2017 8-Man Division II All-Star Game Player Info

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Division II East All Stars (Gold)

#0 Peyton Mitchell, Waverly
#2 Blaze Payeur, Pike Valley
#3 Adam Kenworthy, Frankfort
#7 Aaron Henke, St. John’s/Tipton
#8 Dilyn Volavka, Caldwell
#10 Danen Kistner, Hartford
#11 Davis Dubbert, St. John’s/Tipton
#12 Will Bruna, Hanover
#14 Drew Ott, Lebo
#15 Luke Ikerd, Hartford
#16 Kalen Richardson, Linn
#22 Adam Fritschi, Hanover
#24 Mason Runft, Pike Valley
#25 Adam Zarybnicky, Hanover
#29 Drew Beam, Rock Hills
#30 Logan Miller, Central Christian
#31 Andrew Rothfuss, Wakefield
#48 Elias Butterfield, Central Christian
#52 Jedd Rose, Frankfort
#77 Trent Poe, Norwich

Head Coach: Lewis Whitson, Hartford
Assistant Coaches: Don Melby, Pike Valley; Sean Blosser, Caldwell

Division II West All-Stars (Green)

#1 Austin Stroede, Lakeside
#2 Denton Webster, Pretty Prairie
#5 Tyler Lingg, Dighton
#6 Joel Green, Stockton
#8 Gabriel Kruse, Pretty Prairie
#9 Justin Oberle, Chase
#10 Kade Urban, Otis-Bison
#11 Bryce Harms, Hodgeman County
#12 Grady Hammer, Wallace County
#15 Grant Cantrell, South Barber
#20 Dylan Foos, Dighton
#21 Brad Lightfoot, Otis-Bison
#22 Colton Schmidt, Ingalls
#24 Lake Lewis, Dighton
#32 Conner Hill, Chase
#33 Spencer Kimmell, South Barber
#44 Levi Johnson, Wallace County
#55 Austin Teeter, Ingalls
#74 Wyatt Williams, Minneola
#80 Christopher Temaat, Minneola

Head Coach: Vestal Teeter, Ingalls
Assistant Coaches: Matt Cantrell, South Barber; Travis Starr, Otis-Bison

Profiles/Press Releases are courtesy of Barbara & Charles Axtell.

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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.