[Co.R.E.] earns a ticket to the VEX World Championship

March 20th, 2022 by Charles Worden, Robotics Mentor

On Saturday March 12th, after a long day of amazing teamwork, robotic engineering, and a little bit of luck, [Co.R.E.] 34000E along with STEAM-C 8876C from Queensbury are the NNYS Tournament Finalists!! Great job to all teams and thank you to all the volunteers that made this season possible! Next stop, The World Championship in Dallas, Texas!

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Co.R.E. Robotics Team 34000E members Skylar Clark, Hailey McNitt, Jessica Graham, and Kaleigh Doyle (along with robot Ernie) prepare to compete at Bears Robotics Friday Night Fever. Co.R.E. Robotics Team 34000E members Skylar Clark, Hailey McNitt, Jessica Graham, and Kaleigh Doyle (along with robot Ernie) prepare to compete at Bears Robotics Friday Night Fever.

Co.R.E. competes at Bears Robotics Friday Night Fever

January 30th, 2022 by Charles Worden, Robotics Mentor

It was a rush at Bears Friday Night Fever as Co.R.E won 5 of their 6 qualifying matches and secured an extra win point through some clever coordination with their match partner OCS 8214C, ranking 1st after qualifiers. They paired with Lake George Warriors team 64040A for finals and were unfortunately knocked out by the Queensbury 8876A & C alliance in Quarter Finals. The team was able to score a combined skills score of 320 (260 driver and 60 autonomous) placing them 5th in Northern NY and 10th in the entire state and in the same round they secured the extra win point, their alliance was able to score a 202, the highest scoring match of the evening.

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The SCCS [Co.R.E.] and Chittenango Fire Breathing Bears teams win tournament champions. The SCCS [Co.R.E.] and Chittenango Fire Breathing Bears teams win tournament champions.

[Co.R.E.] and Fire Breathing Bears Robotics teams win at Chittenango

December 6th, 2021 by Sara McNitt, Co.R.E. Robotics Advisor

Congratulations to the [Co.R.E] Robotics 34000E and Chittenango Fire Breathing Bears 7157X teams on winning tournament champions at their first competition of the year! This win gives them a ticket to the Northern New York State Championships in March.

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The Co.R.E. Robotics team from Sandy Creek High School following the Northern New York Championships at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. The team has earned a spot at the VEX World Championships every year for the past four years. The Co.R.E. Robotics team from Sandy Creek High School following the Northern New York Championships at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. The team has earned a spot at the VEX World Championships every year for the past four years.

Sandy Creek robotics team advances to VEX World Championship for fourth straight year

April 22nd, 2019 by Lani Camp, Public Relations

Hundreds of teams from six continents around the world, 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will all converge on Louisville, KY from April 24-27 for the VEX World Robotics Competition, including our own team from Sandy Creek High School. Teams qualified to compete in the world showcase through state and regional competitions in this years event.

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Members of the Co.R.E. Robotics team from Sandy Creek following a recent competition at Rochester Institute of Technology. Pictured left to right are: Hailey McNitt, Sadie Lurcock and Margery Yousey. Members of the Co.R.E. Robotics team from Sandy Creek following a recent competition at Rochester Institute of Technology. Pictured left to right are: Hailey McNitt, Sadie Lurcock and Margery Yousey.

Sandy Creek’s Robotics Teams Perform Well in Area Competitions

February 11th, 2019 by John DeGone, Co.R.E. Robotics Coach

This past weekend was a busy one for the Sandy Creek Robotics teams! First, the middle school teams attended their first competition at SUNY Oswego on Saturday. The novice teams made quite the showing placing 7th, 9th, and 16th out of 24 teams in skills. The J team was also awarded the Judges Award, which is presented to a team that deserves recognition but may not fit under other award categories. A special thank you to Hunter Aurelio, Hailey McNitt, and Sadie Lurcock for mentoring the middle school teams on Saturday.

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Members of the [Co.R.E.] and T.O.R.Q. teams following their successful win at a recent robotics tournament held in Chittenango. Pictured left to right are: Margery Yousey, Sadie Lurcock, Hailey McNitt, Evan Blunt, Brian Thorp, and Stephen Ruffalo. Members of the [Co.R.E.] and T.O.R.Q. teams following their successful win at a recent robotics tournament held in Chittenango. Pictured left to right are: Margery Yousey, Sadie Lurcock, Hailey McNitt, Evan Blunt, Brian Thorp, and Stephen Ruffalo.

