Manatee schools address coronavirus spread

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – According to Manatee County School District spokesperson Micheal Barber, it is important for everyone in Manatee County to follow the correct steps to ensure they have the least likely chance of inhabiting the coronavirus illness. “School District officials are in close contact and working jointly with state and local Health Departments as well as state and local Emergency Management leaders,” said Barber. He continued the “district is enhancing cleaning and disinfecting

Boys basketball, soccer advance through playoffs

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Wednesday the LRHS boys soccer and basketball teams both won their tournament games. The boys’ soccer team played West Orange High School. The Mustangs won 4-1 and advanced in the regional semifinal. The soccer team (17-5-1) will be competing next against East Ridge High School (17-3-1) on Feb. 14 in hopes of advancing farther. Meanwhile, the LRHS basketball team (18-6) beat Newsome High School 40-37. This resulted in their advancement to the district title game. They w

Mustang runner looks forward to cooler tracks

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS senior Madeline McNinch is one of the Ranch’s best athletes. McNinch competes in six track events: long jump, 100m dash, 200m dash, 400m dash, 4x400m relay, and the 4x100m relay. Lakewood Ranch hasn’t always been her home, however. Prior to her Florida life, McNinch lived in Canada. She has only been an American resident for five years and a Florida resident for four. Additionally, McNinch is the first person in her family to be involved in sports on the collegiate l

Senior hopes to follow in father’s footsteps

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As Mustangs begin their second semester classes, seniors grow closer and closer to starting their new lives as adults. LRHS senior Anna Stock has plans to follow the same path that her father, Dr. Christopher Stock, took into adulthood. Dr. Stock owns Palms Dental Company in Bradenton, FL where he is a general dentist. He graduated from Case Western University College of Dentistry in Cleveland, OH. “To get where I am at today, I faced many obstacles but overcoming these