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Magnet

The student news site of Owatonna High School.

Magnet

The student news site of Owatonna High School.

Magnet

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Averi Vetsch is a junior at Owatonna High School. This is her first year at Magnet. She is involved in DECA, Prom Committee and Young Life. She plays hockey and soccer. In Vetsch's free time, you can find...

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Torrin Smith is a senior here at OHS. He is a football and track captain, who also is in DECA. This is Smith's second year in Magnet, Smith joined Magnet to create something unique that is his own, that...

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Huskies punch their ticket to state

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Jayden Omangi
Huskies take a team picture after their section finals victory.

The Owatonna Football team won the Section 1AAAAA championship game on Friday, Nov. 3 against the Northfield Raiders. The hard-fought win ended in a final score of 35-6. Players, coaches and fans are ecstatic about the team going to the state playoffs.

The Huskies have had a very successful season with a record of 8-2. Head coach Jeff Williams has built the program over the past 27 years. With over 200 wins during his career, Coach Williams is going back to state playoffs for the fourth time. Coach Williams said, “What I’m really proud of is how they came out in the second half and put Northfield away.” The Huskies had an early lead and kept with it throughout the whole game. Going into the second half, the Huskies were persistent and held their own. Coach Williams said, “Our culture has been awesome, and our captains have set the tone, which trickles down to our seniors.” This culture shows exactly who the team is.

Obviously, it was a huge goal of mine coming into the season and it is so surreal now that it actually happened.

— Nolan Ginskey

Senior captain Owen Beyer has made an impact all season. Friday night was no different. Beyer said, “All of the hard work we put in during the summer pays off greatly.” On and off the field, there were many celebrations. Nolan Ginskey surpassed a school record being just the second receiver in Owatonna history to run 1,000 yards in a season. Ginskey said, “Obviously, it was a huge goal of mine coming into the season and it is so surreal now that it actually happened.” Mitch Seykora was also selected to the All- State Team and will play on December 2 at the U.S. Bank Stadium.

The team came together to make one another better and continue to do so. Coach Marc Achterkirch mentioned, “We have to continue to sharpen our sword and get better at the things we do best.”

The Owatonna Huskies play St. Thomas Academy in the state quarterfinals on Saturday, Nov. 11 at noon at Woodbury High School. OHS will do a send off at 2:55 on Friday, Nov. 10 in the commons.

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About the Contributors
Lexie Klecker
Lexie Klecker, Writer
Lexie Klecker is a junior at Owatonna High School. This is her first year on OHS Magnet. Klecker joined Magnet to improve her writing skills and get more involved at OHS. She is involved in Basketball, Track, Choir, DECA, BBBS, SHOC and Link Crew. Outside of school, Klecker enjoys going to the lake, hanging out with her family and friends, shopping and playing basketball. During the summer she nannies and works at The Blast. After high school, Klecker’s future plans include playing college basketball and studying business management. She is excited to write articles and see the behind the scenes of Magnet.
Jayden Omangi
Jayden Omangi, Photographer
Jayden Omangi is a senior at OHS this year. This will be Omangi’s second year in Magnet. He came back because he enjoyed his first year as a writer and photographer. Omangi is involved in Soccer, Deca, and Yearbook. Omangi enjoys playing Fortnite with his duo partner Jackson DeGrood. Omangi is planning on attending college after high school and is still undecided on his major. Omangi looks forward to another great year in Magnet!