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2012 Volleyball Schedules Varsity Aug. 27 Aug. 28 Aug. 30 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 13 Sept. 18 Sept. 20 Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Sept. 27 Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 4

Choctaw Milton at Pensacola Tate at Escambia West Florida at Pace Pine Forest Washington at Milton at Crestview Pensacola at Tate at Fort Walton Beach Escambia Pace

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Oct. 9 at Pine Forest 6 p.m. Oct. 10 Gulf Breeze 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Washington 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at West Florida 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at Choctaw 6 p.m. Oct. 18 Crestview 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22-25 District tournament at Navarre TBA Oct. 31 Region quarterfinals TBA Nov. 6 Region semifinals TBA Nov. 10 Region finals TBA Nov. 13-17State finals TBA Junior Varsity Aug. 27 Choctaw Aug. 28 Milton Aug. 30 at Pensacola Sept. 4 Tate

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Raiders prepare for brighter volleyball future By Ken Garner Navarre Press Bobby Knight coached basketball teams at Army, Indiana and Texas Tech to a 902-371 record, winning more than 70 percent of his games, and three national championships with the Hoosiers. Kim Gardner, Navarre High School’s second-year head volleyball coach, has adopted“the General’s” work-hard philosophy and is adapting it for her Raiders. “(Knight) said,‘Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare,’” Gardner said before an early season practice. “We’ve been preparing for months. We still have some work to do, but we’re going to be better than we were a year ago.” A year ago a young Raiders’squad finished 416. But the returning players committed themselves to a workout regimen to improve their strength and all-around conditioning, and the incoming freshmen have benefitted from playing club ball through the summer, Gardner said. Washington and Tate likely will compete for the district title, and Gardner said Milton and Pace also will be competitive. She didn’t make any predictions for Navarre, except to say the Raiders will be improved. She also declined talking about individual players.

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“This is a good strong group, I can pull anyone off the bench and she can go in and get the job done,” Gardner said.“Teams usually have one or two stars, I have nine or 10.” Varsity players are Kelly Barrett, Kelsey Belmain, Sarah Betts, Shamani Booker, Sheila Faris, Allison Freer, Kiera Foster, Miranda Gagnon, Shelby Kesinger, Ansley Mathews and Ashanti Tucker. The junior varsity includes Emma Belmain, Nadia Fingall, Monica Foster, Shelby Freese, C.J. Johnson, McKenna Marsh, Abbey McClelland, Christine Palmer, Taelor Smith, Kendall Stacey, Annelise

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Vance and JordanYork. Ninth-grade players are Angela Cahn, Karly Casey, Carly Duncan, Nyasha Frank, Cayla Frazetta, Veronica Matech, Zoe Meeker, Ravanne Meneze, Kerry Pollard, Karalyne Stacey and Jenna Stricklin. The Raiders were scheduled to open the 2012 season with two home matches, against Choctaw on Aug. 27 and Milton on Aug. 28, but the events may have been rescheduled because of Tropical Storm Isaac. The freshmen, JV and varsity teams were scheduled to play at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively, Aug. 30 at Pensacola. N A V A R R E

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Lady Raiders’ runners building for the future By Ken Garner Navarre Press Andraya Mendez loves running. “I really do,”she said with a laugh before a practice last week at the Navarre Soccer Complex. “Competing isn’t my favorite part. I want to do well, but really, the people I run with and against and the people at the meets are my favorite part.” Mendez and Elle Crouse, seniors and fourth-year varsity runners on Navarre High School’s girls’cross country team, lead a strong group of newcomers hoping to improve the Raiders’ cross country fortunes in 2012. “We have a new group, some of them from the soccer team and other sports who haven’t run cross country before,”second-year coach Mari Leitner-Boczar said.“I have no idea how we’re going to do.” Boczar said some of the new runners participated in track last spring and were encouraged by their success to try cross country. She said the girls’familiarity

with her expectations and better training strategies is helping improve their performances. Crouse’s best time at cross country’s 5-kilometer distance is 20 minutes, 16 seconds, and Mendez’personal-record is 21:37. Boczar expects them to lead her squad on and off the course. Senior August Stone and a trio of sophomores, Payton Allen, Raina Quintanilla and Kylie Foster, also will vie for varsity spots. But any of several other runners could make the top flight, she added. “I have a feeling we’ll be switching the varsity (roster) up quite a bit throughout the year.” Boczar wants her top seven runners at each meet – whoever they are – to finish in 22 minutes or less. If that happens, the Raiders could be well on their way to achieving Boczar’s chief goal for the team: a return to the regional meet and a step closer to qualifying for the state meet. Navarre’s season starts Sept. 8 at the Pace Invitational at Simms Middle School in Pace.

