Large-scale project clearing way for cleaner national seashore

Large-scale project clearing way for cleaner national seashore

It’s hard to find a silver lining in something as disastrous as an oil spill. Gulf Islands National Seashore Ecologist Kelly Irick will tell you she has found one in the fact that BP money is funding a nearly $11 million Beach Enhancement and Asphalt Removal Project in the Santa Rosa area of the national […]

Jerauld draws attention to services offered by Council on Aging

Jerauld draws attention to services offered by Council on Aging

Margaret Jerauld has been involved with the Council on Aging of West Florida for nearly 20 years. Her time there has been on and off but her effort to interact with seniors and provide them with valuable information has been remarkably consistent. Her goal on Monday morning at the Holley Navarre Senior Center was to […]

Raider Role Models program comes to Holley-Navarre Primary

Raider Role Models program comes to Holley-Navarre Primary

Cassie Nolan moved over to Holley-Navarre Primary this school year and has brought her popular Raider Role Models program with her. A fourth-grade teacher at the intermediate school the last three years, Nolan teaches kindergarten now and is looking forward to having Navarre High football players come to the school once a week to work […]

Raiders put road win streak on the line against Eagles

Raiders put road win streak on the line against Eagles

Navarre’s football team will put its impressive road win streak on the line Friday night when it takes on Pine Forest at 7 p.m. in Pensacola. The Raiders have won their last 13 road games and 24 of their last 25 games overall in the regular season. They are 3-0 after topping Choctaw 41-24 last […]

Raiders dominate swim meet against Panthers

Raiders dominate swim meet against Panthers

Fourteen swimmers won individual events and Navarre’s swim team swept the relays as well in a dual meet against Milton Wednesday afternoon at the YMCA in Navarre. Merete Conley and Olivia Sczesny were double winners, with Conley taking first in the 200 freestyle (2:25.09) and 500 free (6:26.56) while Sczesny was the top finisher in […]

Argonauts crush Hawks in home opener

Argonauts crush Hawks in home opener

Mike Beaudry three three touchdown passes, including two to Ka’Ron Ashley, and he ran for another as the University of West Florida football team crushed Chowan 51-23 in its home opener Saturday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Beaudry connected with Ashley twice in the first half, including a perfect 9-yard scoring strike to Ashley in […]

Big plays on defense propel Raiders to comeback win over Indians

Big plays on defense propel Raiders to comeback win over Indians

Two big plays in the second half turned the tide in Navarre’s favor in a showdown with Choctaw Friday night. The first swung the momentum. The second drove a dagger through the Indians’ victory hopes. Nolan Garrett and Alex Gilchrist each blocked a punt and Josh Carter scored off both to help the Raiders roll to a […]

Ombudsman plays key role in lives of long-term care residents

Ombudsman plays key role in lives of long-term care residents

Ombudsmen play a critical role in ensuring quality of care and life for residents of long-term care facilities. Once acting more like regulators and inspectors, North Regional Ombudsman Manager Michael Phillips said ombudsmen have shifted to putting more of the focus on the residents. “We’ve become more resident centered and directed. And by that, I […]

Future of Fort Pickens Road at mercy of Mother Nature

Future of Fort Pickens Road at mercy of Mother Nature

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown watched the track of Hurricane Irma closely. He does it every time there is a major storm because he knows it could signal the end for Fort Pickens Road. “The roads we manage are subject to damage, if not complete destruction,” Brown said. “We’ve seen it happen again […]

Argos will finally play home opener

Argos will finally play home opener

The University of West Florida’s football team will play its first home game of the season Saturday night when it takes on Chowan in a 6 p.m. showdown at Blue Wahoos Stadium. The Argos had their home opener against nationally ranked Midwestern State wiped out last week because of the threat of Hurricane Irma and […]

Raiders get back to work on the football field

Raiders get back to work on the football field

Navarre’s football team returned to the practice field Tuesday in preparation for Friday night’s game against Choctaw. The seventh-ranked Raiders had last Friday’s game against Crestview wiped out due to the threat of Hurricane Irma. The Santa Rosa County School District cancelled school Friday and Monday and all but a handful of athletic events were […]

