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Soccer teams ranked in top eight in latest playoff poll

Soccer teams ranked in top eight in latest playoff poll

Navarre’s girls and boys soccer teams are ranked in the top eight in the latest FHSAA 6A-Region 1 playoff rankings. The girls are in fifth fifth with an RPI of 11.786 but aren’t far off from moving into the top four. Fleming Island is just ahead of Navarre with an RPI of 11.795. Creekside (15.666), […]

Raider football team focused on weight room in offseason

Raider football team focused on weight room in offseason

It wasn’t long before junior linebacker Bailey Huston was back in the weight room along with his teammates on the Navarre football team. Burned by the feeling of missing the playoffs, that disappointment has provided fuel to the fire of the Raiders’ motivation. It’s why they have hit the ground running in the offseason. “We […]

Raiders open new year with tough loss to Indians

Raiders open new year with tough loss to Indians

They had a game plan in place Friday, and it was straight to the point. Don’t let 6-foot-5 Kyla Abraham dominate the game. Navarre accomplished that mission against the 6-foot-5 standout, but the Raiders weren’t expecting the Indians to be so effective shooting the ball from the outside. The Indians only made three shots from […]

Raider lifters staying focused during holiday season

Raider lifters staying focused during holiday season

Natalya Garza is in the weight room on a Monday morning in mid-December. Just a few days earlier, the senior helped the Raiders breeze through a tri-meet with Fort Walton Beach and Crestview. Navarre’s girls weightlifting team now has a month off before it returns to the grind as far as competition is concerned. But […]

Wright named Co-Freshman of Year in Mountain West

Wright named Co-Freshman of Year in Mountain West

In 1990, Damon Wright took home Freshman of the Year honors in the South Atlantic Conference while playing at Carson-Newman. On Tuesday, his son, Dante, was named the Mountain West Conference Co-Freshman of the Year by Mountain West Wire. The standout wide receiver at Colorado State shares the honor with Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier. […]

McGee named East MVP of Subway All-Star Match

McGee named East MVP of Subway All-Star Match

Haley McGee flashed a wide smile the moment she learned she had been named the East MVP for the Subway All-Star Match Thursday night in Navarre. McGee played well for sure in helping the East defeat the West in five games in this annual event featuring top seniors from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. […]

Navarre off to strong start to its boys soccer season

Navarre off to strong start to its boys soccer season

Hayden Richard warmed up on the sideline every chance he had, the bone-chilling wind gusting throughout this cold November night at the Navarre Soccer Complex. On the field, Richard was hot as ever, scoring twice to lead Navarre’s boys soccer team to a 3-1 season-opening victory over Pensacola Catholic Tuesday night. “I felt all right. […]

Raiders put potential on display in win over Bulldogs

Raiders put potential on display in win over Bulldogs

Potential has been within reach all season for Navarre. The Raiders  just haven’t lived up to it. But it was different Friday night. Everything fell into place in Navarre’s 52-14 District 1-7A victory over Crestview at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The offense put up more points than it has in any other game this season […]

Navarre aims for return to top in girls weightlifting

Navarre aims for return to top in girls weightlifting

Music is blaring early on a Wednesday morning, almost to the point where it’s drowning out the sound of weights clanking inside the Navarre weight room. Forget rise and shine. This is rise and grind. The Raiders’ girls weightlifting team has a reputation for hard work, but their motivation to work entering the season has […]

Navarre still in hunt for playoff berth

Navarre still in hunt for playoff berth

Navarre is still in the playoff hunt, reviving its hopes with a 52-14 win over Crestview in its regular-season finale Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Raiders are seventh in the latest Region 1 playoff poll with a .560 RPI. They are 6-4 overall and 3-3 in District 1-7A. Navarre finds out for […]

Raiders alive and well after big win over Bulldogs

Raiders alive and well after big win over Bulldogs

Left for dead. Doubters everywhere.  Navarre knew going into Friday night’s regular-season finale against Crestview that it wasn’t expected to do much.  Even Joe Pinkos, who picks high school games across the state, had the Raiders losing the Bulldogs by 25 points. Yet, here on a windy and warm late October night at Bennett C. Russell […]

Navarre wraps up regular season tonight

Navarre wraps up regular season tonight

Navarre wraps up its regular season tonight against Crestview and its playoff hopes are riding on it. The Raiders face the Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium needing a win to stay in the hunt for playoff berth. A loss in this District 1-7A game puts the hopes of an eighth consecutive […]

Navarre sees volleyball season end in district tourney

Navarre sees volleyball season end in district tourney

Navarre’s jubilation after its straight set win over Tate in the opening round of the District 1-6A volleyball tournament last Monday in Niceville lasted just under 24 hours.  Their excitement and solid play carried over into a match against top-seeded Crestview but it wasn’t enough in a three-game loss to the Bulldogs.  “We played one heck of a great team,” Navarre head coach Ryan Davenport said. […]

Raiders perform well at EscaRosa cross-country meet

Raiders perform well at EscaRosa cross-country meet

Underclassmen led the way for both Navarre cross-country teams at the Escambia-Santa Rosa Championships meet last Thursday at the University of West Florida. Teams from both counties competed, but there were separate trophies for the top teams in both counties. Both Navarre squads finished third among Santa Rosa schools and fourth overall in the field. Gulf Breeze nabbed the Santa Rosa girls title. Pace won […]

Swim team caps regular season at county meet

Swim team caps regular season at county meet

As this swim season for Navarre has moved along, head coach Mary Moorer has seen her team make significant strides. Moorer noted that she is happy with the progress, especially with the regular season reaching the finish line at the Santa Rosa County championship meet last Wednesday on an overcast and cool afternoon at Hunter […]

Navarre stays focused despite change to schedule

Navarre stays focused despite change to schedule

Instead of traveling to Tallahassee for a football game, Navarre was on the practice field Friday morning. Its game against Leon ended up postponed until Monday night due to the threat of a tropical storm. The Raiders and Lions will play at 6 p.m. EST at Gene Cox Stadium. The Santa Rosa County School District […]

Time flies for Raider senior swimmers

Time flies for Raider senior swimmers

Navarre senior Harrison Dorsey has always been known on the swim team as a fun-loving, sometimes goofy, athlete who loves joking around. But he’s grown up over the last four years, becoming a leader for the Raiders, breaking school records along the way. “I would like to think I’ve matured and come into a leadership […]

Navarre focused on game instead of homecoming hype

Navarre focused on game instead of homecoming hype

Homecoming is Friday night, adding excitement throughout the week leading up to the game. Navarre isn’t getting caught up in the hype of homecoming as every game means more. Instead, they remain focused on a showdown with Chiles at Bennett C. Russell Stadium Friday night. “We have to put the homecoming and pep rally stuff […]

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