Baseball preps for rivalry games

Zach Fenimore– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS boys varsity baseball team opened the second half of their season last week with two tough losses. The Mustangs lost a close game to Palmetto High School 5-3 Thursday night followed up by a 10-0 loss to Venice High School. The Mustangs now stand at…

Dual enrollment process available online

Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – With the school year coming to an end, Mustangs are discussing what classes to take.  One option is dual enrolled courses. Many Mustangs are looking to take dual enrolled classes with the University of South Florida (USF) or State College of Florida (SCF). It is important…

LRHS custodian finishes 19 years on the job

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Longtime LRHS custodian Paul Gullett is retiring after 19 years and two months.  Wednesday was his last day. Gullett said, “My favorite memory over the years has been seeing all the Mustangs graduate.” Gullet first came to the Ranch wanting a change after being in the…

Senior spotlight – Marissa Briggs

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The “Mustangs Ahead” staff wants to honor the senior members of the program by showcasing them and sharing some of their favorite memories of the class. “Senior Spotlight” will give insight to the behind-the-scenes aspects of journalism at Lakewood Ranch while honoring the staff members who contributed to the program’s success…

Peer tutoring offers opportunities

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS Peer Tutoring is accepting officer and student tutor applications. Any underclassmen that plan to run for a Peer tutoring role can fill out an application in Room 517. All applications will be due on Thursday, April 1 in Room 517. Mustangs can also turn applications in…

Three Mustangs recognized for conservation artwork

Morgan McCabe- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Three LRHS  Mustangs have won the 2021 Water Conservation poster contest hosted by the Manatee County Utilities Department. Every year Manatee County Utilities Department hosts the “Drop Savers” Water Conservation Poster Contest, organized by the Florida Section American Water Works Association (FSAWWA). The goal of the contest is…

Flag football enjoys successful start

John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fl) – The LRHS flag football is off to a successful season. The varsity team currently maintains a 5-0 average and the junior varsity (JV) team has 1-2-1. Varsity has only given up 14 points in all five games played. “I am very confident in the team and…

Zaharias embodied excellence

National Womens History Month started Monday, March 1 and will continue until Wednesday, March 31. The month of March is dedicated to recognizing the contributions that women have made to history and LRHS Mustangs Ahead would like to recognize women that have made a huge impact on today’s society. Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH,…

Mustang seniors face deadlines

Jordan Heffner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) — Deadlines for senior Mustangs are fast approaching. Seniors must order their caps and gowns for graduation by Thursday, April 1. They can be ordered by clicking the link here and entering “Lakewood Ranch High School.” Stay updated on important LRHS news and share what you like…

LRHS orienteering team wins state title

Jenelle Bayor- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) team was able to obtain first place title at the state championship event this past Saturday, March 27. Despite 25% of the team being absent due to COVID-19, the team was still able to pull through and win first place….

Lacrosse copes with quarantine

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As Mustangs return from spring break, the LRHS lacrosse teams finish a hard week. Over the course of the past week, both the boys varsity and girls junior varsity (JV) teams have been quarantined due to sick players and exposure. The earliest the teams can conduct practices…

Mustangs react – Seniors in home stretch

Jenelle Bayor- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As Mustangs enter the fourth quarter, seniors are anticipating life after graduation. Although this school year has been unusual, the class of 2021 still has things to celebrate and be excited about. Senior Clayton Prezzama said, “It is exciting to almost be done with high school; however, I…