The Solanco volleyball team has spent the two previous seasons setting a foundation.
Now it's time to see what the Mules can construct.
"We're still in the building process but I have set the bar pretty high because we have tons of talent," Solanco coach Meghan Cross said. "It's a motivated group who wants to play. They've been working well together. We still have a young team. I look forward to the next couple of years. This team will continue to grow in their confidence and their volleyball."
The Solanco football team lost to visiting Northeastern 55-35 in the season opener Friday night, August 23.
The Bobcats recovered four Mules fumbles and never trailed.
"You always want to capitalize on mistakes," Solanco coach Tony Cox said. "Like I told them all, it's always going to come down to who makes the least amount of mistakes. I know we're going to make mistakes, but we've got to capitalize on those ones that the other team makes and we've got to make sure we fight through it and push ourself through."
The Solanco tennis team lost to visiting Octorara 7-0 in the season opener Tuesday, August 20.
Many of the names have changed, but the expectations are the same.
The Solanco football team lost 27 seniors from last year's team which finished 7-5 including a district playoff win.
The Mules still envision competing for another postseason berth this fall.
"We're really young," Solanco coach Tony Cox said. "We brought five freshmen up so a lot of kids don't have experience for Friday night games, yet."
New Solanco tennis coach Bob Walrath has a couple simple goals for the season.
"I want us to get more competitive and continue to grow," Walrath said. "We have a young team. They are coachable people who want to learn. If we keep pushing ourselves in practice I'll be very content with that. They've done everything I've asked and I'm pleased with the progress."
A sign advocating good sportsmanship and a persistent son are just two of the reasons Bob Walrath is the new Solanco High School tennis coach.
An impressive resume didn't hurt.
"Shark Bait" was seaworthy.
The Tice family's boat was the big winner at SECA's first-ever Boatyard Wars race held in the SECA Pool last Thursday night.
As Director of Buildings and Grounds for the Solanco School District, Bruce Bennett is a busy man.
In addition to overseeing construction projects and maintenance of district facilities, Bennett is also responsible for preparation and upkeep of Solanco High School's athletic fields.
He trusts a vast majority of that work to a crew of four part-time employees – Ron Altoff, Jimmy Ulrich, John Bishop, and Dennis Kreider.
How sweep it is!
Quarryville captured the Quad County Optimist Baseball League in dominant fashion by blanking Smitty's Cardinals 7-0 Sunday night at Lancaster Mennonite.