - Prosecution 231 (51.2%) vs Yosemite HS 220 (48.8%) WIN

La Reina High School of Ventura County defeated Dos Pueblos High from Santa Barbara to take the state title in Sunday's championship round at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Sacramento. The national Mock Trial Tournament will be held in May in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mock Trial Team 2011

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2011 Scores


Round 1 Scores (two scorers): Pleasant Grove 131, River City 123

Totals for Scorers A+B: PG: 131 RCHS 59 + 64 = 123 (48.4252%)
O'Connor's Score: PG: 79 RCHS 73 (48.0263%)

Round 2 Scores (three scorers): River City 233, Natomas Pacific Pathway Prep (NP3) 208

Totals for Scorers A+B+C: RCHS 72 + 83 + 78 = 233 (52.8345%)

O'Connor's Score: RCHS 75 NP3 73 (RCHS 50.6756%)

Round 3 Scores (three scorers): Rio Americano 257, RCHS 206

Totals for Scorers A+B+C: RCHS 70 + 68 + 68 = 206 (44.4924%)
O'Connor's Score: Rio 96 RCHS 74 (RCHS 43.529%)

Round 4 Scores (three scorers): River City 209, Del Campo 201

Totals for Scorers RCHS 85 + 64 + 60 = 209 (50.9765%)

O'Connor's Score: RCHS 84 Del Campo 69 (RCHS 54.9019%)

Stegman's Score: RCHS 83 Del Campo 68 (RCHS 54.9668%)

Total Percentage for the 2011 tournament: 49.1709% (2-2 record)

Total Percentage for the 2010 tournament: 52.75% (2-2 record)

Total Percentage for the 2009 tournament: 49.20% (2-2 record)

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