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PL to honor referee

Pequot Lakes High School will recognize and honor veteran official Jim Weinzierl before he officiates the Patriots’ boys’ basketball game Feb. 18 against Perham.

The contest will be the last regular-season game of Weinzierl’s 30-plus year career, during which he has officiated more than 1,500 varsity games. He has officiated 23 state tournaments, during which he worked 10 state championship games.

Weinzierl has been a college official for 20 years, an officials’ coordinator and a Minnesota State High School League clinician.

He is a former head boys basketball coach at Park Rapids. Two of his sons are also currently basketball officials.

Currently, Weinzierl is the administrative region secretary for Region 8-1A.

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