Athletics

Athletic Department

Hartfield Hawks

Welcome to Hartfield Academy! 

It is our privilege to host you for the MAIS Overall Basketball Tournament Semi-Finals and Finals on March 8-9,2021.  Over the years it has been a highlight for me to attend this event annually as a fan, coach, and an administrator.  We consider it an honor to have you on our campus.

Our campus is address is 1240 Luckney Rd. in Flowood and is surrounded by several great hotel and restaurant options.  It’s our hope that you have a great experience cheering on your school at this exciting tournament.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Athletic Director, Jim DeLaughter, at jdelaughter@hartfield.org  

God Bless and we’ll see you at the ballgames!
 
David Horner
Head of School
Hartfield Academy

Athletic News

List of 20 news stories.

  • Hartfield Baseball Celebrates Season Opener

    Hartfield Baseball is back! After an unusual 2020 season, your Hartfield baseball teams are ready to take on 2021 with a strength like never before. As we look forward to more baseball at Hawk Field following this week's impressive three-win streak, Coach Chuck Box shares about the season ahead.
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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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  • Hartfield Announces Summer Projects: Including Community Bank Field!

    It is going to be a busy summer as we make improvements on our Main Campus!  Like every summer, we will take time to make sure our campus is in excellent condition to welcome back students in August. But this summer will be special, thanks to several generous donors and corporate partners!
     
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  • MAIS Division II State Soccer Champions

    Hartfield Academy Boys Soccer Team Wins State Championship

    Hartfield Academy’s Boys Soccer Team competed in the MAIS Division II State Championship on Saturday, February 22nd against Washington School. This is the second state soccer title of the year for coach Jake Benton, with the Girls Soccer team also bringing home a State Championship title in Fall 2019.
     
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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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