Kansas Volleyball Association Rankings – Week 1 (9/5/18)

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September 5, 2018, Topeka, KS — The Kansas Volleyball Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Week 1 Volleyball Rankings. Records listed reflect information that was submitted by Monday, September 3. Classifications are estimated based on 2017-18 enrollment numbers and the new classification format for 2018-19. The actual classifications for 2018-19 will be released at the end of September.

Rank – School – Record – Pre-Season Ranking

Class 6A
1. Blue Valley North 3-0 (1)
2. Blue Valley 3-0 (7)
3. Olathe Northwest 1-1 (2)
4. Blue Valley West 1-1 (6)
5. Washburn Rural 4-1 (3)
6. Lawrence 1-0 (9)
7. Garden City 4-1 (10)
8. Mill Valley 2-1 (NR)
9. Topeka 4-0 (NR)
10. Gardner-Edgerton 1-2 (5)

Class 5A
1. St. James Academy 3-0 (1)
2. Lansing 5-0 (3)
3. De Soto 4-2 (4)
4. Newton 8-0 (NR)
5. Bishop Carroll 0-0 (5)
6. Maize South 7-1 (8)
7. McPherson 6-2 (10)
8. Valley Center 6-2 (NR)
9. Hays 0-0 (9)
10. Andover 7-1 (NR)

Class 4A
1. Topeka-Hayden 4-1 (2)
2. Buhler 6-1 (NR)
3. Louisburg 2-2 (3)
4. Ulysses 6-0 (9)
5. Andale 5-2 (4)
6. Bishop Miege 1-1 (NR)
7. Rose Hill 1-1 (1)
8. Chanute 8-0 (NR)
9. Independence 3-0 (10)
10. Circle 2-0 (7)

Class 3A
1. Royal Valley 13-0 (3)
2. Nemaha Central 6-2 (1)
3. Beloit 2-0 (5)
4. Pratt 10-1 (NR)
5. Hesston 8-2 (6)
6. Silver Lake 4-1 (8)
7. Perry-Lecompton 7-1 (NR)
8. Halstead 6-2 (NR)
9. Wellsville 5-0 (NR)
10. Burlington 5-2 (2)

Class 2A
1. Garden Plain 2-0 (6)
2. St. Mary’s-Colgan 2-0 (3)
3. St. Marys 2-0 (8)
4. Sedgwick 6-1 (9)
5. Bishop Seabury 7-2 (NR)
6. Heritage Christian 3-3 (1)
7. Maranatha Christian 5-0 (NR)
8. Smith Center 2-1 (2)
9. Ness City 4-0 (NR)
10. Meade 2-1 (4)

Class 1A
1. Centralia 7-0 (1)
2. South Central 8-0 (9)
3. Sylvan-Lucas 2-0 (2)
4. Goessel 2-0 (3)
5. Solomon 7-0 (NR)
6. Thunder Ridge 4-0 (6)
7. Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton 2-0 (7)
8. Spearville 3-0 (NR)
9. Central Plains 3-0 (NR)
10. Otis-Bison 6-1 (NR)

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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.