Navarre looking for payback against Gators

Navarre looking for payback against Gators

Navarre is seeking payback and a trip to the Region 1-6A final tonight when it takes on Escambia in a 7:30 p.m. showdown at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The top-seeded Raiders (10-1) lost 37-27 to the fifth-seeded Gators (9-2) back in October. They fell behind 20-0 in the opening quarter and could not recover despite […]

Leave No Trace event coming to Fort Pickens

Leave No Trace event coming to Fort Pickens

The Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers and Ocean Hour are hosting a special day of learning at Gulf Islands National Seashore on Saturday. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Fort Pickens Discovery Center. Read the full article in the Nov. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Glamping offers a different take on camping

Glamping offers a different take on camping

Camping is a popular outdoor activity, but for those who don’t want to rough it in the traditional sense, there is an alternative. And that’s where Glamping, a buzzword coined in 2005, comes into the picture. Read the full article in the Nov. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as […]

Miracle League’s all-inclusive baseball field on pace for spring opening

Miracle League’s all-inclusive baseball field on pace for spring opening

Rain moved out and the sun pushed through the clouds Thursday morning at Tiger Point Park ahead of the groundbreaking ceremony for the first Miracle League all-inclusive sports field in Santa Rosa County. What should have taken between five and six years is going to be a reality in a span of 22 months. Read […]

Three Raiders sign letters of intent

Three Raiders sign letters of intent

Three Navarre athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday afternoon. Soccer players Jennifer Seward (Samford) and Anakah Madril (University of Mobile) and softball player Kallie Anderson (Pensacola State) all look forward to playing at the next level. Seward and Madril have played key roles on the girls soccer team at Navarre. Seward has tallied 46 goals […]

Randolph grew into leadership role during 2018 season

Randolph grew into leadership role during 2018 season

His numbers on the stat sheet have been impressive. But then, Quentin Randolph always knew he could be a go-to receiver for the University of West Florida Argonauts. Yet, as much as the stats stand out for the Navarre alum, it’s what doesn’t show up in the box score that highlights where Randolph has made […]

Turnovers key in playoff win for Raiders

Turnovers key in playoff win for Raiders

Navarre forced five turnovers in Friday night’s 38-6 win over Pace in the Region 1-6A playoff opener at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The top-seeded Raiders nearly forced a couple of other turnovers that could have led to more points on a night that proved to be one of Navarre’s most impressive defensive efforts. And while […]

Hunting with dogs effective and efficient

Hunting with dogs effective and efficient

Lane Stephens is the president of the Southeastern Dog Hunters Association and has been hunting with dogs for most of his life. A lobbyist for the association as well, Stephens got hooked on hunting at a young age. “My family got me into it. It was just one of those traditions,” Stephens said. Read the […]

Senior center focuses on upcoming election, increasing membership

Senior center focuses on upcoming election, increasing membership

Board elections are coming up at the Holley Navarre Senior Center. The election is scheduled for Dec. 7. Results of it will be announced that day at the general meeting. Early voting is going on right now. Opportunities to vote early are set for Nov. 20 and Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. […]

Kroes lives out dream as Blue Angels pilot

Kroes lives out dream as Blue Angels pilot

At a young age, Navy Lt. Damon Kroes knew he wanted to be a pilot. He grew up watching the Blue Angels. They were his inspiration. So was his grandfather, a former naval aviator. Dreams change for children, but any chance of that happening for Kroes was erased on a trip to Naval Air Station […]

Wright steps up as Raiders roll in playoff opener

Wright steps up as Raiders roll in playoff opener

Dante Wright is one of the best receivers in the area. He’s not bad at catching passes from the opposing quarterback either. The versatile senior athlete came up with three interceptions Friday night, returning one for a touchdown, helping Navarre make a statement in its Region 1-6A playoff opener against Pace behind an impressive defensive […]

Navarre rolls into postseason play

Navarre rolls into postseason play

Navarre’s quest for a 6A state championship begins tonight. The Raiders open the postseason against Pace at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. The winner plays Escambia or St. Augustine next Friday night. Navarre is making its seventh consecutive trip to the playoffs and enters it at 9-1 and as the No. 1 […]

ROTC cadets step up to help in Panama City

ROTC cadets step up to help in Panama City

Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC program rose to the occasion on short notice to help out Hurricane Michael victims. Last Monday morning, a call for help at the Bozeman Shelter in Panama City went out to Navarre and 41 cadets from the high school ended up helping 150 evacuees move to a mega shelter at Arnold […]

Aloy experiences thrill of a lifetime

Aloy experiences thrill of a lifetime

Sgt. Rich Aloy experienced one of the biggest thrills of his life last week. The public information officer for the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office had the opportunity to fly with the Blue Angels. He rode in the No. 7 jet with Navy Lt. Andre Webb. Read the full article in the Nov. 8 issue […]

