Florida High School Softball

Raiders pick up huge district win over Panthers

Raiders pick up huge district win over Panthers

Pressure reached a boiling point late last Thursday night. Navarre found itself on the brink of disappointment in a softball showdown at home against Milton, its two-run lead no longer as safe as it once seemed to be. The bases were loaded, the fans were on the edge of their seats and the Panthers were […]

Navarre rallies for win over Owensboro

Navarre rallies for win over Owensboro

A four-run explosion in the bottom of the sixth inning propelled Navarre’s softball team to a 6-3 win over Owensboro Catholic out of Kentucky last Tuesday. The comeback started when shortstop Kallie Anderson swatted a pitch over the left field fence, tying the game at 3-3. Rachel Hester nearly followed with a homer of her own, the ball landing […]

Team effort keeps Raiders rolling in right direction

Team effort keeps Raiders rolling in right direction

Allison Gutierrez started to give up hits in the late innings against Spanish Fort last Monday night. She even allowed a run. But while her early dominance began to fade just slightly, Gutierrez didn’t back down, just as this Navarre Raiders softball team has refused to back down from any challenge that has come its […]

Four Raiders compete for East in all-star game

Four Raiders compete for East in all-star game

Navarre softball standouts Emma Thomas, Nathalie Holbrook, Britney Silver and Morgan Marquis competed for the East in the Subway All-Star Game Thursday night at the University of West Florida Softball Complex in Pensacola. For the first time in their career, the final score did not matter. It was an honor just to be chosen for […]

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 cap regular season with thrilling win over Dolphins

Raiders cap regular season with thrilling win over Dolphins

Hanna Stapleton had the ball in her hands and prepared to fire a pitch at the plate just as she has done countless times in her career at Navarre over the last four years. She had already put away the first two Gulf Breeze batters without much trouble, making the two strikeouts she recorded in […]

Despite late rally, Navarre falls to Niceville

Despite late rally, Navarre falls to Niceville

Navarre’s girls softball team scored two runs in the sixth and seventh innings, but it wasn’t enough as the Niceville Eagles won the district contest by an 8-4 score at Navarre March 26. For the first four innings, Morgan Marquis shut out the Eagles while striking out eight. Marquis found herself in trouble in the […]

Explosive fifth inning propels Raider softball team to win

Explosive fifth inning propels Raider softball team to win

Down six runs in the top of the second inning against Choctaw Tuesday night, it wasn’t looking good for Navarre’s softball team. Head coach Kelly Hayes never stopped believing. Her team didn’t either. “The one thing about our team is they always come back no matter what,” Hayes said. “They might not always win, but they […]

Raiders show promise in preseason action

Raiders show promise in preseason action

Kelly Hayes watched as her Navarre softball team racked up hit after hit in a preseason game against Pensacola last Wednesday night in Gulf Breeze. The Raiders dominated the Tigers offensively, rolling to an 18-2 victory, and Hayes was pleased to see the team click in that manner even if the game didn’t count in […]

Taylor set for next step of softball career

Taylor set for next step of softball career

Calllan Taylor walked off the softball field at the University of West Florida late Thursday night wearing a smile, the thrill of a 5-4 victory for the East in the Subway High School All-Star Game being the reason behind it. Soon enough, that very same field will be her home for the next four years […]

Hits tough to come by in loss to Bulldogs

Hits tough to come by in loss to Bulldogs

Some losses sting a little more than others and Navarre’s 2-1 setback to Crestview in a District 2-7A game last week hurt. The Raiders were within striking distance of victory all night but struck out far too often to come out on top against the Bulldogs because of a 16-strikeout performance by Taylor Rolison. “She […]