state championship

Titles by boys weightlifting, UWF headline sports year

Titles by boys weightlifting, UWF headline sports year

Members of Navarre’s boys weightlifting team awaited the results of the state championship meet inside Arnold High School on an April afternoon. The Raiders knew they were assured of second place. But the hope was to be first. And they were. By the slimmest of margins, a single point to be exact, Navarre edged 27-time […]

Raider lifters staying focused during holiday season

Raider lifters staying focused during holiday season

Natalya Garza is in the weight room on a Monday morning in mid-December. Just a few days earlier, the senior helped the Raiders breeze through a tri-meet with Fort Walton Beach and Crestview. Navarre’s girls weightlifting team now has a month off before it returns to the grind as far as competition is concerned. But […]

Navarre aims for return to top in girls weightlifting

Navarre aims for return to top in girls weightlifting

Music is blaring early on a Wednesday morning, almost to the point where it’s drowning out the sound of weights clanking inside the Navarre weight room. Forget rise and shine. This is rise and grind. The Raiders’ girls weightlifting team has a reputation for hard work, but their motivation to work entering the season has […]

A look at where Raider lifters rank going into state

A look at where Raider lifters rank going into state

Winning a state championship in weightlifting comes down to numbers. There are 20 weight divisions. Fifteen lifters are competing for Navarre’s girls weightlifting team, which has won the last four state championships. This is the most of any school at the state meet, which takes place Friday at Arnold in Panama City. The meet begins […]

Greatness available as Raiders gear up for postseason play

Greatness available as Raiders gear up for postseason play

Greatness is available. Navarre head coach Jay Walls told his team that after it closed out the regular season with a 42-20 win over Niceville Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. In the postseason for the ninth time in program history, the Raiders are focused on making a run at the program’s first state […]

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team preparing for title defense

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team preparing for title defense

This season, Navarre’s girls weightlifting team will be defending the state title for the fourth time in five years. It will be Coach Garrett Bagley’s biggest challenge since he took over the program five years ago. “For the first time in several years, we do not have a returning state champion,” Bagley said. “It will […]