Dedicated Sports Leaders Honored By MN High School League


January 31— The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) honored the 2016-2017 Officials’ Years-Of-Service Recipients and our area has another local official to be proud of. John Klinnert of Underwood was recently recognized for 40-years of service as an official. He joins Chuck Evert, another local official, in the 40-years club as Chuck is in his 42nd year of officiating. The two have worked together for years, having worked about 1,000 games together. In addition, last fall at the Minnesota State Volleyball Tournament, Underwood’s very own volleyball coach, Diane Ross, was inducted into the Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The purpose of this honor is “to recognize outstanding contributions from individuals whom have promoted Minnesota High School Girl’s Volleyball.” (Pictured above l to r: John Klinnert, Chuck Evert and Diane Ross)