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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

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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.
    In 2018-2019 the Black Knights combined to win 3 LL Section Championships, 2 LL Championships, 2 Individual LL Championships, and 1 Individual District 3 Championship.  The Black Knights have combined for 17 PIAA Championships in the past 19 years.

Latest Athletics News

  • First Home Football Game, Tomorrow, August 23

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 8/22/2019 12:00:00 PM

    Our first home football game is this Friday, August 23 versus Dallastown! We’ll see you in the Georgelis Law Firm Stadium for a 7:00 p.m. kick-off. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

    For this and all home games, please refrain from bringing outside food or drink into the stadium. Also, be advised that bags are subject to search when entering the stadium.

    Go Black Knights!

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  • Concussion Baseline Testing: Fall Dates

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 8/6/2019 2:25:00 PM

    Concussion baseline testing is a tool that the Athletic Training staff can use to assess athletes for potential brain injuries. 

    All athletes are required to complete concussion baseline testing prior to trying out for a sport. As long as no head injuries are suspected, baseline testing is good for two years. ALL FIRST TIME STUDENT ATHLETES MUST COMPLETE BASELINE TESTING.

    Returning athletes may be required to renew the baseline testing. Call or e-mail the Athletic Trainer to find out if baseline testing needs to be renewed.

    Fall Baseline Testing Dates

    All testing will be done in room 121 on the Buchanan side of the High School.

    • August 13 and 14 from 11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. for Field hockey, Freshman Football, Boys and Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Cheerleading only.
    • August 20 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. for  Junior High teams only (JH Field Hockey, JH Boys and Girls Soccer).
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  • School Sponsored Physical Exams for 2019-20 Sports

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/31/2019 11:15:00 AM

    Mark your calendars, school sponsored physical exams for the 2019-2020 school year will be June 3rd (Boys) and June 4th (Girls). Exams will be held in the Franklin Gym and cost $20.  Times are as follows:         

    • 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.

    Find more information and forms here on the Athletic Resources> Physical Exam Page.

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  • Hempfield Baseball District 3 Play-off Game - Postponed

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/23/2019 3:00:00 PM

    The Cumberland Valley at Hempfield District 3 baseball play-off game scheduled for today has been postponed until tomorrow, May 24 at 4:30 p.m.⚾

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  • 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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