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Navarre stays focused despite change to schedule

Navarre stays focused despite change to schedule

Instead of traveling to Tallahassee for a football game, Navarre was on the practice field Friday morning. Its game against Leon ended up postponed until Monday night due to the threat of a tropical storm. The Raiders and Lions will play at 6 p.m. EST at Gene Cox Stadium. The Santa Rosa County School District […]

School-related activities are on as scheduled for now

School-related activities are on as scheduled for now

All activities for Santa Rosa County Schools are on as scheduled at the moment. That includes Navarre’s District 1-7A football game against Leon in Tallahassee Friday night. More information will be available later this afternoon. The Santa Rosa County School District is set to send out another update Friday morning. Joseph Harrell, the assistant superintendent […]

Seniors help spark turnaround for Raiders

Seniors help spark turnaround for Raiders

Over the last two seasons, Navarre’s volleyball team has won 16 matches. That’s more than double the win total of 2016 and 2017 combined (six). The seniors have played a pivotal role in that turnaround. They nearly pulled out another win last Tuesday night at home, pushing Gulf Breeze to five games in a thrilling […]

Navarre’s volleyball team drops final matches of regular season

Navarre’s volleyball team drops final matches of regular season

Navarre dropped two of its last three games of the regular season, culminating Thursday in a three-set sweep by Fort Walton Beach. This wasn’t the way coach Ryan Davenport saw the Raiders moving into the post-season. However, he’s openly optimistic with the way the team is playing now despite its 7-17 record. The Raiders beat Pace Oct. 3 in five […]

Crossfit workout challenge draws 140 athletes

Crossfit workout challenge draws 140 athletes

More than 140 athletes began a five-week challenge Friday at the Navarre CrossFit gym. Each week, in an event known simply as “The Open,” competitors face a new workout designed to test fitness and strength. The workout remains unknown until Thursday night each week of the Open. Gyms around the world serve as venues for athletes to participate. Twice on […]

Time flies for Raider senior swimmers

Time flies for Raider senior swimmers

Navarre senior Harrison Dorsey has always been known on the swim team as a fun-loving, sometimes goofy, athlete who loves joking around. But he’s grown up over the last four years, becoming a leader for the Raiders, breaking school records along the way. “I would like to think I’ve matured and come into a leadership […]

Raiders eighth in latest football playoff poll

Raiders eighth in latest football playoff poll

Navarre is ranked eighth in the latest Region 1 playoff poll, leaving its streak of consecutive playoff appearances (seven) in jeopardy. The Raiders were seventh last week. The top eight in the final poll make the playoffs. Navarre sports an RPI of .529, barely ahead of Fletcher (.527). Edgewater is still ranked first with an […]

Fate twists in wrong direction for Raiders

Fate twists in wrong direction for Raiders

Fate twisted in the wrong direction for Navarre Friday night. Down four and poised to score, the Raiders missed on a golden opportunity to take control against Chiles in the fourth quarter. The ball was knocked out of Xayvion Thomas’ hands on a catch near the sideline. The Timberwolves recovered the fumble and eventually turned […]

Navarre gears up for homecoming battle with Chiles

Navarre gears up for homecoming battle with Chiles

Navarre is looking to build on its momentum Friday night when it faces Chiles in its homecoming game. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Fresh off their second shutout of the season– a 10-0 win over Tate — the Raiders are eager to take care of business and remain in the hunt […]

Navarre focused on game instead of homecoming hype

Navarre focused on game instead of homecoming hype

Homecoming is Friday night, adding excitement throughout the week leading up to the game. Navarre isn’t getting caught up in the hype of homecoming as every game means more. Instead, they remain focused on a showdown with Chiles at Bennett C. Russell Stadium Friday night. “We have to put the homecoming and pep rally stuff […]

Younger golfers stepping up for Navarre

Younger golfers stepping up for Navarre

Younger golfers are pushing to the top of the Raiders’ rotation as the season draws closer to the district tourney. Andrew Ottley got around Hidden Creek Golf Course in 47 strokes Oct. 1 to lead the team in a three-team match with Pace and Milton. “Lately it’s been Brady (Nevius) and Andrew. They’ve been moving in the right direction,” head coach Clark Brown […]

