Jacob Unruh
Sports Reporter

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.


  • Live Coverage: Douglass-Locust Grove OSSAA Special Meeting

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    The board of directors for the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. to hear an appeal for the final 64 seconds of the Douglass-Locust Grove 3A quarterfinal to be replayed. Follow our live coverage of the event with The Oklahoman sports team.

  • Douglass-Locust Grove controversy: Heritage Hall focusing on Locust Grove preparation but realizes things could change

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Heritage Hall remains the team on the outside watching closely as Douglass appeals Wednesday afternoon to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association to replay the final 64 seconds of last week’s Class 3A quarterfinal against Locust Grove that was altered by the improper enforcement of a penalty.

  • OCS' Conner Sikes runs away with Fans' Choice poll

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Much like he’s done throughout the postseason, Oklahoma Christian School’s Conner Sikes dominated The Oklahoman’s Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll. Sikes won by an impressive 652 votes to take home the weekly honor after throwing four touchdown passes and 317 yards in the Saints’ 35-25 win over Colcord last week. It was just […]

  • High school football: Football official Chris Cervantes upset about bad call in Douglass-Locust Grove game

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    It’s affecting his mood. It’s affecting every-day functions. It’s even affecting his personal relationships.

  • High school football: Cashion's Kaleb George in the spotlight

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    The senior delivered his signature performance in Cashion’s 20-13 victory over Stratford in the Class A quarterfinals to not only get his name out there, but keep his final season alive.

  • Douglass-Locust Grove News Conference recap

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    Oklahoma City Public Schools held a news conference Monday regarding the formal request it made to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association to allow Douglass and Locust Grove football teams to replay the final minute of their Class 3A quarterfinal game. Here's a recap of the conference. Full video of the news conference will be posted to NewsOK.com later Monday.

  • High school notebook: OSSAA sets championship, semifinal sites, dates

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the sites and dates for next week’s state championship and state semifinal football games across the state. No games will be played at Oklahoma State this season due to the contract expiring following last season. Instead, games are placed in neutral locations determined by the location of teams playing. The Class 5A championship between Skiatook and Lawton MacArthur is Saturday at Yukon. A time has not yet been announced. Also on Saturday, the Class B and Class C title games will be played in a doubleheader at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Class C between Tipton and Cherokee is at 1 p.m. Class B between Alex and Laverne is at 7 p.m.

  • Hennessey turns to Tony Mendoza, passing attack in win

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Throughout the week, Hennessey coach Rick Luetjen noticed some opportunities on film that would allow the Eagles to throw the ball against Hartshorne. It’s a different pace for Hennessey and it’s normal run-heavy offense, but it worked well as the Eagles won 28-14 to advance to the Class 2A semifinals Friday in Putnam City against […]

  • Oklahoma Christian's Conner Sikes finds rhythm in win over Colcord

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Oklahoma Christian School senior Conner Sikes appears to be getting more and more comfortable each week he plays quarterback. Sikes threw for 317 yards and four touchdowns in OCS’ 35-25 win over Colcord in the Class 2A semifinals, dishing out his best performance in the past three weeks he’s filled in for injured Thomas Qualls. […]

  • Washington's Brady Kulbeth released from hospital

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Washington senior running back Brady Kulbeth was released from the hospital early Saturday morning following an injury he suffered against Nowata that delayed the playoff game for more than 25 minutes Friday. Kulbeth suffered an injury around his spine and neck that caused him to initially lose feeling in his upper body late in the […]

  • Cashion gets another crack at Talihina

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    For the third straight year, Cashion will face Talihina in the Class A playoffs. After falling last year, the Wildcats are looking to win for the second time in that span and advance to the championship game. The semifinal game is 7 p.m. Friday at Glenpool. “We definitely are familiar with each other,” Cashion coach […]

  • OSSAA sets championship, semifinal locations, dates

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the sites and dates for next week’s state championship and state semifinal football games across the state. No games will be played at Oklahoma State this season due to the contract expiring following last season. Instead, games are placed in neutral locations determined by the location of teams […]

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

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Only five teams remain from the Oklahoma City metro in the high school football playoffs, and there was a dominant performance for each team that advanced to next week. 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 […]

  • Oklahoman 2014 Big All-City softball first team

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    A closer look at the players on The Oklahoman’s Big All-City first team.

  • Oklahoman 2014 Big All-City softball roster

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    FIRST TEAM P: Jayden Chestnut, Sr., Mustang C: Ashley Reese, Sr., Choctaw IF: Michelle Brandon, Sr., Piedmont IF: Audrie LaValley, Fr., Carl Albert IF: Kristen Prieto, Sr., Moore IF: Sydney Sherrill, So., Southmoore OF: Kaitlyn Thomas, Fr., Mustang OF: Bailey Thompson, Sr., Deer Creek OF: Yesenia Torres, Jr., Southmoore UT: Kassidy Scott, Jr., Piedmont Player of the Year: Jayden Chestnut, Mustang Coach of the Year: Lindsey Mudgett, Choctaw SECOND TEAM P: Larie Amos, Sr., Westmoore C: Trenity Edwards, So., Southmoore IF: JoBi Heath, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe IF: Tori Ritz, So., Deer Creek IF: Bailey Shaffer, Sr., Guthrie IF:

  • Mustang's Jayden Chestnut a steadying force in Broncos' state championship run

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Chestnut, who recently signed with Oklahoma, was an overpowering force, finishing with a 24-3 record, 1.02 ERA and 241 strikeouts to earn The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Player of the Year honors.

