Navarre cruises to win over Milton in boys soccer

Navarre cruises to win over Milton in boys soccer

As his team warmed up on a chilly December evening, a date with Milton a little over 20 minutes away, Navarre head soccer coach Abdalla Elbaioumy talked about the nature of soccer. He pointed out sometimes a team just knows it is going to control the game. And even if it falls behind, its confidence […]

Navarre and Niceville play to a tie

Navarre and Niceville play to a tie

Navarre and Niceville squared off in girls soccer last Tuesday night, renewing their rivalry in Navarre on a wet and muddy field. The two rivals have quite a history, having battled each other in the district and regional finals the last few seasons. This season, both teams seemed to be evenly matched. The score at […]

Sutton embraces opportunity to enjoy the outdoors

Sutton embraces opportunity to enjoy the outdoors

Zack Sutton is usually busy with school. That comes with the territory of being in college. But his requirement to hit the books hasn’t stopped him from finding time to enjoy the outdoors. It beats staying inside to watch television. Read the full article in the Dec. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Substitute teaching a second calling for Miller

Substitute teaching a second calling for Miller

Jim Miller never planned on getting into substitute teaching, just as he never planned to make a career out of being in the military. Things just work out that way sometimes. Read the full article in the Dec. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or sign up to receive […]

Raiders open soccer season with two wins

Raiders open soccer season with two wins

Navarre’s boys soccer team made quite a statement in its opening week of the season. The Raiders won a pair of games and saw their third opportunity for a win washed by rain Saturday. Navarre opened the week Wednesday with a 7-2 win over Escambia. The Raiders dominated from start to finish and were led […]

Navarre’s weightlifting team picks up another win

Navarre’s weightlifting team picks up another win

Archbishop McCarthy and the Navarre Raiders demonstrated what sportsmanship is all about as they surrounded the last two lifters. As Natalya Garza and Alexis Prather each attempted their last lift, the other lifters screamed encouragement. When each successfully completed their lift, everyone in the weight room congratulated them. It did not matter which team the […]

Navarre’s girls soccer team continues to roll

Navarre’s girls soccer team continues to roll

Navarre’s girls soccer team has yet to give up a goal this season The Raiders blanked three teams last week, rolling over Escambia 10-0, topping Washington 4-0 and cruising past Pace 5-0. Their game against Crestview Saturday was postponed because of rain. Navarre is 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the district. The Raiders traveled to […]

Extra work pays off for Navarre’s girls basketball team

Extra work pays off for Navarre’s girls basketball team

During halftime of the junior varsity girls basketball game last Monday night, Navarre’s varsity team took the floor for a shooting drill. “We wanted to get a couple of extra shots in,” head coach Abby Fogg said. “The warmups before our game go so quick, so we saw it as a good time to get […]

Older veterans not immune to scams

Older veterans not immune to scams

Older veterans are more likely to be a scam victim than the average older American, according to a study conducted by the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Their willingness to help others is often used against them, according to Joe Solosna, who works with the National Association of Veterans and Families (NAVF). Read the full article […]

Outdoors group stresses the importance of leaving no trace

Outdoors group stresses the importance of leaving no trace

It’s a phrase that is repeated often. Take only photographs. Leave only footprints. The Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers did their best to drive that point home at an event at Fort Pickens along Gulf Islands National Seashore earlier this month. Read the full article in the Nov. 29 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Brockhum teaches importance of being good human beings

Brockhum teaches importance of being good human beings

Jasmine Brockhum remembers the first time she really felt as if education was the perfect fit for her as far as a career goes. At the time, she was overseas with her husband, who was stationed in Japan, and she landed a job as a Kindergarten aide in a school on the base. Read the […]

Football all-star team features nine Raiders

Football all-star team features nine Raiders

Navarre’s football team had a successful season. That has led to nearly a dozen Raiders earning a spot on the East squad at the Subway All-Star Game. Dante Wright, Josh Carter, Quinn Caballero, Alex Gilchrist, Matthew Downey, Kevin Taich, Bryson Garner, Mitchell Hunt and Jordan Jefferson are representing the Raiders on the team. Scheduled for […]

