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.
The Solanco wrestling team enters this weekend's Lancaster-Lebanon League tournament with a great deal of momentum following a 48-24 victory over host McCaskey Wednesday, January 22.
Solanco's wrestling team is putting it together at the right time.
The Mules have won eight straight dual meets after dropping the first two of the season.
Solanco improved to 3-2 in section competition with a 42-27 triumph over visiting Manheim Township Wednesday, January 15.
Weston Bare had been in a similar position earlier this season.
The Solanco sophomore wrestler lost the final bout in a match with Hempfield, which allowed the Black Knights to tie the score and ultimately win on criteria.
Bare earned some redemption in the Mules' 42-28 triumph over host Conestoga Valley Tuesday, January 2.
The Solanco wrestling team is expecting to build off last year's solid campaign with a more impressive showing this season.
Last year, the Mules were 10-4 in dual meets and qualified for the district team tournament. No Solanco wrestlers advanced to the PIAA tournament but Dominic Flatt captured the Lancaster-Lebanon League title at 106 pounds.
You could call it "Wrestling 101".
The Rubicon Introduction to Wrestling Camp, held in the Solanco wrestling room July 23-25, is designed to teach the basics to kids entering kindergarten through sixth grade.
Solanco Elementary Wrestling program coaches served as the lead clinicians for the camp, which is free for Solanco students.
Dan Neff credits the Solanco wrestling program with setting him on a successful course and providing some of his fondest memories.
He's ensuring current Mules have the same opportunity.
Neff, Solanco's first PIAA champion and an NCAA Division I All-American, was a featured instructor at Solanco's annual Rubicon wrestling clinic last Wednesday through Friday.
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 wrestling team ended its home and league dual meet season in style.
The Mules mauled McCaskey 52-6 Wednesday night, January 23.
The Solanco wrestling team is gaining valuable experience during the most challenging stretch of the dual meet season.
Facing some of the toughest opponents on its schedule, the Mules are 1-3.
Solanco lost 51-26 to visiting Conestoga Valley Wednesday, January 2.