RHS blue team

Redlands (Blue) High School looks to defend its San Bernardino County title in the semifinals of the Mock Trial competition, which will be held on Dec. 4-5 in San Bernardino.

Cajon and Redlands high schools will battle for the 37th annual San Bernardino County Mock Trial championship title on Dec. 8.

The two schools survived two days of semifinals that ended on Dec. 5. The finals will take place at the Foothill Law and Justice Center, 8303 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga.

Redlands (Blue), the defending county champion, is looking to win its record 16th county title and fourth in the past five years. Cajon, which faced Redlands in the finals in 2016, is seeking its first county title.

For the finals, there will be sessions in the morning and the afternoon with both schools playing the roles of defense and prosecution.

In the semifinals that took place on Dec. 4-5 at the San Bernardino Justice Center, Redlands (Blue) defeated longtime rival Redlands East Valley while Cajon edged last year's finalist Los Osos (Gold).

The Mock Trial competition simulates a criminal case where students portray the principal courtroom characters on both sides of a case before a real judge. This year's case is People v. Klein, a cyber bullying case.

The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and the San Bernardino County District Attorney's office are co-sponsors of the competition. The winner of the county competition will advance to the state finals in March.

Following is a list of the previous County Mock Trial champions:

2017-18 Redlands

2016-17 Redlands

2015-16 Redlands East Valley

2014-15 Redlands

2013-14 Redlands

2012-13 Redlands East Valley

2011-12 Redlands

2010-11 Redlands East Valley

2009-10 Redlands East Valley

2008-09 Redlands

2007-08 Redlands East Valley

2006-07 Redlands

2005-06 Redlands

2004-05 Redlands East Valley

2003-04 Upland

2002-03 Redlands

2001-02 Redlands

2000-01 Redlands East Valley

1999-00 Redlands

1998-99 Redlands

1997-98 Redlands

1996-97 Redlands

1995-96 Eisenhower

1994-95 Apple Valley

1993-94 Eisenhower

1992-93 Redlands

1991-92 Eisenhower

1990-91 Apple Valley

1989-90 Apple Valley

1988-89 Apple Valley

1987-88 Apple Valley

1986-87 Apple Valley

1985-86 Apple Valley

1984-85 San Bernardino

1983-84 Needles

1982-83 Needles

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