The official schedule of the 8th Annual Heartland Hoops Classic has been announced. The games are as follows:
11:00am – RAVENNA VS AMHERST
12:45pm – HASTINGS ST. CECILIA VS BRUNING DAVENPORT SHICKLEY
2:30pm – OMAHA SKUTT VS NORFOLK CATHOLIC
4:15pm – AURORA VS GRAND ISLAND CENTRAL CATHOLIC
6:00pm – ELKHORN SOUTH VS COLUMBUS SCOTUS
8:00pm – OAK HILL ACADEMY VS OMAHA SOUTH
The 8th annual “Heartland Hoops Classic” will be held on February 14, 2015 at the Heartland Event Center in Grand Island, Neb. Be sure to check back later for a complete schedule of all the games and activities surrounding the event.
For more information on the event or to sponsor next year’s classic contact Event Organizer Tino Martinez via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (308) 398-1154
Thanks to everyone who helped to make this year’s event possible!
Article Originally Published in the Omaha World Herald by Stu Pospisil
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A roundup of Saturday’s games at the Heartland Hoops Classic in Grand Island, Neb.
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Norfolk 66, Kearney 62
Only an eight-point comeback was needed Saturday night as Top 10 No. 5 Norfolk completed a weekend sweep and extended its winning streak to six games with a 66-62 win over Kearney in the Heartland Hoops Classic.
The Panthers (19-2) wiped out a 37-29 Kearney lead with a 13-4 surge over two minutes of the third quarter yet couldn’t shake one of Class A’s hotter teams of the past six weeks. Continue Reading
Video Highlights of the 2014 Heartland Hoops Classic Provided By KOLN/KGIN
2014 Video Highlights
Tre’Shawn Thurman of Omaha Central
by Terry Douglass
The main event in the seventh annual Heartland Hoops Classic figures to be an up-tempo affair.
Four-time defending Nebraska Class A state tournament champion Omaha Central will be making its second consecutive Classic appearance as the Eagles will play Denver East High School on Saturday, Feb. 15. Tipoff at Grand Island’s Heartland Events Center is scheduled for 9 p.m.
“It’s going to be full-court basketball,” Denver East coach Rudy Carey said of the matchup he believes features the best teams from Nebraska and Colorado going head to head. “We press and run and they like to press and run. I know Omaha Central is very aggressive, very good and they’re very well-coached, so we expect it to just be a war.”
Omaha Central coach Eric Behrens echoed Carey’s sentiments.
“Denver East is just really talented,” Behrens said. “They have some guys that can really play — if you look at the Rivals rankings, they’ve got some guys who are really well-known nationally.
“Playing them is going to be a real challenge. Everyone tells us that Denver East is the top team in Colorado in the top class, so we know that’s going to make it a lot of fun.” Continue Reading
Tino Martinez, the organizer and founder of the Heartland Hoops Classic, appeared on KXPN’s Doug and Daddy Show to talk about the upcoming event. Below is a link to the interview.
Tino with Doug and Daddy on KXPN