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.


  • Class A girls basketball: Okarche overwhelms Cheyenne/Reydon

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Okarche coach Cherie Myers said the gameplan Friday was to attack early. No. 1 Cheyenne/Reydon had no idea what was coming either. The second-ranked Warriors overwhelmed the Bears with a barrage of 3-pointers to roll to a 66-35 victory in the Class A semifinals at State Fair Arena. “It was like, ‘We’re not walking in […]

  • Class A girls basketball: Thomas knocks off defending champion Pond Creek-Hunter

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Thomas senior Carley Frymire knew something special was possible when the Terriers knocked off No. 1 Cheyenne/Reydon in the area championship game. Less than a week later, the Terriers are in their first state championship game since 1998. No. 3 Thomas took down defending champion Pond Creek-Hunter 44-35 in the Class A semifinals Friday at […]

  • Class B girls basketball: Coyle knocks off Ft. Cobb-Broxton in OT, advances to title game

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Coyle is making a habit of providing entertaining basketball games. The 10th-ranked Bluejackets won a second straight overtime game Friday in the Class B state tournament, this time knocking off No. 8 Fort Cobb-Broxton 59-51 at State Fair Arena. “I couldn’t tell you (what it is) because overtime is the scary part,” Coyle junior Tyra […]

  • Class A girls basketball: Cheyenne/Reydon's Amanda Bogle gets one more shot

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    BETHANY — Cheyenne/Reydon senior Amanda Bogle felt like she won the state tournament. A 10-foot baseline jumper will do that for a player out with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. With around 49 seconds remaining Thursday in a 52-26 rout of Rattan in the Class A state quarterfinals at Southern Nazarene University, Cheyenne/Reydon coach Brad […]

  • Girls basketball roundup: Choctaw knocks off Southmoore in OT to advance to state tournament

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Ana Llanusa, an Oklahoma commitment, finished with 33 points for Choctaw. She was 17 for 20 from the free-throw line.

  • Class A girls basketball: Cheyenne/Reydon routs Rattan

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    BETHANY — Top-ranked Cheyenne/Reydon had no problem with Rattan, making the Rams’ first ever trip to the state tournament a short one. The Bears used a suffocating defense to roll to a 52-26 victory Thursday night in the Class A state quarterfinals at Southern Nazarene University. “I thought our defense was excellent. It always is,” […]

  • Class A girls basketball: Okarche rolls past Seiling

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    BETHANY — Okarche sophomore Bailey Vogt spent the past two seasons watching her older sister Morgan own the state tournament. It was her turn Thursday. “I’ve been thinking about that so much,” Bailey Vogt said. “I feel like I need to feel her shoes, which I knew would be a big job because she’s really […]

  • Pond Creek-Hunter shuts down Kiowa's Addy Clift in Class A quarterfinals

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    BETHANY — Pond Creek-Hunter senior Shyanne Howard doesn’t find her name on the scoring line too often, and that’s perfectly fine with her. It’s her defense the Panthers need. Howard proved why Thursday afternoon, holding one of the state’s most prolific scorers Addy Clift in check while not scoring herself as No. 6 Pond Creek-Hunter […]

  • Thomas rolls past Glencoe in Class A girls state quarterfinals

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    BETHANY — Even with a solid first half from Thomas senior Ali Clayborn, coach Jay Wood wanted to see more. The halftime message was simple: Slow down and make strong plays in the low post. Clayborn responded, scoring 14 of her game-high 25 points to lead the third-ranked Terriers past No. 12 Glencoe 69-51 in […]

  • Live Coverage: Class B Girls State Championship

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Follow our live coverage of Coyle vs. Lomega for the Class B girls state championship with The Oklahoman sports team.

  • Live Coverage: Class A Girls State Tournament

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Follow our live coverage of the Class A state tournament with The Oklahoman sports team.

  • Class B girls basketball: How Leah Beer went from coaching at Oklahoma's largest school to one of its smallest

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Leedey girls basketball coach Leah Beer doesn’t miss the city life. A longtime coach at Class 6A schools, Beer returned three years ago to the area in which she grew up to be closer to family. It’s worked out remarkably well as the Bison open their second Class B state tournament under Beer at 8:30 p.m. Thursday against Lomega in State Fair Arena.

  • Class B girls basketball: State tournament preview capsules

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Taking a look at the lineups and tournament history of each team.

  • Class A girls basketball: State tournament preview capsules

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Taking a look at the lineups and tournament history of each team.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Norman North holds off Edmond Santa Fe

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Winston Nelson, a skinny 6-foot-6 sophomore, had a crucial block and then rebound with 30 seconds remaining that helped Norman North put the game away and avenge a 20-point regular-season loss to Santa Fe.

