Jacob Unruh
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: High School Football Friday, Week 6

    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    The Oklahoman's writers provide coverage of Friday's games, including Edmond Santa Fe-Yukon, Kingfisher-Seminole and Tulsa Kelley-Shawnee.

  • Guide to Crooked Oak at No. 10 Christian Heritage

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Christian Heritage, 6400 S. Sooner Road (behind First Southern Baptist Church) Records: Crooked Oak 0-5, 0-1 District 2A-2; Christian Heritage Academy 4-1, 1-0 Last week: Millwood 44, Crooked Oak 0; CHA 54, Morrison 26 Players to watch: Crooked Oak — Sanardo Ballard, WR. The senior had 10 touchdown receptions last […]

  • Guide to Mount St. Mary at No. 6 Douglass

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Moses F. Miller Stadium, 900 N. Martin Luther King Ave., Oklahoma City Records: Mount St. Mary 3-2, 1-1 District 3A-2; Douglass 4-1, 1-0 Last week: John Marshall 35, Mount St. Mary 14 — The Rockets had little answer for Keyshawn Shells and the upstart Bears, who remained unbeaten. Douglass 50, […]

  • Guide to Deer Creek at Western Heights

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Newcastle High School (due to construction), 101 N. Main, Newcastle Radio: KTOK-AM 1000 Records: Deer Creek 2-3, 2-0 District 5A-2; Western Heights 4-1, 1-1 Last week: Deer Creek 41, McGuinness 40, 3OT — Deer Creek rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime, where it outslugged the Irish and came […]

  • Guide to Edmond North at Putnam North

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Putnam City Stadium, 5300 N.W. 50th, Warr Acres Records: Edmond North 2-3, 1-1 District 6AI-2; Putnam North 3-2, 0-2 Last week: Edmond North 42, Moore 7 — Things finally came together for the Huskies’ offense, especially up front with the offensive line as they rolled to an easy win. Mustang […]

  • Guide to No. 10 Edmond Santa Fe at No. 8 Yukon

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Miller Stadium, 1777 S. Yukon Parkway Radio: KZLS-AM 1640 Records: Edmond Santa Fe 2-3, 0-2 District 6AI-1; Yukon 2-3, 1-1 Last week: Westmoore 44, Edmond Santa Fe 35 — The Wolves built up an early lead — 21 points — but couldn’t hold off Westmoore in the second half, allowing […]

  • Guide to Putnam City at No. 9 Edmond Memorial

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Wantland Stadium, 100 N. University Drive, Edmond Records: Putnam City 1-4, 0-2 District 6AI-1; Edmond Memorial 3-2, 1-1 Last week: Broken Arrow 44, Putnam City 0 — Broken Arrow’s Jamall Shaw had a big night on his birthday with for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Yukon 21, Edmond Memorial 20 […]

  • Weather forces massive changes to state softball tournament Friday

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Due to the overnight rain, the state softball tournament at the Ball Fields at Firelake in Shawnee scheduled has gone through a massive overhaul Friday. All semifinals for Class 3A-B tournaments were scheduled for noon and 2 p.m., but now games begin as late as 8 p.m., the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced. Here’s […]

  • Guide to Northeast at No. 2 Oklahoma Christian School

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Oklahoma Christian School, I-35 and Second, Edmond Records: Northeast 0-5, 0-2 District 2A-2; Oklahoma Christian School 5-0, 2-0 Last week: Luther 54, Northeast 0; OCS 49, Wellston 18 Players to watch: Northeast — Xzavier McClure, QB. The dual-threat quarterback has had strong moments this season, including a nice performance against […]

  • Guide to No. 3 Guthrie at Guymon

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Carl & Lou McKinnon Field, Guymon Records: Guthrie 5-0, 2-0 District 5A-1; Guymon 1-4, 1-1 Last week: Guthrie 48, Piedmont 6 — Guthrie again pounded its opponent on the ground, rushing for 371 yards to rout the Wildcats. Carl Albert 56, Guymon 6 — Guymon had no answer for the […]

  • High school football: Heritage Hall studies early, coasts to win over Perkins

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Throughout his long coaching career, Heritage Hall football coach Andy Bogert has always waited until the weekend to provide scouting reports for his team’s next opponent. He changed that last week, giving the scouting report for Perkins to the Chargers following their blowout win against Blackwell to read on the bus ride home.

  • Live Coverage: High School Football Thursday, Week 6

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    The Oklahoman's writers and others provide coverage of Thursday's games, including Mustang-Norman North, Tulsa Union-Southmoore and Perkins-Heritage Hall.

  • Former Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Moore back in small-town Oklahoma helping coach Lookeba-Sickles

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Twenty-five years ago, Mike Moore was standing on the mound at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for the Athletics pitching in Game 2 against the San Francisco Giants. Thursday morning, he was standing in the first base coach’s box at Mustang High School as a volunteer assistant coach for Lookeba-Sickles in the Class B state tournament, giving something back to a community he’s been around his entire life.

  • Guide to Perkins at No. 5 Heritage Hall

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Thursday Where: Heritage Hall, 1800 NW 122nd, Oklahoma City Records: Perkins 4-1, 2-0 District 3A-1; Heritage Hall 4-1, 2-0 Last week: Perkins 54, Centennial 14 — Perkins senior Jacob Peyton had another big game for the Demons, scoring six times on the ground and rushing for 250 yards on 17 carries. Heritage […]

  • Fall baseball state tournaments: Hammon's Cade Corff, Leedey's Brandon Goldston among players to watch

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Cade Corff is 7-0 with a 0.15 ERA behind 75 strikeouts in 46 1/3 innings. He’s allowed just three runs — one earned.

  • High school baseball: Q&A with Dale outfielder Gunnar Hathcock

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Dale senior outfielder Gunnar Hathcock has plenty of fond memories from the various state baseball tournaments the Pirates have played in during his career. Nothing stands out more than Dale’s incredible comeback for an 8-7 extra-innings win over Silo last spring that saw the Pirates rally from a 7-0 deficit with two outs in the seventh.

  • OSSAA board denies request by Bishop McGuinness

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday morning to deny a request by Bishop McGuinness High School to amend a rule that it’s challenging in a federal lawsuit. McGuinness is challenging a rule that forces private school athletic teams to move up a class if they meet certain requirements.

  • High school softball: Wayne's Caleigh Clifton gets through season despite father's death

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    The Wayne High School shortstop lost her father, Dewayne, in May to a heart attack. He was 52.

  • State softball tournament: Bethel's Kelsey Eropkin, Dale's Lacey Hood among players to watch

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Only a junior, Kelsey Eropkin is a steady force in center field for Bethel. She hit .507 last season as a sophomore and is verbally committed to Tulsa.

  • High school notebook: Casady quarterback T'Quan Wallace is out this week

    By Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Wallace suffered a knee injury in last week’s game against Dallas Greenhill. MRI results remain unknown.




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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