The Solanco boys basketball team (4-6) lost to the top two teams in the section.
Lebanon, which has emerged as the Section two favorite, downed the Mules 63-45 Wednesday, December 23.
The Solanco girls basketball team bounced back from two league losses to win its first game vs. a Section Two foe.
The Mules topped visiting Elizabethtown 52-45 Friday night.
E-town led 19-15 at halftime. "We made some adjustments," Solanco coach Chad McDowell said. "They were playing a zone and we made some changes."
The Solanco boys basketball team defeated Elizabethtown after losing its first two games of the week. The Mules beat the Bears 52-42 Friday night.
Solanco jumped out to a 17-6 lead in the first quarter.
Dylan Hastings paced the Mules with 24 points. Luis Alvarez and Robbie McHugh each scored six points. Will Constein and Mike Figueroa both chipped in five.
Solanco's wrestling team had three finalists and finished fourth out of 28 teams at the Penn Manor Holiday Tournament.
AJ Wilson, Wyatt Jennings, and Kody Hart each advanced to the finals before losing.
Wilson (138) lost 8-7 to Jacob Lizak of Parkland.
Jennings (152) lost by major decision to Cedar Crest's Barry Breidegan.
The Solanco girls basketball team lost two games last week.
The Mules (1-3) fell to visiting Cedar Crest 63-37 Friday night.
Reigning league champion Cedar Crest jumped out to a 21-5 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Post player Alyssa Austin scored 11 points in the opening eight minutes. "She did what she wanted to do inside," Solanco coach Chad McDowell said. "She's one of the best players in the league."
The Solanco girls basketball team split its two games at the Twin Valley Tip-Off Tournament.
The Mules defeated Lancaster Mennonite 58-46 in the consolation game Saturday.
"This was a complete team effort," Solanco coach Chad McDowell said. "Everyone contributed to the win."
Solanco's boys basketball team opened the season by splitting two games at the Northeastern Tip-Off Tournament.
The Mules downed Northern York 50-40 in the consolation game Saturday.
Solanco got out to an 8-0 lead and led the rest of the way. "We felt like we could beat them by putting pressure on the ball," coach Scott Long said. "We did a good job of pressuring them and created turnovers which led to some easy baskets."
AJ Wilson won the individual title at 138 pounds to lead Solanco to a second place finish at the 18th annual Mule Classic.
Wilson posted a third period fall over John Carroll's Austin Smith in the championship bout.
Solanco's new boys basketball coach is a familiar face around the Southern End.
Scott Long is in his first year as an assistant principal at Solanco High after working as a physical education teacher at Smith Middle School for three years.
Long, who spent the past five seasons coaching Penn Manor's girls basketball team, replaced longtime Mules coach Bill Moore.
Second-year Solanco girls basketball coach Chad McDowell knows his team is going to make some mistakes.
And he's fine with that provided the Mules learn from their miscues.
"I'm preaching patience," McDowell said. "I think we can make an improvement, but it's going to take time. Patience is key. We need to gain experience quickly."