Baseball faces rivals, honors seniors

Madison Aker – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-On Tuesday night the LRHS baseball team will play Braden River for senior night.  The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. “It’s a special night for seniors,” stated Coach Ryan Kennedy, “It one of the last opportunities the players have playing on the fields at Lakewood Ranch High…

LRHS hosts boys volleyball fundraiser

Jillian Herbst and Gaby Rosabal -Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Monday night, the LRHS volleyball team held its largest fundraiser of the year, the boys volleyball tournament. The players from the LRHS volleyball team were the coaches to the boys. Before the tournament the teams practiced once to prepare for the tournament. LRHS volleyball coach…

Latin for “awesome”? Maybe it’s “Mustangs”

Nicolette Ngov – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Last month 52 LRHS Latin students participated in the annual National Latin Exam. According to the American Classical League, “This exam is designed to promote and support the teaching and learning of the Latin language, its literature and culture, and its lasting influence in the modern…

LRHS sophomore ready for third-world experience

Marissa Briggs – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Many LRHS students have already made Summer plans. While many intend on spending their time off on the beach, sophomore Emma Tullio has other plans; she will go on a mission trip to Cost Rica. Tullio will travel with Rustic Pathways to Costa Rica for nine days…

Top jobs available to non-university grads, too

Ben Sax – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Most LRHS students and people in general think that getting a high paying job require college degrees. However, that is not the case. There are many high paying jobs that do not require a bachelors or master’s degree. Some of these jobs are air-traffic controllers, radiation…

Undefeated, top ranked Mustangs ready for playoffs

The 2019 Mustangs finish the season undefeated. Rachel Monroe- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH FL.)- For the first time in LRHS softball history the Mustang’s finished the regular season undefeated. The team overall was 24-0 and 6-0 in the district. The Mustangs ranked number one in the state almost all season and are currently ranked number…

Mustangs readying for state track competition

Gavin Laielli – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS track and field team flew through regionals Saturday at Lakeland’s George Jenkins High School, and many Mustang athlete are preparing to face the tougher competition at state finals. The meet consisted of 20+ teams and hundreds of athletes all competing for a chance to…

Lacrosse season ends, but activity continues

Josh Rossi – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS lacrosse athletes are done for this year, but they are already gearing up for next season. “There’s no days off,” said junior defenseman Grayson Antritt, “I’ve been at the gym every day.” Many team members are participating in club lacrosse over the summer and fall….

LRHS musicans take their talents to the people

Sarah Merzak – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Last month LRHS junior Hayes DuJardin performed his own concert with fellow juniors Julian Hurt, Nathan Klasse, James Murtatore, and Jackson Newman. They performed at Studio 32 in Sarasota before around 100 people. The boys each preformed most of their songs in 26-minute sets. DuJardin described…

Local actors perform Mustang student plays

Isabella Estrada – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Professional actors from Florida Studio Theater (FST) stopped by LRHS to perform plays and creative pieces written by Mustangs. Once a year FST holds a playwriting competition for over 3,000 students to show off their creativity.  The competition allows LRHS students to present their best work…

LRHS boys play volleyball fundraiser

Bella Sellmer – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The third annual LRHS boys volleyball tournament will be held Monday, April 29. The tournament will take place in the LRHS  gym from approximately 6 to 10 p.m. Any current LRHS male student can play within the tournament and a girl volleyball coach will be provided to…