Mustang choice – prom anticipation

Senior night marks start of Mustangs’ playoff push

Devin Manning – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Friday night the Varsity Lady Mustangs softball team defeated North Port 16-0 in their final home game of the regular season.

This game was also senior night and the team honored seven of their senior teammates: Mackenzie Meyer, Courtney Mclellan, Kaylee Misiti, Denali Schappacher, Maddy Yoder, Kinsey Goelz and Logan Newton.

Pitcher Newton did not allow a single run all night; there were only two hits and one strike out.

The Mustangs started off with an early lead thanks to Misiti, who hit a grounder in the first inning allowing Meyer to run home and get the first run.

In the fourth inning, the girls scored four runs off a home run hit by Goelz. Three others hit home runs Friday night, Newton, Yoder, and Freshman Avery Goelz.

The teams’ current record is 23-2. The next game for the Lady Mustangs will be the first round of district championship tournament, scheduled for 7 p.m., April 25 at Manatee High School.

Silver Stars get new leaders

Sammy Kedziora – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Last week the LRHS Silver Stars dance team held auditions for 2017-2018 officer positions.  Auditionees were Juniors Jamie Newby, Marisa Skertich, Madison Mercer, Sammy Kedziora, Sophomore Schae Mayes, and Freshman Brooke Martin.

For auditions, the girls had to write and present a speech that explains why they qualify to be an officer as well as choreograph and teach a short dance.

Sunday evening April 24, Silver Stars coach Kourtney Kalahar posted the results:

Captains: Mayes and Kedziora

Lieutenant: Mercer

Officers: Newby and Skertich

Officer in Training: Martin

Orchestra ready for state competition

Jamie Tarriela – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Tuesday, April 25, the LRHS Chamber Orchestra will perform at State Music Performance Assessments (MPAs) at Blake High School in Tampa.

The orchestra will perform four songs and will be graded by judges on a scale from Poor to Superior.

The songs being performed are:

  • Symphony No. 9 by Antonin Dvorak
  • “Themes from the Moldau” by Bedrich Smetana
  • “Humoresque” by Antonin Dvorak
  • “Drifen” by Shirl Jae Atwell

Junior Cypress Potter said, “I’m excited to perform, but I’m a little worried about our performance of Drifen, because I don’t think that we are as prepared as we should be.”

Less than one week to prom

Sarah Watts – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS 2017 Enchanted Evening Prom is just four days away, and Mustangs are getting excited.

Mustangs need to remember that ticket sales are officially over, and no tickets will be sold at the door.

To be admitted, upperclassmen need to bring their tickets and a form of ID. Any underclassmen need to bring their LRHS ID in order to prove that they are a Mustang, and other guests must bring a form of ID.

“I can’t believe prom is this week,” said LRHS junior Emily Weott. “I am in Junior Advisory Board (JAB) so am a little bit stressed about everything going well, but I am extremely excited to attend my first prom.” The LRHS JAB sponsors the prom.

LRHS sophomore Andrew Wallis is also excited for prom, “I think it’s going to be a lot of fun and a very memorable night.”

LRHS senior Maile Resch said, “I still am undecided on what dress I’m wearing, so I’m obviously a little stressed, but I’m excited for my senior prom.”

LRHS junior Kailey Christian said, “I am most excited to take pictures and go to dinner. The dance will be fun but I’m more excited for getting dressed up.”

LRHS Junior Kylie Duquette said, “I’m a little stressed because I still need to order my corsage, but overall I am super excited. I went last year and it was one of the best nights of my life.”