Young athletes enjoy soccer camp

Young athletes enjoy soccer camp

Campers arrived at the NYSA complex on June 4 to begin a fun-filled week of soccer. “We have about 80 campers this year,” coach Rob Simon said. “We attempt to encourage and foster the camper’s love of soccer. Read the full article in the June 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Turtle Center celebrates a big supporter

Turtle Center celebrates a big supporter

When Zoey Hodges, 7, studied sea turtles in class this year at St Luke’s Episcopal School in Baton Rouge, it made a big impression on the second grader. “She came home with lots of questions,” mom, Kathryn Hodges, said. “Most of all, she wanted to know what she could do to help them survive.” Zoey […]

Popularity of soccer camp continues to grow

Popularity of soccer camp continues to grow

Attendance at this summer’s Navarre girls soccer camp has exploded. “This is one of our largest turnouts for the camp since it was started several years ago,” Navarre head coach Rob Simon said. “We had 50 campers that pre-registered and another 25 that registered on the first day.” The campers were split into five age […]

Navarre Beach lifeguards return for another season

Navarre Beach lifeguards return for another season

Memorial Day is fast approaching and the Navarre Beach lifeguards will be ready for the summer onslaught of beach visitors. “We currently have 12 guards working and are expecting to hire another three,” lead guard Aaron Wible said. “That is a couple more than we had on staff last year. Read the full article in […]

25-year dream becomes a reality for Navarre resident

25-year dream becomes a reality for Navarre resident

Navarre resident Eva Hale first visited Navarre from her native country of Sweden in 1988. “I had a niece and her family living here,” Hale said. “My brother and other members of my family had previously visited and I decided to see it for myself. I was hooked almost immediately. The people were friendly and […]

Trivia Trek exercises brain and body

Trivia Trek exercises brain and body

The first Sunday in January, the Gulf Breeze Community Center rolled out Trivia Trek, a fun way to exercise and test your knowledge. The center is located at 800 Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze. The concept was developed locally by Cissi Milford of 3SIXTY Studio in partnership with the City of Gulf Breeze. “Trivia Trek […]

Navarre Beach lifeguards, there to keep you safe

Navarre Beach lifeguards, there to keep you safe

According to lead guard Charles Marek, the 2016 beach renourishment has had a significant impact to this year’s beach visitors. “We have had many more people on the beach this year,” Marek said. “They have heard about the renourishment and want to see for themselves.” This is Marek’s fourth year as a lifeguard. During the […]

5th Annual Raider Games are big success

5th Annual Raider Games are big success

After being postponed several times because of rain, the Raider Games went off without a hitch on Wednesday, May 18. “The main reason we hold these games is so the kids have fun,” coordinator Jessica Howie said. Judging from the smiles on the athletes’ faces, the event was an overwhelming success. “This event was originally […]

Lifeguards return for the season

Lifeguards return for the season

March marks the return of the spring breakers along with the only thing that keeps them from hurting themselves: Navarre Beach Lifeguards. “We have hired eight guards this season and expect to hire another six,” Sonja Lusk of the Navarre Beach Water Department said. “The guards will be on duty seven days a week from […]

Lifeguarding on Navarre Beach: ‘Best job ever’

Lifeguarding on Navarre Beach: ‘Best job ever’

With tourists visiting Navarre Beach in record numbers, lifeguards have experienced quite a busy season. Much has changed for this year’s contingent. Missing are former lead guards Jessie Ton and Greg Matechik, who together had about 15 years of experience. In addition, guards are also using ATVs in an effort to provide protection for areas […]

Weightlifting team brings home state championship

Weightlifting team brings home state championship

For the second time in three years, the Navarre High School girls weightlifting team is a state champion. Two years ago, when the Raiders won their first state title, it was by a one-point margin. This year, the Raiders left nothing to chance, scoring 39 points, 16 points more than state runner-up Port Charlotte, which […]

Raiders win region, on to the Final Four

Raiders win region, on to the Final Four

Navarre 3, Creekside 1  The district champion Navarre High School girls soccer team has a new title to add to its name: region champion. Last week, the Raiders won their first district championship. On Jan 30, they beat the state’s No. 1 ranked Creekside Knights. Until this year, the Raiders had won only two opening-round […]

Raider lifters win over Pine Forest 67-21

Raider lifters win over Pine Forest 67-21

Two days after dominating the Choctaw Invitational Tournament, the Raiders were still scoring personal bests as they beat Pine Forest 67-21 at home on Dec 10. The Raiders won nine of 10 first places and seven of 10 second places. The Diel sisters continued to dominate the 110-pound weight division. Savannah won the event with […]

Raider golfer Ailsa Clark already working on next season

Raider golfer Ailsa Clark already working on next season

Ailsa Clark, the Lady Raiders’ top golfer, isn’t slowing down just because the season is over. The high school junior won the Pensacola City Junior Championship Girls Open Division at Osceola Golf Course last weekend. As a Raider, Clark averaged 38.5 strokes per nine-hole during the season and won four of seven matches. In the […]

Raider lifters crush competition at Choctaw Invitational

Raider lifters crush competition at Choctaw Invitational

The Raider lifters won the team championship at the Choctaw Invitational Tournament on Dec. 8 by an overwhelming margin. The Raiders captured 93 points. Their nearest competitors in the 12-team event were Pine Forest with 37 points and Niceville with 25. The Raiders also broke several meet records in their first real test this season. […]