Bastian signs letter of intent with South Alabama

Bastian signs letter of intent with South Alabama

Hailey Bastian admits she was a little nervous when she signed her national letter of intent with South Alabama last Wednesday afternoon. “I was nervous coming up here, and thinking ‘Wow, this is happening.’ I’m excited,” Bastian said. Navarre’s senior soccer star said the feeling of making her college commitment official is a good one. […]

Harrison has best showing among locals in Open

Harrison has best showing among locals in Open

The 2020 CrossFit Open has ended.  Jessica Harrison had the strongest Open of all the Navarre athletes entered. She had the best score of all competitors twice in five weeks. Harrison barely edged Ashley Wolter for gym bragging rights.  On the international women’s leaderboard, Harrison checked in at 3,611th overall, and ranked 1,785th nationally. Wolter finished 3,799th in an international field with over 85,000 athletes. […]

Weightlifting team sweeps opening meet of year

Weightlifting team sweeps opening meet of year

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team swept all 10 weight classes Wednesday at its first home meet.  In just their second meet of the season, Navarre faced Gulf Breeze and Pace in the tight quarters of the Navarre weightlifting room. It’s still early, as several lifters did well enough to win their classes, but it was in ways they didn’t expect.  Alexis Prather topped the […]

Navarre off to strong start to its boys soccer season

Navarre off to strong start to its boys soccer season

Hayden Richard warmed up on the sideline every chance he had, the bone-chilling wind gusting throughout this cold November night at the Navarre Soccer Complex. On the field, Richard was hot as ever, scoring twice to lead Navarre’s boys soccer team to a 3-1 season-opening victory over Pensacola Catholic Tuesday night. “I felt all right. […]

Raiders dominate opening week of soccer season

Raiders dominate opening week of soccer season

Navarre’s girls soccer team swept all three games in the opening week of the season, putting the Raiders on pace, so far, to meet their head coach’s desire for an undefeated season.  They outscored their opponents 16-6, picking up wins over Pensacola Catholic (10-2), Maclay (4-3) and Chiles (2-1). However, the “goals against” number is something head […]

Randolph enjoys walk-on to wow moment

Randolph enjoys walk-on to wow moment

Quentin Randolph is two or three steps ahead of the West Alabama defender trailing him. He’s sprinting down the middle of the field in a tied game in the fourth quarter and the ball is sailing in his direction Saturday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Randolph preaches often that big-time players make big-time plays in […]

Hotline allows for anonymous reporting of elder abuse

Hotline allows for anonymous reporting of elder abuse

There were nearly 5,000 investigations of elder abuse in the Northwest Florida last year, including more than 2,000 in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. But without the elder abuse hotline set up through the Department of Elder Affairs, many of those cases might have gone unreported.   Read the full article in the […]

Costello found dead in New Zealand

Costello found dead in New Zealand

The cause of the untimely death of 23-year-old Minnesota Twins prospect Ryan Costello was reconfirmed as natural causes Tuesday by Auckland Tautara team officials. Found dead in a New Zealand hotel room Monday morning, Costello was in the country getting ready to play in the Australian Baseball League. Costello split time between Fort Myers and […]

Navarre well-represented in NCAA football playoffs

Navarre well-represented in NCAA football playoffs

It’s NCAA playoff time for several former Navarre football players. Quentin Randolph is on a University of West Florida football team off to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the second time in its four-year history. UWF (8-2) faces Wingate (10-1)  at Noon EST Saturday in North Carolina. Randall leads the Argonauts in receiving with […]

Playoff appearance up next for Argonauts

Playoff appearance up next for Argonauts

Playoff hopes on the line? No problem. The University of West Florida football team responded the way it hoped it would in a back-and-forth Gulf South Conference showdown against West Alabama Saturday. The result was a 48-37 victory on a mild, sun-splashed November afternoon at Blue Wahoos Stadium. With the win, the Argos cap their […]

Fall tends to lead to more interactions with bears

Fall tends to lead to more interactions with bears

This is the time of the year when the likelihood of a bear being hit by a vehicle rises. Last month, two bears were struck on Highway 87, including a nearly 500-pound male in the Holley area. The other bear killed was a 40-pound cub just north of Holley. They are unfortunate incidents but not […]

Argos face Tigers with playoff hopes on the line

Argos face Tigers with playoff hopes on the line

Quentin Randolph started out as a walk-on at the University of West Florida and arrived on campus unsure of what to expect. The Argonauts were just getting off the ground with their football program at the time. Four years later, Randolph, a former Navarre standout who has become a go-to receiver, and his teammates will […]

Senior-led Raiders setting the bar high this season

Senior-led Raiders setting the bar high this season

Natasha Elliott hurries into the gym last Wednesday night to make sure she doesn’t miss getting her picture taken on photo day for Navarre’s basketball team. Elliott was at a girls weightlifting meet earlier in the day. Her mom had to pick her up to ensure Elliott made it to the gym in time. In […]

