Sylvan-Lucas Well-Represented at 8-Man All-Star Game

Dylan Streit

The 33rd Annual Kansas 8-Man All-Star Games will take place this Saturday at Trojan Field in Beloit.  80 of the top players in the state checked into camp on Tuesday and are preparing for this weekend’s two games.  The 8-Man DI All-Star Game will get things started with kickoff at 10:00.  The 8-Man DII All-Star Game follows at 1:30.  Pregame coverage begins at 1:00 on KD Country 94 and the 8-Man All-Star Game Radio Network, which is also online at

The Sylvan-Lucas Mustangs will have great representation on Saturday, playing for the Division II West All-Stars.  Owen Krueger and Dylan Streit have both been selected to play in this year’s contest.

Streit has been a key component for the Mustangs over the past few seasons.  In his freshman year, Sylvan-Lucas made the playoffs and finished 5-5.  After missing the playoffs in 2015 and 2016, Sylvan-Lucas got back to the postseason in 2017, falling in the first round to Otis-Bison and finishing the season 8-2.  Streit was a key factor for the Mustangs on both sides of the ball.  He finished his career with 211 tackles and four interceptions on defense and also had 711 receiving yards, seven receiving touchdowns and he averaged 18.7 yards per catch throughout his time on the field.  Streit is pleased to have the opportunity to play in this year’s game and face some opponents from his league that he hasn’t played against on the football field.

Dylan is planning to attend Fort Hays State University in the fall to pursue a degree in Radiologic Technology.

Owen Krueger

Streit’s teammate Owen Krueger is also playing in this year’s All-Star Game.  Krueger spent the first three seasons of his career across the county at Lincoln High School.  He transferred to Sylvan-Lucas for the second semester his junior year and he was a key factor in helping Sylvan-Lucas to a district runner-up finish and a playoff appearance.  Over his entire career, Krueger ran for over 3,000 yards from his running back spot.  Krueger has enjoyed his time at Sylvan-Lucas and is happy to be able to go out one last time as a high-schooler.

Owen is set to attend the University of Saint Mary’s in the fall.  He will play football there and major in Criminal Justice.

Tune in on Saturday as Streit, Krueger and the rest of the DII West All-Stars look for a win over the East.  Again, pregame coverage on KD Country 94 and is at 1:00 for the Division II contest.

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.