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SWX Tonight August 17, 2018

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A special show for your Friday with a story on a Missoula boy battling the toughest challenge of his life but making friends with an NFL player to help him along.  Plus a two-time Super Bowl champion in Billings, college soccer and volleyball, rodeo performance highlights and more high school football previews. More>>

Missoula boy battling cancer receives support from New England Patriots

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A Missoula boy fighting a rare cancer has the New England Patriots on his side.

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SWX Tonight August 16, 2018

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Thursday's night's show features a sit down interview with new Griz soccer head coach Chris Citowicki on the eve of UM's first game.  Plus we have rodeo highlights, Rocky football camp, high school gridiron previews and updates on the unfortunate controversies regarding Idaho Vandal athletics and the University of Maryland football program.

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Two Time Broncos Super Bowl Wide Receiver Rod Smith Visits Billings

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The two-time Super Bowl champ brought some serious hardware to the Magic City.

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SWX Tonight August 15, 2018

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Wednesday night's show takes us around the Pioneer League baseball action, gives us a look at the running back position for Griz football, a check in with Montana Tech football, plus college volleyball and soccer, MLB headlines and more!

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Carroll Volleyball Digging Deep Through Adversity

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Carroll College volleyball is a Frontier Conference powerhouse but the Saints will be fighting to return to the top without some key players on the court. 

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Capital Volleyball Building Strength Through Unity

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Capital High volleyball returns plenty of young talent after taking home the 3rd place trophy from the 2017 Class AA state tournament.  Lady Bruins head coach Rebecca Cleveland says the team's preseason motto is "Our unity, Our strength".

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Helena High Volleyball Seeking 2018 Hardware

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Helena High volleyball is looking to take home hardware in 2018 after finishing 4th place last year. Lady Bengals head coach Lindsey Day says 2017 was the third straight year the program came just short of being on the AA state tournament podium.

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Carroll Soccer Programs Seeking Postseason Returns

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Carroll College features two soccer programs that are looking to bounce back from disappointing 2017 seasons and achieve more postseason success in 2018.

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Bison Go Bowling: GFHS Football Takes A Break From the Gridiron

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Usually when we're talking football, we tell you all the things teams are doing on the field to get ready for the season. But today was a little different.  The Bison took some time to go bowling. 

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Argos Senior Leadership Prepared for First Road Trip

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After being voted ninth in the Cascade Conference Preseason Poll, the University of Providence women's soccer team is gearing up for the first trip of the season. 

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Fairfield Football Ready for Another State Championship

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The Fairfield Eagles kicked off their practices for the 2018 season on Monday evening, and with the regular season a just couple of weeks out, the Class "B" team is ready to lean on senior leadership in the hopes of capturing another State Championship.

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Three Things to Know About the 2018 Sentinel Spartans

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Number 1- They have some dudes at the play making positions that will be fun to watch. "For us would be our skill positions. We bring back Quarterback, Running Back, Jack Colyer and the secondary Blaze Meriweather Beau King. It could go on and on so we feel good about our skill positions," said Sentinel Head Coach Dane Oliver.  "We have great skill guys, quarterback, running back, receivers and then the defensive side a good secondary and d-line," said ... More>>

SWX Tonight August 13, 2018

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Tonight's show checks in on the Northwest A Legion Tournament plus Pioneer League action, high school football, college football and even some competition from the Montana fair!

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Belt Huskies Hoping For 6 Straight Playoff Appearances

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"It's fun to get back you know everybody complains about going to school but I like when school starts because it's football season," said Coach, Jeff Graham. The belt huskies are back on the practice fields as class c football 8 man football season is just around the corner. "We're not looking to bad this year, we just gotta work hard and we'll make it to the playoffs."  A playoff birth this fall would make it 6 years in a row for belt... A tradition predi... More>>

SWX's Jake Jones and Lori Burhing Battle it out at MontanaFair

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Sometimes competition within the office can get a little heated. SWX Montana's Jake Jones and Lori Buhring decided the best way to battle it out, was at MontanaFair. More>>

From College to the Pros: Two Teammates Continue their Baseball Journey Together

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Before they were Voyagers, they were Hoosiers. Now key players in the Great Falls Voyagers post-season run, the chemistry between Logan Sowers and Jonathan Stiever is four years in the making. 

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Meyer's Hall of Fame Trip Prepares Him for 2018 Season

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Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is the most prestigious moment in a professional football player's career. Aside from winning the Super Bowl, there isn't a higher honor. 

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Rocky's Petrino Remembers Late Uncle Bobby Sr. Before Camp

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The Battlin' Bears open their season on August 23 when they host Carroll College.

