Cross Country teams showing improvement

Cross Country teams showing improvement

Matt Horton finished his race at the Wildcat Invitational Saturday in under 20 minutes. The Navarre cross-country standout clocked in with a time of 19:24.71 and finished 23rd overall on a hot and humid morning at the Ashton Brosnaham Park in Pensacola. “I thought today is the best we’ve run this year, especially Matt,” head […]

Argos cash in on dominant performance

Argos cash in on dominant performance

Dominant on both sides of the ball, West Florida steamrolled Shorter 51-7 on a ridiculously hot and humid Saturday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium. The Argonauts rolled up 568 yards in their Gulf South Conference opener. Eleven players caught at least one pass and three running backs scored touchdowns. And then there was the defense, […]

Life on the road is good for the Raiders

Life on the road is good for the Raiders

There’s no place like away from home. Behind another solid performance on the road, Navarre dominated Choctaw 53-7 Friday night at Joe Etheredge Stadium. Six players scored, with Jaydin Antonio striking twice for the fifth-ranked Raiders (4-0). For the second time this year, Navarre pitched a shutout in the second half, swarming to the ball […]

Blackwater River State Forest set to expand

Blackwater River State Forest set to expand

Blackwater River State Forest will expand by 800 acres due to the acquisition of the Florida Forever Project Area Wolfe Creek Forest. Funds for the purchase came from the United States Forest Service and the U.S. Navy. The announcement was made Friday by Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. “Florida’s state forests are vital ecological and […]

Raiders hit the road for battle with Indians

Raiders hit the road for battle with Indians

Navarre is back on the road tonight. The Raiders take on Choctaw in a 7 p.m. battle at Joe Etheredge Stadium. The Raiders (3-0) come in ranked fifth in the state in 6A and are riding the high of a 41-35 overtime win over Crestview last week. Navarre rallied from 28 points down to earn […]

Ray and Bobbie Tolbert set to celebrate 70 years of marriage

Ray and Bobbie Tolbert set to celebrate 70 years of marriage

Wind chimes ring as Ray and Bobbie Tolbert sit inside their screened in porch on a warm September afternoon. They have a view of the water from their home in Holley and just a few feet away is a large tree in the backyard. It’s where the couple was married nearly 70 years ago. Read […]

Filmmakers explore struggles of hurricane survivors

Filmmakers explore struggles of hurricane survivors

Chris Barbee can relate to the devastation of a hurricane. The home he and his family lived in was destroyed by Ivan when it ripped through the Gulf Coast in 2004. “My mom did everything she could to make the experience OK for us. We lost everything, but she made things enjoyable and helped us […]

Raiders have tough time against Eagles

Raiders have tough time against Eagles

Navarre’s volleyball team has been in every match it has played. The Raiders traveled to Niceville on Sep 6 to take on the Eagles, hoping the trend of playing close matches continued. However, the Eagles had other ideas. Using their height advantage and powerful net play, the Eagles dominated the match and won in three […]

Vaughn example of depth, talent Argos have on their roster

Vaughn example of depth, talent Argos have on their roster

Sam Vaughn didn’t play a down of football in four seasons at Georgia. At least not in a game that mattered. His entire time was spent on the scout team. “I haven’t played since 2014. I’ve been in scrimmages here and there, but no one was coming after my head,” Vaughn said. One would be […]

Offensive line grows up in win over Bulldogs

Offensive line grows up in win over Bulldogs

Only one starter returned for Navarre’s offensive line this season. Youth and inexperience can be challenging to overcome, especially against a contender like Crestview, which has strength, size and experience. Most of the first half Friday, the offensive line of the sixth-ranked Raiders (3-0) was bullied by the ninth-ranked Bulldogs (2-1). Navarre didn’t score a […]

Technology presents benefits and challenges for seniors

Technology presents benefits and challenges for seniors

Technology is constantly evolving and for senior citizens who didn’t grow up with it and maybe didn’t even use it in the workplace, keeping up with it can be a challenge. David Bruns, who  handles media relations for AARP, notes that there is a digital divide. Read the full article in the Sept. 6 issue […]

