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Section Celebration

18 Mar

In previous posts about the Packers’ section championship victory over New Prague, we featured the game-winning dunk and its immediate aftermath, as well as a more complete set of game highlights.

Here is video from the ensuing crowd celebration, as well as the Austin players receiving their medals and the team trophy:

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Crowd-Sourcing the Alley Oop

18 Mar

Tom Aase’s game-winning Alley-Oop dunk as time expired was a prime example of the teamwork needed for success in basketball. It was made possible by everyone on the floor playing their part:

  • Tom Aase inbounding to Goliath Oboyo who passed to Nate Schwab
  • Schwab passing to Tom in the corner and taking the return pass and rotating the ball back to Zach Wessels,
  • Joe Aase flashing toward the high post as a decoy, and
  • Tom Aase cutting past the back screen from Oboyo and taking the perfect pass from Wessels to win it.

All of this was expertly choreographed by Packer Head Coach Kris Fadness, and now his son Zach – a co-captain on last-year’s team – has put together a synchronized video of that play from various sources that lets you see the play from every angle. You’ll definitely want to go Full Screen for this one:

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STATE BOUND 2012 Shirts Available

17 Mar


Packer fans can get a STATE BOUND 2012 T-shirt like the ones given to the team members Friday night for $12 through Tim Duren and Games People Play. The deadline for ordering is noon on Tuesday. Call Tim at 279-0026 or send him your order by email, including your name, phone number, size(s) and quantities.



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Pack the Fan Buses!

12 Mar

The Packer Fast Break Club (Like us on Facebook) is sponsoring and subsidizing the cost for fan buses to Friday night’s Section 1AAA Final against New Prague.

The school buses will leave from Austin High School at 6 p.m. and will return after the game. The cost is only…

$1 for students


$5 for adults!

To reserve your spot, click the appropriate link below and print, complete and sign the form and return it to the Austin High School Activities Office with payment by noon on Thursday, March 15.



Update: The first adult bus will be a coach bus instead of a school bus, so get to the AHS Activities Office and sign up early if you want to be sure to get on the coach bus.

Game tickets may be purchased separately at the Mayo Civic Center when you arrive. Game time is 8 p.m.

There also is a big concert at the Mayo Civic Center Friday night. There is plenty of parking and it is free, but parents and fans should be notified that they may have to walk a few blocks from the lots. The ramp across the street from the Civic Center may be full.

Packer fans have fueled an undefeated home record this year. Now it’s time to build that enthusiasm to an even greater scale at Mayo Civic Center to earn a trip to State!

Thanks to 3-Point Club Members!

15 Jan

The Packer Fast Break Club raises funds each year to provide equipment, services and and to pay entry fees for the Summer tournaments that help the team get better. The list of current members is here.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed! If you would like to join them, send your tax-deductible contribution to:

Packer Fast Break Club
c/o Sherri Wessels
2001 W Oakland Ave
Austin, MN 55912-4619

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