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  • 1-21-2020 Robo Pirates Advance to Regionals

    What has been a quick competition season for the LHS Robo Pirates will extend for at least another month! We got off to a slow start with a poor-performing robot mechanically speaking which struggled to score points in our first two meets. The initial idea was unique but just did not work very well. The team was able to use what they learned to redesign key parts of the scoring mechanism for the league championship this past Saturday with much better results. We won 6 out of 10 matches on the day to boost us to 16th place in the tournament. The judges were impressed with our team and design concept which resulted in us winning the Collins Aerospace Innovate award. More importantly, we were runner-up for the Inspire Award (given to the top all-around team) which, based on ranking criteria, qualifies the team for Regionals as the #3 team from our league!! We now have four weeks to prepare for Regionals which will be held in New Braunfels.

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  • 4-8-2019 Robo Pirates Place in Top 12 at State Robotics Championship

    This past Friday, the Lytle High School Robo Pirates - Marauders team competed in the State Robotics Championship in Austin. The team split their first two matches of the day losing the first match by 3 points but bouncing back and winning match 2 by 84 points. After coming up short in matches 3 and 4 the Robo Pirates pulled off a nailbiter by winning their final match by 1 point! The team advanced into the elimination rounds where their alliance was ultimately defeated in the semifinals to the eventual state champs.

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  • 3-6-2019 High School Robotics Results from Regionals

    This past weekend, the Robo Pirates Marauders team competed in the Alamo Region Championship held at Canyon HS in New Braunfels. Sixty-five teams from across the region were divided into two divisions where we went 4-2 in our six matches and ranked 7th in match play. Our first match of the weekend was a heartbreaking loss by only a few points, and we suffered damage to our robot. After some quick repairs by Emmanuel Tapia we won our next three matches thanks also to amazing programming by Nicolas Guillen. We lost the 5th match due to our intake arm not working properly but repairs were made overnight and we finished match play with a win Sunday morning. The top 4 teams then picked teams to join them for the tournament championship bracket to determine the overall winner. We were grateful to be selected to the #3 seed alliance however we lost to the #2 seed in the semifinals.

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  • 2-19-2019 Robo Pirates - Mutiny Season Concludes

    After our league wrapped up two weeks ago, Robo Pirates - Mutiny was on the bubble of advancing to Regionals and was invited to compete in the last chance qualifier at Brandeis High School this past Saturday. The team struggled a bit to get their vertical scoring mechanism to function smoothly but persevered and won two out of the first three matches.

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  • 1-22-2018 Robo Pirates Advance to Next Level

    On Monday, January 21, the Lytle High School Robo Pirates robotics teams competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge League Championship of the South San Antonio Metro League. At the end of match play, team Marauders ranked 3rd and team Mutiny ranked 7th out of 27 teams. As a top 4 team, Marauders had the privilege to be the Captain of one of the alliances to compete in a best 2 out of 3 tournaments to decide the champion. Team Mutiny was chosen by the Techno Pirates of Lytle Junior High to join their alliance.

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