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Tuesday , 27 July 2021

Doug “the Sportshound” Bassett

SPORTSHOUND: There’s no place like home

The Bonnyville U18 AA Braves sure must like sleeping in their own beds. This past weekend they cleaned up at the provincial round robin that they hosted winning all three game, and two of them in the bottom of the 7th in walk off fashion. The U18 Braves were in …

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SPORTSHOUND: Runaway Train

Going into this past weekend with 5 wins and 1 loss so far this season, the boys and coaching staff of the U15 AA Bonnyville Braves baseball team were hoping to put their skills to the test against some tougher competition. And it looked like maybe it would happen in …

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SPORTSHOUND: Who let the dogs out

To be the best you have to play against the best. And a lot of times this can be a real test. The Bonnyville U18’s AA Braves were at Lacombe this past weekend for their 3 games round robin series. The Braves are  in the top Tier 1 with the …

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U-15 Bonnyville Braves in a good position heading into July

The Bantam Bonnyville Braves were in Millwoods two weekends ago, to face their toughest opponent yet – the blistering sun. Looking for a win against St Paul after losing to them a week prior, Josh Bourbeau took the mound and pitched a lights out game backed by some amazing defensive …

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SPORTSHOUND: Hot Time in the City

The last few weekends in June have always been stressful for the AA U 18 baseball  managers. Usually about a third of the team will be in grade 12 and have a graduation to attend. And the grade 11 boys are often escorts or just there for the party. Especially …

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After the longest rain delay ever… Play Ball!

Tales from the Doug-out: June 14th, 2021   Finally, finally the sky opened up and the sun shone through. We have been on a very long rain delay for a year and a half. Last summer we didn’t have anything that resembled an actual minor baseball game. The rules were …

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SPORTSHOUND: March Madness… or not.

Tales from the Timebox: March 29th, 2021 The month of March is normally crazy busy at the A. G. Ross Arena. Especially the past three years; excluding last March of course, when things shut down. We hosted the Hockey Alberta Provincial finals three years in a row. First, we did …

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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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