Twin Valley League Boys Tournament Bracket Changed Due To COVID-19



ONAGA, KAN. – The 2021 edition of the Twin Valley League basketball tournament is underway this week at both Onaga High School for boy’s competition, and Frankfort High School for girl’s competition.

Due to COVID-19 protocols this week, two teams on the boys’ side have dropped out of the tournament. This has caused some changes to the schedule for Friday and Saturday.

The top seed Clifton-Clyde boys will advance to the TVL Championship game after Centralia was forced to drop out of the tournament. They will play the winner of the Hanover vs. Troy contest, scheduled for Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Onaga. The championship game is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Saturday in the north gym at Onaga.

In the boy’s consolation, the Linn Bulldogs were forced to exit the tournament as well. Valley Heights will now face Axtell at 6:00 p.m. Friday in the south gym.

Today’s Country 95.5 KNDY will have live play-by-play coverage from the tournament with the following schedule.

6p – Valley Heights Girls vs. Frankfort
7:30p – Hanover Girls vs. Doniphan West

6p – Valley Heights Boys vs. Axtell
7:30p – Hanover Boys vs. Troy


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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