Back on the field in a meaningful game for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic cut the 2020 season short in March, Navarre’s boys lacrosse team embraced the moment.
Although the outcome of its opener against Pensacola Catholic didn’t go the way the Raiders hoped it would, there were positives to be found buried underneath the surface of a 14-1 loss Thursday night.
Losing 15-0 isn’t ideal, but there is more to the story for Navarre’s girls lacrosse season, which began its season Wednesday night with a shutout road loss to Pensacola.
The Raiders were more active on the field against the Tigers, battling for possession and playing tough defensively as they made the effort to pull off an upset against one of the area’s more established programs on a chilly night in mid-February.
One year after the COVID-19 pandemic struck out the Minor League Baseball season, action is set to return later this spring.
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos see their season run May until September.
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.
Ian Lockwood has been gone for 10 years, but the former Navarre Raider’s legacy remains alive and well.
I personally didn’t know Ian. I wasn’t working here when he was going through his difficult but brave battle with brain cancer.
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.
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