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Dec 10, 2020

Rally fall short for Navarre in battle against Patriots

Once down by almost 20 points, Navarre’s boys basketball team faced a dire situation late in its District 1-6A game against Pace Friday night.

Then the Raiders changed course. Shots started falling. They made critical defensive stops.

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Dec 9, 2020

Brian Out Loud

If we were looking for a sign that the sports train has gone off the tracks during the COVID-19 pandemic, the wait is over.

Florida State didn’t play a football game for a third consecutive week last week because of COVID issues.

Dec 9, 2020

Blue Wahoos have a new affiliate

When the Pensacola Blue Wahoos take the field in 2021, they will do so as the affiliate of a new team.

Pensacola has received an invitation to become part of the Miami Marlins organization as its new Double-A team.

Dec 9, 2020

Raiders grind out road win over Niceville

Exhausted and nervous, Alyssa Herrick stepped up to the free-throw line. She took a breath and tried to relax as she stood at a place on the court that hasn’t been kind to her.

Dec 8, 2020

Argos picked fourth in GSC East Division

The University of West Florida men’s basketball team is picked to finish fourth in the East Division of the Gulf South Conference. The Argonauts tallied 21 points in the poll, one behind third-place Montevallo. Valdosta State is the favorite in the division. Alabama Huntsville is the favorite in the East. UWF has two newcomers to […]

Dec 8, 2020

Ice Flyers tickets set to go on sale

The Pensacola Ice Flyers will put their single-game tickets on sale starting Wednesday at Noon.

The Ice Flyers are one of five teams in the SPHL that will have a season this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The home opener is Dec. 30 at the Pensacola Bay Center.

Dec 8, 2020

Raiders forge tie with Eagle

A tie is better than a loss. Especially against Niceville.

Despite being down five starters because of COVID-19 exposure, Navarre’s boys soccer team managed to forge a tie with the rival Eagles Monday night. Nathan Green scored the lone goal for the Raiders, who ended a streak of eight consecutive losses to the reigning 6A state champ.

Dec 7, 2020

Carter moves up rushing chart at UNC

Michael Carter moved up the charts in school history at the University of North Carolina Saturday, pushing to fifth all-time in rushing for the Tar Heels.

Carter now has 3.096 yards in his career at UNC after churning out 73 yards and three touchdowns Saturday in the Tar Heels’ 49-9 victory.

Dec 7, 2020

Five Raiders selected to the all-star football game

Five Navarre Raider football players are headed to the Subway All-Star Football Game Dec. 18 at Washington’s Sherman Robinson Stadium.

Jaden Rivera, Grady Kelly, Jaden Jones, Elijah Melendez and Preston Brewer have been selected to the game, which will kick off at 7 p.m. next Friday night.

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Dec 4, 2020

Brian Out Loud

It’s not as if I haven’t seen playoff losses before in football.

Navarre has been through its share of them in the five years I’ve covered the team.

Every memory is still vivid.