Area Teams Qualify For State Basketball Tournaments

Several area high school basketball teams qualified for the state tournament on Saturday. Below is a list of match ups and times for area teams. Broadcast schedules will be announced later this week, but Marysville games will be live on AM 1570/FM 94.1 KNDY.

2. Marysville Girls (17-4) vs. 7. Nickerson (12-10) – Wednesday 3:00 PM
White Auditorium – Emporia
3. Marysville Boys (18-3) vs. 6. Topeka-Hayden (15-7) – Thursday 4:45 PM
White Auditorium – Emporia

2. Nemaha Valley Girls (21-2) vs. 7. Roval Valley (15-7) – Thursday 3:00 PM
Hutchinson Sports Arena

6. Valley Heights Girls (19-5) vs. 3. West Elk (20-2) – Wednesday 8:15 PM
Bramlage Coliseum – Manhattan

2. Osborne Boys (21-1) vs. 7. Centralia (15-9) – Wednesday 6:30 PM
Fort Hays State University
3. Hanover Boys (20-1) vs. 6. Rawlins Co. (18-5) – Wednesday 8:15 PM
Fort Hays State University
4. Hanover Girls (18-3) vs. 5. Frankfort (19-4) – Thursday 4:45 PM
Fort Hays State University

7. Axtell Boys (11-11) vs. 2. Elyria Christian (20-2) – Wednesday 6:30 PM
Dodge City
2. Beloit St. John’s/Tipton Girls (19-4) vs. 7. Axtell (13-9) – Thursday 3:00 PM
Dodge City

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 90 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.