Raider volleyball team falls to Vikings

Raider volleyball team falls to Vikings

Navarre’s volleyball team ended a six-game streak of not winning a set last Monday as it lost in four games to Fort Walton Beach. With the four-set loss, Navarre fell to 6-15. The Raiders bounced back Thursday with their second win of the volleyball season over Pace, notching its seventh win of the year. Against the Vikings, the […]

Simon says she’s making strides in the pool

Simon says she’s making strides in the pool

Emma Simon is only a sophomore and already feels herself making significant strides in the pool for Navarre this season. “Things have been going really good for me. I feel myself getting faster,” Simon said. As a result, she is swimming in the faster lanes at meets. She welcomes the challenge. “It challenges me, and […]

Raiders ranked seventh in first Region 1 poll

Raiders ranked seventh in first Region 1 poll

Navarre is seventh in the first Region 1 playoff poll of the 2019 football season. The top eight are in position to make the postseason and the Raiders check in with a .558 RPI. However, a district champ could be outside the top eight and end up bumping off another team in the top eight. […]

Argos make statement against Statesmen

Argos make statement against Statesmen

Demetri Burch jumped into the air and came down with the football, He lost his balance after the catch but managed to go forward and roll into the end zone. Not even two minutes into the game Saturday, the University of West Florida football team had just thrown the first punch against Delta State on […]

Raiders lift weight off shoulders with win over Tate

Raiders lift weight off shoulders with win over Tate

Winning makes everything better. And for the first time in nearly a month, the Navarre Raiders experienced the thrill of victory. They brought their longest losing streak in a decade to an end Friday night. A 10-0 win over Tate at Pete Grindl Stadium in Cantonment ended the slide at three. The players savored the moment […]

Navarre prepares for district battle with Tate

Navarre prepares for district battle with Tate

Navarre is on the road Friday looking to end a three-game losing streak. The Raiders head to Cantonment to take on Tate in a 7 p.m. District 1-7A game at Pete Gindl Stadium. It’s the first meeting between the two teams since the second round of the playoffs in 2016. Navarre won that game 60-28. […]

Argos gear up for key showdown with Statesmen Saturday

Argos gear up for key showdown with Statesmen Saturday

When the University of West Florida plays Delta State Saturday night, a lot will be on the line. The Argonauts and Statesmen are two of the three remaining teams unbeaten in Gulf South Conference play. Reigning NCAA Division II champion Valdosta State is the other. A year ago, UWF came away with a 30-21 win […]

Stewart, Raiders continue to improve on golf course

Stewart, Raiders continue to improve on golf course

Aubrey Stewart is out on the driving range at Hidden Creek on a hot and humid Thursday afternoon, focused on tweaking her swing ahead of the District 1-3A tournament in two weeks in Tallahassee. “You could spend hours out here working to get it right. It takes a lot of practice,” Stewart said. “My swing plane […]

Dinos dominate Juana’s volleyball courts

Dinos dominate Juana’s volleyball courts

Ten volleyball teams rumbled Sunday on the beach volleyball courts at Juana’s for a Dino 4 tournament. The older the collective team’s age, the bigger advantage the tournament organizers awarded before the first serve was struck. “Our age gives us an advantage,” said Chad Wallace, who played for D.N.R. Wallace’s teammate Mike Stamey said, “And we used every bit of that.” […]

Navarre has tough time with volleyball powerhouses

Navarre has tough time with volleyball powerhouses

Navarre’s volleyball team lost three matches last week, all against opponents ranked in the top 60 in the state. Pensacola Catholic is 21, Gulf Breeze is 29 and Niceville is 58. Navarre’s season record is 6-14, and head coach Ryan Davenport is asking for more mental strength from his players. Following the loss in “the Tank” in Gulf Breeze Sept. 24, […]

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