Court damage forces Kingston to hit the road
RABBITVILLE, Mo. — Kingston High School is having to replace its basketball/volleyball/physical education floor after a pipe burst last Nov. and water damage has made it worse as time went along.
So, there will be no more games at KHS this season as they will play the remainder of the season on the road.
The damage was noticeable somewhat during the Kingston-West County Christmas girls’ basketball tournament in December along the out-of-bounds area behind the basketball goal closest to the front entrance of the school.
That damage caused the first-round game between Valle Catholic and Viburnum on Dec. 27 to be moved to the tournament’s other site at WCHS in Leadwood/Frankclay. The problem was temporarily fixed enough to finish out the consolation brackets at KHS in Rabbitville/Cadet.
The floor is the original from when the school was built in the early 2000s. The water damage has since make the court bubble up and is now unplayable.
Neither the Warriors or the Lady Warriors will play anymore at KHS this season. The Warriors completed their conference game last week, while the Lady Warriors host the Lady Cougars Thursday.
Should the schools meet again, it will be in the MAAA Conference Tournament on a neutral court in a few weeks.