The Packers began the 2014-2015 season with a victory Tuesday night over Winona 59-44 . The Packers started a new line up this year, led by senior Gach Gach. The other starters included seniors Noah Brehmer, Levi Vierkandt and Nik Gasner. Zach Coffey a junior also started the game for the Pack. Dylan Gasner a junior and a pair of sophomores, Kyle Oberbroeckling and Joe Kroymann also saw significant playing time coming off the bench. The Packers were led in scoring by Gach Gach. The scoring column was fairly balanced with Gach Gach 17, Zach Coffey 13, Levi Vierkandt 8, Nik Gasner 8, Dylan Gasner 7, and Noah Brehmer 6. See the Packer Highlights. You can also read about the game at the Austin Daily Herald. For video coverage see the KAAL TV report (it may take a few seconds to load). The Packers will travel Tuesday, Dec. 2nd to take on Faribault for the second game of the season.
The boys basketball team is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 22nd at the Austin Eagles Club from 8 am to 10:30 am. The team is selling tickets for $6, you can also buy your ticket at the door. The Eagles Club in Austin is located at 107 11th Street NE.
The boys started practice last week and competed at a scrimmage at Tri-City United over the weekend. The boys played well against Marshall Senior, Prior Lake and Tri-City.
Plan to come to the Pancake Breakfast Saturday and meet this year’s team and coaches! The first game of season will be the home game vs. Winona. on Tuesday, Nov. 25.
The Austin Boys Basketball program will be holding basketball camps this summer. The camps will be for first graders through Seniors in High School. See the Austin Daily Herald for details.
Another Austin Packer has decided to continue to play basketball in college. This time it is Senior Bret Lukes. Bret recently signed with Hamline University in St. Paul. Read about Bret’s decision in the Austin Daily Herald
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.
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.
Read more about the game in the Austin Daily Herald.
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.
Here are the highlights: