Three days late, Mustang football opens season with win

Marissa Briggs– Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS varsity football Mustangs started the season with a win against North Port Monday. The Mustangs won 23-6 lead, playing defense for most of the night. Coach Rashad was pleased with the victory the team brought home but says there’s more work to be done. Stay updated…

Mustangs ready to take virtual plunge

Jenelle Bayor– Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS swim team will be having its first virtual home swim meet of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m.   The meet will be held at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA and will be against both St. Stephen’s and Palmetto’s swim team.  The meets will be performed by having each swim team compete in their own practice pools, record the scores, and then combine all the scores for the events to create…

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…

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…

Volleyball opens with win

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Monday Sept. 14, the LRHS Varsity Volleyball team played their first game of the season at home and beat Parrish Community High School (PCHS) 3-0. The Mustangs won the first set 25-11, second set 25-9, third set 25-22. Junior Kenzie Schmucker said, “As a whole…

Mustang football ready to start season

Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Thursday, Sep. 17, the Mustangs will travel to North Port to take on the Bobcats for the first game of the 2020 football season. North Port will have two games under their belt prior to the matchup, having played Sarasota and Cardinal Mooney the two…

Mustang cross country ready for first meet

Gabriela Traver – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Mustangs cross-country team will attend the first meet of the season, the North Port XC Invitation, on Saturday. Varsity cross country runners will run at 7:20 a.m. followed by JV at 8:20 a.m. There will be 20 elite teams competing at the event, including the…

Soccer conditioning starts

Erica Kennedy– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Soccer season is approaching LRHS quickly this year. The first pre-season conditioning begins right after school at 2:45-3, September 9. Social Studies teacher and soccer coach Vito Bavaro says that anyone who wants to play guys soccer this year must attend the conditioning. The last meeting for the…

Mustangs softball warming up after abbreviated 2020 season

Cassidy McLellan – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – There will be an informational meeting for the LRHS girls softball team 2:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10. on the LRHS Softball Field. Varsity softball head coach TJ Goelz said, “If there is anyone interested in trying out, they must attend the information meeting where all questions…

Mustang tickets, insurance now sold online

Zach Fenimore – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – With sports on the verge of starting back up, there are some major changes that Mustangs, fans, and parents need to know. One of the biggest changes being the purchasing of online tickets through GoFan. Tickets will no longer be sold in person and must be…