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Raiders prevail in battle with Trojans

Raiders prevail in battle with Trojans

There was never a feeling Navarre was in any danger of losing to Tallahassee Lincoln in a girls soccer showdown Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Raiders did what they needed to do to stay a step ahead of the Trojans in a game that wasn’t always pretty but looked it on the […]

Navarre and Niceville play to a tie

Navarre and Niceville play to a tie

Navarre and Niceville squared off in girls soccer last Tuesday night, renewing their rivalry in Navarre on a wet and muddy field. The two rivals have quite a history, having battled each other in the district and regional finals the last few seasons. This season, both teams seemed to be evenly matched. The score at […]

Young athletes enjoy soccer camp

Young athletes enjoy soccer camp

Campers arrived at the NYSA complex on June 4 to begin a fun-filled week of soccer. “We have about 80 campers this year,” coach Rob Simon said. “We attempt to encourage and foster the camper’s love of soccer. Read the full article in the June 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Recruiting hype

Recruiting hype

Before social media became the hotbed for finding out anything and everything about someone else’s life, athletes around the nation had no idea who was getting what offer from what school. At least not instantly. Times have changed, according to Tony Carter, an assistant football coach at Navarre. Read the full article in the June […]

Raiders pick up wins over Wildcats and Aggies

Raiders pick up wins over Wildcats and Aggies

The Navarre Raiders girls soccer team traveled to Washington last Tuesday and shut out the Wildcats by a 2-0 score and defeated the Aggies 2 -1 two days later at Tate. Navarre 2, Washington 0 The Raiders started the game against Washington with several members of their high-powered offense sitting on the sidelines. Coach Rob […]

Navarre’s girls soccer team off to strong start

Navarre’s girls soccer team off to strong start

Navarre’s girls soccer team was impressive in its first week of the regular season, giving up just three goals in three games and winning two of them. Raiders 8, Escambia 0 The Raiders opened their season at NYSA against Escambia Nov. 7 with an 8-0 win. Brenda Bishop returned to action from an injury and […]

Raiders tested in preseason soccer tournament

Raiders tested in preseason soccer tournament

Navarre head girls’ soccer coach Rob Simon believes that if you want to face good teams in February, you’d better have some on your schedule during the regular season. “It starts with the Niceville preseason tournament where we’ll face the Vikings from Fort Walton Beach and the Dolphins from Gulf Breeze,” Simon said prior to […]

Popularity of soccer camp continues to grow

Popularity of soccer camp continues to grow

Attendance at this summer’s Navarre girls soccer camp has exploded. “This is one of our largest turnouts for the camp since it was started several years ago,” Navarre head coach Rob Simon said. “We had 50 campers that pre-registered and another 25 that registered on the first day.” The campers were split into five age […]

Navarre’s five senior soccer players set to leave their mark on program

Navarre’s five senior soccer players set to leave their mark on program

Emily DePersio was told that a reporter wanted to do an interview with the rising seniors on Navarre’s girls soccer team. “I’m like ‘That’s not me,’ and then you realize it is. It’s hard to believe,” DePersio said. Fellow senior Kylie Lawson had a similar reaction. “It’s hard to believe it’s our last year,” Lawson […]

Raiders dominate second half in win over Dolphins

Raiders dominate second half in win over Dolphins

With a chill in the air and the wind blowing, Navarre’s girls soccer team knew it would be at a disadvantage in the opening half of its game against Gulf Breeze Thursday night. The Raiders went against the wind in the opening half and found themselves down by a goal at halftime. It was a […]