Brummer Gets 8-Man All-Star Nod for St. John’s/Tipton

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    Ty Brummer

    The 33rd Annual 8-Man All-Star Games will take place this Saturday at Trojan Field in Beloit.  Since Tuesday, 80 of the top 8-Man seniors have been working hard in preparation for the games on Saturday.  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

    Tipton Catholic High School graduate Ty Brummer will represent the St. John’s/Tipton Blujays for the DII East squad.

    Brummer had a solid career with the Blujays, especially stepping up his game in his final two seasons.  This past season, as a senior, he ran for 915 yards and 16 TD and also had over 300 yards and a couple touchdowns receiving.  Brummer also became one of the top defenders in the state, as he led the team with 118 tackles.  As a junior, Brummer was second on the team with 98 tackles and he also ran for 857 yards and 13 scores and had 334 receiving yards.  He finished his Blujay career with 313 tackles including ten for loss.

    Brummer has worked hard throughout his career to earn his spot at the 8-Man All-Star Game, as he explains.

    Ty is planning a career in an ag related field and will head off to college to pursue that in the fall.

    Catch Brummer and the rest of the 8-Man DII East All-Stars this Saturday afternoon as they battle the West.  Again, pregame coverage begins at 1:00 with kickoff at 1:30 from Trojan Field in Beloit on KD Country 94, the 8-Man All-Star Radio Network and

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    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.