Navarre Raiders

McMaster makes impressive first impression in powerlifting

McMaster makes impressive first impression in powerlifting

Over the Thanksgiving break Julia McMaster was working out at the Golden Ape Cross-Fit Club in Decatur, Alabama. While there, another gym member approached her. “He said he had seen me working out and asked if I might be interested in joining their local powerlifting team. They planned to enter a tournament in Decatur that […]

Baker making most of opportunities in college hoops

Baker making most of opportunities in college hoops

Tre Baker first college basketball game was impressive. He nearly delivered a double-double, scoring 6 points and snagging six rebounds in Mitchell College’s 85-72 loss to UMass-Boston two years ago. He even blocked two shots. “That was just being confident and having a love for the game,” Baker said. “I wasn’t expecting to play that […]

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 […]

Raiders rally for win over rival Dolphins

Raiders rally for win over rival Dolphins

In the past, Navarre’s girls basketball team has found itself in a hole and has been unable to dig itself out of it. The Raiders flipped the script Friday night against rival Gulf Breeze. Trailing by five at halftime, Navarre made the shots it needed to make and intensified its defensive effort as well in […]

Raiders release flag football schedule

Raiders release flag football schedule

Navarre’s first girls flag football season in program history kicks off in late February with a preseason tournament at Pace. The Raiders are scheduled to take on Pace Feb. 26 in a 7 p.m. showdown and play Tate two nights later at 5:30 p.m. to close out the tournament. The first official regular-season game takes […]

Dwayne Carter a role model for younger athletes

Dwayne Carter a role model for younger athletes

When Jordan Williams landed a walk-on opportunity at Troy, he gave credit to Dwayne Carter. The night Quentin Randolph had his breakout game for the University of West Florida football team in its opener against Carson-Newman, he made sure to mention Carter in his post-game press conference. “When I read about what those guys said, […]

Navarre makes a statement in win over Washington

Navarre makes a statement in win over Washington

A cell phone rang during the middle of a first-half water break for Navarre during its boys soccer showdown against Washington Wednesday night in Pensacola. It was head coach Abdalla Elbaioumy. Suspended for three weeks after his ejection for arguing a questionable call in the Raiders’ shutout loss to Pensacola Catholic two nights earlier, Elbaioumy […]

Raiders enjoy chance to play in all-star game

Raiders enjoy chance to play in all-star game

Late in the third quarter of the Subway All-Star Football Game Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium, the East was knocking on the door of the end zone. Navarre’s Chris Williams had just picked up a couple of more yards inside the 10-yard line of the West, putting the East in a position to strike. […]

Jefferson plays among best in North-South game

Jefferson plays among best in North-South game

Jordan Jefferson found himself in elite company this past weekend. Navarre’s standout senior defensive lineman played in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game in The Villages Saturday afternoon. He played on a defense that forced six turnovers and helped the North top the South 27-16. The North won for the first time since 2014. […]

Raider yuletide revelers

Raider yuletide revelers

Navarre head coach Jay Walls and members of his football team spent Thursday, Dec. 6 going around town singing Christmas Carols as a way to thank the sponsors of the team for their support during the season. Walls was joined by Chris Williams, Quinn Caballero, Jacobi Smith, Josh Carter, Matt Downey, Dante Wright and Evan […]

Navarre’s weightlifting team picks up another win

Navarre’s weightlifting team picks up another win

Archbishop McCarthy and the Navarre Raiders demonstrated what sportsmanship is all about as they surrounded the last two lifters. As Natalya Garza and Alexis Prather each attempted their last lift, the other lifters screamed encouragement. When each successfully completed their lift, everyone in the weight room congratulated them. It did not matter which team the […]

Navarre’s girls soccer team continues to roll

Navarre’s girls soccer team continues to roll

Navarre’s girls soccer team has yet to give up a goal this season The Raiders blanked three teams last week, rolling over Escambia 10-0, topping Washington 4-0 and cruising past Pace 5-0. Their game against Crestview Saturday was postponed because of rain. Navarre is 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the district. The Raiders traveled to […]

