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  • North Canadian River Conference sets All-Conference Team

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    The North Canadian River Conference named its annual All-Conference Team last week for softball, honoring a few Tecumseh players after they led their team to the Class 4A state tournament. Pitcher Caitlin Bingham was named the Conference MVP, while teammate Aspen Grimes was named the Offensive...

  • OK Big 10 Conference names All-Conference softball team

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    The OK Big 10 Conference released its first All-Conference fastpitch softball team Wednesday, with Choctaw taking home the two big honors. Senior catcher Ashley Reese was named the conference’s Player of the Year and first-year coach Lindsey Mudgett was named Coach of the Year after leading...

  • Choctaw's Jonah Llanusa wins Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Choctaw quarterback Jonah Llanusa rallied from a small deficit Tuesday to win The Oklahoman’s Fans’ Choice Player of the Week honors after helping the Yellowjackets seal a playoff berth for the first time in 30 years last week. Llanusa trailed Meeker’s Tim Whitfield early Tuesday, but won...

  • Judge grants hearing in Bishop McGuinness case against OSSAA

    jacob unruh | Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A United States District judge has granted a hearing between Bishop McGuinness High School and the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association regarding a preliminary injunction filed by the high school over a rule it contests unfairly targets private schools. The hearing will be Nov. 5...

  • The Oklahoman's Class C rankings: Who can challenge the top contenders?

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Cherokee and Tipton have long been viewed as the top two teams in Class C, and it still looks that way. But the list of contenders is getting interesting. There are some solid teams that are a little unknown at this point in the season, like Coyle, which doesn’t have a monster win on its […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class B rankings: Big win boosts Turpin into top 10

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Deciphering who would be in the No. 10 spot in Class B is a migraine-inducing task. The candidates range from three-loss teams that have played incredibly tough schedules, to one-loss teams with softer schedules but solid victories. This week, the No. 10 spot goes to Turpin, which is coming...

  • The Oklahoman's Class A rankings: Central Sallisaw enters the poll

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Lurking for a few weeks, Central Sallisaw finally got the win they needed to boost them into the top 10 . The 48-14 win over Ketchum, which previously had only one loss, gave undefeated Central Sallisaw a solid win on its resume, unseating previous No. 10 Morrison. Morrison isn’t falling because...

  • The Oklahoman's Class 2A rankings: Nowata moves into top 5

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A week loaded with blowout wins resulted in no changes to this week’s Class 2A top 10. Nowata got the most notable win of the week, taking down Vian, which was once ranked No. 2 but has been reeling lately. Still, it wasn’t enough to bump Nowata ahead of Adair yet. Both have...

  • Lawton MacArthur's Will Collins commits to Louisiana-Monroe

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Lawton MacArthur quarterback Will Collins verbally committed to Louisiana-Monroe on Monday, becoming the third quarterback in the 2015 class to commit to a Division I school. Collins, a dual-threat quarterback, entered last week with 1,339 passing yards and 15 touchdowns. He had also rushed for...

  • The Oklahoman's Class 3A rankings: Bethany moves in amid top 10 shuffling

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Class 3A continues to shake itself out more each week, but there are still some huge games ahead that will heavily impact the rankings. This week, Bethany moves back into the top 10 after their home win over previously No. 6 Douglass, 21-13. And there was some other minor shuffling in the poll...

  • The Oklahoman's Class 5A rankings: A new No. 1

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Only two undefeated teams remain in Class 5A, defending champion Guthrie and upstart Ardmore, which is coming off an upset of previous No. 1 Lawton MacArthur. On the strength of that victory, Ardmore moves to No. 1 this week, but the Tigers have only a tenuous grasp on the top spot....

  • The Oklahoman's Class 4A rankings: Sallisaw returns to the poll, Weatherford into top 5

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Since a pair of tough losses to Class 5A Tahlequah and 4A No. 2 Fort Gibson, Sallisaw has gone 3-0 and returns to the Class 4A top 10 this week. Tuttle drops out after a loss to No. 4 Ada, though the Tigers are still right in the mix for a top 10 spot as […]


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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.