SULPHUR — When it comes to being known for things as it pertains to athletics, Sulphur’s Makella Mobly has quite the resume.
SULPHUR — When it comes to being known for things as it pertains to athletics, Sulphur’s Makella Mobly has quite the resume. She’s been a state qualifier in track multiple times over, as well as being a member of multiple Lady Bulldogs state softball teams in fast and slow pitch. She’s also been a member of a state tournament team in basketball. While her smile and speed have become trademarks throughout her four years at Sulphur High School, Mobly now has another title that she can hang onto after graduation, All-State member. Mobly will be one of three Sulphur softball players dawning the red and white one last time as a member of the Middle West All-State team along with teammates Macenzie Ruth and Kady Lynch, as well as head coach Heath Gilbert when the All-State games take place in June 2020 at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond. “Makella has been solid since the first day she stepped on the field as a freshman,” Sulphur coach Heath Gilbert said. “She started at third base and then moved to shortstop her sophomore year. By the time she became a senior, she had made such huge strides as a player for us, and she was making so many unbelievable plays on the field.” “We never had to worry about Makella’s bat,” Gilbert said. “We always knew she would finish the season batting around .500 or so every year. I’m extremely proud of her being named All-State, and whichever position they put her at in college she is going to excel at.” This season, Mobly gave the opposition headaches at the plate as she finished with an impressive batting average of .557, to go with a .605 on base percentage. She totaled 59 hits with 48 runs scored and 14 RBI’s for the season, along with a .948 fielding percentage. For her career she finished with a .515 batting average with a .548 on base percentage with 251 hits and 196 runs scored. Mobly was also a Lake Country Conference All-Conference selection this season, and was a member of the All-Ardmoreite softball teams her sophomore and junior seasons. After playing her last high school game of her career, she will be heading off to Seminole State College, where she will get to be teammates with fellow Lady Bulldog Kady Lynch for two more years. “Getting named All-State was a dream come true for me,” Mobly said. “It just meant all the hours and hard work I’ve put in were worth it. I’ve been together with Kady since we started T-ball. Now we get to go play together for two more years at college and it’s just an awesome blessing.” “I’ve been blessed to have been a Sulphur athlete these last four years,” Mobly added. “I’ve gotten to play alongside some of the best players in softball, basketball and track. My coaches have been amazing and I love them all. Having Macenzie and Kady earn All-State the same year as me just makes this that much more special.”