By NR Staff • 

Amity's robotics teams compete

Coach Craig Hudson said Team 447 finished ninth in the qualifying rounds, after experiencing some technical troubles.

But having demonstrated a unique lift capacity, the Team 447 robot was chosen for an alliance with the fourth-place qualifying team. And even though the alliance did not prevail, Team 447 earned the “Inspire Award,” qualifying it for the state tournament in March.

Team 3111 emerged from a series of 24 qualifying matches in second place. It joined an alliance that won its semifinal match, but lost in the finals, so missed out on becoming an automatic qualifier.

“Its robot was rugged and reliable all day,” Hudson said.

The two teams, among 114 in Oregon, are planning to compete again in the St. Helens regional. Team 3111 will have another chance then to become one of the 36 making the finals.

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