NCKL All-League Boys Basketball Teams Released

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The North Central Kansas League today released the 2016-2017 All-League Boys Basketball teams. The girls team will be released soon according to the release.

1st Team
Dillon Blain, Wamego
Ryan Wilson, Abilene
Gabe Pieschl, Marysville
Sean Nordberg, Wamego
Brennan Harris, Chapman
Parker Base, Abilene
Bryson Meinhardt, Marysville
Anthony Atkinson Enneking, Clay Center
Dyelan Reed, Concordia
Tucker Robinson, Abilene

Honorable Mention
Ian Nordell, Concordia
Jack Blumer, Marysville
Tanner Hettenbach, Chapman
Adam Lindhorst, Marysville
Ben Veach, Abilene
Billy Bechard, Concordia

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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.