Relay teams lead way at Optimist meet

Relay teams lead way at Optimist meet

Navarre’s swim team competed at the Optimist Dolphin Invitational at the University of West Florida Saturday.  A total of 16 teams competed and served as preparation for the district meet there later this month. “It’s a tremendous help because of all of the officials here,” Navarre head coach Mary Moorer said. “It makes the swimmers […]

McLeod excited about new opportunity at YMCA

McLeod excited about new opportunity at YMCA

Christine McLeod has been on her new job as the Wellness and Program Director at the YMCA in Navarre since Sept. 14 and is enjoying the opportunity in front of her. “I’m excited about the opportunity,” McLeod said. “I’m hoping to improve the programs and how efficiently they are run. I want to be someone […]

Navy Federal fueling Florida’s job growth

Navy Federal fueling Florida’s job growth

Cutler Dawson was in town Tuesday to check out the latest Navy Federal Credit Union branch. It opened in June in Gulf Breeze and is one of eight concept branches in the company. Dawson, the president and chief executive officer of Navy Federal, is pleased with what he has seen. “We’ve wanted a branch in […]

Argonauts take step forward in building program

Argonauts take step forward in building program

Building a football program from scratch is a long process, but University of West Florida football coach Pete Shinnick is pleased with how far his team has come in a short period of time. The Argonauts have been on the practice field since mid-August, putting in the time to be ready to roll in their […]

Take a Kid Fishing expected to reel in more young anglers

Take a Kid Fishing expected to reel in more young anglers

Stephanie Maddox said the planning for the 2015 Take A Kid Fishing event went into motion as soon as last year’s ended. “I was new to it last year and didn’t have much time to get ready for it,” said Maddox, the event organizer and a manager at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. “I saw […]

Raiders rally past Indians

Raiders rally past Indians

Brady Hammel wasn’t sure if he would get a shot a redemption or if Navarre would get its long-awaited revenge against Choctaw. The senior kicker missed an extra-point attempt early in the fourth quarter Friday night, leaving the Raiders trailing the Indians by a point, 14-13,  in a pivotal non-district showdown between state-ranked teams. With 1:29 to […]

Epstein off to strong start for Raiders

Epstein off to strong start for Raiders

Austin Epstein has placed high in his first three meets of the regular season, including winning two of the races he has competed in. But from a time standpoint, the junior Navarre cross country runner isn’t exactly where he hoped to be. “I consider it strange,” Epstein said. “I’m not really running better times than […]

Clark, Naker soar to success with Hawks

Clark, Naker soar to success with Hawks

It isn’t often high school teammates play together in college, but former Navarre soccer standouts Shelby Clark and Hayley Naker are on the same side at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala. What makes the story even more interesting is that both are impact players for the Hawks. Clark is a sophomore forward and the team’s […]

Navarre swimmers continue to improve

Navarre swimmers continue to improve

Navarre’s swim team competed against West Florida and Catholic Sept. 10 and two Raider swimmers finished first. Brandon Hahn won the 200 freestyle (2:12.60) and 500 free (6:02.25) while Carissa Spessard  placed first in the 100 free in a time of 1:05.87. Sessard also took third in the 50 free, finishing in a time of 29.60. […]

Special year ends for Blue Wahoos

Special year ends for Blue Wahoos

This special season for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos didn’t end the way they hoped it would; their dreams of a Southern League championship dashed by Biloxi in a best-of-five divisional series. The curtain was lowered on the season Saturday night in a 7-5 loss to the Shuckers in Game 3 at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. And […]

FWC continues efforts to conserve panther population

FWC continues efforts to conserve panther population

While there have been calls and e-mails to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission from the public about panther sightings in the Panhandle, Kip Frohlich of the FWC said there haven’t been any confirmed for quite some time. “We’ve gotten calls and -emails in the past, but it’s been many years since we’ve had one […]

Stapleton’s work ethic evident on and off the field

Stapleton’s work ethic evident on and off the field

Chris Stapleton has been anything but complacent despite the success he has enjoyed in his first two seasons at Florida Tech. Never mind that Stapleton was the co-defensive freshman of the year in the Gulf South Conference two years ago or that he dominated opposing offenses to the tune of a team-high 90 tackles last […]

Blue Wahoos go from worst to first

Blue Wahoos go from worst to first

Jesse Winker remembers the difficult nights of April, May and June, the nights where something was usually wrong instead of right for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. He also remembers his personal struggles when, too often, the balls he hit found the glove of a fielder rather than the green grass of the outfield. Baseball is […]