Two Mustangs chosen for prestigious music program

Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Two Mustangs have been selected to take part in the Rising Stars of Sarasota. Juniors Sarah Hutchinson and Ben Rosasco are being recognized for their outstanding musical talent. The Rising Stars program is part of the Artist Series of Sarasota, which has promoted concert musicians for…

Choosing a major means pressure

Marissa Briggs– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Starting as young as middle school, students across the country are encouraged to decide on a major for college. Many Mustangs feel the immense pressure of this. Teachers and guidance counselors encourage students to take classes geared towards their desired majors in order to make their college…

Mustang musicians prepare for Spring

Emma Tullio- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Mustangs band is back in action with weekly after-school rehearsals. Band director Ron Lambert announced optional after school rehearsals for any band Mustangs interested in Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. Practices for Wind Ensemble are from 3 – 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday, and Jazz Band from…

Boys basketball ready for senior night

Jenelle Bayor- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS boys basketball team is hosting their senior night at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29 at home. On senior night, the team will honor 4 senior players and staff. Peyton Nestleroad (Student Assistant) Andrew Branch (Student Assistant) Bailey Lukancich (Student Assistant) Zach Fenimore (Varsity Player) Sophomore Chad…

Flag football accepting forms

Ryan Hanson- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS flag football is starting up soon. The girls have had their first informational meeting and have about 40 girls who are interested in playing. Coach Elijah Weaver said, “I would like for a few more girls to show up to try out but due to COVID…

LRHS practices kindness in special week

Marissa Briggs- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Hope Ambassadors club is hosting the Great Kindness Challenge this week. The Great Kindness challenge will go from Jan. 25 – 29. This challenge is part of the Sandy Hook Promise organization, which is being taken on by the Hope Ambassadors. Stay updated on important LRHS…

Library advisory board offers Mustangs volunteer opportunities

Reva Gandhi – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The Braden River Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teen volunteers from various Manatee County schools who provides input on ways the library can create enjoyable experiences for teenagers. Students from all schools are encouraged to join, including LRHS Mustangs. LRHS junior Aksharaa Praveenkumar…

School pictures distributed Thursday

Mackenzie Sisson- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Thursday, Jan. 28, yearbook photos will be released to Mustangs during their second period. After a semester of rigor, the yearbook staff is excited to see their work pay off. The production process behind the yearbook functions differently for the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19…

LRHS dedicates “Forever Mustangs” memorial

Reva Gandhi-Mustangs Ahead   (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Forever Mustangs Memorial Walk was unveiled Wednesday in honor of LRHS alumni who passed away at their time at the Ranch.    The Forever Memorial was built to honor LRHS Mustangs Chase Coyner and Matthew Powers, both of whom passed away in a Sept. 2018 car accident.    The memorial also honors Andrea Barberena Rojas and Dashwood Payen, both of whom also passed away in…

Track practice starts

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Track and Field practice started on Monday.  The season has a full schedule this year, with a total of 11 meets not counting the state championship.   Keeping the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines in mind, more time will be spent with the event area groups to keep safety a priority.   New head coach Kristin Wikstrom…

LRHS drama plans virtual cabaret

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Theatre is one of many programs at the Ranch facing challenges due to COVID-19. Drama teacher Roxanne Caravan said, “We are doing our best to go with the flow and still complete fun and creative projects with the limitations that we have.” Theatre Mustangs are currently…

Mustang basketball tips off against cancer

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- January 25 – 31, is the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week across America. Basketball teams from across the state, including the Mustangs, will be raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society (ACS). Varsity coach Jeremy Schiller and other coaches at the Ranch and…