Athletic Department

Hartfield Hawks

Welcome to Hartfield Academy! 

Hartfield offers a full range of varsity, junior varsity, middle school and
elementary athletics in 14 different sports. We believe that athletics is a
vital component in the growth and development of young people.
Because of this, we are committed to helping each of our sports teams
compete at the highest level, to reach their full potential and most of all
to have fun in the process. The success of our teams and support
groups will continue to be evident by outstanding work ethic, sacrifice
and the desire to be the best both in athletic competition and in the

The Hartfield Athletic Department is recognized for developing student
athletes to reach their full potential while building Christian character
in the lives of our students in a Christ-centered environment. We are
blessed with an outstanding coaching staff that can serve as mentors to
help each student athlete in opportunities of leadership, perseverance
through adversity, skill development, and mental and physical
discipline. More importantly, our staff is charged with pointing each
student toward a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ as they strive for
excellence in the athletic arena. It is indeed a pleasure to work with our
athletic staff as we provide mission centered opportunities for our
We look forward to seeing you at our athletic events this year as we
support our Hawks and Lady Hawks.

David Sykes
Athletic Director

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    David Sykes 

    Athletic Director

Athletic News

List of 20 news stories.

  • Hartfield Academy's Ma'Nia Womack commits to the University of Mississippi

    Hartfield Academy junior, Ma'Nia Womack, commits to play Softball at The University of Mississippi in the fall of 2023. Hartfield Athletics is proud to launch this all-star athlete into her college athletic career.
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  • Mia Wheeler Chosen as Player of the Week

    Senior and multi-sport athlete, Mia Wheeler, has always been one to watch. Her hard work and humble leadership shines through in everything she does, which is why it is of no surprise to Hawk fans that she was recently awarded the Mississippi Scoreboard Performance Therapy Player of the Week this month! As a testament to this well-deserved honor, Mia’s Lady Hawks Basketball coaches weigh in.
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  • Brandon Buckhaulter Signs With The University of Mississippi

    With great excitement, Hartfield Academy is proud to celebrate the signing day for Senior, Brandon Buckhaulter. Buckhaulter signed to play football with The University of Mississippi and will begin school this Spring, making Hartfield Football history as the first athlete to early-enroll to a Division I football program.
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  • Ella Rankin is the MAIS 4A Cross Country State Champion!

    Hartfield seventh grader Ella Rankin made history this year by securing the State Champion title in this year's MAIS AAAA Cross Country State Championship. Cinching an impressive finish to an impressive season, this athlete certainly represents the best and brightest of what Hartfield Athletics has to offer. 

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  • Hartfield and Community Bank Leaders Celebrate Community Bank Field

    Whether you're a Hawks football fan sitting in the stands, Hartfield fifth grader at P.E., or Lady Hawks soccer player securing yet another big win, Community Bank Field has been a most exciting addition to our community. To celebrate the unveiling of Community Bank Field, Hartfield Academy was given the esteemed pleasure to welcome Mr. Thomas Colbert, Community Bank Senior Chairman of the Board, along with other Community Bank executives for two special field dedication visits this month. We are confident that we are only seeing the beginning of unprecedented community impact thanks to this significant project, and we have Community Bank along with several other dedicated supporters to thank for what lies ahead for the Hartfield family. 
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  • Hartfield Hawks to Advance to 2nd Round of Playoffs

    With student safety as our highest priority, the decision has been made to cancel this Friday’s Varsity football game against Magnolia Heights School as they work through health concerns. As a result of this forfeit, the Hawks will advance to the 2nd round of playoffs on Friday, November 6th at Leake Academy.

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  • Hartfield Academy Girls Soccer Team Wins State (Again!)

    The Hartfield Girls Soccer team came ready to defend their State Title on Monday, October 12th and left the field as back to back winners of the MAIS Division II Championship. Led by coach, Jake Benton, the girls turned the game around at the half to win 4-1.
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  • Benton and Ingram: Coaches of the Year

    “A good coach can change a game, but a great coach can change a life.” - John Wooden

    Two major “wins” for the Hartfield Hawks in the 2019-2020 season was the esteemed honor to have two coaches from our athletics staff chosen as Coach of the Year in their respective sports.
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  • Get Involved with the Hawk Club Today!

