Raiders win home opener in volleyball

Raiders win home opener in volleyball

The Navarre Raiders won their first volleyball match of the season Thursday, defeating West Florida Tech in four games at home. The Raiders and Jaguars traded the lead several times in the first game. “We wanted to stay close and not allow any big runs by the Jaguars,” Reece Carroll said. The Jags had a […]

Office of Financial Regulation going to bat for seniors

Office of Financial Regulation going to bat for seniors

Created nearly 20 years ago as a result of the Cabinet Reorganization Act of 2002, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation provides oversight for the state’s financial industry. Its goal is to protect residents of the state from a financial standpoint, and that includes senior citizens.   Read the full article in the Aug. 29 […]

Expert outlines path to building a strong town

Expert outlines path to building a strong town

Strong Towns founder Chuck Marohn was in Pensacola last week to present the city with the 2019 World’s Strongest Town award. He also took time to talk about what makes a place a strong town and how cities can strive to reach that status.   Read the full article in the Aug. 29 issue of […]

Raiders put away Patriots in shutout fashion

Raiders put away Patriots in shutout fashion

Business-like in the locker room Friday night, Navarre mildly celebrated its shutout win over Pace at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. There were a few cheers here and there in the wake of a 34-0 win. However, most of the excitement among the players seemed to stem from watching replays of Raider alum Dante Wright catching […]

Logan Bush of Milton now part of Argonauts thanks to Team IMPACT

Logan Bush of Milton now part of Argonauts thanks to Team IMPACT

Logan Bush was asked by one of the University of West Florida football players to show off his touchdown dance during a news conference Thursday afternoon. He obliged, getting out in front of the crowd on hand and moving up and down and side to side, waving his arms in the air, drawing cheers from […]

Top pick of Twins embraces high expectations

Top pick of Twins embraces high expectations

Drafted No. 1 by the Minnesota Twins in 2017, Royce Lewis went into the pro ranks with high hopes and a $6.7 million signing bonus in the bank. Yet, he will tell you the pressure on his shoulders to live up to the hype isn’t weighing him down. He embraces the journey of life in […]

Raiders have tough time with Panthers and Bulldogs

Raiders have tough time with Panthers and Bulldogs

Navarre’s volleyball team couldn’t power past a pair of district opponents last week. The Raiders lost in straight sets to Milton last Tuesday and again to Crestview on Thursday. Against the Bulldogs, the Raiders were up 11-8 in the first set but ended up giving away the lead late, eventually dropping the game 25-17. Crestview never […]

Preparation key for seniors ahead of major storms

Preparation key for seniors ahead of major storms

Major storms such as a hurricane or tropical storm impact people of all ages but can be particularly challenging for the elderly. Having somewhere to go to be safe and ensuring medications and medical supplies are on hand, as well as making sure an emergency plan is in place for any routine treatments, are all […]

New twist to Beach Bowl rivalry ends with familiar result

New twist to Beach Bowl rivalry ends with familiar result

It went down to the wire, which is what a rivalry game is supposed to do. Navarre and Gulf Breeze battled until the end Friday night in the Beach Bowl. But instead of playing in week 10, reclassification and district changes pushed Navarre and Gulf Breeze into a season-opening showdown. Yet, this new twist to […]

Raiders ready to kick off year with Beach Bowl

Raiders ready to kick off year with Beach Bowl

There will be no district title on the line and an automatic berth to the playoffs won’t be hanging in the balance Friday night when Navarre and Gulf Breeze square off in the Beach Bowl at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. A week 10 game the past four seasons, with the last three featuring a showdown […]

Raiders make big plays when it matters in win

Raiders make big plays when it matters in win

Marlon Courtney scrambled around in the pocket looking to turn nothing into something. With defenders closing in, he made a decision. Let the ball fly 35 yards and have all the faith in the world that someone wearing a Navarre uniform would catch it. Tyler England turned out to be that someone. In the end […]

Team chemistry, leadership to fuel Raiders’ success

Team chemistry, leadership to fuel Raiders’ success

Throughout the summer and now into the preseason practices, Navarre’s volleyball team has created a culture that seemingly has set the tone for success. Unified as a team, the Raiders are ready to take the next step forward and contend for the first district championship in program history. Navarre last finished as a runner-up in […]

Cross-country teams open season at Niceville Relays

Cross-country teams open season at Niceville Relays

Navarre’s cross-country teams finished their first meet of the new season Saturday at the Niceville Relays. The varsity squads fielded eight two-person teams – three for the girls and five for the boys – in a relay-style event at Northwest Florida State College. “It is ridiculously hot,” coach Katie Fein said. “I am very proud of these athletes. They have put in a lot of […]

Blue Wahoos set franchise record for home runs

Blue Wahoos set franchise record for home runs

Somewhere in the bay behind the stadium wall there are baseballs still floating around from the record-setting home run tear the Pensacola Blue Wahoos have been on this summer. They rewrote the record book Thursday night, crushing four in a 13-0 win over Chattanooga, pushing the season total to 111, five more than the 2018 […]

More to the Fountain of Youth than just water

More to the Fountain of Youth than just water

This is the latest in a series of articles on outdoor opportunities worth checking out both in Florida and, every so often, out of state. This story puts the spotlight on The Fountain of Youth, which I visited during my trip to St. Augustine. Along a main street in St. Augustine, complete with stores and a […]

Teammates remember Alonzo in a positive light in wake of tragedy

Teammates remember Alonzo in a positive light in wake of tragedy

Cool and friendly. A hard worker with a bright smile loved by so many. All the above describe Alex Alonzo. No one ever imagined the Navarre High student and former Raider football player would die by suicide.   Read the full article in the Aug. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Branham appointed to Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee

Branham appointed to Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee

Michelle Branham knows as much as anyone about Alzheimer’s and the devastating effects of one of the most prevalent diseases in the nation. She’s the vice president of public policy for the Alzheimer’s Association in the state of Florida, and earlier this month, Gov. Ron DeSantis named her to the state’s Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee. […]

NYSA players showcase skills on Raider Night

NYSA players showcase skills on Raider Night

The gridiron was packed with non-stop action Friday as Navarre Youth Sports Association football teams clashed on the field at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Five NYSA teams from 6-and-under up through the 14-and-under age divisions used Raider Night as preparation for the 2019 season. “It was a great night,” NYSA football commissioner Paul Villanova said. “It gives […]