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Packers Double Kasson-Mantorville in Section Opener

6 Mar

The Austin Packers showed flashes of excellence punctuated by some choppy patches Wednesday night on the way to a 71-35 first-round win at home against Kasson-Mantorville.

The top-seeded Packers built a 46-17 lead just after halftime, and the game got to running time with about six minutes remaining, but the second half wasn’t as crisp as the first. Joe Aase and Zach Wessels each scored 14 points, while Ajuda Nywesh had 13, Tom Aase 9, Bret Lukes 7, Gach Gach 6 and Collin Weisert and Curtis Oberbroeckling 4 each.

Here are the highlights:

Next up for the Packers will be fifth-seeded Winona, 68-64 winners over fourth seed Waseca. Game time is 7 p.m. Saturday night in Packer Gym


Packers Stay Perfect with Big JM Win

24 Feb

The Austin Packers used their suffocating defense to build a big lead early on the way to a 66-47 win Saturday night at Rochester John Marshall.

Junior Zach Wessels scored a layup in the first two minutes that put him over the 1,000-point mark for his career, and he added 16 more points over the rest of the game to lead the Packers in scoring. Tom Aase chipped in 14 points, Bret Lukes 13, Ajuda Nywesh 9, Joe Aase and Collin Weisert 4 each, Gach Gach 3 and Noah Brehmer 1.

Facing foul trouble that sidelined several players for extended portions of the game, coach Kris Fadness went deeper into his bench and the reserves responded with solid minutes.

See the stories in the Rochester Post-Bulletin and Austin Daily Herald. Here are the video highlights:

The Packers’ win runs their season record to 24-0, tying them for the longest boys basketball winning streak in school history. They wrap up their regular season next Friday night in Owatonna before beginning section play at home on March 6.

Big Nine Champs (Again)

19 Feb

The Packer boys claimed their second straight Big Nine crown Tuesday night with a 61-53 win over a scrappy Winona team in Packer gym.

The Winhawks were fresh from a 81-61 upset Friday over second-place Rochester John Marshall and had won six of their last seven. They got off to an early 8-3 lead, but the Packers came back to take a 29-22 halftime lead. The game remained close through the second half, with Winona pulling within a point on three occasions, but the Packers always had an answer and finally put the game away.

Joe Aase led the Packers in scoring with 25 points, while Zach Wessels had 17 (leaving him at 999 for his career), Tom Aase had 6, Collin Weisert and Bret Lukes 5 each, Ajuda Nywesh 2 and Gach Gach 1.

The Packers are now 23-0 on the year, and the win was their 24th straight at home. Their last home loss was March 4, 2010 to Rochester Century.

See the Austin Daily Herald story, as well as the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Here are the highlights:


The Packers return to action Friday night in Rochester against John Marshall, with an opportunity to tie Austin’s all-time record winning streak.

Packers Clinch Share of Conference Title

16 Feb

Austin traveled to Rochester Friday night and used smothering defense to build a 25-10 halftime lead (and a second-half margin as large as 29 points) en route to a 53-38 win.

The Packers’ victory, combined with Winona’s 81-61 win over Rochester John Marshall, gives the Packers a three-game lead in the Big Nine standings with three games remaining, guaranteeing at least a share of their second straight conference title.

Big 9 Feb 16

Zach Wessels led the scoring with 14, while  Tom Aase added 11, Joe Aase and Bret Lukes  7 each, Ajuda Nywesh 6 and Collin Weisert and Gach Gach 4 each.

See the stories in the Austin Daily Herald and Rochester Post-Bulletin.

Here are the highlights:


The Packers, now 22-0 on the season, face Winona at home Tuesday and can wrap up the conference title outright with a win.

Packers Beat Faribault 78-31

12 Feb

The Austin boys hosted Faribault on Tuesday and came away with a convincing 78-31 win to stay perfect on the season at 21-0. The Packers got off to an early lead which stretched to 43-15 at halftime and was 68-19 when the game reached the 9-minute running time mark in the second half.

Joe Aase paced the Packers with 19, while Bret Lukes had 11, Gach Gach 10, Tom Aase and Ajuda Nywesh 9 each, Collin Weisert and Zach Wessels 8 each and Tommy Olmsted and Ryan Synoground 2 apiece.

Here is the Austin Daily Herald story, and here are the highlights:

The Packers return to action Friday in Rochester against Century.


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