Solanco's Cortney Johnson advanced to the state cross country meet by virtue of her 11th place finish at the PIAA District III meet in Hershey.
The girls finished seventh in the team competition.
The Solanco volleyball team's season came to an end with a 3-1 loss to Palmyra in an opening round district match Saturday.
Palmyra prevailed 25-17, 25-17, 18-25, 25-12.
After serving as an assistant coach since 1999, Chad McDowell is getting his opportunity to lead one of Solanco's varsity basketball programs.
McDowell was recently named head coach of the Mules' girls program.
The Solanco girls cross country team finished second in the Lancaster-Lebanon League meet.
Hempfield placed all five of their runners in the Top 26 to take the title.
"Our girls responded well to the challenge," coach Craig Ausel said.
Smith Middle School students spent last week working with challenging physical activities. Physical education teachers Scott Long and Carrie Falduts, along with Solanco wrestling coach John Little, led them in a unit featuring a combination of cross training and wrestling.
The cross training included activities such as large tire flipping, rope climbing, deadlifts, military press, squats, and jump rope. “It has been a pretty exciting time for the students,” Long said. “The cross training and fitness activities that students were introduced to have the overall goal of improving strength and overall fitness levels. Educating the students on proper form of each activity was the main goal of the unit.”
The Solanco volleyball team was swept by Warwick in the opening round of the Lancaster-Lebanon League tournament Friday at Elizabethtown.
Gabby Recay recorded six kills to pace the Mules and Maribeth Ault added four.
Taylor Wagoner had eight assists and three aces.
A thrilling and historic season came to a bit of a disappointing conclusion for the Solanco boys soccer team.
The Mules lost 4-1 to host Manheim Central in the season finale last Wednesday.
The Barons scored three unanswered goals in the second half to pull away.
The Solanco field hockey team closed out the regular season with a pair of losses.
The Mules finished the season with a record of 5-11.
Solanco lost 2-0 to Lampeter-Strasburg last Wednesday.
"It was an ok game to end the season," coach Dawn Kreider said. "It says something about your team when a 2-0 loss can be called ok. The girls played well, never quit fighting. We had scoring opportunities but couldn't finish."
Garden Spot topped the Mules 5-1 Monday, October 6.
Bri Dickel had the Solanco score.
"It was a real low point for the season," said Kreider.
The Solanco JV team defeated Lebanon 20-0 Monday, October 6.