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…

Dual enrolled meeting set for Feb. 24

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustangs interested in dual enrollment for the 2021-22 school year can attend a virtual information meeting at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Information will be given for the dual enrollment programs offered through the University of South Florida (USF), State College of Florida (SCF) and…

Ranch reflections – Illness doesn’t have to mean falling behind

Ranch Reflections are articles written by LRHS students and staff who want to share their experiences, thoughts, and concerns. This is a great opportunity for Mustangs to branch out beyond traditional news stories.  This edition features the experiences of a student overcoming a mild illness in a pandemic environment. Emma Conerly – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD…

Mustang tennis teams announced

Maya Rengifo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS tennis team has announced the roster for the upcoming season. The players have started official practice to prepare for their first match on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Stay updated on important LRHS news and share what you like by following our Twitter @LRHSNews1, Instagram @mustangs_ahead,…

Lacrosse starts play, takes on leukemia

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS girls and boys lacrosse teams started their seasons this past Saturday, Feb. 13 at the annual Lax Against Leukemia tournament. The girls’ varsity team won two games against Mitchell High School and Tampa Catholic High School but a game against Sickles High School, leaving them with…

Mustang theater students perform in Covid restrictions

Mariska VanLinder – Mustangs Ahead Staff Editor   (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Theater has been closed due to COVID-19, but that has not stopped the drama department from putting on their very own Lip Sync battle Friday. “This project was such a fun project and a lot of hard work. This was an amazing…

Flag football accepting forms

Ryan Hanson- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS flag football is starting up soon. The girls have had their first informational meeting and have about 40 girls who are interested in playing. Coach Elijah Weaver said, “I would like for a few more girls to show up to try out but due to COVID…

LRHS dedicates “Forever Mustangs” memorial

Reva Gandhi-Mustangs Ahead   (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Forever Mustangs Memorial Walk was unveiled Wednesday in honor of LRHS alumni who passed away at their time at the Ranch.    The Forever Memorial was built to honor LRHS Mustangs Chase Coyner and Matthew Powers, both of whom passed away in a Sept. 2018 car accident.    The memorial also honors Andrea Barberena Rojas and Dashwood Payen, both of whom also passed away in…

Track practice starts

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Track and Field practice started on Monday.  The season has a full schedule this year, with a total of 11 meets not counting the state championship.   Keeping the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines in mind, more time will be spent with the event area groups to keep safety a priority.   New head coach Kristin Wikstrom…

Memorial Walk recognizes “Forever Mustangs”

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustangs may have noticed a new memorial walk in the courtyard. The Mustang Memorial Walk is dedicated to honoring and remembering the lives of the “Forever Mustangs,” who passed away while attending the school. The purpose of the project is to provide a place for Mustangs to…

HOSA competition starts

Maya Rengifo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS’s HOSA club kicked off their first virtual Gulfcoast regional competition on Monday, Jan. 4. LRHS HOSA FHP (Future Health Professions) worked all year to prepare their club members for success at the upcoming virtual conference. Their skills range from health sciences, health professions, emergency preparedness,…

GSA welcomes all Mustangs

Haven Hunter– Special to Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With recent events that have been happening, it is more important than ever for minorities to find reassurance in their local communities. The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is a great resource for LBTQA+ and Allied peoples at the Ranch.  LGBTQA+ Mustangs can find reassurance and acceptance…