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Tough night for the Argonauts in Gulf South Conference opener

Tough night for the Argonauts in Gulf South Conference opener

As bad as it looked early on for the University of West Florida football team Saturday night, the Argonauts never gave up in their Gulf South Conference opener against Valdosta State. And that was something UWF head coach Pete Shinnick was proud of in the wake of his team’s 30-19 loss to the Blazers in […]

Raiders survive crucial road test against Eagles

Raiders survive crucial road test against Eagles

Tested often Friday night, Navarre’s football team found a way to survive against Pine Forest in an intense non-district showdown at Lon Wise Stadium. The Raiders came up with a huge stop on fourth down in the final quarter before Sage Chambers ran five yards on a hard-nosed touchdown run with a little over two […]

Argos open Gulf South Conference play against Blazers

Argos open Gulf South Conference play against Blazers

Gulf South Conference play begins Saturday night for the University of West Florida football team. The Argonauts will welcome Valdosta State to town. The perennial power Blazers find themselves in an unusual spot with an 0-2 record. The Argos are 2-0. Valdosta hasn’t lost three consecutive games since 2013 when it lost to North Alabama, […]

Lighthouse forfeits game with Escambia because of scheduling conflict

Lighthouse forfeits game with Escambia because of scheduling conflict

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy’s football team has been hit with a fine by the Florida High School Athletic Association after having to forfeit a game against Escambia because of a scheduling conflict. It’s an unfair fine, according to Colin Hendrickson, the executive director of Lighthouse. And he plans to appeal the nearly $8,000 fine that […]

Raiders put road win streak on the line against Eagles

Raiders put road win streak on the line against Eagles

Navarre’s football team will put its impressive road win streak on the line Friday night when it takes on Pine Forest at 7 p.m. in Pensacola. The Raiders have won their last 13 road games and 24 of their last 25 games overall in the regular season. They are 3-0 after topping Choctaw 41-24 last […]

Raiders dominate swim meet against Panthers

Raiders dominate swim meet against Panthers

Fourteen swimmers won individual events and Navarre’s swim team swept the relays as well in a dual meet against Milton Wednesday afternoon at the YMCA in Navarre. Merete Conley and Olivia Sczesny were double winners, with Conley taking first in the 200 freestyle (2:25.09) and 500 free (6:26.56) while Sczesny was the top finisher in […]

Argonauts crush Hawks in home opener

Argonauts crush Hawks in home opener

Mike Beaudry three three touchdown passes, including two to Ka’Ron Ashley, and he ran for another as the University of West Florida football team crushed Chowan 51-23 in its home opener Saturday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Beaudry connected with Ashley twice in the first half, including a perfect 9-yard scoring strike to Ashley in […]

Big plays on defense propel Raiders to comeback win over Indians

Big plays on defense propel Raiders to comeback win over Indians

Two big plays in the second half turned the tide in Navarre’s favor in a showdown with Choctaw Friday night. The first swung the momentum. The second drove a dagger through the Indians’ victory hopes. Nolan Garrett and Alex Gilchrist each blocked a punt and Josh Carter scored off both to help the Raiders roll to a […]

Argos will finally play home opener

Argos will finally play home opener

The University of West Florida’s football team will play its first home game of the season Saturday night when it takes on Chowan in a 6 p.m. showdown at Blue Wahoos Stadium. The Argos had their home opener against nationally ranked Midwestern State wiped out last week because of the threat of Hurricane Irma and […]

Raiders get back to work on the football field

Raiders get back to work on the football field

Navarre’s football team returned to the practice field Tuesday in preparation for Friday night’s game against Choctaw. The seventh-ranked Raiders had last Friday’s game against Crestview wiped out due to the threat of Hurricane Irma. The Santa Rosa County School District cancelled school Friday and Monday and all but a handful of athletic events were […]

Navarre’s volleyball team has mixed results against Tigers and Aggies

Navarre’s volleyball team has mixed results against Tigers and Aggies

Navarre’s volleyball team traveled to Pensacola on Sep. 5 and won a closely contested match, 3 games to two over the Tigers. Two days later, they returned home and were overwhelmed by Tate, last year’s district runner-up, three games to none. Navarre 3, Pensacola 2 The Raiders made the first game look easy, winning 25-12. […]