Raiders have sights set on contending for district title

Raiders have sights set on contending for district title

Playing for the district championship the season before means the bar has been raised for the season ahead. Navarre’s boys soccer team finished as the runner-up, and the players understand that expectations are much higher this season. “We’ve set a precedent of what we should do. We’re expecting to go further,” senior team captain Mason […]

Smith playing pivotal role on offensive line at Ave Maria

Smith playing pivotal role on offensive line at Ave Maria

Entering his senior year at Navarre, LaMarcus Smith didn’t know if he would even play football after high school. “I was undersized and not really getting any looks,” Smith said. “I didn’t think I had a chance to play college football.” Two years later, the sophomore offensive lineman is in his second season at Ave […]

Fort Pickens a stopover on 5,000-mile kayak trip

Fort Pickens a stopover on 5,000-mile kayak trip

Steve Chard is late setting up his tent at the Fort Pickens campground on a Sunday evening. After arriving in Florida by kayak earlier in the day, he got caught up in watching the Blue Angels fly. Read the full article in the Nov. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. […]

Robots have place in future of caregiving

Robots have place in future of caregiving

Caregiving in the 21st century is going to look decidedly different than it did in the last one. Robots won’t replace humans, but the idea of having socially assistive robots in nursing homes and assisted living facilities could take pressure off a caregiver shortage that is expected to hit 450,000 by the year 2025. Read […]

It’s playoff time! Raiders open against Patriots

It’s playoff time! Raiders open against Patriots

Navarre’s quest for the first state football championship in program history begins Friday night with a first-round home game against Pace. The Raiders kickoff the Region 1-6A playoffs against the Patriots at 7:30 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. If Navarre advances, it would play either Escambia or St. Augustine next Friday. “We have an […]

Gulf Power steps up in wake of storm devastation

Gulf Power steps up in wake of storm devastation

Sandy Sims said Hurricane Michael is the worst she’s seen in her 35 years with Gulf Power. She rode out the storm at work in Panama City and remembers walking outside afterward and surveying the damage. Read the full article in the Nov. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Raiders click on all cylinders in win over Eagles

Raiders click on all cylinders in win over Eagles

Defeating Niceville on the road is special. The Navarre Raiders did it in convincing fashion Friday night, hammering the Eagles 38-13 on a cold November evening at Eagle Stadium. Navarre ends the regular season at 9-1 and is poised to earn  the right to host the first three rounds of the Region 1-6A playoffs as […]

Raiders are new No. 1 team in playoff power poll

Raiders are new No. 1 team in playoff power poll

Navarre is the new No. 1 team in the Region 1-6A playoff power poll. The Raiders (9-1) have 41.44 points. They jumped into the top spot after rolling past Gulf Breeze in the Beach Bowl Friday to clinch their sixth district championship in program history. Already assured of a top four seed, they close out […]

Concessioner jumping ship on ferry service

Concessioner jumping ship on ferry service

Gulf Coast Maritime Services announced Tuesday it will no longer serve as the concessioner for the Pensacola Bay Cruises after 2018. Gulf Islands National Seashore stated in a release it’s disappointed by the decision and is committed to finding a concessioner to operate the service in 2019. Delayed by more than a year, ferry service […]

Losquadro brothers bring sibling rivalry to the pool

Losquadro brothers bring sibling rivalry to the pool

Jake and Luke Losquadro are brothers. They are also fierce competitors. As members of Navarre’s swim team, the two competed against each other in the 50-meter freestyle in Friday’s District 1-3A meet at the University of West Florida. Jake was in lane six, Luke swam in lane eight. Jake prevailed. But not by much. Jake […]

Argos aim to sustain success

Argos aim to sustain success

The University of West Florida is no longer college basketball’s best-kept secret.  Its historic run of success a year ago changed that in a hurry. Spending most of the year ranked in the top 25, soaring as high as No. 9 in NCAA Division II, the Argonauts won a program-record 28 games and lost just […]

Top seed in region potentially on line for Navarre Friday

Top seed in region potentially on line for Navarre Friday

Before Navarre begins its quest for a state championship, the Raiders must first focus on their regular-season finale against Niceville. The Raiders (8-1) and Eagles (7-2) square off Friday night in Niceville at 7 p.m. Both teams are postseason bound and the No. 1 seed in the regional playoffs is potentially on the line for […]

Open water swimming both enjoyable and challenging

Open water swimming both enjoyable and challenging

Just keep swimming. That’s what Melanie Sellers tells herself when she does an open water swim. “The goal is to finish,” Sellers said. Read the full article in the Oct. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre Press for 30 days free. […]

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