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The student news site of Owatonna High School.

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Molly Achterkirch is a senior at OHS and this year will be her third year on Magnet. In school Achterkirch is involved in soccer, hockey, Younglife and Thriving Minds. Outside of school she works as a...

Owen Smith is a senior at OHS this year, this is his first year in Magnet. He joined Magnet because he wants to be a voice for the student body of OHS and enjoys writing about sports. Smith is involved...

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...

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Aza Lewis is a junior at Owatonna High School this year. This is her first year as a Magnet Staff. Lewis is involved in DECA, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Lewis also spends much of her time dancing competitively...

Oran Dowling is a senior at Owatonna High School, this is his first year being on Magnet Staff. He enjoys being in track, football, and Deca. He likes spending time with his friends and family, being outdoors,...

Victoria Contreras is a senior at OHS this year. This is her first year joining Magnet. Contreras joined Magnet because she is interested in bettering her writing and social media skills. She hopes that...

Jirele teeing off into state

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Photo submitted by Owatonna Girls Golf Team
Owatonna Girls Golf team poses for a picture after placing third in section 1AAA.

After a 3rd place finish in section 1AAA and a great season the Owatonna Girls Golf team will be sending sophomore Carmen Jirele to compete individually at the Girls State Golf tournament. 

The Huskies this year were a rather young team with only one senior in the program however, they found great success in the season ending off 29-4 placing second in the Big 9 conference, with 3 golfers being named Big 9 All-Conference. Senior captain Danika Kaytor said, “I thought it was special that our team is so young yet shoots such good scores. I think it was one of the most successful scoring years that Owatonna girls golf has had in a while.” 

My favorite thing about our team is the people and how fun it is to be around them. We had a small team this year so it was fun to get to know everyone and become closer to them. We like to jokingly say to each other  “Don’t suck” before our meets.

— Carmen Jirele

The 1AAA Girls Golf section tournament took place on Thursday, May. 30 concluding with the team finishing in 3rd and Jirele becoming the section champion. Jirele has been the Huskies number one spot throughout the year leading the Huskies in all their competitions. The team has looked to improve day by day helping push each other to be better. Jirele said, “ My favorite thing about our team is the people and how fun it is to be around them. We had a small team this year so it was fun to get to know everyone and become closer to them. We like to jokingly say to each other  “Don’t suck” before our meets.” 

With such a young team the Huskies are looking forward to the next year helping build strong goals to work towards throughout the year. Jirele will be at the front of these Husky goals helping push her team day by day. Head Coach Jason Kaytor said,” I’m excited for Carmen. I think the biggest thing she brings to the team is her dedication to the game and her high level of competition. She’s always wanting to get better.” The season for the Huskies next year will be very interesting to watch as they compete to be one of the best teams in Minnesota.

Jirele will tee off June 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Anoka, Minnesota, for the Girls 1AAA State Golf meet.

About the Contributor
Jose Rosas
Jose Rosas, Editor-in-Chief
Jose Rosas is a senior at the OHS this year. This is his third year in Magnet. He joined because he enjoyed journalism his freshman year and thought Magnet would be a fun learning experience. Outside of school, Rosas is involved in DECA, BBBS, SHOC, Link Crew, Owatonna Thriving Minds, student of the month and soccer. Rosas hobbies include spending time with friends and family, spending time outside and working on a couple of projects. Rosas future plans include finishing high school and going to a four year college to pursue a degree in Bio-Medical engineering. Rosas is looking forward to an awesome year of Magnet.