Norton Bluejays Set For 2022 Topside Tipoff Thursday Thru Saturday In Goodland

The 2022 Topside Tipoff basketball tournament gets underway on Thursday, with the Norton boys facing Ulysses at 3:00 p.m. in the auxiliary gym at Goodland. With a win, Norton would face the winner of Goodland vs. Lakin at 9:00 p.m. on Friday in Max Jones Fieldhouse. With a loss, Norton will face the loser of Goodland vs. Lakin in the auxiliary gym at 9:00 p.m. Friday.

The Lady Jays will face Lakin at 5:00 p.m. Thursday in the auxiliary gym, and with a win the girls would face the winner of Goodland vs. Ulysses in Max Jones Fieldhouse at 7:00 p.m. Friday. A loss would have the girls facing the loser of Goodland vs. Ulysses in the auxiliary gym at 7:00 p.m. Friday.

Classic Hits KQNK will have complete play-by-play coverage of both the Boys & Girls in the Topside Tipoff. Stay with for updates on game times throughout the tournament.

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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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