Three days late, Mustang football opens season with win

Marissa Briggs– Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Varsity football Mustangs started the season with a win against North Port Monday. The Mustangs won 23-6 lead, playing defense for most of the night. Coach Rashad was pleased with the victory the team brought home but says there’s more work to be done. Stay updated…

Mustangs ready to take virtual plunge

Jenelle Bayor– Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS swim team will be having its first virtual home swim meet of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m.   The meet will be held at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA and will be against both St. Stephen’s and Palmetto’s swim team.  The meets will be performed by having each swim team compete in their own practice pools, record the scores, and then combine all the scores for the events to create…

FCCLA gearing up for 2020-21

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club will be holding their first meeting virtually at 3:15 p.m. this Thursday, Sept.24 via Microsoft Teams. FCCLA is a nationally recognized club that has over 175,000 members and promotes leadership development to all students from grades…

Mustang girls run to first in Palmetto

Gabriela Traver- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Saturday, Sept. 19, Lakewood Ranch High School’s cross country team won the Palmetto Invitational. The girls team finished first out of 18 teams with a score of 26 points. Junior Grace Marston finished first place overall with a time of 19:31. Right behind her was junior…

LRHS sport committed to honoring seniors

Zach Fenimore – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – COVID-19 has caused sports at LRHS to make many changes. One of the biggest changes that affects both players and fans is each sport’s annual senior night. Varsity football’s senior night will now be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, when the Mustangs play…

Mustang boys win county golf title

Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Mustangs Boys Golf team won the County Championship. This is the Mustangs second year in a row that the Mustangs have won. Junior Johnny May said, “Everyone played great and when we were tied with three holes to play, we were…

New government teacher bring experience to classroom

Reva Gandhi – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- New LRHS government teacher Kenneth Hanson brings experience from the government to his Advance Placement (AP) government classes. Hanson moved to Florida, from Illinois, earlier this year, upon accepting a job at the Ranch. He said, “I have deep roots in Illinois as my generations of my…

LISTEN: Mustangs Ahead podcast – September sports

The 2020-21 school year has seen many adjustments in the classroom and on the playing field.  Mustangs Ahead podcasters discuss the changes forced by the pandemic. CLICK HERE to listen. Stay updated on important LRHS news and share what you like by following our Twitter @LRHSNews1, Instagram @mustangs_ahead, email, and follow the Mustangs Ahead Podcast on iTunes 

LRHS cheerleaders fight cancer

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Sunday, Sept. 20 the American Cancer Society (ACS) will host a “Lighting of Luminarias” ceremony at Lakewood Ranch Main Street…and LRHS cheerleaders are helping. The ceremony will include lighting candles in decorated paper bags (luminarias). Each bag honors a family member or friend who was diagnosed…

New speech therapist happy at LRHS

John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Of the many new additions to the LRHS staff this year is speech language pathologist Michelle Andrzejewski.  Andrzejewski said her job is to work with small groups of Excptional Student Education (ESE) students to improve reading comprehension and language skills. Over her past five years as a speech pathologist she has taught many different grades, but Andrzejewski is currently…

Mustang volleyball win one, lose one

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS volleyball team are 1-1 over the past few days.  On Tuesday Sept. 15, the LRHS varsity volleyball team beat Bradenton Christian School (BCS) 3-1.   The scores for the game against BCS include the first set 25-22, second set 25-17, third set 22-25, and fourth set 25-19 with LRHS taking victory.  Stay…