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Youth football conditioning on hold because of pandemic

Youth football conditioning on hold because of pandemic

COVID-19 strikes again in the world of sports. Because of the rise in cases in Florida over the past week, the Northwest Florida Youth Sports Alliance announced over the weekend it is shutting down offseason conditioning for football for three weeks. The Navarre Youth Sports Association football program is part of the league. The league […]

The view from the press box

The view from the press box

The new normal is here for high school athletics. How long it lasts remains to be seen. But at least for the next four weeks, social distancing, temperature checks and hand sanitizer will all be part of the equation when it comes to summer workouts. It’s great athletes are getting a chance to get out […]

McTamney twins excel off the field as well as on it

McTamney twins excel off the field as well as on it

Andrew and Matthew McTamney make it clear that while they are twins, they are different people. The similarities they share, however, extend beyond being brothers. Both have excelled in the classroom and on the field as baseball players for the Navarre Raiders. “We happen to play the same sport and are both in the top […]

All-Star showcase event set for late June in Gulf Breeze

All-Star showcase event set for late June in Gulf Breeze

There is good news for baseball and softball players in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. On June 26, a Subway All-Star baseball and softball showcase will be held for all senior athletes from the 2020 graduating class. The event is going to take place at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center. Athletes will have an […]

Athletic plan to be presented to school board this week

Athletic plan to be presented to school board this week

Santa Rosa County Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick is presenting a plan for high school athletics to the school board Thursday morning. The plan involves the start up of summer workouts for high school teams. If approved, those workouts are expected to begin later this month. And June 15 is looking like the date that begins. Earlier […]

Wright driven to build off stellar freshman season

Wright driven to build off stellar freshman season

Dante Wright has every reason to sit back and just enjoy all that he’s accomplished in just one season of college football. To call his freshman year at Colorado State an almost unreal success would be an understatement of epic proportions. The list of accolades and accomplishments are impressive. Start with the fact that he […]

Taylor was just getting into groove when season ended

Taylor was just getting into groove when season ended

Four hours had passed since the University of West Florida softball team hit the road. Its trip to Cleveland, Tennessee for a weekend series was halfway over. But it was right around that time that Navarre alum Callan Taylor and her teammates started checking their phones. Updates at this point on a mid-March afternoon were […]

Go West! Kelly commits to Colorado State for football

Go West! Kelly commits to Colorado State for football

Navarre’s Grady Kelly is heading home in a sense by committing to Colorado State to continue his football career. Kelly spent the early years of his life in Fort Collins before moving to Florida. He also has ties to the school itself as several family members graduated from CSU, including his dad.  Though the rising […]

Dorsey’s virtual signing day sign of the times

Dorsey’s virtual signing day sign of the times

Harrison Dorsey’s signing day last Tuesday morning was unique. With teammates watching via Zoom, so many, in fact, that they filled three screens, the Navarre senior inked his name to a letter of intent to continue his swimming career at the University of Montevallo. Dorsey wasn’t sure how signing day would work in the midst […]

Raiders don’t surrender in loss to South Walton

Raiders don’t surrender in loss to South Walton

There was no surrender by Navarre’s girls lacrosse team in its 15-1 loss to South Walton on March 10. Junior Zoey Dezaldivar scored on a second-half penalty shot, beating the Seahawks’ goalie to the top right-hand corner for the Raiders’ lone goal. It was her sixth of the season.  Team co-captain Cheyenne Beasley dismissed the final score […]

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