Jacob Unruh
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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.

Top Stories


  • OSSAA releases preliminary ADM for 2014-15 school year

    Jacob Unruh | Yesterday

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the preliminary Average Daily Membership for the upcoming school year on Thursday with a few noticeable changes for schools around the Oklahoma City metro. The list will not be finalized until the OSSAA Board of Directors meeting on Aug. 13, but can be found here. Football districts for […]

  • High school notebook: Douglass' Dameko Doddles commits to Wyoming

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Douglass’ Dameko Doddles verbally committed to Wyoming on Wednesday, Trojans coach Willis Alexander told The Oklahoman. Doddles is ranked No. 24 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30, and his lone scholarship offer came from the Cowboys. It is unclear whether Doddles will play receiver or safety at Wyoming after excelling during his junior season at both positions for Douglass. He caught five touchdown passes and also rushed for one, while totaling 49 tackles and two interceptions to lead the Trojans to the Class 4A semifinals. Doddles becomes the latest Oklahoma standout to commit to a Division I university after Broken Arrow’s Markale Moses verbally committed to Army earlier this week. Verbal commitments are

  • Norman North's Haley Woodard commits to Oklahoma State

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Norman North multi-sport star Haley Woodard has chosen what field she will pursue in college. Woodard verbally committed to play soccer for Oklahoma State, she announced on her Twitter page. “never thought I’d like orange.. but excited to say I have officially committed to play soccer at OSU!,” she tweeted. Woodard was instrumental in leading […]

  • OKC RedHawks: Astros fan lends a helping hand to Tony DeFrancesco

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    A chance meeting at a gym turned into a friendship that helped the RedHawks’ manager fight through his cancer treatment in Houston.

  • Douglass' Dameko Doddles commits to Wyoming

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Douglass’ Dameko Doddles verbally committed to Wyoming on Wednesday, Trojans coach Willis Alexander told The Oklahoman. Doddles is ranked No. 24 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 and his lone scholarship offer came from the Cowboys. It is unclear whether Doddles will play receiver or safety at Wyoming after excelling his junior season at both positions […]

  • Super 30: Lawton's Darreyl Patterson taking over at running back

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Darreyl Patterson’s highlight reel will have plenty of chances to improve this season as he takes over at running back for the Wolverines, while still playing sparingly at defensive back, his top position.

  • Carl Albert's Corey Zangari selected for Perfect Game All-American Classic

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Carl Albert catcher Corey Zangari is heading to San Diego is August. Zangari, who is verbally committed to Oklahoma State, has been selected to participate in the 12th annual Perfect Game All-American Classic on Sunday, Aug. 10 at PETCO Park. He will join 53 other players selected from across the country in the game that […]

  • Super 30: Edmond Memorial's Warren Wand turns to website to 'get his name out there'

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Oklahoma high school football fans certainly know about Wand, a 5-foot-7, 170-pound human highlight reel at running back. It’s college recruiters who appear slow to take notice. That’s where warrenwand.com comes in.

  • Newcastle coach says Racers' 7-on-7 performance a blessing for his team

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The Racers have advanced to the NFL National 7-on-7 Tournament starting Monday in Indianapolis as 1 of 32 teams.

  • Former Carl Albert wrestling coach Malcolm Wade dies

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday to honor Wade in the Carl Albert High School Auditorium at 10 a.m.

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks: Zephyrs win final game of OKC homestand

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    After taking an early lead, the RedHawks ultimately ended their seven-game homestand on a sour note with a 10-8 loss.

  • Former Putnam City, OSU pitcher Andrew Heaney regrouping in Triple-A after struggling in Miami Marlins debut

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Andrew Heaney knows there is plenty for him to work on, and he knows Triple-A is the best place to do that. The Putnam City and Oklahoma State product was sent back to New Orleans by the Miami Marlins last weekend after what he called a disappointing Major League Baseball debut.

  • Meet the OKC RedHawks' guitar man

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Outfielder Austin Wates taught himself to play the instrument, and takes it along on road trips.

  • OKC RedHawks down New Orleans

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Oklahoma City right-hander Jake Buchanan was going to start on short rest Wednesday. Instead, he started even a day earlier when he was forced to take the mound in place of Brett Oberholtzer at the last minute on Tuesday. But Buchanan held strong in the RedHawks’ 6-5 win over the New Orleans Zephyrs at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. “That’s part of pitching in Triple-A,” RedHawks manager Tony DeFrancesco said. “Sometimes you make adjustments and do the best you can. (Buchanan) sucked it up today and the bullpen did a good job.” Oberholtzer was held back due to an organizational decision. Buchanan (7-5) allowed four runs over six innings, allowing nine hits, walking two and striking out one.

