Four Solanco wrestlers are headed to Hershey.
Dominic Flatt, Chase Charles, Jackson Houghton, and Ronnie Fulton each advanced by virtue of a top four finish at the District III Class 3A Section II tournament at Hempfield High School.
"I was happy to have four guys qualify for districts but was also hoping two or three more guys would have finished higher than their seeds and qualify," Solanco coach Tony Mendez said. "The district tournament will be tough but we're hoping to get one or two guys through to states."
The Solanco girls basketball team was beaten at its own game.
Playing a hard-nosed man-to-man defense, ELCO pulled away in the second half for a 55-38 triumph over the host Mules in a Lancaster-Lebanon League Tournament quarterfinal game Saturday night.
ELCO advances to the conference semifinals while Solanco has a nine-day break between games before beginning district tournament play.
The Solanco girls basketball team sees no reason to deviate from its familiar formula.
The Mules struck with the successful recipe of mixing a swarming defense with a fast start.
The result was a 59-31 romp over visiting Warwick in the regular season finale on Senior Night Tuesday, February 5.
Section Three champion Solanco is 16-4 heading into the Lancaster-Lebanon League Tournament.
The Solanco boys basketball team did not have any answers for Cocalico's potent offense.
The Mules tried a zone defense in the first half and then switched to a man-to-man after halftime.
It wasn't for lack of effort, but neither worked.
After a closely-contested first quarter, the visiting Eagles pulled away for a 75-54 victory for the Mules Monday night, February 4.
After wintry weather wreaked havoc with the schedule. the Solanco girls basketball team assumed it would have to wait a few extra days to clinch a section title and do so on the road.
Thanks to a Lampeter-Strasburg loss Friday night, Mules were presented with a golden opportunity to claim the crown on their homecourt.
They took full advantage.
Solanco secured Lancaster-Lebanon League's Section Three championship with a 48-39 triumph over visiting Manheim Central Saturday afternoon.
The first time the Solanco girls basketball team defeated Lampeter-Strasburg this season, Mules' coach Chad McDowell referred to it as a "signature win."
Last Thursday night's road triumph over the Pioneers was as sizable as John Hancock's autograph on the Declaration of Independence.
Solanco took an substantial stride toward a section title with a convincing 44-25 victory over L-S in West Lampeter.
The Solanco boys basketball team lost 58-48 to visiting Lampeter-Strasburg Thursday night, January 24.
The Solanco wrestling team ended its home and league dual meet season in style.
The Mules mauled McCaskey 52-6 Wednesday night, January 23.
Solanco girls basketball's Jess Cabrera surpasses 1,000 career points in Mules' romp over Garden Spot
Jess Cabrera started attending Solanco girls basketball games as a six-year-old, looking up to the players, and hoping she would one day have her name on the banner listing the school's 1,000 point scorers.
Twelve years later, the Mules' senior guard achieved that lofty goal.
Needing 15 points to reach the grand milestone, Cabrera made history at the halftime buzzer and finished with 20 points in the Mules' 56-22 triumph over visiting Garden Spot Tuesday night, January 22.
Entering Thursday night's game against outmanned Octorara, the Solanco girls basketball team wanted to use its entire roster while winning without suffering any injuries, hone a variety of offensive sets, and put Jess Cabrera in position to score her 1,000th career point at home.
The Mules easily accomplished their objectives by beating the Braves 87-8.