athletes

Stingrays have four sign letters of intent

Stingrays have four sign letters of intent

Four Lighthouse Private Christian Academy athletes signed national letters of intent Tuesday evening in Pensacola. Eddie Brown is among them. The Stingrays basketball standout is taking his talents to Central State University in Ohio. Brown established himself as one of the top scorers in the state last season, averaging nearly 40 points per game. Three […]

Melendez brightens day of Raider Buddy with pair of shoes

Melendez brightens day of Raider Buddy with pair of shoes

Joe Berry walked into the Navarre gym last Thursday afternoon sporting a pair of bright orange Adidas tennis shoes. They were a gift from Elijah Melendez, a junior offensive lineman on the Raider football team. Melendez was originally awarded the shoes at a national combine in Texas earlier this month, but it turns out they […]

Mission accomplished with my open-water swim experience

Mission accomplished with my open-water swim experience

Editor’s Note: Navarre Press sportswriter Brian Lester recounts his experience in the open-water mile swim that took place Sunday in Santa Rosa Sound. The event was a fundraiser for the Navarre High School Swim Team. Navarre Press is proud of Brian’s accomplishment and can now say, he really goes the extra mile for a story. […]

Recruiting hype

Recruiting hype

Before social media became the hotbed for finding out anything and everything about someone else’s life, athletes around the nation had no idea who was getting what offer from what school. At least not instantly. Times have changed, according to Tony Carter, an assistant football coach at Navarre. Read the full article in the June […]

Mi Familia club mixes volleyball with life lessons

Mi Familia club mixes volleyball with life lessons

Jason Rangel and his wife Carolina both love volleyball and have always thought of starting a club of their own. When they moved to Navarre from Japan, where Jason was stationed with the Air Force for five years, they saw an opportunity to do it after a short time coaching at another volleyball club. “We […]

Rotary breakfast spotlights respect, competition in Raiders’-Dolphins’ rivalry

Rotary breakfast spotlights respect, competition in Raiders’-Dolphins’ rivalry

Intensity rises to another level in a game between two rivals, setting the stage for a showdown that can either bring out the best in athletic competition or shine a light on the worst of it. In the wake of what has happened in recent years during the Navarre-Gulf Breeze rivalry week — property has […]

We run Navarre

We run Navarre

As temperatures drop, Navarre runners come out of their air-conditioned fortresses and start building miles on the pavement again. Locally, there are several opportunities to join in with a group if you’re looking to get your running game going. Michael Bares Sr. runs one of those groups, Navarre Runners, which can be found on Facebook. […]

Andrews Institute Krutches for Kids Drive needs crutches

Andrews Institute Krutches for Kids Drive needs crutches

Helping athletes have success on their road to recovery from an injury is something the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze does well and its latest effort will aid in that recovery process. It’s called the Krutches for Kids Drive and people are asked to donate any gently used crutches that can be given to athletes […]

Athletes not afraid to express their faith in God

Athletes not afraid to express their faith in God

It isn’t uncommon to hear an athlete thank God for his or her success in sports or to see athletes from both teams gather together for a prayer circle after a game. In a world where faith in God is sometimes looked down upon, many athletes aren’t afraid to express it. That group includes Navarre […]

Navarre High School youth group serves school and community

Navarre High School youth group serves school and community

While pop culture and social media are filled with negative images and influences for America’s youth, many young people across the country are looking to better themselves and bring glory to God. One such group of young people is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), a local-area branch of an internationally known ministry and devotional […]