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Navarre battles through tough moments to win state cheer championship

Navarre battles through tough moments to win state cheer championship

Tears. Frustration. And ultimately joy. Those words tell the story of Navarre’s competitive coed cheer team on its journey to the first state championship in program history. Read the full article in the Feb. 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a digital subscription to […]

Navarre has no answer for Indians on senior night

Navarre has no answer for Indians on senior night

Navarre basketball head coach Terry Posey was in his office late Friday night talking with the media about his team’s latest game. It was a tough one. Arguably the toughest defeat of the year. Navarre had no answer for Choctaw, specifically, TCU signee Diante Smith, in a 92-51 loss to the Indians at home. Smith […]

Signing day serves as finish line to a long journey

Signing day serves as finish line to a long journey

Signing day takes a weight off the shoulders of athletes. It marks the moment in which all the work that went into the recruiting process pays off. Six Navarre Raiders signed national letters of intent last Wednesday. A seventh player, Mitchell Hunt, ended up signing with the NCAA Division II Harding. Three Division I football […]

Raiders finish seventh at state weightlifting meet

Raiders finish seventh at state weightlifting meet

Navarre’s streak of consecutive state championships ended Friday in Panama City Beach with a seventh-place finish at the state meet. The Raider girls weightlifting team came into the meet looking for its fifth consecutive title and sixth in seven years. “We knew it was going to a difficult task to hold on to the team […]

Raiders win first state title in program history

Raiders win first state title in program history

Anna Bagley hoped for a top three finish in the FHSAA Competitive Cheerleading State Championship meet. Her Navarre Raiders exceeded expectations, winning the program’s first 2A title Friday at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Read the full article in the Feb. 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or […]

Senior night ends with a win for the Raiders

Senior night ends with a win for the Raiders

Losing wasn’t an option. Not on senior night. Not in the final game of a regular season that has seen this Navarre girls basketball team make significant strides. “I did not want to lose,” senior Lauren Kane said. “It was looking rough, but we got it.” The Raiders trailed by 10 at one point in […]

Raiders finish as district runner-up

Raiders finish as district runner-up

Navarre Raiders head soccer coach Abdalla Elbaioumy lost his father-in-law last week. He passed away the day before a District 1-4A semifinal showdown against Washington. Elbaioumy was on his way to practice when he learned of the death. He could have turned around and gone home. Instead, he continued with his drive to practice that […]

Twins, Blue Wahoos share same vision

Twins, Blue Wahoos share same vision

Minnesota Twins General Manager Thad Levine said last Thursday the Pensacola Blue Wahoos are the perfect Double-A affiliate for the franchise. “Gone are the times where you are just looking for a nice city or a nice stadium. You want a partnership. You want to join forces with someone who has a similar vision to […]

A look at where Raider lifters rank going into state

A look at where Raider lifters rank going into state

Winning a state championship in weightlifting comes down to numbers. There are 20 weight divisions. Fifteen lifters are competing for Navarre’s girls weightlifting team, which has won the last four state championships. This is the most of any school at the state meet, which takes place Friday at Arnold in Panama City. The meet begins […]

District final decided by penalty kicks

District final decided by penalty kicks

Navarre and Niceville once again met in the district finals, squaring off with the trophy on the line Thursday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. No one was surprised these two girls soccer teams were playing for the district title again. They have been playing in the championship round against each other for the past […]

District title on the line for the Raiders tonight

District title on the line for the Raiders tonight

Navarre rolled over Washington 5-1 Wednesday, punching a ticket to the District 1-4A championship game. The Raiders face Niceville tonight at 6 p.m. at Washington’s Sherman Robinson Stadium in Pensacola. In the win over the Wildcats, Jack Patching scored twice. Hayden Richard, Kenny Morillo and Kobe Banks added goals as well as the Raiders earned […]

Navarre advances to district soccer final

Navarre advances to district soccer final

Navarre’s girls soccer team is moving on to the District 1-4A championship game. The Raiders advanced with a 4-1 win over Milton Tuesday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Jennifer Seward and Hunter Wallace scored two goals apiece. Seward and Wallace also each tallied an assist. Skylar Woods and Hailey Bastian also dished out assists […]

Beach Bowl remains on Navarre’s football schedule

Beach Bowl remains on Navarre’s football schedule

Navarre and Gulf Breeze typically meet the second to last week of the football season. This fall, the Santa Rosa County rivals are set to battle in week one for the Beach Bowl Trophy. The Raiders have been moved up to 7A while the Dolphins are staying in the 6A classification. Both teams are in […]

Navarre narrowly misses on chance to knock off Aggies

Navarre narrowly misses on chance to knock off Aggies

For three quarters Friday night, Navarre had Tate on the ropes in a District 1-8A girls basketball showdown at home. Foul trouble and missed opportunities cost the Raiders a chance to seal the deal in a 51-48 loss. “It’s frustrating,” Navarre head coach Abby Fogg said. Navarre appeared to be in control going into the […]

Raiders continue to grind during tough season

Raiders continue to grind during tough season

Elijah Proby drove into the lane and trimmed the Lighthouse Private Christian Academy lead to two with less than a minute to play in the third quarter of last Monday’s game at home. It generated a sense of hope for a Navarre boys basketball team that has struggled to dodge defeat during a difficult season. […]

Stingrays playing at a high level this season

Stingrays playing at a high level this season

The Lighthouse Private Christian Academy Stingrays haven’t missed a beat from last season. In fact, the Stingrays may be even better than the team that, last season, won 34 games, a Panhandle Conference title and a National Association of Christian Athletes Group 5 championship. “I think we are more focused this year,” Lighthouse head coach […]

Raiders open district tourney play with win over Gators

Raiders open district tourney play with win over Gators

It was obvious from the start of the District 1-4A tournament opener which team was the top seed and which was the bottom seed. As soon as the opening whistle blew, the Raiders were in attack mode and rolled to an 8-0 win over Escambia Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Raiders had […]

Raiders ride unbeaten streak into district tourney

Raiders ride unbeaten streak into district tourney

Navarre wrapped up its regular season on a high note, riding a five-game unbeaten win streak into the District 1-4A tournament. The Raiders won four of their last five games and ended the season last Tuesday with a 0-0 tie against Pensacola Catholic. On Monday, Navarre crushed rival Gulf Breeze 5-0. Kobe Banks scored twice, […]

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 […]

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