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  • High school football: Norman North's Quan Hogan building on versatility

    Trent Shadid | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Norman North’s Quan Hogan shined as a do-everything running back in his sophomore season a year ago. Hogan rushed for 1,003 yards and caught 69 passes for 830 yards with 17 total touchdowns as a key part of a Timberwolves offense that averaged over 40 points per game. This season, the 6-foot-1,...

  • McGuinness' Jennings Jarman injured in scrimmage

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    McGuinness’ quarterback battle twisted last week when senior Jennings Jarman suffered an ankle injury early in the Irish’s scrimmage at Lawton MacArthur. Jarman was held out of the rest of the scrimmage for precautionary reasons and may not play in Thursday’s scrimmage at the Mustang Preview....

  • Video: Mustang's Jayden Chestnut feels team is primed for state title

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Mustang pitcher Jayden Chestnut is off to a dominant start this season with two perfect games and two no-hitters. I wrote about that this morning and you can read it here. But the Oklahoma commitment also feels the Broncos are ready to win their first championship since 1988, even with five...

  • Westmoore to use running back by committee

    Trent Shadid | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    After featuring mostly a one-running back offense last season, Westmoore will transition to using a multitude of players at the position in 2014. Coach Adam Gaylor expects to have Terrel Skinner and Mike Hotchkins take over most of the carries, and says standout receivers Stephan Robinson and...

  • Piedmont quarterback Lucas Richert suffers knee injury

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Piedmont quarterback Lucas Richert’s status for Friday remains unclear after he suffered a knee injury in last week’s scrimmage against Kingfisher. Richert originally injured the knee last basketball season, tearing his anterior cruciate ligament. The hope now is that it’s just a sprain. “We...

  • Edmond Memorial takes volleyball title in Broken Arrow

    Scott Wright | Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Edmond Memorial improved to 8-0 on the young volleyball season, sweeping its way to the championship at the Broken Arrow Tournament over the weekend. Memorial took out Tulsa Kelley in the title match, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-23, getting 13 kills from sophomore Alli Evans, who was named tournament...

  • Video: OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley participates in ALS ice bucket challenge

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association got in on the ALS ice bucket challenge this week. Executive director Ed Sheakley participated, while also pledging to personally make a donation to help fund research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Click here to watch video of Sheakley...

  • Edmond North's Colter Baca among amateurs in Oklahoma Open

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Edmond North sophomore Colter Baca shot a 1-under par last weekend in the Oklahoma Golf Association Oklahoma Open Amateur Qualifying to seal one of 15 amateur spots in this weekend’s Oklahoma Open at Oak Tree National in Edmond. Baca, who is only 15 years old, is part of a very small group of...

  • Casady's Josh Wariboko-Alali top-rated Oklahoman on Rivals 250

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Rivals.com released its updated list of the country’s top 250 recruits Tuesday morning with four Oklahomans making the list, including Casady offensive lineman Josh Wariboko-Alali. Wariboko-Alali is ranked No. 77, the highest of any player from the state. He currently holds 24 scholarship offers....

  • Carl Albert's Corey Zangari has solid showing in Under Armour All-America Game

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Carl Albert senior Corey Zangari was impressive Saturday night in the Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The right-hander who is verbally committed to Oklahoma State earned the start for the National team, throwing two scoreless innings. He also competed in the home run...

  • Edmond Santa Fe's Ashton Preston adds SMU offer

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Edmond Santa Fe defensive back Ashton Preston added his second scholarship offer Saturday despite being verbally committed to North Texas. SMU became the second college to offer the 5-foot-11, 179-pound cornerback. Preston tweeted the offer. He verbally committed to North Texas on July 2, but...

  • Anadarko's Ashley Beatty commits to Oral Roberts

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Anadarko guard Ashley Beatty verbally committed to Oral Roberts University on Saturday, putting to rest her recruiting as the school year gets underway. “I don’t have to worry about getting a scholarship or anything,” she said. “I can just go out and play.” Beatty said she chose ORU after...


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Scott Wright


A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene.

He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, writing about athletes like Blake Griffin, Sam Bradford, Adrian Peterson, Dez Bryant and Brandon Pettigrew before they moved on to outstanding professional careers.

He also has covered small college athletics, minor league sports and NASCAR. Currently, he specializes in high school sports, football and basketball recruiting, and coverage of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

Jacob Unruh


Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the Tahlequah Daily Press and the Tulsa World. From there, Unruh spent three years at the Lawton Constitution covering prep sports and Oklahoma football before joining The Oklahoman sports staff.

Trent Shadid

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Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High School.