Randy Dickson

Email: randyd@crestviewbulletin.com

Twitter: @BigRandle


  • SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Dealing with the weather

    I am not a weather wimp. And quite frankly, I don’t understand those that are. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one to play golf during a thunderstorm or swim in the Gulf when a hurricane is churning off shore. READ MORE

  • It's time to cowboy up for Old Spanish Trail rodeo

    CRESTVIEW — One weekend each year, local residents from all walks of life get into the cowboy spirit. Yes, the 26th Annual Old Spanish Trail Rodeo is right around the corner. This year’s rodeo is scheduled for April 10 and 11. READ MORE

  • Double trouble Calloway style

    LAUREL HILL — There is a definite family resemblance between Laurel Hill boys basketball players Tommy and Tamaria Calloway. It’s evident in their physical appearance and the way they play basketball. Tommy, a senior, and Tamaria, a junior, give the Hoboes a strong one-two punch at guard on both ends of the floor. READ MORE

  • Shots don't fall for Hoboes

    LAUREL HILL — Simply put, sometimes the shots just don’t fall. Monday was one of those nights for the Laurel Hill boys basketball team as the Hoboes hosted Jay. Laurel Hill missed jump shots, lay ups and, yes, free throws. READ MORE

  • SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Changing faces in the Southeastern Conference

    I’m starting to sleep better — partially because I’m feeling better physically. Yes, the small steps I’ve already taken to get healthier are starting to pay off. But my ability to sleep again has more to do with my alma mater, the University of Tennessee, hiring a football coach Friday. READ MORE

  • Sanders leads Gators past Freeport

    BAKER — Powered by Garrett Sanders’s 24 points the Baker boys basketball team picked up a hard-fought District 2-1A 53-47 win over rival Freeport on Tuesday. Sanders wasn’t a one-man show as he was joined in double figures by Brooks Taylor, who had 11 points and Justin Morgan’s 10 points. READ MORE

  • Paxton girls too strong for Hoboes

    LAUREL HILL — Eight games into the season the Laurel Hill girls basketball team is still experiencing growing pains. The Hoboes have been hit by injuries to key players and have had another player dismissed from the team. Even with full roster and healthy team Laurel Hill would have had its hands full in Thursday's game with rival Paxton. READ MORE

  • Hoboes struggle against Bobcats

    It was one of those games where Laurel Hill boys basketball coach had to simply shake his head and give credit where credit was due. Paxton’s Dustin Geoghagan made his last appearance at the Laurel Hill gym Friday one to remember. The Bobcat senior guard hit eight 3-pointers on his way to a 32-point night against the Hoboes. READ MORE

  • Black new Bulldog wrestling coach

    CRESTVIEW — There has been little continuity in Crestview’s wrestling program the last few years. Jeff Fowler — a fixture almost a decade as the Bulldog wrestling coach — built the program from the ground up. Since his departure at the 2008-2009 season’s end, the coaching position has been a revolving door. First-year coach Andrew Black hopes to end the constant upheaval and return the program to Fowler-era stability. READ MORE

  • SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Wishing all a wonderful Christmas

    It’s early for a Christmas column, but with the holiday less than a week away and Wednesday being my usual column day, today seems the best time to spread Christmas tidings. love Christmas and all the day stands for on the holiday’s faith and secular sides. READ MORE

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