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Sunday , 17 January 2021

Doug Bassett

As Elk Point's resident sportshound, Doug Bassett has been actively involved in the local sports scene for over 30 years. He's been writing sports reports on local amateur sports starts for 20 years. Down-to-earth honest sports reporting, Doug will bring you updates on the sports that matter the most; your kids! Known for giving every kid on the team a unique nickname and highlighting their attributes, Doug will make sure you're up-to-date with scores, games, and locker room antics!

SPORTSHOUND: Two more weeks too many

Two more weeks? Seems more like a lifetime. The recent announcement of at least another two weeks of shut down certainly was not what we wanted to hear at the A. G. Ross Arena. But at least the kids can go to school and give their parents a break. We …

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SPORTSHOUND: He made his Mark

Goodbye 2020 and don’t come back. This past year has been a challenge for everyone.  I could be wrong but I do believe Mark ‘the Marksman’ Letestu,  who recently announced his retirement from the NHL, might have been playing for another year if not for COVID-19. From the first time …

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SPORTSHOUND: Take it outside

Tales from the ODC (Outdoor Courts): December 8th, 2020 These desperate times bring out desperate measures!  They say Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America. After playing it now for a few years I can see why. It’s a ton of fun, great exercise and almost any age …

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Santa Claus visits the AG Ross

Tales from the Timebox: December 1st, 2020 The dreaded Scrooge, Covid 19 is at it again! This time it is really getting annoying. Trying to steal the Christmas spirt. Baaaahumbug!!  I for one do not plan on letting that happen. The minor hockey in St. Paul and Bonnyville County’s, along …

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SPORTSHOUND: Friday Night Lights

Tales from the Timebox: November 24th, 2020   I never remember ever getting out for a weeklong break from school for Remembrance Day. Mind you, we never went through anything quite like what is happening in the world today when we went to school. But we did have to walk …

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SPORTSHOUND: Avalanche Warning

Tales from the Timebox: November 17th, 2020   Every spring at the annual Elk Point Minor Hockey wind up banquet and awards night we present the annual Alex Kurash Memorial Award. The award goes to a U13 peewee aged player who shows improvement in all the skills such a skating, …

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SPORTSHOUND: Everybody clap now

Tales from the Timebox: November 10th, 2020 As much as all of us will be happy to see this year end there is some positives to look forward to. Every year we get a new batch of hockey players. Some of them can just barely skate and look like spring …

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SPORTSHOUND: A howling good time

Tales from the Timebox: November 3rd, 2020 Some people work an eight days on and six off schedule. Some work seven and seven. Some work five days and have the weekend off. Minor hockey right now is two game days and fourteen days off in between. I know it’s a …

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Tales from the Timebox: On Frozen Pond

Tales from the Timebox: October 27th, 2020 I find myself reminiscing of my childhood, thinking of the winters we spent on the pond and wondering, what would the kids and parents do if we couldn’t do minor hockey this winter? Maybe play outside on the pond like when we were …

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Tales from the Timebox: And they’re off…

Tales from the Timebox: October 20th, 2020 This past March the hockey season ended abruptly sending our teams home. Some of them like our bantam team missing out on the chance, after winning the league, to play and possibly win a provincial title. That’s all history now, what could have …

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