Kansas Volleyball Association Pre-Season Rankings – 8/22/18


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August 22, 2018, Topeka, KS — The Kansas Volleyball Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Pre-Season Volleyball Rankings. Classifications are estimated based on 2017-18 enrollment numbers and the new classification format for 2018-19. The updated classifications for 2018-19 will be released at the end of September and the rankings will be adjusted as needed.

Rank – School

Class 6A
1. Blue Valley North
2. Olathe Northwest
3. Washburn Rural
4. Lawrence-Free State
5. Gardner-Edgerton
6. Blue Valley West
7. Blue Valley
8. Manhattan
9. Lawrence
10. Garden City

Class 5A
1. St. James Academy
2. St. Thomas Aquinas
3. Lansing
4. De Soto
5. Bishop Carroll
6. Topeka-Seaman
7. Basehor-Linwood
8. Maize South
9. Hays
10. McPherson

Class 4A
1. Rose Hill
2. Topeka-Hayden
3. Louisburg
4. Andale
5. Nickerson
6. Wichita Trinity
7. Circle
8. Santa Fe Trail
9. Ulysses
10. Independence

Class 3A
1. Nemaha Central
2. Burlington
3. Royal Valley
4. Holton
5. Beloit
6. Hesston
7. Thomas More Prep-Marian
8. Silver Lake
9. Cheney
10. Riverton

Class 2A
1. Heritage Christian
2. Smith Center
3. St. Mary’s-Colgan
4. Meade
5. Valley Heights
6. Garden Plain
7. Bluestem
8. St. Marys
9. Sedgwick
10. Plainville

Class 1A
1. Centralia
2. Sylvan-Lucas
3. Goessel
4. Argonia
5. Hanover
6. Thunder Ridge
7. Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton
8. Kiowa County
9. South Central
10. Rural Vista

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Derek Nester
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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 2020 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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