Melega reunites with former teammate at all-star game

Melega reunites with former teammate at all-star game

Friday night’s Subway All-Star Game at Pensacola State’s Hartsell Arena provided Navarre’s David Melega the opportunity to play one last high school basketball game. He enjoyed every minute of it, especially with the East prevailing over the West 96-94 in a wild comeback win between senior standouts from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County schools. […]

Kane enjoys all-star experience

Kane enjoys all-star experience

Lauren Kane had a cheering section just for her at the Subway All-Star Game Friday at Pensacola State’s Hartsell Arena. Navarre head coach Abby Fogg and several players from the basketball team came out to watch her play in this event featuring seniors from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County schools. Raider softball coach Kelly […]

Wright time for a school record to fall

Wright time for a school record to fall

Dante Wright brought his own school record to its knees Saturday afternoon at the Steve Garst Wildcat Invitational in Pensacola. Sprinting down the track on a chillier than usual March afternoon, the Navarre senior came across the finish line in blazing fashion, clocking in with a time of 10.89 to win the 100-meter dash and […]

Raiders repeat as district champs

Raiders repeat as district champs

Cody Thompson admits he didn’t have his best performance of the year Thursday afternoon at the District 2-2A weightlifting meet at Choctaw. But he still won a district title, one of five Navarre lifters to do so, and the Raiders left town with the trophy they came for, repeating as district champions and winning their […]

Report states more cognitive assessments needed

Report states more cognitive assessments needed

The Alzheimer’s Association released a report last week that features a statistic that comes as a surprise to many. While most seniors believe cognitive assessments are important, only 16 percent report receiving regular assessments for memory or thinking issues. Read the full article in the March 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Exhibit provides glimpse of Civil War camp

Exhibit provides glimpse of Civil War camp

William Lees wasn’t sure what to expect when he went searching in 2016 for the location of Camp Brown, a union camp outside of Fort Pickens during the Civil War. Lees, the executive director of the University of West Florida’s Public Archaeology Network Department, headed up a training expedition at the believed site of the […]

Concessioner selected for Pensacola Bay Ferry Service

Concessioner selected for Pensacola Bay Ferry Service

The National Park Service and Hornblower Maritime Services (HMS) have signed a 10-year concessions contract for operation of Pensacola Bay Cruises. A startup date, schedule, prices and other details will be announced as soon as they are available. Read the full article in the March 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Vernetti rows her way to success with Spartans

Vernetti rows her way to success with Spartans

Hanna Vernetti was a standout weightlifter at Navarre. But rowing? She had never done it before. She knew little about the sport. “The only thing I knew was that it had sometimes been called weightlifting on the water, which is what sparked my interest in joining a rowing team in college,” Vernetti said. When she […]

Navarre grinds out thrilling win in softball

Navarre grinds out thrilling win in softball

Emily Cannington needed a moment to catch her breath, a moment to let the adrenaline of Navarre’s heart-stopping 2-1 win in softball over previously unbeaten West Florida Tech simmer down slightly. “It’s amazing,” Cannington said. “Especially right now. We needed this win on our home field.” The Raiders punctuated the victory in thrilling fashion on […]

Raiders rally for first win in program history

Raiders rally for first win in program history

Years from now, when people look back on Navarre’s first girls flag football game in program history, the final score of 13-6 might not be remembered and there’s a good chance every play made by the Raiders won’t be either. The win itself, however, especially with it coming at the expense of rival Gulf Breeze, […]

Looking ahead to start of spring turkey hunting season

Looking ahead to start of spring turkey hunting season

Spring turkey hunting season begins in less than two weeks, and this will be the last one in which the shooting hours won’t be extended. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved extended shooting hours on wildlife management areas at its meeting in February. Read the full article in the March 7 issue […]

Columbiettes host successful luncheon for seniors

Columbiettes host successful luncheon for seniors

Janet Craven is staying busy on a Wednesday afternoon. She’s at St. Sylvester Church in Navarre making sure the annual Senior and Snowbird luncheon goes off without a hitch. Looking around the room, it appears everything is running smoothly. Read the full article in the March 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Navarre students honored by Carnegie Hall opportunity

