Norton Continues Play In The AA/AAA State Legion Baseball Tournament

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The Norton American Legion Baseball team will continue play at the AA/AAA American Legion State Tournament in Hays this week.

Norton lost the opening round on Wednesday, falling to Sabetha 15-0. Norton faces Iola approximately 8:00 p.m. Thursday. That game will be live on Classic Hits 106.7 KQNK and our mobile app/website.

Norton will continue pool play on Friday, as they face Russell at 10:00 a.m. That game will also be on Classic Hits 106.7 & 1530 AM KQNK, as well as our mobile app and website.

Teams advancing out of pool play will play on Saturday.

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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.