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Raiders open soccer season with two wins

Raiders open soccer season with two wins

Navarre’s boys soccer team made quite a statement in its opening week of the season. The Raiders won a pair of games and saw their third opportunity for a win washed by rain Saturday. Navarre opened the week Wednesday with a 7-2 win over Escambia. The Raiders dominated from start to finish and were led […]

Navarre’s weightlifting team picks up another win

Navarre’s weightlifting team picks up another win

Archbishop McCarthy and the Navarre Raiders demonstrated what sportsmanship is all about as they surrounded the last two lifters. As Natalya Garza and Alexis Prather each attempted their last lift, the other lifters screamed encouragement. When each successfully completed their lift, everyone in the weight room congratulated them. It did not matter which team the […]

Navarre’s girls soccer team continues to roll

Navarre’s girls soccer team continues to roll

Navarre’s girls soccer team has yet to give up a goal this season The Raiders blanked three teams last week, rolling over Escambia 10-0, topping Washington 4-0 and cruising past Pace 5-0. Their game against Crestview Saturday was postponed because of rain. Navarre is 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the district. The Raiders traveled to […]

Extra work pays off for Navarre’s girls basketball team

Extra work pays off for Navarre’s girls basketball team

During halftime of the junior varsity girls basketball game last Monday night, Navarre’s varsity team took the floor for a shooting drill. “We wanted to get a couple of extra shots in,” head coach Abby Fogg said. “The warmups before our game go so quick, so we saw it as a good time to get […]

Football all-star team features nine Raiders

Football all-star team features nine Raiders

Navarre’s football team had a successful season. That has led to nearly a dozen Raiders earning a spot on the East squad at the Subway All-Star Game. Dante Wright, Josh Carter, Quinn Caballero, Alex Gilchrist, Matthew Downey, Kevin Taich, Bryson Garner, Mitchell Hunt and Jordan Jefferson are representing the Raiders on the team. Scheduled for […]

Navarre’s girls soccer team keeps shutout streak intact

Navarre’s girls soccer team keeps shutout streak intact

In the three games the Raiders have played this season, they are not only undefeated but have not been scored upon. This week, the Raider girls soccer team beat Catholic 8-0 in an away contest and defeated Milton 3-0 at home. Navarre is now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the district. Raiders 8, Catholic 0 […]

Raiders off to perfect start to season

Raiders off to perfect start to season

This wasn’t a pretty win, a polished display of offense and defense, but that’s just fine in this instance for the Navarre Raiders’ girls basketball team. Winning a game that at times was rugged worked just fine last Tuesday afternoon against Escambia. The Raiders put forth their usual effort that has come to be expected […]

Morrow, Haytack enjoy all-star opportunity at home

Morrow, Haytack enjoy all-star opportunity at home

Amber Morrow and Megan Haytack had an opportunity to represent Navarre in the Subway All-Star Volleyball Game Tuesday night. That in itself is a big deal. The deal was made even bigger by the fact that they were able to play in their home gym. Normally played at the University of West Florida Fieldhouse, a […]

Seniors played key role in Raiders’ success

Seniors played key role in Raiders’ success

Friday marked the end of the road for the seniors on Navarre’s football team. The Raiders lost 49-27 to Crestview in the Region 1-6A regional championship game at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Nearly 30 seniors played their final game that night. Navarre head coach Jay Walls talked a little about what that group has meant […]

Navarre’s hoops team has new coach, new hope

Navarre’s hoops team has new coach, new hope

David Melega will be the first to tell you there is a different feeling surrounding this year’s edition of Navarre’s boys basketball team. Under the direction of a new coach in Terry Posey, the Raiders also have a new sense of hope and optimism as they head into the new season this week. “It’s been […]

Season comes to painful close for Navarre

Season comes to painful close for Navarre

Losing a playoff game hurts. Tears and long embraces among the Navarre Raiders followed a 49-27 loss to Crestview in the Region 1-6A championship game on a chilly and wet Friday evening at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Despite the loss, the Raiders (11-2) are holding their heads high. “It’s tough to lose a playoff game your […]

Navarre battles Crestview for regional championship

Navarre battles Crestview for regional championship

A trip to the state final four is on the line tonight when Navarre takes on Crestview in the Region 1-6A Regional championship game at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. The Raiders (11-1) and Bulldogs (9-2) are meeting for the second time this year. Navarre won the regular-season showdown in September […]

