Mustangs win state softball title

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Mustangs are the 7A Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) softball state champions. They defeated Palm Beach Park Vista High School 14-4 Saturday to claim the title. LRHS sophomore Cassidy McLellan led off the bottom of the first inning with a single and junior Ella Coiner…

Softball headed to Final Four

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS varsity softball beat West Orange High School 7-2 Friday, May 14 in the 7A Regional Final.  That means the team advances to the State Final Four Championship for the third year in a row. Junior Ella Coiner pitched a complete game with five strikeouts. Stay updated on…

Mustangs finish second in state tennis doubles

Maya Rengifo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS girls doubles tennis team placed second in the state and first in the district during the FHSAA state championship April 28 – 30 in Orlando. Seniors Ari Siegel and Devan Perry won their bracket over the first two days of the state tournament, but…

Mustangs advance in softball playoffs

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS varsity softball team advanced to the 7A Regional Finals by beating Newsome 15-4 Tuesday. LRHS junior Ella Coiner pitched a complete game allowing only four hits with two strikeouts. She also contributed offensively as she hit a triple and had two RBIs. Coiner said, “Last night…

LRHS senior wins state shot put title, girls finish fifth in track

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Saturday Mustang track and field athletes excelled at the FHSAA 4A State Track and Field Championships. Senior Riley Simmons won the state shot put championship and finished second in the state in discus.  “I remember one of my first practices this year,” Simmons said. “My coach…

Mustangs advance to region semi-final

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS varsity softball team advanced onto the 7A Regional Semi-Final Thursday. The girls beat Steinbrenner High School 15-8 in the 7A Regional Quarter-Final. Mustang junior Ella Coiner pitched a complete game allowing nine hits with four strikeouts. Coiner also went 2 for 4 with a double, home…

Mustangs recognized for flag football success

John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Many flag football Mustangs were recognized this year as among the best in their sport.  The girls were honored by a vote of local coaches. Senior Tyanna Smith was voted as the second-best defensive linebacker in the country and was voted to the first team All-Manatee…

Track stars set school records

Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS track field program has been breaking school records recently. Senior pole-vaulter Eli Newman is making noise in the state track and field tournament. Newman is committed to Eastern Illinois University to continue pole vault. Newman cleared a whopping 4.58 meter (15 ¼ feet), landing…

Girls win regional track title

Ryan Hanson– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS girls track and field team won the 4A-2 Regional Championship on Saturday. Mustangs placed in the pole vault, javelin, shot put, discus, 300 hurdles, 400-meter, 1600-meter, 3200-meter, 4×800 meter relay, and 4×400 meter relay. Coach Kristin Wikstrom said, “This group is such a special, hard-working, and…

LRHS junior finishes eighth in state weightlifting

Margarita Lopez- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS weightlifter junior Marcus Cincotta finished eighth in the State last week at the State competition.  “It felt really good to make it this far, and I’m so glad I got that experience,” said Cincotta. Cincotta was in the 129-weight category and lifted 395 pounds. Stay updated on…

Mustangs win district softball title

Morgan McCabe – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Thursday night the LRHS varsity softball team defeated Newsome High School in the 7A District 12 Championship game. Newsome was ranked first in the state while the Ranch was ranked second. This is the Ranch’s fifth straight district championship. Mustang sophomore Olivia Laney pitched a…

LRHS athletes ready for next step

Jenelle Bayor and Meghan Llamas– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS athletic department will be holding a National Letter of Intent signing day for student athletes at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 27. The following senior Mustangs are scheduled to sign – Jordan Golden- Spartanburg Methodist College- Soccer Jordan Brown- Worcester Polytechnic Institute- Basketball Kora…