Moyer plays ball at Blue Wahoos Stadium

Moyer plays ball at Blue Wahoos Stadium

Octavien Moyer plays his college baseball in Tallahassee. He’s a junior at Florida A&M. Opportunities to play close to home have been nonexistent in his collegiate career. Until Saturday. On a sunny and almost unbearably hot weekend afternoon at Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola, Moyer and the Rattlers played Southern in an exhibition doubleheader. For […]

Davis fights through adversity to find success

Davis fights through adversity to find success

Jaylin Davis has faced more than his fair share of adversity during his pro baseball career. Drafted in the 24th round by the Minnesota Twins in 2015, Davis never had a chance to play that season after tearing the labrum in his right shoulder during his junior season at Appalachian State. The 24-year-old outfielder has […]

Closer look at Navarre’s all-star baseball game participants

Closer look at Navarre’s all-star baseball game participants

Editor’s Note: The 2019 Subway All-Star Baseball Game is June 6 at Jim Spooner Field on the campus of the University of West Florida. Game time is 6:30 p.m. The baseball game features standout seniors from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. Cameron Terrian, Eric Anderson and Kaleb Hellard have been selected to represent Navarre […]

FWC announces license-free fishing weekends

FWC announces license-free fishing weekends

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has two license-free fishing weekends in June. The license-free saltwater fishing weekend is June 1-2 and the license-free freshwater fishing weekend is June 8-9. The weekends provide an opportunity for non-licensed recreational anglers to experience fishing. The license-free fishing weekends are part of the eight license-free fishing days […]

Chill Out plays role in helping vulnerable seniors beat the heat

Chill Out plays role in helping vulnerable seniors beat the heat

It’s time to Chill Out. For nearly a decade the Council on Aging of West Florida has hosted a one-day event to collect new air conditioners, fans and money to help benefit senior citizens in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties who live in homes without an option to stay cool.   Read the full article […]

Podojil’s commitment to education leads to salutatorian honor

Podojil’s commitment to education leads to salutatorian honor

When he talks about it, John Podojil makes it sound so simple: The road to earning the salutatorian honor of the Navarre High School Class of 2019 was as easy as solving for x in a crazy complicated math equation. “I think about all the work I did to get to where I am now.” […]

Off-base bomb training valuable to military

Off-base bomb training valuable to military

A robot maneuvers its way through a hallway in the Pregnancy Resource Center in Navarre last week. It’s objective: obtain the pipe bomb that has been thrown into a room in the center.   Read the full article in the May 23 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click […]

Permit application process open for alligator hunt

Permit application process open for alligator hunt

Alligator hunting season begins in August and runs through November. The time to apply for a hunting permit is now. Permits aren’t guaranteed as the drawing is done through a lottery system.   Read the full article in the May 23 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here […]

Will to win fuels Argos’ NCAA tourney run

Will to win fuels Argos’ NCAA tourney run

The University of West Florida softball team is in Denver this week to play in the NCAA Division II College World Series. The Argonauts are in the Rocky Mountain State largely because of their talent. They are also out west because of their undeniable will to win. This trait has played an instrumental role in […]

Player development more than just crunching numbers

Player development more than just crunching numbers

Jeremy Zoll was a college baseball player at NCAA Division III Haverford outside of Philadelphia. But he had no plans to get into pro baseball. He became more intrigued with the opportunity over time, particularly with several alums having experience in the game from a front-office standpoint. “I didn’t know how easy or hard it […]

Ferry service now up and running

Ferry service now up and running

The Pensacola Bay Cruises ferry service is set to sail into the peak season and Joe Asebedo, the general manager of Hornblower Maritime Services, which runs the ferries for Gulf Islands National Seashore, is hopeful to see the bulk of its business between May 17 and Aug. 15. “That’s the expectation,” Asebedo said. Read the […]

Teamwork saves the (RED) Day as gazebo moves to senior center

Teamwork saves the (RED) Day as gazebo moves to senior center

RED Day turned into a busy day at the Holley Navarre Senior Center. Maybe busier than usual. The plan on Keller Williams’ annual day of service was to disassemble the Panhandle Butterfly House gazebo from Navarre Park and reassemble it at the Holley Navarre Senior Center last Thursday. Read the full article in the May […]

Funding cut for BearWise program

Funding cut for BearWise program

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking in a different direction after funding for the BearWise program was cut out of the new state budget for the fiscal year that begins in July. Consideration had been made by state lawmakers to earmark $500,000 for BearWise, a program that provides bear-resistant garbage containers to […]

Raiders win district championship

Raiders win district championship

Navarre’s baseball team celebrated its first district title since 2015 Friday night by engulfing Ben Waschenko under a dogpile just off the pitching mound on Niceville’s home diamond. The bench erupted and cleared the instant Eric Anderson gloved Garon Finley’s flip from second base to cap a 9-8 win over Niceville. Although Navarre has made the regional postseason twice in the previous three years, the team’s 12 seniors won its first district championship, […]

Clutch at-bat by Taylor helps Argos advance in tourney

Clutch at-bat by Taylor helps Argos advance in tourney

Callan Taylor had just talked things over with her teammates and coach in a quick huddle. She now waited patiently for a pitch to hit in a pressure-packed situation. There were no outs and two on in the bottom of the seventh inning of an NCAA Division II South Regional game at the University of […]

Timmons embraces challenge of Ironman competitions

Timmons embraces challenge of Ironman competitions

Troy Timmons was sitting around with friends one day a few years ago when they talked about doing an Ironman competition. The talk soon turned to reality as Timmons competed in his first one in 2016 in Panama City. His friends backed out. Read the full article in the May 9 issue of Navarre Press. […]