    Hartfield Athletics is off to an incredible start to the 2020-2021 season. We are fortunate to have top-notch athletes led by outstanding coaches, all with the same goal: to honor God and grow as disciples as we perform at the highest level possible. Beyond the daily sacrifices made by our athletes and coaching staff, our success as an athletic program is largely due to the support of a very important organization: the Hawk Club at Hartfield Academy.
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  • Hartfield Football Highlights: The Vet and Community Bank Field

    The Hartfield Hawks have had a momentous season so far. 

    Football season signaled the beginning of a long-awaited return to “normal” for many Hawk fans. Though many events have been limited, large outdoor gatherings have continued with safety measures in place, and we have been able to begin our football season even in the midst of challenges.
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  • The Hartfield Aqua Hawks: Interest Letter

    Jim DeLaughter
    Hartfield Athletics is looking forward to another successful year for the Hartfield Aqua Hawks! Since year one, the Hartfield Aqua Hawks have excelled competitively, finishing in the top three multiple times in the history of the program. With a new head coach at the helm, the Aqua Hawks antipate another year of continual growth.
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  • Hartfield Boys Soccer Releases 2020 Season Roster

    Hartfield Athletics is pleased to announce the following players for the 2020 Hartfield Boys Soccer season.
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  • MAIS 4A State Basketball Champions

    Hartfield Academy Girls Basketball Wins State Championship

    Hartfield Academy’s Girls Basketball team competed in the MAIS 4A State Championship on Saturday, February 22nd against Simpson Academy. This was the first Championship win for the girls’ basketball team.
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  • Coach Toler speaks to students at the Junior High Football interest meeting

    Pack Toler Selected as Junior High Football Coach

    Hartfield Athletics is excited to have Pack Toler join the Junior High Football team as Head Coach for the 2020-2020 school year!

    Pack Toler graduated from Jackson Prep in 2010 and went on to graduate from Mississippi State in 2014. He has been a part of the Hartfield family for three years, serving as Offensive Coordinator for the Varsity football team, 7th grade basketball coach, and a middle school science teacher.

    Pack shared, "Football has provided me with a lot of lessons about life. I believe it helps teach work ethic, character, discipline, sacrifice, and many more lessons that are helpful for life. I am excited to pass on a lot of the lessons that I learned from my football career. I also believe that teaching and coaching is a great way to model the Gospel for kids. David Horner was my basketball coach in high school, and he was a great spiritual influence on my life at a time where I really needed it. I want to be that role model for kids now, spending my life pointing kids to Christ. My prayer for this upcoming season is to help kids grow closer to Jesus, learn life lessons that will help them throughout their lives, and win football games. If we can accomplish these goals, it will be time and energy well spent."
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  • Hartfield Academy Athletes Sign with Community College Football Teams

    February 5th, 2020 was signing day for standout Hartfield Football athletes Eli Gooden and Erick Short. Gooden and Short have signed letters of intent for college play with East Central Community College and Hinds Community College, respectively.
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  • Hartfield Academy Players Chosen for Clarion Ledger All-State Volleyball Team

    Julia Dyess and Addie McNeely have been selected as members of the 2019 Clarion Ledger All-State Volleyball team. The team is selected by the Clarion Ledger sports staff with input from coaches from around the state of Mississippi.
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  • Avery Rankin Wins Cross Country State Championship

    Hartfield Academy 9th grader Avery Rankin won the MAIS Championship in the 4A Division on October 28, 2019. 
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  • Hartfield Cheer and Dance Win at MAIS Spirit Competitions

    Hartfield Academy's Varsity Cheer Squad and Hawkette Dance Team both won State Championship titles at the 2019 MAIS Spirit Competition. Our Junior High Cheer Squad also won 2nd place in their division. After much hard work and determination, our cheer and dance teams have acheived a well-deserved honor.
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  • Girls Soccer Team Wins State Championship

    Hartfield's Girls Soccer Team, led by Jake Benton, played Lamar School on October 5th. Topping off an incredible season, the girls won the MAIS Division II Championship!
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  • Middle School Volleyball Team-A Wins MAIS Tournament

    Hartfield's Middle School Volleyball Team-A, coached by Allie Marchman, won the MAIS Tourmanet going 5-1 on the day!
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