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Raiders rally for win over rival Dolphins

Raiders rally for win over rival Dolphins

In the past, Navarre’s girls basketball team has found itself in a hole and has been unable to dig itself out of it. The Raiders flipped the script Friday night against rival Gulf Breeze. Trailing by five at halftime, Navarre made the shots it needed to make and intensified its defensive effort as well in […]

Raiders release flag football schedule

Raiders release flag football schedule

Navarre’s first girls flag football season in program history kicks off in late February with a preseason tournament at Pace. The Raiders are scheduled to take on Pace Feb. 26 in a 7 p.m. showdown and play Tate two nights later at 5:30 p.m. to close out the tournament. The first official regular-season game takes […]

Raiders prevail in battle with Trojans

Raiders prevail in battle with Trojans

There was never a feeling Navarre was in any danger of losing to Tallahassee Lincoln in a girls soccer showdown Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Raiders did what they needed to do to stay a step ahead of the Trojans in a game that wasn’t always pretty but looked it on the […]

Raiders begin to look ahead to 2019 season

Raiders begin to look ahead to 2019 season

It’s quiet inside the football fieldhouse on a December afternoon, the 2018 season in the rearview mirror, the building optimism for the 2019 season ahead noticeable. Navarre head coach Jay Walls is in his office and reflecting on another successful campaign, his Raiders finishing 11-2 and reaching the regional championship game for the second time […]

Dwayne Carter a role model for younger athletes

Dwayne Carter a role model for younger athletes

When Jordan Williams landed a walk-on opportunity at Troy, he gave credit to Dwayne Carter. The night Quentin Randolph had his breakout game for the University of West Florida football team in its opener against Carson-Newman, he made sure to mention Carter in his post-game press conference. “When I read about what those guys said, […]

Wright signs with Rams

Wright signs with Rams

Dante Wright is taking his talents to Colorado State. Arguably the best all-around athlete in program history, Navarre’s senior standout chose the Rams because it’s the best fit for him as a receiver. He signed Wednesday, the first day of the early-signing period. Originally committed to Tulane, Wright reopened his recruitment earlier this month and […]

Navarre makes a statement in win over Washington

Navarre makes a statement in win over Washington

A cell phone rang during the middle of a first-half water break for Navarre during its boys soccer showdown against Washington Wednesday night in Pensacola. It was head coach Abdalla Elbaioumy. Suspended for three weeks after his ejection for arguing a questionable call in the Raiders’ shutout loss to Pensacola Catholic two nights earlier, Elbaioumy […]

Raiders enjoy chance to play in all-star game

Raiders enjoy chance to play in all-star game

Late in the third quarter of the Subway All-Star Football Game Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium, the East was knocking on the door of the end zone. Navarre’s Chris Williams had just picked up a couple of more yards inside the 10-yard line of the West, putting the East in a position to strike. […]

Jefferson plays among best in North-South game

Jefferson plays among best in North-South game

Jordan Jefferson found himself in elite company this past weekend. Navarre’s standout senior defensive lineman played in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game in The Villages Saturday afternoon. He played on a defense that forced six turnovers and helped the North top the South 27-16. The North won for the first time since 2014. […]

Hering plays key role in Maryville’s success

Hering plays key role in Maryville’s success

Bo Hering had a different feeling about the 2018 season. He was confident Maryville College wasn’t going to endure another average year on the football field. “The team had a different feel to it. We wanted to be good. Everyone wanted to be here,” Hering said. “We had new leadership and worked hard in the […]

Navarre cruises to win over Milton in boys soccer

Navarre cruises to win over Milton in boys soccer

As his team warmed up on a chilly December evening, a date with Milton a little over 20 minutes away, Navarre head soccer coach Abdalla Elbaioumy talked about the nature of soccer. He pointed out sometimes a team just knows it is going to control the game. And even if it falls behind, its confidence […]

Navarre and Niceville play to a tie

Navarre and Niceville play to a tie

Navarre and Niceville squared off in girls soccer last Tuesday night, renewing their rivalry in Navarre on a wet and muddy field. The two rivals have quite a history, having battled each other in the district and regional finals the last few seasons. This season, both teams seemed to be evenly matched. The score at […]

Raiders open soccer season with two wins

Raiders open soccer season with two wins

Navarre’s boys soccer team made quite a statement in its opening week of the season. The Raiders won a pair of games and saw their third opportunity for a win washed by rain Saturday. Navarre opened the week Wednesday with a 7-2 win over Escambia. The Raiders dominated from start to finish and were led […]

Navarre’s weightlifting team picks up another win

Navarre’s weightlifting team picks up another win

Archbishop McCarthy and the Navarre Raiders demonstrated what sportsmanship is all about as they surrounded the last two lifters. As Natalya Garza and Alexis Prather each attempted their last lift, the other lifters screamed encouragement. When each successfully completed their lift, everyone in the weight room congratulated them. It did not matter which team the […]

Navarre’s girls soccer team continues to roll

Navarre’s girls soccer team continues to roll

Navarre’s girls soccer team has yet to give up a goal this season The Raiders blanked three teams last week, rolling over Escambia 10-0, topping Washington 4-0 and cruising past Pace 5-0. Their game against Crestview Saturday was postponed because of rain. Navarre is 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the district. The Raiders traveled to […]

Extra work pays off for Navarre’s girls basketball team

Extra work pays off for Navarre’s girls basketball team

During halftime of the junior varsity girls basketball game last Monday night, Navarre’s varsity team took the floor for a shooting drill. “We wanted to get a couple of extra shots in,” head coach Abby Fogg said. “The warmups before our game go so quick, so we saw it as a good time to get […]

Football all-star team features nine Raiders

Football all-star team features nine Raiders

Navarre’s football team had a successful season. That has led to nearly a dozen Raiders earning a spot on the East squad at the Subway All-Star Game. Dante Wright, Josh Carter, Quinn Caballero, Alex Gilchrist, Matthew Downey, Kevin Taich, Bryson Garner, Mitchell Hunt and Jordan Jefferson are representing the Raiders on the team. Scheduled for […]

Navarre’s girls soccer team keeps shutout streak intact

Navarre’s girls soccer team keeps shutout streak intact

In the three games the Raiders have played this season, they are not only undefeated but have not been scored upon. This week, the Raider girls soccer team beat Catholic 8-0 in an away contest and defeated Milton 3-0 at home. Navarre is now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the district. Raiders 8, Catholic 0 […]

Raiders off to perfect start to season

Raiders off to perfect start to season

This wasn’t a pretty win, a polished display of offense and defense, but that’s just fine in this instance for the Navarre Raiders’ girls basketball team. Winning a game that at times was rugged worked just fine last Tuesday afternoon against Escambia. The Raiders put forth their usual effort that has come to be expected […]

Morrow, Haytack enjoy all-star opportunity at home

Morrow, Haytack enjoy all-star opportunity at home

Amber Morrow and Megan Haytack had an opportunity to represent Navarre in the Subway All-Star Volleyball Game Tuesday night. That in itself is a big deal. The deal was made even bigger by the fact that they were able to play in their home gym. Normally played at the University of West Florida Fieldhouse, a […]

Seniors played key role in Raiders’ success

Seniors played key role in Raiders’ success

Friday marked the end of the road for the seniors on Navarre’s football team. The Raiders lost 49-27 to Crestview in the Region 1-6A regional championship game at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Nearly 30 seniors played their final game that night. Navarre head coach Jay Walls talked a little about what that group has meant […]