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Packers to Host Kasson-Mantorville Wednesday

2 Mar

The Austin Packers will kick off defense of their MSHSL Section 1AAA title on Wednesday at home against #8 seed Kasson-Mantorville. Game time is 7 p.m. The Packers played the Komets in the first game of the season on Dec. 1, and came away with an 88-54 win.

New Prague grabbed the #2 seed and will host #7 Faribault, while #6 Albert Lea travels to #3 Red Wing and #4 Winona hosts #5 Waseca. See the complete bracket below:

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Here are the links (and top seeds) to the brackets for all of the Class AAA sections (Sections 5, 7 and 8 will be announced Sunday:

Packers Pound Kasson-Mantorville in Season Opener

2 Dec

The Austin Packers opened their 2012-13 season Saturday night in Kasson against the KoMets with a 88-54 win.

The second-ranked Packers used a balanced scoring attack, with four players in double figures and several others getting into the act, too. Tom Aase led the way with 18 points, while Zach Wessels had 17, Joe Aase 16 and Bret Lukes 14. Nik Gasner added 8 points, Gach Gach 7, Ajuda Nywesh 5 and Collin Weisert 3 to round out the scoring.

Here are the highlights:

Next up for the Packers will be Edina on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Minnetonka as part of the Breakdown Sports Tip-Off Classic.

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.

Follow the Packers on Twitter, and find the Fast Break Club on Facebook.

 

Packer Seniors Profiled in Austin Daily Herald

14 Mar

Today’s Austin Daily Herald has a great profile on the Packer seniors – Ryan Larson, Goliath Oboyo, Nate Schwab, Zach Vierkandt – and the road they’ve taken to playing in the Section 1AAA championship game on Friday.

Here’s a sampler:

While they’ve clicked throughout the season for the No. 5 ranked Packers (22-5 overall), who are playing for Austin’s first state tournament berth in 30 years against New Prague this Friday, some of them weren’t even on the basketball radar in Austin a few years ago.

The biggest thing to know is that Goliath Oboyo, Nate Schwab, Zach Vierkandt and Ryan Larson combined for about five minutes of varsity playing time before this season and now they’re all playing key roles on Austin’s best team in 30 years.

Read the whole story.

Follow the Packers on Twitter, and find the Fast Break Club on Facebook.

Be sure to get to Rochester Friday night for the championship game against New Prague. If you need a ride, we have bus transportation available.

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

or

$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.

STUDENT FAN BUS PERMISSION FORM

ADULT FAN BUS RESERVATION FORM

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 defeat Winona 60-40

22 Feb

The Austin Packers went on the road to Winona Tuesday night and came away with a 60-40 win.

The victory, combined with Owatonna’s 63-60 loss to Rochester John Marshall, puts the Packers alone at the top of the Big 9 conference standings with two games remaining:

Tom Aase tied his career high with 21 poins, while Zach Wessels added 13, Goliath Oboyo 8, Joe Aase 6, Zach Vierkandt 5, Nathan Scwhab 4 and Bret Lukes 3.

Here’s the Austin Daily Herald recap. And the video…

The Packers play John Marshall Friday night at home, with a chance to claim at least a share of the conference title by beating the Rockets. It’s also Senior Night for the Packers.

Packers tied for Big 9 Lead

18 Feb

The Packers raced to an early lead Friday night and led all the way in a 69-56 win over Rochester Century Friday night at home.

Joe Aase led the Pack with 21 points, while  Zach Wessels had 20, Tom Aase 15,  Nate Schwab 6, Bret Lukes 3 and  Goliath Oboyo and Collin Weisert 2 each. See the recaps in the Austin Daily Herald and Austin Post-Bulletin.

Here are the game highlights:

The win, combined with an Owatonna loss to Mankato East, means the Packers are now tied with Owatonna for first place in the Big 9 Conference with three games remaining. If the Packers and Huskies win their next two conference games, the title will be decided in a winner-take-all regular season finale Mar. 2 in Austin.

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