Little River Wins 1A DI State Volleyball Championship Over South Gray; Centralia 3rd Place



Central Christian defeated Rawlins County 25-14, 25-20
Centralia defeated Central Christian 27-25, 25-16
Centralia defeated Rawlins County 25-20, 25-23
Rawlins County defeated South Gray 25-21, 12-25, 25-21
South Gray defeated Central Christian 25-12, 25-21
South Gray defeated Centralia 24-26, 25-23, 25-16
Centralia 2-1, South Gray 2-1, Central Christian 1-2, Rawlins County 1-2


Clifton-Clyde defeated Olpe 25-22, 25-21
Clifton-Clyde defeated Spearville 25-22, 21-25, 25-22
Little River defeated Clifton-Clyde 25-17, 25-8
Little River defeated Olpe 25-12, 25-10
Little River defeated Spearville 25-11, 24-26, 25-19
Spearville defeated Olpe 25-18, 19-25, 25-18
Little River 3-0, Clifton-Clyde 2-1, Spearville 1-2, Olpe 0-3


9:00 AM – South Gray defeats Clifton-Clyde 25-21, 25-16
9:00 AM – Little River defeats Centralia 25-17, 25-13

Little River defeats South Gray 25-15, 23-25, 25-7 for 1st Place
Centralia defeats Clifton-Clyde 25-11, 25-20 for 3rd Place

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 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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