Navarre top seed for district tournament

Navarre top seed for district tournament

Navarre is the No. 1 seed for the District 1-4A tournament that begins next Friday night. The higher seeds host first-round home games. The Raiders face Escambia in the tourney opener Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Second-seeded Niceville plays Crestview in its opener. Tate and Washington square off in a […]

Raiders blank Choctaw on senior day

Raiders blank Choctaw on senior day

Navarre’s girls soccer team continued its winning ways with a 3-0 shutout victory over Choctaw at home Saturday. The game was also designated senior day, honoring six team managers and five current players. Many tears were shed as the team honored its seniors. The five players were Jocelyn Fernandez, Rosie Martino, Anakah Madril and the […]

McMaster makes impressive first impression in powerlifting

McMaster makes impressive first impression in powerlifting

Over the Thanksgiving break Julia McMaster was working out at the Golden Ape Cross-Fit Club in Decatur, Alabama. While there, another gym member approached her. “He said he had seen me working out and asked if I might be interested in joining their local powerlifting team. They planned to enter a tournament in Decatur that […]

Baker making most of opportunities in college hoops

Baker making most of opportunities in college hoops

Tre Baker first college basketball game was impressive. He nearly delivered a double-double, scoring 6 points and snagging six rebounds in Mitchell College’s 85-72 loss to UMass-Boston two years ago. He even blocked two shots. “That was just being confident and having a love for the game,” Baker said. “I wasn’t expecting to play that […]

Navarre suffers OT loss to Gulf Breeze

Navarre suffers OT loss to Gulf Breeze

With a little over five minutes left in the opening half of Friday night’s rivalry game against Gulf Breeze, Navarre had a double-digit lead. It appeared the Raiders were on their way to their biggest win of the season. By the end of the regulation, the game was tied, the Raiders and Eagles headed to […]

Raiders rally for win over rival Dolphins

Raiders rally for win over rival Dolphins

In the past, Navarre’s girls basketball team has found itself in a hole and has been unable to dig itself out of it. The Raiders flipped the script Friday night against rival Gulf Breeze. Trailing by five at halftime, Navarre made the shots it needed to make and intensified its defensive effort as well in […]

Coalition strives to promote safety among older drivers

Coalition strives to promote safety among older drivers

The Florida Department of Transportation’s Safe Mobility for Life Coalition is focused on addressing the needs of Florida’s aging drivers. The state has more residents over the age of 65 than it does under the age of 18. Read the full article in the Jan. 10 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Shutdown taking toll on national parks

Shutdown taking toll on national parks

The barricade at the entrance to Gulf Islands National Seashore says it all. On a beautiful sun-splashed, 70-degree January afternoon, when visitors would normally be out enjoying all that Gulf Islands National Seashore has to offer, there is silence instead, save for the sound of a bird chirping or the waves washing on shore. Read […]

Raiders release flag football schedule

Raiders release flag football schedule

Navarre’s first girls flag football season in program history kicks off in late February with a preseason tournament at Pace. The Raiders are scheduled to take on Pace Feb. 26 in a 7 p.m. showdown and play Tate two nights later at 5:30 p.m. to close out the tournament. The first official regular-season game takes […]

Raiders prevail in battle with Trojans

Raiders prevail in battle with Trojans

There was never a feeling Navarre was in any danger of losing to Tallahassee Lincoln in a girls soccer showdown Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Raiders did what they needed to do to stay a step ahead of the Trojans in a game that wasn’t always pretty but looked it on the […]

Legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters

Legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters for recreational fishing. The bill formerly known as the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act–the name has been simplified to the Modern Fish Act– was first introduced in July 2017. Read the full article in the Jan. 3 issue […]

Navarre Navy JROTC making a difference one hour at a time

Navarre Navy JROTC making a difference one hour at a time

In a typical year, Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC program puts in 10,000 hours of community service. That doesn’t even count work such as handling color guard duties at a football game or working the concessions at a basketball game. “It gives me faith in our future to see the kids’ willingness to give back to […]

Baseball secondary to the Blue Wahoos experience

Baseball secondary to the Blue Wahoos experience

Quint Studer is in his downtown office on a fall afternoon talking about the Double-A baseball franchise he owns. This isn’t a conversation about the Pensacola Blue Wahoos revolving entirely around the great players who have come through here in the first seven years of the team’s existence. Read the full article in the Jan. […]

