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Successful volleyball season ends with loss to Bulldogs

Successful volleyball season ends with loss to Bulldogs

Abbey Nebarez walked over to a chair on the Navarre bench. Still in tears after a four-set loss at Crestview in the semifinal round of the District 2-6A volleyball tournament Tuesday night, Nebarez needed a moment alone in the wake of a gut-wrenching ending to an otherwise stellar season. If there was ever a night […]

Campbell wins EscaRosa Individual Championship meet

Campbell wins EscaRosa Individual Championship meet

Navarre’s Lily-ana Campbell nailed down a victory at the EscaRosa Individual Championships last Thursday at Sims Middle School in Pace. The sophomore won the race in a time of 21:42.38. She was one of four members of the girls team competing at the meet. Kada Beihl placed 11th in a time of 23:56.60 while Saylor […]

More uncertainty looms for Navarre football team

More uncertainty looms for Navarre football team

A season of uncertainty just got a little more uncertain. The Navarre Raiders will not play Fort Walton Beach Friday night at home but are seeking out another opponent. 🚨 ATTENTION ALL HS FOOTBALL COACHES 🚨 Navarre high school is looking for a game on 23 October. If you have a open date or cancellation […]

The view from the press box

The view from the press box

Social media is always good for a funny comment or two. Often more.  I may have seen the other day that takes the cake in the wake of Navarre announcing it had to cancel its football game against Niceville because of COVID-19 concerns. Someone said Navarre was just afraid to play the Eagles, who have […]

COVID-related issues force Raiders to cancel game

COVID-related issues force Raiders to cancel game

The football showdown between Navarre and Niceville Friday night at Eagles Stadium is no longer on the schedule. Because of issues related to COVID-19, Navarre athletic director Scott Murphy said a decision was made Thursday night to cancel the game. It will not be made up. Navarre head coach Jay Walls said he learned one […]

District flexible; students flip-flopping

District flexible; students flip-flopping

Roughly 500 Santa Rosa students have transitioned back from remote learning to brick and mortar schools since the beginning of the semester, according to Mike Thorpe, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Thorpe said they have also seen some students transition the other way, leaving physical schools for the remote option. “Not many have […]

Raider boys golf team makes the best of a challenging year

Raider boys golf team makes the best of a challenging year

Here on a Tuesday afternoon in early October, Navarre’s boys golf team is on the driving range at The Club at Hidden Creek. It’s the team’s first time back on the course since Hurricane Sally ripped through the area in mid-September, bringing down trees and flooding sections of the course. It’s not as if this […]

Raiders give valiant effort in tourney loss to Bulldogs

Raiders give valiant effort in tourney loss to Bulldogs

Right up until the end, Navarre’s volleyball team played with all-out effort against Crestview in a District 2-6A semifinal showdown Tuesday. Yet, on this night, that valiant effort wasn’t enough as the Raiders fell in four games to the Bulldogs.  Their 25-19, 17-25, 15-25, 24-26 loss in Crestview lowered the curtain on their successful 2020 […]

Raiders shine at Patriot Invite

Raiders shine at Patriot Invite

Navarre’s girls cross country won its division at the Pace Patriot Invitational Saturday. The meet was divided into four divisions. The Raider boys team placed third in its division. For the girls, their accomplishment was fueled by three first-place finishes, including a win over Lily Campbell. She clocked in with a time of 21 minutes […]

The view from the press box

The view from the press box

Welcome to October everyone. It’s a month packed with sports entertainment. College football, Major League Baseball the NFL, and of course, high school athletics. For the first time since 2018, the Beach Bowl between Navarre and Gulf Breeze will be played in October. The Raiders and Dolphins square off in the latest chapter of their […]

It’s Beach Bowl time for the Raiders and Dolphins

It’s Beach Bowl time for the Raiders and Dolphins

Another Beach Bowl is on the horizon. Navarre and Gulf Breeze square tonight at Dolphin Stadium, ready to write the latest chapter of this long-standing rivalry. The Raiders and Dolphins are meeting for the 22nd time overall, including the 13th in which the Beach Bowl trophy will be on the line. Navarre owns the lead […]

Wollenzien takes flight by earning pilot’s license

Wollenzien takes flight by earning pilot’s license

Most high school seniors have a driver’s license. But a pilot license? That’s rarified air. Literally. Navarre swimmer Kaitlyn Wollenzien is in that select company, having earned it earlier this year. “It’s really cool that I have it. I’m proud of it,” Wollenzien said. Wollenzien has always been inspired to learn to fly and that […]

Game day protocol for Raider fans to keep in mind

Game day protocol for Raider fans to keep in mind

Navarre Raider fans have a few things they’ll need to keep in mind as they head out to sporting events next week. The high school laid out information today on changes that will be in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. GoFan.Co is the place for fans to find tickets to football and volleyball games. It’s […]

Navarre volleyball team in position to contend this year

Navarre volleyball team in position to contend this year

As uncertain as everything is for Navarre’s volleyball team moving forward into a season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no doubts or questions looming about its potential. Experience isn’t in short supply for the Raiders, who are coming off an eight-win season. They harbor aspirations of contending for a district title and more. Lilly […]

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