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The student news site of Owatonna High School.


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Morgan Fisher signs onto the next level

Ethan Armstrong
Morgan Fisher focuses before shooting a free throw during the home opener.

As her senior year nears its end, senior Morgan Fisher is looking forward to upcoming challenges and keeping her academics as best as they can be. One of her biggest upcoming challenges is playing college basketball at Mount Marty University which is a part of the NAIA conference.

Committing anywhere to go to college is a big decision and is tough to make. There are many deciding factors to look over that make any university fit best for you. Fisher said, “When I met the coach and players I immediately knew this is where I wanted to be. The community support and small town atmosphere was exactly what I wanted.” Being surrounded by the right group of people will always make a college decision easy to commit to and this is exactly what happened to Fisher.

Being able to compete at the college level is very hard to accomplish. Hours of hard work and dedication are needed to be able to play at such a level. Fisher said, “To be able to play in college feels amazing. Playing college basketball has always been my goal and I’ve worked hard to get there. I feel blessed to be able to continue playing.” An accomplishment like this does not come easy and Fisher’s hard work has been on display on the court and has finally paid off.

Fisher was very important to the team’s success this past season and played a key role in the team’s play. Head coach Pat Webb said, “Morgan had a huge impact on our team. She led us in three-point shooting and was the floor spacer that we needed. Morgan also was a great passer, which helped us against zones and a good rebounder as well.” Coaches put a heavy workload on Fisher to be a leader on the floor. She was willing to take the challenge head-on and it showed.

Fisher will stay focused on finishing high school as her last couple of months are right around the corner. Fisher has advice for others wanting to play college sports. She said, “Be ready to put in the work. It’s not always going to be fun but it’s worth it.” 

Fisher will be majoring in physical therapy at Mount Marty University in the fall.

About the Contributors
Blake Fitcher, Writer
Blake Fitcher is a junior at Owatonna High School. Fitcher wanted to join Magnet because he wanted to try something new and different, as well as wanting to meet new people and work on his social skills. Fitcher believes Magnet would give him an opportunity to become better at being a journalist. He wants to graduate high school and go to a 2-4 year college to continue his academic and athletic career. He enjoys hanging out with friends in his free time and also listening to music while going out driving with friends. 
Ethan Armstrong, Writer
Ethan Armstrong is a senior at Owatonna High School. He participates in baseball, football, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the musical and Concert Choir. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, being active outside, going on walks with his dog, and playing sports. He lives with his mom, dad, and sister. Being loyal, trustworthy and respectful are three important characteristics about him. He plans to go to a four year college but is not sure of a major yet. This is his second year being on magnet staff. He joined Magnet last year because he wanted to amplify his journalism and photography skills.