Alumni Update: Austin’s Maxfield named Star of the Week

Published 9:48 pm Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Austin grad Adam Maxfield, 19 year old forward on the Gillette Wild of the NA3HL, was named Frontier Division Star of the Week.

Maxfield played a big role in a sweep of the Glacier Nationals as he had five points and was a +4 in the two wins. On Friday, Maxfield had a goal and two assists in a 7-2 win. On Saturday, he racked up two more assists in a 7-1 win. For the season, Maxfield has 23 points in 31 games played.

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“Adam has been a big part of our team since coming to us in October. He played great for us over the weekend against Glacier with his physical play and his size and speed are going help us make a strong push for the playoffs,” said Gillette head coach Brendon Hodge.

Former Bruin Nick Lehr has played in 11 games for a total of 40 minutes this season for the Minnesota Gophers. Lehr has has allowed four goals and made 10 saves.


Austin grad Bret Lukes made his first start for the Hamline University men’s basketball team on Monday and he grabbed a career-high eight rebounds for the Pipers (4-12 overall) in a 71-49 win over Macalester College. Lukes added two points in Monday’s game that saw him play 22 minutes.

Austin grad AJ Nywesh has been on a tear for Lake Region State College (18-5 overall).

He had 17 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in a 101-99 win over Dakota College at Bottineau Monday and Nywesh had 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a 100-95 win against United Tribes Technical College Jan. 20.

Austin grads Zach Wessels and Tom Aase both had an impact as the University of Sioux Falls (11-9 overall) lost 70-68 to Minnesota State Jan. 23.

Aase, who started the game and played 27 minutes, had five points, six rebounds and three blocks on 2-of-3 shooting and Wessels had four points, three rebounds, one steal and one on assist on 2-of-3 shooting in 10 minutes.

Austin grad Gach Gach had three points, 10 rebounds and three steals in an 82-61 win over Dakota County Tech for North Dakota State College of Sciences (14-6 overall) Jan. 23.

Southland grad Jana Schammel had nine points on 4-for-7 shooting and she tallied four rebounds and two assists for John Brown University (11-9 overall) as it beat Bacone Jan. 23.

Three area grads chipped in as RCTC’s women’s basketball team beat Minnesota West Jan. 20.

Hayfield grad Jo Bungum had 11 points, six assists and three steals, Hayfield grad Jessie Foster had eight points, seven assists and three steals and Austin grad Jenna Svoboda had 10 points and eight rebounds.


Austin grad Sela Fadness had a couple of big meets early this season for Hamline University.

She scored a 9.275 and took second in the vault in UW La Crosse Jan. 22 and Fadness had the highest individual floor exercise score for Hamline University as she had a 9.45 in the Oshkosh Triangular Jan. 16.