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Apr 15, 2022

Navarre’s historic girls lacrosse season comes to a close

As Navarre’s girls lacrosse team walked off the field for the final time late Thursday night, there was, without question, pain from the sting of defeat, but that feeling was overwhelmed by the sense of pride the Raiders were feeling in the wake of how far they have come in 2022.

They played for a district championship for the first time in program history, facing area power Niceville for the title, and though the 13-4 loss here on a warm April evening at Eagle Stadium ended their season, they won’t let the loss define their season.

Apr 13, 2022

Hardy earns opportunity to play college football

Davion Hardy hoped to get a shot to play college football. He had a couple of offers come his way and finally found a home.

The senior tight end for the Navarre Raiders announced on social media last week that he’s taking his talents to Warner University in Lake Wales.

Apr 13, 2022

Edwards enjoys opportunity to compete for Gators

Bri Edwards recalls the first meet of her college career at Florida.

A quad meet at home inside the O’Dome, which would be buzzing with excitement that evening in front of an electrified crowd, awaited the freshman out of Navarre.

Apr 4, 2022

Farrer, Riddle anchor pitching staff of Raiders

A year ago, Jessi Farrer was the younger pitcher on Navarre’s softball team, playing behind and learning from the now graduated Rachel Hester.

This season, Farrer, junior, is the veteran on the staff while Kayden Riddle, a freshman, is learning the game at this level the way Farrer once learned from Hester.

Apr 1, 2022

Raiders have found their stride and success in lacrosse

Ivan Bateman remembers the tough moments all too well on the lacrosse field, the nights where the Raiders had little luck against the opposition, struggling to keep games close and hoping for better days ahead.

Both of their games during the inaugural 2020 season that was mostly wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic were double-digit losses. It happened six more times last year, including a 16-6 loss to Escambia.

Apr 1, 2022

Raiders knock off Bulldogs

Navarre’s baseball team picked up its biggest win of the season Thursday night, knocking off Crestview in a District 1-6A game on the road.

Juan Martinez racked up four hits and Kolby Vitale tallied three while Preston Barnett worked six innings as the Raiders won their second game of the season.

Mar 31, 2022

Navarre’s boys weightlifting team keeps run of district titles rolling along

Eric Meraz came up off the bench after a successful lift, his arms flexed, his fists clenched as he let out a celebratory yell.

He was denied this moment a year earlier because of a disqualification over use of foul language, but there would be no roadblock to district glory this season for the Navarre senior.

Mar 29, 2022

Navarre to open 2022 season against Fort Walton

Navarre will kick off the 2022 regular season in football Aug. 26 on the road against Fort Walton Beach. It is one of six road games Navarre will play this season, including trips to Tallahassee and Panama City.

The Raiders play their first home game of the season Sept. 2 when they take on 5A state-runner Pine Forest at Bennett C. Russell Stadium.

Mar 28, 2022

Navarre’s boys track team finishes as runner-up at Andrews Invitational

Cesar Murphy trailed one runner heading down the stretch of the 3200 relay Friday morning at Dolphin Stadium in Gulf Breeze.

Determined to close this race out for Navarre, he made his move, though he questioned for a moment in his mind if it was possible.

Mar 27, 2022

Raiders take positives from tough loss to Patriots

Caitlin Tilton watched as a well hit ball carried through the air on a cool spring evening in Pace. 

She ran after it, locked in on making a highlight-worthy play. 

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