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Area State Volleyball Set; Lady Bulldogs LIVE on AM 1570/FM 94.1

Marysville advances to the 3A State Volleyball Tournament in Emporia. Second seed in the Minneapolis sub-state Saturday, Marysville knocked off Beloit 25-12 25-15 in the first round, handled third seed Ellsworth in the semifinals 19-25 25-20 25-19, advancing to the championship with top seed Rock Creek, with Marysville winning 25-22 22-25 25-16. The Lady Bulldog volleyball team, now 31-12 comes into the State Tournament the number six seed. Marysville opens pool play Friday at Emporia versus third seed Silver Lake at 9:30, follows with second seed Southeast of Saline at 10:30, and squares off with seventh seed Douglas at 12:30. Nemaha Valley is in the opposite pool, seeded number eight. Competition begins Friday, with Marysville matches live on KNDY AM 1570/FM 94.1. Pool play winners advance to Saturday’s competition.

Washington County was eliminated Saturday in the 2A Sub State semifinals at Mission Valley, losing to the host team which went on to win that tournament.

Centralia advanced to the 1A Division 1 state competition in Hays, winning their sub state with a bye, a win over Frankfort 25-10 25-10, and topping Valley Heights 25-15 25-13. Valley Heights had advanced to the title match with wins over Hanover and Linn.

Baileyville B&B took the Axtell Sub-State, defeating Axtell 25-14 25-13. The Falcons had advanced with a bye and a win over Blue Valley-Randolph. Axtell had a bye and a win over Wetmore.

Centralia opens pool play Friday in Hays as the number three seed, with matches at 9:30, 11:30, and 1:30. Baileyville B&B is in the other division, and come in the number one seed. They play at 3:30, 5:30, and 8:30.

Again, live coverage this weekend of the Marysville Volleyball Team in the State Tournament from Emporia, beginning around 9:30, on KNDY AM 1570/FM 94.1, online at kndyradio.com.

About Bruce Dierking

Bruce Dierking owns and operates Dierking Communications, Inc. with stations KNDY/KNDY FM Marysville, KS since 1988, KQNK/KQNK FM Norton, KS since 1999, and KDNS FM/KZDY FM Glen Elder since 2008. A fifth generation native of Marshall County, and a 1980 graduate of Marysville High School, he began a broadcasting career working part time at the age of 14 for Herb and Ruby Hoeflicker at KNDY. After attending Colby, Kansas Community College, with a major in business and broadcasting, Dierking returned to his hometown covering sports and sales, now having served as the voice of the Marysville Bulldogs, as well as area teams for over 35 years. Active in various leadership roles, he has served as President with the Marysville Jaycees, President of the Kansas Jaycees, and National Vice President with the US Jr Chamber of Commerce. He has been a board member, and past President of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce, served many years as Vice President of Marshall County Development Corporation, served 8 years on the Kansas Association of Broadcasters including Secretary/Treasurer, Chair Elect, and Chairman of the board. He has twice served terms on the Good Shepherd Lutheran School Board serving as President, and held several leadership roles with Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, serving as congregation Chairman. He, his wife Lesa, and daughter Allison are active in many community activities, contributing to, providing publicity for, and volunteering. He is currently active with the Marysville Historic Depot restoration project, serving as Vice President. A mentor to many in the broadcasting industry, Dierking continues an active role in station operations, on the air with the morning show each day, traveling many nights to cover ballgames, and present covering local events for news broadcasts. He is passionate about his community, and the rural midwest. An active historian, genealogy, community development, Kansas and architectural history are among interests. Dierking enjoys travel, having visited nearly every state, and several foreign countries. He is a fan of music, and enjoys reading.