High School Basketball

Brown torching defenses as one of nation’s top scorers

Brown torching defenses as one of nation’s top scorers

Eddie Brown pulls up for a 3-pointer as the second half gets underway against Pine Forest last Tuesday night in Pensacola. The shot by the Lighthouse Private Christian Academy star swishes through the net and cuts the Stingrays’ deficit to two points. The remainder of the half is a tightly contested battle against the Eagles, […]

Raiders rebound with win over Washington

Raiders rebound with win over Washington

Navarre’s boys basketball team notched its ninth win of the season Saturday, defeating Washington, 56-42 in Pensacola. It was the Raiders’ third game of the week, which included losses to Tate (74-55) and rival Gulf Breeze (73-62). Since Christmas Day, the Raiders have gone 4-3, and their season record at this point is 9-7. Nine games remain on the Raiders’ […]

Raiders drop pair of games to Eagles and Aggies

Raiders drop pair of games to Eagles and Aggies

After a roaring start, Navarre’s boys basketball team dropped a pair of games last week, falling 44-40 to Niceville Tuesday before losing 77-62 to Tate. Navarre is now 4-2 overall and 0-1 in the district. Raider head coach Terry Posey continues to experiment with personnel. After a standout performance against Niceville, Posey inserted Tim Brewer […]

Raiders roll past Jaguars and Gators in boys basketball

Raiders roll past Jaguars and Gators in boys basketball

Navarre’s boys basketball team raised its season-opening win streak to four last week with a 57-40 win over the West Florida Jaguars last Thursday and a 65-53 win over Escambia Gators Friday.  Navarre’s defense swarmed and suffocated the Jags (0-2) through three quarters – giving up 23 points in the first three quarters.  “I felt we played really hard. Worked together,” Navarre head coach […]

Navarre opens season with win over Gators

Navarre opens season with win over Gators

Navarre opened its boys basketball season with a full helping of Gator last Monday, dropping Escambia 50-43.  Louis Carter’s driving layup from the right wing with 4:35 remaining proved to be the game-winning basket.  The Gators had a line-up that head coach Terry Posey summed up in two words, “They’re big.”  Posey started Joe Sczesny and Christian Vollmer in the front court, […]

Raiders split with Florida Dream at tourney

Raiders split with Florida Dream at tourney

A club basketball team with just six players hailing from four different schools defeated the Navarre Raiders 45-31 Sunday. The two squads battled for the division trophy in the Navarre Coast Classic. It was the second meeting of the tourney between the two teams. The first took overtime to finish. The final game was decided in a five-minute, second-half surge. […]

Raiders compete in all-star basketball games

Raiders compete in all-star basketball games

The high school careers of Navarre basketball standouts Matt Harshany, Andre Smith, Killian Casey and Arleigh East came to a close Friday night at the Subway All-Star Games at Pensacola State. All four represented the East squad at the event, which features seniors from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County schools. Read more about the […]

Raiders to compete in Shootout

Raiders to compete in Shootout

Navarre will once again play in one of the best tournaments of the holiday season when it travels to Fort Walton to compete in the Northwest Florida Shootout at Choctaw High School. The Raiders, winners of six consecutive games, begin tournament play today against private school powerhouse Evangelical Christian out of Tennessee. Tip-off is set […]

Harshany on radar of college recruiters as he gears up for senior season at Navarre

Harshany on radar of college recruiters as he gears up for senior season at Navarre

He once took a Chinese course at the University of West Florida. His ACT score is a 33. The military academies — Navy, Army, Air Force — along with Ivy League schools Princeton and Yale are showing interest in him. Then there is Duke. It’s willing to throw an academic scholarship offer Matt Harshany’s way. […]