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Stories by Brian Lester

Stories by Brian Lester

Brian Out Loud

May 15, 2023
I made a donation to a GoFundMe for one of the local teams traveling to a regional tournament game last week. I have nothing against giving to a good cause. It beats sending money to some random person who emails you asking for money so that he or she can get off an island they are stuck on in the middle of nowhere.

Game Time! Raiders gear up for spring game against rival Dolphins

May 14, 2023
Jay Walls has seen encouraging signs from his team as they’ve gone through spring practice this month, and now the Raiders are gearing up to close things out on a high note. They’ll play the spring game Friday against rival Gulf Breeze. And that’s a big deal for everyone involved.

Regional tourney win worth wait for Raiders

May 12, 2023
Like a softball regional final win over Lake Howell on a Thursday night.  Starting two hours late because of a lightning delay in the Orlando area, the sixth-seeded Raiders finally played ball, and when they did, they didn’t waste the opportunity.

Regional tournament opportunity big step forward for Raider softball team

May 10, 2023
Six runs. And then five runs. The route was on. Navarre’s softball team was pounding away on Tate in a District 1-6A semifinal at home on a Monday evening in early May. The Raiders score 14 runs in all in a 10-run win over the Aggies that secures their berth in the regional for the first time since 2019.

Emily Madril making most of opportunities as a pro

May 9, 2023
Emily Madril has moved past the excitement of National Women’s Soccer League Draft, where she was taken third overall by the Orlando Pride, and has settled into life as a pro in the United States. In the days after that draft in February, the former Navarre Raider and Florida State standout talked about the road ahead at this level of soccer and her readiness to embrace the challenges of it.

Experimental Science class highlights potential of students when they aren’t ‘put in a box’

May 9, 2023
Emma Wright admits she wasn’t a huge fan of high school as a freshman. Her enrollment in the Experimental Science class at Navarre last year changed everything.

Plenty of talent returning for Raider baseball team in 2024

May 9, 2023
Navarre’s baseball team looked doomed to struggle through a less than mediocre season. At one point, the Raiders were just 3-11. But a late-season surge gave the Raiders momentum to build on for 2024.

Mars Hill next stop for Raider lifter Bryce Eberhardt

May 8, 2023
Bryce Eberhardt wasn’t quite sure how good he would be in weightlifting when he first started high school. He’s come a long way since his freshman year at Navarre, winning a state championship this season and is now gearing up to compete in the sport in college.

Brian Out Loud

May 8, 2023
I’ll never pretend to be an expert when it comes to movie reviews. But if you haven’t seen “Air” yet, it’s worth the price of admission.

Raiders begin regional softball tourney play this week

May 8, 2023
For the first time since 2019 the Navarre softball team is headed to the regional. The Raiders open tourney play Thursday on the road against Lake Howell. Game time is 7 p.m. EST.
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