2021 Highlights: State title, historic playoff runs
The joy of a championship. The heartbreak of an historic run coming to an end. The thrill of making a pro sports come true.
Those feelings and more highlighted the year in sports in 2021.
Navarre football standouts looking forward to National Combine
Four Navarre Raider football players are heading to the Lone Star State next week for the National Combine.
Linebacker Christian Caballero and offensive linemen Ethan Newman, Caleb Akers and BK Kast received invites and will have an opportunity to show off their skills this week in a three-day event (Jan. 6-8) at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Take Flight with Michael Carter: Navarre alum has career day running the ball
Giving the ball to Michael Carter worked out pretty well for the New York Jets Sunday afternoon.
Carter rushed for more than 100 yards for the first time in his NFL career and helped the New York Jets secure a 26-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium.
Raider boys soccer team pushing forward despite tough stretch
Six straight losses have left Navarre’s boys soccer team in a tough spot at the midway point of the season.
Certainly the Raiders would like to be in a better position, but head coach James Baccarini knows a turnaround is within reach with the right mindset and continued improvement.
Raider girls soccer team on cusp of top eight in regional poll
Navarre’s girls soccer team is just outside the top eight in the first set of FHSAA regional rankings released Tuesday afternoon.
The Raiders are ninth this week in Region 1-6A. The top eight in the final rankings will make the postseason.
Navarre ranked in regional girls hoops poll
Navarre’s girls basketball team is near the top of the first set of FHSAA regional rankings released Tuesday afternoon.
The Raiders are No. 2 in the first poll, one of four area teams ranked in the top eight.
Raiders back on track as first half of season comes to a close
Three goals in four minutes.
That’s the kind of roll Kayla Johnson was on for Navarre’s girls soccer team last Friday night in a District 1-6A game against Crestview.
Navarre lifters prevail at Suwannee
Eleven lifters placed in the top five to help lead Navarre’s girls weightlifting team to a victory at the Power of Christmas Invitational at Suwannee Saturday.
Savanna Christy and Emilia Collins paved the way with first-place finishes in their respective weight classes on a day when the Raiders scored 51 points to easily outdistance runner-up Sun Lake 30.
Raiders make statement against Bulldogs
Mackenzie England was in the middle of an interview when her older brother, Tyler, a former Navarre football standout, put his arm around her and said, ‘This girl is big time.’
He’s not lying. England was on another level Thursday night as Navarre battled Crestview in a matchup of state-ranked girls basketball teams.
Raiders overwhelm Crusaders with strong defensive effort
Navarre’s boys basketball team spent part of its Saturday watching film from the night before. A 12-point loss to Milton on Friday left the Raiders in need of a bounce-back win.
That film session paid off. Navarre bounced back against Catholic Saturday night with a 63-32 win that was fueled by its best defensive performance of the season.