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Vernetti rows her way to success with Spartans

Vernetti rows her way to success with Spartans

Hanna Vernetti was a standout weightlifter at Navarre. But rowing? She had never done it before. She knew little about the sport. “The only thing I knew was that it had sometimes been called weightlifting on the water, which is what sparked my interest in joining a rowing team in college,” Vernetti said. When she […]

Raiders rally for first win in program history

Raiders rally for first win in program history

Years from now, when people look back on Navarre’s first girls flag football game in program history, the final score of 13-6 might not be remembered and there’s a good chance every play made by the Raiders won’t be either. The win itself, however, especially with it coming at the expense of rival Gulf Breeze, […]

Raiders kick off regular season against Dolphins

Raiders kick off regular season against Dolphins

Passes are being thrown and catches are being made on a spring-like afternoon in Northwest Florida. Here inside Bennett C. Russell Stadium, preparation continues for the first girls flag football season in program history. The anticipation ends tonight. The curtain rises on the first regular-season game for the Raiders, who welcome rival Gulf Breeze to […]

Another week, another win for Navarre

Another week, another win for Navarre

Chris Williams didn’t win his weight class at Wednesday’s Navarre Invitational. He finished second in the 199-pound division with a combined lift of 630 pounds. Still, he’s happy with where he is as the season winds down, and yet he knows there is still so much more work to do. “It’s going pretty good, but […]

Hellyer a double winner for Raiders at Patriot Invite

Hellyer a double winner for Raiders at Patriot Invite

Jasmine Hellyer had quite a day at the Frank Lay Patriot Invitational. The Navarre senior won the triple jump and 100-meter hurdles and took fourth in the long jump. It was an all-around effort that helped propel Navarre’s girls track team to a second-place finish Friday in Pace. “I’m feeling pretty good,” Hellyer said. “I’m […]

East wins all-star game on penalty kicks

East wins all-star game on penalty kicks

Fog rolled in before halftime of the Subway All-Star Soccer Game Thursday night. With a a storm was on its way, officials shortened the game to get ahead of the threatening weather. Halftime became a water break and 20 minutes was trimmed off the second half. Scoreless after regulation, the game was decided by penalty kicks. […]

Seward sisters help lead way in all-star win

Seward sisters help lead way in all-star win

Jessika Seward has one heck of a leg. The Navarre senior scored twice from the goalie position and a third goal while sitting on the bench during the Subway All-Star Soccer Game Thursday night at the Ashton Brosnaham Complex in Pensacola. “It’s crazy. My leg is strong,” Seward said during a post-game interview. It would […]

Raiders making strides as weightlifting season rolls on

Raiders making strides as weightlifting season rolls on

The Navarre Raiders rolled through another weightlifting meet last Wednesday afternoon. Navarre topped Choctaw 56-28 in a dual meet and remain unbeaten for the season. “I’m really happy with the dedication of the kids. They are doing everything we ask of them,” said Garrett Bagley, who coaches the team with Jay Walls and is a […]

Raiders win first state title in program history

Raiders win first state title in program history

Anna Bagley hoped for a top three finish in the FHSAA Competitive Cheerleading State Championship meet. Her Navarre Raiders exceeded expectations, winning the program’s first 2A title Friday at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Read the full article in the Feb. 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or […]

Senior night ends with a win for the Raiders

Senior night ends with a win for the Raiders

Losing wasn’t an option. Not on senior night. Not in the final game of a regular season that has seen this Navarre girls basketball team make significant strides. “I did not want to lose,” senior Lauren Kane said. “It was looking rough, but we got it.” The Raiders trailed by 10 at one point in […]

Navarre advances to district soccer final

Navarre advances to district soccer final

Navarre’s girls soccer team is moving on to the District 1-4A championship game. The Raiders advanced with a 4-1 win over Milton Tuesday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Jennifer Seward and Hunter Wallace scored two goals apiece. Seward and Wallace also each tallied an assist. Skylar Woods and Hailey Bastian also dished out assists […]

