Packers edged out

31 Dec

Packers lost another heart breaker by 1 point last night, 53 to 54 to Caledonia.  Austin started fast opening on a 11-0 run. However, Caledonia, got hot and hit several 3 pointers to lead at half by 11 points.  The second half Austin closed the gap but could not pull out the victory.  The Packers (5-6 overall) have now lost six games by a total of 14 points.

Read more at the Herald.  See our highlights here.

Austin scoring: Gach Gach, 21; Zach Coffey, 12; Nik Gasner, 6; Both Gach, 6; Levi Vierkandt, 2; Noah Brehmer, 2; Oman Oman, 2; Kyle Oberbroeckling, 2

The Packers will again be on the road Saturday night, when they travel to Mankato West.

Packers fall to Simley

30 Dec

Packers started slow Monday night, trailing Simley 14 to 24 at the half.  The Pack had better intensity late in the game and made in close but could not pull out the victory.  Austin lost to Simley, 49 to 52.  The Packers will return on Tuesday, to Winona State, to take on a tough Caledonia team.

See more at the Herald.  You see the Game highlights are here.

Austin scoring: Gach Gach, 19; Nik Gasner, 5; Levi Vierkandt, 5; Dylan Gasner, 4; Kyle Oberbroeckling, 4; Both Gach, 3; Zach Coffey, 3; Oman Oman, 2

Warrior Classic Tournament

28 Dec

The Packers will return to action on Monday night at Winona State University.  The Packers will take on Simley (5-4).  Simley is in section 4AAA.  Simley started the season going 5-1 but have lost 3 in a row, most recently at New Prague.  Austin is currently on a 2 game win streak and is also 5-4.

The  Packer will play Simley at 6:45pm at the McCown Gymnasium, the JV will play at 3:15pm.

The Packers will return to Winona State on Tuesday at 6:45pm to play Caledonia (7-1), the JV to play at 4pm.

Packers defeat the Komets

23 Dec

The Packers traveled to Kasson-Mantorville on Monday night and defeated the Komets 62-55.  Austin was led by Levi Vierkandt who was 8-9 from the field for 22 points.  Vierkandt hit a key 3-pointer to put Austin up for good in the final minutes.  Gach Gach had very strong second half, getting rebounds and hitting some key 3-pointers.  It was a good team win as the Packers looked good down the stretch.  Austin is now 5-4 on the season.

The Packers will be in action again on Dec. 29, Monday night at the Warrior Classic at Winona State University. The  Pack will play Simley (5-3) at 6:45pm at the McCown Gymnasium, the JV will play at 3:15pm.  The Packers will return to Winona State on Tuesday at 6:45pm to play Caledonia (5-1), the JV to play at 4pm.

Austin scoring: Levi Vierkandt, 22; Gach Gach, 19; Zach Coffey, 9; Dylan Gasner, 5; Oman Oman, 3; Taylor Peck, 2; Noah Brehmer, 2; Both Gach, 2; free throws: 88 percent (14-for-16)

Read more about the game at the Herald. Catch the news highlights at KTTC TV and KAAL TV.  See our Video highlights here.

Packers defeat Century Panthers

20 Dec

The Austin Boys defeated Rochester Century at home Friday Night 61 to 47.  Austin’s defense again led the way forcing Century into 23 turnovers. Offensively, the Packers were led by the Freshman Both Gach with four 3 pointers, scoring a total of 14 points.

Austin will travel on Monday to play an important section game vs Kasson Mantorville.

You can read more about the game at the Herald.  See also KTTC TV highlights. See our game highlights.

Austin scoring: Both Gach, 14; Gach Gach, 11; Levi Vierkandt, 8; Oman Oman, 8; Noah Brehmer, 7; Nik Gasner, 7; Zach Coffey, 6; free throws: 65 percent (13-for-20); field goals: 37 percent (19-for-52); 3-pointers: 38 percent (10-for-26); rebounds: 26 (Gach, 6); turnovers: 12

Packers Rock the Rockets

13 Dec

The Packers played their best game of the year at home on Friday night, beating what was undefeated, ranked, Rochester John Marshall team 68 to 57.  The Packers moved the ball well and used their pressure defense to force JM into 23 turnovers in the game.  The gym was full and the Austin fans were loud and cheered the Packers on to a very exciting victory.

To quote Rocky Hulne in today’s Herald “The Packers may be sitting at .500, but their three losses are by a combined six points and their three wins are by a combined 40 points.”

Austin scoring: Gach Gach, 21; Zach Coffey, 15; Both Gach, 11; Levi Vierkandt, 7; Nik Gasner, 7; Noah Brehmer, 4; Oman Oman, 3; free throws: 68 percent (15-for-22)

Read more at the Austin Daily Herald.  Also, see the Rochester Post Bulletin.  TV Highlights at KTTC and KAALTV

The Packers will travel to Red Wing on Tuesday night, taking on another undefeated Big 9 team.

Here are the video highlights!

Packers fall to the Raiders

10 Dec

The Packers started strong last night at home versus the Northfield Raiders, leading 33-23 at the half.   However, they were unable to close out the game and lost to Northfield 56-57, falling to 2 and 2 in the Big 9 and 2 and 3 overall.  The Packers were led in scoring by Senior Nik Gasner with 13.

The Packers return to the court on Friday night for a home matchup with a tough John Marshall team.

You can see the highlights from last here.  Read more about the game from the Herald.

Austin scoring: Nik Gasner, 13; Zach Coffey, 12; Gach Gach, 10; Both Gach, 9; Noah Brehmer, 6; Levi Vierkandt, 3; Dylan Gasner, 3; free throws: 70 percent (7-for-10); rebounds: 24 (Gach Gach, 7); turnovers: 14

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