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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

  • ATS Session for All Winter Athletes Tomorrow, Nov. 13

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 11/12/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 13, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the athletic department will host an Athletic Training System session for all winter student/athletes and parents/guardians of all winter athletes in Room 121 of the high school. This session will assist parents/guardians and student with creating a required Athletic Training System (ATS) account and upload athletic physical documents.

    Parents/guardians can attend anytime between 5:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. Enter door D5 at the Buchanan Office, take the stairs to the left of the lobby, and take a left at the top of the first set of steps. There will be signs providing direction.

    In advance to the session, parents/guardians and students should establish a PowerSchool account. How to create a Power School account is available on the Hempfield School District under the Operations tab>Technology Department>PowerSchool.

    Also, please bring your student’s HSD school login information (username and password), insurance information (company name, policy number, etc.), and name of pediatrician. Insurance information and name of pediatrician will need to be uploaded into the ATS system, along with current athletic physical, before the first day of official PIAA practice on November 18.

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  • November 11 ATS Session for Cheerleaders & Bowlers

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 11/8/2019 3:00:00 PM
    On Monday evening, November 11, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hempfield Athletics will host an Athletic Training System session for cheerleaders and bowlers in Room 121 of the high school.
     
    This session will assist parents/guardians and student with creating a required Athletic Training System (ATS) account and upload athletic physical documents.
     
    Parents can attend anytime between 5:30-6:30 p.m. Enter door D5 at the Buchanan Office, take the stairs to the left of the lobby, and take a left at the top of the first set of steps. There will be signs providing direction.
     
    In advance to the session, parents/guardians and students should establish a PowerSchool account. Learn how to create a Power School here.
     
    Also, please bring your student’s HSD school login information (username and password), insurance information (company name, policy number, etc.), and name of pediatrician. Insurance information and name of pediatrician will need to be uploaded into the ATS system, along with current athletic physical, before the first day of official PIAA practice on November 18.
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  • Technology Session for Swimming Parents/Guardians October 30

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 10/21/2019 3:45:00 PM

    Swimming Parents/Guardians,

    The athletic department, athletic trainers, and swimming coaches will host a “Technology Session" on Wednesday, October 30 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in Room 121 at the High School. This session will assist swim team parents/guardians with creating a required Athletic Training System (ATS) account and upload athletic physical documents, and connect to the swim team Schoology account.

    Parents can attend anytime between 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Enter door D5 at the Buchanan Office, take the stairs to the left of the lobby, and take a left at the top of the first set of steps. There will be signs providing direction.

    In advance to the session, please establish a PowerSchool account. How to create a Power School account is available on the Hempfield School District under the Operations tab>Technology Department>PowerSchool. Also, please bring your student’s HSD school login information (username and password), insurance information (company name, policy number, etc.), and name of pediatrician. Insurance information and name of pediatrician will need to be uploaded into the ATS system, along with current athletic physical, before the first day of official PIAA practice on November 18.

    Please contact the athletic office if have any questions. 

    Go Black Knights!

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  • Technology Session for Girls' Basketball Parents/Guardians

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 10/17/2019 2:15:00 PM

    Girls’ Basketball Parents/Guardians,

    The athletic department, athletic trainers, and girls’ basketball coaches will host a “Technology Session" on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 121 at the High School. This session will assist girls’ basketball  parents/guardians with creating a required Athletic Training System (ATS) account and upload athletic physical documents, and connect to the girls’ basketball Schoology account.

    Room 121 is a computer lab with 30 computers. To help with the flow of parents/guardians, we are asking senior high parents to attend between 5:30-6:30 p.m. and junior high parents to attend between 6:30-7:30 p.m. (But if you can’t make the recommended time, please attend when you can). Enter door D5 at the Buchanan Office, take the stairs to the left of the lobby, and take a left at the top of the first set of steps. There will be signs providing direction. 

    In advance to the session, please establish a PowerSchool account. How to create a Power School account is available on the Hempfield School District  website under the Operations tab>Technology Department>PowerSchool. Also, please bring your students HSD school login information (username and password), insurance information (company name, policy number, etc.), and name of pediatrician. Insurance information and name of pediatrician will need to be uploaded into the ATS system, along with current athletic physical, before the first day of official PIAA practice on November 18.

    Please contact the athletic office if have any questions.

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  • Hempfield Cross Country Teams Remain Undefeated & Place in LL League Championship

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 10/16/2019 2:45:00 PM

    Hempfield High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams were undefeated Section 1 Champions during the regular season. On Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the LL League Championship Meet, the Hempfield girls placed first and the boys second. Go Black Knights!

    Students stand together holding medals.

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