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

Undefeated again in Big 9

23 Feb

The 23-3 Packers completed their regular season schedule Saturday night with a 69-42 win over Faribault.  For the second consecutive year Austin has finished Big 9 play undefeated going 18-0 and have won 44 straight spanning three years over Big 9 opponents. The Pack  jumped out to a 22-0 lead and never looked back with 12 players scoring in the contest and the entire roster seeing action.

A big thanks goes out to all who participated in the “Hoops for Hope” event to raise funds for a cure for cancer. It was a great success.

Read more about the game in the Austin Daily Herald.

Austin received the #1 seed in the section and will play host to the #8  seed Faribault  7:00 pm, Wednesday night, in the first round of section 1 AAA playoffs.  To see how the other sections in Class AAA were seeded go to mn scores.

Here are the highlights:

Austin scoring: Ajuda Nywesh 13, Bret Lukes 12, Gach Gach 11, Zach Coffey 7, Curtis Oberbroeckling 6, Noah Brehmer 5, Jacob Kempen 5, Zach Wessels 4, Nik Gasner 3, Adam Bregstrom 1, Levi Vierkandt 1, Jon Knorr 1

Packers win in dramatic fashion

19 Feb

The Packers ran into a hot shooting Rochester John Marshall team but dominated the final five minutes to get the win 62-60. Austin scored the games final 11 points to pull out the victory in front of a loud JM crowd. The win improves the Packers record to 22-3 and 17-0 in conference play.

Friday night the Pack will hosting Faribault in our Paint the Town Pink “Hoops for Hope” game and will try to complete their second consecutive Big 9 conference perfect record.

Read more about the game in the Austin Daily Herald and the Rochester Post Bulletin.

Here are the highlights:

Austin scoring: Zach Wessels 22, Ajuda Nywesh 13, Bret Lukes 12,Gach Gach 10, Nik Gasner 3, Curtis Oberbroeckling 2

Packers three-peat

16 Feb

The 21-3 Packers clinched a share of the Big Nine title when they defeated Mankato East 73-50 on the road Saturday. Austin once again started strong and held a comfortable lead the entire game hitting over 50% of their 3-pointers and being very disruptive on defense.

A win in one of the final two games, either at Rochester JM on Tuesday or home against Faribault on Friday, will give the Pack sole possesion of the Big Nine title for the third consecutive year.

Read more about the game in the Austin Daily Herald.

Here are the highlights:

Austin scoring: Bret Lukes 24, Nik Gasner 12, Gach Gach 10, Ajuda Nywesh 9, Noah Brehmer 7, Zach Wessels 5, Curtis Oberbroeckling 4, Zach Coffey 2

Packers take care of business

15 Feb

Austin traveled to Owatonna Friday night where the Huskies were looking to avenge a January 10th 23 point loss to the Packers. The Pack had other ideas.  Austin  got out an early lead and were up 34- 24 at the break as they went on to win the game 61-48. The win improves the Packers record to 20-3 overall and 15-0 in the conference.

Read more about the game in the Austin Daily Herald and the Owatonna Peoples Press.

Here are the highlights:

Austin scoring: Ajuda Nywesh 22, Zach Wessels 16, Bret Lukes 15, Gach Gach 8

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