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Boys runners chase consistency By Ken Garner Navarre Press The Raider boys cross country team will be chasing history this fall. “We have several runners back who ran pretty well last year,”Navarre High School coach Tom Lintz said last week. “They put up times as good as the 2006 team, just not at the same time.” Six years ago, the Raiders finished eighth at the state championship meet in Dade City. Zak Boston finished the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 59 seconds, good enough for a 14th-place individual finish. Hamilton Boykin (17:38), Dan Crotty (17:44), Hunter Boykin (17:54) and Casey Nation (18:12) rounded out the Raiders’top five that historic November day.

Seniors Trent Beck and James Mullin have personal-best times of 16:31 and 16:40, respectively, and junior Tanner Wilcox is pressing Mullin with a PR of 16:41. Three newcomers to Navarre, seniors John Morris and Jonah Griego and junior Dominic Dudai, will compete for spots on the varsity squad, Lintz said, along with about 20 other runners. Lintz said consistency will be important if Navarre hopes to send this team to the regional and state competitions. “If we can get our best guys finishing well at the same meets, we could be pretty good as a team,”he said. The Raiders face their first test at the Pace Invitational, 7:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at Simms Middle School in Pace.

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Pace Invitational at Simms Middle School, Pace U of South Alabama Azalea City Classic, Mobile Gulf Coast Stampede at the Equestrian Center, Pensacola Junior Varsity at Simms Middle School, Pace J.D. Mac Invitational at Jay Park, Jay Panama City-Bay Invitational at H.G. Harders Park, Panama City Escarosa Championships Junior Varsity at Simms Middle School, Pace Okaloosa County Invitational at Eglin AFB Golf Course, Niceville District meet Region meet State meet

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Cheerleaders set standard for school, community By Ken Garner Navarre Press

ber they are always looked up to as a role model. And for some girls it will always be part of their Praise Pettus and Shelby future, whether that be college, Vondenstein lead cheers, coaching or one day raising their but they also hope to be own cheerleader.” leaders for Navarre High More than 250 schools sponSchool’s student body and sor competitive cheerleading the community. during the Florida High School “It means a lot to be Athletics Association’s winter selected to support our season, but Navarre isn’t among teams and to represent our them – for now. schools as cheerleaders,” “I’d like to think so,”VondenPettus said.“As captains, stein said when asked if the Photo by Ken Garner Raiders would compete in the we try to be role models Praise Pettus, left, and Shelby and to set good examples future. Many of the cheerleaders Vondenstein, Navarre High for the (cheerleaders) to School varsity cheerleader co- do compete with club teams, follow.” captains, take their leadership including the Gulf Breeze Rage, Pettus and Vondenstein, responsibilities seriously. Fierce and Fort Walton Beach both seniors, are co-capElite, she added. Pettus, a fourthtains of the Raiders’cheerleaders. place finisher in the FHSAA girls’weightlift“For me, being captain means looking out ing state competition last year, said other for (the team for which I’m cheering) and all activities conflict with the competitive cheermy teammates,”Vondenstein said. leading schedule. First-year cheerleading coach Amy Walls Walls said Navarre may participate in team said cheerleaders can help shape their competitions in the future, but cheerleaders schools’identities. don’t need to compete to win. “I think cheerleaders are important in the “To me, cheerleading is practice for life,”she school to help create school spirit and leader- said.“It is physically and mentally demanding ship among their classmates,”she said.“In the at times –‘Can you handle the pressure?’You community, they can be very influential to must be a team player, have a strong work young girls who aspire to be like them one ethic and most of all be a positive leader.” day. Therefore, cheerleaders need to remem-

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Raiders seek return to playoff form By Ken Garner Navarre Press

Senior Andrew Rieves looks to lead the Raider offense after inheriting the starting quarterback job when classmate Robby Miller, heir apparent to Dusty Jones, tore his anterior cruciate ligament this spring.

