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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

  • 2022 National Day of Signing: February 2

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/21/2022 10:45:00 AM

    Hempfield School District has a long history of success preparing students for matriculation at institutions of higher learning for academics and athletics. 

    On February 2, 2022 the Hempfield athletic department will formally recognize the senior student-athletes who have committed to colleges and universities to attend and play a sport their freshman year. All Hempfield senior student-athletes who have committed to colleges and universities to attend and play a sport are invited to attend a recognition ceremony in the Hempfield High School Performing Arts Center (PAC) at 3:00 p.m. 

    This is an exciting event for the Hempfield athletic department as it demonstrates the academic and athletic achievement of the Hempfield School District student-athletes, coaches, teachers, parents/guardians, and the community. If school is virtual due to inclement weather on February 2, the recognition ceremony will be held on February 3 at 3:00 p.m. in the PAC. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Polonus in the Hempfield athletic office at 717-898-5515.

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  • McCaskey vs Hempfield Boys and Girls Basketball

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/7/2022 11:15:00 AM

    The girls and boys basketball games vs McCaskey scheduled for today have been postponed. The boys games at Hempfield will be played tomorrow - 1/8  – JV at 1:00 p.m. and varsity at 2:30 p.m.

    The Hempfield at McCaskey girls basketball games has been rescheduled for Monday, 1/10. Freshman at 4:00 p.m.; JV at 6:00 p.m.; and varsity at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Concussion Testing for Spring Athletes February 22, 23 & March 1

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/4/2022 8:30:00 AM

    Spring Season Athletes and Parents/Guardians, 

    Mark your calendars for Concussion Testing at Hempfield High School in room 121 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (the last seating will be at 4:30 p.m.) on February 22, February 23, and March 1. No sign-up is required. 

    Reminder: Physicals must be submitted to the ATS portal by February 28. Spring Athletes will not begin to be cleared until after January 24, 2022. This is in accordance with PIAA.

    Athletes submitting forms prior to January 24 will need to complete section 8 of the PIAA CIPPE form after January 24, 2022 for the spring season.  The spring season officially begins March 7, 2022. 

    Please contact Jennifer_wettig@hempfieldsd.org  if you have any questions regarding physicals or need help navigating the ATS Portal. 

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  • Concussion Testing for Spring Athletes February 22, 23 & March 1

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 12/8/2021 2:00:00 PM

    Spring Season Athletes and Parents/Guardians, 

    Mark your calendars for Concussion Testing at Hempfield High School in room 121 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (the last seating will be at 4:30 p.m.) on February 22, February 23, and March 1. No sign-up is required. 

    Reminder: Physicals must be submitted to the ATS portal by February 28. Spring Athletes will not begin to be cleared until after January 24, 2022. This is in accordance with PIAA.

    Athletes submitting forms prior to January 24 will need to complete section 8 of the PIAA CIPPE form after January 24, 2022 for the spring season.  The spring season officially begins March 7, 2022. 

    Please contact Jennifer_wettig@hempfieldsd.org  if you have any questions regarding physicals or need help navigating the ATS Portal. 

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  • 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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