Austin fans get excited before tip-off with Winona in the Section 1AAA semifinals.
Austin fans get excited before tip-off with Winona in the Section 1AAA semifinals.

The countdown: Top local sports stories of 2013

Published 12:12pm Monday, December 30, 2013

(4) Austin boys basketball wins second-straight Big Nine title and goes undefeated in regular season.

The Packers were truly dominant as they didn’t lose a regular season game, and they won most of their Big Nine games with ease. Most teams simply couldn’t match Austin’s intensity on defense. The Packers’ closest call came in Albert Lea when Zach Wessels had to hit a buzzer beater to top the Tigers.


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