2020 wasn’t all bad

Emma Conerly – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Although 2020 was a year filled with tension and disaster, not all of it was bad. Despite being quarantined, many people still found ways to better 2020. Media that would be originally inaccessible outside of its home, such as museums and musicals, were released for the public…

Boys basketball resume season

Zach Fenimore – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-The LRHS Boys Varsity Basketball team has not seen action since being quarantined on Thursday, Dec. 22. Despite this, the team faced the North Port Bobcats on Saturday, Jan. 16 and won with a victory of 58-41. Sophomore Ian Rodriguez scored ten points and scored three assists. Junior…

Girls soccer to recognize seniors

Margarita Lopez – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Friday, Jan. 22, LRHS girls soccer team will host senior night. The event starts at 6 p.m. and takes place on the soccer field. Seniors include Lauren Beck, Madison Smith, Fallon Gehrke, Sofia Jamieson, Jordan Golden and team manager Ella Grogan. Stay updated on important LRHS…

Memorial Walk recognizes “Forever Mustangs”

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustangs may have noticed a new memorial walk in the courtyard. The Mustang Memorial Walk is dedicated to honoring and remembering the lives of the “Forever Mustangs,” who passed away while attending the school. The purpose of the project is to provide a place for Mustangs to…

Picture makeup scheduled for Thursday

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS underclassmen who missed picture day have the opportunity to make up their photos on Thursday, Jan. 21. Mustangs can report to the school auditorium lobby, where Cady Studios will take photos. The studio will be available from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stay updated on…

LRHS tennis tryouts start

Maya Rengifo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Tennis will start their spring season with tryouts this week at the Lakewood Ranch tennis courts. Official practice will follow soon after the first match on Tuesday, Feb 16. All required paperwork is available on the FHSAA website or the LRHS athletics hompage and must…

New LRHS club to focus on kindness

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Florida schools are working to promote mental health awareness by spreading kindness and compassion. According to the Florida Department of Education, “Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis is launching HOPE Ambassadors to encourage leaders like you to commit to serving as kindness and compassion mentors in their schools and…

Mustangs react – Holidays, 2020 style

Jenelle Bayor- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- When LRHS Mustangs returned from winter break they were asked, “How were the holidays different for you this year?” The US Centers for Disease Control recommended everyone use extra caution over the holidays as the number of COVID-19 cases grows across the US. Freshman Scott Barkey said that,…

Mustangs react – Students return to full-time class

Jenelle Bayor – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With the first full week back to school ending, former hybrid and e-learners that are back at campus full-time were asked, “How are you feeling after your first full week back?” Senior Clayton Prezzama said, “After being on the hybrid schedule, I’ve realized that going to school…

Mustang esports unveils new competitions

Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Mustangs esports team is coming off a 6-2 record and a quarterfinal appearance in the PlayVS eastern regional league. With a new season coming up the program is adding new games to their line up including “Madden,” “FIFA,” “League of Legends,” “Smite” and “Super Smash…

Softball tryouts scheduled

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS softball tryouts are scheduled for 3 p.m., Jan. 19 – 21 at the Lakewood Ranch softball field. Any girls interested in playing for the varsity or junior varsity (JV) softball teams should come to tryouts to showcase their skills. Participants must have all compliance, insurance, and…

Ranch reflections – Mustang dean has special bond with Dr. King

Ranch Reflections are articles written by LRHS students and staff who want to share their experiences, thoughts, and concerns. This is a great opportunity for Mustangs to branch out beyond traditional news stories.  This edition features the special bond LRHS discipline dean Debra Shannon has with Dr. King. “True nonviolence is more than the absence…