Randy Dickson

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Articles by RANDY DICKSON News Bulletin

  • Crestview drops heartbreaker to Oviedo (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    CRESTVIEW — One-by-one members of the Crestview High School boys basketball team left the locker room one last time for the 2014-2015 season on Saturday with each face telling the story. In time the Bulldogs might take that next step back to the state finals joining the great Crestview teams of the 1980s. That time will have to wait. In time the hurt from Saturday’s Region 1-7A finals loss to Oviedo also will lessen even if it never completely goes away. READ MORE

  • Walton softball team too strong for Baker (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    BAKER — Ever the optimist, Baker School softball Coach John Carlisle can usually find a silver lining even in the darkest cloud. Monday’s game against Walton was one of those clouds for the Gators. READ MORE

  • Baker's Haven makes Gator history (VIDEO)

    BAKER — History was made at Baker School on Tuesday when Kali Haven became the first Gator soccer player to sign scholarship papers. Haven is headed to Wesleyan College, a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III school, in Macon, Ga. “Soccer is my favorite sport and I just love it to death,” she said. “It means a lot to me that I’m the first to leave the school I grew up in to go and play (college) soccer.” READ MORE

  • SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Did Kershner’s pull influence FHSAA?

    There was quite a bit of drama with last Saturday’s 2 p.m. Region 1-7A boys basketball final between Crestview High School and Oviedo. If you missed the goings on, here’s a recap. READ MORE

  • Crestview softball shocks Niceville (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    CRESTVIEW — Don’t tell Crestview High School softball Holly Gibson the Bulldogs didn’t have an angel in the outfield as they hosted Niceville in a big District 1-7A game Tuesday. Gibson’s younger sister, Whitney Langley, a former Crestview softball player who died in a car accident in 2007, would have been 27 on Tuesday. Nobody would have enjoyed the 2-1 Bulldog win than Whitney. And if you believe in such things as angels in the outfield maybe Whitney had a hand in Crestview’s first softball win over the Eagles in more than a decade. 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

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