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State Volleyball Tournament Champions Crowned Saturday

The Kansas State High School Activities Association wrapped up the 2017 high school volleyball season with the annual State Championship Tournaments on Saturday.

In Class 3A, Thomas More Prep took home the title, defeating Cheney 25-22, 18-25, 25-19. In the 3A consolation match, Hesston defeated Nemaha Central 25-20, 25-7.

In Class 2A, Heritage Christian Academy from Olathe took home the crown, defeating Goessel 25-23, 25-15. The consolation match had Valley Heights defeating Smith Center 25-17, 25-20.

Class 1A Division I had Centralia taking the crown over South Central 25-17, 26-24. Sylvan-Lucas won the consolation match, defeating Pretty Prairie 25-14, 25-20.

Northern Valley was the 1A, Division II State Champion, defeating Otis-Bison 25-15, 25-17. Wheatland/Grinnell finished in 3rd place, winning the consolation match over St. John’s/Tipton 25-21, 25-20.

Complete results from all 8 classifications can be found at http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/Volleyball/State.cfm

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
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.

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