Fundamentals and friendship.
Those were the two hallmarks of Solanco High School's field hockey camp.
Solanco High coaches and players provided instruction and worked to build relationships during the 17th annual "Big Sister, Little Sister" camp, which was held last week at the school.
by Bud Hart
Elizabethtown’s Mackenzie Hommaker scored a goal in each half as the Bears defeated the Mules, 2-0 in the pasture on Monday, September 11. Hommaker’s first goal came late, at the 1:30 mark of the first half on an assist from Sharri Kambesis, who again set up Hommaker at the 9:15 mark of the second half.
by Bud Hart
Allyson Osborne doesn't look like a field hockey goalie.
The Solanco senior, who stands no more than 5’-3” and weighs 125 pounds tops, impressed Anna Myer, head coach at Hartwick College. So much so that Osborne may be the incoming freshman goalkeeper Meyer needs.
As a result the Solanco senior received a substantial grant to both guard the goal and matriculate in a subject yet to be determined. Osborne was contacted by Meyer following the 2016 season and after visiting the Oneonta, N.Y., college, signed up in an early admission program most colleges and universities offer.
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The Solanco field hockey team is hoping to start working its way back toward section contention.
The Mules struggled at times last year but showed what they were capable of by defeating eventual section champion Ephrata.
Previews of Solanco's boys soccer, cross country, field hockey, tennis. and volleyball teams.
Alumni from Solanco High School’s field hockey program held an open play day at the school on Friday evening, June 21. The alumni split into two teams and then held an informal competition on the field.
“We tossed the sticks into a pile and divided them into two teams,” organizer Deb Atkins said.
Participating were Laura Cater Gingrich, Paige Hess, Erica Brackbill Bare, Morgan Jackson Holzhauer, Whitney Hawkins, Alli Tanner, Michelle DiFilippo, Jodi Carter Unger, Chelsea Tice, Kristi Shaver, Mary Atkins, Sheena Hanley, Tricia Jackson, Lindsey Bowe Orr, Dana Groff Huber, Kate Hess Shaver, and Kylee Kostenbader. A few high school players filled out the teams.
The event was held following the last day of the summer hockey camp.