KINGSTON, OK - After a strong athletics year in 2017-2018 Kingston had plenty of expectations in numerous sports and the talent to live up to them, but not even the coaches in the department could see what was to come,
"We knew that there was the possibility of have some good things happen. I don't know that I thought it was going to be to this extent, but on a wide range it has just been a great year for all of our sports and our athletics programs," said Kingston boys basketball coach Taylor Wiebener.
"It was one of those years that we would all talk about the talent that we had coming up," said Kingston girls basketball coach Chad Rumer.
"I think that success breeds success and football and fast-pitch started success and it has just continued into basketball and now baseball," said Kingston baseball coach Darron Henson.
The baseball team was the most recent Kingston squad to qualify for a state tournament, bringing the total to eight this year, but the seniors Connor Brister and Rylee Holmes have their eyes focused on another goal, experiencing the joys of a second state title.
"It has been really special, you don't get to do it very often and there are not many classes that get to experience this much success," said Holmes.
"It has been incredible, it is the ultimate goal there is nothing that we could do that would beyond what we have done," said Brister.
While the town hopes to celebrate another state championship, regardless of how the baseball season ends this year, these kids and their impact on the community will live on long after they have graduated.
"Whenever your whole community is behind everything the school and athletic department it is just great because everyone is proud to be a part of one thing," said Kingston junior Dana Wagnon.