Baseball team looks for successful second half

Colton Zimring – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS baseball team played in the Sarasota Classic over last week’s spring break. The tournament featured about 10 teams from all over Florida and a team from Tennessee. The LRHS baseball team won one game and lost three in the tournament. The baseball team is now…

Senior countdown – five weeks to go

Cate Eschmann – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Seniors only have five weeks of school left and many can hardly contain their excitement. “I feel fantastic. I’m so ready to get this done and graduate. I feel old,” Alex Ortega joked. Calista Carroll agreed. “I’m so excited for it to be over,” she said….

Track and field heads toward Pepsi Relays

Jonathan Reid – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS varsity track and field team will travel to the University of Florida in Gainesville to take part in the Pepsi Florida Relays from Thursday, Mar. 30 to Saturday, Apr. 1. Athletes traveling to the meet for field events will include juniors Drew Butler, Donna…

JROTC cadets find orienteering opportunities

Morgan Lingle – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is participating in the Alafia Suncoast Championship on April 1. This meet will determine who moves on to state competition. The meet starts at 10 a.m. Ten schools and 106 runners will compete at this meet. Lakewood Ranch…

Two Mustangs gain FCCLA state offices

Lauren Wood – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) held their annual State Leadership Conference in early March, and Mustangs returned with some memorable titles. FCCLA is a family-based leadership club that provides kids with a place to receive community service hours and guidance. On March 11,…

Mustangs run to first flag football win

McKenzie Mazzella – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Thursday March 30 the Lakewood Ranch High School Flag football team scored its first win ever, over Southeast High School. The all-girl team took the field at 6 p.m., scoring three touchdowns in the first half. After halftime the ladies ended up scoring three more…

Seniors reflect on final spring break

Kyle Praizner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As the Mustangs came back from spring break, they marched into the fourth quarter.  For seniors it is the final spring break of high school. Some people had high expectations for the final spring break of high school, some fulfilled those expectations, and some followed through…

Mustang musicians in Miami

Markella Paradissis-Wagner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – If the LRHS halls seemed quieter Friday, it’s because many LRHS musicians are in Miami for Jazz and Solo and Ensemble states at Pompano Bay High School. Solo and Ensemble is mandatory for advanced music classes and optional for everyone else.  The students participating can perform…

Softball continues winning run

Zariah Roberts – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Mustangs softball team brought home a 6-1 win Thursday night in an away game against the North Port Bobcats. Seniors Kailey Christian, Mackenzie Meyer, Logan Newton, and Denali Schappacher each had multiple hits and each collected two hits, putting LRHS in the lead. Junior Madi…