Tag Archives: Austin MN

Packers Slam New Prague for Section Title

17 Mar

In this post, we had the exciting conclusion of the Packers punching their ticket to Williams Arena with a last-second Alley-Oop.

Here are the rest of the highlights from the hard-fought win:

See the stories in the Austin Daily Herald and Austin Post-Bulletin and on KAAL and KTTC.

Zach Wessels paced the Packers with 19 points, while Joe Aase and Collin Weisert had 9 each, Tom Aase 4 and Zach Vierkandt 2.

The Packers face St. Paul Johnson Wednesday at noon at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus. More details on tickets and bus transportation will be available Monday morning and will be posted here.

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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!

Packers rout Rochester Mayo

4 Feb

The Austin Packers notched their 13th win of the season last night as they raced to a 49-21 halftime lead on the way to a 78-47 home win over Rochester Mayo.

The win avenged a 53-5o loss Dec. 16 to the Spartans and kept the Packers home record perfect at 7-0.

Joe Aase led the Packers in scoring with 28 points, while Tom Aase added 16 (including a pair of first-half dunks) and Zach Wessels scored 10.Goliath Oboyo had 7 points, Nate Schwab and Bret Lukes 5 each, and Zach Vierkandt, Ajuda Nywesh and Curtis Oberbroeckling 2 apiece.

Here are the video highlights:

See the story in the Austin Daily Herald.

The seventh-ranked Packers, 13-4 on the year, face another big game today as they travel to Minneapolis to face Washburn, currently 16-2 and ranked third in the state.

Packers Stay Perfect at Home

18 Jan

The Austin boys raced to a 48-26 halftime lead Tuesday and cruised to a 77-55 win over Winona to run their home record to 6-0.

Joe Aase led the Packers with 26 points (20 in the first half), while Zach Wessels added 14, Tom Aase scored 11, Bret Lukes 8, Collin Weisert 7, Nathan Schwab 5, Goliath Oboyo 4 and Zach Vierkandt 2.

Read the story in the Austin Daily Herald, and watch the highlights:

Next up for the Packers is a trip to Rochester on Friday to face John Marshall.

Packers Thrash Faribault for 5th Straight

10 Jan

The Austin boys started fast and never looked back as they routed Faribault 74-19 Tuesday night in Big Nine Conference basketball action.

The Packers built leads of 13-2 and 32-7 en route to a 48-11 halftime lead, and all of the Packers saw significant playing time. Joe Aase led the Packers with 16 points, while Collin Weisert had 14; Zach Wessels 11; Tom Aase 9; Bret Lukes, Goliath Oboyo amd Zach Veirkandt 5 each, and Nate Schwab, Tommy Olmsted, Curtis Oberbroeckling and Ajuda Nywesh, 2.

Here are the highlights:

See the Austin Daily Herald story for more. The Packers return to action Friday night in Rochester when they face Century, one of four teams (including Austin) tied at the top of the Big Nine.

Packers Thump New Prague in Season Opener

7 Dec

After overcoming first-game jitters that saw them trailing 21-19 at halftime, the Austin Packers outscored the New Prague Trojans 36-11 in the second half for a 55-32 win against the defending Section 1AAA champions on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

The 23-point loss was New Prague’s worst at home since Jan. 17, 2008, when the Trojans lost by 25 to Edina. For Austin coach Kris Fadness, it marked career victory #250, running his record as a head coach to 250-201.

The Austin boys had balanced attack, with nine Packers getting into the scoring column. Joe Aase, Tom Aase and Goliath Oboyo each scored 10, while Zack Vierkandt had 8, Colin Weisert 5, Zach Wessels and Bret Lukes 4 each, Nate Schwab 3 and Dan Gatbel 1. Here are the highlights:

See the story in the Austin Daily Herald.

The 1-0 Packers next head to Cedar Falls, Iowa Saturday for another non-conference contest. They open the conference season at home Tuesday against Albert Lea.

Packer drop close regular-season finale

10 Mar

Last Friday at Packer Gym the Austin boys lost a close contest to Rochester Century before a raucous crowd.

The Packers fell behind by double-digits before rallying to tie in the final minute, eventually losing on an Ater Manyang put-back of a teammate’s airball with seven seconds remaining.

Joe Aase had 21 points for the Packers, while Andrew Kaiser scored 14, Zach Wessels 13, Tom Aase 5 and Jay Ettinger 2.

Here’s the Herald story.

The Packers finished the regular season 13-11 and began section play last night. Highlights coming soon.


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