UPDATE, 9:36 p.m., Dec 9:
Thanks to our friends at the Montana Standard, here is Saturday's MCD schedule:
9 a.m. - Mat 1, Great Falls vs. Sidney. Mat 2, Billings West vs. Butte. Mat 3, Glacier vs. Corvallis. Mat 4, Polson vs. Conrad. Mat 5, CMR vs. Ronan.
10:30 a.m. - Mat 1, Havre vs. Senior. Mat 2, Great Falls vs. Helena. Mat 3, Skyview vs. West. Mat 4, Dillon vs. Hardin. Mat 5, Flathead vs. Huntley Project.
Noon - Mat 1, Glacier vs. Sentinel. Mat 2, Havre vs. Bozeman. Mat 3, Sidney vs. Helena. Mat 4, Polson vs. Capital. Mat 5, CMR vs. Columbia Falls.
1:30 p.m. - Mat 1, Skyview vs. Butte. Mat 2, Sentinel vs. Corvallis. Mat 3, Senior vs. Bozeman. Mat 4, Dillon vs. Anaconda. Mat 5, Flathead vs. Big Sky.
3 p.m. - Mat 1 and 2, championship semifinals. Mat 3, Conrad vs. Capital. Mat 4, Ronan vs. Columbia Falls. Mat 5, Hardin vs. Anaconda.
4:30 p.m. - Mats 1-4, Championship pool consolations. Mat 5, Huntley Project vs. Big Sky.
6 p.m. - Mat 1, Championship. Mat 2, Third place.
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UPDATE, 7:38 p.m., Dec. 9: Here are a couple of dual scores that really standout from the MCD. In round five, Skyview blanked CMR 86-0 and in round six the Falcons shut out Anaconda 84-0.
Also in round six, it was Great Falls 81, Big Sky 0. And in round four, the Bison downed Polson 76-12 in another dominating performance.
In the first round, Skyview defeated Corvallis 51-21 and Great Falls beat Bozeman for the second time in a week, 57-21.
Other lopsided scores included: Havre 72, Capital 15 and Bozeman 75, Big Sky 12.
Also of note, at the end of the tourney Saturday many thanks to the guys at the Montana Standard for keeping us posted. Also, that is quite a few duals for the referees and tourney volunteers. Kudos to them.
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We will keep this short and sweet: Who will win the prestigious Mining City Duals?
The premier duals tournament in the state is this weekend in Butte. While defending state AA champion Bozeman went undefeated in duals last year and won both the Mining City and AA Duals tourneys, the Hawks team has changed.
Who is the favorite and why? What team could surprise and place in the top four?
What other tourneys do you the wrestling fans highlight on your calendar every year?
The following is the Friday MCD schedule:
24th Mining City Duals
At Butte High
(Match times are approximate. Matches will start at conclusion of previous match.)
Round 1, 10 a.m. - Mat 1, Butte vs. Hardin; Mat 2, Bozeman vs. Great Falls; Mat 3, Skyview vs. Corvallis; Mat 4, Glacier vs. West; Mat 5, Havre vs. Capital.
Round 2, 11:30 a.m. - Mat 1, Polson vs. Big Sky; Mat 2, Anaconda vs. CMR; Mat 3, Dillon vs. Columbia Falls; Mat 4, Sidney vs. Flathead;; Mat 5, Senior vs. Helena.
Round 3, 1 p.m. - Mat 1, Havre vs. Flathead; Mat 2, Bozeman vs. Big Sky; Mat 3, Butte vs. Sentinel; Mat 4, Glacier vs. Columbia Falls; Mat 5, Conrad vs. Huntley Project.
Round 4, 2:30 p.m. - 1, Ronan vs. Sentinel; Mat 2, Capital vs. Sidney; Mat 3, Dillon vs. West; Mat 4, Corvallis vs. Anaconda; Mat 5, Polson vs. Great Falls.
Round 5, 4 p.m. - Mat 1, Senior vs. Conrad; Mat 2, Huntley Project vs. Helena; Mat 3, Bozeman vs. Polson; Mat 4, Skyview vs. CMR; Mat 5, Butte vs. Ronan.
Round 6, 5:30 p.m. - Mat 1, Great Falls vs. Big Sky; Mat 2, Skyview vs. Anaconda; Mat 3, Glacier vs. Dillon; Mat 4, Sentinel vs. Hardin; Mat 5, Columbia Falls vs. West.
Round 7, 7 p.m. - Mat 1, Havre vs. Sidney; Mat 2, Capital vs. Flathead; Mat 3, Senior vs. Huntley Project; Mat 4, Conrad vs. Helena; Mat 5, Hardin vs. Ronan; First open mat, Corvallis vs. CMR.