district tournament

Raiders close out regular season in baseball

Raiders close out regular season in baseball

The Navarre baseball team’s last week of the regular season had one ugly outing followed by a shutout performance, and then capped off the week with a lopsided final game. In the end, the Raiders have a 12-12 record. But there’s still a shot at a district title and a berth in the regional tournament. First, the bad. The team committed seven errors and […]

Raiders finish as district runner-up

Raiders finish as district runner-up

Navarre Raiders head soccer coach Abdalla Elbaioumy lost his father-in-law last week. He passed away the day before a District 1-4A semifinal showdown against Washington. Elbaioumy was on his way to practice when he learned of the death. He could have turned around and gone home. Instead, he continued with his drive to practice that […]

Raiders ride unbeaten streak into district tourney

Raiders ride unbeaten streak into district tourney

Navarre wrapped up its regular season on a high note, riding a five-game unbeaten win streak into the District 1-4A tournament. The Raiders won four of their last five games and ended the season last Tuesday with a 0-0 tie against Pensacola Catholic. On Monday, Navarre crushed rival Gulf Breeze 5-0. Kobe Banks scored twice, […]

Curtain lowers on Navarre’s volleyball season

Curtain lowers on Navarre’s volleyball season

Navarre’s volleyball season came to an end Tuesday night. The Raiders were overwhelmed by powerhouse Niceville in a District 1-8A semifinal match. They lost in three games, falling 25-8, 25-18 and 25-12, and finish the year with an 8-18 record. First-year head coach Ryan Davenport gathered his team together after the match had ended, the […]

Raiders suffer close loss in district tourney

Raiders suffer close loss in district tourney

The Navarre Raiders were eliminated from the district softball playoffs by Milton last Tuesday, falling 1-0.  The Raiders entered the first round of the district playoff at Niceville as an underdog. They were riding a three-game losing streak and had lost twice during the season to Milton. However, those losses were by two runs and […]

Raiders struggle offensively in overtime loss to Eagles

Raiders struggle offensively in overtime loss to Eagles

A lead at halftime. No points in the third quarter.  A furious comeback attempt in the fourth. And ultimately an overtime loss and the end to the season. It was that kind of night for the Navarre Raiders in a 42-37 loss to Niceville in the semifinal round of the district boys basketball tournament in […]

Win over Aggies propels Raiders into district final

Win over Aggies propels Raiders into district final

Navarre’s girls soccer team advanced to the District 1-4A championship game with a 4-0 win over Tate Tuesday night in Pace. Jennifer Seward scored twice and has racked up five goals in the first two district tournament games. Anakah Madril and Kileigh Whited also punched in goals for the Raiders, who will square off with […]

Navarre stuns Gulf Breeze in regular-season finale

Navarre stuns Gulf Breeze in regular-season finale

Navarre stunned Gulf Breeze 1-0 Friday night to close out the regular season in impressive fashion and then opened district tournament play Monday with a 10-0 win over Crestview. The Raiders handed the rival Dolphins their first loss of the season. A goal by Autumn Slaybaugh accounted for the only scoring in the game. Jessika […]

Navarre’s softball team falls to Niceville in district tourney

Navarre’s softball team falls to Niceville in district tourney

Navarre’s softball team was eliminated by Niceville 5-2 at Milton April 25 in the opening round of the district playoffs. Throughout the season, the Raiders demonstrated the potential to challenge any team. They were in most games until the last out. All they needed was a clutch hit or maybe a big defensive play that […]

Raiders survive tourney showdown with Dolphins

Raiders survive tourney showdown with Dolphins

As each shot was launched up, including two from beyond the arc by Gulf Breeze’s Luke McHenry, in the final frantic seconds of a riveting District 1-8A tournament semifinal showdown Tuesday night, Navarre head coach Taf Bentley could only hope his Raiders would find a way to hang on and extend their season. Bentley, in […]

Season comes to a close for Navarre’s girls basketball team

Season comes to a close for Navarre’s girls basketball team

Right until the end, Navarre’s girls basketball team put forth effort. It just wasn’t enough to take down top-seeded Niceville in a District 1-8A semifinal battle Tuesday night in Navarre. Playing with nothing to lose and everything to gain, the Raiders saw their season come to a close in a 62-25 loss to the Eagles. […]

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 blast Eagles to win district title

Raiders blast Eagles to win district title

De’Naizha Elder danced around at the top of the 3-point line with a little more than two minutes to go in Navarre’s District 1-7A championship game against Niceville Friday night. The talented senior point guard was putting on a show with her ball-handling skills to kill the clock, the crowd enjoying every moment, the Eagles […]

Navarre battles to the end in district volleyball tourney

Navarre battles to the end in district volleyball tourney

On the brink of elimination, Navarre’s volleyball team showed the kind of fight and determination it has displayed all season. The Raiders wanted their season to continue and roared back from a six-point deficit against Tate to steal game four and force a fifth and deciding game in the District 1-7A district tournament semifinal. Game […]

Raider boys soccer district champs

Raider boys soccer district champs

Move over Pace. Step aside Niceville. At least for now, the Raiders are the kings and queens of District 1 4A soccer. One week after the Lady Raiders captured their first ever district crown in dramatic fashion over Niceville, the boys followed suit with an 8-0 victory over Fort Walton Beach in the title match of their […]