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Raider orienteering team dominates drill meet at Camp McDowell

Raider orienteering team dominates drill meet at Camp McDowell

Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC unit turned in another impressive orienteering performance. Competing in the Area 8 competition at Camp McDowell in Alabama, the Raider cadets took home top honors on both the orange and green courses. The top two runners on each of those courses were from Navarre. There was a yellow course as well […]

Raiders dominate Eagles in weightlifting opener

Raiders dominate Eagles in weightlifting opener

Three-time state champion Navarre opened its weightlifting season Thursday, powering past Pine Forest with a 73-13 victory.   There was excitement in the air as the Raiders, who have won four of the last five state championships, practiced all summer with this moment in mind: The start of a new season.   The Raiders won […]

Young Brien Carter maintains positive attitude as he battles leukemia

Young Brien Carter maintains positive attitude as he battles leukemia

Brien Carter’s dad points to a photo on the wall of their Navarre home. It’s a picture of Brien decked out in wrestling gear, and a medal hangs over it. A photo of Brien wearing his football uniform is next to it. Brien looks happy. He looks healthy. He looks like any other kid his […]

Giving Back: Raiders strive to make a difference in community

Giving Back: Raiders strive to make a difference in community

Passes, runs, touchdowns and tackles aren’t the order of the day for a group of Navarre football players inside a kindergarten classroom on a Thursday afternoon. Nope. It is apples. And players in Cassie Nolan’s room at Holley-Navarre Primary sit at tables to work with enthusiastic students on various activities using the fruit. One of […]

Raiders lay foundation for success during summer hoops season

Raiders lay foundation for success during summer hoops season

An industrial fan set up in a doorway to the gym blows air on a muggy summer afternoon. With the air conditioning not functioning properly in the gym, the somewhat cool air from the fan is the only relief from the heat for the players warming up before their game and the handful of fans […]

Carter brothers expect greatness with C3 Sports

Carter brothers expect greatness with C3 Sports

Dwayne Carter has a bag packed by the door and is ready to travel the moment he gets a call from an NFL team that decides to give him a shot at his pro football dream. For the time being, he’s diligently working to grow the athletic apparel business he started with his two brothers, […]

Camp gives cadet candidates taste of life in ROTC

Camp gives cadet candidates taste of life in ROTC

Inside the high school gymnasium on a rainy Monday morning, 80 potential cadets in the Navarre Navy Junior ROTC program run through a series of exercises for nearly two hours. This is the first day of orientation camp, which gives the students here a chance to feel what life in ROTC is like and to […]

2016 Navarre High School Raider Homecoming

2016 Navarre High School Raider Homecoming

Mikayla Mayfield was crowned the 2016 Homecoming Queen at Navarre High School. She was crowned by 2015 Homecoming Queen Lexi Stikeleather at halftime of Navarre’s game against American Heritage. Click here to view photos featured in the Oct. 27 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online to your community newspaper for as little as $38 per […]

Rotary breakfast spotlights respect, competition in Raiders’-Dolphins’ rivalry

Rotary breakfast spotlights respect, competition in Raiders’-Dolphins’ rivalry

Intensity rises to another level in a game between two rivals, setting the stage for a showdown that can either bring out the best in athletic competition or shine a light on the worst of it. In the wake of what has happened in recent years during the Navarre-Gulf Breeze rivalry week — property has […]

18-consecutive regular season wins for Raiders

18-consecutive regular season wins for Raiders

Navarre’s football team kept its perfect record intact Friday night with a 17-13 come-from-behind win over Escambia at Emmitt Smith Field. The Raiders trailed 13-0 less than six minutes into the game but shut the Gators out in the second half. Down 13-3 at halftime, Caine Adamson and Michael Carter both rushed for touchdowns to […]

Pooler readies to blast off to space camp

Pooler readies to blast off to space camp

Jason Pooler turned in his application for the Air Force Services Activity Advanced Space Academy-Aviation Challenge on deadline day back in April. He played the waiting game from there, learning that he had been selected for the camp at the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., in late May. The Navarre High […]

NJROTC cadets earn recognition in essay contest

NJROTC cadets earn recognition in essay contest

Master Chief Petty Officer James Ethridge has always emphasized the importance of writing to his NJROTC students at Navarre High School. It’s why he makes every student participate in the Fleet Reservation Association Americanism Essay contest each year. “All of my students do it,” Ethridge said. “Writing is very important to me and it’s a […]

