Packers lose first game of season to JM and Matthew Hurt.

18 Jan

The Packers just couldn’t find an answer for Matthew Hurt.  Hurt who is a sophomore scored a game high 39 points for the Rockets who beat Austin  75-64.  Anytime the Packers made a run or a big play it seemed like Hurt answered with a play of his own.

Austin was lead by Duoth Gach who had 25 points.  Both Gach added 17 points and 5 assists.  Here is a link to the Austin Daily Herald article on the game.

Because of weather there have been some rescheduled games, and some other changes made to the schedule.  January 23rd will be a home game vs. Mankato East.  January 24th will be a home game vs. Faribault.    February 2nd will be an away game against Owatonna.  February 6th is an away game vs. Kasson Mantorville.  February 17th will be an away game vs. Mankato East.

Monday January 30th will be Paint the Gym Pink night.  T-shirts for the event will be on sale this Friday(Jan 20th) and next Tuesday (Jan 24th).  Shirts will hopefully be available online from the Games People Play website as well.

Pack move to 9-0. JM showdown on Saturday.

13 Jan

The Packers move to 9-0 with a home win against Rochester Mayo.  Austin forced 20 turnovers and had more than a few highlight dunks.  The boys are back in action Saturday at 7:30 in Rochester vs. John Marshall.  This will be a big test for the boys and first place in the conference is up for grabs.

Here is a link to the Austin Daily Herald article about the game.


Packers stay undefeated with 3 more wins.

9 Jan

The Packers beat Stewartville, Rochester Century, and Northfield to more to 8-0.  Here are the links to the Austin Dailey Herald article for the three games: Caledonia, Century, Northfield.

The Boys have a busy week coming up, with a Tuesday game at Mankato East, Thursday at Home vs. Rochester Mayo, and a big game against Rochester John Marshall on Saturday in Rochester.

Packers beat top team in AA for big road win.

28 Dec

Austin traveled to Caledonia and picked up n impressive road win 85-71.  Duoth Gach continued his hot shooting by hitting 6 three pointers on his way  to 24 points. Duoth also had 8 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.  Both Gach added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.

Tate Hebrink had one of his best games of the year with 13 points.  Oman Oman came close to a double double with 10 points and 8 rebounds.

Both teams played well and shot a high percentage.  Caledonia was lead by Owen and Noah King who had 23 and 26 points.

Austin outrebounded the Warriors 33-24 and won the turnover battle 8-10.  Caledonia was ranked number one in class AA at the time of the game.

The boys are back in action Friday at Stewertville.


Pack fight off second half Rally to hold on in Red Wing.

21 Dec

A historic shooting night from Duoth Gach propelled Austin to a a big second half lead.  Duoth went 9-10 from three point range on his way to scoring 31 points.  Duoth started the game with a huge alley oop dunk off and assist from his brother Both.

Red wing had a second half rally when Austin had a stretch of cold shooting.  The Wingers cut the deficit to 3 by hitting a three point shot after Austin missed the front end of a one and one at the free throw line.

Here is a link to the Austin Daily Herald article about the game.  The Packers are back in action on Thursday at home vs. Winona.

Packers hold off late rally to beat Mankato West.

14 Dec

The boys moved to 2-0 after beating Mankato West 81-66 Tuesday night.  Austin had a balanced scoring attack with five players in double figures.  Both Gach led the team with 19 points.  The Packers were 12-13 from the FT line. Here is a link to the Austin Daily Herald article about the game.

The Packers next game is Friday at home vs. Faribault.

Packers win home opener.

7 Dec

The Austin boys forced Byron into 20 turnovers in a 82-69 win Tuesday night in Packer gymnasium. 

Austin was lead by junior Both Gach who scored a career high 34 points.  Gach hit 6 three pointers and went 6 of 6 from the free throw line.  

Austin lead the whole game, often by double digits.  Byron was able to keep it close by making a few runs in each half.  

Click  Here for a link to the Austin Daily Herlad story about the game.  The Packers are back in action Tuesday, Dec 13th at Mankato West.  

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