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Todd County Grudge Match

Bragging rights are once again on the line for the small towns of Clifty, Elkton, Guthrie, and Trenton at the second annual Grudge Match being held November 4-5.

When five elementary schools consolidated in 1988, the old teams and mascots were abandoned for one new sports program. But the old school rivalries never died.

Enter the Grudge Match, an annual family-fun, community-oriented event in Todd County that brings back former men and women basketball players from the old elementary and high school teams to defend their school’s honor.

Teams pitted against each other for two nights of fierce competition include the Guthrie Eagles, Clifty Bluejays, Elkton Elks, and Trenton Dragons.

Last year’s final Grudge Match games brought out more than 2,000 fans, who sided with their alma maters in designated cheering sections wearing t-shirts printed with their old team’s name.

You’ll want to attend the 2005 Grudge Match to cheer on your hometown team to victory. All games are held at Todd Central High School, 804 South Main Street, Elkton.

Admission at the door each night is $5 adults, $3 students. Or get a weekend pass: $7 adults, $4 students. Free admission for all non-school-aged children. The event is a fund-raiser for Silver Triangle Main Street, a non-profit downtown revitalization and historic preservation program for Elkton, Guthrie, and Trenton.

For game times, brackets for when teams play, or more information, call (270) 265-9877 or go online at www.silvertrianglemainstreet.com.

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