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APDT coach Kayla Sellers named Coach of the Year

When the Austin Packer dance team took third place and earned a medal in high kick this at the Minnesota Class AA Meet this season, ... Read more

6 days ago by Rocky Hulne.

Thompson is hoping for one more spring with the Packers

Austin senior Avery Thompson doesn’t remember exactly when softball became her passion, but she knows that she is counting down the days until she gets ... Read more

1 week ago by Rocky Hulne.

Staying strong in slow times: Austin’s Oliver Andersen is staying creative with his free time

Austin senior Oliver Andersen could pass for a lumberjack in any line-up and he couldn’t resist taking his turn at it when his family was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Rocky Hulne.

Climbing the coaching ladder: Austin grad moves to defensive coordinator

Austin grad Nate Johnson had to take a step into his past to take a step forward in his college coaching career. After a two-year ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Rocky Hulne.

All-Herald Girls Basketball Team

FIRST TEAM Colie Justice, guard, Austin The senior averaged 13.2 points while shooting 71 percent from the free throw line. Justice averaged 2.6 assists and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Rocky Hulne.

All-Herald Boys Basketball Team

FIRST TEAM Agwa Nywesh, guard, Austin The senior finished his career with a bang as he averaged 14.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 4.1 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Rocky Hulne.

Former Packer commits to Alabama

Former Austin Packer Ruth Koang has committed to play college basketball at Division I University of Alabama. Koang, a 6-5 center, averaged 10.6 points and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Way out west: Nywesh commits to Idaho State University

Austin senior Agwa Nywesh will never stop being an Austin Packer in his heart, but he’s paved himself a new path that runs far from ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Rocky Hulne.

A team completes its dream: Austin seventh graders win Big Nine and state titles

The Austin girls basketball program has made a big push in the last two seasons, racking up 41 wins in two seasons and the team ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Rocky Hulne.

Hulne: One crazy week has had a huge effect on sports and life

Last week is, without a doubt, the strangest week I have ever experienced. It began with me doing playoff previews for three area boys basketball ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Rocky Hulne.

Time runs out on Austin boys basketball team

It was a strange and sad day for high school squads across the state Friday. The Austin boys basketball team began the day preparing for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Rocky Hulne.

Albert Lea-Austin game, all winter sports tournaments canceled

The Minnesota State High School League is immediately cancelling the girls’ basketball state tournament, as well as all boys’ basketball section and state basketball tournaments ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

State tournaments affected by COVID-19

The Minnesota State High School League released a statement Thursday with plans affecting upcoming section and state tournaments due to effects from the COVID-19 spread. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

The I-90 rivalry is alive and well for a section title

The I-90 rivalry between Austin and Albert Lea is about to take on a much bigger meaning. The top-seeded Packers will take on the No. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Rocky Hulne.

March Fadness: Austin head coach has built the Packers into force

When Colorado State assistant men’s basketball coach Dave Thorson was looking for a way to break Tulsa’s press defense this season, he knew exactly what ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Rocky Hulne.

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