Door to free agency opened in high school athletics

Door to free agency opened in high school athletics

Florida is one step away from opening the door to free agency in high school athletics. All that is needed now for House Bill 7029 to become a law is a signature from Governor Rick Scott. The massive education bill, which includes allowing student-athletes to transfer between seasons and be eligible to play right away, […]

Raider Games hosts 61 athletes

Raider Games hosts 61 athletes

More than 60 young athletes gathered Friday morning to show off their skills at Navarre High School’s Bennett C. Russell Stadium for the fourth annual Raider Games. Students from both primary schools, both intermediate schools, Holley-Navarre Middle School and the high school participated in field events including races, the ring toss, the parachute, tee-ball, dancing […]

Raiders make progress in season’s first track invite

Raiders make progress in season’s first track invite

As the Steven Garst Invitational wrapped up late Saturday night at Washington High School in Pensacola, the Navarre track coaches reflected on their teams’ performances in the first big meet of the year. The Raiders finished 10th in the girls meet and 11th on the boys side. Still, both boys head coach Pat Weeks and […]

Navarre soccer players enjoy all-star experience

Navarre soccer players enjoy all-star experience

Malcom Valdes came off the field Thursday night wearing a smile and savoring the thrill of his experience in the Subway High School All-Star Game at Ashton Brosnaham Park in Pensacola. Valdes, a senior midfielder on the Navarre High School boys soccer team, made the most of his final high school game, scoring twice to […]

Navarre’s Randolph signs with UWF

Navarre’s Randolph signs with UWF

Quentin Randolph became the latest member of the first University of West Florida recruiting class in program history. Randolph, a standout wide receiver at Navarre High School, signed his national letter of intent with the Argonauts today. “It’s everything I’ve been waiting for my entire career,” Randolph said. “I’m really excited, especially getting the chance […]

Weightlifting team brings home state championship

Weightlifting team brings home state championship

For the second time in three years, the Navarre High School girls weightlifting team is a state champion. Two years ago, when the Raiders won their first state title, it was by a one-point margin. This year, the Raiders left nothing to chance, scoring 39 points, 16 points more than state runner-up Port Charlotte, which […]

Raider girls soccer falls to Viera in state semifinal

Raider girls soccer falls to Viera in state semifinal

Navarre High School’s girls soccer team’s quest for a state championship ended Friday morning. The Raiders fell 2-0 to Viera in a Class 4A state semifinal at Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne. Navarre, playing in its first state tourney in program history, was hoping to end the weekend as state champions. The Hawks are […]

Raiders win region, on to the Final Four

Raiders win region, on to the Final Four

Navarre 3, Creekside 1  The district champion Navarre High School girls soccer team has a new title to add to its name: region champion. Last week, the Raiders won their first district championship. On Jan 30, they beat the state’s No. 1 ranked Creekside Knights. Until this year, the Raiders had won only two opening-round […]

Raider lifters win over Pine Forest 67-21

Raider lifters win over Pine Forest 67-21

Two days after dominating the Choctaw Invitational Tournament, the Raiders were still scoring personal bests as they beat Pine Forest 67-21 at home on Dec 10. The Raiders won nine of 10 first places and seven of 10 second places. The Diel sisters continued to dominate the 110-pound weight division. Savannah won the event with […]

Raider golfer Ailsa Clark already working on next season

Raider golfer Ailsa Clark already working on next season

Ailsa Clark, the Lady Raiders’ top golfer, isn’t slowing down just because the season is over. The high school junior won the Pensacola City Junior Championship Girls Open Division at Osceola Golf Course last weekend. As a Raider, Clark averaged 38.5 strokes per nine-hole during the season and won four of seven matches. In the […]

NHS food drive will help many

NHS food drive will help many

Whether it’s football or a food drive, Gulf Breeze High School is no match for the Raiders. Navarre High students collected 4,192 canned goods and nonperishable items compared to Gulf Breeze’s 2,554 during the fifth annual Caring and Sharing Beach Soup Bowl Cup food collection. Caring and Sharing awarded the traveling trophy to NHS principal […]

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