Tony Carter looks out at the group of more than 200 at a track practice on an early February afternoon and knows there are athletes with a lot of potential.
Marvin Sacdalan, Devin Wright, Eddie Love, Lily-ana Campbell, Athena Hicks and more all have a chance to make their mark this season and contend for berths in the district, regional and state.
Chris Williams knows there’s one thing he’ll be able to count on this season from his Navarre baseball team. And that’s the drive to keep battling no matter what the situation is.
That much was evident last Wednesday night in a preseason game against Gulf Breeze. Trailing by three runs, the Raiders scored four in the sixth to come back to life.
Caitlin Tilton and Alexis Hobbs are the only seniors on a Navarre softball team with a lot of potential despite its youth.
And both veteran players are looking forward to leading the way and making the most of the opportunities in front of them.
On the strength of six first-place finishers in their respective weight classes, Navarre’s boys weightlifting team dominated the Northwest Florida Invitational Wednesday.
The Raiders scored 75 points, easily outdistancing the rest of the field by more 30 points.
That final buzzer went off as the clock struck zero, and the heartbreak was beginning to feel real for Navarre’s girls basketball team.
Their dream of a state championship run was over, those hopes were ripped away in a 52-48 Sweet 16 loss to Nease last Tuesday night at home, and it was visibly evident that the pain of defeat hit hard.
With the sting of defeat beginning to sink in, Rob Simon brought his Navarre girls soccer team together for a postgame pep talk.
But first, he had his players line up, all holding hands, and walk towards the home section of Bennett C. Russell Stadium.
Navarre is once again on top of the girls weightlifting world, repeating as the 3A state champs.
The Raiders achieved the feat Thursday in Port St. Joe, scoring 31 points to claim the crown at the R. Marion Craig Coliseum.
If everything goes according to plan, Navarre’s girls weightlifting team is poised to add another state championship to the program’s tradition-rich history.
Executing that plan comes down to avoiding mistakes and everyone embracing their role.
In a season that has been filled with its share of tough moments, Navarre’s boys basketball team wasn’t about to experience one more as it battled Gulf Breeze Friday night.
The double-digit lead the Raiders had built in the fourth quarter against the No. 23 team in the state in 6A had been trimmed to three points.