Chad McDowell views the Solanco Girls Basketball Camp as an opportunity for his high school players to accomplish two objectives while serving as instructors.
The Mules varsity coach says the camp provides his players with a way to give back and say thank you.
The Solanco Black 10u softball team completed a perfect season with a dramatic victory in the Donegal Rheems Girls Softball League championship game.
Solanco edged Elizabethtown 3-2 in seven innings Thursday night to finish the season with a 14-0 record.
New Solanco varsity boys basketball coach David Long has already embarked on a long-range plan to build a successful program.
Long, his assistant coaches, and several Mules players provided instruction for incoming second through eighth graders during the Solanco Basketball Boys Youth Camp held last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings at the high school.
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.
The Golden Mules Youth Football Camp focuses on the "little things" a player needs to be successful.
Solanco varsity football coach Tony Cox hopes the camp serves as something of a refresher course for his high school athletes as they instruct the younger players.
Cox, his assistant coaches, and current Mules players were the clinicians at the camp for kindergarten-eighth graders held last Thursday and Friday evenings at Solanco High School.
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.
Thirty-nine year old Jed King arrived in the seventh inning of last Thursday night's baseball game with two kids in tow. Minutes later, King stepped to the plate and hit a single up the middle.
That might seem odd but it's not that uncommon in the Quad County Optimist League.
Solanco's Tim Fetterman blamed himself when Mechanicsburg rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to tie Solanco in a 5A District III baseball tournament first round game Monday, May 20.
It didn't take long for the Mules' right fielder to make amends.
Fetterman atoned for a throwing error with the game-winning RBI single in the home half of the inning to give seventh-seeded Solanco a 4-3 victory.
"I was the one who pretty much caused that three-run inning for them so I thought, go up there and make it right," said Fetterman. "I made it right."
The Solanco Lacrosse Club participated in the final Lancaster Area Girls Lacrosse Association tournament of the season Saturday May 18, at Cocalico.
Manheim Central got a big hit and prevented Solanco from doing the same.
That spelled the difference in a Lancaster-Lebanon League baseball tournament first round game Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Field in Ephrata.
The Section Three champion Barons tallied twice in the bottom of the fifth to snap a 1-1 tie and downed the Mules 3-1.