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Navarre has the ingredients of a successful high school football team: players with desire, experience and talent willing to work hard. But sometimes that isn’t enough, according to new head coach Jay Walls. “If you look at the tangible things, as far as ability and hard work, we’re set,”Walls said.“But sometimes it comes down to team chemistry, playing in rhythm, staying healthy…these guys are working hard, they’re working together to contribute. We have a chance to be pretty good.” The Raiders finished 5-5 last year but were in contention for a playoff berth until the last weekend of district action. Navarre once again will compete in Class 6A, District 2, with Choctawhatchee, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Mosley and Niceville. Three of the Raiders’ five district games – against Choctaw Oct. 5 (homecoming), Fort Walton Beach (Oct. 26) and Mosley (Nov. 2) – are at

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inherited the starting quarterback job when classmate Robby Miller, heir apparent to Dusty Jones, tore his anterior cruciate ligament this spring. Walls said Miller still is rehabbing the injury and probably won’t be ready to play before October at the earliest. Four starters return on the offensive line: seniors Drayton Taylor at right guard, Tyler Schmitt at right tackle and Marvin Darby at left tackle and junior Chas Swem at center. Senior Mitch Posey will start at left guard. Gone is Dwayne Carter, Navarre’s all-time leading rusher. Senior Jay Warren, a defensive standout and solid backup to Carter the past two seasons, will be the Raiders’ primary ball carrier. Seniors Jordan Leggett, Nick Benton and Michael Smith and junior Gatlin Casey give Rieves a talented receiving corps. Leggett has verbally committed to play for Clemson and has received attention from several other top college programs, including new Southeastern Conference member Missouri. “We have a very explosive receiving crew with the talent and ability of Leggett and Benton,”Walls said.“We’re good at wideout, too, with Casey and Smith. They both have good hands, they block well and they get open, so

defenses can’t just focus on one guy.” Still, defense may be the Raiders’ strength in the early season. Walls has installed a 3-3 stack, with three linemen, three linebackers and a versatile defensive backfield that can show a variety of sets. “I like our defense,”Walls said.“They’re a physical bunch, they play aggressive football.” Juniors Christian Gill and Monty Thompson and senior Jonathan Shaw will start on the defensive line. Linebackers Devin Colonel, Jessie Holmes and Mason Mikul all are seniors. In the all-important defensive backfield, Benton and senior Elijah Appel will line up at cornerback and Warren plays free safety. Casey and senior Johnny Robinson-Pettus will play the stack’s“spurs.”Walls described the spurs as“a combination of the strong safety and linebacker positions” who will line up in a variety of positions depending on the offensive set. The Raiders advanced to postseason play in 2006, 2007 and 2010. The 2012 campaign starts at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31, with Navarre hosting the Washington Wildcats at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. “I think we’re going to be in the hunt, too,”Walls said after suggesting Crestview and Niceville should be district favorites.“We’ll be right in the thick of things.”

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NAME GRADE GILL, CHRISTAIN ROBINSON-PETTUS, JOHNNY WEBB, MATTHEW BARBERI, BROCK LEGGETT, JORDAN SMITH, MIKUL RIEVES, ANDREW PRIVETTE, MATTHEW EASTWOOD, ALEX BENTON, NICK GRACZYK, JOHN WALLS, DWAYNE MILLER, ROBBY KELLEY, KODY MIKUL, MASON APPEL, ELIJAH COHAN, KEVIN WARREN, JAY HOLMES, JESSIE ROBINSON-PETTUS, WILL FITCHETT, JACOB WRIGHT, STEELER MAYS, MARCUS CASEY, GATLIN SUTTER, WILL SHAW, JONATHAN COLONEL, DEVIN WALKER, HOWIE THOMPSON, MONTY ARRASMITH, KYLE POSEY, MITCH DARBY, MARVIN HERNANDEZ, GIL ROSSI, JOHN ANDERSON, MICHAEL HARDING, PARKER ROGERS, DYLLAN JACOBS, RUSSELL TOLBERT, NED KENDALL, JACOB MORGAN, BOSTON MAPOLES, COLTON ARREOLA, EMANUEL TAYLOR, DRAYTON SWEM, CHAS COLONEL, BAILEY

