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Packer History Highlights: 1981 State Semifinals

28 Feb

Thirty years ago, the Austin Packers played in the Class AA (largest school) Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament. A reunion of that team is scheduled for this Friday, with introductions of the 1981 team at halftime of the current Packers’ regular season finale against Rochester Century.

In the lead-up to the reunion, we’ll be posting highlights from the 1981 tournament. This post includes video from the second-half comeback against top-ranked Minneapolis North, while today we offer first-half highlights from the semifinals against another undefeated team, Chaska:

Upcoming posts include:

  • Tuesday: Second-half highlights from the Chaska game
  • Wednesday: First-half highlights from the championship game against Anoka
  • Thursday: The second half of the championship game
  • Friday: Video from the player introductions and medal ceremony

Turnout for Friday’s reunion looks to be really strong. Here’s who we have confirmed as attending so far:

  • Aase, Lee
  • Anderson, Bill
  • Anderson, Bruce
  • Gabrielson, Randy
  • Hallum, Rob
  • Haugen, Jeff
  • Jacobs, Brian
  • Jensen, Rod
  • Justice, Steve
  • Longueville, Joe
  • Murphy, Pat
  • Nepp, Doug
  • Pesonen, Mike
  • Stevens, Al
  • Stilwell, Deryk (who gets the travel award, as he is coming from Knoxville, Tennessee)

More to come…

Packers drop close one to New Prague

25 Dec

For a while it wasn’t close, as the Packers fell behind 23-7, but then the Pack rallied to cut the deficit to 6 at halftime. Austin got as close as 1 in the second half, and had the ball near the end with a chance to tie (or win with a three), but fell just short of completing the rally.

Let’s go to the tape…

Given the closeness of the game, and the relative low score (53-39), I included all the Packers’ made free throws this time.

Here are the Austin Daily Herald and Post-Bulletin accounts of the game. Joe Aase had 14 for the Packers, followed by Matt Duren (10), Zach Wessels (9), Tom Aase (7), Jay Ettinger (6) and Andrew Kaiser (3).

The Pack will try to get back on the winning track on Tuesday, Jan. 4 when they travel to Rochester to take on John Marshall.


2010-11 Regular Season Schedule

29 Nov

Below is the 24-game regular season schedule for the Austin Packer Varsity Boys Basketball Team (click to enlarge and print).

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