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Argos ready for Elite Eight showdown with Bears

Argos ready for Elite Eight showdown with Bears

December football. Nothing beats it. Never mind that there is a chill in the air on a Wednesday evening at Pen Air Field in Pensacola. It’s no big deal for the University of West Florida as it prepares for its next NCAA Division II playoff game. “It’s awesome,” wide receiver Quentin Randolph said. “When the […]

Raiders tame Panthers

Raiders tame Panthers

Hailey Bastian pulled off a hat trick Nov. 26 as the Raiders beat Milton 4-1.  Those goals gave her the team lead in scoring, just one ahead of Cami Acevedo – who also scored against the Panthers. Head coach Rob Simon called it “a dominant performance.”  Navarre is 5-1 overall and 3-1 in district play. The Raiders appear to be finding a groove.  […]

Raider weightlifting team ready for Suwannee Invite

Raider weightlifting team ready for Suwannee Invite

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team will travel to Suwannee to participate in the Suwannee Christmas Tournament Friday. It’s a big deal. “All the powerhouse schools in the state are expected to be there,” head coach Garrett Bagley said. “It is a good opportunity for us to determine our progress and what we have to work on.” […]

Navarre opens season with win over Gators

Navarre opens season with win over Gators

Navarre opened its boys basketball season with a full helping of Gator last Monday, dropping Escambia 50-43.  Louis Carter’s driving layup from the right wing with 4:35 remaining proved to be the game-winning basket.  The Gators had a line-up that head coach Terry Posey summed up in two words, “They’re big.”  Posey started Joe Sczesny and Christian Vollmer in the front court, […]

Raiders show signs of promise in loss to Wildcats

Raiders show signs of promise in loss to Wildcats

Rachel Leggett knocked down a short-range jumper midway through the fourth quarter against Washington last Tuesday night. The shot wasn’t a game changer, merely trimming Navarre’s deficit to 12, but the moment leading up to it was encouraging. Madison Schluter started the play with a pass to Kadie Hamm, who then passed the ball to […]

Wright named Co-Freshman of Year in Mountain West

Wright named Co-Freshman of Year in Mountain West

In 1990, Damon Wright took home Freshman of the Year honors in the South Atlantic Conference while playing at Carson-Newman. On Tuesday, his son, Dante, was named the Mountain West Conference Co-Freshman of the Year by Mountain West Wire. The standout wide receiver at Colorado State shares the honor with Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier. […]

Lights go out in Georgia: Argos stun No. 1 Valdosta

Lights go out in Georgia: Argos stun No. 1 Valdosta

Anthony Johnson Junior’s third touchdown of the day was his biggest. The Pace grad scored from a yard out with six seconds to play, lifting the University of West Florida football team to a heart-stopping 38-35 win over top-ranked Valdosta State Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. The score capped […]

Rematch with No. 1 Blazers up next for Argonauts

Rematch with No. 1 Blazers up next for Argonauts

It’s a rematch three weeks in the making. And this time survival is on the line rather than a Gulf South Conference championship. On Saturday, the University of West Florida football team battles reigning national champion Valdosta State in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. These two teams met Nov. 9 in […]

Navarre sandwiches two wins around loss to Eagles

Navarre sandwiches two wins around loss to Eagles

Navarre’s girls soccer team sandwiched a loss to Niceville with a pair of lopsided road wins last week. The first blemish on the Raiders’ record was a 2-0 loss in Niceville Thursday. However, Navarre (5-1) crushed West Florida 6-2 and blanked Pace 5-0. In a scoring explosion Nov. 19 against West Florida, Megan Kirby scored […]

Experienced Raiders ready for another hoops season

Experienced Raiders ready for another hoops season

Navarre’s boys basketball team has high expectations, driven to compete for a district title and have postseason success. Terry Posey enters his second season as the Raiders’ head coach, and he’s putting a team on the floor featuring five seniors with experience in his system – a luxury he didn’t have last year. Navarre tipped-off […]

McGee named East MVP of Subway All-Star Match

McGee named East MVP of Subway All-Star Match

Haley McGee flashed a wide smile the moment she learned she had been named the East MVP for the Subway All-Star Match Thursday night in Navarre. McGee played well for sure in helping the East defeat the West in five games in this annual event featuring top seniors from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. […]