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NAME GRADE BOST, AUSTIN SCHMITT, TYLER CROUCH, GREG MALTER, BLAKE WATSON, BRYANT DAVIS, CHASE BRAY, JOSH TODD, ALEX GOUDEAU, AYYAN MOORER, CHANDLER

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NAME GRADE WOODBERY, T.J. 10 MAYWEATHER, CAM 10 COURTNEY, TYRELL 10 RANDOLPH, QUENTIN 10 SMITH, MARK 10 CORK, ALEX 10 HILT, AARON 10 GOMES, ANTHONY 10 MORTON, LUKE 10 MAIN, DYLAN 10 HUNTER, MYLES 10 GEISSER, LAVONTE 10 ALFORD, EVERETTE 10 CHEPULT, ANDREW 10 UNTERBRINK, BILLY 10 MCCLOSKEY, JAMES 10 TROUT, MASON 10 HERING, CHRIS 10 SKOBEL, NATHAN 10 DUNLAP, SEAN 10 HOLT, GRIFFIN 10 BROWN, JAMES 10 ANDERSON, ETHAN 10 WESSON, AUBREY 10 MCGUIRE, ALDAN 10 GOODIN, ROBERT 10 NOEL, DONTRAY 10 HUNNICUTT, JOHN 10 BARTLETT, JASON 10 BECKHAM, MATT 11 GOFF, CODY 10 SHELLENBARGER, HAYDEN 11 MYERS, CAMERON 10 MARSH, COLIN 10 BAXTER, BLAKE 10 MONTVILLE, DANIEL 10 TIERNEY, RYLEY 11 WATTLEY, ALEX 11 BROOKS, RAMSES 10 GARCIA, DAVID 11 MELENDEZ, SABINE 10

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Senior swimmers performing a mock synchronize swim routine for the camera are Jasmine Wimberly, Emily Kemp, Megan Drake, Hannah Edwards, Hannah Harms, Nick Ramos, Andrew Berteu, Matt Andre, John McCooey.

Swimmers flood NHS Raiders 2012 aquatics roster By Ken Garner Navarre Press The Navarre High School aquatics squad is overflowing its home pool. “This is the first year I’ve had to split practices,”coach Mary Moorer said Monday after morning workouts at the Pullum FamilyYMCA in Navarre.“I can’t have 10 swimmers in each lane or they’ll just be in each other’s way.” Fifty Raiders are competing to represent Navarre in the pool this fall, including

five divers – two of whom also swim competitively. Junior Andrew Berteau and seniors Karissa Lindsey and Joy Aldrich concentrate exclusively on diving, while seniors Megan Drake and John McCooey dive and swim. Although swimming is largely an individual sport, Moorer is stressing teamwork to her charges and leadership to her seniors. “The volleyball team was fantastic (in its season-opening win against Milton last week),”she said.“It was pret-

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ty much the same group of girls that played last year (when the Raiders’netters finished 4-22), but they worked hard this summer and they believe in each other, you could see it. They know the one next to them is going to do what they’re supposed to do.” Swimming is no different, Moorer said. “Our strength is going to be the team itself,”she said. “We have to be there for each other, supporting each other at meets and pushing each other in practice.”

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Three seniors will lead the girls’ team: Taylor Day, Kat Bower and Teresa Parsons. Day competes in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle sprints and has added the butterfly stroke to her repertoire this year. Bower competes in the 100 free and 100 breast stroke races, and Teresa Parsons will concentrate on the middle distances but, Moorer said, “is a team player; she’ll jump in wherever she’s needed. She sets a good example for the rest of the team.”

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Four seniors – McCooey, Matt Andre, Quinton Leith and Nick Ramos – will pace the boys’team. Leith, in his third year on the team, swims the breast stroke and concentrates on the longer distances. Ramos is beginning just his second year with the swim team, but has become a leader, Moorer said. “He’s always there,”she said.“His motivation is amazing.” Andre wants to compete in the backstroke, Moorer said, although he could be more suited to other events.

“He has great inner motivation and incredible drive,”she said.“The backstroke is where he wants to be, that’s where his focus is.” Hurricane Isaac caused two meets to be canceled. The Raiders will start their season against the other four Santa Rosa County teams at 5 p.m. today at the Pullum YMCA pool. The teams will compete in a pentathlon format: five events, 50-meter butterfly, back, breast and freestyle races and a 100meter freestyle competition.

