Florida High School girls weightlifting

Raiders finish seventh at state weightlifting meet

Raiders finish seventh at state weightlifting meet

Navarre’s streak of consecutive state championships ended Friday in Panama City Beach with a seventh-place finish at the state meet. The Raider girls weightlifting team came into the meet looking for its fifth consecutive title and sixth in seven years. “We knew it was going to a difficult task to hold on to the team […]

A look at where Raider lifters rank going into state

A look at where Raider lifters rank going into state

Winning a state championship in weightlifting comes down to numbers. There are 20 weight divisions. Fifteen lifters are competing for Navarre’s girls weightlifting team, which has won the last four state championships. This is the most of any school at the state meet, which takes place Friday at Arnold in Panama City. The meet begins […]

Six Raiders earn automatic bids to state

Six Raiders earn automatic bids to state

Six members of  Navarre’s girls weightlifting team claimed regional titles at the Region 1-2A meet Tuesday. Their first-place finish assures them of a spot at the state meet Feb. 8 in Panama City. Kiara Latouche (101), Jelyna Bly (110), Veronica Hall (139), Julia McMaster (169), Suki Clinkenbeard (183) and Alexis Prather (unlimited) won their respective […]

Navarre sending 18 to regional in girls weightlifting

Navarre sending 18 to regional in girls weightlifting

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team is sending 18 to the regional and is the champion of the district once again. The Raiders, who had a total of 20 competing in the meet, scored 77 points, well ahead of second-place Niceville, which finished with 50 points at the four-team district meet Wednesday in Navarre. Fort Walton Beach […]

McMaster makes impressive first impression in powerlifting

McMaster makes impressive first impression in powerlifting

Over the Thanksgiving break Julia McMaster was working out at the Golden Ape Cross-Fit Club in Decatur, Alabama. While there, another gym member approached her. “He said he had seen me working out and asked if I might be interested in joining their local powerlifting team. They planned to enter a tournament in Decatur that […]

Navarre’s weightlifting team picks up another win

Navarre’s weightlifting team picks up another win

Archbishop McCarthy and the Navarre Raiders demonstrated what sportsmanship is all about as they surrounded the last two lifters. As Natalya Garza and Alexis Prather each attempted their last lift, the other lifters screamed encouragement. When each successfully completed their lift, everyone in the weight room congratulated them. It did not matter which team the […]

Navarre weightlifters roll past Vikings

Navarre weightlifters roll past Vikings

Navarre’s girls weightlifters are running out of time to make improvements before the district, regional and state championships. At home on Dec. 6, they put in some strong efforts against Fort Walton Beach, winning 75- 8. The Raiders won first place in every weight class with some of the lifters achieving new personal-best lifts. Amiyah […]

Raiders dominate another weightlifting meet

Raiders dominate another weightlifting meet

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team traveled to Niceville to take on a much-improved Eagle squad. However, after all of the points were counted, the mighty Raiders continued their dominance with a 65-25 victory over the Eagles. The Raiders started the meet with a win in the 101-pound weight class by Amiyah Carnall and a second-place finish […]

Triple Threat! Raiders win third consecutive weightlifting crown

Triple Threat! Raiders win third consecutive weightlifting crown

Navarre climbed to the top of the girls weightlifting mountain Thursday at Belleview High School, winning its third consecutive 2A state championship. With Payton Watson and Savannah Diel repeating as state champions in their respective weight classes, the Raiders racked up 29 points at the meet to claim their fourth title in the last five […]

Raiders in first after completion of morning session at state weightlifting meet

Raiders in first after completion of morning session at state weightlifting meet

Navarre is one step closer to winning a third consecutive championship in girls weightlifting after the completion of the morning session at the state meet at Belleview High School. The Raiders have 10 points, holding a three-point lead over seven other teams tied for second. Five weight classes remain, including the 101and 119 pound classes, which […]

Girls weightlifting team aims to hit jackpot again

Girls weightlifting team aims to hit jackpot again

Inside his office on a Thursday afternoon, Navarre girls weightlifting coach Garrett Bagley is talking to a couple of his lifters about what they should be focused on during their workouts for that day. “Every time I write a workout on the board, it’s like the winning lottery numbers. You just have to play them,” […]

Raider weightlifters capture regional title in convincing fashion

Raider weightlifters capture regional title in convincing fashion

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team keeps raising the bar. Just when it seems like the Raiders can do no more than they already have, the two-time reigning state champions dominated the 2A regional Tuesday afternoon at Fort Walton Beach, scoring 98 points to win the crown. 2016 state champions Payton Watson and Savannah Diel led the […]

Raiders lifters dominate their own invitational

Raiders lifters dominate their own invitational

The Lady Raiders placed first among the 11 teams participating in the Raider Invitational Dec. 7, winning seven of 10 weight divisions. They also earned three second-place finishes as the Raiders scored 93 points. Pine Forest was the closest competitor with 27 points. The meet was the largest one the Raiders will compete in until […]

Raider weightlifters dominate invite at Fort Walton

Raider weightlifters dominate invite at Fort Walton

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team dominated the Fort Walton Beach Invitational on Dec. 1 at Choctaw. The Raider weightlifters won a first place finish in each of the 10 weight divisions. The Raiders also finished second in seven weight divisions. The final score was Navarre 75, Fort Walton Beach 23 and Choctaw 15. Current state champion […]

Navarre girls weightlifting program sees explosive growth

Navarre girls weightlifting program sees explosive growth

After winning three state girls’ weightlifting championships in four years, there has been a virtual explosion of interest in the sport. “Each year there has been an increase in the popularity of the program,” Coach Garrett Bagley said. “For the past few years, we only had one weightlifting class. As interest grew, it became much […]

Bagley maintains high bar for lady lifters

Bagley maintains high bar for lady lifters

One of the walls inside Garrett Bagley’s Navarre High School office is covered with newspaper clippings highlighting the accomplishments of his girls weightlifting team during the last four years. It’s been quite a run. Bagley has guided the Raiders to three titles in that time, including the last two. Navarre finished second the year (2014) […]

Eight Raiders qualify for state weightlifting meet

Eight Raiders qualify for state weightlifting meet

The Raiders easily won the Regional (also called the sectionals or state qualifying) meet at Navarre on Jan. 19. The Raiders scored 103 points in the meet. The next closest team was Pine Forest, scoring 26 points. “The Florida High School Sports Association changed the method girls’ state competitors are chosen,” Coach Garrett Bagley said. […]