Austin Senior signs College Scholarship and more Packer News!

19 Apr

The Austin Packer Basketball team and the Fast Break Club would like to thank the Fans for the great support for the team this past year including the State Tournament….what a great year!  Since, the end of the season, we continue to make news so here are some recent articles to bring you up to date.  Go Pack! 

Congratulations to Ajuda Nywesh who will continue his basketball skills in college. Read about Ajuda’s decision in the Austin Daily Herald

In more news, former Austin standout Joe Aase will be returning to Minnesota to continue his basketball career at Minnesota State.  Read about Joe’s decision leave Davidson in the Austin Daily Herald

The future remains bright for Packer Basketball.  Both the 8th and 9th grade boys recently won the Pacesetter Tournaments in Rochester and will be competing now at the Pacesetter State Tournament in June.  See both links here.  Austin Daily Herald 9th grade  and Austin Daily Herald 8th grade.

Austin destroys Holy Family

14 Mar

The pregame buzz around the Target Center from non Packer fans was that Austin didn’t have much of a chance against the enormous Holy Family squad. That buzz was quickly squelched by the 28-3 Packers as they jumped all over the Fire and led 18-8 early in the game and 38-20 at half time. A run was expected from Holy Family in the second half but the Pack didn’t allow it and pushed the lead  to almost 40 with 5 minutes left in the game. Austin closed out the game strong winning 70-42.

The win puts the Packers back in the Class AAA championship game for the second consecutive year with a rematch against DeLaSalle. The game will be played at Target Center, Saturday at 6:00pm.

Sign-up for both the student and community fan buses will be Friday at the High School.

Go Pack!

Read more about the game in the Austin Daily Herald.

Packers advance to semi finals

13 Mar

The 27-3 Packers defeated Alexandria 61-50 in the first round of the State tournament Wednesday at Williams Arena. With the win Austin advances to the semi finals and plays Holy Family Catholic. Game time is 2:00pm, Thursday at the Target Center. The game can be viewed live on KAAL TV 6.2, Prep45.com or listened to on KAUS 1480am.

Read more about the game in the Austin Daily Herald and the Echo Express.

Here are the highlights:

Austin’s awesome 6th man

9 Mar

Support for the Austin Packer Boys Basketball team this year has been fantastic. The spirit, noise, and chaos in the stands has been led by the student section, the “6th Man”.  Here are a couple of examples of the enthusiasm and Packer Pride that exists in Packer gym.

Click on the links below to see the video:

Packer Promotion Commercial

The Red Sea

Austin Packers 3-peat: Section 1AAA Champs

8 Mar

The Austin Packers are heading back to the State Tournament for the third straight year! They defeated Red Wing 55-34 in the section finals, Friday night at the Mayo Civic Center. Austin led 24-19 after Red Wing closed the first half on a 9-0 run. The Pack opened the 2nd half with a 10-0 run of their own and cruised to the victory. The Packers defense was relentless throughout the entire game, holding the Wingers to a season low 34 points.

Read more about the game in the Austin Daily Herald, Rochester Post Bulletin and the Red Wing Republican Eagle.

Austin will begin State Tournament play on Wednesday of this week. The time and opponent will be determined this weekend.

Here are the highlights:

Austin scoring: Bret Lukes 15, Zach Wessels 14, Gach Gach 14, Ajuda Nywesh 10, Curtis Oberbroeckling 1, Jacob Kempen 1

Packers down New Prague

2 Mar

The 2013-14 Austin Packers played their final home game of the season to a capacity crowd Saturday night. The fans were not disappointed as the Packers stretched their winning streak to 15 games defeating New Prague 79-64.  The Pack fell behind early 17-11, tied it at 21 and held a lead for the rest of the game. The win sets up a rematch of last years section AAA final between Austin and Red Wing which will be played at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, 8:00pm Friday.

Read more about the game in the Austin Daily Herald.

Here are the highlights:

Austin scoring: Ajuda Nywesh 29, Zach Wessels 16, Gach Gach 11, Bret Lukes 8, Curtis Oberbroeckling 6, Noah Brehmer 4, Nik Gasner 3, Jacob Kempen 2

Austin advances

28 Feb

The #4 state ranked Packers defeated Faribault for the second time in six days to advance to the section semifinals. Austin’s defense caused numerous turnovers resulting in offensive points as the Pack  led by 25 at half. The Packers went on to win 73-42.

Read more about the game in the Austin Daily Herald and the Faribault Daily News.

The semifinal game will be at 7:00 Saturday in Packer gym against New Prague.

Here are the highlights:

Austin scoring: Zach Wessels 17, Ajuda Nywesh 13, Bret Lukes 10, Nik Gasner 9, Gach Gach 8, Curtis Oberbroeckling 6, Noah Brehmer 3, Zach Coffey 3, Jacob Kempen 2, Levi Vierkandt 2

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