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The student news site of Owatonna High School.

Magnet

The student news site of Owatonna High School.

Magnet

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Magnet Staffer 2023-2024
Jayden Omangi
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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,...

Joe Zeman is a junior at OHS. This is his first year on the Magnet staff. Zeman is involved in soccer, tennis, concert choir and DECA. For work, he is a referee for both Park & Rec soccer and the Owatonna...

Ella Williams is a senior at Owatonna High School, and this is her second year in Magnet. Williams has been a dancer at Just For Kix for 15 years and is involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters and YoungLife....

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Anna Mollenhauer is a junior at OHS. This is her first year in Magnet. Mollenhauer is involved in girls hockey, soccer and golf. She is also involved in DECA, Young Life and 4-H. Outside of school Mollenhauer...

Aurora Sim is a junior this year at OHS, and this is her first year on Magnet. Aurora enjoys writing, reading, and dancing. Outside of school she is in Just For Kix dance studio and The Studio in Kasson....

Ella Williams is a senior at Owatonna High School, and this is her second year in Magnet. Williams has been a dancer at Just For Kix for 15 years and is involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters and YoungLife....

    Tennis slicing into sections

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    Jayden Omangi
    Junior Thomas Oien looks to slice the ball back to his opponent.

    With the Owatonna Boys Tennis regular season coming to an end, they look to make one final push to secure a good seed for both individual and team sections. The Huskies have a current Big Nine record of 7-3 and an overall record of 10-3 with a rescheduled match against Rochester John Marshall and their Big Nine meet left in the regular season.

    As the team continues to improve and grow, there are many factors that contribute to it. One is the constant practice and competitiveness within those practices. Head Coach Curt Matecjek said, “Whether it be the top of our lineup or down to some of our newer JV players, everybody has been pushing each other on a daily basis, and that makes everybody play better.”

    Just spending that much time with their partners and learning each other’s habits, weaknesses, and strengths allows them to build a stronger relationship together.

    — Finn Loveless

    While the team is super competitive, they still continue to grow and gain better chemistry. Junior captain Finn Loveless said, “Just spending that much time with their partners and learning each other’s habits, weaknesses and strengths allows them to build a stronger relationship together.” 

    While the team’s overall lineup has remained the same for most of the season, the team has now gained back senior captain, Thomas Herzog. This now brings a new approach as he will fit into the rotation once again. Matecjek said, “Prior to Herzog’s return we had many players step up in positions, but with Herzog’s return he will help strengthen our team whether in singles or doubles going into sections.”

    With the upcoming section games the Huskies look to bring their best come that time. Loveless said, “The end of the regular season is where sometimes we start to see injuries or burnout and I think we are just trying to keep the momentum going and not let our intensity drop going into sections.” 

    The Huskies next game is away on Friday, May 10 at 4:15 p.m. against Rochester John Marshall.

    About the Contributors
    Jack Mottl
    Jack Mottl, Writer
    Jack Mottl is a junior at Owatonna High School. This will be his first year in Magnet. Mottl is involved in soccer and basketball. When Mottl is not in school you can find him hanging out with friends, playing video games, and spending time with his family. Mottl enjoys the outdoors a lot. He likes fishing, hiking and climbing. Mottl hopes to gain new skills in his writing and photography. Mottl joined Magnet because he thought it would be a fun experience and help improve his journalism skills. Mottl is excited for a good year 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!