Football hopes to continue winning ways

Zach Fenimore-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS varsity and junior varsity (JV) football teams both have games coming up this week. Varsity football (3-1) plays an away game at Venice High School at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16. Varsity player junior Tobias Davis said, “it’s going to be a tough game we are going…

Flag football organizing

John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Girls interested in joining flag football get ready. “I’m looking for Lakewood Ranch’s best to help bring home a title!” said flag football coach Elijah Weaver. LRHS flag football will hold an interest and info meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Thursday, Oct. 15. Multi-sport athletes are…

Softball meeting scheduled

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Any students who want to play softball in the upcoming 2021 season should attend a meeting 2:45 p.m. Oct. 15 at the LRHS softball fields. All physicals and forms need to be completed and turned in at this meeting. Players must bring their completed physicals and their Broncos…

Mustangs record Manatee, senior night wins

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Thursday, Oct. 1 the LRHS varsity volleyball team beat Manatee High School (MHS) 3-1. The scores of the game include the first set 25-13, second set 21-25, third set 25-18, and fourth set 25-19. Senior varsity volleyball player Peyton Trent said, “We played really well…

Wrestlers ready to hit the mats

John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The 2020 LRHS wrestling season will officially be underway starting Monday, Nov. 9. Voluntary conditioning is currently taking place and practices will soon follow.  Wrestling coach Patrick Ancil said, “We will only be doing conditioning to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines.”   Ancil is expecting around 30-40 student athletes to try out for the team. Both boys and girls are welcomed on the same team.  Stay updated…

Football Mustangs top Tornadoes

Erica Kennedy- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Friday the LRHS varsity football team defeated Booker High School 27-7 in the Mustangs’ second game of the season. This was the first home game for the Mustangs. Senior Nolan Carpenter said Booker played a good game Friday night and that it was a great game to…

Mustangs swimmers set to recognize seniors

Jenelle Bayor- Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Mustangs swim team will have their second virtual swim meet of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA.   The team has seven senior swimmers who will be honored during the swim meet.   Stay updated on important LRHS news and share what you like by following our Twitter…

Volleyball Mustangs topple Pirates

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Thursday the LRHS varsity volleyball team beat Braden River High School (BRHS) 3-0.  The first set score was 25-17, the second 25-22, and the third 25-21.  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  Senior volleyball player Ella Moceri…

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…