Only eight 6A girls basketball teams still get to lace up their sneakers this weekend. Navarre is one of them.
The Raiders rolled in their Sweet 16 matchup against Buchholz Wednesday night in Gainesville, winning 45-27 and punching their ticket to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history.
Navarre’s boys weightlifting team won its first meet of the season last week, knocking off rival Niceville in a dual meet last Tuesday at home.
The Raiders dominated the Eagles 70-18 and have lost just twice over the last three years.
Navarre’s softball team has been able to lean on veteran talent to pave the way in the past, but this year’s edition of the Raiders is a younger one
featuring just one senior.
Rachel Hester is the lone fourth-year player and is just glad to be back on the field after the COVID-19 pandemic cut the 2020 campaign short. The Raiders finished 4-5.
Huntingdon’s football team is picked to finish in a tie for first in the USA South West Division. The Hawks are tied with Brevard and Maryville at the top.
Four former Navarre Raiders are on the Huntingdon roster in Darrell Hixon, Garrett Schluter, Marc Struck and Tyler England.
With school being canceled Tuesday because of the colder weather and the potential for hazardous road conditions, the postseason schedule for two of Navarre’s teams has changed.
The Raider girls basketball team and the Raider girls soccer team have had their games moved from Tuesday to Wednesday.
They sat in a circle in one corner of the gymnasium waiting for the official crowning of a state champion. All the while the anticipation was building.
Seconds after their name was called, the Navarre Raiders erupted in jubilation, wearing smiles, sharing hugs and savoring the reality of a moment they had worked so hard to earn during a challenging season.
School history has never been sweeter for Navarre’s girls basketball team.
In their biggest moment of the season, the Raiders embraced it, making school history and a statement with a 71-42 win over Columbia Lake City Thursday night in a Region 1-6A quarterfinal.
Navarre soccer players Zyler Beckman and Nathan Green made their signing with Belhaven official Feb. 7 during a ceremony at the NYSA Soccer Complex.
Beckman and Green played integral roles for the Raiders this past season and are thrilled about the opportunities to continue their soccer careers at the college level.
Elijah Melendez left a hint of suspense to his decision on where he was going to play college football.
When the banner unraveled Wednesday afternoon at Bennett C. Russell Stadium, it showed Valdosta State as his choice.
Each night during a challenging season played amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Navarre’s boys basketball team played hard.
That was evident again Tuesday night in a District 1-6A quarterfinal against Tate. The Raiders tried to keep pace with the Aggies but simply could not do it despite cutting the lead to single digits early in the fourth quarter before falling 61-49.
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