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:
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:
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.
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