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Push and Pull

For two decades it's been Havre and Sidney in Class A wrestling and the rivals have helped each other to greatness


December 20, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Havre's Marc Ramirez, left, takes on Sindey's Christian Dean during the 2018 Class A state tournament last February in Billings. For the better part of 20 years now, Havre and Sidney have been butting heads as the two kings of Class A wrestling. And tonight, they'll do it again when they meet insdide the HHS gymnasium at 5:30.

No matter what level of competition, there is something special about great rivalries and when it comes to rivalries in Montana high school sports, there are few that compare to Havre and Sidney on the wrestling mat.

Over the years, there have been a lot of great wrestlers, a lot of state championships, both team and individuals, and a lot of history between the two teams. But more than anything, the rivalry comes down to two men: Scott Filius and Guy Melby.

"I remember when I coached at Havre High as an assistant to Jerry Vandersloot and we had a good team and finished fourth to Sidney,...

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