[Co.R.E.] and T.O.R.Q. Robotics teams win at Chittenango

December 4th, 2018 by Lani Camp, Public Relations

On Saturday December 1, the [Co.R.E.] Robotics Teams competed at the Bear Country Turning Point tournament in Chittenango. After a long day of qualifying rounds versus 31 other teams, [Co.R.E.]'s R team (partnered with Mexico High School's T.O.R.Q. team coached by Galen Fellows) won tournament champions against [Co.R.E.]'s very own E and Y teams. The R team also brought home the Skills champion award for having earned the highest combined driver and programming score for the skills challenge. All three Sandy Creek teams received praise from the event volunteer staff for their professionalism and sportsmanship both on and off the competition field. Congratulations to all of the students that competed on Saturday. The [Co.R.E.] teams are coached by John DeGone.

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Pictured, left to right are active members of the Co.R.E. 34000 Robotics team at Sandy Creek: Crystal Palmer, Alexia Phillips, Kendra Poyneer, Hailey McNitt, Jessica Graham, Ashleigh Rosenbaum, Garrett LaPointe, Emily Ward, Margery Yousey, Alex Olin, Sadie Lurcock and Coach John DeGone following their championship win to advance the team to the VEX Robotics World Championship for the third straight year. Not pictured is Logan Hatch, inactive member of the team. Pictured, left to right are active members of the Co.R.E. 34000 Robotics team at Sandy Creek: Crystal Palmer, Alexia Phillips, Kendra Poyneer, Hailey McNitt, Jessica Graham, Ashleigh Rosenbaum, Garrett LaPointe, Emily Ward, Margery Yousey, Alex Olin, Sadie Lurcock and Coach John DeGone following their championship win to advance the team to the VEX Robotics World Championship for the third straight year. Not pictured is Logan Hatch, inactive member of the team.

Sandy Creek’s Co.R.E. team earns third straight trip to VEX Worlds

March 15th, 2018 by Lani Camp, Public Relations

For the third time in as many years, the Sandy Creek Co.R.E. VEX Robotics team has won the Northern New York Championship to advance to the VEX World Competition in April. The team is coached by John DeGone, technology instructor in the district, who organized a small group of students into a robotics team three years ago.

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Representing New York State at the VEX World Robotics Championships on April 19-25 in Louisville, Kentucky is team CoRE from the Sandy Creek Central School District. Pictured left to right are: Logan Hatch, Alex Olin, Margery Yousey, Garret LaPoint, Ashleigh Rosenbaum, Emily Ward and Coach John DeGone. Representing New York State at the VEX World Robotics Championships on April 19-25 in Louisville, Kentucky is team CoRE from the Sandy Creek Central School District. Pictured left to right are: Logan Hatch, Alex Olin, Margery Yousey, Garret LaPoint, Ashleigh Rosenbaum, Emily Ward and Coach John DeGone.

Sandy Creek’s CORE team heads to VEX World Competition for 2nd straight year

March 22nd, 2017 by Lani Camp, Public Relations

For the second year in a row, the CoRE (Comet Robotics Engineers) Robotics team from Sandy Creek Middle/Senior High School will be headed to Louisville, KY to the VEX Robotics World Competition, where teams from all over the globe will come together in the prestigious competition. The team earned the honor by winning the Northern New York State Championship in the SRC Arena in February.

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The championship VEX Robotics team from Sandy Creek High School are pictured here with their winning robot and trophies. Left to right are Coach John DeGone, T.J. Harding, Logan Hatch, Oren McDougal, Andrew Olin and Zeke Durham. The championship VEX Robotics team from Sandy Creek High School are pictured here with their winning robot and trophies. Left to right are Coach John DeGone, T.J. Harding, Logan Hatch, Oren McDougal, Andrew Olin and Zeke Durham.

Team Advances to 2016 VEX World Championship

April 1st, 2016 by Lani Camp, Public Relations

The A-Team from Sandy Creek along with their alliance, Freezing Code from Oswego, finished in first place at the Northern New York VEX Nothing But Net State Robotics Championship, advancing them to the 2016 VEX Worlds on April 20-23, in Louisville, KY. Members of the Sandy Creek A-Team include: Team Captain Andrew Olin; Programmer Oren McDougal; Scout T.J. Harding; Driver Logan Hatch; and Team Scribe/Record Keeper Zeke Durham. The team is coached by Sandy Creek Technology Teacher John DeGone.

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