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Front row girls: Hannah Edwards, Hannah Harms, Emily Kemp, Megan Drake and Jasmine Wimberly. Back row boys: Matt Andre, John McCooey, Nick Ramos and Andrew Berteu.

2012 SWIMMING & DIVING SCHEDULE AUGUST 25 PRE SEASON – NAVARRE / GULF BREEZE * 30 DUAL MEET – NAVARRE / WASHINGTON * SEPTEMBER 6 PENTETHALON – SR COUNTY SCHOOLS * 8 FREESTYLE INVITATIONAL – HUNTER POOL 11 MULTI MEET – WASHINGTON 14 DIVE MEET – WASHINGTON 15 DUAL MEET – NAVARRE / GULF BREEZE * 17 TRI MEET – NAV, NICEVILLE, GULF BREEZE * 21 DIVE MEET – WASHINGTON 22 OPTIMIST INVITATIONAL – THE CLUB II 25 MULTI MEET – WASHINGTON 26 DUAL MEET – NAV / PHS – HUNTER POOL 27-28 PANAMA CITY BEACH INVITATIONAL

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OCTOBER 2 TRI MEET – NAV, PACE, MILTON * 5-6 NWFL INVITATIONAL – WASHINGTON 11 DUAL MEET – TBD * 17 S.R. COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – THE CLUB 19 MULTI MEET – WASHINGTON 24-25 FHSAA DISTRICT 2A FINALS – UWF NOVEMBER 2 FHSAA REGIONAL FINALS – UWF 5-9 FHSAA STATE FINALS - ORLANDO

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SWIM & DIVE ROSTER 2012 BOYS ANDRE, MATT BERTEAU, ANDREW BONEY, COLTON COUNT, BEN HAUSER, RYAN LEITH, QUINTON KEELE, PATRICK MCCOOEY, JOHN MIDDLETON, DAKOTA MOORER, CHANDLER MORGAN, CARSON PAONE, ANTHONY PHILLIPS, JAKE RAMOS, NICK SPEAR, ROMAN WILLIAMSON, BRENNON

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GIRLS ALDRICH, JOY BOWER, CATHERINE BRUSTAD, LILA CASEY, KARLY CHAPMAN, BRIANNA CHAPMAN, MADISON CUTTS, LAUREN DAY, TAYLOR DRAKE, MEGAN EDWARDS, HANNAH FERLAND, MCKINNEY HARMS, HANNAH HARMS, LAURA HOFFMAN, SARAH IGO, BRIA

KEMP, EMILY LINDSEY, KARISSA MELENDEZ, VIVYAN MOORER, HUNTER O’CONNELL, HALEY PARSONS, TERESA ROBB, DANIELLE ROBB, DELANEY SALLEY, EMILEE SANDREE, SHERRY SCHEFFLER, DANIKA SHOULDERS, EMILY SMIEDENDORF, MADISON TAYLOR, SARAH TUCKER, SOPHIA VANDRUNEN, ALEX

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The Navarre High School girls’ golf team prepares to swing into a new season. Pictured at a recent practice, from left, are Brooke Murphy, Jessica Emerson, Lesleigh Gary, Dianarra Arceo, Ailsa Clark, Laurel Emerson, Maddie Roberts, Sarah Eason, Kathia Carbajal, Jena Lang and Lindsey Hampton.

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Lady Raiders looking for links success By Ken Garner Navarre Press Tish Boozer hopes a blend of youth and experience will help Navarre High School’s girls’ golf team improve its scores in 2012. “We have two solid seniors returning, I have good feelings about them, and a whole group of young players with a lot of potential,” said Boozer, the Lady Raiders’ coach. No Navarre girls qualified for the regional tournament last season, but Boozer said

several players could play well into October this fall. “Jessica Emerson has been working very hard, playing a lot this summer,”Boozer said of one of her returning seniors.“She’s more confident in her swing; I’m kind of impressed.” Brooke Murphy is the other veteran senior. “Brooke should be better, too,”the coach said, adding that Murphy still needed to play with more confidence. Two other seniors, Dianarra Arceo and Danielle O’Connor, are expected to compete

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for top spots, as are juniors Ailsa Clark and Sarah Eason, sophomore Maddie Roberts and freshman Laurel Emerson. “I’m hoping for a lot from Sarah,”Boozer said.“Maddie Roberts has such great intensity and drive and determination. She’s (focused), she’s that kind of player. I think she’ll contribute.” Boozer said the younger Raiders have benefited from participating in the First Tee of Northwest Florida, which promotes“character development and life-enhancing

