3A-1A State Volleyball Tournament Roundup – 10/27/17

CLASS 3A STATE TOURNAMENT @ EMPORIA

POOL I

Cheney def. Beloit 25-13, 25-14.
Thomas More Prep def. Wellsville 25-21, 25-21.
Cheney def. Wellsville 25-15, 25-15.
Thomas More Prep def. Beloit 25-16, 25-16.
Beloit def. Wellsville 25-17, 13-25, 25-14.
Cheney def. Thomas More Prep 25-10, 25-21.

POOL II

Hesston def. Erie 25-9, 25-14.
Nemaha Central def. Silver Lake 25-19, 25-23.
Silver Lake def. Hesston 18-25, 25-17, 25-19.
Nemaha Central def. Erie 25-13, 25-9.
Silver Lake def. Erie 25-15, 25-3.
Hesston def. Nemaha Central 25-20, 25-19.

SATURDAY

Cheney vs. Nemaha Central – Court A – 10:00 AM
Hesston vs. Thomas More Prep – Court B – 10:00 AM
Championship & 3rd Place – 11:30 AM


CLASS 2A STATE TOURNAMENT @ EMPORIA

POOL I

Smith Center def. Meade 24-26, 25-20, 25-22.
Goessel def. Bluestem 25-11, 25-13.
Smith Center def. Bluestem 25-14, 25-15.
Goessel def. Meade 25-12, 25-11.
Meade def. Bluestem 25-16, 22-25, 25-19.
Goessel def. Smith Center 25-12, 25-23.

POOL II

Heritage Christian def. St. Mary’s-Colgan 25-13, 25-11.
Valley Heights def. Kiowa County 25-17, 9-25, 25-21.
Valley Heights def. St. Mary’s-Colgan 25-19, 22-25, 25-23.
Heritage Christian def. Kiowa County 25-16, 23-25, 25-20.
Heritage Christian def. Valley Heights 19-25, XX-XX, XX-XX.
St. Mary’s-Colgan def. Kiowa County 25-13, XX-XX.

SATURDAY

Goessel vs. Valley Heights – 2:00 PM
Heritage Christian vs. Smith Center – 2:00 PM
Championship/3rd Place – 3:30 PM


CLASS 1A DIVISION I STATE TOURNAMENT @ HAYS

POOL I

Pretty Prairie def. Hanover 25-22, 14-25, 25-7.
Centralia def. Lebo 25-15, 25-18.
Pretty Prairie def. Lebo 25-18, 25-16.
Centralia def. Hanover 25-18, 25-10.
Hanover def. Lebo 25-18, 25-19.
Centralia def. Pretty Prairie 25-14, 25-21.

POOL II

South Central def. Rawlins County 25-23, 25-18.
Sylvan-Lucas def. Southern Coffey Co. 25-12, 25-23.
South Central def. Southern Coffey Co. 25-12, 25-14.
Sylvan-Lucas def. Rawlins Co. 19-25, 25-22, 25-22.
Rawlins Co. def. Southern Coffey Co. 25-14, 25-22.
South Central def. Sylvan-Lucas 25-22, 21-25, 25-13.

SATURDAY

Centralia vs. Sylvan-Lucas – 10:00 AM
South Central vs. Pretty Prairie – 10:00 AM
Championship/3rd Place – 11:30 AM


CLAS 1A DIVISION II STATE TOURNAMENT @ HAYS

POOL I

Otis-Bison def. South Barber 25-11, 27-29, 25-16.
Wheatland/Grinnell def. Fowler 25-16, 25-23.
Otis-Bison def. Fowler 25-22, 25-12.
Wheatland/Grinnell def. South Barber 25-18, 25-20.
South Barber def. Fowler 25-18, 25-10.
Wheatland/Grinnell def. Otis-Bison 25-23, 25-14.

POOL II

Waverly def. St. John’s/Tipton 15-25, 25-20, 25-22.
Northern Valley def. Axtell 25-15, 20-25, 25-21.
St. John’s/Tipton def. Axtell 9-25, 25-8, 25-12.
Northern Valley def. Waverly 25-12, 25-20.
Axtell def. Waverly 25-16, 25-21.
St. John’s/Tipton def. Northern Valley 25-19, 25-22.

SATURDAY

Wheatland/Grinnell vs. Northern Valley – 2:00 PM
St. John’s/Tipton vs. Otis-Bison – 2:00 PM
Championship/3rd Place – 3:30 PM

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.