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Argos put on a show in spring game

Argos put on a show in spring game

Quentin Randolph played in the third spring game of his University of West Florida football career Saturday afternoon at Pen Air Field. But this one was different for the former standout from Navarre. “It’s the first one where I’ve been healthy the whole spring,” Randolph said. “I had a couple of catches and it nice […]

Raiders punctuate senior night with a victory

Raiders punctuate senior night with a victory

Austin Tebo couldn’t have asked for a better way for senior night to play out. He and fellow Navarre seniors Cade Taylor and Ryan Cocker went out winners with a 5-1 win over Crestview. “We played great and executed our plays and got the win,” Tebo said. The Raiders have won seven of their last […]

Whitley and Lightner win district championships

Whitley and Lightner win district championships

Carson Whitley and Nick Lightner are district champions. The two Navarre tennis players won titles last week in Gulf Breeze, nearly leading the Raiders to a runner-up finish. The titles are the first for the two in their high school careers. Lightner didn’t even start playing tennis until his sophomore year. Whitley has been playing […]

Raiders split series with Panthers

Raiders split series with Panthers

Navarre split a baseball series with Milton last week. The Raiders topped Milton 7-1 Thursday and fell 3-2 Friday to the two-time district champions. Navarre has won three of its last four games. It plays Crestview in a two-game district series starting Thursday. “We feel good about our chances,” Navarre head coach Jon Boddy said. […]

Five Navarre athletes sign letters of intent

Five Navarre athletes sign letters of intent

Five Navarre athletes signed national letters of intent Wednesday afternoon in the high school cafeteria. Matt Harshany is taking his basketball talents to Cornell where he will play NCAA Division I hoops. Volleyball player Caitlin Bethell will continue her career at Lincoln Memorial, an NCAA Division II school in Tennessee, and Emma Thomas is headed […]

Raiders go back-to-back as county champions

Raiders go back-to-back as county champions

Navarre’s track teams closed out the regular season as champions of Santa Rosa County. The boys and girls teams both won their second consecutive titles Friday afternoon at home. “It’s an awesome feeling to win the county meet,” Navarre head coach Tony Carter said. “I told the kids at the beginning of the year that […]

Remarkable Finish! Raiders take second at state

Remarkable Finish! Raiders take second at state

From one of the worst to nearly first. Navarre’s boys weightlifting team capped an historic season Saturday with sensational finish at the 2A state meet Saturday in Panama City, taking second with 14 points, half that total coming from Josh Carter, who won a state title in the 219-pound weight class. Spruce Creek won the […]

Sports editor publishes his greatest season

Sports editor publishes his greatest season

  Navarre Press reporter, sports editor and now published author Brian Lester, took the time to sit down with us to talk about his book just recently published. As he recounts the historic season for University of Findlay, Ohio’s men’s basketball team, the emotion is palpable. Read the full article in the Mar. 29 issue […]

Blue Wahoos receive warm welcome back to town

Blue Wahoos receive warm welcome back to town

Fans stood holding signs and taking photos as players from the Pensacola Blue Wahoos walked off the plane and into the terminal at Pensacola International Airport Sunday afternoon. The flight the team was aboard touched down in Northwest Florida just after 4 p.m. on Easter. The Blue Wahoos were flying in from spring training in […]

Raiders set program record for state qualifiers in weightlifting

Raiders set program record for state qualifiers in weightlifting

Eleven lifters will compete for Navarre in the boys state weightlifting meet Saturday in Panama City. That is a school record, beating the old mark by three. Jordan Jefferson, Josh Carter, Daniel Bost and Chris Williams all earned automatic bids to state for winning regional titles. Alex Najera, Cody Thompson, Noah Melendez, Evan Gourley, Omari […]

Taylor earns player of the week honor

Taylor earns player of the week honor

Callan Taylor has been named the Gulf South Conference Player of the Week for the first time in her University of West Florida softball career. The sophomore standout from Navarre earned the honor after dominating at the plate over the weekend in a series against Alabama Huntsville. Taylor finished the three-game series with six hits, […]

Argonauts spring back into football

Argonauts spring back into football

Spring football is underway for the University of West Florida football team. In some ways, you could say it’s spring ball part two. After all, the Argonauts got more than a month of extra practice time thanks to last season’s playoff run. “We got a ton of stuff done in that time and feel like […]

Raiders compete in all-star basketball games

Raiders compete in all-star basketball games

The high school careers of Navarre basketball standouts Matt Harshany, Andre Smith, Killian Casey and Arleigh East came to a close Friday night at the Subway All-Star Games at Pensacola State. All four represented the East squad at the event, which features seniors from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County schools. Read more about the […]

Raiders win first outright regional title in program history

Raiders win first outright regional title in program history

Navarre’s weightlifting team is the outright champion of the region for the first time in program history. The Raiders won the title Friday, tallying 70 points, and four lifters won their respective weight classes. Josh Carter, Chris Williams, Jordan Jefferson and Daniel Bost all punched tickets to state. There is a possibility a few other […]

Raider track teams have strong showing at Aggie Invite

Raider track teams have strong showing at Aggie Invite

Another meet is in the books for Navarre’s track teams. The boys placed third at the Aggie Invitational Saturday in Pensacola. The girls finished fifth. Three athletes won individual championships. Dante Wright and Abigail Pantlitz both prevailed in the 100. Xavier Allen won the 200. Read more about the Raider track teams and get full […]

Raider lifters back on top of the district

Raider lifters back on top of the district

Navarre is the boys weightlifting champion of the district for the the second time in program history. The Raiders won the title with 91 points Friday at Niceville. Six lifters won individual titles. “The guys have been relentless in the weight room with their effort. They are doing a great job,” strength and conditioning coach […]

Raiders win own invitational

Raiders win own invitational

Five lifters won their respective weight classes at the Navarre weightlifting invitational last Wednesday. The Raiders also won the team title, easily out-distancing runner-up Niceville. “We’ve had a good season so far,” Navarre head coach Jay Walls said. “Our kids have been working really hard.” The meet could be a sign of things to come. […]

Elenz loves being able to compete in weightlifting again

Elenz loves being able to compete in weightlifting again

Tim Elenz is still battling an eye disease, but it hasn’t kept him from competing on Navarre’s weightlifting team. As a senior, it means a lot, especially after he had to give up football last fall. “The best part is being back with my family. I missed the team more than weightlifting itself,” Elenz said. […]

Bentley resigns as Raider boys basketball coach

Bentley resigns as Raider boys basketball coach

Taf Bentley has resigned as the head boys basketball coach at Navarre High School, effective immediately. Principal Brian Noack confirmed the resignation via email Tuesday morning. Bentley is no longer teaching at either. Raider athletic director Scott Murphy didn’t know why Bentley turned in his resignation and said no time table has been set to […]

York back on track in basketball

York back on track in basketball

Jordyn York didn’t have the easiest start to her college basketball career at the University of Mobile. An injury sidelined her last season. But she’s back in business now and averaging a little over 5 points per game while knocking down 18 3-pointers. “I love contributing to the team and playing against tough competition,” York […]

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