Navarre Raiders

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 […]

Navarre’s softball team opens season with a win

Navarre’s softball team opens season with a win

Scoring multiple times in six of the seven innings, Navarre’s softball team opened its season with a 13-5 trouncing of Fort Walton Beach on the road.  Starting Alison Gutierrez, picked up the win, blanking the Vikings for five innings. She allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out seven.  “Not going to lie, (I was) […]

The view from the press box

The view from the press box

The Lead In Navarre’s boys weightlifting team has been a force in the sport over the last two seasons. The Raiders have won nearly every meet it has competed in, including winning a state championship in 2019. The only non-first-place finish for the Raiders in that stretch? A runner-up finish at state in 2018. The […]

Family atmosphere helps fuel success of girls weightlifting team

Family atmosphere helps fuel success of girls weightlifting team

Natalya Garza dropped the bar and beamed with excitement. Her eyes and mouth were wide open. It was a priceless reaction to setting a new personal best in the clean and jerk at the girls 2A state weightlifting meet. She immediately ran over to Anna Bagley and leaped into the arms of her competitive cheer […]

Preseason proves promising for Raider softball team

Preseason proves promising for Raider softball team

Kelly Hayes couldn’t have been happier after watching Navarre’s softball team roll through a pair of preseason games last Tuesday night at the Preston Hood Complex in Fort Walton Beach. A team that lost eight seniors to graduation last season looked as if it didn’t miss a beat in convincing wins over Choctaw (10-2) and […]

Heartbreaking ending for Raiders in regional tourney

Heartbreaking ending for Raiders in regional tourney

For 80 minutes Friday night, Navarre’s girls soccer team left everything it had on the field in a Region 1-6A semifinal in Tallahassee. For one second,  Chiles got the break both teams fought so hard to produce over the course of two halves of intense, physical and emotional soccer. A regional tourney game destined for […]

Tourney play continues in girls soccer, boys basketball

Tourney play continues in girls soccer, boys basketball

Regional tournament play in 6A begins this week for Navarre’s girls soccer team. Meanwhile the Raider boys basketball team opens District 1-6A tourney play later this week. The girls soccer team is coming off its first district tournament title since 2015, beating Niceville 3-2 Friday, and is hoping to make a run at state much […]

Shutout loss ends Raiders’ hopes for district title

Shutout loss ends Raiders’ hopes for district title

Navarre’s boys soccer team had high hopes of playing for a District 1-6A championship for the third consecutive season. But that dream had a dagger driven through it Friday night at the Ashton Brosnaham Complex in Pensacola as the Raiders suffered a 1-0 loss to Tate. Hoping to earn another shot at reigning district champ […]

Second-half rally propels Raiders to district title

Second-half rally propels Raiders to district title

The drought is over. Five years after winning their last district championship, the Raiders finally hoisted a trophy again. They did it by rallying for a 3-2 win over Niceville in the District 1-6A title game Friday night. Hailey Bastian scored the game-winner in the 69th minute under the lights of Bennett C. Russell Stadium, […]

Raiders just miss on upset of Pace in district semifinals

Raiders just miss on upset of Pace in district semifinals

With 14.8 seconds to play in the second overtime of an instant classic, Navarre led Pace 72-71. Hailey Neely knocked down a 3-pointer that gave the Raiders a one-point lead. It put them on the brink of an improbable upset of the top seed in the District 1-6A tournament in Crestview. But Pace tied the […]

Raiders advance to final against rival Eagles

Raiders advance to final against rival Eagles

Navarre and Niceville are set to play for the District 1-6A tournament championship once again. The Raiders advanced with a 3-0 win over Pace Tuesday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. They now face Niceville, which rolled over Tate 6-0, on Friday in a 6 p.m. district title game at home. The game was originally […]

Raiders keep hot streak going with two more wins

Raiders keep hot streak going with two more wins

Tally another two wins for Navarre’s boys basketball team. Last week, the Raiders outran Crestview 60-55 and powered past Pace by a 57-39 score.  Navarre (14-7, 4-4 District 1-6A) has won its last six games Still, despite the success, Navarre head coach Terry Posey can’t make heads nor tales of the Raiders’ chances of making the […]

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