Navarre Raiders girls 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 […]

The view from the press box

The view from the press box

The Lead In Navare’s girls soccer team is rolling. The Raiders have won their last four games and begin District 1-6A tournament play Tuesday night against Crestview or Pace. And there’s no question momentum matters at this time of the year. Navarre closed out the regular season with an 8-0 win over Tate Tuesday night. […]

Raiders tame Panthers

Raiders tame Panthers

Hailey Bastian pulled off a hat trick Nov. 26 as the Raiders beat Milton 4-1.  Those goals gave her the team lead in scoring, just one ahead of Cami Acevedo – who also scored against the Panthers. Head coach Rob Simon called it “a dominant performance.”  Navarre is 5-1 overall and 3-1 in district play. The Raiders appear to be finding a groove.  […]

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 […]

Navarre top seed for district tournament

Navarre top seed for district tournament

Navarre is the No. 1 seed for the District 1-4A tournament that begins next Friday night. The higher seeds host first-round home games. The Raiders face Escambia in the tourney opener Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Second-seeded Niceville plays Crestview in its opener. Tate and Washington square off in a […]

Raiders prevail in battle with Trojans

Raiders prevail in battle with Trojans

There was never a feeling Navarre was in any danger of losing to Tallahassee Lincoln in a girls soccer showdown Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Raiders did what they needed to do to stay a step ahead of the Trojans in a game that wasn’t always pretty but looked it on the […]

Navarre and Niceville play to a tie

Navarre and Niceville play to a tie

Navarre and Niceville squared off in girls soccer last Tuesday night, renewing their rivalry in Navarre on a wet and muddy field. The two rivals have quite a history, having battled each other in the district and regional finals the last few seasons. This season, both teams seemed to be evenly matched. The score at […]

Martino has high expectations for season ahead at Daytona State

Martino has high expectations for season ahead at Daytona State

Tori Martino didn’t hold back setting goals for the season at Daytona State College. Red-shirted a year ago while battling back from a knee injury, Martino told her coach in the spring she had high expectations. “We had individual meetings and my coach asked me what my goals were. I told her I wanted to […]

Raider soccer team records two shutouts, ties with Niceville

Raider soccer team records two shutouts, ties with Niceville

Navarre put together another successful week on the soccer field, shutting out Pace and Ocean Springs and then battling fellow regional power Niceville to a tie. The Raiders improved to 4-0-2 overall and are 3-0-1 in district play. Raiders 4, Pace 0 The Raiders traveled to Pace last Tuesday and blanked the Patriots 4-0. Jennifer […]