Buffalo Coach Darrell Moore wanted to establish a softball program that would be one of the state's finest, and the he has done just that.
Moore led Buffalo to its first state title in 2002 and two years later, won again in 2004.
Despite continuing to be in the mix year after year, the Bison went six years without winning another title, but finally added another championship trophy in 2010.
Buffalo defended its title last year and look to be in prime position for a possible three-peat heading into the season, with its top players returning to the team.
"When we started this program 20 years ago, the first goal was to win the first state championship in any sport at Buffalo," the veteran coach said. "In 2002 we did that, and have always been in contention ever since. We are very proud of where the program is.
"We are tickled to death how the community has bought into it. You can't do anything without financing. We have the best facilities in the state because the community and kids. It's what our program is built from."
The Putnam County program is loaded again in 2013, returning three All-State selections in Ali Burdette, Chelsey Parkins and Katie Higginbotham.
A dual-threat, Burdette hit .541 and had a 9-2 record with a 1.33 earned run average last season. Parkins hit .460 and had a 12-2 record and 1.75 ERA, while Higginbotham hit .458.