February 11, 2023 | Heartland Events Center

Heartland Hoops Classic

Event information for the 2023 Heartland Hoops Classic coming soon.

Tickets are currently available for purchase at the Heartland Events Center box office and online.

Event Details

15th Annual Heartland Hoops Classic

The Heartland Hoops Classic is an annual high school basketball event held at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. It is a one day event comprised of eight games and features interclass match-ups not normally seen in regular season play. 

This year’s event will feature returning national powerhouse teams including Sunrise Christian Academy (ESPN no. 1) and Wasatch Academy. Debuting at the event is Link Academy (ESPN no. 6), a new high school in Springfield, Missouri that boasts multiple top 25 recruits.

Event Schedule

Saturday, February 12, 2022


Ashland Greenwood vs Northwest


Osceola vs Doniphan Trumbull


Milford vs Humphrey – Lindsay Holy Family


Omaha Concordia vs Aurora


Elkhorn North vs Grand Island Central Catholic


Omaha Westside vs Grand Island Senior High


Link Academy (Branson, MO) vs Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, UT)

Sunrise Christian Academy vs Link Academy
Friday, February 11, 2022

#1 rated Sunrise Christian Academy will play #6 rated Link Academy (based on USA Today rankings as of 1/26/22). The game will take place at Grand Island Central Catholic at 7pm, $10 at the door. There will be no pre-sales or tickets.

Event Venue

Heartland Events Center, Grand Island, NE

Each year, the Heartland Hoops Classic is held at the Heartland Events Center’s Eihusen Arena. The complex is located in Grand Island, Nebraska at the heart of the 220 acre Fonner Park Complex. Join us for an exciting day of competitive high school basketball.

Buy Tickets

Tickets on sale now

Tickets are on sale and available at the Heartland Events Center box office and online. A limited number of courtside seats will be available for premium pricing and can only be purchased through the Heartland Events Center box office.

Single Session

  • Adults & Students
  • Valid for Single Session

2-Session Bundle

  • Adults & Students
  • Valid for Two Sessions


  • Ages 4 and under
  • Valid for Both Sessions

Event Sponsors

Thanks for the Heartland Hoops Classic local sponsors