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Bring the Red Sea to Target Center!

22 Mar

Band and Student TC

The Austin Packers are playing in the State Class AAA Championship Game Saturday night, and Austin High School has arranged for student fan buses to help bring a wave of Red to fill Target Center. Here’s the announcement from the school district:

Austin High School has reserved six student fan buses for the game on Saturday. Cost will be $6.00 for the fan bus.  Permission slips can be picked up at Austin High School on Friday, March 22, 2013 during regular school hours, or you can Download the form here.

Signed permission slips can be turned in to the Cashiers Office on Friday, March 23, 2013 and they can also be turned in from 8:00 – 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in the Cashiers Office in the high school. Fan buses will load at 2:45 PM and depart at 3:00 PM. Buses should return to Austin around 11:00 PM.

Note that we were only able to secure school buses, so these buses are open to both students and adults, but the charge for adults to ride the bus is $10. Elementary and middle school students may ride the bus only if accompanied by a parent. Riders will need to purchase their game admission tickets when they arrive at Target Center. Student tickets are $9 and Adult tickets $14.

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If you can’t make it to Williams Arena tomorrow…

19 Mar

…you can tune in to KAUS AM 1480 to hear Dan Bettlach and sidekick Jimmy “Voice of the Packers” Lemar with all the action. If you live outside of the Austin area you can hear it streamed live here.

Here are the remixed highlights from the Packers’ section final win, with audio added from the KAUS broadcast:

The Austin Daily Herald also will have a live chat about the game on their site. If the Packers advance to the semifinals the game Thursday will be carried on KAAL’s digital channel 6.2.

Thanks to all of the Austin-area media for their great coverage of the Packers this season!

Aases Make All-Star Series

19 Mar

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Austin High School Seniors Joe Aase and Tom Aase have been selected to play in the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Series.

Four teams of 10 graduating senior players will play in the series. Joe was named to the Gold team, while time will play for the Maroon. See the rosters.

The games will begin Friday, April 5 at St. Cloud State University at 7 p.m. with Gold vs. Maroon and Blue vs. Green. The series continues Saturday, April 6 at Macalaster College in St. Paul with games at 2:15 and 4 p.m.

Ride the Packer Express to Williams Arena

18 Mar

BusThe Austin Packer Fast Break Club is happy to cooperate with Austin Public Schools to help provide bus transportation for Packer fans to get to Minneapolis for the State Basketball Tournament.

The Packers’ first game is Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, where the Packers will face Blake.

Buses will be available for students and for adults. Students will ride school buses while adults will have a coach bus.

The bus tickets for students are $15 each (including the $9 student admission game ticket), while for adults the cost is $40 (including the $14 game ticket.) ** Please note that game tickets are non-refundable.

The buses will begin loading at 10:15 a.m. and will depart from Austin High School at 10:45 a.m. for the 2 p.m. game.

To reserve your spot on the bus, get to the Austin High School Activities office by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday with your payment. Students also will need a signed release form. Please pick this up at the cashier’s office at Austin High School, or download below.

If the Packers win Wednesday their semifinal game will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Buses also will be available for that game, and those interested in riding will need to pay in advance, also by 12:00 Tuesday, to reserve their spots. If the Packers don’t play Thursday, the cost of the second trip will be refunded.

Contact the Austin High School Activities Office with any questions. Below are the forms you will need to turn in with payment by noon Tuesday:

Student Fan Bus for Wednesday

Student Fan Bus for Thursday

Adult Fan Bus for Wednesday

Adult Fan Bus for Thursday

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Medal Ceremony for Section 1AAA Champs

17 Mar

The Austin Packers successfully defended their Section 1AAA title on Friday March 15, 2013 at Mayo Civic Arena in Rochester, Minn. Following the overtime win, the Packers received their medals and the captains claimed the trophy. Here’s the ceremony:

The Packers begin State Tournament play Wednesday at 2 p.m. against Blake at Williams Arena.

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