Bluehawk Winter Jam

The Bluehawk Winter Jam has been canceled for 2019 due to scheduling conflicts.

Please call Hauli Sabatka if you have questions 402.462.6566 or


Boys & Girls Youth Basketball Tournament

Boys Grades 3-8 and
Girls Grades 4-8

February 2020

Held at Hastings St. Cecilia, Hastings, Nebraska
$125 per team

  • Multiple Divisions
  • 3 Games Guaranteed
  • Medals to Top 3 Teams in Each Division
For questions, contact:
Jerald Kissinger 402-469-5518
Matt Rossow 402-460-7132

Mail registrations to:
Hauli Sabatka
Hastings Catholic Schools Nevrivy Center
604 N. St. Joseph Ave.
Hastings, NE 68901
Office 402.462.6566
Cell 402.960.8015
Fax 402.462.6567

Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2019



Sponsored by: Hastings Catholic Schools, Hastings, NE

DATES: February 2020

DIVISIONS: Boys - Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Girls - Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

ENTRY FEES: Registration fee for all teams is $125 up to 10 players. Each additional player will add $10. There will be no refunds after registration has been submitted. A $75 fee will be retained if the event is cancelled due to weather.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, January 28, 2019 is the deadline. Register early, divisions will fill.

BRACKETS: Tournament directors reserve the right to combine grades if necessary to complete a bracket. All teams are guaranteed 3 games. Completed brackets will be emailed on Monday, February 4, 2019.

AWARDS: Medals will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place teams in 6 team and 8 team brackets. Medals will be presented to the 1st and 2nd Place teams in 4 team and 5 team brackets.

PLAYERS: Player must compete in their grade classification. However, younger players may participate in older divisions. Player can only compete on one team in the tournament. If incorrect information is provided, the player and team may be ineligible. No changes in rosters will be allowed after the first game unless approved by the Tournament Directors. The roster in the scorebook for the first game will be the certified roster for the tournament. It is the coachs responsibility to verify players and numbers in the official scorebook prior to each game.


  • Games will consist of 8 minute quarters.
  • Game clock will be ran by an STC volunteer.
  • The home team of each game will need to provide a volunteer to keep the official book.
  • The clock will stop on all free throws, time-outs, injuries, and the last minute of each quarter.
  • All teams must have numbered jerseys.
  • A team may press to a 20 point lead. There will be no press allowed in 3rd grade boys & 4th, & 5th grade girls.
  • Press Exception: Full court press is allowed in ALL divisions in the last one (1) minute of 4th quarter and all of overtime IF game is within 10 points.
  • Pool Play Tie Breaker = points allowed
  • 1st overtime will be 2 minutes.
  • 2nd overtime will be sudden death. First team to score 2 points in the 2nd overtime will be the winner.
  • 2 timeouts per half. 1 time out in overtime. No carryover.

BALLS: Intermediate size ball (28.5) will be used for all divisions. Each team must provide their own warm-up balls. Game ball will be selected by referee from team balls from warm-up.

SPORTSMANSHIP: HCS Bluehawk Winter Jam promotes good sportsmanship by the athletes, coaches, and spectators. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Inappropriate comments or actions directed at the officials, athletes, coaches or team representatives will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the tournament.

OFFICIALS: Two (2) paid officials will be provided for each game.

ADMISSION: There will be a gate fee of $5.00 per adult and $3.00 per child (Kindergarten-8th) each day.

CONCESSIONS: Full Concessions will be available during the tournament.


St. Cecilia Catholic Church
301 West 7th Street (located right next to the gym)
Hastings, NE
Saturday at 5 pm, Sunday at 7 am, 9 am & 11 am

St. Michael's Catholic Church
715 Creighton Avenue
Hastings, NE
Saturday at 5 pm, Sunday at 8 am, 9:30 am and 11 am


Tournament Directors:
Jerald Kissinger, 402-469-5518,
Matt Rossow, 402-460-7132,

Registrations to:

Hauli Sabatka
Hastings Catholic Schools Nevrivy Center
604 N. St. Joseph Ave.
Hastings, NE 68901
Office 402.462.6566
Cell 402.960.8015
Fax 402.462.6567