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Raiders cap regular season with win on senior night

Raiders cap regular season with win on senior night

The Navarre Raiders volleyball team played the Eagles of Pine Forest at home last Thursday in their final match of the regular season. It was a night in which the seniors were honored. The seniors on the team are Ciara Cathey, Megan Haytack, Amber Morrow, Alex Rebber and Kelsey Sherman. Before the first game, the […]

Beach Bowl up next for the Raiders

Beach Bowl up next for the Raiders

As the thrill of victory soaked in late Friday night, the Navarre players celebrating a 49-12 District 2-6A win over Milton inside the fieldhouse, the enjoyment was expected to carry on into the weekend, though the focus was on a huge game on the horizon. Gulf Breeze is next for the state-ranked Raiders. As expected […]

Argos miss opportunities in loss to Wolves

Argos miss opportunities in loss to Wolves

Quentin Randolph jumped to make one those clutch catches he’s become known for during his breakout season at the University of West Florida. The former Navarre standout came down with the ball. He fell backwards and landed at the 16-yard line with under seven minutes left in the fourth quarter. The 36-yard catch brought the […]

Wright makes history in Raiders’ dominant district win

Wright makes history in Raiders’ dominant district win

Dante Wright made school history Friday night. The senior wide receiver became the first at Navarre to get to 2,000 receiving yards. Along the way he helped the Raiders dominate Milton 49-12 in a District 2-6A game at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. A class act and leader on and off the field, the Tulane commit […]

Raiders ready to move ahead after tough loss

Raiders ready to move ahead after tough loss

After suffering their first loss of the year, the Navarre Raiders now turn their attention to a District 2-6A showdown with Milton Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Raiders fell 37-27 to Escambia Friday night in a battle of state-ranked teams and are eager to bounce back as they continue their quest for […]

Navarre falls in showdown between state-ranked teams

Navarre falls in showdown between state-ranked teams

Some nights a team just has to learn from a loss and move on. Navarre’s football team found itself in that situation Friday night against Escambia. The Raiders fell 37-27 to the Gators in a showdown between state-ranked teams at Emmitt Smith Field in Pensacola. Navarre trailed 20-7 at halftime but closed the gap to […]

Navarre up to second in playoff poll

Navarre up to second in playoff poll

Navarre moved up one spot to second in the FHSAA 6A-Region 1 playoff power poll this week. The Raiders (6-0) have 43.17 points, second only to Pine Forest, which has 45.80 points and remains atop the poll, though Navarre edged the Eagles 26-25 two weeks ago at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Niceville is third with […]

Four-quarter effort fuels Navarre’s success

Four-quarter effort fuels Navarre’s success

Talent plays a big part in Navarre’s success. But nothing stands out more, perhaps, than the effort the Raiders put forth week in and week out. Six weeks into the 2018 campaign, Navarre has dodged two bullets, rallying twice for thrilling wins, including once in overtime, and shook off a tightly contested first half with […]

Navarre volleyball team pushes Wildcats to limit

Navarre volleyball team pushes Wildcats to limit

Navarre’s volleyball team traveled to Booker T. Washington last Tuesday to battle the Wildcats. Head coach Ryan Davenport started ball handler, Samantha MacFarland, for her passing skills. Amber Morrow and Veronica Ruiz substituted for each other in the back digging hard hit Wildcat shots. Davenport used a different set of jumpers in each game. In […]

MacFarland embraces role as Raiders’ setter

MacFarland embraces role as Raiders’ setter

Samantha MacFarland is having quite a season with Navarre’s volleyball team, establishing herself as one of the best setters in the area. And here’s the thing. She’s only a sophomore. Does that surprise her head coach? “Not at all,” Ryan Davenport said. “All through club season I saw her set and knew she had a […]

Raiders roll in district opener

Raiders roll in district opener

Another perfect September. Another road win. And, of course, a strong start to the quest for a District 2-6A championship. A back-and-forth battle in the first half, Navarre dominated Pace in the final two quarters to earn a 49-30 win on a humid Friday night. The fifth-ranked Raiders (6-0) took their first step towards their […]

Raiders kick off district play against Patriots

Raiders kick off district play against Patriots

Navarre is back on the road tonight. The Raiders head to Pace to take on the Patriots in the District 2-6A opener for both teams. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. The Raiders have won 16 consecutive games away from home in the regular season and 18 of 19 overall on the road. Navarre (5-0) enters the […]

School district increases security measures for sporting events

School district increases security measures for sporting events

Santa Rosa County School District has increased its security measures for sporting events. All bags are prohibited except for diaper bags, bags necessary for medical reasons and bags that are 12x6x12 or smaller. Bags that are permitted will be searched prior to entry. Other items not allowed into games are outside food or drinks, skateboards […]

Raiders third in first playoff poll

Raiders third in first playoff poll

Navarre is third in the first Florida High School Athletic Association playoff poll of the season. The Raiders check in with 42.80 points. Pine Forest, who the Raiders defeated 26-25 Friday night, are first in the poll with 45.25 points. Niceville is second with 43.40 points. Escambia (40.75), Gulf Breeze (38.40), St. Augustine (38.40), Crestview […]

Horton running well in first season of cross country

Horton running well in first season of cross country

Until this year, Navarre’s Matt Horton had never run cross-country. Making the decision to do it his senior turned out to be a good one. He reaffirmed that Saturday with his performance in the Gulf Coast Stampede at the Equestrian Center in Pensacola. Horton ran a 20:29.83, finishing 195th overall in a field that featured […]

Wild Finish! Raiders grind out win over Eagles

Wild Finish! Raiders grind out win over Eagles

With rain falling and hope fading in the final minute of a wild back-and-forth battle between Navarre and Pine Forest, Marlon Courtney let the ball fly and hoped for the best. “It was fourth down. I had guys in front of my face. No way was I running to the end zone. I just had […]

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