  • Class A, Class B state basketball tournament brackets set

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the brackets for the Class A and Class B state basketball tournaments Wednesday morning. The release of the brackets was delayed until the day before the tournaments due to inclement weather pushing back area tournaments last week. All games were completed Tuesday night. Here are the brackets: CLASS […]

  • Girls basketball roundup: Deer Creek runs over Altus to win regional title

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The second-ranked Antlers sure played like they had a long layoff in the first half before recovering in the second half to blow out No. 14 Altus 63-36 to win a Class 5A regional championship.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Ana Llanusa comes alive as Choctaw shuts down Edmond Memorial

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Llanusa scored 24 points as No. 6-ranked Choctaw stifled No. 10 Edmond Memorial 41-30 to win a Class 6A regional basketball championship for the second straight season.

  • High school football: Kyle White promoted to head football coach at Edmond Santa Fe

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    White replaces his close friend and longtime mentor Lance Manning, who resigned last month. The two were on the same coaching staff together the past 14 years.

  • Heritage Hall's Connor McGinnis to walk on at Oklahoma

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Heritage Hall quarterback Connor McGinnis has finally found a home. McGinnis said he will be a preferred walk-on at Oklahoma next season, joining the program he’s loved since he was little. He will also be around his father Don, who is the Sooners’ team orthopedist. “Since was little it has always been a goal of […]




Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 11:28:51 PM CST RT @GioyaCarter25: “@jacobunruh: Carl Albert girls basketball coach Tim Price resigns LINK #OKPreps” Best high school coa…
Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 07:15:01 PM CST Carl Albert girls basketball coach Tim Price resigns LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 06:11:43 PM CST RT @dclmisso9295: Choctaw High school's center fielder Jonah Llanusa just hit a grand slam Home run! Go 5 go!
Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 06:01:25 PM CST OKC opens vs. RR. No Gallo. Bummer. “@JeffWilson_FWST: Joey Gallo and Jorge Alfaro to start in Frisco, Alex Gonzalez to Round Rock.”
Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 05:42:50 PM CST RT @boonepickens: I'm in Travis Ford's camp. He deserves more time at #OKState. Go Pokes! @BerryTramel @jjhelsley @OSUCoachFord5 @OSUMBB
Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 05:17:01 PM CST They're putting me and the rest of the @NewsOKSports team on billboards around OKC. Check them out and subscribe! LINK
Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 03:42:52 PM CST @ColinDeaver It's top-notch.
Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 03:32:21 PM CST @ColinDeaver I had that close to Day 1 there. Joey is an excellent source for places to get the best food in SW Okla.
Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 03:31:47 PM CST Here's my first blog about @okc_dodgers: @BaseballAmerica ranks @Dodgers system No. 3 in baseball LINK
Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 03:14:47 PM CST Baseball America ranks Dodgers' farm system No. 3 in baseball LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 01:33:45 PM CST RT @billplunkettocr: #Dodgers have released Dustin McGowan. Mike Adams paid $100K retention bonus. Will start season in minors with June 1 …
Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 10:37:44 AM CST Former Westmoore standout. #OKPreps “@mlbtrtrans: Rangers Release Jamey Wright LINK #mlb”
Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 10:37:09 AM CST Check out @NewsOKPhoto's gallery from yesterday's game between @Yukon_Baseball and @sabercatsports. #OKPreps LINK
Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 09:54:03 AM CST Whoa “@CBSSportsMLB: Mike Napoli saws bat in half, still hits home run LINK via @cbssports LINK
Jacob Unruh Tue, Mar. 31 2015 09:30:25 AM CST RT @Evan_P_Grant: #Rangers column: Jon Edwards beat cancer this offseason; making the bullpen is a far lesser challenge: LINK
Jacob Unruh Mon, Mar. 30 2015 10:18:27 PM CST .@jjhelsley reports #OKState is considering buyout of Travis Ford. LINK
Jacob Unruh Mon, Mar. 30 2015 09:50:23 PM CST RT @sabercatsports: SHS baseball takes second game with the millers 7-0. @colemooredaily @jacobunruh
Jacob Unruh Mon, Mar. 30 2015 07:13:42 PM CST Yukon beats Southmoore 2-0. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Mar. 30 2015 07:06:57 PM CST Keegan Meyn is pitching for the Millers. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Mar. 30 2015 07:04:29 PM CST Yukon's Drake Norton walks the leadoff batter. Pulled with no outs in seventh and 2-0 lead. #OKPreps

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