Turtle Conservation Center expands efforts

Turtle Conservation Center expands efforts

The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC) hosts a Trash Bash each month, collecting debris found along the beach in order to protect sea turtles that nest on the beach as well as other forms of marine life. More than 1,100 pounds of trash was collected a year ago and a little more than […]

Bobbitt, Pettigrew thriving with Pensacola State Pirates

Bobbitt, Pettigrew thriving with Pensacola State Pirates

Jenna Bobbitt and Allison Pettigrew have been friends for a long time and were high school teammates on the Navarre softball team. That relationship has continued in college as the former Raiders now play softball at Pensacola State. “Jenna has been my best friend since sixth grade,” Pettigrew said before the start of practice Friday […]

Raiders finish second in district weightlifting meet

Raiders finish second in district weightlifting meet

Navarre’s boys weightlifting team turned in a strong performance at the district meet Monday afternoon at Pace. The Raiders racked up 44 points, placing second behind district champion Pace, which finished with 47 points to win the team title. Pine Forest (36) and Milton (12) rounded out the field. “I thought we performed the way […]

Navarre football players sign letters of intent

Navarre football players sign letters of intent

Three Navarre football players signed national letters of intent with NCAA Division III schools Friday. Matt Webb, John Hunnicutt will continue their careers at Huntingdon College while Dylan Main is headed to Birmingham Southern. Huntingdon is part of the USA South Athletic Conference and Birmingham-Southern is in the Southern Athletic Association. However, both schools play […]

Charter captains don’t rest during spring break

Charter captains don’t rest during spring break

Spring break doesn’t count as a break for Mike Baum of Emerald Ghost Charters. “I had about 10 trips in February, but it gets real crazy during spring break,” Baum said. “I have a trip booked for every day in March.” Tyler Manning of Flat Out Inshore Charters also sees a significant increase in business […]

Ramsey competes in high school all-star game

Ramsey competes in high school all-star game

When Julia Ramsey wasn’t playing in Friday night’s Subway High School All-Star game in Pensacola, the senior standout from Navarre was on the bench talking with her high school coach. Ramsey and her East teammates didn’t win the game, falling 79-63 to the West at Pensacola State’s Hartsell Arena, but Ramsey enjoyed the chance to […]

Bailey, Cunningham team up in all-star game

Bailey, Cunningham team up in all-star game

Jaunte Cunningham and Gabe Bailey were teammates on the Navarre Raiders boys basketball team during their high school careers. Friday night in Pensacola, the two senior standouts played together one last time, participating on the East squad in the Subway High School All-Star Game at Pensacola State’s Hartsell Arena. Cunningham (two points) and Bailey (seven […]

Possibility for bear hunting season in Florida

Possibility for bear hunting season in Florida

Online petitions are circulating in the hope of preventing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission from lifting the ban on hunting bears in the state. The ban has been in place since 1994 after certain species were put on an endangered list. The petitioners are asking that the FWC find non-lethal methods to reduce […]

Raiders make progress in season’s first track invite

Raiders make progress in season’s first track invite

As the Steven Garst Invitational wrapped up late Saturday night at Washington High School in Pensacola, the Navarre track coaches reflected on their teams’ performances in the first big meet of the year. The Raiders finished 10th in the girls meet and 11th on the boys side. Still, both boys head coach Pat Weeks and […]

Cronin rising to occasion for Raiders

Cronin rising to occasion for Raiders

When Matt Cronin started playing baseball, he wasn’t a pitcher. “Growing up, I was actually a centerfielder,” Cronin said. “People caught up and I wasn’t as fast compared to other players. It wasn’t until I was like 11 or 12 that I started pitching.” The position change has worked out for Cronin, who also plays […]

Navarre soccer players enjoy all-star experience

Navarre soccer players enjoy all-star experience

Malcom Valdes came off the field Thursday night wearing a smile and savoring the thrill of his experience in the Subway High School All-Star Game at Ashton Brosnaham Park in Pensacola. Valdes, a senior midfielder on the Navarre High School boys soccer team, made the most of his final high school game, scoring twice to […]

Navarre Beach to be featured in kayak fishing magazine

Navarre Beach to be featured in kayak fishing magazine

Ed Mashburn lived in Navarre more than 20 years ago. He loves the area and returns often to make trips for kayak fishing. Mashburn now lives in Alabama and is the editor of Southern Kayak Fishing Magazine. In July, he plans to feature Navarre Beach in the magazine’s summer issue. His focus for the story […]

New GM brings experience to Hidden Creek

New GM brings experience to Hidden Creek

Jim Morgan knows he has his work cut out for him as the new general manager of The Club at Hidden Creek Golf Course. The course has been struggling financially under the ownership of the Holley-Navarre Water System, which bought Hidden Creek in 2012, and Morgan is looking forward to turning things around. “I look […]

Morgan named general manager at Hidden Creek

Morgan named general manager at Hidden Creek

Jim Morgan has been hired as the new general manager of Hidden Creek Golf Course in Navarre. Morgan has a great deal of experience running a course. He built and ran former PGA golfer Greg Norman’s Shark’s Tooth Golf Club in Panama City. No start date for Morgan or salary details are available at this time from […]