Newcomers lead cross-country into season

Jaime Gutierrez – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Mustangs cross country teams began their season last Saturday at the Jim Ryun Invitational Holloway Park in Lakeland. The meet has a reputation of being one of the most difficult tracks to run. Junior cross-country runner Gavin Laielli said, “This was one of the hardest…

Farrah brings “Mustang Pride” to agriculture

Evelyn Bachman – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – McKenzie Farah is one of the newest additions to the LRHS staff. She teaches agriculture and is involved in the LRHS Future Farmers of America (FFA) program. Farah has been teaching for two years now. She did her internship in Orange County and taught her first…

New Mustang adjusts to big senior year changes

Hayes DuJardin – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The 2019-2020 school year has a lot in store for LRHS seniors. The upcoming graduation and subsequent transition to the real world can be a source of both major excitement and major anxiety. However, this is eased by the ability to confide in their friends here…

School upgrades improve campus safety

Marissa Briggs – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Safety has become an important issue in the news and in schools over the past few years. To meet these concerns LRHS has taken new measures this year to increase school safety. Assistant principal Michael Staker said, “One of the major changes was having one entry to the…

Blood drive committee ready to save lives

Anna Stock – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Blood Drive Committee is having its  first meeting after school, Sept. 5 in room 517. This meeting will be held for new and returning members. Officers plan to cover information regarding applications, dues, and upcoming blood drive events. The Blood Drive Committee partners with…

LRHS wrestlers getting in shape

Ella Botko – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustang wrestling officially began conditioning last week in the school’s gym. Conditioning, led by coach Pat Ancil, will be held 3- 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday until the start of the season on Nov. 11. This will be the team’s 21st season at Lakewood Ranch,…