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


  • Little All-City Baseball Player of the Year: Tuttle's Connor Litterell benefits with position change early in high school

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    The Tigers won the state championship game, 4-3, for their first title since 2009, and Connor Litterell was the key on the mound then and all season, earning The Oklahoman Little All-City Player of the Year honors.

  • Little All-City baseball first team

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    A closer look at the players on the 2013-14 Little All-City baseball first team.

  • Oklahoman 2013-14 Little All-City baseball roster

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    Find out who made the team, including first team, second team and honorable mention.

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks: OKC falls behind early in loss to Sacramento Bees

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    An early seven-run deficit proved too much for the Oklahoma City RedHawks to overcome Thursday night as the Salt Lake Bees earned a series split with an 8-5 victory in front of 6,047 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

  • OKC RedHawks: Brett Oberholtzer waits for another shot in Houston

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Left-hander has spent time with the Astros this season, but is biding his time in Triple-A until the call from Houston comes again.

  • High school notebook: Jakolby Long, Trae Young invited to Nike Elite 100 camp

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | 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 100 camp, which is being held this weekend. Long, a 6-foot-4 point guard, already has multiple offers, including Oklahoma. Young, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, is beginning to pile up offers as well, with both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State showing strong interest. The Nike Elite 100 camp generally takes about 70 players from the upcoming junior class and approximately 30 from the sophomore class. Both players have a strong

  • 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 by the Washington Nationals. Stillwater coach Jimmy Harris […]

  • Oklahoman All-City girls soccer roster

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    Find out who made The Oklahoman’s All-City girls soccer roster, including first team, second team and honorable mention.

  • Oklahoman 2013-14 All-City girls soccer first team

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    GIA NELLIUS, EDMOND NORTH Class: Sophomore Position: Forward The story: Nellius had a breakout season, scoring 18 goals with four assists to help the Huskies reach the Class 6A state quarterfinals. PLAYER OF THE YEAR MIKAYLA LOWERY, DEER CREEK Class: Senior Position: Forward The story: The Oklahoma Baptist signee was electric, scoring 19 goals to go along with eight assists. She had two goals and an assist in the Class 5A title game to help the Antlers win their third straight championship. BROOKLYN SPEIS, CARL ALBERT Class: Sophomore Position: Forward The story: Led the Titans to their second straight Class 5A championship match with 21 goals in a breakout season.

  • High school notebook: Carl Albert's Gavin LaValley signs with Cincinnati Reds

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    LaValley signs with Reds 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. He earlier had signed to play baseball at OU. The state's Gatorade Player of the Year confirmed via text message Tuesday that he had already reported to the Reds days after telling MLB.com he intended to sign with the team. MLB.com reports that LaValley signed for $525,000, well over the slot assignment of $411,900. He hit .539 with 19 home runs and 75 RBIs last season. The Reds picked him at No. 125 overall.

  • The Oklahoman's All-City girls tennis first team

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR JORDAN HENRY, SOUTHMOORE Class: Junior Position: No. 1 singles The story: Henry was spectacular this season, losing only twice en route to a Class 6A runner-up finish. She dealt eventual champion and Southern California signee Madison Westby of Tulsa Kelley her lone loss of the season in regionals before losing the rematch. KAT ALLEN, HERITAGE HALL Class: Junior Position: No. 1 singles The story: Topped Deer Creek’s Kelsi Williams for third place in Class 5A, while helping the Chargers to a third place finish in the team scoring. KELSI WILLIAMS, DEER CREEK Class: Senior Position: No.

  • 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 of the Year confirmed via text […]

  • The Oklahoman's All-City Girls Tennis teams

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    FIRST TEAM No. 1 singles: Jordan Henry, Jr., Southmoore No. 1 singles: Kat Allen, Jr., Heritage Hall No. 1 singles: Kelsi Williams, Sr., Deer Creek No. 2 singles: Jaci Smith, Jr., Edmond North No. 2 doubles: Katie Liszewski, Jr., Edmond North No. 2 doubles: Hayley Morgan, Fr., Edmond North Player of the Year: Jordan Henry, Southmoore Coach of the Year: DeeAnn Wallar, Edmond North SECOND TEAM No. 2 singles: Kaitlyn Huelskamp, Sr., McGuinness No. 1 doubles: Libby Hillis, Sr., Edmond North No. 1 doubles: Rylee Tucker, So., Edmond North No. 2 singles: Erin Holsted, Jr., Heritage Hall No. 2 doubles: Rachel Ngo, Sr., Mount St. Mary No. 2 doubles: Peggy

  • High schools: Westmoore's Destinie Lookout took game to a new level

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    This season, she had a batting average mostly seen in video games at .732, while hitting 31 home runs and driving in 86 to earn The Oklahoman’s All-City Player of the Year honors.