Navarre’s volleyball team has mixed results against Tigers and Aggies

Navarre’s volleyball team has mixed results against Tigers and Aggies

Navarre’s volleyball team traveled to Pensacola on Sep. 5 and won a closely contested match, 3 games to two over the Tigers. Two days later, they returned home and were overwhelmed by Tate, last year’s district runner-up, three games to none. Navarre 3, Pensacola 2 The Raiders made the first game look easy, winning 25-12. […]

Picture Perfect: Blue Wahoos punctuate season with first title in franchise history

Picture Perfect: Blue Wahoos punctuate season with first title in franchise history

On a picture-perfect fall-like afternoon, on a day splashed in sunshine, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos scripted a memorable ending to a remarkable season. They held off Jacksonville 5-4 in 12 innings in Game 3 of a Southern League divisional playoff series here at Blue Wahoos Stadium, and they did it in typical Blue Wahoos fashion. […]

Silence on the sports front

Silence on the sports front

Football fields, volleyball courts, swimming pools and cross country courses will be silent this weekend. Due to the threat of Hurricane Irma and the evacuations resulting from it, Governor Rick Scott ordered Thursday night that all public schools, state colleges, state universities and state offices to close Friday through Monday. Schools in Santa Rosa County […]

Making a difference one mat at a time

Making a difference one mat at a time

Cathy Rideaux spends her time making mats for the homeless out of grocery bags. It’s her small way of giving back to a cause that touches her heart in a significant manner. “At one time, I was nearly homeless. I was a week from it happening,” said Rideaux, a Navarre resident who is part of […]

Versatility of FWC officers on display in Texas

Versatility of FWC officers on display in Texas

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers are as versatile as any law enforcement agents out there. Officers do everything from patrolling the water and woods, on the lookout for fishing and hunting violations, to assisting in chasing down criminals on the run. They also jump into action when a hurricane cripples an area, such […]

Impressive start to playoffs for Blue Wahoos

Impressive start to playoffs for Blue Wahoos

Deck McGuire was downright dominant, Josh VanMeter was clutch and Zack Weiss was money when it mattered as the Pensacola Blue Wahoos took down Jacksonville 2-0 in the opening game of their Southern League best-of-five playoff series Thursday night in Pensacola. McGuire struck out a career-best 13 batters in eight innings of work and allowed […]

A Navarre pilot’s memory of 9/11

A Navarre pilot’s memory of 9/11

“All aircraft on this frequency, land at the nearest suitable airport due to a national emergency.” Keith Brahms heard those words come across his radio at 9:45 a.m. Eastern time on Sept. 11, 2001. He was the co-pilot of a Delta Airlines flight that was heading toward Fort Lauderdale. He had no idea what to […]

Raiders gear up for road test against Bulldogs

Raiders gear up for road test against Bulldogs

A showdown is set for Friday night. Navarre and Crestview will square off at Jack Foster Stadium in a battle between two teams that made the postseason a year ago. It’s the first meeting between the two teams since 2014 when the Raiders rolled to a 21-0 win. The Raiders are 2-0 and ranked seventh […]

Raiders rise in latest AP football poll

Raiders rise in latest AP football poll

Navarre keeps climbing up the poll. The Raiders jump one spot to seventh in this week’s Associated Press 6A football poll. Navarre pushed its record to 2-0 this past Friday, knocking off Washington 27-12 in Pensacola. It was the 13th consecutive road win for the Raiders, who have also won 23 of their last 24 […]

Raider volleyball team rolls past Eagles in home opener

Raider volleyball team rolls past Eagles in home opener

Navarre’s volleyball team won its home opener with a three-game sweep of Pine Forest last Tuesday. After playing inconsistently against Milton and losing against Gulf Breeze the week before, the Raiders came ready to play against the Eagles. “There was a definite improvement in our play tonight,” Coach Michelle Lee said. “We were able to […]

Bilby has top finish for Raiders at Patriot Invitational

Bilby has top finish for Raiders at Patriot Invitational

Navarre’s cross country teams competed in the Patriot Invitational Saturday in Pace. The girls took seventh with 209 points and the boys placed ninth with 287. Niceville won the boys and girls races. Lauren Bilby had the top time for the Raider girls, taking 36th in a time of 24:17.39. Talley Yamaguchi finished 41st in […]

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