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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

    Athletics Webmaster
    Bill Yoder

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 2017-2018 the Black Knights combined to win 5LL Section Championships, 4 LL Championships, 5 Individual LL Championships, and 1 District 3 Championship.  The Black Knights have combined for 17 PIAA Championships in the past 18 years.

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Latest Athletics News

  • Pre-season Sports Meeting: May 29

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/20/2019 3:40:00 PM

    The Athletic Department has been discussing again hosting the pre-season sports meeting night for student-athletes and their parents to provide valuable information regarding expectations, code of conduct, physicals and team-specific rules and regulations. Our hope is to target incoming seventh graders and freshman, along with their families, to provide them with this information and answer any questions they may have. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday May 29 at Landisville Middle School from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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  • York/Lancaster Intercollegiate Unified Track Championship

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/15/2019 10:30:00 AM

    The Unified Track team had their final meet on Tuesday, May 14 at Warwick. Our student athletes did a fantastic job during all of their track and field event, keeping up a great attitude despite the cold and rain! Hempfield placed third out of 10 competing teams, earning a bronze medal. 

    All of the coaches are very proud of these athletes! The teammates truly bonded with one another throughout the season, following the motto #ChooseToInclude. 

    Coaches and student athletes stand together on an athletic field.

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  • PIAA Athletic Physicals for 2019-2020 School Year

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/10/2019 11:45:00 AM

    Details for the PIAA Athletic Physicals for 2019-2020 School Year is as follows:

    • When: Boys – June 3 & Girls - June 4
    • Location: Franklin Gym on both days
    • Cost: $20 per student. Cash or checks accepted (checks made payable to Hempfield School District)
    • Times:
      • 3:00 p.m. for incoming seniors
      • 3:30 p.m. for incoming juniors
      • 4:00 p.m. for incoming sophomores
      • 4:30 p.m. for incoming freshman
      • 5:00 p.m. for incoming 8th graders
      • 5:30 p.m. for incoming 7th graders

    Additional Information: 

    1. Required PIAA athletic physical paperwork (CIPPE form) can be accessed at the middle schools and high school main offices, high school athletic office, and online using this linked PDF form.
    2. Sec 1- 4 of the CIPPE form can also be completed and submitted online (paperless!) in the ATS PORTAL after June 1, 2019. For additional information, contact head athletic trainer, Mrs. Jennifer Wettig at
    3. Completed paperwork must be submitted at the time of the physical (unless submitted in advance through the ATS Portal).
    4. Parent/Guardian with questions may email
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  • Junior High Track and Field Team hosted Penn Manor on Thursday

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/5/2019 2:15:00 PM

    The Junior High Track and Field Team hosted Penn Manor on Thursday, April 4. This was the first home meet of the season.

    The next meet is at home on Tuesday, April 9 against Manheim Township with a start time of 4:00 p.m. The entire schedule is available at

    See more photos on the Centerville Middle School Facebook Page.

    Students begin to run on a track.

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  • Hempfield High School Tennis Teams Volunteer at Steinman Cup

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 3/26/2019 2:30:00 PM

    The boys' and girls’ tennis teams completed four weeks of volunteering with the Steinman Cup tennis program. The team assisted with the 10 and under and the Special Olympics tennis players. All of the Hempfield tennis players were kind, enthusiastic, and helpful. It was truly a great experience for everyone involved! A big “thank you” to head tennis coach Mindi Bell and the boys’ and girls’ tennis student-athletes.

    Students and volunteers stand on a tennis court holding rackets, smiling toward the camera.

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