Randy Dickson

Email: randyd@crestviewbulletin.com

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Articles by RANDY DICKSON News Bulletin

  • Baker lifters Oliver, Gatewood win at subdistrict (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    BAKER — Tyler Oliver and Jonathan Gatewood won their respective weight class leading a contingency of 11 Baker School weightlifters that advanced out of the Class 1A subdistrict meet. The Gators will return to competition April 1 when they travel to Panama City Arnold for the district meet. READ MORE

  • Crestview baseball team struggles with Lincoln (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    CRESTVIEW — Half way through the season Crestview High School’s baseball team still has plenty of work to do before the district tournament. The Bulldogs have been on a merry go round season that has been a series of ups and downs. Monday was one of those down nights for Crestview as the Bulldogs hosted a talented Tallahassee Lincoln team. READ MORE

  • Rolison key to Crestview's softball success

    CRESTVIEW— First-year Crestview High School softball Coach Holly Gibson's eyes light up at the very mention of Taylor Rolison's name. Rolison, a junior pitcher for the Bulldogs, has led the way as Crestview is off to its best start in softball in recent years. READ MORE

  • Locals shine at county track meet (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    CRESTVIEW — Track and field athletes from Baker School and Crestview High School had a chance to showcase their talents Tuesday at the Okaloosa County Track Meet at Jack Foster Stadium. Crestview’s K.K. McTear was a double winner in the girls winning the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash. Baker swept the boys and girls high jump with Jon Beck taking the boys competition with a jump of 6-2. Katlin Herring cleared 5-4 for her win. READ MORE

  • Baker's Hicks shuts down Freeport (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    BAKER — Austin Hicks wasn’t perfect Thursday. But the Baker School senior pitcher was pretty darn good as the Gators hosted Freeport in a District 3-1A game. Hicks went the distance on the mound throwing a one-hit shutout as Baker rolled to a 6-0 win. READ MORE

  • Baker pounces on Northview (VIDEO)

    BAKER — Spring Break will be a little more pleasant for Baker School’s softball team following Friday’s District 3-1A game with Northview. The Gators broke open a 1-1 game in the bottom of the second when they sent 11 batters to the plate and scored six runs as they cruised to an 8-1 win. READ MORE

  • Gillis: ‘We still have a ways to go’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    CRESTVIEW — Monday was not a good night for Crestview High School’s baseball team. An up and down Bulldog team hosted a strong Pace squad looking for a win before taking a couple of days off for Spring Break. Crestview ended up on the wrong side of a 7-1 score. Bulldog Coach Tim Gillis wasn’t looking for a silver lining in the cloud of another loss, but he was able to find some positives. READ MORE

  • SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: The best day of my life

    If I had to pick the best day of my life, it would be a warm Saturday in March of 2002. My dad; nephew, Stuart Maddox; and I spent it in Viera at a spring training baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Florida Marlins. Stuart was 9, a few months away from his 10th birthday. Dad was a healthy 69, still preaching full time with his 70th birthday seven months away. READ MORE

  • Baker strongman Oliver eyes state

    BAKER — Tyler Oliver’s easy smile and polite demeanor belie the strong man that he is. Oliver, a senior on Baker School's weightlifting team, is one of the state's top lifters in the 183-pound weight class. Last week, Oliver won the Class 1A sub-district meet with lifts totaling a personal-best 560 pounds. READ MORE

  • SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Swinging a Louisville Slugger

    Sitting in a corner of my living room is an old, beat up piece of wood that I’ve had since I was 9 years old. That piece of wood — a baseball bat — has made the journey from boyhood to manhood with me. It has gone to college with me and every home I’ve had along the way. READ MORE

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