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  • 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...

  • OCA All-State swimming rosters set

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    The Oklahoman Coaches Association recently released the All-State swim teams for the meet over the summer. The meet is scheduled for Monday, July 27, at 6 p.m. in the Tulsa metro. Here’s a look at the rosters: East Boys Thomas Downey, Bartlesville; Bason McCauley, Bartlesville; Thomas Talbot,...

  • Class 2A boys: Kelly Kemp's heroics lead Wewoka over Preston in wild finish

    Trent Shadid | Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Wewoka’s Kelly Kemp wouldn’t be denied a state title on Saturday night. The senior forward scored a game-high 26 points, including a game-winning layup with 13 seconds left, to give the Tigers a 57-55 over Preston in the Classs 2A boys state championship game at State Fair Arena. “This a dream...

  • Class 4A girls basketball: Rylie Torrey leads Locust Grove past Anadarko for title

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    Rylie Torrey waited nearly all of her life to take this leap. Another 10 minutes wouldn’t hurt. Locust Grove’s 51-33 upset of No. 1 Anadarko to win the Class 4A state championship was decided midway through the fourth quarter, and then there was the trophy presentation at center court. When the...

  • Class 6A boys basketball: Mustang finishes historic season with rout of Edmond Santa Fe

    Scott Wright | Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    TULSA — In 2010, when Terry Long won his first state championship as a coach at Douglass, Jakolby Long rushed the floor to be part of the celebration. Jakolby was only a sixth-grader then, but Terry told his son to remember that feeling — and that one day, they’d celebrate a state championship...

  • Class 3A boys: Heritage Hall wins first-ever state title

    Trent Shadid | Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    Trailing by six points heading into the fourth quarter of the Class 3A boys state title game, Heritage Hall needed a spark. Junior guard Calon Woodson was up to the task, igniting a fourth-quarter comeback to lift the Chargers past Verdigris 71-60 at State Fair Arena. It marked the first boys...

  • Class 2A Girls: Hobbs' heroics leads Alva past Preston and to second straight state title

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    When the game was in doubt, Alva’s Jaden Hobbs made sure the ball was in her hands. In a battle between two defending state champions Saturday at State Fair Arena, it was Hobbs who made the difference. The Alva junior scored 13 of her game-high 24 points in the fourth period as the Goldbugs...

  • Class 3A girls basketball: Cenia Hayes leads Sequoyah-Tahlequah to first title since 2007

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    Cenia Hayes bent over near the Sequoyah-Tahlequah bench with less than three minutes remaining Saturday completely exhausted. The sophomore point guard had been playing through a rolled ankle and had a tooth knocked loose early in the game, delivering her best performance of the season despite...

  • Class 5A boys basketball: Lawton Eisenhower holds off Carl Albert rally for first basketball title

    Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    TULSA — A wild string of 3-pointers kept Carl Albert alive, but the Titans couldn’t get the one they needed. Top-ranked Carl Albert’s last-second 3-pointer was off the mark, giving No. 2 Lawton Eisenhower a 43-41 victory in the Class 5A boys state championship game Saturday at the Mabee Center....

  • Class 6A girls basketball: Broken Arrow repeats as champion with overtime upset of Muskogee

    Scott Wright | Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    TULSA — Broken Arrow blew a five-point lead in the final minutes of regulation. Then the Tigers did it again in overtime. And each time, eighth-ranked Broken Arrow was able to bounce back, pulling off an improbable run to repeat as the Class 6A girls basketball state champion. Alexis Gaulden...

  • Class 4A boys basketball: Tulsa Central defeats rival Tulsa McLain to win state title

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    The players for Tulsa Central and Tulsa McLain have waged many battles against each other over the years, in the gymnasiums and on the playground concrete outdoor courts. Never have they played for bigger stakes than Saturday in the Class 4A Boys state championship game at State Fair Arena. “We...

  • Class 6A boys basketball: Mustang tops Edmond Memorial to advance to first-ever state title game

    Scott Wright | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    TULSA — Mustang coach Terry Long stepped out of character for much of the second half, but it worked just the same, and Mustang will play for its first-ever boys state basketball championship. Long went with a slow-down offense, rather than the run-and-shoot attack that got his No. 1 Broncos...


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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.