Solanco sophomore golfer Logan Wagner possesses the ambition to chase lofty goals and the maturity to realize achieving those objectives is possible only through hard work.
"I try to do something with golf every day," said Wagner, who first began dabbling in the sport when he was three and started playing tournaments six years later. "I practice or play just to keep the golf mindset in my body."
He is a member of three clubs – Tanglewood, Meadia Heights, and Bent Creek. He takes weekly lessons from Rob Rowe, Bent Creek's Director of Instruction.
"Logan is definitely a hard worker and has committed himself to getting better," said Rowe. "I love his work ethic and what he put into his game and what he puts into his health. He's doing all the right things."
Gabi Dolan, whose play in goal was one of the driving forces behind the best season in Solanco girls soccer history, will further her education and soccer career at Hood College.
Hood College is an NCAA Division III school located in Frederick, Md., about two hours away from Quarryville.
"I like the location of it," Dolan said. "It was far enough away from home that it was a cool place with independence. But also, close enough that my parents could come to my games and I could go home whenever I want to."
Alana Yoder was hoping the track season would serve as a bookend to her stellar career.
Even without a final track campaign, Yoder assembled one of the best resumes in Solanco sports history.
This spring was shaping up to provide an exclamation point.
Jen McDowell always envisioned herself serving the Southern End community. She did not initially expect it would come in a coaching capacity.
"When I was in high school I never imagined I'd ever be a coach," said McDowell, a 1992 Solanco grad.
She was wrong.
Following a long career which included a stint as an assistant and head coaching positions with the Mules' junior high track and cross country teams, McDowell has earned the opportunity to take over Solanco's varsity track and field program.
Although she just started competing in the sport two years ago, Solanco High School freshman Katie Urbine is expected to make an immediate impact on the Mules' track and field squad this spring.
Solanco's Dominic Flatt and Nick Yannutz qualified for the PIAA wrestling tournament.
Flatt placed second and Yannutz finished fourth at the Class 3A District 3/Southcentral regional wrestling tournament at Spring Grove.
The Solanco girls basketball team got good looks at the basket down the stretch of its first round district playoff game.
The Mules did not like what they saw.
Solanco scored one point in the final 3 minutes, 50 seconds as host Berks Catholic finished the game with a 12-1 run to rally for a 51-44 triumph Tuesday night, February 18.
Solanco is rebuilding its boys basketball program one grade level at a time with the Junior High varsity team leading the way.
The Mules' squad finished the year with a 13-5 record after defeating Pequea Valley 39-14 in the season finale Tuesday, February 4.
Jenna Dombach saved her best performance for possibly the final home game of her stellar career.
Solanco's senior guard served as the primary ball-handler against Northern Lebanon's stifling defense and poured in 22 points to pace the Mules to a 41-32 victory in a Lancaster-Lebanon League Tournament quarterfinal contest Saturday night, February 8.
Solanco swept the final three bouts by fall to defeat Donegal 37-30 Thursday evening, February 8 in the final wrestling dual meet of the season.