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Red Wing's Ben Miller rises for a shot over Austin's Gach Gach during the Packers' 53-37 victory Friday night. Miller had a team-high 1 points in the loss, the first of the Wingers' season. (Republican Eagle photo by Kyle Stevens)

Boys Basketball: Austin reigns over Red Wing

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AUSTIN, Minn. – The last echoes of the Star Spangled Banner were still bouncing off the walls of Austin High School’s gymnasium when Ty Buck hit a 3-pointer to open the scoring of Friday’s highly anticipated matchup between two top-five Class 3A teams.


The raucous crowd, nearly all dressed in Packer red, were silenced. It would be the last time there was any concern for anyone backing Austin.

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Kyle Stevens
Kyle Stevens is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, Kyle worked at the Owatonna People’s Press, as well as KWLM and KLFN in Willmar. You can contact Kyle by phone at (651) 301-7879, via e-mail at, and follow him on Twitter @RE_KStevens.
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