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  • Londaryl Perry named Putnam North girls basketball coach

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Londaryl Perry felt it was time for a fresh start after three years at Northeast. The girls basketball coach was officially named the new coach at Putnam North on Monday, bringing him to the same school as his children. “I honestly missed most of my son’s basketball career because I’m always at a...

  • Longtime Choctaw softball coach Steve McIver dies

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Steve McIver hadn’t even received his first retirement check. The longtime Choctaw coach retired this spring but recently died, sending shock throughout the Choctaw community. “When you retire, you think you’re going to get to really live life more,” Choctaw athletic director Todd Dilbeck said....

  • Hall of Fame high school basketball coach Mark Campbell dies

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Collinsville girls basketball coach Mark Campbell died Monday morning in Tulsa after leading the Cardinals to the Class 5A state tournament in his first season. Campbell, 65, was battling cancer for the second time, the Tulsa World reports. He was diagnosed with a recurrence of colon cancer in...

  • Westmoore to host 7-on-7 tournament Saturday

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Westmoore is hosting a 7-on-7 football tournament Saturday that features 12 teams. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. with pool play and tournament play begins in the afternoon. Westmoore has multiple teams entered alongside Cashion, Chisholm, Christian Heritage, Coweta, Kiefer, Lincoln Christian,...

  • Millwood's Josh Little, Midwest City trio add offers

    Scott Wright | Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Millwood defensive end Josh Little picked up another significant college scholarship offer, and Emporia State is trying for another successful haul in Oklahoma in the class of 2015. Little, a 6-foot-4, 240-pounder, was offered by Kansas State on Monday. Kansas State is among the most prominent of...

  • Oklahoma Officials Association announces 2014 Hall of Fame class

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    The Oklahoma Officials Association announced Friday morning five inductees to the OOA Hall of Fame, including the late Rick Roop, a former Western Heights football coach and basketball official. The inductees include Dick Adams of Lawton, Gene Lewellen of Okmulgee, Dave Diesselhorst of Kingfisher...

  • HS football championship sites: Other stadiums to keep in mind as potential hosts

    Scott Wright | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Jacob Unruh and I wrote about the future of high school football championship game locations, now that the OSSAA’s contract with Oklahoma State’s Boone Pickens Stadium has expired. You can find all that info here. Of course, not every potential future state championship site made its way into the...

  • Westmoore's Dahu Green commits to Louisville

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Louisville was there from the very beginning for Dahu Green. The Westmoore star decided Thursday that dedication was enough for him to verbally commit to the Cardinals. “They were my first offers, so I had real high interest in them right off the bat,” Green said. “Learning about the program and...

  • Gavin LaValley named to USA Today's All-USA Baseball Team

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Carl Albert’s Gavin LaValley brought in another honor after his impressive senior season Thursday when he was named to USA Today’s American Family Insurance All-USA Baseball Team. LaValley, who is The Oklahoman’s All-State and Big All-City Player of the Year, is listed as the first-team first...

  • Stillwater's Jon Littell expected to attend Oklahoma State

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    Stillwater outfielder Jon Littell is expected to attend Oklahoma State after being drafted late in last week’s MLB First-Year Player Draft, his coach told to The Oklahoman. Littell, who was considered by many scouting services to be the state’s top-ranked outfielder, was taken in the 39th round...

  • Mustang's Jakolby Long, Norman North's Trae Young invited to Nike Elite 100 camp

    Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    The 2016 and 2017 basketball recruiting classes across the state are already shaping up to be very strong, and two of those players recently took another step to prove it. Mustang’s Jakolby Long, who will be a junior, and Norman North sophomore-to-be Trae Young were both invited to the Nike Elite...

  • Gavin LaValley signs with Cincinnati Reds

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    Carl Albert’s Gavin LaValley made a quick decision, and it didn’t go the way the Oklahoma Sooners had hoped. The first baseman officially signed with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, just days after being selected in the fourth round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft. The state’s Gatorade Player...


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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.