Huntingdon stuns Berry in opening round of postseason

Huntingdon stuns Berry in opening round of postseason

Huntingdon stunned 23rd-ranked Berry Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs Saturday. The Hawks held on for a 27-24 win, ending the Vikings’ 22-game home win streak. They advance to play reigning national champion Mary Hardin-Baylor next week in Texas. Facing the four-time SAA champion Vikings in Georgia, Huntingdon found itself […]

Argos advance in playoffs with win over Bulldogs

Argos advance in playoffs with win over Bulldogs

On a rain-soaked Saturday in North Carolina, the University of West Florida football team buried Wingate 38-17 in the opening round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. Shaking off a slow start, the No. 20 Argonauts dominated most of the way. As a result, their second playoff appearance in the four-year history of the program […]

Bastian signs letter of intent with South Alabama

Bastian signs letter of intent with South Alabama

Hailey Bastian admits she was a little nervous when she signed her national letter of intent with South Alabama last Wednesday afternoon. “I was nervous coming up here, and thinking ‘Wow, this is happening.’ I’m excited,” Bastian said. Navarre’s senior soccer star said the feeling of making her college commitment official is a good one. […]

Harrison has best showing among locals in Open

Harrison has best showing among locals in Open

The 2020 CrossFit Open has ended.  Jessica Harrison had the strongest Open of all the Navarre athletes entered. She had the best score of all competitors twice in five weeks. Harrison barely edged Ashley Wolter for gym bragging rights.  On the international women’s leaderboard, Harrison checked in at 3,611th overall, and ranked 1,785th nationally. Wolter finished 3,799th in an international field with over 85,000 athletes. […]

Weightlifting team sweeps opening meet of year

Weightlifting team sweeps opening meet of year

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team swept all 10 weight classes Wednesday at its first home meet.  In just their second meet of the season, Navarre faced Gulf Breeze and Pace in the tight quarters of the Navarre weightlifting room. It’s still early, as several lifters did well enough to win their classes, but it was in ways they didn’t expect.  Alexis Prather topped the […]

Navarre off to strong start to its boys soccer season

Navarre off to strong start to its boys soccer season

Hayden Richard warmed up on the sideline every chance he had, the bone-chilling wind gusting throughout this cold November night at the Navarre Soccer Complex. On the field, Richard was hot as ever, scoring twice to lead Navarre’s boys soccer team to a 3-1 season-opening victory over Pensacola Catholic Tuesday night. “I felt all right. […]

Raiders dominate opening week of soccer season

Raiders dominate opening week of soccer season

Navarre’s girls soccer team swept all three games in the opening week of the season, putting the Raiders on pace, so far, to meet their head coach’s desire for an undefeated season.  They outscored their opponents 16-6, picking up wins over Pensacola Catholic (10-2), Maclay (4-3) and Chiles (2-1). However, the “goals against” number is something head […]

Randolph enjoys walk-on to wow moment

Randolph enjoys walk-on to wow moment

Quentin Randolph is two or three steps ahead of the West Alabama defender trailing him. He’s sprinting down the middle of the field in a tied game in the fourth quarter and the ball is sailing in his direction Saturday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Randolph preaches often that big-time players make big-time plays in […]

Costello found dead in New Zealand

Costello found dead in New Zealand

The cause of the untimely death of 23-year-old Minnesota Twins prospect Ryan Costello was reconfirmed as natural causes Tuesday by Auckland Tautara team officials. Found dead in a New Zealand hotel room Monday morning, Costello was in the country getting ready to play in the Australian Baseball League. Costello split time between Fort Myers and […]

Navarre well-represented in NCAA football playoffs

Navarre well-represented in NCAA football playoffs

It’s NCAA playoff time for several former Navarre football players. Quentin Randolph is on a University of West Florida football team off to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the second time in its four-year history. UWF (8-2) faces Wingate (10-1)  at Noon EST Saturday in North Carolina. Randall leads the Argonauts in receiving with […]

Playoff appearance up next for Argonauts

Playoff appearance up next for Argonauts

Playoff hopes on the line? No problem. The University of West Florida football team responded the way it hoped it would in a back-and-forth Gulf South Conference showdown against West Alabama Saturday. The result was a 48-37 victory on a mild, sun-splashed November afternoon at Blue Wahoos Stadium. With the win, the Argos cap their […]

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