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At the robotics tournament in Axtell last month, Trey Bahler, far right, was runner-up with the Aurora team, who Bahler picked to be in an alliance with. Bahler has qualified for further state and national competition for his design work. (Courtesy photo)

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Brady Gittlein and Cade Francis, center, compete in the first match of the day Saturday in Lincoln. (Courtesy photo)

Robotics teams at CCS stay busy at tournaments

    Four Chase County Schools (CCS) students competed in a robotics tournament at Lincoln Northstar on Saturday, where they faced 31 other teams from across the state. The team of Brady Gittlein, Cade Francis, Rebeca Subia and Oyuky Perez-Gamboa represented CCS, and finished in the top half in the qualifying rounds.
    In the finals, they finished fifth, after winning their quarterfinal round match. In the semi-finals, CCS fell to the team that ended up tournament champions. “It was a great learning day. Too bad this team doesn’t have another tournament to go to. I feel they’d do much better,” said Coach Kim Wilson. Other teams in Lincoln last weekend were Cross County, Lincoln Public Schools, Millard West, Battle Creek, Hershey, Ogallala, Waverly, Weeping Water, Grand Island, Crete and Omaha North Magnet.

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