COVID-19 Causing High School Basketball Schedule Changes


Even as the first high school basketball games are set to tip off later this week, changes are already announced as the Marysville home opener with Hiawatha Thursday has been postponed due to Covid-19 issues at Hiawatha.

Hanover high school is announced that the Centralia game scheduled next Tuesday, December 8th will be postponed until December 22nd, with Hanover at Linn slated for Tuesday instead. Fans will not be allowed to attend, per KSHSAA ruling last week.

Marysville will tip-off at Sabetha Friday, with varsity girls at 6, followed by boys. MHS home and away games broadcast live on KNDY AM 1570/FM 94.1. Marysville travels to Valley Heights Tuesday, with the games simulcast on KNDY AM 1570/FM 94.1 and KNDY FM 95.5.

MHS also announced Wednesday that the December 18th game against Chapman has been postponed, with a makeup date to be announced. Silver Lake has also been added to the schedule on February 16th at Marysville High School.

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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