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Dec 6, 2022

Long wait is over for Navarre’s Dillan Smith

Dillan Smith looks like a basketball player. The fact that the Navarre senior stands nearly 7 feet tall helps him fit that description well. What one might find surprising, though, is that when he was younger, Smith was a long way from being a hoops standout. He barely even played the game.

Dec 6, 2022

Farrer lands college softball opportunity with Bishop State

Jessica Farrer is a multi-sport athlete who probably could have played soccer in college if she chose to go that route. Instead, the Navarre senior will utilize her softball talents at the next level, signing with Bishop State last month to continue her career in that sport.

Dec 6, 2022

Raider boys soccer team adapts to generate more offensive opportunities

Navarre’s boys soccer team changed some things up to generate more offense and it paid off. In a game against Pace last Tuesday night at Patriot Stadium, the Raiders scored nearly as many goals in one game as they have all season in a 4-4 tie with their county rival.

Dec 5, 2022

Raider girls soccer team focused on fixing the little things

On a chilly Thursday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium, Navarre’s girls soccer team comes off the field stinging from its second consecutive one-goal loss. This time, it’s Mosley that hands the Raiders a 2-1 defeat. Two days earlier, South Walton did the same.

Dec 5, 2022

Raider girls basketball team aims to bounce back after letting lead slip away

With time wining down in the final seconds of the first half against Fort Walton Beach Thursday night, Trista Wolk pulled up for a 3-pointer in front of the Viking bench and drilled it. Navarre now led 26-19 and carried that advantage into halftime of this showdown between two of the area’s best teams. It appeared the Raiders were on their way to staying unbeaten.

Dec 5, 2022

Raiders play the weighting game during gap in competition

Garrett Bagley runs with his lifters through a series of warm-up exercises inside the weight room on a Wednesday afternoon in late November, the whistle blowing signaling a start and stop for each one. His Raiders, the reigning 3A back-to-back state champions, were supposed to compete in a meet against state runner-up Pace on this day, but a miscommunication issue eliminated that possibility.

Dec 4, 2022

Take Flight with Michael Carter: New York running back sits out of Sunday’s game

Michael Carter missed his first game of the NFL season on Sunday. The second-year running back for the New York Jets was sidelined because of a sprained lower left ankle that he injured in last week’s 31-10 win over the Chicago Bears.

Dec 4, 2022

Fired up defensive effort propels Argos into final four

A beautiful day. A beautiful game.  And at the end of it, the University of West Florida football team found itself on the doorstep of the NCAA Division II national championship game, the sixth-ranked Argos punching their ticket to the final four with a 45-14 win over Wingate Saturday afternoon at Pen Air Field.

Nov 30, 2022

Whited earns All-American recognition at UWF

UWF soccer star Kileigh Whited has picked up another accolade. The former Navarre Raider was tabbed an All-American by the D2CCA on Wednesday. Whited was named a second-team selection after helping UWF go 18-4-1 and play in the NCAA Division II tournament.

Nov 30, 2022

Tyler England earns all-conference honors at Huntingdon

Former Navarre Raider Tyler England wrapped up his 2022 season with the Huntingdon Hawks as one the team’s top receivers.  Playing in his first full season after being out with an injury last year, England caught 34 catches for 554 yards and four touchdowns.