Alzheimer’s Association remains focused on goals in new year

Alzheimer’s Association remains focused on goals in new year

As the fight to end Alzheimer’s shifts to 2020, just 30 years before the country is expected to see those living with debilitating disease rise to 14 million, the focus remains clear. Jon Conley, the Director of State Affairs for the Alzheimer’s Association, said he remains optimistic about one day changing the course of a […]

Institute focuses on data in effort to protect Florida’s wildlife

Institute focuses on data in effort to protect Florida’s wildlife

Nearly 20 years ago the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission reorganized. That led to the creation of the Florida Wildlife Research Institute, which involved bringing parts of the divisions of wildlife and freshwater fisheries as well as the Florida Marine Research Institute together in 2004. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, the institute serves a valuable purpose, […]

Soccer teams ranked in top eight in latest playoff poll

Soccer teams ranked in top eight in latest playoff poll

Navarre’s girls and boys soccer teams are ranked in the top eight in the latest FHSAA 6A-Region 1 playoff rankings. The girls are in fifth fifth with an RPI of 11.786 but aren’t far off from moving into the top four. Fleming Island is just ahead of Navarre with an RPI of 11.795. Creekside (15.666), […]

Melendez brightens day of Raider Buddy with pair of shoes

Melendez brightens day of Raider Buddy with pair of shoes

Joe Berry walked into the Navarre gym last Thursday afternoon sporting a pair of bright orange Adidas tennis shoes. They were a gift from Elijah Melendez, a junior offensive lineman on the Raider football team. Melendez was originally awarded the shoes at a national combine in Texas earlier this month, but it turns out they […]

Losing Streak ends with big win over Milton

Losing Streak ends with big win over Milton

Abby Fogg calls a timeout with just over five minutes to play in the third quarter. Navarre has just seen its lead over Milton trimmed to 26-22 and Fogg wants to make sure her team doesn’t let another opportunity slip away. It’s already been a tough week for the Raiders. Navarre came into this showdown […]

Raiders rebound with win over Washington

Raiders rebound with win over Washington

Navarre’s boys basketball team notched its ninth win of the season Saturday, defeating Washington, 56-42 in Pensacola. It was the Raiders’ third game of the week, which included losses to Tate (74-55) and rival Gulf Breeze (73-62). Since Christmas Day, the Raiders have gone 4-3, and their season record at this point is 9-7. Nine games remain on the Raiders’ […]

Seever steps in as new president of senior center board

Seever steps in as new president of senior center board

Nelda Seever is the new president of the Holley Navarre Senior Center board of directors. And she’ll be the first to tell you that she has big shoes to fill as she steps in for the outgoing TJ Husser, who was full of energy and helped bring the center to new heights in terms of […]

FWC set to approve red snapper season next month

FWC set to approve red snapper season next month

Recreational red snapper season isn’t too far off. And a new season is set to be approved in February. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is recommending a continuous 45-day season that kicks off June 11 and runs through July 25. “Our staff estimates that the harvest can stay open through July 25 […]

Navarre adding lacrosse to spring sports slate

Navarre adding lacrosse to spring sports slate

Starting this spring, lacrosse will become a varsity sport for boys and girls at Navarre. Navarre would be the ninth school in the area with the sport, but just the second at the 2A level. Niceville is the other. Gulf Breeze, Pensacola, Pensacola Catholic, Washington, West Florida, Fort Walton Beach and Milton are the other […]

Pigskin Picks contest goes down to the wire

Pigskin Picks contest goes down to the wire

LSU and Clemson are playing for the national championship Monday night in New Orleans. Jayer Williamson and Irish Bill Hammel are as well. Williamson and Hammel are the last two standing in the battle for the Pigskin Picks crown, and the winner of the annual contest will be decided the same night a champion is […]

