Mustang girls run to first in Palmetto

Gabriela Traver- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Saturday, Sept. 19, Lakewood Ranch High School’s cross country team won the Palmetto Invitational. The girls team finished first out of 18 teams with a score of 26 points. Junior Grace Marston finished first place overall with a time of 19:31. Right behind her was junior…

LRHS sport committed to honoring seniors

Zach Fenimore – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – COVID-19 has caused sports at LRHS to make many changes. One of the biggest changes that affects both players and fans is each sport’s annual senior night. Varsity football’s senior night will now be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, when the Mustangs play…

Mustang boys win county golf title

Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Mustangs Boys Golf team won the County Championship. This is the Mustangs second year in a row that the Mustangs have won. Junior Johnny May said, “Everyone played great and when we were tied with three holes to play, we were…

New government teacher bring experience to classroom

Reva Gandhi – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- New LRHS government teacher Kenneth Hanson brings experience from the government to his Advance Placement (AP) government classes. Hanson moved to Florida, from Illinois, earlier this year, upon accepting a job at the Ranch. He said, “I have deep roots in Illinois as my generations of my…

LISTEN: Mustangs Ahead podcast – September sports

The 2020-21 school year has seen many adjustments in the classroom and on the playing field.  Mustangs Ahead podcasters discuss the changes forced by the pandemic. CLICK HERE to listen. 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 

LRHS cheerleaders fight cancer

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Sunday, Sept. 20 the American Cancer Society (ACS) will host a “Lighting of Luminarias” ceremony at Lakewood Ranch Main Street…and LRHS cheerleaders are helping. The ceremony will include lighting candles in decorated paper bags (luminarias). Each bag honors a family member or friend who was diagnosed…

New speech therapist happy at LRHS

John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Of the many new additions to the LRHS staff this year is speech language pathologist Michelle Andrzejewski.  Andrzejewski said her job is to work with small groups of Excptional Student Education (ESE) students to improve reading comprehension and language skills. Over her past five years as a speech pathologist she has taught many different grades, but Andrzejewski is currently…

Mustang volleyball win one, lose one

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS volleyball team are 1-1 over the past few days.  On Tuesday Sept. 15, the LRHS varsity volleyball team beat Bradenton Christian School (BCS) 3-1.   The scores for the game against BCS include the first set 25-22, second set 25-17, third set 22-25, and fourth set 25-19 with LRHS taking victory.  Stay…

LRHS schedules SAC meeting

Cassidy McLellan– Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) –The Lakewood Ranch High School Advisory Counsil (SAC) is holding a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at six p.m. on Microsoft Teams.   Any parents interested in joining should email LRHS assistant principal Michael Staker for an invitation to attend.   “The LRHS SAC is an opportunity for the community to learn more about our school,” said Staker, “It also allows parents to get information that they might not have gotten from…

Mustang geometry students can opt out of Algebra 1 test

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The world has been in a constant state of change since March. This is especially true for end of course exams (EOC). Before shifting to e-Learning last year, LRHS freshmen taking Algebra 1 were expected to take an EOC to show they mastered the material. However,…

Mustangs offered free lunches

Jordan Heffner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) -LRHS is now providing free breakfast and lunch for all Mustangs age 18 and under each day of the school week. Mustangs who attend daily class in-person will be provided with a breakfast each morning and will receive a lunch during their regularly scheduled lunchtimes. Hybrid students…