No bull…riders can help fund local youths

Anna Stock– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – A local event is getting “bullish” on helping local youth. On Feb. 1 and 2 the Conley Invitational Bull Riding event will take place at the Manatee County Fairgrounds. The family friendly event will donate proceeds to 4H, FFA Chapters, and local schools. Tickets are on sale…

Mustangs ready for big game

Jillian Herbst and Gaby Rosabal – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The 2019 Super Bowl is this Sunday.  The New England Patriots will take on  the Los Angeles Rams for the NFL title. The Super Bowl is treated as a sort-of holiday in America, with parties, family gatherings, and a lot of craziness throughout the day….

Ultimate Mustang playlist – numbers 1-3

Hayes DuJardin – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Music is obviously an integral part of any society, as it influences much of an area’s culture. I tasked myself with assembling the definitive 10-song playlist of LRHS’s top hits. I assembled the list by using social media to ask several hundred students across campus what…

Mustangs girls win district soccer title

Brenna Rademaker – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)  – Wednesday night the girls’ varsity soccer team won the district championship, beating Manatee High School in an intense 1-0 game. The game was scoreless after 90 minutes and it had to go into two 10-minute over-time periods.  No one scored in the first 10-minute period, then…

Mustangs save lives for third time this year

Shea Murphy – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Thursday LRHS held its third blood drive of the school year. Blood drive committee members said that it was the best turn out of the year, with around 155 Mustangs signing up to donate. Walking in the preparation area in the school’s gym it was easy…

Seniors anticipate college decisions

Julia Drymon – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- A new year can mean new beginnings. For seniors here at LRHS January and February are quite significant months filled with new experiences. Two of Florida’s most prominent public colleges make decisions on admissions in late January and early February. On Jan. 31, seniors will receive their…

Mustangs for Kids raises $8K+ for charity

Steven Bracco – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Last weekend the LRHS Mustangs for Kids club hosted its dance marathon event to raise money for charity. The event raised $8,707.18, which beat their toal from last year by over $2,000. Even though the club didn’t reach its $10,000 goal, it is still a huge…

Boys headed toward district soccer final

Nolan Carpenter – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Tuesday, the Mustang boys varsity soccer team beat the Sarasota Sailors 5-0 in the district semifinal game. The soccer team will now advance to the district finals Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. They will face Riverview High School at home. Mustang seniors Wilmer Yanes and…

Boys continue successful charge toward playoffs

Brady Roberts – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Tuesday night the LRHS boys’ varsity basketball team defeated district opponent Venice High School Indians 79-41. LRHS pulled away early and never let off the gas, holding a 29-point lead at halftime. “I was really proud of our whole team for staying locked in and focused for…

Ultimate Mustang playlist – numbers 6-4

Hayes DuJardin – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Music is obviously an integral part of any society, as it influences much of an area’s culture. I tasked myself with assembling the definitive 10-song playlist of LRHS’s top hits. I assembled the list by using social media to aske several hundred students across campus what…

Orinteers find way to first place

Adina Mayo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Saturday, Jan. 26 at Oscar Scherer State Park in Nokomis, the LRHS Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Orienteering teams competed in their second competition of the season. The Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced teams all took first place, and the LRHS JROTC team took first placed…

Girls advance in district soccer tournament

Madison Aker – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS girls soccer team won 8-0 against the Sarasota Sailors on Monday night. The match was the district semi-final for the girls and they will advance to play on Wednesday against the Manatee Hurricanes. Junior Josie Curtis had a hat trick in the game, scoring three…