Raiders begin to look ahead to 2019 season

Raiders begin to look ahead to 2019 season

It’s quiet inside the football fieldhouse on a December afternoon, the 2018 season in the rearview mirror, the building optimism for the 2019 season ahead noticeable. Navarre head coach Jay Walls is in his office and reflecting on another successful campaign, his Raiders finishing 11-2 and reaching the regional championship game for the second time […]

Dwayne Carter a role model for younger athletes

Dwayne Carter a role model for younger athletes

When Jordan Williams landed a walk-on opportunity at Troy, he gave credit to Dwayne Carter. The night Quentin Randolph had his breakout game for the University of West Florida football team in its opener against Carson-Newman, he made sure to mention Carter in his post-game press conference. “When I read about what those guys said, […]

Navarre JROTC takes pride in being at best for inspections

Navarre JROTC takes pride in being at best for inspections

Lined up on the football field at Bennett C. Russell Stadium on a mild Wednesday morning, the Navarre Navy Junior ROTC cadets took part in a unit inspection. Cadets were asked questions that tested their military knowledge. Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

FWC proposes 2019 recreational red snapper season

FWC proposes 2019 recreational red snapper season

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has proposed a 32-day season that would begin June 11 and end July 12 in federal and state waters. That stretch is eight days longer than what was proposed for 2018, but, if approved, would be eight days shorter than the 40-day season that was ultimately approved for the […]

Wright signs with Rams

Wright signs with Rams

Dante Wright is taking his talents to Colorado State. Arguably the best all-around athlete in program history, Navarre’s senior standout chose the Rams because it’s the best fit for him as a receiver. He signed Wednesday, the first day of the early-signing period. Originally committed to Tulane, Wright reopened his recruitment earlier this month and […]

Navarre makes a statement in win over Washington

Navarre makes a statement in win over Washington

A cell phone rang during the middle of a first-half water break for Navarre during its boys soccer showdown against Washington Wednesday night in Pensacola. It was head coach Abdalla Elbaioumy. Suspended for three weeks after his ejection for arguing a questionable call in the Raiders’ shutout loss to Pensacola Catholic two nights earlier, Elbaioumy […]

Raiders enjoy chance to play in all-star game

Raiders enjoy chance to play in all-star game

Late in the third quarter of the Subway All-Star Football Game Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium, the East was knocking on the door of the end zone. Navarre’s Chris Williams had just picked up a couple of more yards inside the 10-yard line of the West, putting the East in a position to strike. […]

Jefferson plays among best in North-South game

Jefferson plays among best in North-South game

Jordan Jefferson found himself in elite company this past weekend. Navarre’s standout senior defensive lineman played in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game in The Villages Saturday afternoon. He played on a defense that forced six turnovers and helped the North top the South 27-16. The North won for the first time since 2014. […]

Hering plays key role in Maryville’s success

Hering plays key role in Maryville’s success

Bo Hering had a different feeling about the 2018 season. He was confident Maryville College wasn’t going to endure another average year on the football field. “The team had a different feel to it. We wanted to be good. Everyone wanted to be here,” Hering said. “We had new leadership and worked hard in the […]

Senior center elects new board members

Senior center elects new board members

The results are in for the Holley Navarre Senior Center Board elections. Don Brown earned another term as an at-large board member and Suzanne Petrella is on the board for the first time. Linda Kinney was elected as the new treasurer. Read the full article in the Dec. 13 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Bear sightings more likely than ever in Florida

Bear sightings more likely than ever in Florida

Bear sightings have become more common, and it isn’t just people thinking they are seeing bears visible to the public more than ever before. The odds are as good as they have ever been in the last 100 years. “As both the human and bear populations continue to increase in Florida, there are more opportunities […]

JROTC takes time to remember Pearl Harbor Day

JROTC takes time to remember Pearl Harbor Day

Navarre High School’s Navy Junior ROTC Commanding Officer continued reading off the names of those who lost their lives in Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor long after the remembrance ceremony ended here at Navarre High School on a crisp, sun-splashed Friday morning. The American Flag above her waved in the soft breeze, 77 years to […]

Chaves takes pride in having a positive impact on his students

Chaves takes pride in having a positive impact on his students

David Chaves has been nominated for Teacher of the Year in the past at Holley Navarre Intermediate School. But the third-grade teacher’s name didn’t stay in the mix for long. “I usually withdrew my name because I’d look at other teachers and feel like their skill set was just more superior,” Chaves said. Read the […]

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