  • Soldier reunited with his family at RedHawks game

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    National Guard staff sergeant Jason Bellar returned from a nine-month tour in Afghanistan and surprised his children at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

  • Owasso's Brian Flynn working on changeup

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    After a one-day stint with the Marlins, New Orleans lefty will start against RedHawks on Wednesday night.

  • High school notebook: Londaryl Perry named Putnam City North girls basketball coach

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Londaryl Perry felt it was time for a fresh start after three years at Northeast. Perry was officially named the new girls basketball 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 different school, so at least I’ll be able to there with him his senior year,” Perry said. His son Drake is on the Panthers’ basketball team, while his daughter Dru will be a freshman this year. She plays basketball and swims. Londaryl Perry spent the past three seasons at Northeast, leading it to the state tournament twice and winning the Class 2A title in 2013 behind an undefeated season.

  • 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 different school, […]

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks: New Orleans Zephyrs rout RedHawks

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Mike Foltynewicz (6-6) lasted just three innings, allowing seven runs on six hits and six walks.

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks: OKC's Robbie Grossman having fun, says he's not focusing on hitting streak

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    In a season filled with promotions and demotions, Grossman hasn’t always had fun. But he’s trying to make the most of his second stint with the team this season as he works to return to his hometown Houston, a place that hasn’t been too kind to him this season.




Jacob Unruh Today at 4:17 PM @TwolvesHoops happy birthday, Coach!
Jacob Unruh Today at 3:30 PM Former Carl Albert standout J.T. Realmuto (@JTRealmuto) is heading back to the Marlins, according to @JCRMarlinsbeat. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 3:28 PM Midwest City's Will Sunderland (@kp_projectt) was driven from start. He's No. 3 on Super 30. (h/t @ryaber) #OKPreps LINK
Jacob Unruh Today at 1:48 PM RT @WillDenzil: Just got offered by the University of Louisiana Monroe LINK
Jacob Unruh Thu, Jul. 24 2014 10:12:22 PM CST #OKPreps “@ryaber: Midwest City's Will Sunderland has been committed to getting better for a long time LINK
Jacob Unruh Thu, Jul. 24 2014 03:22:13 PM CST OSSAA releases preliminary ADM for 2014-15 school year LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Thu, Jul. 24 2014 11:49:43 AM CST RT @kelfry: Good story by Jacob Unruh: OKC RedHawks: Astros fan lends a helping hand to Tony DeFrancesco LINK #newsok
Jacob Unruh Thu, Jul. 24 2014 11:25:46 AM CST RT @OSSAAOnline: The "tentative" 2014-15 OSSAA ADM for classification purposes is now on the website LINK #okpreps
Jacob Unruh Thu, Jul. 24 2014 09:39:09 AM CST RT @NewsOKSports: From @jacobunruh: A chance meeting at a gym helped @okcredhawks manager Tony DeFrancesco in his cancer fight: LINK
Jacob Unruh Thu, Jul. 24 2014 09:18:02 AM CST RT @kylefredrickson: Former #OKstate All-American wide receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested in Edmond on a possession of marijuana co…
Jacob Unruh Wed, Jul. 23 2014 08:39:46 PM CST High school notebook: Douglass' Dameko Doddles commits to Wyoming LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Wed, Jul. 23 2014 07:56:51 PM CST It's totally going to stop raining by time the tarp is on the field.
Jacob Unruh Wed, Jul. 23 2014 07:55:09 PM CST I thought the old man was going to hook up that Toro to the tarp, not try to pull.
Jacob Unruh Wed, Jul. 23 2014 07:02:24 PM CST Fantastic! “@darrenrovell: For Comic Con, Pizza Hut has built a real-life pizza thrower that hurls pies 30 feet LINK
Jacob Unruh Wed, Jul. 23 2014 06:45:42 PM CST Norman North's Haley Woodard commits to Oklahoma State LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Wed, Jul. 23 2014 06:22:11 PM CST @YahtzeeGermany Whoops. That's being fixed.
Jacob Unruh Wed, Jul. 23 2014 05:57:32 PM CST RT @jasonkersey: Super 30: Jenks defensive tackle Marquise Overton ready to become the latest Trojan-turned-Sooner LINK
Jacob Unruh Wed, Jul. 23 2014 05:48:08 PM CST RedHawks manager Tony DeFrancesco went through hell fighting cancer, but a new-found friend helped guide the way LINK
Jacob Unruh Wed, Jul. 23 2014 01:36:42 PM CST Douglass' Dameko Doddles commits to Wyoming LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Wed, Jul. 23 2014 11:50:40 AM CST @JLMcCuistion Haha, I got you.