Extra work pays off for Navarre’s girls basketball team

Extra work pays off for Navarre’s girls basketball team

During halftime of the junior varsity girls basketball game last Monday night, Navarre’s varsity team took the floor for a shooting drill. “We wanted to get a couple of extra shots in,” head coach Abby Fogg said. “The warmups before our game go so quick, so we saw it as a good time to get […]

Football all-star team features nine Raiders

Football all-star team features nine Raiders

Navarre’s football team had a successful season. That has led to nearly a dozen Raiders earning a spot on the East squad at the Subway All-Star Game. Dante Wright, Josh Carter, Quinn Caballero, Alex Gilchrist, Matthew Downey, Kevin Taich, Bryson Garner, Mitchell Hunt and Jordan Jefferson are representing the Raiders on the team. Scheduled for […]

Navarre’s girls soccer team keeps shutout streak intact

Navarre’s girls soccer team keeps shutout streak intact

In the three games the Raiders have played this season, they are not only undefeated but have not been scored upon. This week, the Raider girls soccer team beat Catholic 8-0 in an away contest and defeated Milton 3-0 at home. Navarre is now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the district. Raiders 8, Catholic 0 […]

Raiders off to perfect start to season

Raiders off to perfect start to season

This wasn’t a pretty win, a polished display of offense and defense, but that’s just fine in this instance for the Navarre Raiders’ girls basketball team. Winning a game that at times was rugged worked just fine last Tuesday afternoon against Escambia. The Raiders put forth their usual effort that has come to be expected […]

Morrow, Haytack enjoy all-star opportunity at home

Morrow, Haytack enjoy all-star opportunity at home

Amber Morrow and Megan Haytack had an opportunity to represent Navarre in the Subway All-Star Volleyball Game Tuesday night. That in itself is a big deal. The deal was made even bigger by the fact that they were able to play in their home gym. Normally played at the University of West Florida Fieldhouse, a […]

Seniors played key role in Raiders’ success

Seniors played key role in Raiders’ success

Friday marked the end of the road for the seniors on Navarre’s football team. The Raiders lost 49-27 to Crestview in the Region 1-6A regional championship game at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Nearly 30 seniors played their final game that night. Navarre head coach Jay Walls talked a little about what that group has meant […]

Navarre’s hoops team has new coach, new hope

Navarre’s hoops team has new coach, new hope

David Melega will be the first to tell you there is a different feeling surrounding this year’s edition of Navarre’s boys basketball team. Under the direction of a new coach in Terry Posey, the Raiders also have a new sense of hope and optimism as they head into the new season this week. “It’s been […]

Season comes to painful close for Navarre

Season comes to painful close for Navarre

Losing a playoff game hurts. Tears and long embraces among the Navarre Raiders followed a 49-27 loss to Crestview in the Region 1-6A championship game on a chilly and wet Friday evening at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Despite the loss, the Raiders (11-2) are holding their heads high. “It’s tough to lose a playoff game your […]

Navarre battles Crestview for regional championship

Navarre battles Crestview for regional championship

A trip to the state final four is on the line tonight when Navarre takes on Crestview in the Region 1-6A Regional championship game at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. The Raiders (11-1) and Bulldogs (9-2) are meeting for the second time this year. Navarre won the regular-season showdown in September […]

Navarre’s girls soccer beats Tate in opener

Navarre’s girls soccer beats Tate in opener

The Navarre Raiders traveled to Tate last Thursday for the first game of the girls soccer season. The Aggies have a good program and are one of the more talented team in Escambia County. On paper, the match looked like a good test for the young Raider team. However, the Raiders looked as if they […]

Navarre dominates Choctaw in weightlifting meet

Navarre dominates Choctaw in weightlifting meet

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team competed against Choctaw for its third meet of the season and won the match by a 69-20 score. The Raiders won first place finishes in 9 out of 10 weight division. In the 101-pound weight division, Klara Latouche placed first with a bench press of 95 pounds and a 100-pound clean […]

Raiders ready for rematch with Bulldogs

Raiders ready for rematch with Bulldogs

A chip is on the shoulder of Navarre, a chip built from the talk on the Crestview side of how the Raiders were lucky to beat the Bulldogs in September. Down 28 points at halftime, Navarre defied the odds and dominated the second half in a thrilling 41-35 overtime win. Senior defensive lineman Mitchell Hunt […]

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