Legion of Valor award puts Brown in select company

Legion of Valor award puts Brown in select company

Sarah Brown is in elite company. The commanding officer of Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC unit received the prestigious Legion of Valor for Outstanding Achievement Tuesday afternoon. Only 20 cadets out of 88,000 across the world are awarded it each year. Read the full article in the Sept. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

HBTS Fishing Club steps up for Take a Kid Fishing

HBTS Fishing Club steps up for Take a Kid Fishing

Holley By the Sea Fishing Club is the title sponsor of the 2018 Take a Kid Fishing event presented by the Navarre Chamber Foundation, the area’s premier children’s fishing camp which takes place Oct. 6, during the weekend of the Navarre Beach Fishing Rodeo. The ninth annual Take a Kid Fishing takes place on the Navarre Beach […]

Instant Classic! Raiders rally for wild win

Instant Classic! Raiders rally for wild win

From 28 to 0-no to oh what a win. In an instant classic between two state ranked teams, Navarre scratched, clawed and grinded its way to an unbelievable 41-35 comeback victory over Crestview Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Dante Wright punctuated the heart-stopping win when he bolted for the end zone on a […]

Raiders set to battle Bulldogs in early-season showdown

Raiders set to battle Bulldogs in early-season showdown

Navarre faces its biggest test of the season tonight when it battles Crestview in a 7:30 p.m. showdown at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Raiders (2-0) and Bulldogs  (2-0) are squaring off in a matchup of state-ranked teams. Navarre is sixth and Crestview is ninth in the Associated Press poll. Navarre rolled over Washington last […]

Raiders proactive in approach to safety at football games

Raiders proactive in approach to safety at football games

Last weekend was one of the most violent on a football Friday night. There were three shootings outside stadiums in three different states, including Florida, and that has prompted a more proactive approach to preventing future incidents. Read the full article in the Sept. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. […]

Alligator hunting delivers big thrills

Alligator hunting delivers big thrills

Alligator hunting offers quite the thrill. Local hunter Nick Naylor will tell you as much. But the first time he went out hunting, he just went along for the ride. He was hooked right away. Read the full article in the Sept. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

Martino has high expectations for season ahead at Daytona State

Martino has high expectations for season ahead at Daytona State

Tori Martino didn’t hold back setting goals for the season at Daytona State College. Red-shirted a year ago while battling back from a knee injury, Martino told her coach in the spring she had high expectations. “We had individual meetings and my coach asked me what my goals were. I told her I wanted to […]

Wahoos, Shuckers set to play as planned for now

Wahoos, Shuckers set to play as planned for now

Despite the threat of a hurricane, the Southern League South Division playoff series between Pensacola and Biloxi is sticking with its original schedule. At least for now. Game one set for Wednesday night at MGM Park in Mississippi. League President Lori Webb spoke with both team presidents this morning and an agreement was made that […]

Gulf Islands seashore working to revise Jet Ski regulations

Gulf Islands seashore working to revise Jet Ski regulations

Back in 2000, the National Park Service limited personal watercraft use in all but 22 parks, including Gulf Islands National Seashore. That exception meant those parks had to come up with their own special regulations for continued use of jet skis. Read the full article in the Aug. 30 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Raiders set to battle Wildcats

Raiders set to battle Wildcats

Navarre plays its home opener tonight against Washington. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The ninth-ranked Raiders are coming off a 35-7 season-opening win over Pensacola Catholic last week where they used a run of 28 unanswered points to put the game out of reach. Navarre also stepped up defensively, […]

Randolph steps up in Argos’ season-opening win

Randolph steps up in Argos’ season-opening win

Quentin Randolph leaped into the air and snagged the ball with authority. He landed inside the 10-yard line with a 29-yard clutch catch in the third quarter that gave the University of West Florida new life in a tightly contested season-opener against No. 22 Carson-Newman Thursday night. Randolph’s catch, one of a career-high four, set […]

Johnny’s Tree Club is always open

Johnny’s Tree Club is always open

Country music plays in the background on a beautiful sun-kissed summer evening in Navarre. A short distance away is Santa Rosa Sound, visible through the trees, and neighbors of Johnny Champagne are sitting in chairs around a tree enjoying a glass of wine. Welcome to Johnny’s Tree Club. Read the full article in the Aug. […]

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