Florida High School Girls Basketball

Raiders rally for win over rival Dolphins

Raiders rally for win over rival Dolphins

In the past, Navarre’s girls basketball team has found itself in a hole and has been unable to dig itself out of it. The Raiders flipped the script Friday night against rival Gulf Breeze. Trailing by five at halftime, Navarre made the shots it needed to make and intensified its defensive effort as well in […]

Extra work pays off for Navarre’s girls basketball team

Extra work pays off for Navarre’s girls basketball team

During halftime of the junior varsity girls basketball game last Monday night, Navarre’s varsity team took the floor for a shooting drill. “We wanted to get a couple of extra shots in,” head coach Abby Fogg said. “The warmups before our game go so quick, so we saw it as a good time to get […]

Raiders off to perfect start to season

Raiders off to perfect start to season

This wasn’t a pretty win, a polished display of offense and defense, but that’s just fine in this instance for the Navarre Raiders’ girls basketball team. Winning a game that at times was rugged worked just fine last Tuesday afternoon against Escambia. The Raiders put forth their usual effort that has come to be expected […]

Raiders’ rally falls short on senior night

Raiders’ rally falls short on senior night

Navarre’s senior night was spoiled by Milton. The Raiders fell 52-44 to the Panthers last Tuesday after nearly rallying for a victory. They trailed 33-31 going into the fourth, fell behind by seven and then cut the lead to two before Milton pulled away for good. Two free throws by Killian Casey cut the Milton […]

Win over Dolphins perfect medicine for Raiders

Win over Dolphins perfect medicine for Raiders

Colds, coughs, and even the flu plagued Navarre’s girls basketball team this week. Not ideal for the Raiders with a showdown against rival Gulf Breeze on tap. But winning cures everything, even illness, and the Raiders felt rejuvenated after knocking off the Dolphins 57-55 in a thrilling District 1-8A battle Thursday night. Killian Casey turned […]

Raiders hold off Gators

Raiders hold off Gators

Nothing came easy for Navarre’s girls basketball team Monday night against Escambia. But the Raiders won a thriller against the Gators, surviving with a 53-51 victory, the players running off the floor as time expired to celebrate their win. “We like to keep it exciting here at Navarre,” first-year head coach Abby Fogg said with […]

Raiders battle until the final buzzer

Raiders battle until the final buzzer

Effort wasn’t an issue. Navarre’s girls basketball team battled until the final buzzer against Crestview Thursday night. Getting shots to fall consistently, however, ultimately hurt the Raiders in a 36-30 loss to the Bulldogs. Navarre dropped its third consecutive game and is 1-6. All of Navarre’s points in the first quarter came from the free-throw […]

Raiders battle until the end in tough loss to Dolphins

Raiders battle until the end in tough loss to Dolphins

Down by double digits at one point, Navarre’s girls basketball team refused to fold in a 59-44 loss to Gulf Breeze Thursday night. The Raiders trailed 33-21 at halftime but trimmed their deficit to 41-37 going into the fourth quarter. Despite losing for the fourth time this season, the Raiders (1-4) were able to point […]

Fogg ready to build strong girls basketball program at Navarre

Fogg ready to build strong girls basketball program at Navarre

Abby Fogg is excited about the opportunity in front of her as the new head coach of Navarre’s girls basketball team. She said being a head coach is something she has been hoping for since getting into coaching three years ago as a junior varsity head coach and a varsity assistant at Central School 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 win thriller against Jaguars

Raiders win thriller against Jaguars

Navarre’s girls basketball team won its final home game of the regular season Monday night, knocking off West Florida Tech 45-43 in a thrilling non-conference game. The Raiders picked up their fourth win of the year behind a stellar effort from Ty Stringfield. The senior standout lit up the scoreboard for 17 points and pulled […]

Stringfield and Buckner stay the course during challenging season

Stringfield and Buckner stay the course during challenging season

It’s not the senior season Ty Stringfield and Skye Buckner dreamed about. But it’s the only one they have and they are making the most of it. Engaging and upbeat, and even breaking out in laughter at times, the seniors smile as they reflect on a challenging season for Navarre’s girls basketball team. Some days […]

Raiders’ comeback attempt falls short in loss to Jaguars

Raiders’ comeback attempt falls short in loss to Jaguars

On the brink of a comeback early in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, Navarre’s girls basketball team couldn’t slow down Mobile Christian down the stretch and fell 40-22 to the Jaguars in a non-conference game at home. Knocked back on their heels at the start of the game, falling behind 10-0 right out of the […]

Raiders give all-out effort in loss to Patriots

Raiders give all-out effort in loss to Patriots

Less than a week after learning Jackie Coyne had stepped down unexpectedly as the head coach, Navarre’s girls basketball team went out last Monday night and put forth every ounce of effort it had in a 39-36 loss to county rival Pace. The Raiders stayed right with the Patriots throughout the night, trailing just 38-36 […]

Coyne steps down as head coach of Raiders

Coyne steps down as head coach of Raiders

Navarre head girls basketball coach Jackie Coyne has resigned. She has also stepped down as a teacher as well. “It’s my time to be out,” Coyne said in a phone interview Tuesday morning. “I just think my time is best served enjoying time with my family and spending my energy to make a difference in […]

Coyne sees great potential in young team

Coyne sees great potential in young team

Last year was special for Navarre’s girls basketball team. The Raiders turned their fortunes around under first-year head coach Jackie Coyne, winning a district championship and punching a ticket to the regional tournament. But with seven seniors lost to graduation, Navarre is expected to be a much different team this year. Only two seniors are […]

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 […]