Kansas Volleyball Association Rankings – Week 6 – 10/10/18

October 10, 2018, Topeka, KS — The Kansas Volleyball Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Week 6 Volleyball Rankings. Records listed reflect information that was submitted by Monday, October 8.

Rank – School – Record – Last Week’s Rank

Class 6A
1. Blue Valley North 23-1 (1)
2. Lawrence 21-1 (2)
3. Washburn Rural 26-2 (3)
4. Blue Valley 21-6 (4)
5. Gardner-Edgerton 24-7 (5)
6. Lawrence-Free State 17-10 (6)
7. Olathe Northwest 17-11 (7)
8. Garden City 22-9 (9)
9. Topeka 20-8 (8)
10. Shawnee Mission Northwest 20-13 (NR)

Class 5A
1. St. Thomas Aquinas 24-5 (1)
2. St. James Academy 22-4 (3)
3. Bishop Carroll 27-1 (4)
4. Lansing 30-4 (2)
5. Topeka-Seaman 20-8 (5)
6. De Soto 26-6 (6)
7. Andover 25-3 (7)
8. Maize South 31-5 (8)
9. Kapaun Mt. Carmel 22-8 (9)
10. Blue Valley Southwest 18-5 (10)

Class 4A
1. Topeka-Hayden 18-10 (1)
2. Bishop Miege 13-10 (3)
3. Louisburg 24-6 (2)
4. Rose Hill 22-5 (5)
5. Andale 21-6 (6)
6. Independence 25-1 (7)
7. Nickerson 26-9 (4)
8. Ulysses 27-4 (8)
9. Pratt 26-4 (9)
10. Chanute 28-5 (10)

Class 3A
1. Royal Valley 26-1 (1)
2. Silver Lake 25-6 (2)
3. Burlington 26-2 (3)
4. Beloit 27-4 (6)
5. Douglass 27-3 (4)
6. Hesston 23-4 (5)
7. Nemaha Central 22-8 (8)
8. Marysville 22-8 (9)
9. Holton 21-8 (7)
10. Halstead 27-8 (NR)

Class 2A
1. St. Mary’s-Colgan 28-0 (1)
2. Sedgwick 27-2 (3)
3. Garden Plain 21-6 (2)
4. Smith Center 24-5 (4)
5. Meade 23-5 (5)
6. Wabaunsee 23-7 (7)
7. Maranatha Christian 18-4 (6)
8. Jefferson County North 20-6 (NR)
9. Trego Community 21-8 (8)
10. Oswego 21-8 (10)

Class 1A
1. Centralia 30-0 (1)
2. Spearville 32-0 (2)
3. Rural Vista 28-2 (3)
4. Argonia 34-1 (4)
5. Sylvan-Lucas 26-2 (6)
6. Thunder Ridge 23-3 (5)
7. Valley Falls 27-5 (9)
8. Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton 23-5 (10)
9. South Central 25-6 (7)
10. Kiowa County 26-7 (NR)

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.