A few weeks ago, Team 870 competed in the Half Hollow Hills Invitational. At 6 am a tired and eager group of members were ready for the bus ride ahead. The gym at Half Hollow Hills West was filled with anticipation and excitement. The teams competing had a wide range of experience, ranging from a pre-rookie team, to teams who've been to St. Louis. The day began with several qualifier rounds and at noon, we broke for lunch and the alliances were picked. Unfortunately we lost in the first round of Quarterfinals. The time we spent at Half Hollow Hills was priceless. The young drive team bonded with the team and earned valuable experience. Half Hollow Hills was an important step to secure Team 870’s future as a competitive team.