Jaime Gutierrez

A photographer and journalist. lrhs '21, Colorado Native, a runner.

Must see Mustang sports – March 9

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS games and sporting events that will be played in the week of March 9-14 including the Must-See Game of the Week. MONDAY, March 9- No games or events will be played on this day. TUESDAY, March 10- The busiest day of the week in sports. will be at home and take the field Vs. Manatee at 6 p.m. will be playing against Cardinal Mooney at 7 p.m here at The Ranch. Both will have an away match against the Sarasota Sailors at 3 p.m. The top-ranked squad will travel sout

Must See Mustang sports – March 3

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS games and sporting events that will be played in the week of March 2-7 including the Must-See Game of the Week. TUESDAY, March 3- Both the boys and girls tennis teams have home matches vs. Southeast at 3:30 p.m. Softball plays against Manatee with the first pitch at 7 p.m. and the Boys Lacrosse team will play at home vs. Out-Of-Door Academy at 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY, March 4- Girls lacrosse will be the only sporting action for Wednesday, the girls will play against Du

Mustangs React – Kobe’s death shocks students

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – After the shocking death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant Sunday morning, LRHS Mustangs were asked, “What impact did Kobe Bryant’s career or the accident have on you and how devastated are you about the sudden death?” Former Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, unexpectedly died in a helicopter crash Sunday at approximately 9:47 a.m. Pacific Time in Calabasas, California. Bryant’s legacy and character has made an impact on fa

Mustangs “All In This Together” at pep rally

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustangs flooded into the school gym Friday afternoon for a pep rally. Competition between Team Cuervo/Stoltz, led by teachers Joseph Cuervo and Sammy Stoltz and Team Bellantonio/Riggins, led by discipline dean Tom Bellantonio and teacher Delaney Riggins, headlined the assembly. Staff members worked together with a team of students in a relay race including events featured in LRHS winter sports. Competitions included shooting basket and soccer balls, leg wrestling and ev

Cross-country over and track hasn’t started…so why are they running?

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Running is an aerobic activity that has been proven to improve heart health and even reduce stress. Runners are a breed of athletes that focus solely on improving their speed and even endurance. LRHS cross country and track distance runner senior Calvin Drake runs daily. Unfortunately for Calvin he has been on and off with running due to injuries and complications. However, he still maintains that running is essential and plays a large role in his mental and physical hea

Mustang boys nationally ranked in soccer

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS boys soccer team has opened the season ranked 26th in the latest national rankings on MaxPreps, while ranking sixth in their classification. This will be the sixth out of the last seven seasons that the team has been nationally ranked. This year however is a little bit different; the boys are ranked earlier than before and is one of only two Florida teams ranked nationally. Head Coach Vito Bavaro finds this early high unique and a great motivation for the season

Girls head to cross-country states

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS girls cross country team qualified for the FHSAA state meet this past weekend, placing fifth out of the eight teams from the region. The Mustangs ran at Lake Region High School in Winter Haven where the 4A Region 2 race was held. The girls are extremely excited to compete this weekend. Senior Mason Ingallinera is the only senior on the state team and a veteran, whose ultimate goal is to run well in the state competition. “I’m very excited for states,” said Ing

Mustang runners chase girls district title

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS girls cross country team is preparing for district and regionals competitions in hopes of qualifying to compete in the FHSAA 4A cross country state championships in Tallahassee. The Mustangs look to power their way to victory in District 4 and possibly in the region with sophomore Jessica Neal leading the way. This the girls will compete in the FHSAA 4A District 4 meet at 8 a.m. Saturday Oct. 26 at North Port High School. Neal joined the team after moving from

Mustangs race to fun, success at North Port invitational

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS boys and girls cross country teams Saturday traveled to North Port and competed in the North Port invitational sponsored by social media influencer Danny Duncan. The event features a live DJ, drum line and concession stand. Junior cross-country runner Riley Bradshaw said, “Despite not running as fast as I wanted to the meet was super fun with the music and getting to watch the coaches dance at the end was great, overall the race wasn’t difficult at all, and the w

Newcomers lead cross-country into season

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Mustangs cross country teams began their season last Saturday at the Jim Ryun Invitational Holloway Park in Lakeland. The meet has a reputation of being one of the most difficult tracks to run. Junior cross-country runner Gavin Laielli said, “This was one of the hardest courses I have ever raced; there were many sand dunes, hills, and with the extreme heat you really had to be at your best to run this course.” The Mustangs raced in the heat and humidity and on top o