Navarre’s girls soccer team keeps shutout streak intact

Navarre’s girls soccer team keeps shutout streak intact

In the three games the Raiders have played this season, they are not only undefeated but have not been scored upon. This week, the Raider girls soccer team beat Catholic 8-0 in an away contest and defeated Milton 3-0 at home. Navarre is now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the district. Raiders 8, Catholic 0 […]

Raiders off to perfect start to season

Raiders off to perfect start to season

This wasn’t a pretty win, a polished display of offense and defense, but that’s just fine in this instance for the Navarre Raiders’ girls basketball team. Winning a game that at times was rugged worked just fine last Tuesday afternoon against Escambia. The Raiders put forth their usual effort that has come to be expected […]

Morrow, Haytack enjoy all-star opportunity at home

Morrow, Haytack enjoy all-star opportunity at home

Amber Morrow and Megan Haytack had an opportunity to represent Navarre in the Subway All-Star Volleyball Game Tuesday night. That in itself is a big deal. The deal was made even bigger by the fact that they were able to play in their home gym. Normally played at the University of West Florida Fieldhouse, a […]

Seniors played key role in Raiders’ success

Seniors played key role in Raiders’ success

Friday marked the end of the road for the seniors on Navarre’s football team. The Raiders lost 49-27 to Crestview in the Region 1-6A regional championship game at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Nearly 30 seniors played their final game that night. Navarre head coach Jay Walls talked a little about what that group has meant […]

Navarre’s hoops team has new coach, new hope

Navarre’s hoops team has new coach, new hope

David Melega will be the first to tell you there is a different feeling surrounding this year’s edition of Navarre’s boys basketball team. Under the direction of a new coach in Terry Posey, the Raiders also have a new sense of hope and optimism as they head into the new season this week. “It’s been […]

No slowdown in sight for scams targeting seniors

No slowdown in sight for scams targeting seniors

Look at the scam tracker map that is part of the AARP Fraud Watch Network and it’s spilling over with red triangles. More than 2,000 active fraud reports are marked on a counter. Despite the awareness that is out there about scams, despite the warnings, it hasn’t slowed down the momentum of scam artists nor […]

Season comes to painful close for Navarre

Season comes to painful close for Navarre

Losing a playoff game hurts. Tears and long embraces among the Navarre Raiders followed a 49-27 loss to Crestview in the Region 1-6A championship game on a chilly and wet Friday evening at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Despite the loss, the Raiders (11-2) are holding their heads high. “It’s tough to lose a playoff game your […]

Navarre battles Crestview for regional championship

Navarre battles Crestview for regional championship

A trip to the state final four is on the line tonight when Navarre takes on Crestview in the Region 1-6A Regional championship game at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. The Raiders (11-1) and Bulldogs (9-2) are meeting for the second time this year. Navarre won the regular-season showdown in September […]

Navarre’s girls soccer beats Tate in opener

Navarre’s girls soccer beats Tate in opener

The Navarre Raiders traveled to Tate last Thursday for the first game of the girls soccer season. The Aggies have a good program and are one of the more talented team in Escambia County. On paper, the match looked like a good test for the young Raider team. However, the Raiders looked as if they […]

Navarre dominates Choctaw in weightlifting meet

Navarre dominates Choctaw in weightlifting meet

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team competed against Choctaw for its third meet of the season and won the match by a 69-20 score. The Raiders won first place finishes in 9 out of 10 weight division. In the 101-pound weight division, Klara Latouche placed first with a bench press of 95 pounds and a 100-pound clean […]

Raiders ready for rematch with Bulldogs

Raiders ready for rematch with Bulldogs

A chip is on the shoulder of Navarre, a chip built from the talk on the Crestview side of how the Raiders were lucky to beat the Bulldogs in September. Down 28 points at halftime, Navarre defied the odds and dominated the second half in a thrilling 41-35 overtime win. Senior defensive lineman Mitchell Hunt […]

Council on Aging steps up to make lives better

Council on Aging steps up to make lives better

For nearly 50 years, the Council on Aging of West Florida has played a role in making lives better for senior citizens in Northwest Florida. Its mission is to serve, support and advocate for the elderly in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and it serves a purpose many don’t believe exists, according to Josh Newby, […]