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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.
    In 2018-2019 the Black Knights combined to win 3 LL Section Championships, 2 LL Championships, 2 Individual LL Championships, and 1 Individual District 3 Championship.  The Black Knights have combined for 17 PIAA Championships in the past 19 years.

Latest Athletics News

  • Senior Recognition: National Signing Day Ceremony

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/22/2020 2:40:00 PM

    The Hempfield Athletic Department will be recognizing senior student-athletes who have committed to play college athletics next year. The recognition will be held on Wednesday, February 5 at 3:00 p.m. at Hempfield High School in the LG1 Room during National Signing Day.

    Any senior student-athletes who is interested in participating in the recognition, please come to the athletic office to complete a Student-Athlete Profile Sheet. Profiles sheets are due by January 31. 

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  • 2020 War of the Roses

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/3/2020 10:35:00 AM

    Hempfield High School will host the boys' basketball 2020 War of the Roses on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Doors will open at approximately 11:00 a.m. A concession stand will be open throughout the contest providing a variety of food and drinks.

    Ticket Sales

    • Sales begin at 11:15 a.m.
    • $6.00 Adults
    • $4.00 Senior Citizens & Students
    • Tan Interleague passes, District III blue & gold and PIAA Lifetime passes will be accepted.

    Game Schedule

    • 12:00 p.m. – Lancaster Catholic vs. York Catholic
    • 1:30 p.m.  - Lancaster Mennonite vs. Eastern York
    • 3:00 p.m. – Manheim Township vs. West York
    • 4:30 p.m. – Conestoga Valley vs. Central York
    • 6:00 p.m. – Hempfield vs. William Penn


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  • Now Accepting Head Football Coach Applications

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 11/26/2019 9:15:00 AM

    Hempfield School District is seeking a qualified Head Football Coach to lead our program. As a staff member of the athletic program under the direction of the athletic director, the head coach implements approved policies of the athletic program; directs the overall activities of the team; cultivates and maintains a positive team culture and provides a positive experience for the student-athletes; communicates effectively with administration, student-athletes, parents, and the media; recommends budget requests for supplies and equipment; provides for the welfare of the athletes; maintains and enhances the school’s standing in the community through the conduct and performance of the players; and fulfills such other duties associated with the team and athletes as may be assigned by the athletic director.

    Candidate will need experience in both the implementation of an off-season strength and conditioning program and in the college recruitment and admission of student-athletes. Prior high school and/or college coaching/teaching experience required with the ability to effectively organize and guide a coaching staff. 

    Interested individuals can apply for this position and read more about it here.

    We thank Coach Zeiber for his commitment to the football team. While he resigned as the head football coach, he remains a valuable member of our Hempfield High School staff. 

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  • Reminders for Fall HHS Athletes Winter Track and Field

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 11/22/2019 1:00:00 PM

    Winter Track and Field for the 2019-20 season is approaching.   

    Any Fall HHS athletes MUST get onto your ATS app and update your information for the winter season. All others MUST have proof of a PIAA-approaved physical turned-in before you can practice. The forms are available at the HHS Athletic Office and on the Athletics tab on the Hempfield website. 

    All other paperwork will be handed out the first day of practice.

    The first day of practice is Tuesday, December 3. Please report to the Field House at the track by 3:15 p.m. The building has been "winterized" like usual, so there's heat, but no running water or flushing toilets. Porta-Potties are available as usual!

    Practice Days this year are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - from 3:15-5:00 p.m.

    Any questions, please contact Coach Rogers via Schoology or

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  • ATS Session for All Winter Athletes Tomorrow, Nov. 13

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 11/12/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 13, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the athletic department will host an Athletic Training System session for all winter student/athletes and parents/guardians of all winter athletes in Room 121 of the high school. This session will assist parents/guardians and student with creating a required Athletic Training System (ATS) account and upload athletic physical documents.

    Parents/guardians can attend anytime between 5:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. Enter door D5 at the Buchanan Office, take the stairs to the left of the lobby, and take a left at the top of the first set of steps. There will be signs providing direction.

    In advance to the session, parents/guardians and students should establish a PowerSchool account. How to create a Power School account is available on the Hempfield School District under the Operations tab>Technology Department>PowerSchool.

    Also, please bring your student’s HSD school login information (username and password), insurance information (company name, policy number, etc.), and name of pediatrician. Insurance information and name of pediatrician will need to be uploaded into the ATS system, along with current athletic physical, before the first day of official PIAA practice on November 18.

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