(Almost) Showtime!

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bballexp.jpg Remember back in June when we learned that Great Falls would be getting a basketball team in the Continental Basketball Association? Well, it’s almost time: the Great Falls Explorers, our very own pro minor-league basketball team, is almost ready for the first season. According to the Tribune:

The Explorers will open training camp in mid-November and have three exhibition games slated. The first one is Nov. 17 in Shelby, followed by a game Nov. 24 at Carroll College in Helena, and a final practice outing Nov. 24 at Four Seasons against a Malmstrom Air Force Base squad.

I assume that these games will be open to the public (?). The Explorers’ website is up & running, although still a bit empty. Some of our opponents during the season include the Wolverines, the Xplosion (no “E”!), and our fellow Montanans down in Butte, the Daredevils. Our first game will be on December 1 at the home of the Yakama (not a typo) Sun Kings. Many of you know that I’m not much of a sports fan, but I’ll probably be at a few games to cheer on our Explorers!

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