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Ruling In NV Irks 2 High Schools

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A scoring error at the Nevada Science Olympiad has caused a dust-up between two southern Nevada high schools over who won.

With the state organizer reluctant to name either school the victor, top Olympiad officials rendered a split decision Thursday in Indianapolis.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports they decided that Centennial High won the state championship, but Clark High will represent the state at the National Science Olympiad in Florida.

Organizers who oversaw 23 events at the March 3 contest at the University of Nevada, Reno, say a scoring error put Centennial in second place behind Clark when it should have been first.

But Clark says it should have won anyway because of rule violations that were ignored.

Centennial students hired a lawyer to threaten a lawsuit.

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