Hempfield School District Athletic Hall of Fame

  • 2018 Hempfield Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 9/10/2018 1:45:00 PM

    Congratulations again to all of our 2018 Hempfield School District Athletic Hall of Fame inductees! The induction ceremony was this past Saturday, September 8, 2108 at the Wheatland Federal Credit Union Hempfield High School Cafeteria. The celebration was a wonderful, inspiring, and tearful event. Inductees included:

    • Rob Cooper, Football, Basketball, Track & Field, Class of 1966
    • Joe Kinderwater, Swimming, Class of 2007
    • Luke Murray, Volleyball, Class of 2004
    • Lisa McDonnell Stough, Swimming, Class of 2006 

    Barry Henry talked about the character of Rob Cooper and told why Rob deserved to be a member of our illustrious Hall of Fame. The words from Dawn Brill-Cooper and Rob Cooper II told about the heart and life of the man. Eighteen family and friends came out to support Dawn and Rob.

    Swimmers Joe Kinderwater and Lisa McDonnell Stough are young, but both talked about their roots at Hempfield.  Steve Beck talked about the talent and hard work that  both demonstrated.  

    And, Lisa Murray and Gary Vogel were superb as they described Luke Murray, inductee. Lisa (Luke Murray's mother) read a message from Luke that touched our hearts.  He too was very proud of his Hempfield roots.

    Congratulations to all of the inductees! See a full gallery of photos from this event on the Hempfield School District Alumni Facebook Page.

    Committee members stand with recipient holding a plaque award.  Recipients hold plaques with their coach.  Committee members stand with recipient's mother and friend holding a plaque award.

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  • Save the Date: 2018 Hempfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 7/11/2018 1:15:00 PM

    The Hempfield Foundation in cooperation with the School District will celebrate the induction of its fourteenth class into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Wheatland Federal Credit Union Hempfield High School Cafeteria. Please note the Football Game Induction will be on Friday, September 7, 2018.

    This year’s inductees will be:

    Rob Cooper,  Football, Basketball, Track & Field, Class of 1966

    Rob earned three varsity letters in football. He was the Co-Captain in his senior year, and the Black Knight team was Co-Champion in the Lancaster County League with a stellar 9-1 record. Rob was voted the Most Valuable Player his senior year.

    Rob also earned two varsity letters in basketball. Rob was also Co-Captain his senior year. He led the County League in rebounds, and averaged 16.8 points per game. The Knights earned a record of 16 wins and only two losses. Rob was the Most Valuable Player in the Holiday Tournament.

    Rob earned three varsity letters in track and field. He was second in the Lancaster County Meet to his teammate and PIAA State Champion, Bob Rivard in the javelin throw.

    Later, Rob played football for three years for the Quakers for The University of Pennsylvania. After college, he entered the real estate business while coaching football for the East Petersburg Bulldogs which is where he got this start.

    Joe Kinderwater, Swimming, Class of 2007

    Joe had an outstanding high school swimming career. He won Lancaster-Lebanon League 500-yard champion three times and twice set L-L League records. He earned three District III titles (500 twice and 200 Individual Medley). And, he added four PIAA State Medals to his collection. In his senior year, he won a Gold Medal in the PIAA State AAA 500 Freestyle when he ranked fifth in the United States.

    Joe was selected as an All-State swimmer four times and as an All-American three times.

    Joe earned a spot in the 2008 Olympic Trials in the one mile event.

    Joe had great success in longer events and placed seventh in the 25 km (16 miles) in the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Championships in Roberval, Quebec.

    Luke Murray, Volleyball, Class of 2004

    At arguably the most challenging position on the volleyball court, Luke Murray helped his Hempfield teammates reach heights that no other team in Pennsylvania had ever done -- win four state championships in a row.  From 2001-2004, the Hempfield men’s volleyball team went 116-2 in official play, won four state championships, three District III championships, and four LL League championships, all with Murray on the team, including three years as starting setter.  Individually, Luke helped the team go 87-2 in official play as starting setter and was voted first-team All-State in 2002, 2003, and 2004.

    Following high school, Luke played collegiately at Penn State and helped the team win a National Championship in 2008.  He has also played professionally in Cyprus and Puerto Rico, trained for the U.S. National Team, and spent time as a U.S Elite Volleyball clinician.  Luke is currently an assistant coach and scouting coordinator for the Colorado State University Women's’ Volleyball Team.

    Lisa McDonnell Stough, Swimming, Class of 2006 

    Lisa excelled in swimming at Hempfield High School. Through her four seasons with the team, she won ten Lancaster-Lebanon League titles, eight District 3 titles, and one PIAA State title. In her senior season, she placed first in the District III 100 Fly, but placed second in the state championship. In the 100 Free, she placed second in the District III meet, but came roaring back to win the state title. Through the four seasons, Lisa was named All-American five times in five different events, was named the Outstanding Hempfield High School winter season female athlete, and the Lancaster-Lebanon League’s Meet Most Outstanding swimmer.  She set many LL and District records.  

    At the University of Pittsburgh, she proved to be one of the best female swimmers in the Big East. 

    Everyone is invited to attend this special celebration to honor the young men and women who gave so much of themselves on fields, courts, and pool of Hempfield High School. Please send this form linked here along with a check for $26.00 per person payable to the "Hempfield Foundation" to Hempfield Foundation, ATTN: Hall of Fame, 200 Church Street, Landisville, PA 17538 by August 30. 

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  • 2017 Hempfield Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/11/2018 3:15:00 AM

    On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the Hempfield Foundation and Hempfield School District inducted four talented student-athletes into the Hall of Fame. The celebrated HHS alums included:

    • Rob Bair (1970) Tennis, Cross-Country, Basketball, Coach
    • Justin Stewart  (1995) Basketball
    • Christina Carpenter  (2001) Track & Field, Basketball
    • Austin Hinkle (2004) Baseball, Football


    2017 Hempfield Hall of Fame Inductees

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