The Red Lion girls basketball team stole the spotlight at the Solanco Holiday Tournament.
The Lions downed the host Mules 45-34 in the championship game Saturday night, December 28 to give their coach Don Dimoff his 500th career victory.
The Solanco boys basketball team dropped a pair of games in its holiday tournament including a heartbreaker in the opening round.
The Solanco boys basketball team dropped three games last week.
Lancaster Catholic 68,
Colesen Sheaffer led the Mules with 12 points Saturday. Ryan Smith supplied 11.
Trailing ELCO 15-12 after a lackluster first half, the Solanco girls basketball team was in desperate need of a spark.
Senior Jenna Dombach delivered.
Dombach scored 10 of her team's 12 third quarter points as the Mules took the lead for good on the way to a 34-28 triumph Wednesday, December 18.
The Solanco boys basketball team tallied the game's first 10 points and cruised to a 46-27 triumph over visiting Donegal Friday night, December 13.
The Mules (2-3) enter the week on a two-game winning streak.
Running in the family
When Derek Jennings and his sister, Priscilla, were younger, the siblings would run from their home on Oak Bottom Road to their grandmother's house near The Buck with their mother, Teresa, trailing in the family van.
More than 25 years later, Derek and Priscilla followed in the family footsteps by joining their parents in an exclusive club.
Derek Jennings and Priscilla Jennings Landis were each inducted into the Solanco Cross Country Hall of Fame during the program's end of season banquet.
Solanco girls basketball coach Chad McDowell has heard the whispers and he has a message for anyone who thinks the Mules recent run of success has come to an end.
Solanco wrestling team is optimistic
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.
Solanco's boys basketball team (3-19 last season) is determined to establish a new identity under first-year head coach David Long.
"The big thing is we want to change our identity from what we've been," said Long, who took over from his brother, Scott Long, now the school's principal. "We want to have an identity that shows who we are and what we do. The idea is to be the toughest team on the court every game. I think we can be competitive with everyone we play."