Navarre Raiders

Heel Yeah! Carter named to Doak Walker watch list

Heel Yeah! Carter named to Doak Walker watch list

Michael Carter is on the Doak Walker Award watch list once again. The junior University of North Carolina running back is one of 72 to make the list. It’s his second consecutive appearance on it. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Navarre alum is in the running for an award that goes to the best running back in […]

Pantlitz sprints into Junior Olympics

Pantlitz sprints into Junior Olympics

Abigail Pantlitz received an email from her coach at Liberty University earlier this summer. He wanted to remind her that it was important to stay in track shape over the summer ahead of her freshman season. The Navarre sprinter laughed about it, knowing she was doing just that already. “I told him I’m doing AAU […]

Raiders use camp as opportunity to improve

Raiders use camp as opportunity to improve

Navarre defensive back Kobe Johnson relished the opportunity to showcase his skills at the University of West Florida football Friday Night Lights camp. After all, it breaks the up the routine of the summer, making it a little more interesting. “Every day in practice it gets boring sometimes going up against the same guys,” Johnson […]

Brahms soaring high in air, on field and in the classroom

Brahms soaring high in air, on field and in the classroom

Nick Brahms wakes up and is ready to attack the grind that is the life of a student-athlete. His first stop is the Auburn University Regional Airport. His preflight responsibilities are complete right around 7 a.m. and then Brahms is in the air for the next 60-90 minutes as part of his training within Auburn’s […]

Draft day dream comes true for Cronin

Draft day dream comes true for Cronin

Matt Cronin believed for a long time the day would come when he’d have an opportunity to be taken in the Major League Baseball Draft. Cronin’s belief turned into a reality early Tuesday afternoon. Washington selected the ace closer of the Arkansas Razorbacks and Navarre alum in the fourth round. The moment is historic. Picked […]

Moyer plays ball at Blue Wahoos Stadium

Moyer plays ball at Blue Wahoos Stadium

Octavien Moyer plays his college baseball in Tallahassee. He’s a junior at Florida A&M. Opportunities to play close to home have been nonexistent in his collegiate career. Until Saturday. On a sunny and almost unbearably hot weekend afternoon at Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola, Moyer and the Rattlers played Southern in an exhibition doubleheader. For […]

Raiders win district championship

Raiders win district championship

Navarre’s baseball team celebrated its first district title since 2015 Friday night by engulfing Ben Waschenko under a dogpile just off the pitching mound on Niceville’s home diamond. The bench erupted and cleared the instant Eric Anderson gloved Garon Finley’s flip from second base to cap a 9-8 win over Niceville. Although Navarre has made the regional postseason twice in the previous three years, the team’s 12 seniors won its first district championship, […]

Clutch at-bat by Taylor helps Argos advance in tourney

Clutch at-bat by Taylor helps Argos advance in tourney

Callan Taylor had just talked things over with her teammates and coach in a quick huddle. She now waited patiently for a pitch to hit in a pressure-packed situation. There were no outs and two on in the bottom of the seventh inning of an NCAA Division II South Regional game at the University of […]

State track meet a success for Raiders

State track meet a success for Raiders

Navarre had two individuals and a relay team come away from the 3A state track meet with medals Saturday at the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. The 4×100 relay team of Dante Wright, Jaylen Shropshire, Nathan Crews and Evan Gourley clocked in with a time of 42.28 to place eighth. All four […]

Raider tennis team makes school history

Raider tennis team makes school history

All season Navarre head tennis coach Rob Whitley talked about this team being good enough to contend for a district title. The Raiders proved their coach right last week, finishing as the runner-up in the District 1-3A tournament at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze. It’s the first time in program history it’s happened. Gannon Casey […]

Raiders expect greatness heading into regional meet

Raiders expect greatness heading into regional meet

Navarre track coach Tony Carter expects the best from his team every time it competes. The expectation intensifies this week as the Raiders compete in the Region 1-3A meet Saturday at Sherman Robinson Stadium in Pensacola. “You hear me say it all the time. I expect greatness,” Carter said. “If you practice great and approach […]

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