Navarre sending 18 to regional in girls weightlifting

Navarre sending 18 to regional in girls weightlifting

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team is sending 18 to the regional and is the champion of the district once again. The Raiders, who had a total of 20 competing in the meet, scored 77 points, well ahead of second-place Niceville, which finished with 50 points at the four-team district meet Wednesday in Navarre. Fort Walton Beach […]

Raiders bitten by another gut-wrenching loss

Raiders bitten by another gut-wrenching loss

Losing is painful no matter how you slice it. Sometimes it just hurts a little more. The Navarre Raiders boys basketball team knows that as well as anyone. Friday night’s 36-34 double overtime loss to Niceville on the road marked the seventh time this season the Raiders have lost a game by less than 10 […]

Navarre’s girls soccer team plays Dolphins to tie

Navarre’s girls soccer team plays Dolphins to tie

Navarre’s girls soccer team hosted its in-county rival, Gulf Breeze, last Tuesday night. The teams were evenly matched and the showdown ended in a 0-0 tie. No one was surprised. With the district championship tournament looming next week, both teams looked forward to playing a quality team prior to the districts. The players know each […]

McMaster makes impressive first impression in powerlifting

McMaster makes impressive first impression in powerlifting

Over the Thanksgiving break Julia McMaster was working out at the Golden Ape Cross-Fit Club in Decatur, Alabama. While there, another gym member approached her. “He said he had seen me working out and asked if I might be interested in joining their local powerlifting team. They planned to enter a tournament in Decatur that […]

Baker making most of opportunities in college hoops

Baker making most of opportunities in college hoops

Tre Baker first college basketball game was impressive. He nearly delivered a double-double, scoring 6 points and snagging six rebounds in Mitchell College’s 85-72 loss to UMass-Boston two years ago. He even blocked two shots. “That was just being confident and having a love for the game,” Baker said. “I wasn’t expecting to play that […]

Navarre suffers OT loss to Gulf Breeze

Navarre suffers OT loss to Gulf Breeze

With a little over five minutes left in the opening half of Friday night’s rivalry game against Gulf Breeze, Navarre had a double-digit lead. It appeared the Raiders were on their way to their biggest win of the season. By the end of the regulation, the game was tied, the Raiders and Eagles headed to […]

Raiders rally for win over rival Dolphins

Raiders rally for win over rival Dolphins

In the past, Navarre’s girls basketball team has found itself in a hole and has been unable to dig itself out of it. The Raiders flipped the script Friday night against rival Gulf Breeze. Trailing by five at halftime, Navarre made the shots it needed to make and intensified its defensive effort as well in […]

Raiders release flag football schedule

Raiders release flag football schedule

Navarre’s first girls flag football season in program history kicks off in late February with a preseason tournament at Pace. The Raiders are scheduled to take on Pace Feb. 26 in a 7 p.m. showdown and play Tate two nights later at 5:30 p.m. to close out the tournament. The first official regular-season game takes […]

Dwayne Carter a role model for younger athletes

Dwayne Carter a role model for younger athletes

When Jordan Williams landed a walk-on opportunity at Troy, he gave credit to Dwayne Carter. The night Quentin Randolph had his breakout game for the University of West Florida football team in its opener against Carson-Newman, he made sure to mention Carter in his post-game press conference. “When I read about what those guys said, […]

Navarre makes a statement in win over Washington

Navarre makes a statement in win over Washington

A cell phone rang during the middle of a first-half water break for Navarre during its boys soccer showdown against Washington Wednesday night in Pensacola. It was head coach Abdalla Elbaioumy. Suspended for three weeks after his ejection for arguing a questionable call in the Raiders’ shutout loss to Pensacola Catholic two nights earlier, Elbaioumy […]

Raiders enjoy chance to play in all-star game

Raiders enjoy chance to play in all-star game

Late in the third quarter of the Subway All-Star Football Game Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium, the East was knocking on the door of the end zone. Navarre’s Chris Williams had just picked up a couple of more yards inside the 10-yard line of the West, putting the East in a position to strike. […]

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