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Raiders close out regular season in baseball

Raiders close out regular season in baseball

The Navarre baseball team’s last week of the regular season had one ugly outing followed by a shutout performance, and then capped off the week with a lopsided final game. In the end, the Raiders have a 12-12 record. But there’s still a shot at a district title and a berth in the regional tournament. First, the bad. The team committed seven errors and […]

State track meet a success for Raiders

State track meet a success for Raiders

Navarre had two individuals and a relay team come away from the 3A state track meet with medals Saturday at the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. The 4×100 relay team of Dante Wright, Jaylen Shropshire, Nathan Crews and Evan Gourley clocked in with a time of 42.28 to place eighth. All four […]

Raider tennis team makes school history

Raider tennis team makes school history

All season Navarre head tennis coach Rob Whitley talked about this team being good enough to contend for a district title. The Raiders proved their coach right last week, finishing as the runner-up in the District 1-3A tournament at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze. It’s the first time in program history it’s happened. Gannon Casey […]

Raiders expect greatness heading into regional meet

Raiders expect greatness heading into regional meet

Navarre track coach Tony Carter expects the best from his team every time it competes. The expectation intensifies this week as the Raiders compete in the Region 1-3A meet Saturday at Sherman Robinson Stadium in Pensacola. “You hear me say it all the time. I expect greatness,” Carter said. “If you practice great and approach […]

Navarre wins the week in baseball

Navarre wins the week in baseball

Navarre swept a pair of non-district baseball games last week, one in convincing fashion and the other by scrappy play. Head coach Jon Boddy called it a tale of two games. Navarre rolled over Fort Walton Beach 7-2 last Tuesday and edged Tate 6-5 last Wednesday. Both games started similarly, as both opponents held a two-run lead before Navarre’s offense […]

Stingrays see record number of athletes sign with colleges

Stingrays see record number of athletes sign with colleges

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy has come a long way with its athletic program in a short period of time. Last Wednesday, the Stingrays had their largest group of senior athletes sign letters of intent Wednesday at Gadsden United Methodist Church in Pensacola. The list of signees includes four football players: Collin Morris (Faulkner), Chalante Saulsberry […]

Four Raiders sign letters of intent

Four Raiders sign letters of intent

Abigail Pantlitz was nervous as she awaited the start of signing day at Navarre Wednesday afternoon. More nervous, in fact, than standing at the starting line for the 100- or 200-meter dash. “At the start line, I can just focus on the race,” Pantlitz said. “I can block out everyone. I’m locked in. Up there […]

Argos capitalize on spring football opportunities

Argos capitalize on spring football opportunities

It’s a little bit cooler than normal for spring in Florida, the wind blowing and the clouds blocking out the sun on and off throughout the morning at Pen Air Field on the campus of the University of West Florida. But the weather matters little to the Argonauts, who are putting a bow on their […]

Raiders pick up huge district win over Panthers

Raiders pick up huge district win over Panthers

Pressure reached a boiling point late last Thursday night. Navarre found itself on the brink of disappointment in a softball showdown at home against Milton, its two-run lead no longer as safe as it once seemed to be. The bases were loaded, the fans were on the edge of their seats and the Panthers were […]

Navarre earns key split with Niceville in baseball

Navarre earns key split with Niceville in baseball

Navarre’s baseball team barely missed on sweeping Niceville last week. Thursday, Navarre grinded out a 5-4 win. On Friday, it was a sixth-inning, come-from-behind rally that nearly ended in victory.  The Raiders fell 8-7. Both teams are now 3-1 in district play. Navarre’s overall record is 8-8. Kaleb Hellard ended up winning the game Thursday with his foot, as […]

Seniors set tone for Raiders’ run to title

Seniors set tone for Raiders’ run to title

Jacobi Smith was almost brought to tears by the fact that he and his fellow seniors have helped put the Navarre boys weightlifting program on the map, leading the Raiders to a 2A state championship Friday at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach. “It almost makes you want to cry, having grown up together. […]