Mustangs for Kids raises funds for childrens hospital

Mackenzie Sisson– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Mustangs for Kids club announced their digital dance marathon was an immense success. The event is traditionally a dance held in the LRHS cafeteria but due to COVID-19 and social distance guidelines the dance was changed to an Instagram Live Event. During the event participants…

Dual enrolled information available online

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As the end of second semester is approaching, it is important for rising upperclassmen to consider their options for next year. Many sophomores have already been faced with the choice between whether to take Advanced Placement, Honors, or regular courses. However, dual enrollment classes are also available…

Baseball off to winning start

Zach Fenimore – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-The LRHS Boys varsity baseball team concluded this week by going 2-1, giving the Mustangs a record of 4-2 as they prepare for another week of games. The Mustangs won 5-0 Monday night in a home game against IMG Academy Blue as pitching and defense dominated to hold…

Mustang lacrosse end week with victories

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As the LRHS lacrosse teams finish their second week of games, the boys varsity, girls varsity, and girls junior varsity (JV) lacrosse teams each ended the week with victories. The boys varsity team took home a win against Sarasota Military Academy this past Tuesday 20-1, bringing their record…

Mustang musicians excel at Solos and Ensembles

Emma Tullio – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS band program has been limited this year due to COVID-19 but the solo and ensemble competitions took place virtually. This past weekend several band Mustangs participated in the District Solo and Ensemble competition. The top-ranking Mustangs are listed below: Sophomore Kathleen Cravens – Superior Junior…

Cheer tryouts set

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS cheerleading tryouts are 4 – 6 p.m. on Monday, March 8 to Thursday, March 11 in the campus gym. Clinics are being held prior, giving athletes extra help with skills and answering any questions they may have. Clinics will be held from 4 – 6 p.m….

NHS accepting applications

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS National Honors Society (NHS) is accepting forms from potential new members interested in joining the organization for the 2021-2022 school year. Mustang sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible to apply. Stay updated on important LRHS…

Orienteers finish first at Alafia

Morgan McCabe– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) orienteering team has had another successful orienteering competition at Alafia State Park. This was their toughest competition of the season, earning first place in every category and overall. Sophomore Nicole Majewski took first place and junior Olivia D’Orazio took third…

LRHS StellarXplorers seeking members

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS StellarXplorers is a design competition that combines all aspects of development and operation with a spacecraft focus. Captain of StellarXploeres senior William Flood said, “As a team we take an academic quiz and use a simulator to find the best solution to a set of…

PERT scheduled for dual enrolled interested Mustangs

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- All Mustangs interested in taking dual enrollment classes next year and have not received the necessary Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American Collegiate Testing (ACT) score may take the Post-Secondary Readiness Test (PERT) to be considered eligible. According to the University of South Florida dual enrollment page,  all…

Six Mustangs advance to wrestling regionals

John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fl) – Six Mustang wrestlers placed in the top four in their weight classes at the Sarasota Riverview Class3A District 8 tournament on Friday, Feb. 19. They are now guaranteed a spot in Regions next Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27 at Osceola High School in Orlando….

Mustang “Capstone” teams ready presentations

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Tuesday Feb. 16 was the start of the Team Multimedia Presentations (TMP) in the Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Seminar class. Mustangs have been working on Performance Task 1 for an entire month. According to U.S. News, “The purpose of the Performance Task 1 is to propose and justify…