KNDY Area High School Celebrated Homecoming Friday


Marysville High School named Mercedes Zutterman Queen and Brycen Detimore King. The Bulldogs defeated Clay Center 56-31 at Homer Hanson Stadium.

Over in Hanover, Teagen Zabokrtsky was named Queen with Jonah Webber crowned King. The Wildcats defeated Doniphan West 44-8.

Over in Axtell, Queen was awarded to Kori Schmelzle and King to Derek Buessing. The Eagles defeated Blue Valley-Randolph 58-6.

Frankfort High School held their Homecoming as well Friday, with Grace Schell named Queen along with Garret Dalinghaus King. The FHS Wildcats took Onaga 54-6.

The Centralia Panthers hosted the Riley County Falcons for the Panthers Homecoming game, where Emma Holthaus was named Queen along with Noah Quigley as King. Centralia won over Riley County 54-32.

Across the state line in Nebraska, Diller-Odell hosted Lawrence-Nelson for Homecoming. Melina Kostal was named Queen, and Conner Klecan King. Lawrence-Nelson got the best of Diller-Odell, winning 38-22.

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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