Hillsboro Tops Hoxie For 2A Volleyball State Championship; Smith Center Wins 3rd Place



Hillsboro defeated Maranatha Academy 25-15, 25-16
Hillsboro defeated Sedan 25-10, 25-8
Hillsboro defeated Smith Center 26-24, 25-20
Maranatha Academy defeated Sedan 25-22, 25-12
Smith Center defeated Maranatha Academy 25-22, 27-25
Smith Center defeated Sedan 25-14, 25-9
Hillsboro 3-0, Smith Center 2-1, Maranatha Academy 1-2, Sedan 0-3


Hoxie defeated Inman 25-20, 25-23
Hoxie defeated St. Mary’s Colgan 25-19, 25-14
Inman defeated St. Mary’s Colgan 25-22, 25-18
Inman defeated Valley Heights 25-18, 25-13
St. Mary’s Colgan defeated Valley Heights 25-14, 21-25, 25-14
Valley Heights defeated Hoxie 25-21, 25-21
Hoxie 2-0, Inman 2-0, St. Mary’s Colgan 1-2, Valley Heights 1-2


1:00 PM – Hillsboro defeated Inman 25-10, 25-22
1:00 PM – Hoxie defeated Smith Center 25-13, 25-13

Hillsboro defeated Hoxie 25-11, 25-22 for 1st Place
Smith Center defeated Inman 25-10, 25-22 for 3rd Place

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.sunflowerstateradio.com
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 2020 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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