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Billings Central Prepares for New Look Team in 2018

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Both the Rams offense and defense will look very different in 2018 after former runningback and linebacker Ben Voss graduated in the spring.

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Wake Fest Come to Great Falls

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Weekends are typically reserved for getting away from the workplace. But for these guys, they're taking some time to catch some waves on the water. 

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SWX Tonight August 10, 2018

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It's the first day of high school football practice! Plus we've got your highlights from the diamond with Legion Regionals and Pioneer League ball.  Those stories and more on tonight's show.

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Hellgate Knights begin season at the stroke of midnight

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High school football teams in the state of Montana are allowed to start practicing on August 10. But it does not specifiy that the teams can't begin when the clock turns to the second Friday in August.  The Hellgate Knights began their season at midnight, and our Shaun Rainey was there with this report about three things you need to know about the Hellgate Knights.

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Voyagers Rally For Second Straight W

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Billings Class-AA Football Teams Open Fall Camp

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West opens the season on August 23rd at home against Big Sky, Skyview and Senior open on August 24th as the Falcons hit the road to take on Sentinel, while Senior will host Glacier.

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Great Falls Central Catholic Mustangs Begin Football Practice

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"Its August 10th which means one thing; football is back and the 95 degree heat was not enough to keep the Great Falls Central Catholic Mustangs from getting back to it today." "Its a blast. You know, we were all joking last night about how we weren't going to sleep, cause we just wanted to come out here for practice and we were hoping the heat wasn't gonna beat us at all... it didn't... the kids just had great energy and its awesome to be out here," said head coa... More>>

Rocky's Thunder and Lightning Duo Ready to Lead Offense in 2018

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If Rocky hopes to win it's first conference title in almost two decades, they'll need it to be storming this fall at Herb Klindt Field.

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Bobcats football reaches new heights, literally

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Scissor lifts can reach upwards of 26 feet. But why does this matter? Just checkout Bobcats football camp and you'll understand. 

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SWX Tonight August 9, 2018

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This Thursday night edition features Northwest Regional Legion action, plus the Billings Little League team, Pioneer League highlights, Carroll volleyball and camp check-ins with the Bobcats and Grizzlies.

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Voyagers Break Seven-Game Losing Streak, Defeat Chukars 11-7

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The Great Falls Voyagers were battling a seven game losing streak heading into Thursday night's game with the Idaho Falls Chukars.

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Argo Volleyball Using Team Chemistry to Prepare for Season

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Over at the University of Providence, preseason camp is underway for the Argo volleyball team. 

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Carroll Football Defense Wants to Remain Elite

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Carroll College returns nine starters from a 2017 defense that ranked number one in the Frontier Conference at season's end. The Fighting Saints are looking to get even tougher in 2018.

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Carroll Football Seeking Better Offensive Balance

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Carroll College football ranked seventh among eight Frontier Conference teams in total offense at the end of 2017. The Saints are fighting to move up those rankings in 2018. 

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Indian Relay Races Bring a Small Community Together

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Over the weekend in Dodson, Montana, almost 2,000 people gathered at the 103rd Annual Phillips County Fair over the weekend to watch a fun and challenging sport - Indian horse relays.  

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Inside the Voyage: Sowers and McCormick Headed to All-Star Game

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The all-star break begins tomorrow for the pioneer league north and while many of Great Falls' best have already been called up to the Kanapolis Intimidators, the voyagers will be sending to players to the all star game in grand junction this year....   Outfielder, Logan Sowers' baseball journey began in Indiana before eventually taking him to Great Falls...  "I got drafted out of high school, decided to go play college ball at Indiana University. I played four y... More>>

Rocky Quarterback Competition Wide Open in Fall Camp

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The Battlin' Bears have three options for this year's starting quarterback spot, who all bring a different skill to the table.

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Billings' Harder Wins Junior National Title in 200 Backstroke

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Ethan is the first male swimmer to win a Junior National title from Montana.

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Manzanero's Late Homer Gives Mustangs Series with Helena

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The Mustangs return home for a seven-game homestand beginning Thursday at Dehler Park against the Ogden Raptors. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

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Saturday Night Big Sky Pro Rodeo Highlights

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Highlights From the Big Sky Pro Rodeo

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Great Falls Hosts 2018 Montana State Open

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STAND-UP: It's a cool Saturday morning in August... Perfect opportunity to get out and play tennis... THE MEADOWLARK COUNTRY CLUB HOSTED THE ANNUAL MONTANA STATE OPEN THIS WEEKEND... THE ADULT TENNIS TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN HERE IN GREAT FALLS FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS... "It's been going on in Montana for 15-20 years, and so we're hosting it here at our club. Typically they'll run it every two years at a different facility so this will probably be our last year." IT'S A TOURNAM...