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Milton and Gulf Breeze at Hidden Creek 4 p.m. Washington and West Florida at Hidden Creek 4 p.m. Gulf Breeze at Tiger Point 3:30 p.m. FCA Golf Tournament at A.C. Read TBA Washington and West Florida at Hidden Creek 4 p.m. Miracle Strip Golf Tournament TBA Milton, Pensacola-Catholic, West Florida and Pace at Tanglewood 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 Pine Forest at Hidden Creek 4 p.m. Pensacola-Catholic and Gulf Breeze at Hidden Creek 4 p.m. Oct. 9 Gulf Breeze and Pensacola-Catholic at Tiger Point 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11 Oct. 15-16 District tournament TBD Oct. 23 Regional tournament at Summerbrooke Country Club in Tallahassee TBD Oct. 30-31 State golf championships at Harbor Hills Country Club in Lady Lake Sept. 6 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 18 Sept. 20 Sept. 25 Oct. 2

values”through training and participation in golf. Navarre hosts Milton and Gulf Breeze Sept. 6 at The Club at Hidden Creek in its first match. The Raiders hope to use the September schedule to ready themselves for a run at the regional and state tournaments in October. “It’s not like (the girls’golf team) is one of those things where we’re really super-competitive (about winning indi-

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vidual tournaments),”Boozer said.“We’re just working to improve through the season.” The Raiders compete in District 1, Class 2A with 11 other schools: Fort Walton Beach-Choctawhatchee, Crestview, Pensacola-Escambia, Fort Walton Beach, Gulf

Breeze, Milton, Niceville, Pace, Pensacola, Cantonment-Tate and Pensacola-Washington. The district tournament will be played Oct. 15 or 16 at a site to be determined.The Region 1, Class 2A tournament is scheduled Oct. 23 at Summerbrooke Country Club in Tallahassee.

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2012 Navarre boys’ golf schedule Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 17 Sept. 20 Sept. 24 Oct. 2 Oct. 4 Oct. 8 Oct. 15-16 Oct. 22

Gulf Breeze at Tiger Point 3:30 p.m. Central at Tanglewood 4 p.m. Byron-Nathan Golf-Classic at Stonebrook 8 a.m. Central at Hidden Creek 4 p.m. Miracle Strip Tournament at Fort Walton Beach 8 a.m. Central at Tanglewood 4 p.m. FCA Classic at A.C. Read in Pensacola 8 a.m. Central at Hidden Creek 4 p.m. Central at Tanglewood 3:30 p.m. Gulf Breeze, Milton and Pace at Hidden Creek District Tournament TBD Region Tournament TBD

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Sophomores Ty Tolbert, left, and Chase Robinson hope to help Navarre High School’s golf team improve its results in 2012.

Boys’ golf aiming for October Staff reports Navarre Press Trey Aguirre is gone, and Navarre High School boys’ golf coach David Noles is busy auditioning his potential replacement. “We’re just getting started, really,” Noles said on Aug. 23, while he watched the Raiders practice their swings at The Club at Hidden Creek’s driving range. “They’ve been playing throughout the summer, but this is the first time we’ve been together as a group (on a golf course).” Aguirre, a Raiders’ and

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area junior golf stalwart for several years, accepted a scholarship to play golf at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Noles expects senior Brady Bauer to rejoin Navarre’s golfers when he passes the required physical. Other returners include junior Anthony Moffo and sophomores Chase Robinson and Ty Tolbert. The veteran coach said he probably wouldn’t set his roster until this week, when the Raiders will be preparing to play Gulf Breeze on Sept. 4 at Tiger Point Golf Club. “It’s a process,”he said of his team’s approach to the

season.“We practice hoping to be playing our best golf in October (when the district and regional tournaments are played.)” Navarre High School’s golf teams compete in Class 2A, Region 1, District 1 with 12 other schools: Fort Walton Beach-Choctawhatchee, Crestview, Escambia, Fort Walton Beach, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Niceville, Pace, Pensacola, Pine Forest, Cantonment-Tate and Pensacola-Washington. The boys’ district tournament will be played Oct. 15 or 16 at an undetermined site.

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