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Volleyball: Raiders blocked in second round of playoffs

Volleyball: Raiders blocked in second round of playoffs

The Navarre High School Lady Raiders closed out the season Oct. 22 after making it to the second round of district playoffs. The second round was a step farther than the team went last year when they were defeated by Tate High School. This year, they bested Tate to move on and face the Fort Walton Beach Vikings, the No. 1 seed […]

Lady Raiders ‘fight like a girl’ for breast cancer fundraiser

Lady Raiders ‘fight like a girl’ for breast cancer fundraiser

The Lady Raiders raised $1,100 during the fourth annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness volleyball game Oct. 8 against Pensacola’s Washington Wildcats. Pink accessories and jerseys dotted the court and stands. Decorations including balloons and posters, like the one that read “Fight like a girl,” adorned the gym. The four coaches and team volunteer Jeanne Tittle wore pink shirts with messages related to breast cancer embroidered across the […]

Raiders prove too much for Milton

Raiders prove too much for Milton

In the pre-season Kickoff Classic, Milton held the Raiders scoreless and allowed just one first down in the half of play. Since that August 21 contest, the Navarre offense has been unstoppable. The Panthers must have thought they had taken the field against an entirely different team when they took on the Raiders last Friday […]

New YMCA director aims to double program usage

New YMCA director aims to double program usage

He’s not a new face at the Betty J. Pullum Family YMCA, but he has a new job title. In June, Colton Lombardo, 23, became the program director at the facility, 2379 Pawnee Drive, Navarre. That means being in charge of the record-breaking 225 kids who signed up to play soccer this season at the YMCA, their coaches and game schedules, on top of every other organized […]

Navarre Soccer Player Commits to Faulkner University

Navarre Soccer Player Commits to Faulkner University

Catherine Baccarini, a local Navarre soccer player, committed to Faulkner University out of Montgomery, AL earlier this week. Catherine first visited Faulkner last September and instantly made a connection with the coach, the program and the school. “I spent the entire day at the campus, ate dinner with the players and practiced with the team. I liked everything about the school and really liked the coach […]

Coach Walls has high hopes for season

Coach Walls has high hopes for season

Head Football Coach Jay Walls is looking forward to his third season as the head coach of Navarre High Raider’s team. Walls has been coaching for 28 years, with seventeen years as the head coach. Walls record is 19-7 during his coaching tenure at Navarre. Walls and the Raiders face the Pensacola Catholic Friday night. “I’d like to thank all […]

Andrews Institute aims to reduce second-impact syndrome

Andrews Institute aims to reduce second-impact syndrome

The 2014 high school football season is underway, and certified athletic trainers from Andrews Institute will be providing medical assessments and services on the sidelines at daily practices and Friday night games — at no cost to the Santa Rosa School District or players’ families. It’s an outreach service the Baptist Health Care affiliate has provided since opening in 2007. Last year more than 7,100 injuries were treated and […]

Untested defense key to success

Untested defense key to success

To say the Raider defense is in a rebuilding year is an understatement. Junior cornerback Michael Sandle is the only full-time starter returning for the Raiders from last season. “Some of the players from our current unit played other positions last year. In some other cases they started a couple of games on defense.” This lack of experience does not stop Sandle or the rest of […]

Local prepares for another SEC season

Local prepares for another SEC season

When SEC teams take the field next week, some area residents will be watching for more than just the two teams. Andrews Institute Administrator Jay Vines is also an SEC Head Linesman and has been officiating 34 years. Vines told members of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce at their monthly breakfast Aug. 14 that […]

Update: Raiders prepare for Milton Panthers

Update: Raiders prepare for Milton Panthers

The Navarre Raiders offensive and defensive squads scrimmaged Aug. 15 for the second consecutive Friday. However, when the Raiders take the field at 7 p.m., Aug. 21 for the Kick-Off Classic, they will see Milton Panther players across the line of scrimmage from them. Navarre Head Coach Jay Walls said his team is familiar with […]

Tiger Point pro shop on the move?

Tiger Point pro shop on the move?

The pro shop at Tiger Point Golf Club is currently in the clubhouse, immediately adjacent to the dining room. However, the Gulf Breeze City Council Monday will consider authorizing architectural plans to relocate the pro shop to a vacant building near the golf cart staging area, so that the dining room can be expanded. Council […]