Blue Wahoos Notebook: Monteverde’s magic continues to make wins appear
Patrick Monteverde has been downright brilliant for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos this season. That didn’t change last Wednesday night in a 7-4 win over the Tennessee Smokies. Monteverde, the Southern League Player of the Week in April, improved to 5-0 on the season as he helped the Double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins stretch their win streak to 10 games.
Navarre’s regional softball run comes to a close
A season to remember came to a close for Navarre’s softball team Tuesday night in Oviedo. The Raiders, making their first trip to the regional in four years, lost 9-4 to Hagerty in a Region 1-6A semifinal.
Caden Howard raising the bar and clearing it
Caden Howard hoped to play football and compete in track in his first year at NCAA Division III Huntingdon. Things changed for the former Navarre Raider once he arrived on campus after a higher-up in the athletic department told him he couldn’t do both even though he was the under the impression he could.
Raiders see progress in latest scrimmage
Navarre’s football team held its second scrimmage under the lights this past Friday night, hosting its Maroon and White Game at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Raider head coach Jay Walls thought the team took big steps forward on both sides of the ball.
Raiders making memories during regional softball tourney
Navarre softball players were all smiles as they carried their bags to the bus late Monday morning ahead of leaving town for the next big test on their schedule. The Raiders were scheduled to take on Hagerty in a Region 1-6A semifinal Tuesday night at 7 p.m. EST in Oviedo. It’s their first trip to the second round of the regional since 2011.
Game Time! Raiders gear up for spring game against rival Dolphins
Jay Walls has seen encouraging signs from his team as they’ve gone through spring practice this month, and now the Raiders are gearing up to close things out on a high note. They’ll play the spring game Friday against rival Gulf Breeze. And that’s a big deal for everyone involved.
Regional tourney win worth wait for Raiders
Like a softball regional final win over Lake Howell on a Thursday night. Starting two hours late because of a lightning delay in the Orlando area, the sixth-seeded Raiders finally played ball, and when they did, they didn’t waste the opportunity.
Regional tournament opportunity big step forward for Raider softball team
Six runs. And then five runs. The route was on. Navarre’s softball team was pounding away on Tate in a District 1-6A semifinal at home on a Monday evening in early May. The Raiders score 14 runs in all in a 10-run win over the Aggies that secures their berth in the regional for the first time since 2019.
Emily Madril making most of opportunities as a pro
Emily Madril has moved past the excitement of National Women’s Soccer League Draft, where she was taken third overall by the Orlando Pride, and has settled into life as a pro in the United States. In the days after that draft in February, the former Navarre Raider and Florida State standout talked about the road ahead at this level of soccer and her readiness to embrace the challenges of it.
Plenty of talent returning for Raider baseball team in 2024
Navarre’s baseball team looked doomed to struggle through a less than mediocre season. At one point, the Raiders were just 3-11. But a late-season surge gave the Raiders momentum to build on for 2024.