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  • High school soccer playoff brackets released

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the brackets for the girls and boys soccer playoffs Friday. First-round games begin Tuesday for Class 6A and Class 5A. Class 4A’s play-in games began Thursday and continue later tonight. First-round games follow on Tuesday as well....

  • Slowpitch softball state tournament brackets set

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 10 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the brackets Friday morning for five of the six slowpitch softball state tournaments next week. Class 3A was not released. Not all regional tournaments have been completed. Class 6A, Class 5A and Class 4A play Tuesday at ASA Hall...

  • Mustang DT Deontre Thomas to announce college choice Saturday

    scott wright | Yesterday

    Mustang defensive tackle Deontre Thomas has been one of the more surprising football recruits in the 2017 class to burst onto the scene. And the 6-foot-2, 265-pound defensive tackle exploded. Now, he says he’s ready to make his college decision. He announced Michigan, Nebraska, Ole Miss,...

  • Deer Creek's Michael Fulmer to make MLB debut

    Jacob Unruh | Yesterday

    Former Deer Creek standout Michael Fulmer will make his major league debut Friday, according to the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit Tigers are calling up the right-hander to start against the Twins in place of Shane Greene, who is heading to the disabled list with a blister on his right middle...

  • Former Sooner Dillon Overton named PCL Pitcher of Week

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Former Oklahoma standout Dillon Overton was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year earlier this week. Overton, who is from Weatherford, threw a complete game last week for the Nashville Sounds, holding Colorado Springs to one run on five hits in seven innings of a doubleheader...

  • McGuinness OL Owen Condon's recruitment taking off

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Michigan became the latest school to visit McGuinness sophomore offensive lineman Owen Condon as he continues his rapid rise on the recruiting circuit. Irish coach Justin Jones confirmed Michigan’s visit Wednesday to see the 6-foot-7, 315-pound tackle who recently picked up three scholarship...

  • Oklahoma football: Eight Sooners commits on ESPN 300

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Eight Oklahoma football commits are on the latest ESPN 300 ranking of the nation's top recruits for the 2017 class, released Wednesday. The group of Sooners commits is led by Waxahachie (Texas) wide receiver Jalen Reagor at No. 75. Other OU commits on the list include...

  • Purcell expected to name John Higbee new football coach

    scott wright | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Purcell is expected to name Clinton assistant coach John Higbee as its new head football coach, sources told The Oklahoman on Tuesday. The Purcell school board is set to vote on the recommendation of Higbee’s hiring at a Tuesday night school board meeting. The meeting was not expected to be...

  • Community Christian's Haddon McIntosh breaks state career stolen base record

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Three leg surgeries never slowed down Haddon McIntosh. The Community Christian senior outfielder set the state record for stolen bases Friday and is now nearing the national record. McIntosh has 200 career stolen bases, which passes the record of 193 set by Vian’s Chad Lane from 1998-2001....

  • Yukon's Branden Brus signs to play soccer at ORU

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Yukon soccer player Branden Brus signed his National Letter of Intent with Oral Roberts on Tuesday. Brus, a defender and midfielder, has been instrumental in helping Yukon lock up a playoff spot next week. The Millers are third in District 6A-1 with a 5-2 district record. They are 7-5 overall....

  • Weather causes postponements throughout high school athletics

    scott wright,Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    The threat of severe weather Tuesday afternoon has impacted high school athletic schedules across the state. Oklahoma City Public Schools released students early, and postponed after-school contests. Several other school districts, like Edmond and Mustang, also called off evening activities....

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners commit, John Marshall CB invited to All-American game

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Oklahoma commit and John Marshall standout cornerback Justin Broiles received an invite to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Blessed to have received my official invite to the U. S. Army...

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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.

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