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Master runner wins Raider Day 5K

Master runner wins Raider Day 5K

A 44-year-old electronic engineer outsprinted two high school runners Saturday for the win at the second annual Raider Day five-kilometer race. Defending champion Michael Baker broke the tape first, followed by Navarre sophomore Braden Heinke, after more than a mile of surges and side-by-side duels. Read the full article in the April 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Relay for Life raises cancer funds, honors survivors

Relay for Life raises cancer funds, honors survivors

Hundreds of participants hit the track around Bennett C. Russell Stadium during Navarre’s Relay for Life on Friday night. The annual event is a part of the American Cancer Society’s effort to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Navarre JROTC takes pride in being at best for inspections

Navarre JROTC takes pride in being at best for inspections

Lined up on the football field at Bennett C. Russell Stadium on a mild Wednesday morning, the Navarre Navy Junior ROTC cadets took part in a unit inspection. Cadets were asked questions that tested their military knowledge. Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

Raiders proactive in approach to safety at football games

Raiders proactive in approach to safety at football games

Last weekend was one of the most violent on a football Friday night. There were three shootings outside stadiums in three different states, including Florida, and that has prompted a more proactive approach to preventing future incidents. Read the full article in the Sept. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. […]

Raiders advance to district final with win over Wildcats

Raiders advance to district final with win over Wildcats

Heartbroken a year ago, Navarre was wrapped in pure joy late Wednesday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium, a 2-1 semifinal win over area powerhouse Washington in the books, a trip to the District 1-4A championship game guaranteed. Senior Bobby Holderman never forgot that 1-0 semifinal loss to the Wildcats last season. “That was sad. […]

Raiders move on to semifinal round of district tourney

Raiders move on to semifinal round of district tourney

Hayden Richard stepped up his game Monday night and propelled Navarre into the semifinal round of the District 1-4A boys soccer tournament. The Raiders blanked Pace 3-0 in the opening round and advanced to a showdown with Washington Wednesday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Game time is 7:30 p.m. It will be the third […]

Championship quest begins for the Navarre Raiders

Championship quest begins for the Navarre Raiders

Navarre’s football team wants to win a state championship, and on Friday night, the 10th-ranked Raiders will begin their quest for high school football’s ultimate prize, opening postseason play against Niceville  in a 7:30 p.m. showdown at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The winner moves on to play the winner of the St. Augustine vs. Tate […]

Gator Bitten: Navarre suffers gut-wrenching loss to Escambia

Gator Bitten: Navarre suffers gut-wrenching loss to Escambia

Twenty-seven point leads aren’t supposed to disappear. Not at home.  Not on Homecoming. But one did for Navarre in its showdown with Escambia Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The state-ranked Raiders owned the first half. A 63-yard touchdown catch by Dante Wright, interception returns for touchdowns by Wright and Josh Carter and a […]

Navarre Raiders win hard-fought district opener against Patriots

Navarre Raiders win hard-fought district opener against Patriots

Periods of pouring rain and crazy momentum shifts were part of the story line of Navarre’s District 2-6A opener against Pace Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. This back-and-forth battle between the sixth-ranked Raiders and upset-minded Patriots was a showdown where both teams put up a fight and refused to back down. Navarre threw […]

Smiles, laughter and fun highlight Raider Games

Smiles, laughter and fun highlight Raider Games

Gabby Ayala watched as young children did their best to hold a coconut between their legs and hop to a finish line. She cheered them on the entire way. Normally, others are cheering her on as Ayala plays softball for Navarre. On this sun-splashed Friday morning in April, the script was flipped. Ayala was rooting […]

Showcase puts spotlight on importance of K-9 units

Showcase puts spotlight on importance of K-9 units

Roman Jackson picked up a microphone at Bennett C. Russell Stadium Thursday night and told the crowd that Santa Rosa County Sherriff Bob Johnson was going to take part in one of the many drills K-9 units from across the Southeast practiced during the field trials in Gulf Breeze last week. Read the full article […]

Special season ends in disappointment for Raiders

Special season ends in disappointment for Raiders

Xavier Fernandez walked over to the bench and slammed his helmet against it. His frustration had hit its limit and then emotion took over. Navarre’s energetic and talented senior linebacker fought back tears as best as he could as the painful reality of a 35-14 loss to Lake Gibson in a 6A state semifinal sunk […]

2016 Navarre High School Homecoming Court

2016 Navarre High School Homecoming Court

Navarre High School is having Homecoming this week and the homecoming court has been announced. The Homecoming game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday against American Heritage at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The senior class is represented in the Homecoming Court by Jacob Flanigan, Haley Carroll, Jax King, Monique Fred, Aaron Mitchell, Mykayla Mayfield, Zach […]

18-consecutive regular season wins for Raiders

18-consecutive regular season wins for Raiders

Navarre’s football team kept its perfect record intact Friday night with a 17-13 come-from-behind win over Escambia at Emmitt Smith Field. The Raiders trailed 13-0 less than six minutes into the game but shut the Gators out in the second half. Down 13-3 at halftime, Caine Adamson and Michael Carter both rushed for touchdowns to […]