Hastings Basketball: Welcome

Welcome to the Hastings Basketball Boosters Web Site. 

Our site is designed to offer parents, participants and the community exciting news and information regarding our basketball programs.

Our programs are designed to provide Hastings Area youth an opportunity to play organized basketball in a positive and motivational environment. We do this by providing learning and development opportunities at a competitive pace. Participants will develop basketball skills, leadership abilities, self confidence and they will learn how to successfully interact with others to achieve a common objective. We hope all participants develop a pure joy of the game, and learn the value of basketball as a lifetime fitness activity.

New information is added to this site weekly so feel free to check back frequently. 

Click here for 2014-2015 Boys Basketball Preview Video

Scully and Zak

Pictured: Coach Olson, Pete Zak, Tom Scully and Coach Feikema

Raiders Honor Scully and Zak           Photo by Beck Photography

The Hastings Boys Basketball team feels very fortunate to have great support from their fans and basketball boosters.

Hastings Boy’s Basketball Raider Fan Award

Tom Scully is a true fan. He has been in attendance at almost every home game and many away games. We know that he’s been watching us since our ninth grade season. When you speak to him, he can tell you about many past players as well as present. Whether we are winning or struggling, on our home court or away, he has been a constant presence in our cheering section. We would like to acknowledge his dedication and loyalty as a fan, his consistent presence at our games and his positive support of the Raider basketball program for many seasons by awarding him the “Hastings Boy’s Basketball Raider Fan Award”.

Better Every Day Award

Pete Zak is the boys traveling director. His enthusiasm and leadership have helped our basketball boosters take Hastings basketball to another level. We appreciate all the boosters, but tonight would like to honor Mr. Zak. In addition to the countless hours he puts in coaching traveling teams and camps, attending booster meetings, etc. his legacy will include the implementation of: The 10,000 shot club -the basketball players in Hastings made over 1,000,000 shots this summer; Better Every Day Summer Camp; Blue Gold Night which kicks off our season with events for all teams from grades 4 – 12; and many other initiatives that promote and celebrate Hastings basketball. He has made us better basketball players and stresses the importance of being leaders, hard working team-mates and student athletes. For this we would like to thank Pete with an award based on his motto: "Better Every Day".



Skoyen Hits 1000 Points!!                   (Photos by Beck Photography)

Raiders fans in attendance Tuesday night December 9th, 2014  got to witness something that has only happened 6 other times in Hastings boys basketball history.  Early in the second half of the contest against Park-Cottage Grove, Skoyen drained a three to put himself into the record books.  Skoyen became just the 7th player in Hastings boys basketball to score a 1000 points in their varsity career.   Skoyen came into the game just 12 points short of 1000.  Shortly into the second half, Skoyen reached the 1000 mark and finished the game with a team high 29 points.  Doug Plumb still holds the all-time scoring mark at 1275 points.

                                     Year        Points

  1.  Doug Plumb        2006       1275
  2. Shane Monjeau    2010       1206
  3. Michael Bauer     1999        1204
  4. Nick Gmiterko      2010       1066
  5. MikeMoes            1988        1050
  6. Sam Skoyen        2014       1017 (and counting)
  7. Jake Ryan            2009        1013    

2014-2015 Hastings Raiders Boys Basketball Players

Photo by Beck Photography

2014-2015 Hastings Raiders Girls Basketball Players

Photo by Beck Photography

10,000 Shot Club  - Congratulations to the 2014 members -

The Hastings Basketball Boosters recently completed the 5th Annual 10,000 Shot Club for the summer of 2014.  In the inaugeral year 2010, 18 players successfully made 10,000 shots.  This past summer the boys and girls in the Hastings basketball program made over 1 million shots. The final total was 1,009,882 made shots and 75 players made over 10,000 shots.

The 10,000 Shot Club is for Hastings Basketball Players (boys and girls) entering Grades 4-12.  Players have the months of June, July and August to successfully make 10,000 shots.  Those who meet this daunting task are then made official members of our shot club.  

2014 Members include:

Shot club members include: Izzy Arnold, Jackson Ashenbrenner, Nolan Ashenbrenner, Luke Blattner, Justin Boe, Jake Brake, Mallory Brake, Tori Brake, Noah Brenny, Danny Brown, Jacob Brown, Drew Davis, Joe Dittrich, Jack Dunn, Tyler Engel, Ashley Fritz, Marissa Fritz, Brady Gullicks, Linnea Hanson, Brandon Haraldson, Devon Haraldson, Grant Hollar, Brendan Holm, Tara Johnson, Tori Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Will Johnson, Lucas Knoll, Evan Koenigs, Noah Kullmann, Colin Kummer, Audrey Langworthy, Olivia Langworthy, Sawyer Levos, Shea Levos, Sully Levos, Owen Matzek, William Matzek, Evan McGinnis, Noah Meshak, Logan Nelson, Zach Nelson, Brian Nielsen, Craig Nielsen, Carter Olson, Dylan Peterson, Sam Pfaff, Lauren Rohr, Tommy Rowan, Jacob Sandquist, Charlie Scharr, James Scharr, Maggie Schlottman, Matt Schlottman, Dominic Scudera, Maleec Sellner, Sam Sheperd, Jacob Shimota, Sam Skoyen, Connor Smith, Jay Sorg, Josh Speak, Jack Stordahl, Jeff Stordahl, Ben Streeter, Jacob Streeter, Joseph Swanson, Justin Swanson, Trey Swanson, Megan Tietjen, Billy Utecht, Carson Whyle, Colby Zak, Joe Zak and Levi Zak. 

Photo by Denny Beck Photography

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