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Valley Sophomore Throw-Down seeks nominations

March 10, 2016   Valley High School is seeking nominations of current 9th grade LD debaters for the 2016 Sophomore Throw-Down round robin. What is the Sophomore Throw-Down? Now in its sixth year, the Sophomore Throw-Down is the nation’s premier sophomores-only Lincoln-Douglas debate round robin. Our purpose is to provide …

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Millard North’s Grant Brown wins Dowling

West Des Moinea, Iowa – Grant Brown of Millard North High School defeated Trent Gilbert of Valley High School to win the 2015 Dowling Paradigm in varsity LD. Grant is coached by Lauren Burdt and Aarron Schurevich. Trent is coached by Christian Tarsney, Leah Shapiro, Isis Davis-Marks and Dave McGinnis. …

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The Valley Mid-America Cup is now open for registration!

Registration is now open for the Valley Mid-America Cup debate tournament. Registration is taking place through Joy of Tournaments: www.joyoftournaments.com/ia/mac The Mid-America Cup takes place on Saturday, September 26 – Monday, September 28 in West Des Moines, Iowa. The Mid-America Cup offers varsity divisions in LD, policy, and PF debate, …

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David Branse wins Harvard Snowpocalypse Edition

David Branse of University School is the champion of a Harvard Invitational that was abbreviated by yet another devastating northeast snowstorm. With the second day of competition canceled by the snow, Harvard broke to a full triple octo based on the first four rounds of competition, making the best of …

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Full Berkeley results: Newark Science closes out

UPDATE: Full Berkeley results Newark Science capped an amazing weekend with a three-student close out (Newark had 3 of the 4 semifinalists). On coach’s decision, Christian Quiroz advanced over Adegoke Fakorede in semis, while Sunhee Simon defeated Greenhill’s Bennett Eckert to reach the co-championship. The season of close-outs continues! Berkeley …

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Harvard and Berkeley Round Robin Fields

One of the most attended and most competitive weekends of the TOC season has arrived – the Harvard-Berkeley weekend. Both Harvard University and Cal-Berkeley will host not only fiercely competitive octofinal-bid tournaments in LD debate, but also two of the most prestigious Round Robins in the country. Here are the …

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PV Peninsula closes out Stanford

Akhil Jalan and Arjun Tambe, of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, closed out the final round of the 2015 Stanford Invitational. Congrats to both debaters. It has been a season of close-outs, suggesting a fiercely competitive Tournament of Champions. Congrats to the Stanford competitors and good luck to all on …

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Bennett Eckert of Greenhill Champs Colleyville

Colleyville, TX UPDATE: Greenhill’s Bennett Eckert is the champion of the 2015 edition of teh Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational. Congrats to Greenhill’s students and coaches, who are having an excellent month! Full results: OCTOFINALS Greenhill BE defeats Liberty Christian BS (Breann Smith) Law Magnet DD defeats Flower Mound AA (Amany …

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Varad Agarwala of Greenhill is the Emory champion

Atlanta, GA Update: On a 4-1 decision, Varad Agarwala of Greenhill defeated Akhil Jalan of PV Peninsula to become the 2015 Emory champion. Congratulations to both debaters and their coaches!   NSD Update is pleased to find itself in sunny Atlanta, Georgia for the Barkley Forum for High School Students …

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