Matanzas Pushes List To 24

Matanzas has sent in its schedule, our second of the day and 24th thus far as momentum continues to build toward the upcoming season.

Most of the Pirates’ events were on their calendar last year, but Matanzas will be going to two new larger tournaments in 2016-17, with an appearance at Seabreeze’s Hollingsworth Duals on the Saturday of Week 3 in December (the 17th), and the Pirates will also compete in the Flagler Duals, at crosstown rival Flagler Palm Coast, on January 13-14. Those should be new events, at least compared to last year’s schedule.

As for returning events, the Pirates will host their one-day duals event on the Saturday of Week 1 in December and will travel to Tallahassee’s Capital City Classic, hosted by Chiles, on the weekend of Week 2. In January, Matanzas will again host the St Johns River Conference tournament, with eight other league opponents in the fray in a dual round-robin format. The Pirates will also return to the Flagler Rotary on the final weekend of January and to the Clay Rotary on the first weekend of February. Female Pirate wrestlers will have opportunities for girls-only events at Osceola on December 3 and potentially Timber Creek on January 11.

Matanzas also has several midweek duals on the docket, starting on December 14th with an away dual at Atlantic, and hosting Deland on December 21st. The Pirates’ Senior Night is scheduled for January 18 against Pine Ridge, and they will travel to Deltona on January 25th. Finally, Matanzas will host the #BattleForFlagler on February 8 against Flagler Palm Coast, in what is at least the Pirates’ regular-season finale.

There’s the 24th team in hand. Who will be NEXT?

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I covered wrestling for 15 years up north and "retired" in 2011. But as I thought I had in 1992, I couldn't stay away. Started Northeast Florida Matmen in 2013, Northwest Florida Matmen in 2015. New initiative this year is to create a space on my sites where ALL Florida results can be stored, searched, reviewed and used by my readers, with NO COST TO THEM.

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