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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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Pancakes with the Packers Tomorrow!

14 Dec

The Austin Packer Fast Break Club is hosting a Pancakes with the Packers fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Austin Eagles Club, from 8-10:30 a.m.

Tickets are just $6 each, with proceeds supporting the Austin boys basketball program. Kids 12 and under get free admission when accompanied by a paid adult.

AM 1480 KAUS Sports Director Dan Bettlach will be broadcasting live from 9-10.

Bring your future Packers out to meet and have their pictures taken with all of their favorite Packers: the kind who wear Red and White (not Green and Gold)!

See you tomorrow at Pancakes with the Packers!

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.

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:

Fan bus details for Wednesday’s games will be announced tomorrow. Follow the Packers on Twitter, and find the Fast Break Club on Facebook to stay up to date on all of the Packer news.

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 Open Season Tuesday in New Prague

3 Dec

The 2011-12 Austin Packers kick off their quest for a March trip to Williams Arena with a journey to New Prague on Tuesday, Dec. 6 to take on the defending Section 1AAA champion Trojans.

The Packers are coming off their third straight winning season, having finished tied for fourth in the Big 9 last year with a 11-7 record, and 14-12 overall.  They return three starters who are still underclassmen, with juniors Joe Aase and Tom Aase, who were all-conference selections last year, along with sophomore Zach Wessels. A strong group of seniors including Goliath Oboyo, Nathan Schwab, Zach Vierkandt, Dan Gatbel and Ryan Larson, along with juniors Tommy Olmsted and Colin Weisert and sophomore Bret Lukes round out a roster with high expectations.

We hope you’ll show up in person for as many games as possible. See the Packers’ schedule for the season and track their progress on the Minnesota-Scores.net site.

We have several options for you to stay up to date with the Packers, aside from the Austin Daily Herald, Post-Bulletin, KAAL-TV and the frequent KAUS AM 1480 broadcasts:

  1. Follow the Packers on Twitter. We’ll be tweeting score updates during games, so if you can’t make the road games, you can get up-to-the-minute news.
  2. Join the Fast Break Club group on Facebook.
  3. Sign up for email updates through the form in the right column.

In addition to the live updates via Twitter, we’ll be posting video highlights after the games on the Austin Packer Fast Break Club channel on YouTube.

Please join us in cheering the Packers on to victory!



Packers Looking Good in Summer Ball

14 Jun

The 2011-12 Packers saw their first action together this past weekend as they participated in a team camp at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. They played well against some top competition, beating a very good Waverly team that won the Iowa Class AAA championship last year and has several returning starters. They also made strong showings against an Evanston, Ill. team and Iowa City West – which made the large-school state semifinals last year in Iowa, and had all of its starters returning.

One of the top games was a contest against the Howard Pulley 16 and under AAU team, one of the top all-star AAU programs in Minnesota. The Pulley team also had a couple of members of its 17U team participating, including Hopkins point guard Siyani Chambers, a member of last year’s Minnesota state champions in class AAAA. The Austin boys battled until the end, when Chambers hit two free throws with six seconds left for the 86-84 Pulley win. Here are some video highlights of that contest:

The Packers head to Ames, Iowa Saturday for the Iowa State team camp, and will be playing together for much of June.

Several Packers are also playing AAU ball, including Brett Lukes who is playing on a strong 15U team, and Joe Aase, Tom Aase and Zach Wessels, who are playing for the Minnesota Fury Gold 16U team that is currently 35-4 on the year. AAU action resumes in July.

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