Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Rankings – 12/10/18

6A GIRLS
1. Derby
2. Washburn Rural
3. Blue Valley North
4. Olathe South
5. Liberal
6. Manhattan
7. Topeka
8. Shawnee Mission Northwest
9. Olathe East
10. Lawrence

5A GIRLS
1. St. Thomas Aquinas
2. Bishop Carroll
3. Maize
4. Spring Hill
5. Goddard
6. McPherson
7. Blue Valley Southwest
8. Wichita Heights
9. Highland Park
10. Sumner Academy

4A GIRLS
1. Bishop Miege
2. KC Piper
3. Circle
4. Baldwin
5. Labette County
6. Ulysses
7. Abilene
8. Augusta
9. Nickerson
10. Andale

3A GIRLS
1. Nemaha Central
2. Haven
3. Clay Center
4. Riley County
5. Royal Valley
6. Sabetha
7. Halstead
8. Eureka
9. Cheney
10. Cherryvale

2A GIRLS
1. St. Mary’s Colgan
2. Hoxie
3. Garden Plain
4. Inman
5. Smith Center
6. Jackson Heights
7. West Elk
8. Wabaunsee
9. Meade
10. Sterling

1A GIRLS
1. Central Plains
2. Olpe
3. Frankfort
4. Spearville
5. South Central
6. Centralia
7. Hanover
8. Rural Vista
9. St. John’s-Tipton
10. Thunder Ridge


6A BOYS
1. Blue Valley Northwest
2. Lawrence
3. Olathe North
4. Lawrence Free State
5. Wichita Southeast
6. Topeka
7. Washburn Rural
8. Blue Valley
9. Wichita East
10. Derby

5A BOYS
1. Wichita Heights
2. Salina Central
3. Andover Central
4. Maize
5. Basehor-Linwood
6. Bishop Carroll
7. St. Thomas Aquinas
8. Kapaun Mt. Carmel
9. Eisenhower
10. Maize South

4A BOYS
1. Bishop Miege
2. KC Piper
3. Trinity Academy
4. Anderson County
5. Parsons
6. Andale
7. Augusta
8. Topeka-Hayden
9. Coffeyville
10. Louisburg

3A BOYS
1. Halstead
2. Cheney
3. Girard
4. Sabetha
5. Silver Lake
6. Collegiate
7. Phillipsburg
8. Maur Hill
9. Holcomb
10. Rock Creek

2A BOYS
1. St. Mary’s Colgan
2. Inman
3. Bishop Seabury
4. Ness City
5. Hoxie
6. Jackson Heights
7. Yates Center
8. Stanton County
9. Hutchinson Trinity
10. Pratt-Skyline

1A Boys
1. Central Plains
2. St. John-Hudson
3. South Gray
4. Rawlins County
5. Little River
6. Hanover
7. Washington County
8. Wallace County
9. Sylvan-Lucas Unified
10. Northern Valley

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.