Navarre Raiders Softball

Softball workouts aid in transition to high school

Softball workouts aid in transition to high school

Harmony Stafford is on the field at shortstop during Navarre’s summer league softball game against Tate. She’s in the spot once held down by four-year starter Kallie Anderson, who graduated in May as one of the best in program history. “It’s a lot of pressure, but it’s good. I’m having fun,” Stafford said. Stafford is […]

Navarre softball team hard at work in summer months

Navarre softball team hard at work in summer months

Summer practice rolls on under the hot Florida sun on a Thursday morning in late June. Navarre softball players are fielding balls in the infield and outfield and locked in on sharpening their swings as well. “It’s just about getting better, improving every day,” rising senior Allison Gutierrez said. “We had a great season last […]

Softball players make most of all-star opportunity

Softball players make most of all-star opportunity

They were asked to get together and take one more picture late Thursday night at the UWF Softball Complex in Pensacola, their last one as high school athletes. Navarre’s Kallie Anderson, Emily Cannington and Lakin Grindland obliged. Their smiles spoke volumes about the friendship they share and the enjoyment they had playing in the Subway […]

Closer look at Navarre’s Subway All-Star softball players

Closer look at Navarre’s Subway All-Star softball players

Editor’s Note: The 2019 Subway All-Star Softball Game is June 6 at the UWF Softball Complex on the campus of the University of West Florida. Game time is 6 p.m. The game features standout seniors from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. Kallie Anderson, Emily Cannington and Lakin Grindland have been selected to represent Navarre […]

Navarre rallies for win over Owensboro

Navarre rallies for win over Owensboro

A four-run explosion in the bottom of the sixth inning propelled Navarre’s softball team to a 6-3 win over Owensboro Catholic out of Kentucky last Tuesday. The comeback started when shortstop Kallie Anderson swatted a pitch over the left field fence, tying the game at 3-3. Rachel Hester nearly followed with a homer of her own, the ball landing […]

Team effort keeps Raiders rolling in right direction

Team effort keeps Raiders rolling in right direction

Allison Gutierrez started to give up hits in the late innings against Spanish Fort last Monday night. She even allowed a run. But while her early dominance began to fade just slightly, Gutierrez didn’t back down, just as this Navarre Raiders softball team has refused to back down from any challenge that has come its […]

Navarre’s softball team falls to Niceville in district tourney

Navarre’s softball team falls to Niceville in district tourney

Navarre’s softball team was eliminated by Niceville 5-2 at Milton April 25 in the opening round of the district playoffs. Throughout the season, the Raiders demonstrated the potential to challenge any team. They were in most games until the last out. All they needed was a clutch hit or maybe a big defensive play that […]