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Highlights from Day 3 at the Big Sky Rodeo Roundup

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Rocky Football Opens Fall Camp with Veteran Roster

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Coming into camp the Battlin' Bears still have questions, like who's going to be their quarterback, but for now they do have some answers, and that's all you can ask after one day of camp.

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Broadwater County Rodeo Stirs Local Support

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NRA cowboys and cowgirls ride into the Townsend Fairgrounds this week for the 55th annual Broadwater County Rodeo and Fair. Saturday will be "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" night promoting breast cancer awareness while "Uniform Appreciation Night" is set for Friday. 

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A Look Back at the Royals Dramatic Run to Win State

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Take a look at one of the most dramatic state tournament runs in recent memory.

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Frontier Conference Hosts Annual Media Days

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We've been saying it for the last few weeks but football is almost here. The Frontier Conference released its football preseason poll at their media day here in Great Falls.

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American Legion State Tournament Highlights and Scores

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Check out highlights and scores from the 2018 American Legion State tournament.

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GFCC Hosts Moms and Daughters Football Camp

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2-a-day practices may be a couple weeks away for the great fall Central Catholic mustangs But the Fields were full today as some of the biggest all stars in the great falls community took to the gridiron for moms and daughters football camp... "Its just to kinda get the moms a little knowledge about the game... I think they have a lot of fun out there just kinda playing around and seeing what we do, just give a little inside look about football because they never really exp... More>>

Inside the Voyage: John Ely's Returns To the Voyagers

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It was a voyage that all started here in great falls...  Before he was playing for the Dodgers....  "It goes back to 2007, I got drafted by the white Sox in the third round and they sent me here to great falls for my first season after kinda a couple weeks of contract negotiation. When they sent me here, I wasn't exactly expecting great falls the way it was, but, you know, I grew to love this place," said Ely. John Ely quickly made a name for himself on the &nbs... More>>

Mustangs' India Promoted to Dayton After Three Games

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After three games and four days in Billings, Cincinnati Reds #5 overall pick Jonathan India is promoted to the Dayton Dragons.

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Mustangs Bats Explode to Take Series from Osprey

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The Mustangs will finish off their six-game homestand with a two-game series against the Great Falls Voyagers. First pitch on Monday from Dehler Park is set for 7:05 p.m.

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Saturday Night Pioneer League North Highlights

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SCORES  Game 1 Mustangs 7 Osprey 3 Game 2 (PPD) Mustangs 2 Osprey 0  Voyagers 4 Brewers 13  

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Reds' Top Pick the Latest in Long Line of First Round Mustangs

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In his first game at Dehler Park India went 1-2 with a run scored.

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58th Last Chance Stampede and Fair - Night #2

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The 58th annual Last Chance Stampede promoted breast cancer awareness at "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" Night as PRCA cowboys and cowgirls performed for the second night of the three-day rodeo. 

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Barrel Racing Requires Speed, Precision

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Barrel racing brings plenty of speed to the 58th annual Last Chance Stampede. Helena High and MSU-Northern graduate Sierra Collins runs the cloverleaf pattern around three barrels with her horse, Kenworth, and the duo competes at nearly 100 events each summer. 

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Hometown Proud: Cut Bank Golf Course and Country Club

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Longtime member Harry Ehlert says he has quite the history with the Cut Bank Golf Course and Country Club and it all started back in the 1960's.

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58th Last Chance Stampede and Fair - Night #1

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"Military Appreciation Night" kicked off the 58th annual Last Chance Stampede and Fair on Thursday. The cowboys and cowgirls of the PRCA rode into town for the first night of 2018 competition in the capital city.

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Rodeo Clown Provides Serious Protection

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Professional barrel man and rodeo clown Dennis Halstead is visiting Helena for the first time at the 58th annual Last Chance Stampede and Fair. The 7-time Canadian Pro Rodeo Association "Entertainer of the Year" says he started clowning around in 2004. 

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Bautista's Grand Slam Powers 4-1 Win Over Osprey

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The Mustangs have won three straight for the first time this season and look for more on Friday in the second game of their four-game series against the Osprey.

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Voyagers Partner with The University of Providence for Summer in September

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Voyager's General Manager Scott Reasoner announced a new partnership with the University of Providence that will benefit the entire community. 

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