FWC stresses the importance of boating safety

FWC stresses the importance of boating safety

Zipping across Pensacola Bay at around 50 miles per hour, the wind whipping in the faces of those on board on a partly cloudy afternoon, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officers Sean Long and John Clark pull their boat up next to another one. They aren’t approaching the scene of the accident and nothing […]

Sandle making his mark with the Jaguars

Sandle making his mark with the Jaguars

Michael Sandle never lacked the confidence to play college baseball. Nor the skill. All he really needed was an opportunity, and after a redshirt year in his first season at South Alabama, the former Navarre standout finally got one. Here he was, against Kansas State in the first game of his collegiate career, ready to […]

Raiders put on a show in spring game

Raiders put on a show in spring game

A display of depth at quarterback, signs of progress along both lines and business as usual for Dante Wright highlighted the spring game against Pace Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Raiders won the varsity first half 31-14 and then outscored the Patriots 14-7 in a second half featuring many of the varsity […]

Senior center serves up pancakes and a side of fun

Senior center serves up pancakes and a side of fun

Don Brown is having fun amid the hustle and bustle of another pancake breakfast at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center on a Saturday morning. He has been involved at the senior center for more than two years now and steps up for a variety of volunteer opportunities during the year. Read the full article in the […]

Life-changing endowment to benefit ROTC unit for years to come

Life-changing endowment to benefit ROTC unit for years to come

Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge was stunned when he read the email. The message told him Shirley and Charlie Brown had left the Navarre Junior ROTC program enough money to impact it for years to come. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

Greyson meets a girl, watches Wahoos beat Mississippi

Greyson meets a girl, watches Wahoos beat Mississippi

For those who haven’t met me, my name is Greyson, a 7-month old lovable, sometimes crazy, chocolate lab. I’m here to tell you about my adventure at Bark in the Park at Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola last Wednesday night. Read the full article in the May 10 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Fletcher retires from his third career, ready to enjoy his free time

Fletcher retires from his third career, ready to enjoy his free time

Robert Fletcher isn’t your average retiree. In fact, the Navarre resident didn’t officially enter the retirement life until last Friday, the day before his 88th birthday. He retired from his third career in accounting at MoneyTree ATM, the business his son owns. And just because it was his last day doesn’t mean it was an […]

Fishing and conservation focus of FWC clinic

Fishing and conservation focus of FWC clinic

On a sun-splashed morning at the Maritime Park in downtown Pensacola, fishing is the focus, but it’s not all about casting a line into the water and hoping to snag a fish. Here at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Saltwater Fishing Clinic, the purpose runs much deeper than that. Read the full […]

Taylor thriving in second season with the Argos

Taylor thriving in second season with the Argos

Just another inch or two and the ball is fair and probably good for an extra-base hit. Instead it goes foul, and University of West Florida (UWF) softball player Callan Taylor steps back up to the plate to take another swing at a pitch during a game against Valdosta State two weeks ago. Taylor eventually […]

Schluter turns long snapping into ticket to college football

Schluter turns long snapping into ticket to college football

Navarre senior Garrett Schluter started long snapping when he was in middle school. He wasn’t expecting to. “I was in seventh grade and we needed a long snapper because ours had gotten hurt,” Schluter said. “My dad said to come over here real fast and (I will) teach you how to long snap. He taught […]

Young offensive line taking big steps forward

Young offensive line taking big steps forward

Navarre returns only one starter on the offensive line. But that hasn’t changed the way offensive line coach Greg Greenhaw approaches working with his players. “The great thing about coaching the O-line is you get to build guys from the ground up,” Greenhaw said. “I’m not a big picture guy. I try to teach guys […]

Newton places at state for third consecutive year

Newton places at state for third consecutive year

Khiara Newton finished 11th in the pole vault at the 3A state meet Saturday at the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium. Newon cleared a height of 10-feet-4-inches. The junior was making her third consecutive trip to state. Her personal-best was 11-3 3/4, which she set at the regional meet this season. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com […]

Six Raiders taking their athletic talents to college level

Six Raiders taking their athletic talents to college level

Six Navarre athletes signed national letters of intent Monday. Sage Chambers, Sam Register, Darrell Hixon and Garrett Schluter are all taking their talents to Huntingdon, an NCAA Division III school in Montgomery, AL. Cade Taylor and Andre Smith also signed letters. Taylor is going to play baseball for Southwest Tennessee Community College and Smith will […]

Protecting your skin important during the hot summer months

Protecting your skin important during the hot summer months

May is skin cancer awareness month, and with more than a million people in the country diagnosed with it each year, prevention needs to be on everybody’s mind this summer. Protecting your skin from the brutal rays of the hot summer sun is key and regular screenings by a board-certified dermatologist are crucial for early […]

Panther numbers increasing due to conservation efforts

Panther numbers increasing due to conservation efforts

Panthers have plenty of options when it comes to preying on wildlife. But there are instances when they will target domesticated animals, including pets. That’s called depredation, according to Carli Segelson, who works within the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of Habitat and Species Conservation. Read the full article in the May […]

Navarre bus driver gets on board and becomes an American citizen

Navarre bus driver gets on board and becomes an American citizen

Heidi Law has had a green card in her pocket for nearly 30 years. Last Friday, she had to give it up as she officially became an American citizen at a naturalization ceremony in Pensacola. Read the full article in the May 3 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

Senior center surprised by announcement of Santa Rosa county funding approval

Senior center surprised by announcement of Santa Rosa county funding approval

T.J. Husser learned late last week that the Holley-Navarre Senior Center received a nice chunk of change in financial assistance from Santa Rosa County. The president of the board of the self-supporting center knew that money had been requested from the county, but no one had informed her that it had been approved. Read the […]

Raiders gear up for state track meet

Raiders gear up for state track meet

It’s a perfect spring morning on the track, complete with sunshine and blue skies, and here on this final day of April there is a feeling of finality. Track season will end this weekend and a handful of athletes from Navarre are busy preparing for the 3A State Meet at the University of North Florida’s […]

Raiders suffer close loss in district tourney

Raiders suffer close loss in district tourney

The Navarre Raiders were eliminated from the district softball playoffs by Milton last Tuesday, falling 1-0.  The Raiders entered the first round of the district playoff at Niceville as an underdog. They were riding a three-game losing streak and had lost twice during the season to Milton. However, those losses were by two runs and […]

Larkin discusses player development, future with organization

Larkin discusses player development, future with organization

Barry Larkin was in town last week to work with players from the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The Cincinnati Reds legend talked about a variety of topics. Among them possibly being the next manager of the team he spent his entire career with. “I’m a Cincinnati Red,” Larkin said. “I’ve made this comment before. I’m going […]

Raiders struggle against Dolphins

Raiders struggle against Dolphins

Navarre’s baseball team closed out the regular season with a 12-3 loss to Gulf Breeze Thursday night. The Raiders led 2-1 after two innings. Branson Ackman knocked in the tying run with a base hit to left. Garon Finley gave Navarre its only lead when he scored on a wild pitch. Defensive struggles helped the […]

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