Soccer

Bethell earns preseason all-conference recognition

Bethell earns preseason all-conference recognition

Former Navarre soccer standout Kameron Bethell has been named a preseason All-Gulf South Conference selection. Bethell is coming off a year where he scored eight goals and dished out eight assists for West Florida, which finished 10-5-3 last season and advanced to the championship game of the conference tourney. He is entering his junior season […]

Seward sisters shine on the soccer field for Raiders

Seward sisters shine on the soccer field for Raiders

Jennifer Seward played only one year of soccer without her sister. She was 5 at the time and she recalls that she “begged Jessika to play” the following year. Jessika decided to give it a shot and the twins have been together on the soccer field ever since. “I love playing soccer with her,” Jennifer […]

Navarre’s five senior soccer players set to leave their mark on program

Navarre’s five senior soccer players set to leave their mark on program

Emily DePersio was told that a reporter wanted to do an interview with the rising seniors on Navarre’s girls soccer team. “I’m like ‘That’s not me,’ and then you realize it is. It’s hard to believe,” DePersio said. Fellow senior Kylie Lawson had a similar reaction. “It’s hard to believe it’s our last year,” Lawson […]

Raiders advance in regional tourney

Raiders advance in regional tourney

Navarre’s girls soccer team survived a tightly contested 4A regional quarterfinal battle with Leon Thursday night in Tallahassee, winning the game on penalty kicks. Tied at 1-1 at the end of regulation, the Raiders (23-2-1) won the shootout 4-3, with Jennifer Seward delivering the game-winning goal. Kylie Lawson, Autumn Slaybaugh and Jocelyn Fernandez made the […]

Raiders endure painful ending to soccer season

Raiders endure painful ending to soccer season

Mario Cruz sat on the field at the Ashton Brosneham Complex Wednesday night, his face, with tears streaming down it, buried in his hands. Navarre head soccer coach Abdalla Elbaioumy walked over to him, knelt down and did his best to console the senior, who was just beginning to feel the sting of a 1-0 […]

Raiders cash in on scoring chances in win over Bulldogs

Raiders cash in on scoring chances in win over Bulldogs

Capitalizing on opportunities has been something Navarre’s boys soccer team has struggled to do at times this season. But the story was different Monday night, the Raiders executing their offense perhaps as well as they have all season in a 4-1 win over Crestview in the opening round of the District 1-4A tournament at Bennett […]

Raiders punch ticket to district final

Raiders punch ticket to district final

Navarre’s girls soccer team is headed to the championship game of the District 1-4A tournament after blanking Tate 2-0 in the semifinal round Tuesday night. Navarre advances to play Niceville in the district title game at 6 p.m. Thursday at Tate. Both teams are assured of spots in the regional tourney. “I’m very excited for the girls […]

Raiders roll in district tourney opener

Raiders roll in district tourney opener

Jennifer Seward was at her best Monday night in a District 1-4A quarterfinal against Escambia, recording a hat trick to help Navarre roll to an 8-0 victory at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Seward scored all three of her goals in the first 21 minutes of the game, including two in a three-minute span, as the […]

Raiders roll to district win over Patriots

Raiders roll to district win over Patriots

Navarre’s boys soccer team started off slow against Pace, but soon enough the Raiders started playing at a higher level and went on to crush the Patriots 7-0 in a District 1-4A battle on a chilly Thursday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Zach Shealey led the charge with an impressive four-goal performance as the […]

Raiders dominate second half in win over Dolphins

Raiders dominate second half in win over Dolphins

With a chill in the air and the wind blowing, Navarre’s girls soccer team knew it would be at a disadvantage in the opening half of its game against Gulf Breeze Thursday night. The Raiders went against the wind in the opening half and found themselves down by a goal at halftime. It was a […]

Raiders offer glimpses of potential in opening week of season

Raiders offer glimpses of potential in opening week of season

If anyone was looking for a sign that expectations have been raised for Navarre’s boys soccer team, look no further than the Raiders’ reaction to having to settle for a tie in their season opener against area power Niceville last Tuesday night at the NYSA Soccer Complex. The players were a little frustrated they let […]

Navarre’s boys soccer team putting emphasis on conditioning

Navarre’s boys soccer team putting emphasis on conditioning

Practice starts with the players on Navarre’s boys soccer team running laps around the field. They follow that with pushups and situps and then run through a series of drills that involve running, weaving around obstacles and leaping over bars. More than 20 minutes pass and the Raiders haven’t even touched a ball yet, but […]

Madril plans to get head start on soccer career at FSU

Madril plans to get head start on soccer career at FSU

When Emily Madril received a phone call from Florida State head women’s soccer coach Mark Krikorian about enrolling a semester early, the Navarre soccer star had a decision to make. Does she stay in high school to enjoy all of the memories and moments attached to a senior year rather than graduate in December or […]

Raiders relish all-star experience

Raiders relish all-star experience

Although the final score wasn’t what Logan Townsend had hoped for in Thursday night’s Subway All-Star Soccer Game in Pensacola, the Navarre senior was thankful he had a chance to play high school soccer one last time. The East squad’s 1-0 loss to the West didn’t put a damper on that feeling at the Ashton […]

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