High School Soccer

Despite fog, Raiders clear a path to regional victory

Despite fog, Raiders clear a path to regional victory

Foggy conditions didn’t keep Navarre’s girls soccer team from clearing a path to victory in its Region 1-6A tournament opener Tuesday night. The Raiders scored two minutes into the game on a goal by Mai Vacks and never looked back, beating the Golden Eagles 4-1 at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Third-seeded Navarre (17-5-2) advances to […]

Shutout loss ends Raiders’ hopes for district title

Shutout loss ends Raiders’ hopes for district title

Navarre’s boys soccer team had high hopes of playing for a District 1-6A championship for the third consecutive season. But that dream had a dagger driven through it Friday night at the Ashton Brosnaham Complex in Pensacola as the Raiders suffered a 1-0 loss to Tate. Hoping to earn another shot at reigning district champ […]

Second-half rally propels Raiders to district title

Second-half rally propels Raiders to district title

The drought is over. Five years after winning their last district championship, the Raiders finally hoisted a trophy again. They did it by rallying for a 3-2 win over Niceville in the District 1-6A title game Friday night. Hailey Bastian scored the game-winner in the 69th minute under the lights of Bennett C. Russell Stadium, […]

Raiders advance to final against rival Eagles

Raiders advance to final against rival Eagles

Navarre and Niceville are set to play for the District 1-6A tournament championship once again. The Raiders advanced with a 3-0 win over Pace Tuesday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. They now face Niceville, which rolled over Tate 6-0, on Friday in a 6 p.m. district title game at home. The game was originally […]

Raiders top Jaguars, nearly stun Dolphins

Raiders top Jaguars, nearly stun Dolphins

Navarre’s girls soccer team might’ve dropped a tough one against Gulf Breeze, falling 3-2, but they also drenched West Florida 4-1, gaining momentum for the season’s final push.  The Raiders (10-5-2) battled the rival Dolphins Thursday, and blustery winds from the west made playing the ball difficult, especially in the second half. “We were having issues just […]

Navarre sandwiches two wins around loss to Eagles

Navarre sandwiches two wins around loss to Eagles

Navarre’s girls soccer team sandwiched a loss to Niceville with a pair of lopsided road wins last week. The first blemish on the Raiders’ record was a 2-0 loss in Niceville Thursday. However, Navarre (5-1) crushed West Florida 6-2 and blanked Pace 5-0. In a scoring explosion Nov. 19 against West Florida, Megan Kirby scored […]

Navarre off to strong start to its boys soccer season

Navarre off to strong start to its boys soccer season

Hayden Richard warmed up on the sideline every chance he had, the bone-chilling wind gusting throughout this cold November night at the Navarre Soccer Complex. On the field, Richard was hot as ever, scoring twice to lead Navarre’s boys soccer team to a 3-1 season-opening victory over Pensacola Catholic Tuesday night. “I felt all right. […]

Navarre falls in close game with rival Dolphins

Navarre falls in close game with rival Dolphins

Hailey Bastian scored twice and Autumn Slaybaugh added another goal in Navarre’s 4-3 preseason loss to Gulf Breeze last Wednesday. Head coach Robert Simon was more interested in effort than the final score. “I’m very happy,” Simon said. “To come out healthy is probably my No. 1 priority. Number 2, the girls played well. There was a lot […]

Girls soccer team takes aim at another successful season

Girls soccer team takes aim at another successful season

With a nucleus of players who took Navarre to the regional tournament last year, Navarre’s girls soccer team returned to the practice field Oct. 21. Seventy-eight athletes tried out, and three days later, head coach Robert Simon published a list of 19 players for the varsity squad. It features eight seniors, five juniors, four sophomores and two freshmen. Last […]

Boys soccer team enters year with high expectations

Boys soccer team enters year with high expectations

Its top three scorers are all back and just four players are gone from a Navarre boys soccer team that won 16 games and finished as the district runner-up for the second time in three seasons. Expectations are high to say the least, and the Raiders understand as much. They embrace the challenge of living […]

Seward sisters help lead way in all-star win

Seward sisters help lead way in all-star win

Jessika Seward has one heck of a leg. The Navarre senior scored twice from the goalie position and a third goal while sitting on the bench during the Subway All-Star Soccer Game Thursday night at the Ashton Brosnaham Complex in Pensacola. “It’s crazy. My leg is strong,” Seward said during a post-game interview. It would […]