LISTEN: Mustangs Ahead podcast – May 7

CLICK HERE TO HEAR…the last “Mustangs Ahead” podcast of the 2020-21 school year. New podcast editor Steven Brown takes over and outgoing editor Riley Simmons offers her final farewell. Stay updated on important LRHS news and share what you like by following our Twitter @LRHSNews1, Instagram @mustangs_ahead, email, and follow the Mustangs Ahead Podcast on iTunes.  

Yearbook distribution planned

Emma Tullio – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Distribution  time has come for LRHS yearbooks and for purchasing old books. Seniors can pick up their yearbooks at senior night on Thursday, May 20 or at cap-and-gown pick up from 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25. For underclassmen Mustangs, more information will be…

Mustangs advance to region semi-final

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS varsity softball team advanced onto the 7A Regional Semi-Final Thursday. The girls beat Steinbrenner High School 15-8 in the 7A Regional Quarter-Final. Mustang junior Ella Coiner pitched a complete game allowing nine hits with four strikeouts. Coiner also went 2 for 4 with a double, home…

Two Mustangs score Champs scholarships

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Friday LRHS seniors Shivanie Ghransiam and Owen Catlett received $2,500 scholarshipS for the Champs Sports Foundation Scholarship contest. The certificates were presented to Ghransiam and Catlett at noon near the LRHS flagpoles. The scholarships resulted from an essay contest for male and female athletes from…

Delazzers retiring after over combined 90 years in classroom

Long-serving science teacher, coach moving on Maya Rengifo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS community prepares to say goodbye to an original Mustang educator.  Anatomy teacher Faust Delazzer will retire at the end of this year. Delazzer has been teaching for 45 years and has worked at LRHS since its opening year…

Teachers get “slimed” for seniors

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – After school Wednesday five LRHS teachers were “slimed” to raise money for the 2021 graduating class. Participants of the stunt included English teacher Mike Wood, science teacher Faust Delazzer, testing coordinator Jeff Simmons, and math teachers Ann Fleury and Meghan Sugalski. The slime was made out…

Mustangs can get yearbook thanks to student efforts

John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The 2020-2021 LRHS yearbook was completed and went to press April 1. The LRHS yearbook club has been working on it since the beginning of the school year. There was no yearbook class this year due to COVID-19 and scheduling issues, so Mustangs created a club…

Eskett ends 21-year career

Jenelle Bayor- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- After 21 years of teaching English teacher Mary Ellen Eskett will be retiring at the end of this school year. Teaching has been an important part of Eskett’s life. Collectively she has taught at five schools over the course of 21 years, with seven of them being here…

Mustangs recognized for flag football success

John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Many flag football Mustangs were recognized this year as among the best in their sport.  The girls were honored by a vote of local coaches. Senior Tyanna Smith was voted as the second-best defensive linebacker in the country and was voted to the first team All-Manatee…

Honor society sends teachers “thank you” video

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Wednesday morning every LRHS teacher and staff member received a “thank you” video from the school’s National Honor Society (NHS) chapter. Since Teacher Appreciation week began on Monday, May 3, the NHS officers and their adviser, LRHS English teacher Tracy Gregory, had been working on an…

Class of 2021 starts collecting senior gear

Jordan Heffner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) — Announcement boxes, graduation photo frames, and other graduation items ordered by senior Mustangs became available Wednesday. Seniors can pick up their orders by stopping by room 572 before or after school or during their lunches. Stay updated on important LRHS news a nd share what you…

“Mortal Kombat” faithful to games

Ryan Javate – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-The new “Mortal Kombat” movie is a martial arts fantasy based on the popular 90s video game franchise. There were two movies previously released in the 90s, “Mortal Kombat” and “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation”, yet they were shunned due to their terrible quality. This movie is a reboot of…