Raiders have sights set on contending for district title

Raiders have sights set on contending for district title

Playing for the district championship the season before means the bar has been raised for the season ahead. Navarre’s boys soccer team finished as the runner-up, and the players understand that expectations are much higher this season. “We’ve set a precedent of what we should do. We’re expecting to go further,” senior team captain Mason […]

Smith playing pivotal role on offensive line at Ave Maria

Smith playing pivotal role on offensive line at Ave Maria

Entering his senior year at Navarre, LaMarcus Smith didn’t know if he would even play football after high school. “I was undersized and not really getting any looks,” Smith said. “I didn’t think I had a chance to play college football.” Two years later, the sophomore offensive lineman is in his second season at Ave […]

Fort Pickens a stopover on 5,000-mile kayak trip

Fort Pickens a stopover on 5,000-mile kayak trip

Steve Chard is late setting up his tent at the Fort Pickens campground on a Sunday evening. After arriving in Florida by kayak earlier in the day, he got caught up in watching the Blue Angels fly. Read the full article in the Nov. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. […]

Robots have place in future of caregiving

Robots have place in future of caregiving

Caregiving in the 21st century is going to look decidedly different than it did in the last one. Robots won’t replace humans, but the idea of having socially assistive robots in nursing homes and assisted living facilities could take pressure off a caregiver shortage that is expected to hit 450,000 by the year 2025. Read […]

It’s playoff time! Raiders open against Patriots

It’s playoff time! Raiders open against Patriots

Navarre’s quest for the first state football championship in program history begins Friday night with a first-round home game against Pace. The Raiders kickoff the Region 1-6A playoffs against the Patriots at 7:30 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. If Navarre advances, it would play either Escambia or St. Augustine next Friday. “We have an […]

Gulf Power steps up in wake of storm devastation

Gulf Power steps up in wake of storm devastation

Sandy Sims said Hurricane Michael is the worst she’s seen in her 35 years with Gulf Power. She rode out the storm at work in Panama City and remembers walking outside afterward and surveying the damage. Read the full article in the Nov. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Raiders click on all cylinders in win over Eagles

Raiders click on all cylinders in win over Eagles

Defeating Niceville on the road is special. The Navarre Raiders did it in convincing fashion Friday night, hammering the Eagles 38-13 on a cold November evening at Eagle Stadium. Navarre ends the regular season at 9-1 and is poised to earn  the right to host the first three rounds of the Region 1-6A playoffs as […]

Raiders are new No. 1 team in playoff power poll

Raiders are new No. 1 team in playoff power poll

Navarre is the new No. 1 team in the Region 1-6A playoff power poll. The Raiders (9-1) have 41.44 points. They jumped into the top spot after rolling past Gulf Breeze in the Beach Bowl Friday to clinch their sixth district championship in program history. Already assured of a top four seed, they close out […]

Concessioner jumping ship on ferry service

Concessioner jumping ship on ferry service

Gulf Coast Maritime Services announced Tuesday it will no longer serve as the concessioner for the Pensacola Bay Cruises after 2018. Gulf Islands National Seashore stated in a release it’s disappointed by the decision and is committed to finding a concessioner to operate the service in 2019. Delayed by more than a year, ferry service […]

Losquadro brothers bring sibling rivalry to the pool

Losquadro brothers bring sibling rivalry to the pool

Jake and Luke Losquadro are brothers. They are also fierce competitors. As members of Navarre’s swim team, the two competed against each other in the 50-meter freestyle in Friday’s District 1-3A meet at the University of West Florida. Jake was in lane six, Luke swam in lane eight. Jake prevailed. But not by much. Jake […]

Argos aim to sustain success

Argos aim to sustain success

The University of West Florida is no longer college basketball’s best-kept secret.  Its historic run of success a year ago changed that in a hurry. Spending most of the year ranked in the top 25, soaring as high as No. 9 in NCAA Division II, the Argonauts won a program-record 28 games and lost just […]

