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Raider Day 5k Fun Run/Walk

The Raider Day 5K will be held at the Navarre Youth Sports Complex, 8840 High School Blvd., from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for students, $15 without t-shirt and $30 with t-shirt. All proceeds of the Raider Day 5K go to the Navarre High School and NYSA Football Programs. Register online at www.nysasports.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1277922.

Casey continues chase of NFL dream at pro day

Casey continues chase of NFL dream at pro day

Gatlin Casey sprinted down the field with everything he had, doing his best to impress those watching during a pro day at the University of West Florida’s Pen Air Field. Amid the crowd of onlookers was Rick Reiprish, a senior scouting assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Casey displayed his speed in the 40-yard dash and […]

Raider yuletide revelers

Raider yuletide revelers

Navarre head coach Jay Walls and members of his football team spent Thursday, Dec. 6 going around town singing Christmas Carols as a way to thank the sponsors of the team for their support during the season. Walls was joined by Chris Williams, Quinn Caballero, Jacobi Smith, Josh Carter, Matt Downey, Dante Wright and Evan […]

NFL hopeful looking for encouraging family

NFL hopeful looking for encouraging family

Gauge is a well-natured teen with a ready smile and a contagious laugh. Although Gauge describes himself as a little shy, he loves to meet new people and opens up pretty easily.  He is also athletic and loves playing football. Gauge is goal-oriented, and he hopes to go to college to be an athletic trainer; […]

Jefferson, Raiders gear up for dress rehearsal

Jefferson, Raiders gear up for dress rehearsal

Jordan Jefferson has a small window of time to talk with a reporter before the start of practice Monday afternoon. Navarre’s standout senior defensive lineman walks into the fieldhouse fresh off the first day of school and hits on a full plate of topics. There’s the scrimmage that took place Friday night at Bennett C. […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ALARMS BLARE ABOUT RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN US ELECTIONS The Trump administration is facing bipartisan criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. 2. MIRACLE IN MEXICO All 103 aboard an Aeromexico jetliner have survived a fiery crash in Durango after the pilot aborted takeoff […]

Recruiting hype

Recruiting hype

Before social media became the hotbed for finding out anything and everything about someone else’s life, athletes around the nation had no idea who was getting what offer from what school. At least not instantly. Times have changed, according to Tony Carter, an assistant football coach at Navarre. Read the full article in the June […]

Faith in God unites Eagles

Faith in God unites Eagles

Religion can be a divisive topic in a locker room. For the Philadelphia Eagles, who will battle the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl Sunday in Minneapolis, faith in God has unified the team. Nick Foles, Carson Wentz, Zach Ertz, Trey Burton and Chris Maragos started a Bible study. There is a couple’s Bible […]

Super Bowl spending on the rise

Super Bowl spending on the rise

While TV viewership for the biggest sporting event in the U.S. is expected to be roughly on par with last year’s, projected spending has jumped to $15.3 billion for Super Bowl LII, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Super Bowl survey. As the Philadelphia Eagles square off with the New England Patriots, about 188.5 […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. LAWMAKERS PURSUE DEAL TO END SHUTDOWN Senate moderates in both parties search for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they race toward a vote to reopen the federal government and stop hundreds of thousands of furloughs. 2. WOMEN’S MARCHERS SEEK EMPOWERMENT “For us it’s all about women’s rights and we’re seeing them be […]

Sports provides opportunities for special needs children

Sports provides opportunities for special needs children

Carson Greenhaw knows no limits. His dreams have no limits either because autism isn’t something he allows to be a barrier. “He thinks he’s as big and tough as the big guys,” his mother Stacey said. “He truly believes he is a Raider and will play for them. He’s determined and certainly has perseverance. He […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHERE PROTESTS REMAIN DEADLY The largest demonstrations to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election have seen six days of unrest across the country and a death toll of at least 20. 2. WHO’S OFFERING TALKS TO NORTH KOREA South Korea proposes high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate […]

A look at how the top 10 teams fared over the weekend

A look at how the top 10 teams fared over the weekend

Navarre didn’t play this past weekend but the other nine teams in the 6A Associated Press poll did, including No. 1 Miami Central, which was knocked off 21-7 by No. 2 Miami Northwestern. Ranked 10th in last week’s poll, the Raiders take on rival Gulf Breeze this Friday night in the Beach Bowl. Kickoff is […]

