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Soccer teams ranked in top eight in latest playoff poll

Soccer teams ranked in top eight in latest playoff poll

Navarre’s girls and boys soccer teams are ranked in the top eight in the latest FHSAA 6A-Region 1 playoff rankings. The girls are in fifth fifth with an RPI of 11.786 but aren’t far off from moving into the top four. Fleming Island is just ahead of Navarre with an RPI of 11.795. Creekside (15.666), […]

Losing Streak ends with big win over Milton

Losing Streak ends with big win over Milton

Abby Fogg calls a timeout with just over five minutes to play in the third quarter. Navarre has just seen its lead over Milton trimmed to 26-22 and Fogg wants to make sure her team doesn’t let another opportunity slip away. It’s already been a tough week for the Raiders. Navarre came into this showdown […]

Raiders rebound with win over Washington

Raiders rebound with win over Washington

Navarre’s boys basketball team notched its ninth win of the season Saturday, defeating Washington, 56-42 in Pensacola. It was the Raiders’ third game of the week, which included losses to Tate (74-55) and rival Gulf Breeze (73-62). Since Christmas Day, the Raiders have gone 4-3, and their season record at this point is 9-7. Nine games remain on the Raiders’ […]

Navarre adding lacrosse to spring sports slate

Navarre adding lacrosse to spring sports slate

Starting this spring, lacrosse will become a varsity sport for boys and girls at Navarre. Navarre would be the ninth school in the area with the sport, but just the second at the 2A level. Niceville is the other. Gulf Breeze, Pensacola, Pensacola Catholic, Washington, West Florida, Fort Walton Beach and Milton are the other […]

Pigskin Picks contest goes down to the wire

Pigskin Picks contest goes down to the wire

LSU and Clemson are playing for the national championship Monday night in New Orleans. Jayer Williamson and Irish Bill Hammel are as well. Williamson and Hammel are the last two standing in the battle for the Pigskin Picks crown, and the winner of the annual contest will be decided the same night a champion is […]

Raider football team focused on weight room in offseason

Raider football team focused on weight room in offseason

It wasn’t long before junior linebacker Bailey Huston was back in the weight room along with his teammates on the Navarre football team. Burned by the feeling of missing the playoffs, that disappointment has provided fuel to the fire of the Raiders’ motivation. It’s why they have hit the ground running in the offseason. “We […]

Rise to top didn’t happen overnight for Argos

Rise to top didn’t happen overnight for Argos

Practice on a field surrounded by trees. Scrimmages on campus and at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Workouts in the weight room. That was about the extent of what the University of West Florida football team did in its inaugural year. Former Navarre Raider Quentin Randolph and the fellow members of the original recruiting class weren’t sure […]

Raiders open new year with tough loss to Indians

Raiders open new year with tough loss to Indians

They had a game plan in place Friday, and it was straight to the point. Don’t let 6-foot-5 Kyla Abraham dominate the game. Navarre accomplished that mission against the 6-foot-5 standout, but the Raiders weren’t expecting the Indians to be so effective shooting the ball from the outside. The Indians only made three shots from […]

Titles by boys weightlifting, UWF headline sports year

Titles by boys weightlifting, UWF headline sports year

Members of Navarre’s boys weightlifting team awaited the results of the state championship meet inside Arnold High School on an April afternoon. The Raiders knew they were assured of second place. But the hope was to be first. And they were. By the slimmest of margins, a single point to be exact, Navarre edged 27-time […]

Randolph saves best for last in national title game

Randolph saves best for last in national title game

Quentin Randolph was in the locker room late Saturday night being his usual full-of-energy self, partying like only he can in the wake of a big win. Wearing a black cowboy hat that seemed to fit the senior University of West Florida wide receiver just right, Randolph savored the opportunity to sing along to the […]

Navarre falls in rivalry game to Gulf Breeze

Navarre falls in rivalry game to Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze smothered Navarre’s girls soccer team 3-0 last Thursday at Bennett C. Russell Stadium.  This is Navarre’s third consecutive loss, and it is now 7-4-1 on the year. Still, the Raiders are in the middle of a 19-day sabbatical between games, which is something positive for head coach Rob Simon.  “We’re about two losses worse than I wanted to be, but […]

Storybook ending for Argos

Storybook ending for Argos

Not even the best writer in Hollywood could have scripted this ending. Not one in which the University of West Florida concludes its fourth season in program history with the NCAA Division II national championship. Yet, here in Texas on a chilly Saturday afternoon in late December, the dream became reality. The Argonauts completed a […]

Argos looking to punctuate playoff run with D-II title

Argos looking to punctuate playoff run with D-II title

When Pete Shinnick began recruiting for the start-up University of West Florida football program five years ago, all the head coach had was a vision to sell to players. No Pen Air Field. No Darrell Gooden Center. And no history to talk about. Just a vision of the potential this program could achieve if the […]

Raider lifters staying focused during holiday season

Raider lifters staying focused during holiday season

Natalya Garza is in the weight room on a Monday morning in mid-December. Just a few days earlier, the senior helped the Raiders breeze through a tri-meet with Fort Walton Beach and Crestview. Navarre’s girls weightlifting team now has a month off before it returns to the grind as far as competition is concerned. But […]

Several new records set at Fortis Powerlifting Open

Several new records set at Fortis Powerlifting Open

One national and multiple state records fell Saturday at the Fortis Powerlifting Open in Mary Esther.  Athletes from Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi competed in the squat, bench press, and deadlift disciplines, and a small crowd watched several state-level records toppled in each. A few records were broken multiple times by the same people during the three-discipline powerlifting competition.   Roy Reynolds, 67 from Milton, smashed the previous age and weight division […]

Raiders enjoy opportunity to compete in all-star game

Raiders enjoy opportunity to compete in all-star game

Xayvion Thomas leaped up for the ball near midfield and came down with it, an interception in the books that generated new life for the East squad in the Subway All-Star Game Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium. The turnover led to a touchdown for the East, but in the end, it was the West […]

Raiders drop pair of games to Eagles and Aggies

Raiders drop pair of games to Eagles and Aggies

After a roaring start, Navarre’s boys basketball team dropped a pair of games last week, falling 44-40 to Niceville Tuesday before losing 77-62 to Tate. Navarre is now 4-2 overall and 0-1 in the district. Raider head coach Terry Posey continues to experiment with personnel. After a standout performance against Niceville, Posey inserted Tim Brewer […]

UWF benefits from Santa Rosa County connection

UWF benefits from Santa Rosa County connection

Quentin Randolph isn’t shy about reminding Anthony Johnson Jr. who had the upper hand when they were playing football at rival Santa Rosa County schools. Playing for Navarre, Randolph and the Raiders dominated Pace in 2014, winning 49-21. That was Randolph’s senior year. Johnson was a sophomore at the time for the Patriots. “Of course, […]

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