Jillian Herbst

Seniors anticipate baseball success

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The baseball season is well on its way. Every week, the team is getting closer and closer to the final game for their seniors. Senior year is emotional for everyone and now the seniors on the baseball team will have another “last.” There are 11 senior Mustangs on this year’s team. Richie Morales is an infielder and a pitcher for the LRHS team. He signed to Florida State University (FSU) in the fall where he will further his baseball and academic career. His motto for the

Mustang baseball season starts

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS baseball season is in full gear and the Mustangs have their first game Thursday night. The team will travel to Berkeley Prep for their season opener at 6:30 p.m. The team is excited to get the season rolling. Junior Patrick Herbst said, “This season should be a lot of fun. The team has been working hard since tryouts and we are all super excited for the season to start. Today is the day we begin the best season of the year, baseball season.” The baseball team w

Mustang boys recognize basketball seniors

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Tonight, the LRHS boys basketball team is having their senior night. The seniors that will be recognized tonight are Omarius (Bubba) Miller, Gavin Collins, Carter Chapin, Christian Perez, Christian Shaneyfelt, Jaden Jones and Luke Lecroy. This event will be held in the Lakewood Ranch High School gym against rival, Braden River High. There will be a tailgate starting at 6, seniors walk at 7, and the game starts at 7:30. Senior night is a great time to honor all the our s

Mustangs commit to collegiate futures

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- All LRHS college athlete commits are now officially signees for their chosen schools. The now signees took their next step towards their dreams as of 8:30 a.m. this morning. The school held a big signing “party” for the LRHS athletes during first and second period. The signees were introduced by their coaches and given the opportunity to thank their parents, friends and coaches in a short speech. The auditorium at LRHS was packed with students and parents in order to sup

National Signing Day a big step for Mustangs

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Nov. 13 is a big day for future college athletes…National Signing Day. It’s a day that athletes make their verbal collegiate commitments official. The senior class is packed with future college athletes at LRHS. Many softball, baseball, lacrosse, and soccer players are preparing to sign for college this week. This year, the signing is being held in the LRHS auditorium during third period. McKenzie Clark, a softball player is signing to Clemson University. Clark transferr

Upperclassmen get privileges, but also responsibility

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – There are a lot of emotions involved with becoming an upperclassman at LRHS. These are the years where many students must begin thinking about leaving high school. Many seniors have college at the top of their minds. Senior Rachel Monroe said, “I’m kind of stressed because I haven’t decided on a college to continue my softball career and education, but I also can’t wait to see where the future takes me.” While some seniors may be a bit nervous, others can’t wait to see

LRHS clinic welcomes new staff

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Members of the class of 2023 aren’t the only new faces on campus. New clinic staffers Christine Koch and Laura Anderson are also joining the Ranch this year. Koch had been working with special needs kids for six years before coming to LRHS. She decided she needed a change in environment and became the head nurse at LRHS. Ever since she was young Koch wanted to be a nurse. Koch said, “I would always put the band aids on my brothers, the title of nurse just stuck to me. Fro

LRHS Student Government already prepping Homecoming

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Student Government Association (SGA) is jumping into their plans for the 2019-2020 school year. Their first focus is homecoming, and there’s a lot of planning for the event. Senior Brooke Martin has been a part of SGA for two years now. This year she is the club president and plans to bring school spirit back to LRHS. “I’m excited to lead this year”, stated Martin, “My goal for the year is to bring lots of school spirit to the school by hopefully holding more pep

LRHS graduation available on livestream

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS graduation is coming fast. Saturday afternoon 557 Mustangs will be graduating and getting ready for the next chapter of their lives. Anyone who can’t make it can still watch the ceremony online. To watch the graduations live stream click here or can visit the school’s website. Rehearsals take place at the Bradenton Area Convention Center at 2 p.m. Friday. Each graduating student received five tickets for family and friends. For any extras, they must contact LRHS sen

Seniors ready for final softball season

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS softball season is here and the first home game will take place next Wednesday, Feb. 20. Seniors Maddie Koczersut, Abby Misiura, Emily Hughes, Kayla Howald, Madison Schaefer, and Alexis Schwab will all be playing in their last season-opening home game. Koczercut has been playing varsity softball for all four years she has been at the Ranch. Going into her last year of high school, softball can be emotional. She said, “I will be sad when it’s over but right now I’m e