  • High schools: All-City slowpitch softball roster

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    First team P: Destinie Lookout, Sr., Westmoore C: Allison Wells, Sr., Washington IF: Rachel Copus, Sr., Southmoore IF: Bry Flanagan, Jr., Bethel IF: Brece Hamman, Sr., Purcell IF: Arielle James, So., Southmoore OF: Katelyn Brown, Sr., Southmoore OF: Jaelin Flewallen, Sr., Dale OF: Caitlin Hall, Sr., Moore OF: Rylee Steward, Jr., Bethel Player of the Year: Destinie Lookout, Sr., Westmoore Coach of the Year: Jason Lingo, Southmoore Second team P: Chastyn Spruill, Jr., Chandler C: Annie Waters, So., Davenport IF: Hilary Babbit, Sr., Tecumseh IF: Halle Melone, So., Moore IF: Montana Price, So., Bethel IF: Sydnee Ramsey, Fr.,

  • High schools: All-City slowpitch softball capsules

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR DESTINIE LOOKOUT, WESTMOORE Position: Pitcher Class: Senior The story: The Oklahoma signee was the most prolific hitter across the state, hitting an incredible .732 with 31 home runs, 86 RBIs and 70 runs. She was also 29-7 in the circle as the Jaguars made the Class 6A state semifinals. ALLISON WELLS, WASHINGTON Position: Catcher Class: Senior The story: The Warriors’ lone senior and The Oklahoman’s Little All-City Player of the Year in fastpitch, Wells led Washington to the Class 4A championship after winning the Class 3A title in the fall. The Cowley County signee hit .505 and drove in 41 runs.

  • High school notebook: Moore to name new football coach Monday

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    Amid many changes in the district, Moore High School is expected to name its new football coach at a school board meeting on Monday.

  • Major League Baseball Draft notebook: Fourth-round pick Gavin LaValley of Carl Albert excited about Reds' ballpark, opportunity

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    The Carl Albert senior was selected by the Cincinnati Reds with the 20th pick in the fourth round and 125th overall of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Friday, possibly finding a home in one of the majors’ top ballparks for hitters.

  • Southmoore's Katelyn Brown named Gatorade Oklahoma Softball Player of the Year

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    Southmoore pitcher Katelyn Brown was named Gatorade’s Oklahoma Softball Player of the Year on Thursday, capping a strong senior season in which she helped the SaberCats win two state championships. Brown, who was The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Player of the Year, went 22-2 with a 0.37 ERA in the fall. She recorded 212 strikeouts. She […]

  • High school notebook: Westmoore's Hunter Southerland commits to OU

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Jun 4, 2014

    Southerland, who just finished his junior season, joins right-hander Kyle Tyler as a Sooner commitment.




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Jacob Unruh Tue, Jul. 22 2014 10:46:31 PM CST @Rusty_Olson I'm for it. Let's get #WeirdBaseball soon.
Jacob Unruh Tue, Jul. 22 2014 10:42:51 PM CST Well, I wanted to see 14 innings.
Jacob Unruh Tue, Jul. 22 2014 10:18:25 PM CST The Band Perry 1, Yankees 0.
Jacob Unruh Tue, Jul. 22 2014 10:11:57 PM CST Adrian Beltre, you beautiful defender you.
Jacob Unruh Tue, Jul. 22 2014 10:10:31 PM CST Did the Rangers trade Soria and not tell anybody? No reason Scott Baker should be in right now.
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Jacob Unruh Tue, Jul. 22 2014 05:52:45 PM CST I absolutely love the new Blackhawk album.
Jacob Unruh Tue, Jul. 22 2014 04:21:09 PM CST Buying a house is fun ... until plumbing and HVAC go wrong. #ThisSucks
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Jacob Unruh Mon, Jul. 21 2014 10:32:24 PM CST @BenJohnsonTDP @alicia_gowdy Good luck and congrats!
Jacob Unruh Mon, Jul. 21 2014 09:45:36 PM CST @jonogreco13 Yeah, should be lots of runs. Or it'll be 1-0.
Jacob Unruh Mon, Jul. 21 2014 09:43:46 PM CST @jonogreco13 That's more than likely correct.
Jacob Unruh Mon, Jul. 21 2014 08:27:18 PM CST @jonogreco13 This is no longer bad baseball ...
Jacob Unruh Mon, Jul. 21 2014 07:57:10 PM CST RT @azfreedman: Austin Wates stays hot with a grand slam to tie the game 5-5. His first HR since April 7. First GS by OKC since Springer di…
Jacob Unruh Mon, Jul. 21 2014 07:34:07 PM CST @jonogreco13 Haha, that's fair.
Jacob Unruh Mon, Jul. 21 2014 06:00:52 PM CST RT @Shadid13: #OKState QB commit John Kolar (@john_kolar7) of Norman North is No. 6 in The Oklahoman's recruiting rankings... LINK