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Jun 27, 2023

Josh Carter set to build on last year’s success at EKU

Late in the third quarter of a game against North Alabama at Roy Kidd Stadium last October, Josh Carter bullies his way into the end zone from a yard out, stretching the Eastern Kentucky lead to 42-28. For Carter, finding paydirt is what he strives to do every time he carries the ball. It’s a mindset that has been ingrained into his brain from a young age growing up in a running back family.

Jun 26, 2023

Blue Wahoos hosting summer celebration

The Blue Wahoos are hosting a summer celebration July 3 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola. General admission is $5, though there is a VIP ticket available for the Hancock Whitney Club in the stadium, and it includes a full buffet, drinks, dessert and a cash bar.

Jun 26, 2023

Navarre DL Will Payton back playing football after future once in doubt

Will Payton was in pain. A concern, perhaps, but then, maybe there wasn’t much of a reason to read too much into it. Aches and pains come with the territory in the unforgiving sport of football. “At first, I thought it was just breaking back into practice, but the more I practiced, the worse it got,” Payton said. “I started to realize I need to get this checked out. Something is wrong.”

Jun 23, 2023

Blue Wahoos clinch first-half division title

Winning isn’t the only thing, but it seems to be a regular thing for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Especially when it comes to championships. The reigning Southern League champs clinched the first-half South Division crown Wednesday night in Tennessee, beating the Smokies 3-1.

Jun 23, 2023

Navarre’s own Quentin Randolph thriving with Vegas Knight Hawks

Quentin Randolph makes a catch along the sideline inside the Dollar Loan Center, nearly going over the wall to make the grab, here on a Saturday afternoon in mid-June. It’s a key catch during a late-game drive that helps keep the Vegas Knight Hawks’ hopes for a much-needed IFL victory alive.

Jun 23, 2023

McLeod headed to Thomas to continue softball career

Katie McLeod put pen to paper in the spring to secure her future as a college softball player, something she’s been waiting to do for a long time. “I’ve been working up to this moment my whole life,” McLeod said. “I’ve wanted to play in college since I started playing as a little kid at NYSA.”

Jun 21, 2023

Emma Simon enjoying opportunity to play college soccer

Emma Simon experienced life as a college soccer player for the first time last fall as a freshman at Division I Alabama State. It was different to say the least for the former Navarre Raider standout.

Jun 20, 2023

Tyrell Marshall still feels like he has a lot to prove

Tyrell Marshall battled through pain last year to be on the field. A shoulder injury since his freshman season was something he played through before getting surgery on it at the end of last season. And now Marshall is on the road back to being the player he knows he can be this coming season for the Navarre football team.

Jun 20, 2023

FHSAA considering best-of-three format in baseball

A best-of-three playoff format could be in the future for high school baseball in Florida. The idea of it is being tossed around and has already been presented to the FHSAA’s Baseball Advisory Committee.

Jun 20, 2023

Simmons setting herself up for big senior season in hoops

A youth camp that Madison Simmons is helping out with is wrapping up, and the Navarre girls basketball standout is asked about the upcoming summer workouts and the fact that her senior year is rapidly approaching. “It’s crazy it’s almost senior year,” Simmons said. “(High school) went by really fast.”
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