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Aug 8, 2023

Dodson set to play key defensive role for Raiders

Amanda Dodson used to play softball. She even won a state championship while in high school in Kansas. But when she moved to Florida, she decided to shift her focus. And it turned out to be a pretty good decision.

Aug 7, 2023

Exciting time at Pensacola State as women’s soccer program gets off ground

Mark Yepshin has two young children. One just turned 3. The other is a little over a year. So when his name was mentioned as a possible head coach for the first women’s soccer program in Pensacola State history, he had to make sure his wife was on board.

Aug 3, 2023

Pensacola State debuts women’s soccer program this season

Pensacola State’s women’s soccer team will play its first regular-season game in program history Aug. 18 at home against Hinds Community College. The Pirates will play their 2023 home games at the Ashton Brosnaham Complex in Pensacola.

Aug 2, 2023

Villanova ready for opportunity as varsity player

Vinny Villanova said he got in maybe one play on varsity last season. So, the bright lights of Friday night will be a new experience for him as he heads into his junior season with the Navarre Raiders. He feels good about where he’s at with kickoff fast approaching and is happy with the work he’s put in this summer.

Jul 31, 2023

Chelsi Kania named head coach of Navarre Raider softball team

Chelsi Kania was a familiar face in the dugout and at first base during games last season. Now, the former assistant is moving into the head coaching role for Navarre’s softball team. Kania talked by phone Monday about the opportunity in front of her after learning she had gotten the job earlier in the day.

Jul 31, 2023

Former Raider Jack Patching gets set for another season of UWF soccer

Jack Patching heads into his third season of soccer at the University of West Florida this fall. Patching came through with a solid sophomore season for the Argos in 2022, finishing third on the team in scoring.

Jul 31, 2023

Elijah Thompson returns to football for first time since freshman season

Elijah Thompson charges hard at a rolling tackle dummy and drills it. Seeing the scene unfold makes one feel sorry for the pain he’s poised to unleash on a real opponent this fall.

Jul 28, 2023

Raider boys soccer team builds culture, skills during summer workouts

Navarre’s boys soccer team is all in with an intense game of futsal inside the Gulf Pointe Latin gymnasium on a Tuesday in late July. Back and forth. Hard shots on goal. Big saves. This is the kind of thing head coach James Baccarini wanted to see from his team during its month of summer workouts.

Jul 28, 2023

Navarre Xpress still rolling in right direction

Medals clanking has become a familiar sound for the Navarre Xpress. The sound grew a little louder this year. The local track club had its best AAU season yet in its short history, particularly at the regional meet in Jacksonville earlier this summer when 19 qualified and 17 punched a ticket to nationals.

Jul 27, 2023

Argos picked to finish second in preseason GSC poll

Reigning Gulf South Conference co-champion University of West Florida football is picked to finish in the preseason conference football poll this year. The Argos received two first-place votes and 56 points in all in the poll, second only to GSC favorite Delta State, which earned six first-place votes and tallied 61 points. West Georgia checks in at No. 3 and got one first-place vote.
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