Oologah’s Karly Wadsworth – Basketball Spotlight Presented by Tulsa Bone & Joint

By Derrick Smith

Karly Wadsworth knows a few things when she laces up her shoes to play basketball. She knows that she has done everything to prepare herself for this moment. She also knows that she will likely make a big impact on the game. Most importantly, she knows that she has the support of her friends and family behind her, especially two special ladies that have made an impact on her life.

“My mom, Darcy Wadsworth, and my grandmother, Donna Porterfield, are my biggest role models,” she said. “They have taught me so much throughout the years and they always support me no matter what. I am thankful for both of them.”

Karly is a senior at Oologah-Talala High School. She plays point guard and shooting guard for the Lady Mustangs basketball team. She is also a member of the school’s soccer team. Recently signed at University of Central Oklahoma to play basketball.

The game of basketball is a love for Karly. She says that there are multiple reasons that she loves the game.

“I enjoy playing basketball because I love the competition and the work it takes to get better,” she said. “It is also a very fun game to play.”

Reaching the level of success that Karly has enjoyed has not come without cost.

“To be successful, it has taken a lot of time and hard work,” she said. “It is also important that you love the game in order to be successful.”

While she loves sports, Karly also knows that her education is the most important thing. One of her teachers has an impact on her that will last long after she graduates high school.

“My favorite teacher would be Mrs. Salt,” Wadsworth said. “She has taught me to be patient and to never give up in school and in life.”

Wadsworth has had many memorable moments on the basketball court, but there is one moment that stands out for her.

“The best memory that I have had is hitting the game winning shot in Catoosa.”

Besides athletics, Karly is also a member of the Student Council, O-Zone, and Naitonal Honor Society.