Stories by Brian Lester
Stories by Brian Lester
Raiders gain confidence in comeback win over Indians
Hunter Wallace stood just yards away from the goal, her breath visible in the frosty January air, as she plotted out her next move.
A penalty kick opportunity awaited the junior standout and she was determined to cash in on it.
Brian Out Loud
Opting out has become a hot topic in a crazy college football season that has been played amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
So hot, in fact, that it has fueled comments on social media that cannot be printed in a newspaper.
Niceville local earns his Whiting Wings
Lt.j.g. Cody J. McWilliams, a Niceville native, earned his wings of gold at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field Dec. 17.
McWilliams graduated from Niceville High School in 2014, and then went to the Naval Academy where he graduated and received his commission in 2018.
More on the Blue Wahoos’ affiliation with the Marlins
Minor League Baseball is changing in 2021, and that change has impacted the future of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
The Miami Marlins extended an invitation for the Blue Wahoos to become their Double-A affiliate, and the Northwest Florida franchise has accepted it, breaking off from its previous partnership with the Minnesota Twins.
Bridge construction on track
As 2020 came to a close, a familiar sound began once more in Gulf Breeze near the battered Pensacola Bay Bridge.
The rhythmic pong, pong, pong signifies a new milestone in repairs. Pilings are once again being driven deep into the soft bay floor by a massive crane like structure, a hammer and nail type set up on a grand scale.
Chavis-Mhoon navigates road back to full strength
Jeremiah Chavis-Mhoon’s senior season was over in the blink of an eye.
In the first quarter of the first game, Navarre’s standout offensive lineman went down with an injury that ended his year.
Losquadro, Allen earn MVP honors for Raider swim team
Luke Losquadro and Alyssa Allen both were awarded MVP honors for their successful seasons on the Navarre swim team.
They were the high-point award winners as well, with Losquadro going all the way to state in the 50 and 100 freestyle events.
DeSantis maintains opposition to local COVID rules
Gov. Ron DeSantis strongly reaffirmed his opposition to local government officials’ attempts to impose their own rules to curb the spread of COVID-19, saying Wednesday that such measures “are not effective.”
Appearing at Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola to discuss the state’s vaccination efforts, DeSantis reiterated his position that mandates, lockdowns, and fines for violating mask restrictions don’t work.
Reyes named 2020 Person of the Year
More than 70,000 people live in the Navarre area, but Robert Reyes stands out. The owner of a well-loved restaurant called Stripes and a U.S. Air Force veteran with 23 years of service, Reyes loves to put others first.
Reyes was nominated by multiple citizens and was selected to be the Navarre Press 2020 Person of the Year.
People to watch in 2021
There’s can be only Navarre Press 2020 Person of the Year, but many others made a significant difference to the community this year, which lead to them being nominated for the distinction.
Here are the nominations for other residents worth watching in the months to come.