Beach Bowl remains on Navarre’s football schedule

Beach Bowl remains on Navarre’s football schedule

Navarre and Gulf Breeze typically meet the second to last week of the football season. This fall, the Santa Rosa County rivals are set to battle in week one for the Beach Bowl Trophy. The Raiders have been moved up to 7A while the Dolphins are staying in the 6A classification. Both teams are in […]

Navarre narrowly misses on chance to knock off Aggies

Navarre narrowly misses on chance to knock off Aggies

For three quarters Friday night, Navarre had Tate on the ropes in a District 1-8A girls basketball showdown at home. Foul trouble and missed opportunities cost the Raiders a chance to seal the deal in a 51-48 loss. “It’s frustrating,” Navarre head coach Abby Fogg said. Navarre appeared to be in control going into the […]

Raiders continue to grind during tough season

Raiders continue to grind during tough season

Elijah Proby drove into the lane and trimmed the Lighthouse Private Christian Academy lead to two with less than a minute to play in the third quarter of last Monday’s game at home. It generated a sense of hope for a Navarre boys basketball team that has struggled to dodge defeat during a difficult season. […]

Stingrays playing at a high level this season

Stingrays playing at a high level this season

The Lighthouse Private Christian Academy Stingrays haven’t missed a beat from last season. In fact, the Stingrays may be even better than the team that, last season, won 34 games, a Panhandle Conference title and a National Association of Christian Athletes Group 5 championship. “I think we are more focused this year,” Lighthouse head coach […]

Raiders open district tourney play with win over Gators

Raiders open district tourney play with win over Gators

It was obvious from the start of the District 1-4A tournament opener which team was the top seed and which was the bottom seed. As soon as the opening whistle blew, the Raiders were in attack mode and rolled to an 8-0 win over Escambia Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Raiders had […]

Workshop exposes older drivers to car technology

Workshop exposes older drivers to car technology

Technology in a car used to mean a CD player, automatic locks or a light that warns you of low tire pressure. Things have changed significantly over the years, and the technology now available in cars is more advanced than ever. Read the full article in the Jan. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Wildlife initiative takes aim at minimizing impact of development in Florida

Wildlife initiative takes aim at minimizing impact of development in Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is in a race against time, trying to get ahead of the game in preserving land, wildlife and water for future generations. Initially launched as the Wildlife 2060 Initiative — it’s now been switched to 2070 due to projection changes – a game plan has been laid out to […]

Raiders ride unbeaten streak into district tourney

Raiders ride unbeaten streak into district tourney

Navarre wrapped up its regular season on a high note, riding a five-game unbeaten win streak into the District 1-4A tournament. The Raiders won four of their last five games and ended the season last Tuesday with a 0-0 tie against Pensacola Catholic. On Monday, Navarre crushed rival Gulf Breeze 5-0. Kobe Banks scored twice, […]

Six Raiders earn automatic bids to state

Six Raiders earn automatic bids to state

Six members of  Navarre’s girls weightlifting team claimed regional titles at the Region 1-2A meet Tuesday. Their first-place finish assures them of a spot at the state meet Feb. 8 in Panama City. Kiara Latouche (101), Jelyna Bly (110), Veronica Hall (139), Julia McMaster (169), Suki Clinkenbeard (183) and Alexis Prather (unlimited) won their respective […]

Navarre sending 18 to regional in girls weightlifting

Navarre sending 18 to regional in girls weightlifting

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team is sending 18 to the regional and is the champion of the district once again. The Raiders, who had a total of 20 competing in the meet, scored 77 points, well ahead of second-place Niceville, which finished with 50 points at the four-team district meet Wednesday in Navarre. Fort Walton Beach […]

Raiders bitten by another gut-wrenching loss

Raiders bitten by another gut-wrenching loss

Losing is painful no matter how you slice it. Sometimes it just hurts a little more. The Navarre Raiders boys basketball team knows that as well as anyone. Friday night’s 36-34 double overtime loss to Niceville on the road marked the seventh time this season the Raiders have lost a game by less than 10 […]

Navarre’s girls soccer team plays Dolphins to tie

Navarre’s girls soccer team plays Dolphins to tie

Navarre’s girls soccer team hosted its in-county rival, Gulf Breeze, last Tuesday night. The teams were evenly matched and the showdown ended in a 0-0 tie. No one was surprised. With the district championship tournament looming next week, both teams looked forward to playing a quality team prior to the districts. The players know each […]

