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.


  • High school notebook: Judge grants hearing in Bishop McGuinness case against OSSAA

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: 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 says unfairly targets private schools. The hearing will be Nov. 5 at 2 p.m., Judge Lee R. West ruled in his decision Tuesday. McGuinness is seeking the temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction regarding a rule that was established in 2011 that forces private-school athletic teams to move up a class if they meet certain requirements. McGuinness is asking the OSSAA to put in a cap prohibiting teams from moving above Class 5A.

  • 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 590-574. A total of 1,782 votes were cast. […]

  • Judge grants hearing in Bishop McGuinness case against OSSAA

    jacob unruh | Updated: 14 hr ago

    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 at 2 p.m., Judge Lee R. West ruled in his decision Tuesday. McGuinness is seeking the temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction regarding a rule that was established in 2011 that forces private-school athletic teams to move up a class if they meet certain requirements. McGuinness is asking the OSSAA to put in a cap prohibiting teams from moving above Class 5A.

  • High school football: Edmond Memorial's Warren Wand is The Oklahoman's Player of the Week

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The running back collected 288 yards and two touchdowns in just three quarters last week in the Bulldogs’ 35-7 rout of Norman.

  • High school notebook: Lawton Mac quarterback Will Collins commits to Louisiana-Monroe

    By Trent Shadid, Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Collins, a dual-threat quarterback, entered last week with 1,339 passing yards and 15 touchdowns. He had also rushed for four touchdowns.

  • 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 four touchdowns. Collins announced his decision on Twitter, adding #TalonsOut […]

  • Oklahoman Super 30 list for the class of 2015

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND TRENT SHADID | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    It’s time for the fifth version of the Super 30, with the midseason update.

  • Class 6A softball: Mustang beats Broken Arrow to win title

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Karis Clark ripped a fly ball over the Broken Arrow outfielders with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to propel Mustang to its first softball championship since 1988 with a 4-3 victory over Broken Arrow on Saturday in the Class 6A title game at The Ball Fields at Firelake.

  • Class 5A softball: OU commitment Lynnsie Elam drives in game-winner as Chickasha edges Piedmont

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Lynnsie Elam dribbled a single between third base and shortstop to drive in the decisive run as the Fightin’ Chicks edged Piedmont 1-0 to win the Class 5A softball championship Saturday at The Ball Fields at Firelake.

  • Class 4A state softball: Emily Cerny throws one-hitter to give Newcastle first title with a win over Fort Gibson

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Newcastle, ranked No. 7, beat No. 4 Fort Gibson 3-0 behind a one-hitter from sophomore Emily Cerny and a two-run home run from sophomore Kindle Nelms for the Class 4A state championship, the first in school history.

  • High school notebook: Lawton's female kicker makes 42-yard field goal

    BY JACOB UNRUH, TRENT SHADID AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Lawton kicker Caitlyn Cox has been making extra-point kicks all season for the Wolverines. She finally got her first chance to make a field goal Thursday.

  • Heritage Hall football: A closer look at how to teach Hawk tackling

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    The technique has several different tackles: the Hawk tackle, the Hawk roll tackle, the profile tackle, the strike zone for defenseless players and the compression tackle.

  • Heritage Hall football: Why Andy Bogert brought the Super Bowl champion Seahawks' safer method of tackling to Heritage Hall

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    After seeing his team struggle with concussions, Andy Bogert went looking for a safer way. Bogert found it in “Hawk Tackling,” a technique developed by Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll based on shoulder leverage tackles that aim to keep the player’s head out of the play.

  • VIDEO: Lawton's Caitlyn Cox makes 42-yard field goal Thursday

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Lawton kicker Caitlyn Cox has been making extra-point kicks all season for the Wolverines. She finally got her first chance to make a field goal during Thursday’s 72-27 rout of Lawton Eisenhower, and she made the most of it. Cox made a 42-yard field goal, adding an exciting element to the game. “It was a […]

  • The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Week 7 featured dominant games from players across the Oklahoma City metro, and fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll for the Oklahoma City-area is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in […]

  • Jenks football: Jenks defense delivers, No. 3-ranked Trojans whip Edmond Santa Fe

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The Trojans shut down the powerful rushing attack of No. 8 Edmond Santa Fe on Friday, limiting the Wolves to just 94 yards on the ground in a 35-7 football rout at Wantland Stadium.

