KSHSAA Releases New Classifications For High School Activities

The Kansas State High School Activities Association on Tuesday released revised classifications for high school football, as well as all other school activities outside of football.

Classifications are based on enrollment figures of 9th grade through 11th grade for football, and 9th grade through 12th grade for all other activates as of September 20, 2017.

The new classifications for high school football will take effect for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Classifications for activates outside of football go into effect immediately.

NCKL SCHOOLS – FOOTBALL ONLY

4A
Abilene – 4A – 366 Students

3A
Chapman – 3A – 259 Students
Clay Center – 3A – 231 Students
Concordia – 3A – 213 Students
Marysville – 3A – 207 Students
Wamego – 3A – 328 Students

TWIN VALLEY LEAGUE SCHOOLS – FOOTBALL ONLY

CLASS 1A – 11-Man Football
Centralia – 64 Students
Troy – 66 Students
Valley Heights – 85 Students

8-Man Division I Football
Clifton-Clyde – 72 Students
Washington County – 65 Students

8-Man Division II Football
Axtell – 38 Students
Blue Valley – 41 Students
Doniphan West – 56 Students
Frankfort – 53 Students
Hanover – 59 Students
Linn – 46 Students
Onaga – 61 Students
Wetmore – 37 Students


NCKL SCHOOLS – ALL ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE FOOTBALL

4A
Abilene – 490 Students
Chapman – 346 Students
Clay Center – 300 Students
Concordia – 280 Students
Marysville – 265 Students
Wamego – 441 Students

TWIN VALLEY LEAGUE SCHOOLS – ALL ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE FOOTBALL

2A
Valley Heights – 107 Students

1A
Axtell – 49 Students
Blue Valley – 54 Students
Centralia – 85 Students
Clifton-Clyde – 88 Students
Doniphan West – 76 Students
Frankfort – 71 Students
Hanover – 76 Students
Linn – 62 Students
Onaga – 79 Students
Troy – 84 Students
Washington County – 90 Students
Wetmore – 48 Students

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.