Navarre’s girls soccer beats Tate in opener

Navarre’s girls soccer beats Tate in opener

The Navarre Raiders traveled to Tate last Thursday for the first game of the girls soccer season. The Aggies have a good program and are one of the more talented team in Escambia County. On paper, the match looked like a good test for the young Raider team. However, the Raiders looked as if they […]

Navarre dominates Choctaw in weightlifting meet

Navarre dominates Choctaw in weightlifting meet

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team competed against Choctaw for its third meet of the season and won the match by a 69-20 score. The Raiders won first place finishes in 9 out of 10 weight division. In the 101-pound weight division, Klara Latouche placed first with a bench press of 95 pounds and a 100-pound clean […]

Raiders ready for rematch with Bulldogs

Raiders ready for rematch with Bulldogs

A chip is on the shoulder of Navarre, a chip built from the talk on the Crestview side of how the Raiders were lucky to beat the Bulldogs in September. Down 28 points at halftime, Navarre defied the odds and dominated the second half in a thrilling 41-35 overtime win. Senior defensive lineman Mitchell Hunt […]

Navarre looking for payback against Gators

Navarre looking for payback against Gators

Navarre is seeking payback and a trip to the Region 1-6A final tonight when it takes on Escambia in a 7:30 p.m. showdown at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The top-seeded Raiders (10-1) lost 37-27 to the fifth-seeded Gators (9-2) back in October. They fell behind 20-0 in the opening quarter and could not recover despite […]

Three Raiders sign letters of intent

Three Raiders sign letters of intent

Three Navarre athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday afternoon. Soccer players Jennifer Seward (Samford) and Anakah Madril (University of Mobile) and softball player Kallie Anderson (Pensacola State) all look forward to playing at the next level. Seward and Madril have played key roles on the girls soccer team at Navarre. Seward has tallied 46 goals […]

Randolph grew into leadership role during 2018 season

Randolph grew into leadership role during 2018 season

His numbers on the stat sheet have been impressive. But then, Quentin Randolph always knew he could be a go-to receiver for the University of West Florida Argonauts. Yet, as much as the stats stand out for the Navarre alum, it’s what doesn’t show up in the box score that highlights where Randolph has made […]

Turnovers key in playoff win for Raiders

Turnovers key in playoff win for Raiders

Navarre forced five turnovers in Friday night’s 38-6 win over Pace in the Region 1-6A playoff opener at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The top-seeded Raiders nearly forced a couple of other turnovers that could have led to more points on a night that proved to be one of Navarre’s most impressive defensive efforts. And while […]

Wright steps up as Raiders roll in playoff opener

Wright steps up as Raiders roll in playoff opener

Dante Wright is one of the best receivers in the area. He’s not bad at catching passes from the opposing quarterback either. The versatile senior athlete came up with three interceptions Friday night, returning one for a touchdown, helping Navarre make a statement in its Region 1-6A playoff opener against Pace behind an impressive defensive […]

Navarre rolls into postseason play

Navarre rolls into postseason play

Navarre’s quest for a 6A state championship begins tonight. The Raiders open the postseason against Pace at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. The winner plays Escambia or St. Augustine next Friday night. Navarre is making its seventh consecutive trip to the playoffs and enters it at 9-1 and as the No. 1 […]

Raiders have sights set on contending for district title

Raiders have sights set on contending for district title

Playing for the district championship the season before means the bar has been raised for the season ahead. Navarre’s boys soccer team finished as the runner-up, and the players understand that expectations are much higher this season. “We’ve set a precedent of what we should do. We’re expecting to go further,” senior team captain Mason […]

Smith playing pivotal role on offensive line at Ave Maria

Smith playing pivotal role on offensive line at Ave Maria

Entering his senior year at Navarre, LaMarcus Smith didn’t know if he would even play football after high school. “I was undersized and not really getting any looks,” Smith said. “I didn’t think I had a chance to play college football.” Two years later, the sophomore offensive lineman is in his second season at Ave […]

It’s playoff time! Raiders open against Patriots

It’s playoff time! Raiders open against Patriots

Navarre’s quest for the first state football championship in program history begins Friday night with a first-round home game against Pace. The Raiders kickoff the Region 1-6A playoffs against the Patriots at 7:30 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. If Navarre advances, it would play either Escambia or St. Augustine next Friday. “We have an […]

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