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Jesse Schlimgen, of Mitchell, referees a high school volleyball match between Ethan and Tripp-Delmont/Armour earlier this season in Ethan. He’s been officiating volleyball for three years with his father, Joe. (Brooke Cersosimo/Republic)

Schlimgens find officiating high school sports a family affair

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For Joe Schlimgen, officiating high school sporting events has been a family affair.

Over the years, Schlimgen, of Mitchell, has had the opportunity to referee with his three sons, Eric, Nathan and Jesse.

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Joe, who was the superintendent in Plankinton when it started a volleyball program, said he was glad to see the sport catch on and continue to grow.

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Brooke Cersosimo
Brooke Cersosimo is The Daily Republic's sports editor.
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