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Senior Night Tonight

17 Feb

The Packers will take on Albert Lea tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 17th.  Tonight we will recognize this year’s Senior Players and Managers.  If you can, come out and cheer on the Packers!

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Packers fall to Mankato East

15 Feb

The Big 9 has been a battle this year and the Packers have competed well, but came up short on Thursday night to Mankato East, 69 to 65.  The Packers held a 1 point lead at the half but had 5 minute scoreless stretch that saw East pull ahead and win by 4.  The Big 9 has some great teams this year and this has provided the Packers great opportunity to play in some great contests.  Due to the level of competition Austin has played this year, we are still rated 13th in the QRF rankings.

Austin has two more regular season home games left this season.  Tuesday, Feb. 17th, will be Senior Night, as the Packers take on the Albert Lea Tigers.  Friday night they will finish the regular season at home vs Owatonna.

Austin scoring:Gach Gach, 18; Nik Gasner, 13; Levi Vierkandt, 12; Noah Brehmer, 6; Both Gach, 6; Zach Coffey, 4; Tate Hebrink, 3; Oman Oman, 3; free throws: 100 percent (4-for-4); rebounds: 27 (Gach, 13); turnovers: 13

Come and support the Seniors and the rest of the Packers Tuesday night!

Read more about the game at the Daily Herald.  

Packers defeat the Century Panthers

11 Feb

The Packers started fast and finished strong to sweep Century this season, winning 65-58.  Austin forced the home team into several turnovers to start the game and moved out for a 10-2 lead and led 31-22 at the half.  However, a slow start to the second half allowed Century to pull ahead by 4 points but the Packers went on a 10-0 run and eventually finished the game on a 25-17 run to win the game. The Packers were led in scoring by Gach Gach with 20 points and Levi Vierkandt with 13.

Austin will play at home on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 pm.  The game had previously been scheduled for Friday, but was moved to Thursday night.  Austin will take on Mankato East.  East just beat Red Wing for the second time this season and are 15-8 on the season.  Come out and cheer on the Pack, Thursday night!

Austin scoring: Gach Gach, 20; Levi Vierkandt, 13; Tate Hebrink, 9; Nik Gasner, 7; Zach Coffey, 7; Noah Brehmer, 5; Kyle Oberboreckling, 4; free throws: 72 percent (13-for-18); 3-pointers: 36 percent (8-for-22)

Read more about the game at the Austin Daily Herald.  The Rochester Post Bulletin.

Packers take Red Wing to OT

8 Feb

The Pack played a great game in front of a fantastic crowd Friday night but just came up short in overtime, losing to Red Wing 56 to 52.  Austin had the #3 ranked team in the state on the ropes, but did not close out the game.  One thing is sure, Austin was not intimidated by Red Wing and looked like the better team much of the game, but Red Wing led by Ty Buck hit a few big shots late and kept Austin from getting the victory.

The Packers were supported by a huge hometown crowd wearing Pink for the Paint the Town Pink Game.  The Fast Break Club again organized the event and donated the funds from the T-shirt sales, half-time hoop shoot and the pass the bucket free-will donations to the Hormel Institute.  Thank you to everyone who came out to the game and supported their fight against cancer.

Austin will be on the road Tuesday as they take on Rochester Century.

Austin scoring: Gach Gach, 17; Levi Vierkandt, 14; Both Gach, 9; Zach Coffey, 8; Tate Hebrink, 3; Noah Brehmer, 1; free throws: 50 percent (10-for-20); rebounds: 25 (Gach, 10); turnovers: 5

You can read more about game at the Austin Herald.  KTTC TV highlights.

Our highlights:

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Paint the Town Pink Game Tonight!

6 Feb

Reminder its our Paint the Town Pink Game tonight. It should be a great game against Red Wing, who is currently #1 in the Big 9 and in the section standings.  Come out and cheer for the Packers and take on the fight against Cancer. Remember to wear Pink!

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