Canned goods drive continues

Olivia Ellis – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustangs have donated over 700 cans to the LRHS annual canned food drive so far. Donations will be accepted up until Thursday, Nov. 19 and can be brought into first period classes. Stay updated on important LRHS news and share what you like by following our…

Mustangs react – Seniors uncertain, excited about future

Maddie Forman and Gage Gongas – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- This week LRHS seniors were asked, “How do you feel about submitting college applications with the uncertainty of college next year?” Senior Maya Wellard said, “It is really nerve-wracking to submit college applications in general and the uncertainty of whether or not we’ll get…

Mustangs finish regular season 5-3

Ryan Hanson-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Varsity football team gained another victory on Friday, Nov. 6, against the Seminole Warhawks, with a final score of 28-0. The Mustangs scored two touchdowns in the first half and maintained a strong defense to back it up. In the fourth quarter, the Mustangs scored 14…

Mustangs raise hundreds of dollars for United Way

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Last week was a successful week at LRHS for Student Government Association (SGA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and Key Club, who spent spirit week fundraising for the non-profit organization United Way. Known as the United Way Campaign, Mustangs spent the week raising money by playing…

Two Mustang swimmers headed to states

Jenelle Bayor– Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustangs swimmers competed at the regional swim meet this past Saturday, Oct. 31.   Swimmer junior Frank Runge said, “I was very happy with my performance at regionals and cannot wait to go to states.”  The girls’ team placed 8th out of twelve teams, while the boys’ team placed 10th out of twenty-one teams.   Head coach Steve Lubrino said, “I…

LRHS media center welcomes Mustangs

Zach Fenimore– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Due to COVID-19 many Mustangs may mistakenly believe the school media center is closed. Although patrons do have to maintain social distance, the media center is open 7 a.m. – 2:55 p.m. Monday through Friday. LRHS media specialist Jill Mullins stated, “We have a great collection of…

Homecoming 2020 wraps up royally

Zach Fenimore- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Homecoming court winners were announced Friday, October 30 for each class at the homecoming football game against Sarasota high school. Homecoming King and Queen were announced as well as Prince and Princess for all grades. Freshman Prince and Princess are Noah Rueping and Lexa Tzelepis. Sophomore…

Mustangs react – How to celebrate during a pandemic

Maddie Forman and Gage Gongas – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With Halloween right around the corner, we asked Mustangs, “What are your thoughts on Halloween this year during a pandemic?” Halloween, a festival originally used to scare off evil spirits, this year lands on Saturday, Oct. 31. Freshman Brody Folkers said, “I am not…

HOSA raises Spina Bifida awareness

Reva Gandhi and Emily Fulda – Mustangs Ahead (Lakewood Ranch, FL)- LRHS’s HOSA club hosted a yellow-out on at last week’s JV football game in honor of Spina Bifida awareness month. The Florida HOSA Organization has dedicated October as Spina Bifida awareness month.  HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of…

LRHS cross country ready for districts

Gabby Traver-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Saturday Oct. 31 LRHS cross country varsity teams compete in the Class 4A District 13 Meet at North Port High School. The girls race at 7:45 a.m. and the boys at 8:45 a.m.  The top three teams along with the top six individuals will advance to regional championships….

Mustangs celebrate Homecoming with song, costumes

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-During spirit week LRHS’s Student Government Association (SGA) has not only been playing music in the cafeteria but has been fundraising while doing it. Throughout the week, SGA has been in the cafeteria letting Mustangs request a song for $1 or skip a song for $2. All profits will…

LRHS Homecoming 2020 schedule

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Here’s what Mustangs need to know about this week’s Homecoming schedule… 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