TURNER – When it comes to success in high school softball, the Turner Lady Falcons are always in the conversation in Oklahoma.

TURNER – When it comes to success in high school softball, the Turner Lady Falcons are always in the conversation in Oklahoma.

With multiple state tournament appearances in fast and slow pitch softball in recent years, the ladies in blue have always made sure people know who the Lady Falcons are wherever they go.

Another constant associated with the Lady Falcons softball team has been the numerous All-State selections throughout the recent years.

Rylee Carter can now be added to that proud list and tradition.

Carter was selected as a member of the Small West squad and will represent Turner High School at Oklahoma Christian University in June during the Oklahoma Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-State game. 

She will be joined on the squad by Ringling’s Kassidy Perkins.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Rylee,” Turner coach Shane Hill said. “She is a true testament to what happens if you stick with something and work hard at it. Rylee went from being a DH most of her freshman and sophomore years to becoming an All-State player.”

“She’s a piece of a very big pie in this program,” Hill added. “Everyone has a role in this program and Rylee understands that perfectly. She was very successful in playing her role, and is just an overall great person as well.”

This season, Carter went out in style for the Lady Falcons as she totaled a .391 batting average to go with a .477 on base percentage. She also totaled 36 hits for the season to go with 10 RBI and 50 runs scored.

Carter is also a member of the Lady Falcons basketball team, who are off to a 3-1 start to the season. In the first two games of the season, Carter scored 20 points in THS’ first two victories of the year.

“I was kind of nervous at first about the All-State process,” Carter said. “But once my mom called me and let me know then it made me really excited about it. This just shows that all the hard work you put in will eventually pay off.”

“I wouldn’t trade my high school experience for anything at Turner,” Carter added. “Coach (Shane) Hill being the coach he is isn’t easy on you. But he’s helped make me the athlete I am today and I’m very thankful for that.”

Following the All-State game, Carter will be moving on to play college softball at Murray State College in Tishomingo.