Andrews Institute expands partnership with UWF

Andrews Institute expands partnership with UWF

University of West Florida Director of Athletics Dave Scott mentioned he wasn’t sure if he could schedule any more news into a week that was already busy enough with the Argonauts’ football team preparing to play in the NCAA Division II national championship game. But enough time was found Dec. 17 to make an announcement […]

Raider football team focused on weight room in offseason

Raider football team focused on weight room in offseason

It wasn’t long before junior linebacker Bailey Huston was back in the weight room along with his teammates on the Navarre football team. Burned by the feeling of missing the playoffs, that disappointment has provided fuel to the fire of the Raiders’ motivation. It’s why they have hit the ground running in the offseason. “We […]

Rise to top didn’t happen overnight for Argos

Rise to top didn’t happen overnight for Argos

Practice on a field surrounded by trees. Scrimmages on campus and at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Workouts in the weight room. That was about the extent of what the University of West Florida football team did in its inaugural year. Former Navarre Raider Quentin Randolph and the fellow members of the original recruiting class weren’t sure […]

Raiders open new year with tough loss to Indians

Raiders open new year with tough loss to Indians

They had a game plan in place Friday, and it was straight to the point. Don’t let 6-foot-5 Kyla Abraham dominate the game. Navarre accomplished that mission against the 6-foot-5 standout, but the Raiders weren’t expecting the Indians to be so effective shooting the ball from the outside. The Indians only made three shots from […]

Titles by boys weightlifting, UWF headline sports year

Titles by boys weightlifting, UWF headline sports year

Members of Navarre’s boys weightlifting team awaited the results of the state championship meet inside Arnold High School on an April afternoon. The Raiders knew they were assured of second place. But the hope was to be first. And they were. By the slimmest of margins, a single point to be exact, Navarre edged 27-time […]

Randolph saves best for last in national title game

Randolph saves best for last in national title game

Quentin Randolph was in the locker room late Saturday night being his usual full-of-energy self, partying like only he can in the wake of a big win. Wearing a black cowboy hat that seemed to fit the senior University of West Florida wide receiver just right, Randolph savored the opportunity to sing along to the […]

Navarre falls in rivalry game to Gulf Breeze

Navarre falls in rivalry game to Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze smothered Navarre’s girls soccer team 3-0 last Thursday at Bennett C. Russell Stadium.  This is Navarre’s third consecutive loss, and it is now 7-4-1 on the year. Still, the Raiders are in the middle of a 19-day sabbatical between games, which is something positive for head coach Rob Simon.  “We’re about two losses worse than I wanted to be, but […]

World War II veteran dedicated to Gold Star families

World War II veteran dedicated to Gold Star families

When Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japan in December 1941, catapulting the United States into World War II, Hershel “Woody” Williams was a teenager in Montana working with the Civil Conservation Corps. Like so many in his generation, Williams immediately wanted to join the war effort. “I had never heard of Pearl Harbor. I had […]

Exhibit at Fort Pickens tells story of the 25th USCT regiment

Exhibit at Fort Pickens tells story of the 25th USCT regiment

Along the walls inside the discovery center at historic Fort Pickens are life-sized portraits of 17 members of the 25th United States Colored Troops that served in the Pensacola Bay area during the Civil War. Inside a glass case there are artifacts from the regiment including the fragment of a harmonica, a book owned by […]

Storybook ending for Argos

Storybook ending for Argos

Not even the best writer in Hollywood could have scripted this ending. Not one in which the University of West Florida concludes its fourth season in program history with the NCAA Division II national championship. Yet, here in Texas on a chilly Saturday afternoon in late December, the dream became reality. The Argonauts completed a […]

Argos looking to punctuate playoff run with D-II title

Argos looking to punctuate playoff run with D-II title

When Pete Shinnick began recruiting for the start-up University of West Florida football program five years ago, all the head coach had was a vision to sell to players. No Pen Air Field. No Darrell Gooden Center. And no history to talk about. Just a vision of the potential this program could achieve if the […]

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