Brahms earns SEC honor

Brahms earns SEC honor

Offensive linemen aren’t in the spotlight too often. But Nick Brahms found himself in it this week. The former Navarre Raider was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after helping Auburn beat Tennessee 30-17 Saturday. Brahms, anchoring a line that lost two starters during the game, graded out at 85% with a team […]

Navarre suffers painful ending to football season

Navarre suffers painful ending to football season

Losing in the postseason hurts. That was evident as ever late Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. It was there that Navarre’s postseason journey came to an end. Despite a gutsy second-half effort, the Raiders fell 35-21 to Buchholz in a 7A regional quarterfinal. With reality hitting in the final minutes that the 2020 […]

Leggett signs with Broncos

Leggett signs with Broncos

Jordan Leggett has a new NFL home. The Navarre Press learned early Tuesday afternoon that Leggett had signed with the Denver Broncos. He is currently on the team’s practice squad. Leggett tweeted about the signing Tuesday evening. LETS GOO https://t.co/yXHOk4OdLj — Jordan Leggett (@JordanLeggett16) November 17, 2020 A Navarre alum, Leggett last played in an […]

Raider girls weightlifting team off to strong start

Raider girls weightlifting team off to strong start

Jada Thomas said she didn’t want to push herself too much in the first girls weightlifting meet of the season last Wednesday afternoon. But being the competitor that she is, the senior attempted a few extra bonus lifts to test her strength. Officially, Thomas recorded a 180-pound bench press and a 170-pound clean-and-jerk, giving her […]

Raiders complete unbeaten regular season

Raiders complete unbeaten regular season

Chants of Let’s Go Raiders boomed from the visitor’s section of Jack Foster Stadium. Along the sideline, Navarre’s football players showed an extra bounce in their step, raising their helmets in the air in the final minutes of a 30-13 road win over Crestview. The celebration continued into the locker room late Thursday night, chants […]

Raiders hope to play season in the fast lane

Raiders hope to play season in the fast lane

Every so often Navarre head girls basketball coach Abby Fogg will remind her team of the gut-wrenching ending to last season. That district tourney semifinal against Pace she references went to three overtimes, and ultimately it was a 17-of-29 showing from the free-throw line that doomed the Raiders’ upset bid in an 81-74 loss. Junior […]

Motivated Navarre soccer team ready to make its mark

Motivated Navarre soccer team ready to make its mark

It feels a little different for Navarre’s boys soccer team as it hits the field for another practice on a picture-perfect fall afternoon. There is a new head coach for starters. James Baccarini is now at the helm. This is also a team with 14 seniors, the majority of them seeing significant time last season. […]

Council on Aging shifts to online fundraiser this year

Council on Aging shifts to online fundraiser this year

As the Council on Aging continues to provide more programs and services for senior citizens in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, it is doing so with less income and donations. That is partly due to the impact COVID-19 has had on holding fundraisers in person. But the agency is hoping to turn the […]

One thing is for certain: Navarre remains unbeaten

One thing is for certain: Navarre remains unbeaten

Uncertainty and doubt joined Navarre at the start line of the regular season when it began two months ago. In reaching the finish line Thursday night, one thing was for certain: The Raiders left no doubt that they are among the top teams in the area. They pushed away Crestview 30-13 at Jack Foster Stadium, […]

Navarre Raiders on the road to close out regular season

Navarre Raiders on the road to close out regular season

Despite playing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Navarre’s football team is about to reach the finish line of the regular season. The Raiders play their final game of the regular season tonight against Crestview in a 7 p.m. showdown at Jack Foster Stadium. A lot of uncertainty hung over the season and how it would play […]

Military experience set stage for Schmidt’s teaching career

Military experience set stage for Schmidt’s teaching career

Daniel Schmidt has always had a knack for teaching, though it is a skill developed under decidedly different circumstances. A retired Lt. Colonel whose service included Operation Desert Storm in the early 1990s, he became a mentor for others while in the Army. “I was coaching and mentoring soldiers as well as some of the […]

Martino thankful for opportunity to play one final year of soccer

Martino thankful for opportunity to play one final year of soccer

Tori Martino entered her senior season of college soccer at Indiana University-East unsure of what was ahead. Twice in the preseason the team was forced into a mandatory two-week quarantine. A player tested positive for COVID-19 before practice began and another player tested positive in the middle of preseason play. “Our season was unknown until […]

Border war belongs to Raiders in win over Enterprise

Border war belongs to Raiders in win over Enterprise

Jebari Mitchell has developed a knack for setting the tone with an explosive kick return. He was at it again Friday night with Navarre trailing by a touchdown four minutes into its homecoming showdown with Enterprise. Mitchell bolted through a host of would-be tacklers, his blockers doing the dirty work, as the senior standout ran […]

Football has had big impact on Peltier’s life

Football has had big impact on Peltier’s life

TJ Peltier doesn’t discount the value of sports. A senior on the Navarre football team, Peltier knows that without athletics, his life would look different. He says sports has kept him humble. “If I didn’t have football, I’d probably be out somewhere fighting all the time and always in trouble,” Peltier said. Peltier came into […]

Navarre gears up for a border war

Navarre gears up for a border war

Another border war is on the horizon for the Navarre Raiders. Navarre plays host to Enterprise today in a 7:30 p.m. showdown at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. It’s homecoming night for the Raiders (4-0) and also their second consecutive week in which they are facing a team from Alabama. The Wildcats are 7-2 and playing […]

Losquadro ranked in top 10 in two events at regional

Losquadro ranked in top 10 in two events at regional

Two individuals and a pair of relay teams from Navarre are gearing up to compete in the Region 1-4A meet Saturday in Lake Brantley. Luke Losquadro will compete in the 50 and 100 Freestyle at the regional while Chase Jennings will compete in the 100 breaststroke. Losquadro set school records in both events at the […]

Raider cross-country team reaches finish line of season

Raider cross-country team reaches finish line of season

Lily-ana Campbell wasn’t sure what to expect when this season began. And not just because of the COVID-19 pandemic shortening it. Fresh off a move from North Dakota to the Sunshine State, the Navarre sophomore knew running cross-country was going to present a different kind of challenge. Through it all, particularly the heat and humidity, […]

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