Picture Perfect: Blue Wahoos punctuate season with first title in franchise history

Picture Perfect: Blue Wahoos punctuate season with first title in franchise history

On a picture-perfect fall-like afternoon, on a day splashed in sunshine, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos scripted a memorable ending to a remarkable season. They held off Jacksonville 5-4 in 12 innings in Game 3 of a Southern League divisional playoff series here at Blue Wahoos Stadium, and they did it in typical Blue Wahoos fashion. […]

Silence on the sports front

Silence on the sports front

Football fields, volleyball courts, swimming pools and cross country courses will be silent this weekend. Due to the threat of Hurricane Irma and the evacuations resulting from it, Governor Rick Scott ordered Thursday night that all public schools, state colleges, state universities and state offices to close Friday through Monday. Schools in Santa Rosa County […]

Impressive start to playoffs for Blue Wahoos

Impressive start to playoffs for Blue Wahoos

Deck McGuire was downright dominant, Josh VanMeter was clutch and Zack Weiss was money when it mattered as the Pensacola Blue Wahoos took down Jacksonville 2-0 in the opening game of their Southern League best-of-five playoff series Thursday night in Pensacola. McGuire struck out a career-best 13 batters in eight innings of work and allowed […]

Raiders gear up for road test against Bulldogs

Raiders gear up for road test against Bulldogs

A showdown is set for Friday night. Navarre and Crestview will square off at Jack Foster Stadium in a battle between two teams that made the postseason a year ago. It’s the first meeting between the two teams since 2014 when the Raiders rolled to a 21-0 win. The Raiders are 2-0 and ranked seventh […]

Raiders rise in latest AP football poll

Raiders rise in latest AP football poll

Navarre keeps climbing up the poll. The Raiders jump one spot to seventh in this week’s Associated Press 6A football poll. Navarre pushed its record to 2-0 this past Friday, knocking off Washington 27-12 in Pensacola. It was the 13th consecutive road win for the Raiders, who have also won 23 of their last 24 […]

Raider volleyball team rolls past Eagles in home opener

Raider volleyball team rolls past Eagles in home opener

Navarre’s volleyball team won its home opener with a three-game sweep of Pine Forest last Tuesday. After playing inconsistently against Milton and losing against Gulf Breeze the week before, the Raiders came ready to play against the Eagles. “There was a definite improvement in our play tonight,” Coach Michelle Lee said. “We were able to […]

Bilby has top finish for Raiders at Patriot Invitational

Bilby has top finish for Raiders at Patriot Invitational

Navarre’s cross country teams competed in the Patriot Invitational Saturday in Pace. The girls took seventh with 209 points and the boys placed ninth with 287. Niceville won the boys and girls races. Lauren Bilby had the top time for the Raider girls, taking 36th in a time of 24:17.39. Talley Yamaguchi finished 41st in […]

A look at how the state-ranked teams fared over the weekend

A look at how the state-ranked teams fared over the weekend

Eighth-ranked Navarre survived a tough road test Friday night with a 27-12 win over Washington in Pensacola. The Raiders trailed 6-3 at halftime but rallied in the second half to improve to 2-0 on the season. The Raiders have won 23 of their last 24 games in the regular season and have won 13 consecutive […]

Carter impressive in debut for Tar Heels.

Carter impressive in debut for Tar Heels.

Michael Carter made a statement in his college football debut for the North Carolina Tar Heels Saturday. The former Navarre star rushed for 94 yards and scored two touchdowns in 35-24 loss to California in Chapel Hill. Carter scored the Tar Heels’ first touchdown of the game, tying the score at 7-7 on a 2-yard […]

Raiders rally for big road win over Wildcats

Raiders rally for big road win over Wildcats

Navarre’s football team has developed a reputation for being road warriors. The eighth-ranked Raiders did nothing to tarnish it Friday night in Pensacola, winning their 13th consecutive road game with a 27-12 victory over Washington. The streak dates back to the beginning of the 2015 season and that success is one of the reasons the […]

Leggett turns in his best performance of the preseason

Leggett turns in his best performance of the preseason

Jordan Leggett saved his best performance of the preseason for last. After sitting out a weekend game against the New York Giants, the former Navarre standout caught two passes for 16 yards for the New York Jets in their 16-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night at MetLife Stadium. The rookie out of Clemson […]

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