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  • Edmond Santa Fe's Darran Williams offered by Missouri Southern

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Edmond Santa Fe running back Darran Williams announced on his Twitter page Saturday that he had received his first scholarship offer from Division II Missouri Southern. Williams is one of the top running backs in the state for the 2016 class. He’s coming off a junior season in which he rushed for...

  • Westmoore baseball coach Jarod Freeman steps down to become fireman

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Westmoore baseball coach Jarod Freeman is switching uniforms. Freeman announced his resignation Friday to join the Oklahoma City Fire Department following the completion of the season. “I’ve got to think about my team at home — my two kiddos,” Freeman said. “My heart’s at Westmoore and I wouldn’t...

  • Deer Creek baseball coach Ron Moore resigns

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Longtime Deer Creek baseball coach Ron Moore’s tenure has come to an end. A source told The Oklahoman that Moore recently resigned, closing a highly successful run with the Antlers that dates back to the 2001 season. Attempts to reach Moore have been unsuccessful. Last week, Deer Creek officials...

  • Kingfisher golfer Mason Overstreet wins eighth tournament

    Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Kingfisher golfer Mason Overstreet added another first-place finish to his stellar junior season, taking down a field full of players from larger schools at Guthrie’s Bluejay Bash on Thursday. It was Overstreet’s eighth victory in nine tournaments. Overstreet’s two-round total of 139 edged...

  • OKC Storm duo B.J. Maxwell, Jalone Friday commit to Abilene Christian

    Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    The Abilene Christian men’s basketball team added a pair of national champions to its roster Thursday night. B.J. Maxwell and Jalone Friday, teammates for the homeschool national champion Oklahoma City Storm, verbally committed to the Texas school Thursday, Maxwell told The Oklahoman. Maxwell, a...

  • Offers pouring in for Del City's Terry Wilson, Lexington's Tyler Brown

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Last week’s offers from Nebraska and Colorado were just the start for Del City quarterback Terry Wilson. Three more scholarship offers have come in this week, with two more from Power Five conferences. Arizona State and Texas Tech joined San Diego State in offering the 6-foot-3, 190-pound junior...

  • Former Muskogee standout Tramal Ivy picking up offers

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Former Muskogee defensive end Tramal Ivy added two scholarship offers Thursday after his first season at Butler Community College. Ivy was offered by Minnesota and Arkansas State, he said on his Twitter account. As a senior in 2013, Ivy was a dominant player for the Roughers. He was on The...

  • Oklahoma State offers Norman North shooting guard Lindy Waters III

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Scholarship offers for Norman North junior shooting guard Lindy Waters III have gone from a steady flow to a roaring wave over the last few days. Lower-level Division I programs like Northeastern and Loyola-Maryland helped Waters’ offer list reach double-digits, then Harvard and Yale brought an...

  • OSSAA sets soccer playoff brackets

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the brackets Wednesday for the soccer playoffs that begin next week across the state. The first round is Tuesday followed by the second round next Friday. The semifinals are then Tuesday, May 12 and the championship is that following...

  • Area swimmers hope to save OCCC pool

    Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Earlier this month, it was announced that the Oklahoma City Community College Aquatic Center was going to be closing, because the facility, which houses a frequently used competitive swimming pool, needed $6 million in repairs that the college could not afford. Read about the pool closure here....

  • Oklahoma Officials Association Hall of Fame class announced

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    The Oklahoma Officials Association announced its hall of fame class Wednesday that will be inducted Saturday, July 25 at Westmoore High School. Four officials will be honored that day: Marvin Barbee of Roff, Gary Easley of Claremore, Fred Burris of Lawton and Dale “Bud” Campbell of Sallisaw....

  • Edmond Memorial's Curran Scott commits to play for Mark Price at UNC-Charlotte

    Scott Wright | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    The chance to play for a legendary Oklahoma native was a big selling point for Curran Scott, even if it means going to North Carolina to do it. The Edmond Memorial senior verbally committed to UNC-Charlotte, coached by Enid native and former NBA star Mark Price. “Coach Price was really the...


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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

Copy Editor

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.