Young Brien Carter maintains positive attitude as he battles leukemia

Young Brien Carter maintains positive attitude as he battles leukemia

Brien Carter’s dad points to a photo on the wall of their Navarre home. It’s a picture of Brien decked out in wrestling gear, and a medal hangs over it. A photo of Brien wearing his football uniform is next to it. Brien looks happy. He looks healthy. He looks like any other kid his […]

Raiders get back to work on the football field

Raiders get back to work on the football field

Navarre’s football team returned to the practice field Tuesday in preparation for Friday night’s game against Choctaw. The seventh-ranked Raiders had last Friday’s game against Crestview wiped out due to the threat of Hurricane Irma. The Santa Rosa County School District cancelled school Friday and Monday and all but a handful of athletic events were […]

Raiders kick off preseason camp

Raiders kick off preseason camp

Football practice for the 2017 season is officially underway for the Navarre Raiders. Navarre enters preseason camp on the heals of a successful two months of summer workouts. “Attendance was outstanding in the summer and the majority of our guys worked hard, but we have a lot of work to do in camp,” Navarre head coach […]

Sage Chambers overcomes injuries to set stage for big senior year

Sage Chambers overcomes injuries to set stage for big senior year

Sage Chambers didn’t get an opportunity to play a full season of football a year ago. He broke his clavicle in week three and then returned in week 10 before getting injured again in the opening round of a postseason run that ended with Navarre making it to the 6A state semifinals. It wasn’t an […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 22

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 22

FLORIDA COUNTY WON’T MOVE CONFEDERATE STATUE The Hillsborough County Commission voted 4-3 Wednesday not to remove a statue that was erected in Tampa in 1911. Called ‘Memoria In Aeterna,’ it sits outside a courthouse administrative building and depicts two Civil War soldiers next to an obelisk. After listening to more than two hours of impassioned […]

Carter brothers expect greatness with C3 Sports

Carter brothers expect greatness with C3 Sports

Dwayne Carter has a bag packed by the door and is ready to travel the moment he gets a call from an NFL team that decides to give him a shot at his pro football dream. For the time being, he’s diligently working to grow the athletic apparel business he started with his two brothers, […]

Raiders shine off the field as well as on it

Raiders shine off the field as well as on it

Navarre’s football team hit the beach last week but it had nothing to do with surfing, swimming or even a game of flag football on the sand. The Raiders were instead out at Navarre Beach for their annual beach clean-up day. Read the full article in the June 8 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online […]

Navarre football standouts sign with Gulf South Conference schools

Navarre football standouts sign with Gulf South Conference schools

Navarre football standouts Tyson Brown and Royce Thomas are headed to the next level to play football. Brown signed with Florida Tech Wednesday and Thomas inked a letter of intent with Shorter on national signing day. Both schools are in the Gulf South Conference, one of the most competitive leagues in NCAA Division II. “I’m […]

Super Bowl spending projected downward

Super Bowl spending projected downward

One of the United States’ most viewed football games of the year, and most viewed U.S. television events period, is expected to see a slight drop in viewership this year as the Atlanta Falcons face off against the New England Patriots for Super Bowl LI Feb. 5. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 […]

Rotary breakfast spotlights respect, competition in Raiders’-Dolphins’ rivalry

Rotary breakfast spotlights respect, competition in Raiders’-Dolphins’ rivalry

Intensity rises to another level in a game between two rivals, setting the stage for a showdown that can either bring out the best in athletic competition or shine a light on the worst of it. In the wake of what has happened in recent years during the Navarre-Gulf Breeze rivalry week — property has […]

18-consecutive regular season wins for Raiders

18-consecutive regular season wins for Raiders

Navarre’s football team kept its perfect record intact Friday night with a 17-13 come-from-behind win over Escambia at Emmitt Smith Field. The Raiders trailed 13-0 less than six minutes into the game but shut the Gators out in the second half. Down 13-3 at halftime, Caine Adamson and Michael Carter both rushed for touchdowns to […]

Teen depression can be conquered

Teen depression can be conquered

Alex Worthington was a 17-year-old football player with the Navarre High School Raiders. His mother, Liesa Worthington, described him as hardworking, always striving to be the best at what he does for those around him. But after a serious injury to his stomach, Alex was sidelined, and when he returned to the field, he was […]

Pen Air gives UWF million dollars for field

Pen Air gives UWF million dollars for field

What’s the name of a field worth? Apparently a million dollars. Pen Air Federal Credit Union took its partnership with the University of West Florida to another level Wednesday morning with a $1 million gift to the Pensacola school. In doing so, the artificial turf field, which is expected to one day be the site […]