Albert Lea High School mock trial team heads to championship

Published 3:04 pm Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Albert Lea mock trial team competed in the Region 6 playoffs on Wednesday at Brown County Courthouse in New Ulm, according to a press release.

Albert Lea, the third seed in Region 6, avenged an earlier loss to the defending region champions from St. Peter High School. Albert Lea defeated St. Peter 225-219 to earn a birth in the Region 6 championship on Thursday. Albert Lea will face the top seeded team from Maple River with the winner advancing to the Minnesota State Mock Trial Championships March 3-4 in St. Cloud.

“It’s an honor to be able to represent Albert Lea in the Region 6 championship,” said Albert Lea coach Neil Chalmers. “The kids and I are very excited for this opportunity.”

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The mock trial team said it would like to thank the staff in the Freeborn County Court Administrators office for allowing the team to practice at the Freeborn County Courthouse.