Mustang wind ensemble and symphonic band in tune for MPAs

Markella Paradissis-Wagner – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Last weekend the LRHS wind ensemble and symphonic band traveled to Riverview High School in Sarasota to participate in Music Performance Assessments (MPAs).

After performing on stage and sight reading for judges those competing in MPAs receive a scores of Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent, or Superior. Sight reading is when a musician is given a piece and must perform it without preparation.

The wind ensemble achieved Superiors on stage and in sight reading, and will advance to states. In addition, the symphonic band received a Superior in sight reading and an Excellent on stage.

“I’m thrilled because not only did the kids play well but they represented our school well and have continued our great year,” Mustang band director Ron Lambert said.


Mustang baseball sinks Sailors

Samantha Prunty – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS  Mustangs baseball beat rival Sarasota High Sailors 2-1 Friday night.

The Sailors have four baseball plahers commetted to college and an overall record of 6-1.

According to LRHS junior Colton Zimmring, this was a big win.

“We’ve been working hard to win this game since last year and it felt great to make a comeback and finally beat Sarasota. The team played good and now we’re leading in the district 2-0,” he said.

Zimmring pitched a complete game for the win and grounded to third base, than ran, scoring the first run.  Sophomore Pablo Garabitos hit a line drive RBI taking the Mustangs home with the win.

“We took advantage of a bobbled ball on a bunt, a walk, and mistakes that bounced our way to victory,” Said Mustang coach Ryan Kennedy

The boys  overall record is 5-2.


LRHS French club says “Bon appetit”

Maria Gonzalez and Emma Messer – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS French students are holding their first class potluck after school Tuesday, Mar. 1 in room 555.

Attendees must be in a French class and/or French club. They must also bring a food item, either handmade or store bought is fine, as long as the student notes whether the dish contains nuts. Any food that is brought to the Potluck should be a recipe from a French-speaking country.

LRHS foreign language teacher Audrey Irias said, “Some of my French classes just finished a couple chapters about food and next week is National Foreign Language week, so I thought a Potluck would be a fun thing to celebrate both.”

French student junior Hilary Borjas is looking forward to the potluck.

“I think it will be a good experience,” she said.  “I’ll be able to learn a lot about foods from foreign French-speaking countries.”