Mustang girls win three last week

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Last week was a big week for LRHS varsity girls lacrosse team, as they played and won all three of their games. On Monday March 2, the Mustangs played Cypress Creek in an away game and took home the 16-8 win. The top scorer and star player of the game was freshman Jaelyn Broske, who scored seven goals against the Coyotes. Then on Wednesday, March 4, the Mustangs played their second district game against Durant and won 14-3. Junior Vanessa Garcia scored two goals this gam

Mustang girls score first ever lacrosse win over Hurricanes

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Thursday March 27, the LRHS girls’ varsity lacrosse team beat their rivals, the Manatee Hurricanes 14-10 at Manatee High School. Mustang captain senior Alyssa Bradford was the top scorer of the game with seven goals. Behind her senior Taylor Snyder and junior Jessie Carff both scored two. Junior Meghan Llamas said, “This win was so special to us because it was the first time we’ve ever beat them. We all really came together as a team and worked hard.” Junior varsity (

Two years after Parkland, campus security is key

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – February 14, 2020 marks the two-year anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fl. Since this tragic event, school security has changed dramatically for the better. At LRHS officials have added more security cameras, put a policy to keep all doors locked, and in order to enter the school visitors must be buzzed in. Teachers are also taught how to keep students safe in case of an emergency. “Before the shooting we were able to leave campus if w

Unified Club uses bowling to engage special olympians

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Bowling is one of the most popular sports in the Special Olympics, due to fact that it ensures physical exercise and at the same time participation and social integration. The Unified Club does not participate as athletes, instead, they help athletes with the lane and ramp assistance. Bowling is held on Saturdays at Bowlero Lanes. The Unified club is a Special Olympics club for all students. Its purpose is to introduce students to the Special Olympics and let them experie

Unified Club planning track event

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Monday, Dec. 9, the fourth LRHS Unified meeting was held to discuss the layout of the unified track team and the upcoming Christmas breakfast. The Unified club is a Special Olympics club for all students. Its purpose is to introduce students to the Special Olympics and let them experience the fun of all-inclusive sports. The unified track team will include at least 12 athletes, with an equal number of athletes with and without an intellectual disability. There are six

Unified Club helps Special Olympians step up

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Unified Club has been volunteering at the Special Olympics monthly dances. These dances are held monthly by the Special Olympics at Sarasota’s Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church. Special Olympics holds these dances so members with disabilities can meet with their friends and interact with others. At the dance food is served, there is music and tables to sit at. Volunteers pass out food, dance and chat with the members. Unified Club President senior Brooke Roberts

Unified Club elects leaders

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the third LRHS Unified Club meeting was held to discuss the new Leadership Team and to sign up for events. The new Unified Leadership Team was selected and announced at the meeting. These are the people members can go to if they have any question concerning the club. The Unified club is a Special Olympics club for all students. Its purpose is to introduce students to the Special Olympics and let them experience the fun of all-inclusive sports. The

Mustang art featured at Sarasota-Bradenton Airport

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- This week 25 LRHS art students were selected to display their art in the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport terminal. Displaying artwork by local students is an airport tradition. There will be three award winners of the contest, first place receiving $200, second place receiving $50, and third place receiving $25. Winners will be announced later this month, with the reception being scheduled for December 5th, at six pm. The following students and their art pieces

Homecoming voting next week

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Monday ballots for the 2019 LRHS homecoming court will be handed out students in their first period classes. Students will vote for one girl and one boy in their grade level. Senior nominee Brooke Roberts said, “It’s been a good time, it’s all just for the experience. I’m trying to make the most of my senior year.” Over the past week, nominees have been campaigning for students to vote for them. Nominees hung posters up around the school to gain support. “I decided t

New LRHS club aims to help Special Olympics

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Tuesday the LRHS Unified Club held its first meeting. This is the first year of the club with Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher Melissa Koehlinger as sponsor. The Unified club is a Special Olympics club for all students. Its purpose is to introduce students to the Special Olympics and let them experience the fun of all-inclusive sports. Club president senior Brooke Roberts has been working with the Special Olympics since sixth grade and has always loved it.