Top seed in region potentially on line for Navarre Friday

Top seed in region potentially on line for Navarre Friday

Before Navarre begins its quest for a state championship, the Raiders must first focus on their regular-season finale against Niceville. The Raiders (8-1) and Eagles (7-2) square off Friday night in Niceville at 7 p.m. Both teams are postseason bound and the No. 1 seed in the regional playoffs is potentially on the line for […]

Open water swimming both enjoyable and challenging

Open water swimming both enjoyable and challenging

Just keep swimming. That’s what Melanie Sellers tells herself when she does an open water swim. “The goal is to finish,” Sellers said. Read the full article in the Oct. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre Press for 30 days free. […]

Treks raise awareness and funds in battle to end Alzheimer’s disease

Treks raise awareness and funds in battle to end Alzheimer’s  disease

Amy Woodland is the Walk to End Alzheimer’s manager in the Panhandle, and when she thinks about this event, the largest in the world to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, she considers it a celebration. She calls it that because it brings so many together for a common cause, particularly […]

Celebration time! Raiders win the Beach Bowl

Celebration time! Raiders win the Beach Bowl

Teammates tried to distract Chris Williams during a post game interview. Williams smiled and even a laughed a little. But he  never lost his focus. The same can be said about the Navarre Raiders in their 40-12 dismantling of Gulf Breeze  in the Beach Bowl Friday night. The Raiders dominated all three phases of the […]

Navarre, Gulf Breeze set to square off in rivalry game

Navarre, Gulf Breeze set to square off in rivalry game

Bring on the Beach Bowl. Navarre and Gulf Breeze play their rivalry game tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. A lot is on the line. There’s the District 2-6A championship and automatic berth to the playoffs. There’s also bragging rights and a Beach Bowl trophy. This is 11th time the Raiders and […]

First-time fundraiser for Raider swim team a success

First-time fundraiser for Raider swim team a success

With the wind blowing, the waves a little choppy, but the sun shining bright on a chilly Sunday morning in mid-October, Navarre High’s first open water swim fundraiser went off without a hitch. A total of 42 participated in the event in the Navarre Sound behind Juana’s, with some swimmers doing the entire mile-long course […]

Cross-country teams continue to make strides

Cross-country teams continue to make strides

Navarre’s cross-country teams finished eighth at the EscaRosa Championship Meet Thursday at the Equestrian Center in Pensacola. The boys saw all seven of their runners finish in under 22 minutes. The girls, meanwhile, continued to make strides as well. “Everyone was under 22 today, which I was really happy about,” boys head coach Sean Tomey […]

Curtain lowers on Navarre’s volleyball season

Curtain lowers on Navarre’s volleyball season

Navarre’s volleyball season came to an end Tuesday night. The Raiders were overwhelmed by powerhouse Niceville in a District 1-8A semifinal match. They lost in three games, falling 25-8, 25-18 and 25-12, and finish the year with an 8-18 record. First-year head coach Ryan Davenport gathered his team together after the match had ended, the […]

Turnovers doom Argos in Coastal Classic

Turnovers doom Argos in Coastal Classic

With a minute left, a glimmer of hope existed for the University of West Florida football team.  Down two, the Argonauts recovered an onside kick at their own 45-yard line. On the first play of the ensuing drive, Armani Peoples sacked Sam Vaughn, forcing a fumble. That was the dagger on a tough night for […]

Raiders cap regular season with win on senior night

Raiders cap regular season with win on senior night

The Navarre Raiders volleyball team played the Eagles of Pine Forest at home last Thursday in their final match of the regular season. It was a night in which the seniors were honored. The seniors on the team are Ciara Cathey, Megan Haytack, Amber Morrow, Alex Rebber and Kelsey Sherman. Before the first game, the […]

Beach Bowl up next for the Raiders

Beach Bowl up next for the Raiders

As the thrill of victory soaked in late Friday night, the Navarre players celebrating a 49-12 District 2-6A win over Milton inside the fieldhouse, the enjoyment was expected to carry on into the weekend, though the focus was on a huge game on the horizon. Gulf Breeze is next for the state-ranked Raiders. As expected […]

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