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FIRST Robotics Competition, March 2, 2013No New Hampshire team made the finals of the regional FIRST Robotics Competition on Saturday, but the team from Manchester Central High School walked away with the event's most prestigious honor.

Alex Legere, left, a junior at Manchester Central High, talks with Luke Anderson, a freshman at John Stark Regional during the FIRST Robotics Granite State Regional Competition held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Setting up Bishop Brady's robot are Patrick Brittman, left, a junior, and Ryan Kirk, a senior, during the FIRST Robotics Granite State Regional Competition held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Brianna Russell, a junior, homeschooled in Hopkinton and dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz helps set up the robot of Team Ozram during the FIRST Robotics Granite State Regional Competition held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Brianna Russell, a junior homeschooled in Hopkinton and dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, helps push the robot of Team Ozram during the FIRST Robotics Granite State Regional Competition held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Rushing to start the match is Brianna Russell, a junior homeschooled in Hopkinton and dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, for Team Ozram, during the FIRST Robotics Granite State Regional Competition held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Mark Nojeim, a junior, from Groton Dunstable in Massachusetts, is dressed as a Gecko, the team mascot during the FIRST Robotics Granite State Regional Competition held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
From left, wearing creative hats on the Nashua team are Kunaal Boal, a mentor with BAE, Spencer Rak, and Jeremy Sayers, both seniors at Nashua North, during the FIRST Robotics Granite State Regional Competition held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Dancing from left on the St. Paul's Team are Griffin Bartsch, a junior, Andrew Showers, a junior, Jonathan Eustache, a senior, and Nate Hawley, a senior, before a match, during the FIRST Robotics Granite State Regional Competition held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Nicholas Wakefield, from Standish, Maine, a senior with the Bonny Eagle team, during the FIRST Robotics Granite State Regional Competition held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Claire Blais, left, from New Ipswich, dances with Molly Forgaard, a junior at the Dublin School, as they support their team, Plan B, during the FIRST Robotics Granite State Regional Competition held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Jeff Robichaud, a junior at John Stark Regional High, wears a Go Pro Hero video camera, during the FIRST Robotics Granite State Regional Competition held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Emilia Brenner, 9, left, and Jaden Corbeil, 8, both from Litchfield, give away Litchfield's Campbell High Robotics team buttons, during the FIRST Robotics Granite State Regional Competition held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Exhausted are Isaac Tracy and Lindsey Chadburn, from the Maine Bonny Eagle Team, during the FIRST Robotics Granite State Regional Competition held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Reed Macey, a junior at Central, sets up and aims his team's robot during the FIRST Robotics Granite State Regional Competition held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)