Mar 8, 2021

Late-game heroics propel Raiders to win over Dolphins

Third down. Tied game. Second overtime. The pressure to make a play mounting for Navarre against rival Gulf Breeze.

And here’s Tailor Ernst, dropping back to throw even as the pass rusher charges at her and gets her hands in her face.

Mar 8, 2021

Navarre track team continues to make strides

Navarre’s track team competed in the Wildcat Invitational Saturday at Sherman L. Robinson Stadium in Pensacola.

Rachel Leggett won two events while Brandon Boynton set a new personal-best in the pole vault.

Mar 5, 2021

Carter draws comparison to former USC star

Navarre’s all-time leading rusher is being compared to one of college football’s all-time greats.

During an interview with the NFL Network this week, Michael Carter discussed the comparison that was made by Mack Brown, his head coach at the University of North Carolina.

Mar 5, 2021

Energy, emotion fuel Raiders in convincing win over Indians

Nick Ducati prepared for his final lift in a dual meet against Choctaw Wednesday afternoon. His teammates stood around him, cheering loudly and shouting words of encouragement.

Ducati grabbed the bar and raised it up, his face turning a little red as he fought to keep the weights above his head and punctuate his day with a 270-pound lift.

Mar 5, 2021

Raider netters continue to battle

Tyler Hymel said he came into this tennis season more confident in his ability to excel on the court and it’s showing.

He picked up his latest win Thursday, winning his first singles match 9-7 over Cole Armstrong, and he said the experience he gained over the summer is paying off.

Mar 4, 2021

Smaller district would be ideal for Raiders

Navarre head coach Jay Walls said earlier this week he’d like to see a smaller, more localized district for this area if reclassification does take place for football for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.

Reclassification takes place every two years, and the last time it happened in 2019, Navarre was bumped up to 7A and placed in a district that included three Tallahassee schools.

Mar 3, 2021

Raider tennis teams poised to be competitive this season

Navarre’s tennis season is underway and the Raiders are hoping to make gradual improvements as the year rolls along.

The boys have just one senior in their top five in the lineup while there isn’t a senior on the team on the girls side.

Brian Lester Headshot
Mar 2, 2021

Brian Out Loud

I watched a lot of bad basketball four years ago during Abby Fogg’s first season as the head coach.

Don’t get me wrong. The Raiders competed hard that season. They just didn’t win very often. They won only seven times to be exact.

Mar 2, 2021

Navarre earns big win over Tate but falls to Dolphins

Riding the high of a win over area powerhouse Tate earlier in the week, Navarre’s baseball team was hoping to keep the momentum rolling Friday night against Gulf Breeze.

Instead, it turned out to be one of those nights where the hits, the pitches and the breaks didn’t go the Raiders’ way in a 10-1 loss to the rival Dolphins.

Mar 1, 2021

Raider flag football team dominates preseason games

Until last week, Navarre’s flag football team didn’t have its entire roster together for a practice. Several of the girls were still playing basketball for a Raider squad that reached the Elite Eight.

Yet, Thursday afternoon at Bennett C. Russell Stadium, the Raiders looked like a well-oiled machine in a pair of preseason games against county rivals Pace and Gulf Breeze.

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