Tag: Sports

Smaller district would be ideal for Raiders

Navarre head coach Jay Walls said earlier this week he'd like to see a smaller, more localized district for this area if reclassification does take place for football for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.

Reclassification takes place every two years, and the last time it happened in 2019, Navarre was bumped up to 7A and placed in a district that included three Tallahassee schools.

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Navarre earns big win over Tate but falls to Dolphins

Riding the high of a win over area powerhouse Tate earlier in the week, Navarre’s baseball team was hoping to keep the momentum rolling Friday night against Gulf Breeze.

Instead, it turned out to be one of those nights where the hits, the pitches and the breaks didn’t go the Raiders’ way in a 10-1 loss to the rival Dolphins.

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Raider flag football team dominates preseason games

Until last week, Navarre’s flag football team didn’t have its entire roster together for a practice. Several of the girls were still playing basketball for a Raider squad that reached the Elite Eight.

Yet, Thursday afternoon at Bennett C. Russell Stadium, the Raiders looked like a well-oiled machine in a pair of preseason games against county rivals Pace and Gulf Breeze.

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Leggett, Arno lead way at Viking Relays

Rachel Leggett set a school record in the long jump and AJ Arno won the triple jump as Navarre competed in its first big meet of the season Saturday.

A week removed from wrapping up her high school basketball season, Leggett went out and crushed the previous record with a distance of 17-feet-6 1/4-inches at the Fort Walton Beach Viking Relays.

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Raider track team ready for a new season

Navarre head track coach Tony Carter watches as his athletes go through another practice on a weekday afternoon and he points to the potential this team of nearly 200 holds for this season.

“The kids are working hard and we have a lot of young talent,” Carter said. “We have some freshmen and sophomores who can make an impact this year and some seniors out for the sport for the first time that are impressive, too. I’m excited.”

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Acevedo set to continue career at Methodist

Cami Acevedo made one of her soccer dreams come true this week. The Navarre senior signed with NCAA Division III Methodist University in North Carolina to continue her athletic and academic career.

Acevedo signed her national letter of intent last Tuesday afternoon at the NYSA Soccer Complex.

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Marshall makes the best of a difficult situation

Amira Marshall’s dream of competing at the 3A state girls weightlifting meet ended unexpectedly.

Navarre’s senior standout in the unlimited division had to quarantine before the district meet last month, ending all hope of returning to state and contending for a top three finish for the Raiders.

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