Returning from the Big Apple to the Glass City as champions

. November 25, 2013.

After a three-day battle, the Southview Mock Trial Team returned home from the Big Apple as world champions.

The team won the world title at the Empire City Invitational tournament, topping over 40 other teams from five countries worldwide. “It Could Happen to Anyone”, the winning court case that captured the trophy, dealt with criminal charges regarding reckless driving.

Seeded in 35th place before the final championship round, the defense team made the ultimate comeback to take first place. Southview Mock Trial Team coach and local attorney Denny Lyle has had a 20-year run, training students to effectively argue and defend cases. This is the third team Denny has led from Southview to the New York City tournament. To help them further prepare for the case, Sergeant Justin Music of the Sylvania City Police and Judge Scott Ramey reviewed for them the ins and outs of working an impaired driving case.