Mustangs react – How to celebrate during a pandemic

Maddie Forman and Gage Gongas – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With Halloween right around the corner, we asked Mustangs, “What are your thoughts on Halloween this year during a pandemic?” Halloween, a festival originally used to scare off evil spirits, this year lands on Saturday, Oct. 31. Freshman Brody Folkers said, “I am not…

HOSA raises Spina Bifida awareness

Reva Gandhi and Emily Fulda – Mustangs Ahead (Lakewood Ranch, FL)- LRHS’s HOSA club hosted a yellow-out on at last week’s JV football game in honor of Spina Bifida awareness month. The Florida HOSA Organization has dedicated October as Spina Bifida awareness month.  HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of…

Homecoming wraps up on football field

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS varsity football team will play Sarasota High School (SHS) tonight at home for the Homecoming game. Homecoming court voting also took place earlier this week on Monday and Tuesday through Schoology. Stay updated on important LRHS news and share what you like by following…

Mustangs continue esports success

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Thursday, Oct. 29 LRHS’s competitive esports teams both won their Rocket League matches. The varsity “A” team (2-0) won 3-0 against Michigan’s Big Rapids High School.  The junior varsity “B” team (1-1) defeated Denbigh High School of Virginia. Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video…

LRHS cross country ready for districts

Gabby Traver-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Saturday Oct. 31 LRHS cross country varsity teams compete in the Class 4A District 13 Meet at North Port High School. The girls race at 7:45 a.m. and the boys at 8:45 a.m.  The top three teams along with the top six individuals will advance to regional championships….

Homeroom, schedule changes set for Monday

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD Ranch, FL) – As modality and schedule changes are put into place, Monday, Nov. 1 will look different for many Mustangs. All Mustangs will report to homeroom on Monday to receive their new schedules. Homerooms will remain the same as the first quarter and can be found on the…

Volleyball Mustangs reflect on 2020

 Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Following the LRHS varsity volleyball team’s last game loss against Gulf Coast, the team’s season came to a close with a record of 9-6. Players and coaches took time to reflect on the season. Senior Reygan Stubler said, “I thought our season was better than what…

Mustangs celebrate Homecoming with song, costumes

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-During spirit week LRHS’s Student Government Association (SGA) has not only been playing music in the cafeteria but has been fundraising while doing it. Throughout the week, SGA has been in the cafeteria letting Mustangs request a song for $1 or skip a song for $2. All profits will…

Mustangs ready for Boo Run

Erica Kennedy-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- This Halloween the Ranch will be hosting their 17th annual Boo Run on Saturday, Oct. 31 at Nathan Benderson Park. To participate, Mustangs and other members of the community can either run virtually or in-person. To run virtually participants will run a 5k on their own time between Saturday,…

Mustangs “go to the dogs” for charity

Mackenzie Sisson – Mustangs Ahead   (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Lakewood Loves Animals (LLA) club has been seeking out ways to offer its members volunteer hours by investing money and time into local shelters.   Last week, LLA’s contacted the Donte’s Den Foundation, a canine sanctuary in Myakka City dedicated to providing safe permanent housing, healthcare, and veterinary service to dogs. Many of these dogs receive extended or lifetime care and require extra maintenance.   On Saturday, Oct. 10 Donte’s Den welcomed LLA members to take…

Mustangs adjust to Halloween changes

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Due to COVID-19 and the changes it brought, Halloween will look a little different this year. One of the biggest changes is the official cancellation of “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Orlando Resort. Even with such holiday favorites cancelled, there are still a wide variety of enjoyable Halloween…

Mustangs celebrate Decades Day

Jordan Heffner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) -Mustangs showed off their Homecoming spirit Tuesday by dressing up for Decades Day. Freshman were asked to dress like the 70s, sophomores the 80s, juniors the 90s, and seniors the 2000s. LRHS discipline dean Thomas Bellantonio commented, “Spirit week is a great way to help Mustangs take…