Even with a second-place finish at the Northwest Florida Invitational last Wednesday afternoon at Baker, Navarre’s boys weightlifting team isn’t satisfied with the result.
This is a program that was the state runner-up in 2018 and won the state title in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic ended hopes of a repeat in 2020.
Name that bridge. It just sounds more fun than name that tune doesn’t it?
I think so. I hope you do as well.
Jozef Vanselow hasn’t had a chance to throw in a regular-season game for Navarre since 2020.
So here in Pensacola on a chilly and windy evening at the Mark Conti Baseball Complex at West Florida, the Raider senior was glad to be back on the mound.
Once the tears dry and the sting of defeat subsides, Navarre’s girls basketball team will come to appreciate all that it accomplished during an historic season.
It is a season that ends in the Elite Eight, a 69-63 loss to 2020 state runner-up Wekiva punctuating it. But the Raiders never took their foot off the gas pedal from an effort standpoint in in their attempt to pull off a monumental upset.
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.
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