Thunder Classic Basketball Tournament – 1/19/2017

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Jackson Heights 35, Hiawatha 28
Marysville 70, Silver Lake 56
Nemaha Central 49, Falls City 40
St. Mary’s 60, Horton 45


Hiawatha vs. Horton – 2:30 PM (7th Place)
Jackson Heights vs. St. Mary’s – 4:00 PM (5th Place)
Silver Lake vs. Falls City – 5:30 PM (3rd Place)
Marysville vs. Nemaha Central – 7:00 PM (1st Place)

Marysville game will be LIVE on KNDY AM 1570/FM 94.1

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.