Contact Information Athletics

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    Director of Athletics
    Dr. Steven Polonus, Ph.D, MBA, CMAA

    Assistant Athletic Director
    Joshua Tawney 

    Assistant Athletic Director
    Dennis Vicidomini

    Administrative Assistant
    Sarah Dombach

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About Hempfield Athletics

  • The Hempfield Board of School Directors provides funding for 24 varsity sports and a total of 66 teams competing at the varsity, junior varsity, junior high, and junior high junior varsity levels.
    Athletics are recognized as an integral part of the total educational program of the Hempfield School District. The first and foremost purpose of the Hempfield School District is to provide the best education for our student athletes. Athletics are an extension of the academic curriculum. Athletics contribute to the physical, social, emotional and moral development of the students involved.
    Since it is a privilege to participate on extracurricular teams, each student athlete carries with them responsibilities and expectations set forth by the PIAA and the Hempfield Board of School Directors.
    Our goal is to develop highly competitive athletes without losing sight of the educational process and its values of sportsmanship, health, and scholastic achievement.

Latest Athletics News

  • Junior High Girls Soccer Information

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 7/27/2020 2:45:00 PM
    Students interested in joining junior high girls soccer:
    Tryouts will begin August 24 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
    A completed PIAA physical must be turned in prior to tryouts. Parents/Guardians with questions can contact coach Mike Pollis at
    To stay updated, join the girls soccer Schoology group with access code: MNNDK-SRW97
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  • Grades 7-9 Join the Junior High Cross Country Team

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 7/20/2020 8:15:00 AM

    Dear Parents/Guardians and students:

    The coaching staff of the Hempfield Junior High Cross Country team, Steve Haldeman and Lenny Groft, would like to extend an invitation to them to join our squad. All 7th- 9th graders are welcome to join the Junior High Cross Country team.

    Hempfield has participated in junior high cross country since the league began over 30 seasons ago.

    Each season, approximately 60 boys and girls come out for the team. There are no "cuts" and everyone runs in every meet. Many of our athletes also participate in HYA football, soccer, cheerleading, and other events while participating in cross country. It is a great way for them to be introduced to middle school, make new friends, and be successful in a lifelong athletic activity.

    The Hempfield boys and girls will have the opportunity to compete against other junior high athletes from the Lancaster/Lebanon League. A cross country race consists of a two mile run over various terrain.

    Runners of all abilities are encouraged to participate. Regardless if you are a beginner or have been running for years, participation on the team can be enjoyable for all.

    If you are interested in joining us, please join our Schoology group. The access code is 7WRWQ-9KNN2.

    There you will find a sample summer training schedule and very important physical information. School sponsored physicals are tentatively scheduled for August 3 and August 6. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

    The first week of practice is scheduled for Monday, August 17 through Friday the 21st from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Landisville Middle School. The PIAA physical must be completed and submitted through the ATS portal in order to practice.

    For additional information call Steve Haldeman at (717) 285- 0371 (not a cell so do not text to this number) or email

    Thanks for your interest in Hempfield Cross Country! Go Black Knights!

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  • Join Hempfield High School Football

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 7/20/2020 8:15:00 AM
    Hempfield High School would like to welcome any prospective football player to the team for this upcoming fall.  Here is some important information regarding our upcoming season:
    • Sport/Level- Football for anyone entering 10th-12th grade (JV/V)
    • Contact information- George Eager
    • Schoology Code- CX6TM-8ZXFK
    First Week of practice is Monday, August 10-Friday, August 14. Times are to be determined.

    Other Information

    The team is currently conducting virtual meetings and will hold off-season workouts starting Wednesday, July 1st.  Please contact Coach Eager as soon as possible in order to participate with the team moving forward.
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  • Join Hempfield Junior High Field Hockey

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 7/20/2020 8:15:00 AM
     Students interested in joining Junior High Field Hockey can visit the first week of tryouts/practices August 24-28, from 4:00-5:30 p.m.
    Join Schoology with code: 68WC6-BDCB5
    Contact Coach Wise- for more information
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  • Join the Hempfield High School Golf Team

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 7/20/2020 8:15:00 AM
    Hempfield High School would like to welcome any prospective golfers to the team for this upcoming fall. Here is some important information regarding our upcoming season:
    • Sport/Level- Varsity Golf (any students entering 9th- 12th grade)
    • Boys and Girls compete on the same team with girls playing from 85% the yardage as the boys
    • Contact information- Coach Jon Chronister 
    First Week Practice Schedule (tentative and all held at Four Seasons Golf Course):
    • Monday, August 17 at Noon
    • Tuesday, August 18 at Noon
    • Wednesday, August 19 at 3:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, August 20 at 3:30 p.m.
    • Friday, August 21 at 3:30 p.m.
    Tryouts involve playing (walking) 18 holes.  Please bring your clubs and wear a tucked-in collared shirt.
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