There was still life in the dugout in the seventh inning of Monday night’s game against Milton, the players encouraging each other to continue to believe.
Never mind that the Raiders trailed by four runs. They refused to quit.
Navarre’s softball team had plenty to be happy about in its 5-1 win over Crestview at home last Tuesday night.
The Raiders received strong starting pitching from senior Rachel Hester, timely hitting from Haley Smith and Cailyn Cooke and solid defensive play.
Kamal Rustom needed to be at his best to prevail in the 169-pound weight division of the Navarre Invitational Wednesday afternoon.
Addie Moore of Niceville was nearly toe-to-toe with Rustom, but the Raider lifter came out on top in the end with a combined lift of 515 pounds, which was just enough to edge his fiercest competition by 5 pounds at the biggest boys weightlifting meet of the year for the Raiders up to this point.
All too often decisions made by the Florida High School Athletic Association make little sense.
This time, the state did the right thing.
It was announced Monday that the FHSAA has officially wrapped up the reclassification process, and it did so in sprinter-like fashion.
District 1-7A will have a different look this year for football.
And that means Navarre won’t have to travel as far either to play its games as the Tallahassee schools are out of the equation.
Joy was on the face of players like Austin Reed and Shea Campbell. Optimism was in the tone of head coach Pete Shinnick’s voice.
Here on a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon at Pen Air Field, the University of West Florida football team was glad to be back on the field for a game. Even if it was just a spring game.
Victory wasn’t out of reach for the East in the Subway All-Star Soccer Games Thursday night at the Ashton Brosnaham Complex in Pensacola.
Featuring five Navarre soccer standouts, the East team dominated the girls game in shutout fashion while the boys’ East squad, which featured three Raiders, saw its tightly-contested battle decided by penalty kicks.
Tommy Leggett has been down this road before. The one where the voices of the doubters start to grow louder.
It doesn’t bother the former Navarre and Texas Tech standout. He embraces it as he prepares himself for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Azeria Trandell crushed the ball over the fence in centerfield and suddenly Navarre’s softball team had new life.
A two-run deficit had been erased as the Raiders tied the game with one swing of the bat in the bottom of the fourth inning against Tate last Thursday night.
When Navarre’s softball team walked off the field after its game against Gulf Breeze on March 12, 2020, it had no idea it would be the last time a game would be played that season.
The COVID-19 pandemic was only supposed to shut down schools for two weeks.
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