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Jun 21, 2022

Brian Out Loud

I came across a blank Father’s Day card the other day while cleaning off my desk at home.

I can’t tell you when I bought it or why it was never sent. Perhaps it was an extra card that I planned to send out for Father’s Day down the road.


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Jun 13, 2022

Brian Out Loud

When Jon Moon reached out a couple of weekends ago to let me know his wife’s battle with cancer had taken a turn for the worse, it hit me hard.

Not just because I know how much Daphne Moon loved her children, and how well known she was for being a kind and sweet person, but also because it’s been only a couple of months since I lost a parent.


Jun 7, 2022

Out and About

I’ve been running between all three newspaper locations, and I’m often in Navarre, Milton and Crestview in the same day.

At the first of the year as I was visiting all of the properties, I decided that it was very difficult to drive carefully and pay attention to the road while also paying attention to everything in the three organizations.


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Jun 7, 2022

Brian Out Loud

Chris Williams is out after three years as the head coach of the Navarre baseball team.

He has stepped down to spend more time with family.


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May 31, 2022

Brian Out Loud

A lot of people point to how important the rules are until those rules are no longer important because they aren’t convenient.

If the FHSAA is going to have a rule that a player ejected from a game must sit out at least the next two, then there shouldn’t be any doorway that can be opened to change it.


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May 24, 2022

Brian Out Loud

You all remember Quentin Randolph.

Especially in 2019 when he took NCAA Division II football by storm and helped propel the University of West Florida football team to its first national championship.


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May 17, 2022

Brian Out Loud

Devin Wright was 12 the day he walked into the Navarre Press office on a summer morning with his mom to talk about his experience at the Ripken Futures Game in Baltimore.

Some days, it seems like that interview took place just yesterday.


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May 10, 2022

Brian Out Loud

We need a new rule book written on how certain things should go when it comes to sports.

Things that need to be off limits simply because they serve no real purpose.


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May 3, 2022

Brian Out Loud

We often get caught up believing great stats give you the green light to write a ticket to the pros in permanent marker.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s awesome to have a batting average over .300, a scoring and rebounding average that is good for a double-double almost every night, or a rushing or passing total that translates into a touchdown on every drive.


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Apr 26, 2022

Brian Out Loud

Maybe you noticed and maybe you didn’t, but some of the people involved in the decision making efforts when it comes to high school athletics did something right this month with boys weightlifting.

Two regions in the state were divided into sub-regions, including one locally.