Basketball

Raiders fall to top-ranked Trojans in regional

Raiders fall to top-ranked Trojans in regional

Navarre’s boys basketball team saw its season come to a close Thursday night in a 67-53 loss to top-ranked Lincoln in the quarterfinal round of the 8A regional tournament. The Raiders, on the road in Tallahassee, trailed the Trojans just 14-11 after one quarter but went into halftime down 34-24. Matt Harshany poured in 20 […]

UWF basketball teams ranked in first regional poll

UWF basketball teams ranked in first regional poll

The University of West Florida men’s basketball team is ranked sixth in the first NCAA Division II South regional poll of the year and is poised to make the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history. The Argonauts are in the midst of a turnaround season, winning 16 of their first 23 games. […]

Raiders fall in district title game

Raiders fall in district title game

Navarre’s boys basketball team went into halftime with a two-point lead over Niceville in the District 1-8A championship game Friday night. Head coach Taf Bentley knew the advantage wasn’t safe. “I felt like they were going to come out and be really strong, and I was right,” Bentley said. Strong might be an understatement. Trey […]

Raiders survive tourney showdown with Dolphins

Raiders survive tourney showdown with Dolphins

As each shot was launched up, including two from beyond the arc by Gulf Breeze’s Luke McHenry, in the final frantic seconds of a riveting District 1-8A tournament semifinal showdown Tuesday night, Navarre head coach Taf Bentley could only hope his Raiders would find a way to hang on and extend their season. Bentley, in […]

Raiders ride into postseason with momentum

Raiders ride into postseason with momentum

Momentum is on the side of Navarre’s boys basketball team as it heads into the postseason. The Raiders capped off the regular season Thursday night with a hard-fought 52-39 win over Milton in an intense non-district showdown. It’s the third win in the last four games, which have all been played on the road. Matt […]

Season comes to a close for Navarre’s girls basketball team

Season comes to a close for Navarre’s girls basketball team

Right until the end, Navarre’s girls basketball team put forth effort. It just wasn’t enough to take down top-seeded Niceville in a District 1-8A semifinal battle Tuesday night in Navarre. Playing with nothing to lose and everything to gain, the Raiders saw their season come to a close in a 62-25 loss to the Eagles. […]

Raiders win thriller against Jaguars

Raiders win thriller against Jaguars

Navarre’s girls basketball team won its final home game of the regular season Monday night, knocking off West Florida Tech 45-43 in a thrilling non-conference game. The Raiders picked up their fourth win of the year behind a stellar effort from Ty Stringfield. The senior standout lit up the scoreboard for 17 points and pulled […]

Late surge not enough to propel Raiders to victory

Late surge not enough to propel Raiders to victory

He put on a show in the fourth quarter Thursday night. Nineteen points in all, a head-turning effort fueled by four 3-pointers that willed the Navarre boys basketball team back into its game against Niceville in a crucial District 1-8A showdown. Yet, as good as Matt Harshany was for the Raiders in the final quarter […]

Stringfield and Buckner stay the course during challenging season

Stringfield and Buckner stay the course during challenging season

It’s not the senior season Ty Stringfield and Skye Buckner dreamed about. But it’s the only one they have and they are making the most of it. Engaging and upbeat, and even breaking out in laughter at times, the seniors smile as they reflect on a challenging season for Navarre’s girls basketball team. Some days […]

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