It filled Nicholson Pavilion with screaming fans in face paint and mascot costumes. But it wasn’t basketball. It was robot Frisbee. Some 2,000 people and 50 teams turned out for the first Central Washington Regional Championship at Central Washington University for the FIRST Robotics Competition for high school students over the weekend.
The teams came from across Washington, and some from Oregon and Idaho. A 12-person team from Thorp High School was Kittitas County’s sole representatives, and had its own version of a March Madness Cinderella story.
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