Gretchen Ebert

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Gretchen Ebert


LRHS swimmer seeks distinct Olympic path

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS sophomore Sebastian Aguirre not only swims for the boys swim team here at the Ranch, but has taken his sport to the next level by swimming for the Colombian national team in Cali, Columbia. To be able to compete with this prestigious team, Aguirre had to train very hard to become the swimmer he is today.

Mustang tri-athlete tests the college rowing waters

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS senior triathlete Emma Stock has run, biked and swam. Now she has a new way of getting around, rowing, and has decided to continue competitive sculling at Drake University in Iowa. “I started rowing only a year ago when I injured myself running triathlons,” stated Stock.

LRHS senior raises weights and sights

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Senior Taylor Pearson has finally entered her last season on the girls Weightlifting team for Lakewood Ranch High School. Pearson began weightlifting her freshman year as a Mustang and has continued ever since. “My mom actually wanted me to try it out to see if I liked it and it stuck, which I’m thankful for because now I do it Olympically.

Mustang senior dives in for success

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As the 2016-2017 Fall athletic seasons begin, LRHS senior swimmer Courtney Chapin is excited approaching for the year. Chapin has been swimming her whole life, and has been as a Mustang swimmer since her freshman year. “Individually I want to stand on podium for the top three this season,” stated Chapin.

Mustangs recognize honor journalists

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Quill and Scroll members received their pins today, which commemorate their membership in the school’s journalism honor society. Junior Riley Murphy was one of the estimated two dozen to receive this award. “It’s nice to have an honor society that aligns with my specific interests,” she said.

Mustangs play regional semi-final tonight

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS baseball team will proceed into the class 8A regional semi-finals tonight against East Lake High School. The game will take place at 6 p.m on the Mustangs’ diamond against the 21-7 Eagles. Junior starting pitcher Colton Zimring said, “we’re trying to win, and we’re going to do whatever we can.

Mustang softball season ends

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS varsity softball team’s season came to and end Tuesday. The girls finished with a 2-1 loss against Countryside High School in the class 8A Regional Semifinals playoff game. “We made some simple errors,” said Junior Mackenzie Meyer. “Countryside is a good team. We went into the game confident but they managed to load the bases on us, which is where they got their tie breaking run.”.

Mustangs baseball and softball off to great starts

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Spring is here and that means diamonds are active. Baseball and softball diamonds that is, and the LRHS teams are off to a great start. The boys varsity baseball team has a record of 3-1. There next game is at 7:00 on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at home. Senior Ryley Zunica said, “The season is going well and we hope to continue the success we have had the past two games.”.

Mustang senior excels on the pitch and the track

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS senior Maddison “Gi” Krstec is excited to begin her final year as a Mustang soccer player and runner. As a freshman, before her transfer to LRHS, Krstec attended North Port High School, running the 4 x 200 meters and 4 x 1600 meters in track, breaking both records with her team.


Gretchen Ebert