Mid-Continent All-League Basketball Teams Announced

FIRST TEAM GIRLS
Aubree Dewey – Plainville – Sophomore
Aubrey Koenigsman – Thomas More Prep – Senior
Conner Keith – Hill City – Senior
Haven Hamilton – Stockton – Senior
Kayla Vitztum – Thomas More Prep – Senior

SECOND TEAM GIRLS
Carrie Kennedy – Hill City – Senior
Grace Eck – Ellis – Freshman
Jordyn Lowrie – Oakley – Sophomore
Lili Shubert – Trego – Freshman
Taryn Kuhn – Norton – Junior

HONORABLE MENTION GIRLS
Bree Frieling – Smith Center – Sophomore
Hadley Hauser – Norton – Junior
Kacie Timmons – Smith Center – Senior
Lauren Jones – Hill City – Senior
Maeson Dewey – Plainville – Senior


FIRST TEAM BOYS
Creighton Renz – Thomas More Prep – Senior
David McFarland – Thomas More Prep – Senior
Jared Casey – Plainville – Sophomore
Jordan Ford – Phillipsburg – Senior
Trey Sides – Phillipsburg – Junior

SECOND TEAM BOYS
Jace Engel – Oakley – Senior
Michael Lager – Thomas More Prep – Senior
Tanner Copeland – Plainville – Junior
Trey Thompson – Phillipsburg – Senior
Zachary Eck – Ellis – Sophomore

HONORABLE MENTION
Brady Beougher – Junior
Chris VanKooten – Phillipsburg – Senior
Garrett Handley – Hill City – Senior
Hayden Gillum – Plainville – Senior
Kade Hemmert – Oakley – Junior

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.