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Navarro College named Andy Cavins as its new head volleyball coach Thursday. “We are very fortunate to have Andy join the Bulldog family and lead Navarro Volleyball,” Athletic Director Michael Landers said. “He has a proven track record of success and has shown the ability to build and maintain a national championship caliber program. That is where the bar has now been set for our volleyball program, and we are excited to see the heights that Andy and his team can reach here at Navarro.” [caption id="attachment_915442" align="alignleft" width="200"] ANDY CAVINS[/caption] Cavins, the all-time winningest volleyball coach at Lindsey Wilson College (LWC), produced an .877 winning percentage (272-38) during his eight-year stay at the Columbia, KY., school. He led the Blue Raiders to eight consecutive NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) National Tournament appearances, including a national title in 2017, two NAIA Fab Fours and four straight national quarterfinal appearances. He guided LWC to eight straight 30-win seasons, including a 33-4 mark in 2018. His 2017 national champions posted a 35-0 record and dropped only five sets during the season. In 2015, Blue Raiders won a program record 37 matches. Before his arrival, LWC had one 30-win season (1999). Cavins recruited and coached one...

Navarro Football has set its two spring scouting combine dates, head coach Scott Parr announced Monday. The first session will be 1 pm Saturday, March 2, with registration at The Wolens Special Events Center. A second session has been scheduled for 2 pm Saturday, April 27. Cost for either session is $30 cash.  ...

By MIKE MONTFORT --    Navarro (19-4/9-3) has regained sole possession of Region XIV's East Zone lead after a wild Wednesday night, and will try to strengthen its grip Saturday when the Tyler Apaches (18-4/8-4) challenge the Bulldogs here at Lewis Orr Court in the Wolens Special Events Center. The Bulldogs emerged victorious 69-68 Wednesday at 0:00 in their co-leader showdown with Panola at Carthage. They scored an incredible, come-from-behind road victory at the buzzer when sophomore Trey Pulliam circled left to right, drove inside, and hit a game-winning, dagger layup. Pulliam saved his best for last. The winner was his only basket of the game. Panola, which gained worthy NJCAA-ranking consideration this week at Navarro's expense, had won 10 of its last 12 and was 13-1 at Arthur Johnson Gymnasium before Pulliam and the 'Dogs ruined the evening. The Ponies (18-6/8-4) led almost the entire contest. Panola led 41-35 at halftime and extended advantages to as many as nine points throughout the game, but the Bulldogs refused to go away. Nicholas Rene, with a team-high 16 points, hit a three-pointer that forced a tie at 52 with 8:00 left. From that point, the teams traded results and created many of the game's five ties. With :21.9...

By MIKE MONTFORT --   New Navarro College head football coach Scott Parr and the Bulldogs’ coaching staff now have more reason to be excited. On National Signing Day Wednesday, Feb. 6, before 3 pm, they signed 50 incoming freshmen to letters of intent to attend Navarro College and play football for the Bulldogs. NC also announced 19 incoming mid-year transfers, plus 13 outgoing sophomores who signed or transferred to four-year university programs. “I would like to thank Dr. Kevin Fegan and athletic director Michael Landers for their support and with all the resources they have provided us to put this class together,” Parr said, “and I want to thank everyone on campus who helped with our official visits. It takes a team effort. The players felt the family atmosphere here.” Parr noted that it was “our goal to sign two-deep at every position, and we are reaching it.” To restock the defensive side Wednesday, Navarro signed 11 defensive backs, eight linebackers and six defensive linemen. To replenish the offensive side, NC signed seven offensive linemen, two quarterbacks, five running backs, 10 receivers and two kickers. “I want to thank the coaching staff for the tireless work they put in through the process,” Parr said. “About...