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  • Lane Wallace, Yukon golfers off to strong start

    Scott Wright | Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    The Yukon boys golf team is off to its best start in years behind the lead of sophomore Lane Wallace. Wallace has won both tournaments the Millers have played so far this season, leading them to a team victory Monday in the inaugural Yukon Invitational at The Greens in Oklahoma City. Wallace shot...

  • Mount St. Mary promotes Derick Perkins to head football coach

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Mount St. Mary promoted assistant coach Derick Perkins to head football coach Tuesday around one month after former coach Chris Stiles resigned. Perkins has been an assistant for the Rockets the past two seasons after a four-year playing career at Southern Nazarene. “It is truly an honor and...

  • Edmond Santa Fe wins Florida tournament over break

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Edmond Santa Fe’s baseball team is off to a 5-1 start following an impressive spring break trip to Florida that saw the Wolves bring back the championship from the Florida League Invitational. Santa Fe beat Barron Collier 4-2 in the championship game behind pitcher Cameron Kay, who threw six...

  • Owasso's Shake Milton repeats as state's Gatorade Player of the Year

    Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    For the second straight year, Owasso guard Shake Milton has been named the Gatorade Oklahoma Boys Basketball Player of the Year. It marks the third time in the last eight years that a player has repeated as the state’s Gatorade player of the year. Stevie Clark of Douglass won the award in 2012...

  • Bill Dalke steps down as Hobart football coach

    Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    After two years coaching on the football field named for his father, Bill Dalke has stepped down as Hobart’s head coach. “It’s been a great experience,” Dalke said. “To get to coach on the field named after my father has been awesome. The program is heading in the right direction and we hope for...

  • Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference All-Conference girls basketball team named

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    The Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference recently released its Girls Basketball All-Conference team, with Southmoore senior Serithia Hawkins bringing home top honors in the conference. Hawkins, a Houston signee, was named the conference MVP. She led the SaberCats to the Class 6A state semifinals...

  • Longtime Purcell boys basketball coach Lee Reimer retires

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Longtime Purcell boys basketball coach Lee Reimer recently announced his retirement, bringing to end one of the most successful tenures in school history. Reimer made the announcement to bring to an end his 30-year career with the Dragons following the team’s elimination from the area tournament....

  • Suburban Conference announces All-Conference boys basketball team

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    The Suburban Conference named its All-Conference boys basketball team this week with Carl Albert taking home two top honors. Senior Hayden Howell was named the Player of the Year and coach Jay Price was named Coach of the Year after the Titans made the Class 5A championship game. Piedmont...

  • OSSAA's Mike Clark named Mid-Del athletic director

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association assistant director Mike Clark has been named the new Mid-Del Schools athletic director. Clark has been with the OSSAA since 2009. He oversees volleyball, wrestling, academic bowl and soccer. He is a former athletic director at Mustang. He also...

  • Air Force offers Mustang QB Chandler Garrett

    Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Add Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett to the ever-growing list of junior football players with Division I scholarship offers. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Garrett, The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Offensive Player of the Year last season, received his first scholarship offer on Wednesday, from Air...

  • Suburban Conference announces All-Conference girls basketball team

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The Suburban Conference announced its All-Conference Girls Basketball team awards Monday evening with Piedmont taking home top honors. Piedmont senior Hayden Priddy was named the player of the year, while coach Jamie Hill was named coach of the year. The Wildcats made the Class 5A state...

  • OCA All-State wrestling rosters announced

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    The OCA released the All-State wrestling teams last week for the meet scheduled to take place over the summer in the Tulsa metro. The event Is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29. Here are the rosters: Large East 113: Cody Randall, Sand Springs; 120: Christian Moody, Collinsville; 126: Markus...


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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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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.