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Six Raiders taking their athletic talents to college level

Six Raiders taking their athletic talents to college level

Six Navarre athletes signed national letters of intent Monday. Sage Chambers, Sam Register, Darrell Hixon and Garrett Schluter are all taking their talents to Huntingdon, an NCAA Division III school in Montgomery, AL. Cade Taylor and Andre Smith also signed letters. Taylor is going to play baseball for Southwest Tennessee Community College and Smith will […]

Raiders compete in all-star basketball games

Raiders compete in all-star basketball games

The high school careers of Navarre basketball standouts Matt Harshany, Andre Smith, Killian Casey and Arleigh East came to a close Friday night at the Subway All-Star Games at Pensacola State. All four represented the East squad at the event, which features seniors from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County schools. Read more about the […]

Raiders stumble in district showdown with Aggies

Raiders stumble in district showdown with Aggies

Navarre didn’t make enough shots and Tate just didn’t miss. That is what Thursday night’s District 1-8A battle at Fryman Gymnasium came down to between the Raiders and Aggies. In a showdown with the No. 1 seed in the district tournament on the line, Navarre fell 66-46. “I felt like Tate hit great shots,” Navarre […]

Twice as Nice! Raiders complete regular-season sweep of Eagles

Twice as Nice! Raiders complete regular-season sweep of Eagles

Navarre made program history Friday night in a 50-39 win over Niceville, sweeping the Eagles in the regular-season series for the first time. Matt Harshany scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Andre Smith added 11, helping Navarre improve to 10-7 overall and 4-1 in District 1-8A. “It’s something we were hoping to do […]

First time for everything! Raiders knock off Eagles

First time for everything! Raiders knock off Eagles

Navarre usually stumbles in games against Niceville. But not on Tuesday night. For the first time in program history, the Raiders prevailed against the area powerhouse, stunning the Eagles 61-50. Taf Bentley has been the coach for seven seasons at Navarre and has waited for this moment. He wasn’t able to witness it, however, sitting out […]

Bentley reaches coaching milestone

Bentley reaches coaching milestone

The interview was just about over and then Navarre head boys basketball coach Taf Bentley remembered something pretty significant. “Oh, 100 wins,” Bentley said. The win total is in reference to the milestone he reached Tuesday night after Navarre’s 80-42 dismantling of Escambia. It was the 100th win of Bentley’s career at the school. This […]

Harshany lights up scoreboard in win over Panthers

Harshany lights up scoreboard in win over Panthers

Matt Harshany had more points than Milton did as a team in the first half of Tuesday’s season opener. Navarre’s senior point guard is just that good and he ended up with 37 in the Raiders’ 59-49 win over the Panthers at home. Harshany finished the first half with 23 of the Raiders’ 29 points. […]

Raiders play tough in tip-off tourney losses

Raiders play tough in tip-off tourney losses

Navarre’s boys basketball team held its own in a challenging tip-off tournament in Tallahassee this week. The Raiders faced off against state runner-up Lincoln Monday and fell 53-45 before dropping a 53-44 decision the next day to Georgia state champion Tift County. Matt Harshany poured in 21 points in Monday’s game. He scored 20 on […]

Raiders lay foundation for success during summer hoops season

Raiders lay foundation for success during summer hoops season

An industrial fan set up in a doorway to the gym blows air on a muggy summer afternoon. With the air conditioning not functioning properly in the gym, the somewhat cool air from the fan is the only relief from the heat for the players warming up before their game and the handful of fans […]