Girls start basketball season with OT win

Junior Kaylee Kehler described some of last night’s highlights and how they led to victory. “Taylor Young, a senior, made a buzzer beater shot to win the game and made it, but the referee called no basket which sent us into overtime,” said Kehler. “The whole team shared the ball with everyone, which allowed for great transition and making many layups.” COVID-19 has set this season apart from previous ones and has changed the team’s dynamic. “COVID-19 has affected this season in so many ways.

Mustangs “go to the dogs” for charity

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Lakewood Loves Animals (LLA) club has been seeking out ways to offer its members volunteer hours by investing money and time into local shelters. Last week, LLA’s contacted the Donte’s Den Foundation, a canine sanctuary in Myakka City dedicated to providing safe permanent housing, healthcare, and veterinary service to dogs. Many of these dogs receive extended or lifetime care and require extra maintenance. On Saturday, Oct. 10 Donte’s Den welcomed LLA members to take

New ESE teacher is glad to be at the Ranch

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- This year LRHS welcomes new teacher John Biezuns, who teaches Exceptional Student Education (ESE) classes to students with disabilities. “Even with everything going on all of the other staff members have been very supportive and I am very thankful for that. I believe the Ranch has done a great job implementing precautions to keep everyone as safe as possible,” said Biezuns. When he started college Biezuns had planned to become a history teacher but ended up working in a j

Mustangs get first hand animal care experience

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Mustangs in Lakewood Loves Animals (LLA) visited “My Tranquility Farm” in Ellenton. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mustangs worked to tend to livestock and learned how demanding the agriculture industry can be. Mustangs focused mostly on the goats, were taught how to bathe them, their dietary supplements, and how they’re prepared for showmanship. “Bathing the goats was a lot of fun, but it definitely wore me out,” said LLA’s social media specialist sophomo

Lakewood Loves Animals hopes to treat local shelters

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- This Halloween season, the Lakewood Loves Animals Club (LLA) of LRHS has been busy organizing events to raise money for Manatee County shelters in need of financial assistance. On Oct. 12, Bishop Animal Shelter welcomed LLA to tour the facility and gain a better understanding of how they can serve the needs of the community. Bishop is currently accepting donations of dry dog and cat food to provide for pet-owners that can’t afford the necessities. During the shelter visi