Football

Ring it up for Randolph

Ring it up for Randolph

Quentin Randolph remembers back to when the University of West Florida first announced it was going to have football. Randolph was at Navarre at the time. He talked with his teammates about one day getting the opportunity to play college ball locally. That dream came true. Though he didn’t get on the field right away […]

Let’s support our athletes, by keeping everyone safe

Let’s support our athletes, by keeping everyone safe

When COVID-19 shut down schools, sports and athletic activities last spring, everyone was taken by surprise. We had heard about a disease that originated in China, but most of us didn’t expect it not only arrive but change the world as we’d known it. On the list of those affected were high school athletes, some […]

Stingrays battle Gators tough in season-opening loss

Stingrays battle Gators tough in season-opening loss

For most of this hot and muggy September night in Northwest Florida, Lighthouse Private Christian Academy stood on the cusp of pulling off a stunning win. But momentum swung in the fourth quarter against Baker. The Stingrays gave up 23 points in the final 12 minutes of play in a 35-12 season-opening loss Friday to […]

Football in the Gulf South on hold until 2021

Football in the Gulf South on hold until 2021

The Gulf South Conference is pushing football to 2021. Volleyball and soccer won’t be played either until January. Meanwhile, the start of men’s and women’s basketball is on hold until January as well because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCAA Division II conference made its announcement Wednesday morning. The sports that have been postponed have […]

Brinsfield battles through his share of adversity

Brinsfield battles through his share of adversity

Four lockers away from where Brian Brinsfield is standing is Troy Aikman, the future Hall of Fame quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. It’s the summer of 1995. Brinsfield, a long snapper, is in training camp with a team on the doorstep of winning its third Super Bowl in four seasons. “I’m thinking in my mind […]

Patriots show interest in Jordan Leggett

Patriots show interest in Jordan Leggett

Jordan Leggett could be on the move. The New England Patriots have expressed interest in the former Navarre Raider. Leggett won a national championship while at Clemson where he established himself as one of the best tight ends in the nation. Leggett spent last season on the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after […]

Pigskin Picks contest goes down to the wire

Pigskin Picks contest goes down to the wire

LSU and Clemson are playing for the national championship Monday night in New Orleans. Jayer Williamson and Irish Bill Hammel are as well. Williamson and Hammel are the last two standing in the battle for the Pigskin Picks crown, and the winner of the annual contest will be decided the same night a champion is […]

Raider football team focused on weight room in offseason

Raider football team focused on weight room in offseason

It wasn’t long before junior linebacker Bailey Huston was back in the weight room along with his teammates on the Navarre football team. Burned by the feeling of missing the playoffs, that disappointment has provided fuel to the fire of the Raiders’ motivation. It’s why they have hit the ground running in the offseason. “We […]

Raiders put potential on display in win over Bulldogs

Raiders put potential on display in win over Bulldogs

Potential has been within reach all season for Navarre. The Raiders  just haven’t lived up to it. But it was different Friday night. Everything fell into place in Navarre’s 52-14 District 1-7A victory over Crestview at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The offense put up more points than it has in any other game this season […]

UWF scores a touchdown for Escambia County’s economy

UWF scores a touchdown for Escambia County’s economy

Blue Wahoos Stadium is buzzing an hour before kickoff on a beautiful Saturday night in September. Over the next three hours, the Argonauts will light up the scoreboard the same way they have lit up Escambia County with dollar signs.   Read the full article in the Sept. 26 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Logan Bush of Milton now part of Argonauts thanks to Team IMPACT

Logan Bush of Milton now part of Argonauts thanks to Team IMPACT

Logan Bush was asked by one of the University of West Florida football players to show off his touchdown dance during a news conference Thursday afternoon. He obliged, getting out in front of the crowd on hand and moving up and down and side to side, waving his arms in the air, drawing cheers from […]

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 […]