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Cronin, Razorbacks earn shot at championship

Cronin, Razorbacks earn shot at championship

Goodbye Florida. Hello national championship opportunity. With a spot in the College World Series final on the line Friday night, Arkansas earned a title shot with a 5-2 win over the Gators at Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Clutch pitching by Matt Cronin over the final two innings helped Arkansas defeat the reigning champs on a […]

Raiders counting on Garner to lead on the line

Raiders counting on Garner to lead on the line

One might be a little surprised to find out Bryson Garner played quarterback when he was younger. Typically, you don’t think of linemen playing anywhere but on the line. Garner is now tasked with the job of protecting the quarterback. He said he ended up on the line because of his size. And that’s okay […]

Cronin embraces role as Arkansas’ closer

Cronin embraces role as Arkansas’ closer

Arkansas’ charter bus is loaded up and ready to roll out of Fayetteville on a 90-degree Thursday afternoon in June. The ultimate destination is Omaha, Neb., the home of the NCAA College World Series. But first up is a trip to Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and a charter flight to Nebraska. As Matt Cronin settles […]

Arkansas wins its College World Series opener

Arkansas wins its College World Series opener

Arkansas is one step closer to a national championship. The Razorbacks rolled past Texas 11-5 Sunday in their College World Series opener at Amritrade Park in Omaha. Navarre’s Matt Cronin is the team’s closer and has played a key role in its success this season. But he did not make an appearance in Sunday’s game. […]

Young athletes enjoy soccer camp

Young athletes enjoy soccer camp

Campers arrived at the NYSA complex on June 4 to begin a fun-filled week of soccer. “We have about 80 campers this year,” coach Rob Simon said. “We attempt to encourage and foster the camper’s love of soccer. Read the full article in the June 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Faith carries McElroy through ups and downs of baseball

Faith carries McElroy through ups and downs of baseball

C.J. McElroy waits for his turn to hit during batting practice on an almost unbearably hot afternoon in Pensacola. When he finally gets his shot, he makes the opportunities count, consistently knocking balls into the outfield. Afterward, sweat already starting to roll down his forehead, McElroy is stopped by bench coach Lenny Harris, who played […]

Four Raiders compete for East in all-star game

Four Raiders compete for East in all-star game

Navarre softball standouts Emma Thomas, Nathalie Holbrook, Britney Silver and Morgan Marquis competed for the East in the Subway All-Star Game Thursday night at the University of West Florida Softball Complex in Pensacola. For the first time in their career, the final score did not matter. It was an honor just to be chosen for […]

Taylor, Cocker close out prep careers in all-star game

Taylor, Cocker close out prep careers in all-star game

Cade Taylor and Ryan Cocker are playing college baseball next year, but Thursday night they had one last chance to experience life as high school athletes. The two Navarre standouts competed for the East in the Subway All-Star Game at the University of West Florida’s Jim Spooner Field in a game that ended with the […]

Devereaux helping future Reds make climb to MLB

Devereaux helping future Reds make climb to MLB

He was Cincinnati’s worst nightmare in 1995. Mike Devereaux delivered two big blows to the World Series hopes of the Reds that year. His clutch run-scoring hit in the 11th inning of Game One of the National League Championship Series lifted Atlanta to a 2-1 win. Three games later, Devereaux crushed a three-run homer in […]

Williams banking on leadership, experience to fuel success

Williams banking on leadership, experience to fuel success

Chris Williams rushed for close to 600 yards during the 2017 campaign. He also scored three touchdowns in a season where he had an opportunity to play a more prominent role in Navarre’s talented backfield. Having an opportunity to showcase his skills and gain valuable varsity experience proved to be a big deal for the […]

Cronin notches another save as Razorbacks win regional

Cronin notches another save as Razorbacks win regional

Matt Cronin rose to the occasion for Arkansas in the regional final against Dallas Baptist Sunday night at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville. The sophomore out of Navarre worked the final two innings of the Razorbacks’ 4-3 win, striking out four, including the side in the eighth, while allowing just one run on three hits. The […]

West Navarre fitness team competes in meet

West Navarre fitness team competes in meet

The West Navarre Primary Stars shined bright at the S.S. Dixon fitness meet May 11. The WNP fitness team traveled to Dixon Primary with 24 students to compete in six different events. Read the full article in the May 31 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per year!

Spring football helps rising freshmen adjust to high school

Spring football helps rising freshmen adjust to high school

On a hot May afternoon, eighth-grade football players, many of whom who will one day become the stars on Friday nights in the fall, go through another day of spring football practice on a field behind Navarre High School. For the first time ever here in Florida, rising freshmen have been afforded the opportunity to […]

Brooks joins Blue Wahoos ownership group

Brooks joins Blue Wahoos ownership group

NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks has never let his connection to Pensacola fade behind the spotlight he catapulted himself into while starring at Florida State and eventually with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he won a Super Bowl. That connection is now a little stronger after it was announced last Wednesday night in a […]

Sandle making his mark with the Jaguars

Sandle making his mark with the Jaguars

Michael Sandle never lacked the confidence to play college baseball. Nor the skill. All he really needed was an opportunity, and after a redshirt year in his first season at South Alabama, the former Navarre standout finally got one. Here he was, against Kansas State in the first game of his collegiate career, ready to […]

Raiders put on a show in spring game

Raiders put on a show in spring game

A display of depth at quarterback, signs of progress along both lines and business as usual for Dante Wright highlighted the spring game against Pace Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Raiders won the varsity first half 31-14 and then outscored the Patriots 14-7 in a second half featuring many of the varsity […]

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