Athletics

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
classroom.

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
students.
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 Introduces New Head Baseball Coach

    We are pleased to share an exciting announcement regarding Hartfield Athletics. Let's give a warm welcome to our new Head Baseball Coach, Justin Smith!

    Read more about Justin Smith in a personal letter from Head of School, David Horner, below.
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  • Kylie Elliott wins State Championship in Singles Tennis

    Rising junior Kylie Elliott has proved her athletic prowess on the soccer field and tennis court, representing Hartfield Academy on both Varsity teams. This Spring, Kylie has added "State Champion" to her growing list of athletic achievements. This Championship comes on the heels of an impressive season for Hartfield Tennis, of which Kylie is a proud member and leader.
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  • Hartfield Academy‚Äôs Zach Sorey To Play Collegiate Soccer

    Hartfield Academy is proud to celebrate Zach Sorey’s signing with Co-Lin Community College where he will be playing soccer in the fall.
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  • Jonathan Lucas Makes History as First Hartfield Basketball Player to Sign to Division I Program

    Standing at an unmistakable 6’7”, Jonathan Lucas has been dedicated to the game of basketball as long as he can remember. In two years of Varsity play since his arrival junior year, Jonathan has established himself as a stalwart leader and athlete. This month, he celebrated a Player of the Year selection and Division I signing ceremony, claiming a spot on the McNeese State Basketball roster this fall. 
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  • Cailey Walker and Mia Wheeler Sign to College Basketball Teams

    The Hartfield Academy family recently celebrated senior’s Cailey Walker and Mia Wheeler as they signed to take their basketball careers to the next level. Cailey will be playing for Northwest Community College and Mia will be playing for Southwest Community College.
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  • Hartfield Athletics Shares a Hartfield Boys Basketball Announcement

    To the Parents of Hartfield Boys Basketball Players and Overall School Community,
     
    On a recent trip out of state, I found myself in a conversation sharing all that makes our home in Mississippi a great place to live and raise a family.  Among many other elements, high school sports ranks among the top ways our community comes together and feels united, bringing a great deal of joy and accomplishment to our families and students.  I am grateful for a fantastic group of leaders among our teams at Hartfield and I am excited to introduce you to a new coach that will add to our school and mission.
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  • Hartfield Academy Boys Basketball Win State Championship!

    The Hartfield Boys Basketball team won the 4A State Championship game against Starkville Academy on February 27th, after defeating Hillcrest Christian School (Semifinals) and Bayou Academy (Quarterfinals). In the Championship game, players Josh Lee and Jonathan Lucas dominated the floor. Lee had 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 steals and his teammate Lucas had 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists.
     
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  • Hartfield Academy Boys Soccer Team Become Two-Time State Champions!

    Hartfield Academy’s Boys Soccer team was prepared to defend their State Title when they arrived to the championship game on Saturday, February 27th.  Lead by Coach Jake Benton who is in his 7th year of coaching at Hartfield, the team dominated against Pillow Academy. 
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  • Hawk Fans Celebrate the Cole Court Dedication

    Saturday, January 16th was a special day for the Hartfield Hawks. During the evening’s basketball games, Hawk fans gathered to enjoy the official dedication of Cole Court and celebrate the Cole family.
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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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