  • Kingfisher football: Kingfisher back in Class 3A semifinals after routing Roland

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Kingfisher has appeared in the semifinals nine of the 11 seasons under coach Jeff Myers and 11 of the past 13 seasons overall. The Yellowjackets will face district foe Cushing, which upset Lincoln Christian in overtime to continue as a surprising fourth seed, at a neutral location next week at a date to be determined.

  • Oklahoman 2014 Little All-City softball roster

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    FIRST TEAM P: Emily Cerny, So., Newcastle C: Lacey Hood, So., Dale IF: Caleigh Clifton, Sr., Wayne IF: Bry Flanagan, Sr., Bethel IF: Kelsey Harmon, Sr., Washington IF: Neleigh Herring, So., Chandler OF: Kelsey Eropkin, Jr., Bethel OF: Lauren Hood, So., Dale OF: Jennifer Marwitz, Sr., Mount St. Mary UT: Kailee Orr, Sr., Washington Player of the Year: Emily Cerny, So., Newcastle Coach of the Year: Mike Crossley, Newcastle SECOND TEAM P: Michal Hylton, Sr., Wayne C: Annie Waters, Jr., Davenport IF: Kobi Crossley, Sr., Newcastle IF: Aspen Grimes, Sr., Tecumseh IF: Dagan Lampkin, Sr., Washington IF: Montana Price, Jr.,

  • Oklahoman 2014 Little All-City softball first team

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Find out more about the players who made the first team.

  • Newcastle sophomore Emily Cerny's spectacular playoff run leads to state title, player of the year honors

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    LITTLE ALL-CITY SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Emily Cerny pitched six games in the final five days of the season, including three in one day to lead Newcastle through the regional tournament into the state tournament with victories over Elk City and Blanchard.




Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:28:04 PM CST Class 3A state football championship: Heritage Hall thumps Cushing for gold ball LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 09:44:11 PM CST Heritage Hall wins Class 3A title. Beats Cushing 37-14. #OKpreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 09:24:17 PM CST Heritage Hall punts and Trey Morris can't come up with punt cleanly. Chargers' Dawson Evans recovers. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 09:20:45 PM CST Cushing turns it over on downs at the Heritage Hall 9 with 8:40 left. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 09:13:41 PM CST Heritage Hall leads Cushing 37-7 after three quarters in the Class 3A championship. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 09:05:27 PM CST Heritage Hall's Matthew McLaughlin with a 26-yard FG. Chargers lead Cushing 37-7 with 3:48 left in third. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:55:20 PM CST Heritage Hall's Tevin McDaniel with the forced fumble. Chargers lead 34-7 with 8:08 left in third. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:54:53 PM CST Cushing's Ian Jones fumbles and Heritage Hall's Andrew McDonald scoops and scores from 10 yards out. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:53:36 PM CST Heritage Hall goes backwards on drive. Cushing takes over on 20. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:47:27 PM CST On second play of third, Heritage Hall's Connor McGinnis intercepts Ian Jones. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:23:00 PM CST Cushing half stats: Ian Jones 2-7, 56 yds, TD, 11 car, 51 yds. Guy Parker 5 carries, 26 yds. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:22:01 PM CST Heritage Hall half stats: Connor McGinnis 3-6, 56 yds, 13 carries, 145 yds, 2 TD. Terrell Love 11-57, 2 TD. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:15:14 PM CST Ian Jones' pass is just too far for Blake Burden in end zone. Heritage Hall leads Cushing 27-7 at halftime. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:12:14 PM CST Cushing has second-and-goal from 8 with 1.9 seconds left in half. Heritage Hall lead 27-7. Timeout. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:09:10 PM CST Cushing's Kory Wiley intercepts Connor McGinnis. OK then. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:08:24 PM CST Heritage Hall stops Cushing's Ian Jones with another INT. Max Turrentine this time. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:05:03 PM CST Cushing's Trey Morris breaks free on kickoff, but stepped out of bounds on 25. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:02:59 PM CST Heritage Hall answers Cushing with 2-yard TD run by Terrell Love. His second score tonight. Chargers lead 27-7, 1:51 left in half. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 07:54:51 PM CST Heritage Hall leads Cushing 20-7 with 5:43 left in half. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Dec. 19 2014 07:53:52 PM CST Cushing's Ian Jones hits Blake Burden on a slant for a 44-yard TD on fourth down. Nice playcall out of timeout. #OKPreps