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FHSAA officially cancels spring sports season

FHSAA officially cancels spring sports season

The Florida High School Athletic Association announced Monday the spring sports season will not resume. It was an expected decision after Gov. Ron DeSantis said Saturday that schools would remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Athletic-related activities cannot take place if schools aren’t open. The FHSAA is deeply saddened for the […]

Soccer teams ranked in top eight in latest playoff poll

Soccer teams ranked in top eight in latest playoff poll

Navarre’s girls and boys soccer teams are ranked in the top eight in the latest FHSAA 6A-Region 1 playoff rankings. The girls are in fifth fifth with an RPI of 11.786 but aren’t far off from moving into the top four. Fleming Island is just ahead of Navarre with an RPI of 11.795. Creekside (15.666), […]

Navarre prepares for district battle with Tate

Navarre prepares for district battle with Tate

Navarre is on the road Friday looking to end a three-game losing streak. The Raiders head to Cantonment to take on Tate in a 7 p.m. District 1-7A game at Pete Gindl Stadium. It’s the first meeting between the two teams since the second round of the playoffs in 2016. Navarre won that game 60-28. […]

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 […]

State track meet a success for Raiders

State track meet a success for Raiders

Navarre had two individuals and a relay team come away from the 3A state track meet with medals Saturday at the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. The 4×100 relay team of Dante Wright, Jaylen Shropshire, Nathan Crews and Evan Gourley clocked in with a time of 42.28 to place eighth. All four […]

Jefferson redeems himself by winning first title

Jefferson redeems himself by winning first title

Jordan Jefferson was supposed to contend for a state title a season ago. After bench pressing 375 pounds, he scratched in the clean and jerk.  He finished at the bottom of the standings in the heavyweight division, a long way from contention. But he was back at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach on […]

Just call Carter a champion again

Just call Carter a champion again

Josh Carter admits there were moments when he wondered if the hard work would pay off. That it would lead him down a path to another state championship in the 219-pound weight class. With a gold medal around his neck Friday afternoon at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach, the Navarre senior looks back […]

Gourley, Wright forced to choose between two sports

Gourley, Wright forced to choose between two sports

Evan Gourley and Dante Wright are multi-sport athletes at Navarre High School. They qualified for state in weightlifting. The problem is the district track meet in Santa Rosa Beach is Friday, the same day as the state weightlifting meet in Panama City Beach. The conflict put both athletes in a difficult spot, one they shouldn’t […]

Navarre gearing up for run at regional title repeat

Navarre gearing up for run at regional title repeat

Rock music blares to the point where it almost shakes the weight room on a Thursday morning, the sound loud enough to carry into the parking lot. Members of Navarre’s weightlifting team are having fun and working hard as they gear up for Friday’s Region 1-2A meet, which the Raiders are hosting starting at noon. […]

It’s playoff time! Raiders open against Patriots

It’s playoff time! Raiders open against Patriots

Navarre’s quest for the first state football championship in program history begins Friday night with a first-round home game against Pace. The Raiders kickoff the Region 1-6A playoffs against the Patriots at 7:30 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. If Navarre advances, it would play either Escambia or St. Augustine next Friday. “We have an […]

Raiders click on all cylinders in win over Eagles

Raiders click on all cylinders in win over Eagles

Defeating Niceville on the road is special. The Navarre Raiders did it in convincing fashion Friday night, hammering the Eagles 38-13 on a cold November evening at Eagle Stadium. Navarre ends the regular season at 9-1 and is poised to earn  the right to host the first three rounds of the Region 1-6A playoffs as […]

Navarre up to second in playoff poll

Navarre up to second in playoff poll

Navarre moved up one spot to second in the FHSAA 6A-Region 1 playoff power poll this week. The Raiders (6-0) have 43.17 points, second only to Pine Forest, which has 45.80 points and remains atop the poll, though Navarre edged the Eagles 26-25 two weeks ago at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Niceville is third with […]

Raiders third in first playoff poll

Raiders third in first playoff poll

Navarre is third in the first Florida High School Athletic Association playoff poll of the season. The Raiders check in with 42.80 points. Pine Forest, who the Raiders defeated 26-25 Friday night, are first in the poll with 45.25 points. Niceville is second with 43.40 points. Escambia (40.75), Gulf Breeze (38.40), St. Augustine (38.40), Crestview […]