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Jan 4, 2021

Seniors eager to lead way for Raider softball team

In a few weeks a long wait will come to an end. Navarre’s softball team will play games that matter again, something it hasn’t done since March when the season was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three seniors will head up the charge. Rachel Hester, Jessica Oakley and Kaitlyn Wollenzien are the veterans of a young team ready to play the sport it loves again.

Jan 4, 2021

Where the Raider teams stand in latest MaxPreps rankings

Navarre’s girls soccer team and Navarre’s girls basketball team are both ranked in the top five in their region in the 6A rankings posted on MaxPreps Jan. 1.

The girls soccer team is fifth within Region 1-6A and 16th overall in the state in its classification. The girls hoops team is third in its region and sits at 13th in the state in 6A.

Jan 3, 2021

Looking ahead to second half of winter sports season

Promise and potential dot the sports landscape in the area with the arrival of the new year.

Navarre’s girls basketball team has 10 wins to its credit, the most in the first half of the year since the 2015-16 campaign when the Raiders won a district title and advanced to the regional.

Dec 30, 2020

Ice Flyers gear up for a different kind of season

Hockey is back in Pensacola nine months after the season came to a halt.

It looks a little different. Only five of the 10 teams in the league are competing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the season is starting more than a month late. But it beats the alternative of not being on the ice at all.

Dec 30, 2020

The year in sports: Disappointment fuels determination

As Navarre’s softball team prepared to hit the field for a game against rival Gulf Breeze March 12, there was a feeling of uncertainty gripping the moment.

With the COVID-19 pandemic gaining steam, athletic activity was on the brink of shutting down.

Dec 28, 2020

Smith cherished opportunity to play college football

LaMarcus Smith might have wondered at times what he had gotten himself into. Joining a college football team that didn’t win a game the previous year isn’t exactly ideal.

But Smith stayed the course at Ave Maria, an NAIA school in South Florida, and it paid off. 

Dec 26, 2020

Carter in the running for Hornung Award

Michael Carter is in the running for one of college football’s biggest awards.

The University of North Carolina running back is a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award, which is given to the nation’s most versatile athlete.

Dec 26, 2020

Navarre makes statement with win over Patriots

Abby Fogg coached like her team was down 30 instead of up by that much throughout Thursday night’s showdown with Pace.

Rachel Leggett, Mickey Vollmer and the rest of the players on Navarre’s girls basketball team kept playing like they were the team trying to dig out of a hole rather than bury its opponent in one.

Dec 26, 2020

Haugen Trophy winner’s school to receive donation

The Taylor Haugen Foudation Board has approved the expansion of the Taylor Haugen Trophy award to now include a $1,000 donation to the winner’s school.

Dec 23, 2020

Raiders on Campus: Wright earns all-conference recognition

Dante Wright didn’t get a chance to play many football games this season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But when he was on the field, he made his presence felt.