SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Spring break memories

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 03:11 PM.

Stuart is 20 and a strapping 235-pound wrestler at the University of North Florida. Earlier this month, he became the school's first All-American in the sport as he placed sixth at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships.

Dad is 80 and not in good health, so I treasure every moment and memory we share.

If I could turn back the clock to special days, I'd revisit that warm afternoon 11 years ago as Dad, Stuart and I took in a spring training game.

Spring break is a time for making memories with family, friends and teammates. This also is one of the most dangerous times for young people as they stretch their wings and extend the apron strings.

Whether you take in a spring training game or a day at the beach, be careful and enjoy the moment.

And please, come back safely next week.

Randy Dickson is the Crestview News Bulletin’s sports editor. Email him at, tweet him @BigRandle, or call 682-6524.

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