Girls weightlifting starts

Morgan Trento – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS girls weightlifting has gotten the green light to start this year. There will be informational meetings after school on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the gym. The meeting will go over the new changes due to COVID-19 such as cleaning protocols and…

First Mustang esports match set for Thursday

Margarita Lopez– Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS’s very first esports match is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22.   The Mustangs are split into two three-person teams known as the “A” and “B” teams.  Team A will be up against Cony High School in Maine, and team B will play against Avon Grove High School in Pennsylvania in Rocket League.   Stay updated on important LRHS news and share…

Mustangs win county swim title

Jenelle Bayor- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS swim team placed first in the Manatee County Championship swim meet Friday. The girls team placed first with a total of 463 points, and the boys placed second with a total of 365 points. This combined team score earned the Mustangs first place with a total…

Mustang girls finish first at North Port cross country

Gabriela Traver- Mustangs Ahead (Lakewood Ranch FL)- On Saturday, Sept. 17, LRHS’s boys and girls cross country teams competed in the North Port High School tri-county meet.  The girls’ team finished first out of 18 teams with a score of 35. Junior Grace Marston finished fourth overall with a time of 18:53. In seventh place…

Seniors get planning guide

Marissa Briggs– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS has given its seniors a senior planning guide to help make it easier to track graduation requirements and to keep track of important announcements. The packet starts by listing all important contacts including school counselors, so Mustangs can reach out to them with any questions they have…

Homecoming open to all Mustangs

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Although many events this year have been cancelled, spirit week at the Ranch will continue. In previous years, spirit week was a fun filled week leading up to the homecoming football game and dance. This year, the week will have a similar structure with a football…

FCA focuses on faith, fellowship in pandemic

John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – For Mustangs interested in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) now is the time to join. Meetings take place on Microsoft Teams at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. During the meetings Mustangs meet in small groups to discuss topics that they pick out. “My favorite thing about FCA…

Mustangs recognized for basketball success

Zach Fenimore-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Boys varsity basketball players Andres Junge, Jay’Den Clarke-Jones, Chad Anderson and Ian Rodriguez all worked hard last season and earned spots in the Prep Hoops top 250 rankings based on their class. The Mustangs finished a successful 2019-2020 season with a record of 18-8.   Junior forward…

Mustangs look to bounce back from tough loss

Ryan Hanson– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS’s varsity football team experienced a tough loss to Venice High last Friday.  The final score was 66-7. Senior running back Eli Daniels scored a 39-yard down in the first quarter, giving the Mustangs an early 7-6 lead. After trailing for the first half of the game, Venice…

Mustang jobs hit by COVID-19

Katie Foley-Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-Since late March the world has been adjusting to the changes brought by COVID-19.   Due to COVID-19, many restaurants and retail stores around the country have been forced to close or operate at a limited capacity.  Many Mustangs have been affected by this as their families either own restaurants or small businesses or they work there.  According to the bureau of Labor Statistics…

Mustangs urged to continue blood donation tradition

Emily Fulda- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-Although blood drives are no longer offered on-campus at the LRHS there are still plenty of opportunities for Mustangs to donate blood. The website One Blood lists all the names, locations, and nearest locations where Mustangs can  donate blood. LRHS Blood Drive Committee vice-president senior Noah Holz said, “Even…

Mustangs react – Mustangs make second quarter plans

Maddie Forman and Gage Gongas – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With the start of the new quarter, there is some uncertainty about what the second quarter will look like, but Mustangs still have a lot they are looking forward. Senior Joey Riley said, “For the second quarter I am hoping to get good grades…