Navarre’s boys soccer team rolls over Bulldogs

Navarre’s boys soccer team rolls over Bulldogs

Last Wednesday night’s boys soccer game between Navarre and Crestview was as much about the present as it was the future. The Raiders recognized seniors Mason Fralick, Ethan Green and Kenny Morillo before the game. First-year varsity standout Kobe Banks stole the show on the field. The junior fashioned a hat trick, scoring all three […]

Stroke support group starts up at senior center

Stroke support group starts up at senior center

Support is everything. Especially for someone who has suffered a stroke or is a caregiver for a stroke victim. Carolyn Sumrall, with the Council on Aging of West Florida, has opted to start a support group at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center where she is a board member. Her hope is that it makes a difference. […]

Navarre top seed for district tournament

Navarre top seed for district tournament

Navarre is the No. 1 seed for the District 1-4A tournament that begins next Friday night. The higher seeds host first-round home games. The Raiders face Escambia in the tourney opener Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Second-seeded Niceville plays Crestview in its opener. Tate and Washington square off in a […]

Raiders blank Choctaw on senior day

Raiders blank Choctaw on senior day

Navarre’s girls soccer team continued its winning ways with a 3-0 shutout victory over Choctaw at home Saturday. The game was also designated senior day, honoring six team managers and five current players. Many tears were shed as the team honored its seniors. The five players were Jocelyn Fernandez, Rosie Martino, Anakah Madril and the […]

McMaster makes impressive first impression in powerlifting

McMaster makes impressive first impression in powerlifting

Over the Thanksgiving break Julia McMaster was working out at the Golden Ape Cross-Fit Club in Decatur, Alabama. While there, another gym member approached her. “He said he had seen me working out and asked if I might be interested in joining their local powerlifting team. They planned to enter a tournament in Decatur that […]

Baker making most of opportunities in college hoops

Baker making most of opportunities in college hoops

Tre Baker first college basketball game was impressive. He nearly delivered a double-double, scoring 6 points and snagging six rebounds in Mitchell College’s 85-72 loss to UMass-Boston two years ago. He even blocked two shots. “That was just being confident and having a love for the game,” Baker said. “I wasn’t expecting to play that […]

Navarre suffers OT loss to Gulf Breeze

Navarre suffers OT loss to Gulf Breeze

With a little over five minutes left in the opening half of Friday night’s rivalry game against Gulf Breeze, Navarre had a double-digit lead. It appeared the Raiders were on their way to their biggest win of the season. By the end of the regulation, the game was tied, the Raiders and Eagles headed to […]

Raiders rally for win over rival Dolphins

Raiders rally for win over rival Dolphins

In the past, Navarre’s girls basketball team has found itself in a hole and has been unable to dig itself out of it. The Raiders flipped the script Friday night against rival Gulf Breeze. Trailing by five at halftime, Navarre made the shots it needed to make and intensified its defensive effort as well in […]

Coalition strives to promote safety among older drivers

Coalition strives to promote safety among older drivers

The Florida Department of Transportation’s Safe Mobility for Life Coalition is focused on addressing the needs of Florida’s aging drivers. The state has more residents over the age of 65 than it does under the age of 18. Read the full article in the Jan. 10 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Shutdown taking toll on national parks

Shutdown taking toll on national parks

The barricade at the entrance to Gulf Islands National Seashore says it all. On a beautiful sun-splashed, 70-degree January afternoon, when visitors would normally be out enjoying all that Gulf Islands National Seashore has to offer, there is silence instead, save for the sound of a bird chirping or the waves washing on shore. Read […]

Raiders release flag football schedule

Raiders release flag football schedule

Navarre’s first girls flag football season in program history kicks off in late February with a preseason tournament at Pace. The Raiders are scheduled to take on Pace Feb. 26 in a 7 p.m. showdown and play Tate two nights later at 5:30 p.m. to close out the tournament. The first official regular-season game takes […]

Raiders prevail in battle with Trojans

Raiders prevail in battle with Trojans

There was never a feeling Navarre was in any danger of losing to Tallahassee Lincoln in a girls soccer showdown Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Raiders did what they needed to do to stay a step ahead of the Trojans in a game that wasn’t always pretty but looked it on the […]

Legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters

Legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters for recreational fishing. The bill formerly known as the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act–the name has been simplified to the Modern Fish Act– was first introduced in July 2017. Read the full article in the Jan. 3 issue […]