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Navarre’s girls soccer team plays Dolphins to tie

Navarre’s girls soccer team plays Dolphins to tie

Navarre’s girls soccer team hosted its in-county rival, Gulf Breeze, last Tuesday night. The teams were evenly matched and the showdown ended in a 0-0 tie. No one was surprised. With the district championship tournament looming next week, both teams looked forward to playing a quality team prior to the districts. The players know each […]

Navarre suffers OT loss to Gulf Breeze

Navarre suffers OT loss to Gulf Breeze

With a little over five minutes left in the opening half of Friday night’s rivalry game against Gulf Breeze, Navarre had a double-digit lead. It appeared the Raiders were on their way to their biggest win of the season. By the end of the regulation, the game was tied, the Raiders and Eagles headed to […]

Celebration time! Raiders win the Beach Bowl

Celebration time! Raiders win the Beach Bowl

Teammates tried to distract Chris Williams during a post game interview. Williams smiled and even a laughed a little. But he  never lost his focus. The same can be said about the Navarre Raiders in their 40-12 dismantling of Gulf Breeze  in the Beach Bowl Friday night. The Raiders dominated all three phases of the […]

Navarre, Gulf Breeze set to square off in rivalry game

Navarre, Gulf Breeze set to square off in rivalry game

Bring on the Beach Bowl. Navarre and Gulf Breeze play their rivalry game tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. A lot is on the line. There’s the District 2-6A championship and automatic berth to the playoffs. There’s also bragging rights and a Beach Bowl trophy. This is 11th time the Raiders and […]

Beach Bowl up next for the Raiders

Beach Bowl up next for the Raiders

As the thrill of victory soaked in late Friday night, the Navarre players celebrating a 49-12 District 2-6A win over Milton inside the fieldhouse, the enjoyment was expected to carry on into the weekend, though the focus was on a huge game on the horizon. Gulf Breeze is next for the state-ranked Raiders. As expected […]

Navarre stuns Gulf Breeze in regular-season finale

Navarre stuns Gulf Breeze in regular-season finale

Navarre stunned Gulf Breeze 1-0 Friday night to close out the regular season in impressive fashion and then opened district tournament play Monday with a 10-0 win over Crestview. The Raiders handed the rival Dolphins their first loss of the season. A goal by Autumn Slaybaugh accounted for the only scoring in the game. Jessika […]

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 […]

Navarre assured of top four seed in regional playoffs

Navarre assured of top four seed in regional playoffs

Navarre is ranked fifth in this week’s FHSAA Playoff Power Ratings poll. But that will change Sunday when the postseason pairings are released. Because the Raiders clinched the District 2-6A championship Friday night with a 29-23 win over Gulf Breeze, they are assured are of moving into the top four in Region 1. Navarre, which is […]

Sweet revenge for Raiders in Beach Bowl

Sweet revenge for Raiders in Beach Bowl

Josh Carter held the Navarre flag in his hand, the same flag he had planted in the middle of Dolphin Stadium after the 10th-ranked Raiders held on for a riveting 29-23 win over rival Gulf Breeze Friday night in front of a standing-room only crowd. He was happy. So were his teammates. The fans were […]

It’s Beach Bowl time

It’s Beach Bowl time

It’s Beach Bowl time. Navarre and Gulf Breeze will play their annual rivalry game Friday night at Dolphin Stadium in Gulf Breeze. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. This will be the 10th meeting between the schools in which a trophy will be on the line. The Raiders have won eight of the nine meetings. […]

Taylor looking forward to one last Beach Bowl with his dad

Taylor looking forward to one last Beach Bowl with his dad

Navarre senior linebacker Cade Taylor has mixed emotions about his final Beach Bowl Friday night. “I’m sad because it’s the last one, but I’m also really excited about it. It’s a big game and I’m glad I get to be a part of it with my dad.” His dad is Greg Taylor, Navarre’s defensive coordinator, […]

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 […]

Raiders survive tourney showdown with Dolphins

Raiders survive tourney showdown with Dolphins

As each shot was launched up, including two from beyond the arc by Gulf Breeze’s Luke McHenry, in the final frantic seconds of a riveting District 1-8A tournament semifinal showdown Tuesday night, Navarre head coach Taf Bentley could only hope his Raiders would find a way to hang on and extend their season. Bentley, in […]

Raiders dominate second half in win over Dolphins

Raiders dominate second half in win over Dolphins

With a chill in the air and the wind blowing, Navarre’s girls soccer team knew it would be at a disadvantage in the opening half of its game against Gulf Breeze Thursday night. The Raiders went against the wind in the opening half and found themselves down by a goal at halftime. It was a […]

Thrilling Beach Bowl results in painful ending for Raiders

Thrilling Beach Bowl results in painful ending for Raiders

Tears streamed down the faces of several Navarre football players. Even a few cheerleaders cried. One of the team managers sat on a cooler on the sideline with a dejected look on her face. Inside a silent Navarre locker room, an offensive lineman sat on a bench in front of a whiteboard with the words […]

Gulf Breeze in midst of storybook season under first-year head coach

Gulf Breeze in midst of storybook season under first-year head coach

One moment can change the course of a football team. Gulf Breeze head coach Bobby Clayton points to one in particular that helped set the stage for the storybook season the Dolphins have put together. It was during the spring game in May. Gulf Breeze turned the ball over deep in its own territory, putting […]

A look at the district football standings in Florida

A look at the district football standings in Florida

One week of district play is in the books for the Navarre Raiders (5-0), who opened up District 2-6A play with a 42-28 win over Pace Friday night. Gulf Breeze (5-1) is also 1-0 in the district after rolling past Milton 36-3. Both team step out of district play this week, with the eighth-ranked Raiders traveling […]

A look at the district football standings heading into week five

A look at the district football standings heading into week five

Navarre is one of two unbeaten teams out of District 2-6A heading into the fifth week of the high school football season. The Raiders, ranked seventh in the state and the reigning district champs, are 3-0 and coming off a 34-21 win over Choctaw Friday night. They have won their last 15 regular season games dating back […]

Raiders playing Dolphins for bragging rights and district crown

Raiders playing Dolphins for bragging rights and district crown

Caine Adamson has split time at quarterback all season for the Navarre Raiders. With each passing week, the junior continues making strides. Adamson has shown he has the ability to throw the ball, completing 19 of his 35 passes for 250 yards and seven touchdowns, but he is a threat to run as well, picking […]