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

    Assistant Athletic Director
    Joshua Tawney 

    Assistant Athletic Director
    Dennis Vicidomini

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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

  • Watch Winter Sports Live Online

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/13/2021 2:00:00 PM

    Hempfield winter sports can be watched live online using our Buchanan Gym YouTube page directly linked here or you can navigate there from Games you can watch this winter are:

    - Boys and girls freshman, junior varsity and varsity basketball
    - Junior high and senior high wrestling

    View the full district Athletic calendar here. Please note that due to the frequency of changed and postponed games, the Athletics google calendars are updated one week at a time. Arbiter Live has the most up to date schedules, but those, too are subject to last minute changes.

    Go Black Knights!

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  • The Lancaster-Lebanon League Secondary School Athletic Association

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 11/19/2020 11:30:00 AM

    The Lancaster-Lebanon League Secondary School Athletic Association this week voted and approved the following two items related to athletics.

    • Recommended the reduction of the number of winter competitions from 22 to 17.
    • Delayed the start of Lancaster-Lebanon League competitions from mid-December to the first week in January.  

    The HSD athletic department will being winter athletic practices on Friday, November 20. Each coach has developed a Return to Play Plan, specific for the sport that complies with the HSD Athletics Health and Safety Plan. These plans include recommendations/restrictions, which will be communicated directly with student-athletes.

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  • Information for Tonight's Football Game vs. Warwick

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 10/30/2020 11:30:00 AM

    Here is your chance to attend the home football game on October 30 vs. Warwick.  Please use the attached link to register for a ticket.  Once we reach the 75 ticket limit, the link will be closed. Tickets will be available to pick up in the Franklin Guidance office.  Note - your ticket is only good for the student section, NOT the general seating area.  Please see additional requirements below:

    Students who enter the student section lottery must be willing to follow the following requirements:

    • Students must always wear facial coverings in the stadium
    • Students are to remain 6 feet apart
    • Chairs must remain where they are found
    • No food or drink is permitted on the track
    • Students must abide by the LL League and Hempfield guidelines for good sportsmanship


    We encourage Black Knight fans to watch our livestream at! Thank you for your continued support!

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  • Hempfield Football at Wilson Tonight - Live-Streamed

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 10/23/2020 1:00:00 PM

    The Hempfield at Wilson High School football game at 7:00 p.m. will be live-streamed at

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  • Boys Cross Country Team wins 2020 Lancaster-Lebanon League Championship

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 10/21/2020 11:45:00 AM

    The Hempfield boys' cross country team won the 2020 Lancaster-Lebanon League cross country championship!

    Hempfield Boys Cross Country Team.

    They placed first by attacking the race from the beginning. The red shirts were visible in the front throughout the entire 3.1 mile course.
    Sophomore Aidan Hodge had a tight race for second, holding off two strong runners from McCaskey and Manheim Township.  Aidan's confidence and composure never faltered.
    Junior Dale Winand and senior Evan Eshleman placed sixth and seventh, followed closely by sophomore Joe Fahrney in ninth place.  These three went toe-to-toe with two Cedar Crest and two McCaskey runners the whole race, eventually breaking up the scoring opportunities for our closest rivals in this race.
    Freshman Sam Freedman finished as our fifth and final point scorer by placing twentieth.  This gutsy newcomer shows a "never back down" attitude every time he laces up his spikes.
    Senior David Jackson and sophomore Chris Titter rounded out our winning ways by placing thirty-first and thirty-fourth, respectively.  It was agreed that Chris passed more people in this race than any other!
    Seven Hempfield runners, finishing in the top thirty-four, in a race that had one hundred fifty-six total runners! 
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