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 […]

Navarre Navy JROTC making a difference one hour at a time

Navarre Navy JROTC making a difference one hour at a time

In a typical year, Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC program puts in 10,000 hours of community service. That doesn’t even count work such as handling color guard duties at a football game or working the concessions at a basketball game. “It gives me faith in our future to see the kids’ willingness to give back to […]

Baseball secondary to the Blue Wahoos experience

Baseball secondary to the Blue Wahoos experience

Quint Studer is in his downtown office on a fall afternoon talking about the Double-A baseball franchise he owns. This isn’t a conversation about the Pensacola Blue Wahoos revolving entirely around the great players who have come through here in the first seven years of the team’s existence. Read the full article in the Jan. […]

Raiders begin to look ahead to 2019 season

Raiders begin to look ahead to 2019 season

It’s quiet inside the football fieldhouse on a December afternoon, the 2018 season in the rearview mirror, the building optimism for the 2019 season ahead noticeable. Navarre head coach Jay Walls is in his office and reflecting on another successful campaign, his Raiders finishing 11-2 and reaching the regional championship game for the second time […]

Dwayne Carter a role model for younger athletes

Dwayne Carter a role model for younger athletes

When Jordan Williams landed a walk-on opportunity at Troy, he gave credit to Dwayne Carter. The night Quentin Randolph had his breakout game for the University of West Florida football team in its opener against Carson-Newman, he made sure to mention Carter in his post-game press conference. “When I read about what those guys said, […]

Navarre JROTC takes pride in being at best for inspections

Navarre JROTC takes pride in being at best for inspections

Lined up on the football field at Bennett C. Russell Stadium on a mild Wednesday morning, the Navarre Navy Junior ROTC cadets took part in a unit inspection. Cadets were asked questions that tested their military knowledge. Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

FWC proposes 2019 recreational red snapper season

FWC proposes 2019 recreational red snapper season

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has proposed a 32-day season that would begin June 11 and end July 12 in federal and state waters. That stretch is eight days longer than what was proposed for 2018, but, if approved, would be eight days shorter than the 40-day season that was ultimately approved for the […]

Wright signs with Rams

Wright signs with Rams

Dante Wright is taking his talents to Colorado State. Arguably the best all-around athlete in program history, Navarre’s senior standout chose the Rams because it’s the best fit for him as a receiver. He signed Wednesday, the first day of the early-signing period. Originally committed to Tulane, Wright reopened his recruitment earlier this month and […]

Navarre makes a statement in win over Washington

Navarre makes a statement in win over Washington

A cell phone rang during the middle of a first-half water break for Navarre during its boys soccer showdown against Washington Wednesday night in Pensacola. It was head coach Abdalla Elbaioumy. Suspended for three weeks after his ejection for arguing a questionable call in the Raiders’ shutout loss to Pensacola Catholic two nights earlier, Elbaioumy […]

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