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Stories by Randy Dickson

Stories by Randy Dickson

July 17, 2024
Volleyball camp season continued at Crestview High School last week. 

Two weeks after holding their first beach volleyball camp, the Lady Bulldogs were back at it hosting an indoor camp. The camp was July 8-10 at the CHS gym.

July 16, 2024
The days are quickly counting down to the start of the 2024 high school football season.  

While teams have been working all summer, the official start of fall practice is July 29. Crestview has Meet the Bulldogs Night set for Aug. 9.

July 15, 2024
Project Hope, an addiction recovery ministry, has been in Okaloosa County since 2016 and in the Crestview community for about three years.

Project Hope was founded in Houston in 2012. The location now in Crestview was the second. A third location is in Arkansas with plans underway to open a location in the Birmingham, Alabama, area.

July 15, 2024
Charles Reynolds is the first to admit there are plenty of travel basketball teams in Crestview. But none of those teams offered exactly what he was looking for, which included activities beyond the game of basketball. He wanted something that shapes the entire person, not just the athlete. 
July 15, 2024
I really enjoyed writing the story about Baker’s offensive line that appears in this week’s News Bulletin.  
Strictly focusing on the offensive line during last Thursday’s practice, my mind was flooded with memories of my time in the trenches at Gulf Breeze. There is so much to being an offensive lineman that most people don’t understand.
July 12, 2024
Standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 225 pounds, Baker junior lineman Makani Abdon is a force to be reckoned with up front for the Gators.  

An offensive and defensive tackle, simply put, Abdon gets the job done.

July 11, 2024
The countdown to the start of the 2024 high school football season is underway.

Teams officially start practice July 29 with Kickoff Classics on Aug. 16 and the start of the regular season Aug. 23.

July 10, 2024
On Friday nights in the fall thousands of fans across the nation flock to high school football cathedrals. They arrive to cheer on their favorite team. And in places such as Baker and Crestview with only one school, they support the community.
July 9, 2024
When it was announced that Matt Brunson was returning to Baker as the head football coach in May uncertainty about the 2024 football season turned to optimism. The Gators have a favorable schedule with only two teams that had winning records in 2023 and three other teams that were 5-5.
July 8, 2024
McKenzie McGraw didn’t complain about spending three hours in the Baker gym a couple of days before the Fourth of July holiday. 

Now a senior, McGraw was a key member of last year’s Lady Gator state championship team, and she wants to win another championship.

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