Editor’s note: These are power rankings, meaning hypothetical head-to-head matchups aren’t considered. Actual head-to-head games, how the team is trending and recently performed are weighed. Considerations to keep teams where they were after a loss are based on the opposition’s strength and how close a game was.
First you get buy-in from your assistant coaches. Then the players start to believe. Go 2-0 for the first time in a while – at Homecoming, no less – and fans shouted “Let’s go Mustangs!” as they exited the stadium Friday night. Keep it up and opposing coaches will start grumbling about scheduling Lakewood Ranch.
Out-of-Door Academy rising junior Tai Gilbert and Lakewood Ranch High School rising senior Pablo Garabitos are among the participants invited to attend the three-day Breakthrough Series event at Pirate City in Bradenton.
Mustangs head coach Maggie Feix and junior Denali Schappacher discuss Schappacher's first career home run that ended the game with a 16-1 mercy rule victory over Sarasota for the 8A-8 district title. Video by Jason Dill.
Lakewood Ranch wins district softball title
Tina Hadley previews Lakewood Ranch's state championship
Elise Spiller didn't know until game time that she would guard Niceville's top player
Lakewood Ranch girls basketball coach Tina Hadley praises defensive job by Elise Spiller