Navarre students honored by Carnegie Hall opportunity

Navarre High senior Lauren Crawford joked the experience she and two of her classmates, Kaitlin Indelicato and Matthew Preston, had while in New York City for a choir performance at Carnegie Hall was all cough drops, tea and coffee. Not to mention the early mornings and late nights. Read the full article in the March […]

Raiders kick off regular season against Dolphins

Raiders kick off regular season against Dolphins

Passes are being thrown and catches are being made on a spring-like afternoon in Northwest Florida. Here inside Bennett C. Russell Stadium, preparation continues for the first girls flag football season in program history. The anticipation ends tonight. The curtain rises on the first regular-season game for the Raiders, who welcome rival Gulf Breeze to […]

Another week, another win for Navarre

Another week, another win for Navarre

Chris Williams didn’t win his weight class at Wednesday’s Navarre Invitational. He finished second in the 199-pound division with a combined lift of 630 pounds. Still, he’s happy with where he is as the season winds down, and yet he knows there is still so much more work to do. “It’s going pretty good, but […]

Hellyer a double winner for Raiders at Patriot Invite

Hellyer a double winner for Raiders at Patriot Invite

Jasmine Hellyer had quite a day at the Frank Lay Patriot Invitational. The Navarre senior won the triple jump and 100-meter hurdles and took fourth in the long jump. It was an all-around effort that helped propel Navarre’s girls track team to a second-place finish Friday in Pace. “I’m feeling pretty good,” Hellyer said. “I’m […]

East wins all-star game on penalty kicks

East wins all-star game on penalty kicks

Fog rolled in before halftime of the Subway All-Star Soccer Game Thursday night. With a a storm was on its way, officials shortened the game to get ahead of the threatening weather. Halftime became a water break and 20 minutes was trimmed off the second half. Scoreless after regulation, the game was decided by penalty kicks. […]

Seward sisters help lead way in all-star win

Seward sisters help lead way in all-star win

Jessika Seward has one heck of a leg. The Navarre senior scored twice from the goalie position and a third goal while sitting on the bench during the Subway All-Star Soccer Game Thursday night at the Ashton Brosnaham Complex in Pensacola. “It’s crazy. My leg is strong,” Seward said during a post-game interview. It would […]

Residents show off their fashion sense at The Arbors

Residents show off their fashion sense at The Arbors

It wasn’t quite the red carpet at the Academy Awards or Fashion week in Paris. And dodging the paparazzi wasn’t an issue either.   Yet, the fashion show at The Arbors in Gulf Breeze Thursday afternoon proved to be a hit. Read the full article in the Feb. 28 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Students strive to solve bear problem in Navarre

Students strive to solve bear problem in Navarre

As students at West Navarre Primary look at an online map in Marsha Harp’s classroom, three bear sightings pop up thanks to the magic of Geographic Information System software. The students are amazed. It brings The Bear Project they are working on to life in one more way. Read the full article in the Feb. […]

Lighthouse wins first state championship

Lighthouse wins first state championship

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy’s boys basketball team set its goals high this season. The Stingrays wanted a state championship. On Saturday, they won one, crushing Elite Academy out of Fort Lauderdale 86-36 in the 2A Florida Independent Christian Athletic Association title game in Jacksonville. “We wanted to win state. That was our biggest goal,” Lighthouse […]

Raiders making strides as weightlifting season rolls on

Raiders making strides as weightlifting season rolls on

The Navarre Raiders rolled through another weightlifting meet last Wednesday afternoon. Navarre topped Choctaw 56-28 in a dual meet and remain unbeaten for the season. “I’m really happy with the dedication of the kids. They are doing everything we ask of them,” said Garrett Bagley, who coaches the team with Jay Walls and is a […]

Mahjong presents challenges along with fun

Mahjong presents challenges along with fun

It’s late on a Friday morning and there are a couple of tables set up in the Holley Navarre Senior Center. Three people are at each one. They are playing a game called mahjong, which originated in China and is sort of like cards. Read the full article in the Feb. 21 issue of Navarre […]

Reef becomes staple of ecotourism

Reef becomes staple of ecotourism

Kayak fishing enthusiast Bob Boston remembers landing in Pensacola in 2010 the same day as the BP Oil Spill. He was returning from his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. “I was mad. I said I have to do something, and when I get something on my mind, I’m tenacious,” Boston said. Read the full […]

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