• DICKSON: A comeback to remember

    NAVARRE — Like most people I had given up Crestview High School’s baseball team for going into the seventh inning of Tuesday’s District 1-7A tournament semifinal game against Tate. The Bulldogs trailed the Aggies 11-6, and while they had put on perhaps their best hitting display of the season, a five-run deficit seemed a little too much to ask. READ MORE

  • DICKSON: Kids need a place to play ball

    In the 1960s and '70s, I played Dixie Youth baseball while growing up in Gulf Breeze. As a 12-year-old kid, I didn’t think about adults' investment of their time and resources for my friends and I to have a league and a place to play. I think most kids just want a chance and a place to play. READ MORE

  • DICKSON: Working toward a healthier me

    As I worked out Friday at Planet Fitness in Fort Walton Beach, I thought about what a difference a year makes. READ MORE

  • SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Pitfalls of Florida student-athlete transfers

    There has been a lot of discussion lately, locally and statewide, about school choice — student-athletes' right or opportunity to transfer from one school to another just to play for a certain team. READ MORE

  • SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: The magic of baseball

    The Major League Baseball season opens Sunday, when the Chicago Cubs host the St. Louis Cardinals in a battle of National League Central Division teams. I imagine I’ll watch the game, because that’s what baseball fans do. But I believe the professional game has lost some of the glamour it had when I was a kid. READ MORE


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