Thomas invested in becoming best player possible

Thomas invested in becoming best player possible

Xayvion Thomas’ Twitter feed is filled with posts about the various college camps he’s been attending. They are seemingly nonstop for the past few weeks now. Invested in getting noticed by recruiters, he’s also putting forth the effort to mold himself into the best player he can be for the start of Navarre’s football season. […]

Vizcaya taking advantage of pro ball opportunity

Vizcaya taking advantage of pro ball opportunity

Anthony Vizcaya faced seemingly impossible odds of ever finding his way back to minor league baseball in the United States. Cut by Cleveland in 2015, he then bounced around the world playing the game he loves. The 25-year-old reliever from Venezuela made stops in his own country. He also spent time in Spain and with […]

Latest Medicare scam involves genetic testing

Latest Medicare scam involves genetic testing

Scams targeting seniors are ever evolving and the latest one involves companies promoting free genetic testing, cancer screening and DNA testing. The scam is elaborate, according to Marti Hearn, a Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) liaison, with the scammer collecting a DNA sample and then telling the person it will sent to the […]

Weather doesn’t defeat purpose of fishing rodeo

Weather doesn’t defeat purpose of fishing rodeo

Rain has rolled in and out of the area several times and the water in Santa Rosa Sound is a little rough, creating conditions that aren’t the most ideal for fishing. The sun, however, is just beginning to fight through and provides hope on this Saturday afternoon in June that the rest of the weekend […]

Former Navarre grad honored with bench dedication

Former Navarre grad honored with bench dedication

Rain fell hard Thursday morning but didn’t put a damper on a bench dedication for Keifer Huhman, a 2012 Navarre High graduate who passed away in 2016. The bench sits outside the Navy Junior ROTC Building. The family of Keifer unveiled it at a ceremony at the high school in front of family and friends. […]

Brahms soaring high in air, on field and in the classroom

Brahms soaring high in air, on field and in the classroom

Nick Brahms wakes up and is ready to attack the grind that is the life of a student-athlete. His first stop is the Auburn University Regional Airport. His preflight responsibilities are complete right around 7 a.m. and then Brahms is in the air for the next 60-90 minutes as part of his training within Auburn’s […]

Navarre baseball team opens summer on high note

Navarre baseball team opens summer on high note

Navarre won its first two games of the summer baseball season. The Raiders defeated Escambia Tuesday and knocked Gulf Breeze Wednesday. Against the rival Dolphins, Ethan Andre’s hit up the middle in the fifth inning allowed Tyler England to jog across for the game-winning run in Navarre’s 4-3 victory. The offense showed up early for Navarre against Gulf […]

Greene provided valuable leadership in his time with CERT

Greene provided valuable leadership in his time with CERT

Lou Greene has been the leader of CERT in Navarre for nearly a decade. He stepped down last month. It’s a bittersweet moment for Greene, who was part of the original Community Emergency Response Team in Navarre.   Read the full article in the June 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Family, giving back at heart of SERTOMA fishing rodeo

Family, giving back at heart of SERTOMA fishing rodeo

Fishing is certainly a focal point of the SERTOMA Family Fishing Rodeo, but it’s not the only one. It’s also about giving back to the community and about family as well. Both are at the heart of the event, which takes place Saturday and Sunday at South Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze.   Read the […]

Draft day dream comes true for Cronin

Draft day dream comes true for Cronin

Matt Cronin believed for a long time the day would come when he’d have an opportunity to be taken in the Major League Baseball Draft. Cronin’s belief turned into a reality early Tuesday afternoon. Washington selected the ace closer of the Arkansas Razorbacks and Navarre alum in the fourth round. The moment is historic. Picked […]

Closer look at Navarre’s Subway All-Star softball players

Closer look at Navarre’s Subway All-Star softball players

Editor’s Note: The 2019 Subway All-Star Softball Game is June 6 at the UWF Softball Complex on the campus of the University of West Florida. Game time is 6 p.m. The game features standout seniors from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. Kallie Anderson, Emily Cannington and Lakin Grindland have been selected to represent Navarre […]

Kranson bounces back from slow start

Kranson bounces back from slow start

April was a tough month for Pensacola Blue Wahoos catcher Mitchell Kranson. He ended up with more strikeouts (8) than hits (6) in the first month of the Southern League season. Yet, in a game known for being one of failure, the ninth-round pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2016 never let the slow start […]

Local pair excels in gymnastics regional

Local pair excels in gymnastics regional

Two local gymnasts spun the southeast region on its head last month, claiming all-around titles, an accomplishment unusual for Northwest Florida, which isn’t known for top-end gymnastics. Emi Goto and Hannah Gray compete with the Gulf Breeze Gymnastics team and took top honors in their respective skill levels at the USA Gymnastics Region 8 championships held in […]

Silver Alert remains valuable tool in locating vulnerable elders

Silver Alert remains valuable tool in locating vulnerable elders

Nearly 2,100 alerts have been issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement since the Florida Silver Alert program went into place in 2008. In that time, it has been directly responsible for the recovery of 219 people. Silver Alert has been critical in a state like Florida where more than 4.3 million people ages […]

R3 Program focuses on sustaining popularity of fishing

R3 Program focuses on sustaining popularity of fishing

Fishing is a big deal in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to make sure that angling continues to be a staple in the Sunshine State for years to come.   Read the full article in the May 30 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click […]

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 […]