Lessons learned from nontraditional finish to school year

Lessons learned from nontraditional finish to school year

When schools closed in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lighthouse Private Christian Academy was well prepared for the uncertainty ahead. Remote learning became the route education took, and it’s something Lighthouse had already been using in addition to the traditional mode of learning. Now that Lighthouse founder and superintendent Joanna Johannes has had a […]

Decision by Mountain East impacts UWF football slate

Decision by Mountain East impacts UWF football slate

The University of West Florida football team just lost its opponent for its season opener. The reigning NCAA Division II champions were scheduled to host West Virginia Wesleyan Sept. 3 at Blue Wahoos Stadium. But West Virginia Wesleyan is a member of the Mountain East Conference, which announced Thursday that it does not plan to […]

Alzheimer’s research focus of virtual summit

Alzheimer’s research focus of virtual summit

The Florida chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a free educational virtual event Friday. The Dementia Research and Policy Summit will feature keynote speaker Carl Hill. Hill is the vice president of scientific engagement at the Alzheimer’s Association, overseeing strategic efforts to create global awareness of the association’s international research program.   Read the […]

Stingrays have four sign letters of intent

Stingrays have four sign letters of intent

Four Lighthouse Private Christian Academy athletes signed national letters of intent Tuesday evening in Pensacola. Eddie Brown is among them. The Stingrays basketball standout is taking his talents to Central State University in Ohio. Brown established himself as one of the top scorers in the state last season, averaging nearly 40 points per game. Three […]

Tablet project plays vital role in mitigating isolation

Tablet project plays vital role in mitigating isolation

As isolation continues for those in assisted living facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Alzheimer’s Association remain focused on reducing the issues caused by that isolation. That is particularly important for those living with some form of dementia. Project Vital (Virtual Inclusion Technology for All) is the […]

YMCA moving forward in positive direction

YMCA moving forward in positive direction

Northwest Florida YMCA Executive Director Bill Seedes has seen promising signs as the YMCA has gotten back on track during the reopening of the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the doors reopened in mid-May, more than 130 have either joined the YMCA or renewed their membership. “We are trending in the right direction,” Seedes […]

McTamney twins excel off the field as well as on it

McTamney twins excel off the field as well as on it

Andrew and Matthew McTamney make it clear that while they are twins, they are different people. The similarities they share, however, extend beyond being brothers. Both have excelled in the classroom and on the field as baseball players for the Navarre Raiders. “We happen to play the same sport and are both in the top […]

Hard work leads Staudt to top of his class

Hard work leads Staudt  to top of his class

Joseph Staudt was one of 10 tied for the top spot for the class of 2020 at Navarre High School in the middle of freshman year. That said, becoming valedictorian wasn’t going to be easy. But ultimately, he emerged from four years of hard work with the honor. “I knew it was going to be […]

A different kind of normal nothing new to Carrillo

A different kind of normal nothing new to Carrillo

Iliana Carrillo is used to attending in school under not-so-normal circumstances. Prior to starting high school in Spain, she attended a school where she was the only student who couldn’t speak Spanish. Then, during her freshman year in the same country, she spent four hours on a bus each day just to be able to […]

All-Star showcase event set for late June in Gulf Breeze

All-Star showcase event set for late June in Gulf Breeze

There is good news for baseball and softball players in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. On June 26, a Subway All-Star baseball and softball showcase will be held for all senior athletes from the 2020 graduating class. The event is going to take place at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center. Athletes will have an […]

Athletic plan to be presented to school board this week

Athletic plan to be presented to school board this week

Santa Rosa County Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick is presenting a plan for high school athletics to the school board Thursday morning. The plan involves the start up of summer workouts for high school teams. If approved, those workouts are expected to begin later this month. And June 15 is looking like the date that begins. Earlier […]

Wright driven to build off stellar freshman season

Wright driven to build off stellar freshman season

Dante Wright has every reason to sit back and just enjoy all that he’s accomplished in just one season of college football. To call his freshman year at Colorado State an almost unreal success would be an understatement of epic proportions. The list of accolades and accomplishments are impressive. Start with the fact that he […]

Restrictions lifted on youth sports and summer camps

Restrictions lifted on youth sports and summer camps

Governor Ron DeSantis announced in a press conference Friday morning he is lifting restrictions on youth sports and summer camps in the state of Florida. The decision is effective immediately despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “We believe that this makes sense based on the data and observed experience,” DeSantis said. “We are not going to […]

2020 cap and gown pick-up for unique senior class

2020 cap and gown pick-up for unique senior class

Navarre High Principal Brian Noack and his administration team walk the quiet hallways of the school every so often and think about all that has been missing over the last couple of months. Those hallways remain silent today, the school still closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in the parking lot last Tuesday morning, […]

Southern League All-Star Game has been called off

Southern League All-Star Game has been called off

The 2020 Southern League All-Star Game and home run derby have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jackson Generals were scheduled to host the all-star events June 22-23 at The Ballpark at Jackson in Tennessee. It’s the second time in three years the league’s all-star game has been canceled. The announcement was made […]

Pozun made his mark as an athlete and a coach

Pozun made his mark as an athlete and a coach

Always active, Chris Pozun played a lot of the usual sports growing up. Gymnastics was something new, offering a fresh challenge to a competitor who was hungry for one. “People were telling me I couldn’t do something. It was about me proving them wrong,” Pozun said. “It (gymnastics) was known as the hardest sport and […]

Four Raiders earn senior scholar-athlete awards

Four Raiders earn senior scholar-athlete awards

Four Navarre athletes were named Senior Scholar-Athlete Award winners Tuesday night by the Pensacola Sports Association. Navarre quarterback Marlon Courtney, golfer Alexis Grove, softball standout Ali Gutierrez and boys weightlifter Robert Stephens all earned awards. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards banquet was done online. A total of 217 senior athletes from Escambia and […]