LRHS TSA finishes in top five at states

(LAKEWOOD RANCH,FL)- LRHS Technology Student Association (TSA) placed fifth overall in the state championship in Orlando on Feb. 26. “Over the last year this team has been working hard on almost 40 different projects to bring to this convention,” said TSA adviser and LRHS technology teacher Ben Long. “Members of the TSA team have spent hours working hard to bring these projects to states.” Listed below are the awards won in different categories by LRHS TSA members: TSA will be attending natio

“Mamma Mia!” opens this weekend

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Mustang Players will be putting on a production of the Broadway hit musical “Mamma Mia!” The musical will take place in the LRHS Auditorium. “Rehearsals have been going great, and we are ready to put on this musical,” said LRHS drama director Roxane Caravan. “The students are ready and excited to put on this production.” Tickets are $5, $10, and $20 depending on seating arrangements in the auditorium. LRHS junior Elizabeth Kinnard heads the costume department. S

LRHS basketball tips off with “Mustang Madness”

(LAKEWOOD RANCH FL,)- LRHS basketball team is preparing the new season with Mustang Madness on Friday. Mustang Madness is a free event for the whole community and helps welcome new players and show fans what is to come with the new season. There will be a dunk contest, three-point shootout, fan contests and free Domino Pizza give away. “We hope to introduce our varsity girls’ and boys’ basketball teams,” said Mustang boys head coach Jeremy Schiller, “we have been doing this for four years now

JV coaches carry positive thoughts on football season

“I feel like the season went pretty well,” said head coach Alex Michaud. “It didn’t go as well on our overall record, but we got better every single week.” Michaud is thankful for the help of his second coach, Joseph Cuervo. “Coach Cuervo helped out tremendously throughout the whole season,” said Michaud. “Without him, I don’t know how we would have gotten through this season.” Michaud listed both the challenges and positives of this season, though he believed that overall, it was a great sea

Mustangs wrap up JV football season

(Lakewood Ranch, FL)- LRHS junior Varsity football went up against North Port High School for their last game of the season. Thursday night’s game gave LRHS a rocky end to their season, losing 27-7. “It was a tough loss; it was good to see the boys improve since the first game on both offense and defensive sides,” said head coach Alex Michaud. Freshman John Sirignano said, “It was an honor playing with the sophomores and learning different plays and leadership skills from the upper classmen pl

Sophomores appreciate second year on gridiron

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS junior varsity (JV) football players John Anuszewski, Neale Ngov, Sam McCracken, Jon Klein, Josh McManis, and Paxton Pope are enjoying their second year on the team. Mustangs Ahead checked up on them to see how their year was going and how they liked it so far. Captain Josh McManis is unfortunately still on crutches but goes to every game and practice to support his team. MA: How do you like your first year of football so far? Anuszewski: “So far it’s been okay, bu

JV Mustangs post first win against PCHS

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS JV football team faced Parrish Community High School for the schools’ first official competition. Thursday night’s game gave the Mustangs their first win of the season, 28-21. “It felt great to get our first win of the season,” said freshman John Sirignano. “The best part of winning was playing as a team and beating the new rival school.” Coach Alex Michaud is looking forward to seeing the team grow as a unit and using this first win as a guide for the rest of th

Freshmen experience first high school football season

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS football program entered a new era in 2019. Head coach Rashad West took over the varsity program. That means new plays and schemes. LRHS football is certainly new to freshmen football players Riley Scofield, John Sirignano, Ethan Lawson, Josh Jackson, and Jacob Rosenberg. This is their first year of high school football and each of them has had to adjust to new expectations and experiences. Mustangs Ahead (MA): How do you like football so far? Lawson: It’s fun

JV Mustangs drop first football game

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS junior varsity (JV) football started their season Wednesday night, but the game against Riverview High School brought the season to a shaky start. “The game could have gone better,” said sophomore John Anuszewski. “We are hoping to use this game as a look back to move forward in the future.” Anuszewski said that he is looking for more wins, a better game, and a better score. JV coach Alex Michaud is looking forward to a fresh start next week as the “New Ranch. “Th

FCA kicks off year with food, fellowship

(LAKEWOOD RANCH)- The LRHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) are working to develop their student leadership for this year. “I want to provide a safe place for students to worship and have a place to relax and feel at home,” physical education teacher and FCA sponsor Kelly Smith-William said. Smith-Williams said that the club focuses on leadership and participates in community service. They have meetings every Wednesday morning and hand out breakfast for the LRHS athletic members to give