Jason Perry
Kingston speedster Casey Gaines is poised and ready to swipe another base.
’Boro bound

It was a long time coming.
The seniors of the Kingston Lady Jackets had been working toward Saturday afternoon’s 4-1 sub-state victory against Unicoi County in Erwin since at least sixth grade.
“I’m very proud of the girls,” Lady Jacket Coach Wendy Johnson said. “They have worked hard all of their lives and it’s apparent they know what they’re doing.
“God has blessed them.”
The win punched Kingston’s ticket for its first appearance in the softball state tournament for more than a decade.