Marysville Jr’s Legion Team Wins Zone Tournament; Advances To State Tournament


By Bruce Dierking – KNDY Sports

Marysville Junior legion baseball team wins the zone tournament, advancing to state in Topeka this week. Top seed Marysville was zone host, and drew a bye in the first round, took 5th seed Oskaloosa 6-3, and dropped 2nd seed Topeka Senators 5-0 going 2-0 in the tournament. Bottom of the bracket had Topeka edging Oskaloosa 8-7 on Tuesday, as those teams go 3-1 and 2-2 respectively.

Marysville Senior legion team is 2nd seed to host Sabetha in their zone tournament. Both have 1st round byes and will open play Monday evening with games at 6 for Marysville, and 8 for Sabetha. First round play set to begin Sunday.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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.

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