KNDY Area Sub-State Basketball Brackets Released

The Kansas State High School Activities Association posted the 2019 sub-state tournament assignments. Below are the tournaments involving our area schools.

  • 3A Sub-State at Marysville [GIRLS] [BOYS]
    • Atchison-Maur Hill-Mount Academy, Easton-Pleasant Ridge HS, Hiawatha HS, Holton HS, Marysville HS, Sabetha HS, Seneca-Nemaha Central HS, Wathena-Riverside HS
  • 3A Sub-State at Riley Co. [GIRLS] [BOYS]
    • Beloit HS, Clay Center Community HS, Concordia HS, Council Grove HS, Minneapolis HS, Riley County HS, St. George-Rock Creek HS, St. Marys HS
  • 2A Sub-State at Valley Heights [GIRLS] [BOYS]
    • Belleville-Republic County HS, Blue Rapids-Valley Heights HS, Effingham-Atchison Co Community HS, Horton HS, Jackson Heights, McLouth HS, Oskaloosa HS, Winchester-Jefferson County North HS
  • 1A Sub-State at Clay Center [GIRLS] [BOYS]
    • GIRLS: Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton, Burlingame, Hanover, Highland-Doniphan West
    • BOYS: Hanover, Mankato-Rock Hills, Centralia, Burlingame
  • 1A Sub-State at Alma-Wabaunsee [GIRLS] [BOYS]
    • GIRLS: Rural Vista, Southern Cloud, Centralia, Frankfort
    • BOYS: Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton, Randolph-Blue Valley, Lebo, Valley Falls
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.