As a burgeoning pole vaulter, Solanco’s Katie Urbine emulated the state’s top talents, hoping to one day echo their exploits.
Now, Urbine is the gold standard, the symbol of excellence future pole vaulters will be measured against.
Gold as in gold medal.
Urbine captured the PIAA 3A pole vault Friday morning at Shippensburg University, eclipsing the state meet record set by one of her idols.
Solanco High school classmates and track teammates can bank on Maité Granja.
Granja, called ‘Mai’ (pronounced My) by her friends, is an exchange student spending a year at Solanco. The Spaniard quickly adapted to her new environment and is making an impact on the Mules' track and field team.
“I was always interested in different cultures and the way people live in America,” said Granja. “I saw the movies and I saw people have extracurricular activities like sports or music and they’e involved in a lot of things. I wanted to try.”
There is every indication Jenna Ehlers’ best basketball is yet to come.
The Solanco senior basketball player flourished down the stretch of her final high school season and should benefit from a new position at the next level.
Ehlers recently signed a letter of intent to continue her education and athletic career at Howard Community College beginning this fall.
Howard CC is a JUCO school located in Columbia, Md., between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The Providence Prodigy
STORY AND PHOTO BY GEORGE DEIBEL
Anthony Kirchner’s unconventional tennis trek started in the sand of a New Jersey beach.
He honed his skills on asphalt in New Providence, made national news on hardcourts in Texas, and created international intrigue on Florida clay.
He hopes his journey ultimately leads to the hallowed grass of Wimbledon.
Kirchner, a fifth grader at Providence Elementary School, is regarded as the best 11-year old boys tennis player in the world.
There's a new name but the principles remain the same. Solanco's annual field hockey camp has rebranded and is now known as Mini Mules.
Previously called Little Sister Big Sister, the name change reflects the inclusivity of the camp and shows that boys are also welcome to attend.
Quarryville didn't need a decisive fifth game to win the Quad County Baseball League title in dramatic fashion.
Quarryville clinched the championship by tallying twice in the bottom of the seventh for 6-5 triumph over the Royals Wednesday night, July 17, at Lancaster Mennonite.
The champs claimed three consecutive victories to take the best-of-five series 3 games to 1.
Solanco holds tennis camp
Solanco Tennis Camp aims to provide an enjoyable experience for aspiring high school players or anyone hoping to learn the fundamentals of a sport they can play for their entire lives.
The SECA Sharks swim team topped visiting Conestoga Country Club 215-152 Monday evening, July 11.
Solanco Little League's Minor Division All-Stars preferred not to procrastinate.
Solanco needed one win over Warwick Little League to capture the District 23 championship whereas the visitors had to post two consecutive victories to take the title.
Instead of hedging its bet, Solanco elected to put all the eggs in one basket and did not crack under the strain, earning the district crown with an 8-3 triumph Tuesday, July 12 at the Solanco Little League Complex.