Navarre Raiders

Raiders cap regular season with win on senior night

Raiders cap regular season with win on senior night

The Navarre Raiders volleyball team played the Eagles of Pine Forest at home last Thursday in their final match of the regular season. It was a night in which the seniors were honored. The seniors on the team are Ciara Cathey, Megan Haytack, Amber Morrow, Alex Rebber and Kelsey Sherman. Before the first game, the […]

Beach Bowl up next for the Raiders

Beach Bowl up next for the Raiders

As the thrill of victory soaked in late Friday night, the Navarre players celebrating a 49-12 District 2-6A win over Milton inside the fieldhouse, the enjoyment was expected to carry on into the weekend, though the focus was on a huge game on the horizon. Gulf Breeze is next for the state-ranked Raiders. As expected […]

Wright makes history in Raiders’ dominant district win

Wright makes history in Raiders’ dominant district win

Dante Wright made school history Friday night. The senior wide receiver became the first at Navarre to get to 2,000 receiving yards. Along the way he helped the Raiders dominate Milton 49-12 in a District 2-6A game at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. A class act and leader on and off the field, the Tulane commit […]

Out of the darkness and into the light

Out of the darkness and into the light

Some days are easier than others for Darnell and Cheryl Deas in the weeks and months since their son’s death.  Darnell Deas Jr. committed suicide in June. A football player and track athlete during his one season at Navarre – he moved back to the Jacksonville area for the second half of the last school […]

Raiders ready to move ahead after tough loss

Raiders ready to move ahead after tough loss

After suffering their first loss of the year, the Navarre Raiders now turn their attention to a District 2-6A showdown with Milton Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Raiders fell 37-27 to Escambia Friday night in a battle of state-ranked teams and are eager to bounce back as they continue their quest for […]

Navarre falls in showdown between state-ranked teams

Navarre falls in showdown between state-ranked teams

Some nights a team just has to learn from a loss and move on. Navarre’s football team found itself in that situation Friday night against Escambia. The Raiders fell 37-27 to the Gators in a showdown between state-ranked teams at Emmitt Smith Field in Pensacola. Navarre trailed 20-7 at halftime but closed the gap to […]

Navarre up to second in playoff poll

Navarre up to second in playoff poll

Navarre moved up one spot to second in the FHSAA 6A-Region 1 playoff power poll this week. The Raiders (6-0) have 43.17 points, second only to Pine Forest, which has 45.80 points and remains atop the poll, though Navarre edged the Eagles 26-25 two weeks ago at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Niceville is third with […]

Four-quarter effort fuels Navarre’s success

Four-quarter effort fuels Navarre’s success

Talent plays a big part in Navarre’s success. But nothing stands out more, perhaps, than the effort the Raiders put forth week in and week out. Six weeks into the 2018 campaign, Navarre has dodged two bullets, rallying twice for thrilling wins, including once in overtime, and shook off a tightly contested first half with […]

Navarre volleyball team pushes Wildcats to limit

Navarre volleyball team pushes Wildcats to limit

Navarre’s volleyball team traveled to Booker T. Washington last Tuesday to battle the Wildcats. Head coach Ryan Davenport started ball handler, Samantha MacFarland, for her passing skills. Amber Morrow and Veronica Ruiz substituted for each other in the back digging hard hit Wildcat shots. Davenport used a different set of jumpers in each game. In […]

MacFarland embraces role as Raiders’ setter

MacFarland embraces role as Raiders’ setter

Samantha MacFarland is having quite a season with Navarre’s volleyball team, establishing herself as one of the best setters in the area. And here’s the thing. She’s only a sophomore. Does that surprise her head coach? “Not at all,” Ryan Davenport said. “All through club season I saw her set and knew she had a […]

Raiders roll in district opener

Raiders roll in district opener

Another perfect September. Another road win. And, of course, a strong start to the quest for a District 2-6A championship. A back-and-forth battle in the first half, Navarre dominated Pace in the final two quarters to earn a 49-30 win on a humid Friday night. The fifth-ranked Raiders (6-0) took their first step towards their […]

Seniors Risa and Shine for Homecoming

Seniors Risa and Shine for Homecoming

The morning started on the brink of dawn Friday as Navarre High’s Student Government Association set up on the football field in preparation for more than 200 students Friday. A few early risers danced in the stands not waiting for the event to officially start at 6 a.m. before getting it into full swing. Read […]

Raiders kick off district play against Patriots

Raiders kick off district play against Patriots

Navarre is back on the road tonight. The Raiders head to Pace to take on the Patriots in the District 2-6A opener for both teams. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. The Raiders have won 16 consecutive games away from home in the regular season and 18 of 19 overall on the road. Navarre (5-0) enters the […]

Raiders third in first playoff poll

Raiders third in first playoff poll

Navarre is third in the first Florida High School Athletic Association playoff poll of the season. The Raiders check in with 42.80 points. Pine Forest, who the Raiders defeated 26-25 Friday night, are first in the poll with 45.25 points. Niceville is second with 43.40 points. Escambia (40.75), Gulf Breeze (38.40), St. Augustine (38.40), Crestview […]

Wild Finish! Raiders grind out win over Eagles

Wild Finish! Raiders grind out win over Eagles

With rain falling and hope fading in the final minute of a wild back-and-forth battle between Navarre and Pine Forest, Marlon Courtney let the ball fly and hoped for the best. “It was fourth down. I had guys in front of my face. No way was I running to the end zone. I just had […]

Raiders gear up for battle with Eagles

Raiders gear up for battle with Eagles

Navarre returns home tonight to take on Pine Forest in a battle of unbeaten teams. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The fifth-ranked Raiders (4-0) enter the game ranked fifth in the state in 6A. They rolled past Choctaw 53-7 a week ago and have scored 50 or more twice this season. […]

Life on the road is good for the Raiders

Life on the road is good for the Raiders

There’s no place like away from home. Behind another solid performance on the road, Navarre dominated Choctaw 53-7 Friday night at Joe Etheredge Stadium. Six players scored, with Jaydin Antonio striking twice for the fifth-ranked Raiders (4-0). For the second time this year, Navarre pitched a shutout in the second half, swarming to the ball […]

Raiders hit the road for battle with Indians

Raiders hit the road for battle with Indians

Navarre is back on the road tonight. The Raiders take on Choctaw in a 7 p.m. battle at Joe Etheredge Stadium. The Raiders (3-0) come in ranked fifth in the state in 6A and are riding the high of a 41-35 overtime win over Crestview last week. Navarre rallied from 28 points down to earn […]

Raiders have tough time against Eagles

Raiders have tough time against Eagles

Navarre’s volleyball team has been in every match it has played. The Raiders traveled to Niceville on Sep 6 to take on the Eagles, hoping the trend of playing close matches continued. However, the Eagles had other ideas. Using their height advantage and powerful net play, the Eagles dominated the match and won in three […]

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