Navarre Youth Sports Association

Board rejects Military Trail density increase

Board rejects Military Trail density increase

Plans to build 11 condominiums along Military Trail in Navarre were squashed Dec. 13 when county commissioners refused a request to increase the property’s allowable density. Developer Jimmy Murphy of Homes by Vision LLC was seeking to have a 1.13-acre parcel rezoned to R2 to permit the construction of multi-family homes as opposed to the […]

Condos proposed along Military Trail

Condos proposed along Military Trail

While Navarre Beach is no stranger to condominiums, a new condo complex could be built far from the Gulf dunes along Military Trail near the Navarre Youth Sports Association. The property in question is up for potential rezoning to R2, allowing for the construction of two condominium buildings with a total of 11 units. Read […]

Be the next Navarre

Be the next Navarre

No one succeeds by trying to be the next Silicon Valley. That was the message of author, journalist and civic advocate James Fallows to a gathering of Pensacola community leaders seeking to learn what makes a strong town at CivicCon Sept. 25. Read the full article in the Oct. 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Raider Day 5K

Come join the Navarre High School Quarterback Club for their first annual Raider Day 5K Run/Walk fundraiser at the NYSA Park located at 8840 High School Blvd. Cost is $30 with t-shirt, $15 without shirt and $10 for students. This event is purely for fun, exercise and improving youth football programs. Click here to register […]

NYSA athletic fields worn out from overuse

NYSA athletic fields worn out from overuse

Worn down from overuse, the NYSA athletic fields aren’t in pristine condition. Many of the soccer fields have spots where there is only dirt. Weeds and stickers have also been a problem at times on fields that see hundreds of games played on them each year. The site’s condition is not uncommon for a city- […]

Parkland school shooting prompts local safety push

Parkland school shooting prompts local safety push

In September 2017, a Navarre High School student, acting under a fake user name, allegedly threatened fellow students with violence via Instagram. No one was injured. Less than a month later NHS students were threatened again, this time via social media platform Snapchat. Read the full article in the Feb. 22 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Ode to Volunteers: Giving back is where it’s at

Ode to Volunteers: Giving back is where it’s at

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. “ Erma Bombeck She’s standing next to you in the grocery aisle. He’s parked behind you at the gas pump. She may have helped you at the Good Neighbor […]

County Commissioner clears new path for Stroller Warriors

County Commissioner clears new path for Stroller Warriors

Sami Finney started Stroller Warriors, a running group for military wives and their spouses, back in October and wanted to use the NYSA walking path as one of the weekly sites for the club. The problem was that the path had three metal poles in a few spots along it, making it impossible for double […]

Wanted: Beach park for dogs

Wanted:  Beach park for dogs

Camille Abbamonte is a self-professed animal lover and advocate.  A couple of weeks ago she accidently stumbled across a beach dog park in Pensacola, so she stopped to take a look.  “I was in awe of how well it went, there must have been 40-50 dogs there.  Everyone was acting responsibly, the dogs were socializing, […]

A service dog for James

A service dog for James

James and Dolores Coleman together with business leaders in Navarre, have ensured that 3-year old James Royal will get the service dog he needs. In Oct. the Coleman family donated $5,000 towards a $15,000 goal set by 4 Paws for Ability, the non-profit organization out of Ohio that will train and match up a service […]

Annual 5K remembers Ian Lockwood

Annual 5K remembers Ian Lockwood

Denise Lockwood is grateful for all of the pictures she took while her kids were little. She still goes through the photos, remembering her son, Ian, who died of brain cancer months before his high school graduation. It’s been four years since Ian passed away, and his family will host the second annual Ian Lockwood […]

Senate seeks one-strike rule in youth sports

Senate seeks one-strike rule in youth sports

Navarre Youth Sports Association baseball commissioner Darrin Thomas understands what the Florida Senate is trying to accomplish with a bill that would impact youth coaches in 12-and-under leagues. He also believes Senate Bill 238 is going a little too far. Under the bill, a coach thrown out of a game would be banned for the […]

Update: Raider Day becomes Midnight Madness

Update: Raider Day becomes Midnight Madness

If the turf at Bennett C. Russell Stadium in Navarre could talk, it would be screaming, “Uncle.” Football players from the tiniest Navarre Youth Sports Association athletes to high school seniors ran, jumped and even mashed each other into the turf for more than seven hours as Raider Day became Midnight Madness. Games started at […]

Raiders return to the field

Raiders return to the field

The Navarre High School Raiders returned to the practice field Monday. “Where did July go?” asked Coach Jay Walls as players practiced under sunny and hot conditions. Raider Day will be held at the high school stadium Friday night with Navarre Your Sports Association teams playing games starting at 6 p.m. The high school team will take the field at […]

Football camp tackles basics

Football camp tackles basics

Navarre Youth Sports Association football players spent a few days last week in Bennett C. Russell Stadium at Navarre High School learning skills and techniques from high school coaches. A non-contact skills camp was held during morning hours, and a full-contact camp with players in pads and helmets was conducted during the evening. Read more in […]