In 1999, the Highlander Basketball Club (HBC) was founded as a non-profit basketball club for girls entering fourth grade through eighth grades who live in the Mequon-Thiensville School District.
Each fall, HBC has tryouts and forms teams for the coming season which begins in November and ends in March with the Highlander Classic Basketball Tournament at Homestead High School.
HBC is the feeder program for Freshman girls basketball at Homestead. Homestead Varsity Girls Head Coach, Corey Wolf, works closely with HBC staff and coaches to make sure all girls have the fundamental skills needed to play Varsity basketball at Homestead.
HBC is also a basketball community. Over the years, each team forms a unique bond of friendship and respect which crosses social groups and our Mequon-Thiensville schools. Our players' parents also develop the same bonds of friendship brought about by exciting wins, hard fought defeats and downtime in between tournament games.
Typically, HBC teams practice twice a week and have games or a tournament within driving distance of your home. We encourage siblings, parents and grandparents to attend as many games as possible to support the girls. Additionally, some games require parent volunteers to run the scoreboard or clock.
HBC is organized by a Board of Directors, but is made possible by everyone involved, including parents. Thank you to everyone who has made HBC a success over the last 16 years!
Joe Ciurlik, Director
Robin Buzzell, Secretary
Jen Zortman, Treasurer
Molly Farrell, Member at Large
Nikki Fitzgibbon, Member at Large
Shane Judd, Member at Large
Brian Konya, Member at Large