Legion Post 163 Seniors Season Ends; Juniors Continue Friday in Topeka


Marysville American Legion Post 163 Seniors season came to an end Thursday, suffering a 5-4 loss to top seed, host Sabetha in the championship. Marysville had battled back in the losers’ bracket, avenging an earlier tournament loss to Silver Lake to advance to the title game. With a first-round bye, the Marysville Senior Legion team finished 3-2 in zone play, splitting the pair with Silver Lake, defeating corning and Seneca, then dropping the championship last night to Sabetha 5-4.

Marysville Juniors lost to Salina 4-3 Thursday, after suffering a loss to Iola opening pool play in the state tournament Wednesday in Topeka. Great Bend is on tap next for the Juniors, Friday evening at 6. Pool winners advance to the semifinals Saturday, with a championship to follow.

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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