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Thomas invested in becoming best player possible

Thomas invested in becoming best player possible

Xayvion Thomas’ Twitter feed is filled with posts about the various college camps he’s been attending. They are seemingly nonstop for the past few weeks now. Invested in getting noticed by recruiters, he’s also putting forth the effort to mold himself into the best player he can be for the start of Navarre’s football season. […]

Vizcaya taking advantage of pro ball opportunity

Vizcaya taking advantage of pro ball opportunity

Anthony Vizcaya faced seemingly impossible odds of ever finding his way back to minor league baseball in the United States. Cut by Cleveland in 2015, he then bounced around the world playing the game he loves. The 25-year-old reliever from Venezuela made stops in his own country. He also spent time in Spain and with […]

Brahms soaring high in air, on field and in the classroom

Brahms soaring high in air, on field and in the classroom

Nick Brahms wakes up and is ready to attack the grind that is the life of a student-athlete. His first stop is the Auburn University Regional Airport. His preflight responsibilities are complete right around 7 a.m. and then Brahms is in the air for the next 60-90 minutes as part of his training within Auburn’s […]

Navarre baseball team opens summer on high note

Navarre baseball team opens summer on high note

Navarre won its first two games of the summer baseball season. The Raiders defeated Escambia Tuesday and knocked Gulf Breeze Wednesday. Against the rival Dolphins, Ethan Andre’s hit up the middle in the fifth inning allowed Tyler England to jog across for the game-winning run in Navarre’s 4-3 victory. The offense showed up early for Navarre against Gulf […]

Closer look at Navarre’s Subway All-Star softball players

Closer look at Navarre’s Subway All-Star softball players

Editor’s Note: The 2019 Subway All-Star Softball Game is June 6 at the UWF Softball Complex on the campus of the University of West Florida. Game time is 6 p.m. The game features standout seniors from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. Kallie Anderson, Emily Cannington and Lakin Grindland have been selected to represent Navarre […]

Kranson bounces back from slow start

Kranson bounces back from slow start

April was a tough month for Pensacola Blue Wahoos catcher Mitchell Kranson. He ended up with more strikeouts (8) than hits (6) in the first month of the Southern League season. Yet, in a game known for being one of failure, the ninth-round pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2016 never let the slow start […]

Local pair excels in gymnastics regional

Local pair excels in gymnastics regional

Two local gymnasts spun the southeast region on its head last month, claiming all-around titles, an accomplishment unusual for Northwest Florida, which isn’t known for top-end gymnastics. Emi Goto and Hannah Gray compete with the Gulf Breeze Gymnastics team and took top honors in their respective skill levels at the USA Gymnastics Region 8 championships held in […]

Moyer plays ball at Blue Wahoos Stadium

Moyer plays ball at Blue Wahoos Stadium

Octavien Moyer plays his college baseball in Tallahassee. He’s a junior at Florida A&M. Opportunities to play close to home have been nonexistent in his collegiate career. Until Saturday. On a sunny and almost unbearably hot weekend afternoon at Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola, Moyer and the Rattlers played Southern in an exhibition doubleheader. For […]

Davis fights through adversity to find success

Davis fights through adversity to find success

Jaylin Davis has faced more than his fair share of adversity during his pro baseball career. Drafted in the 24th round by the Minnesota Twins in 2015, Davis never had a chance to play that season after tearing the labrum in his right shoulder during his junior season at Appalachian State. The 24-year-old outfielder has […]

Closer look at Navarre’s all-star baseball game participants

Closer look at Navarre’s all-star baseball game participants

Editor’s Note: The 2019 Subway All-Star Baseball Game is June 6 at Jim Spooner Field on the campus of the University of West Florida. Game time is 6:30 p.m. The baseball game features standout seniors from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. Cameron Terrian, Eric Anderson and Kaleb Hellard have been selected to represent Navarre […]

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