Open finishes with tough workout

Open finishes with tough workout

It’s over. The last workout, however, demanded a little more sweat of the 100-plus athletes entered in the CrossFit Open competition. Linking stationary rowing, pullups or muscle-ups, and wall-ball shots, the workout was something more akin to what might appear in the international CrossFit championships. And some advanced athletes struggled with the “as prescribed” workout, […]

New-look Raiders getting in work during fall baseball

New-look Raiders getting in work during fall baseball

There will be a new-look Navarre baseball team taking the field in 2020. After graduating 11 players, a good portion of this year’s lineup will dress for varsity for the first time. And they’ll be playing for first-year head coach Chris Williams, who was promoted from top assistant over the summer. The field was also repaired. Gone is the […]

Softball team working well together during fall workouts

Softball team working well together during fall workouts

Navarre’s softball team has been on the field getting work in twice a week since the beginning of September. Fall ball has provided an opportunity for the Raiders to get a feel for what they’ll have come this spring and an opportunity for the veteran players to mesh with the newcomers. “We’re trying to introduce […]

Navarre falls in close game with rival Dolphins

Navarre falls in close game with rival Dolphins

Hailey Bastian scored twice and Autumn Slaybaugh added another goal in Navarre’s 4-3 preseason loss to Gulf Breeze last Wednesday. Head coach Robert Simon was more interested in effort than the final score. “I’m very happy,” Simon said. “To come out healthy is probably my No. 1 priority. Number 2, the girls played well. There was a lot […]

Gutsy effort not enough for Argos in loss to Blazers

Gutsy effort not enough for Argos in loss to Blazers

Turns out, Valdosta State is as good as advertised. But that didn’t stop the University of West Florida from nearly pulling off an upset of the nation’s No. 1 team Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium in Georgia. A gutsy second-half effort was almost enough to help the 20th-ranked Argonauts overcome a 20-point halftime deficit. But […]

Stingrays fall short in playoff opener

Stingrays fall short in playoff opener

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy made its first playoff appearance in program history Friday night in Pensacola. But there was no victory to go along with the historic football moment on a chilly November evening at Victor Randall Stadium. The journey ended here with a 20-14 loss to Akelynn’s Angels Christian Academy. The Stingrays battled throughout […]

Senior Center names its board candidates

Senior Center names its board candidates

The Holley Navarre Senior Center has revealed the members who are running for spots on the center’s board. There are four running for at-large spots and one running for the secretary position. Among the candidates is Darlene Calhoun, who heads up the Ways and Means Committee at the center.   Read the full article in […]

Conference title on the line for the Argos

Conference title on the line for the Argos

It’s the biggest game in NCAA Division II football this week. The University of West Florida squares off with top-ranked Valdosta State Saturday at 7 p.m. EST at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium in Georgia. A share of the Gulf South Conference title is on the line. The game is set to be televised live on ESPN3. Ranked […]

FWC working to keep Florida free of deer disease

FWC working to keep Florida free of deer disease

In nearly two decades since the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission began its Chronic Wasting Disease surveillance in the state, more than 13,000 deer—including animals killed by a hunter or vehicle, as well as those that died from an illness– have been tested for CWD. The results have come back negative every time.   […]

UWF sets stage for showdown with Blazers

UWF sets stage for showdown with Blazers

Austin Reed sat in a postgame news conference Saturday night after the University of West Florida held on for a 17-14 Gulf South Conference win over North Greenville. The redshirt freshman quarterback talked about a performance that propels the 20th-ranked Argonauts to their seventh consecutive win, the longest streak in program history. But he also […]

Navarre left out of playoffs despite strong finish to year

Navarre left out of playoffs despite strong finish to year

Kobe Johnson thought teammate Xayvion Thomas was joking around Sunday about Navarre getting the cold shoulder when it came to getting into the playoffs. After all, the Raiders went into their bye weekend Friday feeling they had done enough to punch a ticket to the postseason. Their belief was strengthened by the 52-14 win over […]

Navarre football players invited to combine

Navarre football players invited to combine

Grady Kelly watches combines on television when he gets a chance. Now, he’ll have an opportunity to be part of one. Kelly is one of the top defensive linemen in the nation. He is joining Navarre teammates Elijah Melendez and Jeremiah Chavis-Mhoon at the National Combine at the Alamodome in January. Assistant coach Antenney Hemingway […]

Navarre’s girls cross-country season ends at regional

Navarre’s girls cross-country season ends at regional

The Navarre girls’ cross-country team finished its season at the regional meet Saturday in Gainesville. The return trip to Santa Fe College pitted the Raiders against top-end teams from four districts. Chiles took the regional title. Niceville – the only other school from this end of the Panhandle competing – finished fourth in the team […]

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