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

    Assistant Athletic Director
    Zahid Virmani


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About Hempfield Athletics

  • The Hempfield Board of School Directors provides funding for 24 varsity sports and a total of 45 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

  • Information About The District 3 Football Game: Friday, November 5

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 11/3/2021

    For Friday’s District 3 Black Knight football game against Central Dauphin East High School at Landis Field, our students and spectators should be aware of the following rules:

    • Student backpacks and fanny packs are not permitted at Landis Field.
    • No fans will be admitted wearing face paint or masks that obscure the identification of the fan.
    • No hand-held signs are permitted.
    • Attending schools’ students must show a student ID prior to entrance to the game.

    Thank you for supporting Hempfield Athletics!

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  • Boys Basketball ATS Workshop: October 27

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 10/26/2021 1:00:00 PM

    On Wednesday, October 27 from 5:30-7:00 PM, Coach Walck will hold an ATS workshop at HHS room 121. Please enter the building at the Buchanan Office entrance. Follow signs to room 121.

    This workshop is to help set up the ATS portal for boys to meet the requirement of having a physical before tryouts begin on November 19. Please bring your student-athletes school username and password. 

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  • FREE PIAA Physicals

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/18/2021 1:30:00 PM

    FREE PIAA physicals are being offered by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster at Spooky Nook are on Thursday, June 3! Any student, grades 7-12, planning to play a sport during the 2021-22 school year will need a physical dated after June 1, 2021. Check out the linked flyer for more info and to schedule an appointment. PIAA Physicals forms are also downloadable on the Athletics page of our website and available soon in the ATS portal.

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  • FREE PIAA Physicals

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/12/2021 3:15:00 PM

    FREE PIAA physicals are being offered by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster at Spooky Nook are on Thursday, June 3! Any student, grades 7-12, planning to play a sport during the 2021-22 school year will need a physical dated after June 1, 2021. Check out the linked flyer for more info and to schedule an appointment. PIAA Physicals forms are also downloadable on the Athletics page of our website and available soon in the ATS portal.

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  • Statement of the Hempfield School Board Regarding Student Participation in Athletics

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/17/2021 6:45:00 AM

    The Hempfield School District is proud to provide a wide breadth of athletic opportunities. We sponsor 44 interscholastic athletic teams with the goal of enhancing the student experience while supporting community engagement and spirit. Athletic involvement promotes personal growth, encourages physical activity, builds discipline and teamwork, and imparts critical life lessons about sportsmanship, integrity, and overcoming adversity. The Board reaffirms these principles and supports student participation in district athletic programs.

    Recently, members of the Hempfield community have raised important questions about district athletics, with thoughtful concerns about athletic integrity, student participation and eligibility, gender equity, and safety. The Board notes these concerns and is always thankful for the robust and insightful community engagement that is a hallmark of our District.

    In the coming weeks, a committee of board members, students, coaches, and administrators will convene to review and update Hempfield's policy on interscholastic athletic participation. The committee will provide regular updates on its work during public board meetings in May and June. It is anticipated that the Board will formally adopt any policy changes at the July or August meeting, in time for the fall 2021 athletic season. 

    Community members who wish to provide comments for committee consideration are welcome to speak at public Board meetings or communicate directly with district administrators and/or board members.

    Thank you –

    The Hempfield Board of School Directors 

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