Navarre Raiders

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 […]

Younger golfers stepping up for Navarre

Younger golfers stepping up for Navarre

Younger golfers are pushing to the top of the Raiders’ rotation as the season draws closer to the district tourney. Andrew Ottley got around Hidden Creek Golf Course in 47 strokes Oct. 1 to lead the team in a three-team match with Pace and Milton. “Lately it’s been Brady (Nevius) and Andrew. They’ve been moving in the right direction,” head coach Clark Brown […]

Raiders lift weight off shoulders with win over Tate

Raiders lift weight off shoulders with win over Tate

Winning makes everything better. And for the first time in nearly a month, the Navarre Raiders experienced the thrill of victory. They brought their longest losing streak in a decade to an end Friday night. A 10-0 win over Tate at Pete Grindl Stadium in Cantonment ended the slide at three. The players savored the moment […]

Navarre prepares for district battle with Tate

Navarre prepares for district battle with Tate

Navarre is on the road Friday looking to end a three-game losing streak. The Raiders head to Cantonment to take on Tate in a 7 p.m. District 1-7A game at Pete Gindl Stadium. It’s the first meeting between the two teams since the second round of the playoffs in 2016. Navarre won that game 60-28. […]

Mission accomplished with my open-water swim experience

Mission accomplished with my open-water swim experience

Editor’s Note: Navarre Press sportswriter Brian Lester recounts his experience in the open-water mile swim that took place Sunday in Santa Rosa Sound. The event was a fundraiser for the Navarre High School Swim Team. Navarre Press is proud of Brian’s accomplishment and can now say, he really goes the extra mile for a story. […]

Losing streak reaches three for Raiders

Losing streak reaches three for Raiders

With those final painful seconds ticking off the clock, the heartless reality of a three-game losing streak set to sink in, looks of disappointment were a common sight among the players on the Navarre sideline. The Raiders lost another football game Friday night, falling 20-7 to rival Niceville in a critical District 1-7A showdown at […]

Navarre returns home to take on Niceville

Navarre returns home to take on Niceville

Navarre finds itself in unfamiliar territory as it gets set to play Niceville Friday night. Coming off back-to-back losses for the first time since 2014, the Raiders (3-2) are hoping to bounce back against the unbeaten Eagles (5-0) in a 7:30 p.m. District 1-7A game at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Navarre lost 24-6 to Pine […]

High school pair takes honors at open water swim

High school pair takes honors at open water swim

Two Navarre Raiders took top honors in the one-mile open water swim Sunday at Juana’s Pagodas. Madison Sullins completed the out-and-back course in Santa Rosa Sound in 28 minutes, 43 seconds to be the first to exit the water. Luke Losquadro was just five seconds behind. Read the full article in the Sept. 26 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Raiders have strong showing at Wildcat Invitational

Raiders have strong showing at Wildcat Invitational

On what is considered a challenging course, five Raiders set personal records at the Wildcat Invitational cross-country meet Saturday in Ashton Brosnaham Park. Ian Sones led the way with a 34-second improvement and finished first for Navarre’s boys’ team. “I beat my last PR by 30 seconds,” the sophomore said. “I haven’t broken 19 since last year. And I broke it […]

Raiders struggle with momentum in loss to Eagles

Raiders struggle with momentum in loss to Eagles

Navarre Raiders head coach Jay Walls stood outside the visiting locker room late Friday night and said to himself that ‘we have to get better.’  Those words summed up the night a difficult night that ended with the Raiders falling 24-6 to Pine Forest. It’s their second consecutive loss. Not since 2014 has Navarre lost […]

Tough night for Raiders in Tallahassee

Tough night for Raiders in Tallahassee

The final score tells the ending of the story but not the whole story. Navarre had a chance to swing the momentum in its favor in this showdown with Lincoln Thursday night here in Tallahassee.  Down seven early in the third quarter, the Raiders had forced the Trojans off the field on their opening drive […]

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