  • State softball notebook: Duncan honors Katherine Hruby with ribbons

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    This weekend was a chance for the softball players to dwell on something else while having “Kat #3” painted on ribbons in their hair. Katherine Hruby was a volleyball player for Duncan.

  • State softball tournament: Piedmont to play Chickasha for 5A state title game

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Piedmont softball coach Rick Scott and Chickasha coach Dennis Furr got together in late August and made plans for Saturday, Oct. 18. The plans were to face each other in the Class 5A championship game, and both assured that Friday with wins in the semifinals at The Ball Fields at Firelake.

  • High schools: McGuinness asks OSSAA to adopt committee recommendations

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The OSSAA-formed committee suggested capping classification movement at Class 5A and coupling boys and girls teams. Bishop McGuinness says the OSSAA board ignored the committee’s recommendations and instituted a rule without those stipulations.

  • Live Coverage: High School Football Friday, Week 7

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The Oklahoman's writers and others provide coverage of Friday's games, including Southmoore-Mustang, Jenks-Edmond Santa Fe and Edmond Memorial-Norman.




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Jacob Unruh Tue, Oct. 21 2014 11:40:58 PM CST RT @desnewssports: Enes Kanter comes up big for Jazz in preseason victory over Thunder LINK LINK
Jacob Unruh Tue, Oct. 21 2014 09:23:25 PM CST The Utah Jazz hand the Thunder a 105-91 preseason loss.
Jacob Unruh Tue, Oct. 21 2014 09:20:05 PM CST @Bigalbornholdt @Tjonessltrib Sorry, I work for The Oklahoman. Our style is that way for Jazz, Thunder, etc. "Thunder is" instead of "are"
Jacob Unruh Tue, Oct. 21 2014 09:16:03 PM CST The Jazz is better than last season. Much better. I've learned this tonight.
Jacob Unruh Tue, Oct. 21 2014 09:01:09 PM CST @BenJohnsonTUL @KolbyPaxton I pointed that out in the wild card game. He's never been a "big-game" pitcher.
Jacob Unruh Tue, Oct. 21 2014 08:54:49 PM CST High school notebook: Judge grants hearing in Bishop McGuinness case against OSSAA LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Tue, Oct. 21 2014 06:03:20 PM CST Choctaw's Jonah Llanusa wins Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Tue, Oct. 21 2014 06:03:20 PM CST Judge grants hearing in Bishop McGuinness case against OSSAA LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Tue, Oct. 21 2014 04:32:42 PM CST RT @usatodaynba: Serge Ibaka is "ready to go." And boy, do the Thunder need him. @jacobunruh on the big man: LINK http://…
Jacob Unruh Tue, Oct. 21 2014 03:19:25 PM CST RT @kevin_spain: Serge Ibaka 'ready to go' with Thunder in dire need LINK @jacobunruh via @usatodaysports #nba
Jacob Unruh Tue, Oct. 21 2014 02:15:16 PM CST You have less than 2 hours to vote in the Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll #OKPreps LINK
Jacob Unruh Tue, Oct. 21 2014 01:26:07 PM CST @rocket9211 No, the basketball is set with McGuinness in 6A already. They are trying to move down to 5A.
Jacob Unruh Mon, Oct. 20 2014 08:55:31 PM CST High school football: Warren Wand is The Oklahoman's Player of the Week LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Oct. 20 2014 08:55:30 PM CST High school notebook: Lawton Mac quarterback Will Collins commits to Louisiana-Monroe LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Oct. 20 2014 08:54:47 PM CST I own the Texans' defense in my fantasy league. I hate their offense for doing this to the defense.
Jacob Unruh Mon, Oct. 20 2014 05:03:54 PM CST RT @NewsOKSports: There's still a day left to vote in @TheOklahoman Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll: LINK #okpreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Oct. 20 2014 04:35:29 PM CST @brian_josefy they are out
Jacob Unruh Mon, Oct. 20 2014 04:32:01 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class C poll: Coyle moves to No. 3 but can it challenge @TiptonFootball or @14ChiefFootball? #OKPreps LINK
Jacob Unruh Mon, Oct. 20 2014 04:30:27 PM CST Turpin has entered The Oklahoman's Class B football rankings. #OKPreps LINK