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.

  • Andre Dawson to speak at Mickey Mantle Classic banquet

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Hall of Fame outfielder Andre Dawson will speak at banquet to cap the annual Mickey Mantle Classic wooden-bat baseball tournament next week in Commerce. Dawson will also throw out the first pitch for the championship game on Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m. He will sign autographs and meet fans at noon that day. The […]

  • High school baseball: Dale transfer Joe Buckendorff excels at Heritage Hall

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    On Saturday, Buckendorff threw a no-hitter for Heritage Hall in a 1-0 win over Davis, giving the Chargers their second no-hitter this season and earning The Oklahoman’s Baseball Player of the Week honors.

  • Carl Albert girls basketball coach Tim Price resigns

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Carl Albert coach Tim Price officially resigned last week, bringing to end a very successful tenure with the Titans that included 10 state tournament appearances in his 11 seasons.

  • Baseball America ranks Dodgers' farm system No. 3 in baseball

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    From one high-rated farm system to another. Baseball America released its annual organizational talent rankings Tuesday, putting the Los Angeles Dodgers’ farm system at No. 3 entering its first season in Oklahoma City. It marks the second straight season Oklahoma City will be the site of the top minor league team for a top-system. The […]

  • OGBCA All-State rosters, games set

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association recently completed the rosters for the annual All-State games. The games will be played Saturday, May 30 at Westmoore. The small-school girls will open at 1 p.m. with the middle and large games to follow. Here are the rosters for each team: Large East Hailey Tucker, Bartlesville; Kendriana Washington, […]

  • Taylor Roberts leads way on All-City Athletic Conference team

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The All-City Athletic Conference recently announced its annual All-Conference team with Classen SAS sophomore and the state’s leading scorer Taylor Roberts leading the way as the player of the year. Roberts’ father Malcolm was also named coach of the year. Taylor Roberts averaged 35.7 points per game, scoring more than 50 points multiple times. Here’s […]

  • Big Cat Classic All-Tournament team set

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The All-Tournament team for the annual Big Cat Classic in Moore was announced Monday. Defending champion Southmoore won the tournament, routing rival Moore 11-1 on Saturday. Here’s the All-Tournament team: Kara Briggs, Southmoore Sabrina Childers, Southmoore Demi Dobbs, Moore Carlee Gann, Muskogee Morgan Latham, Purcell Marcella McKinney, Broken Arrow Savannah Mundell, Cache Kristen Prieto, Moore […]

  • Oklahoma baseball team stocking up on in-state talent — particularly from Moore area

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Moore right-hander Dylan Grove didn’t hesitate to commit to Oklahoma as a sophomore. A senior who can hit 94 mph, Grove has spent the time since watching five other players from his hometown sign or verbally commit to the Sooners, signaling a change of emphasis on in-state recruiting for the program.

  • High school baseball players to watch: Edmond North's Jonathan Davis, Dover's Jesus Gamuz among area standouts

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Here are some top baseball players from the metro area to watch this spring.

  • High school soccer: Community Christian ready to build successful program

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Community Christian enters its second season with 27 players looking to build a successful program moving forward.

  • High schools: OSSAA votes to limit contact in football practices

    By Jacon Unruh | Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Under the new rule, teams are limited to 90 minutes each week of full contact in practice instead of an unlimited amount.

  • OSSAA to survey 6A-4A schools regarding private-school rule

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors voted to send a survey to member schools in Class 6A-4A regarding a rule Bishop McGuinness High School officials feel unfairly targets private schools and has been the focus of a legal battle. McGuinness athletic director Gary Savely presented 33 signed petitions from Class 6A and […]

  • OSSAA exploring options for Class 6A-5A basketball state tournament location

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association associate director David Jackson gained approval from the board of directors Wednesday to seek bids from six locations to host the Class 6A and Class 5A state basketball tournaments the next three years. The current three-year agreement with Oral Roberts ended following this season’s tournaments. It was the third straight […]

  • OSSAA approves baseball state tournament sites

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    The OSSAA Board of Directors unanimously approved the sites for the spring baseball state tournaments Wednesday with Class A and Class B being the lone classes to play at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Class 6A will play the entire tournament at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid. Class 5A will play its quarterfinals at Yukon and […]

  • High school notebook: Westmoore routs Edmond North behind Austin Harris

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Westmoore right-hander Austin Harris never lost his composure on the mound Tuesday in the Jaguars’ 11-2 rout of Edmond North that completed a two-day sweep in District 6A-2 play.

  • Mount St. Mary promotes Derick Perkins to head football coach

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Mount St. Mary promoted assistant coach Derick Perkins to head football coach Tuesday around one month after former coach Chris Stiles resigned. Perkins has been an assistant for the Rockets the past two seasons after a four-year playing career at Southern Nazarene. “It is truly an honor and privilege to be the head football coach […]

  • Edmond Santa Fe wins Florida tournament over break

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Edmond Santa Fe’s baseball team is off to a 5-1 start following an impressive spring break trip to Florida that saw the Wolves bring back the championship from the Florida League Invitational. Santa Fe beat Barron Collier 4-2 in the championship game behind pitcher Cameron Kay, who threw six innings and allowed just two runs […]

  • High school softball: Southmoore geared up for another championship run

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    The SaberCats pulled off the rare softball sweep last year, winning both Class 6A titles in fastpitch and slowpitch. They came up short in the fall of a repeat, but they feel they have enough talent on the field to win a slowpitch title.

  • High school notebook: Mustang QB Chandler Garrett gets first offer

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Garrett, The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Offensive Player of the Year last season, received his first scholarship offer on Wednesday, from Air Force.

  • Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference All-Conference girls basketball team named

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    The Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference recently released its Girls Basketball All-Conference team, with Southmoore senior Serithia Hawkins bringing home top honors in the conference. Hawkins, a Houston signee, was named the conference MVP. She led the SaberCats to the Class 6A state semifinals this season. Westmoore coach Andrea Guziec was named coach of the year […]

Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 17 2015 06:12:10 PM CST RT @ZackSnyder: #BatmanvSuperman #NotBlurry #NotPirated https://t.co/6twr1oFBvr
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 17 2015 04:14:07 PM CST Finally watched @JustifiedFX finale. Beautiful. I laughed, I even cried a little and enjoyed every moment.
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 17 2015 03:20:43 PM CST Haha! This is great. https://t.co/WOBTjitcP6
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 17 2015 10:12:37 AM CST This is awesome. A good travel guide. https://t.co/vhpuKGrrax
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 17 2015 01:14:19 AM CST @DylanBuckingham yeah, I really liked Man of Steel. Batman is probably my favorite superhero, so Affleck has me nervous.
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 17 2015 01:10:12 AM CST @DylanBuckingham thanks! I have mixed emotions. Wasn't enough to convince me it won't suck.
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 17 2015 12:58:20 AM CST @DylanBuckingham link?
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 17 2015 12:32:56 AM CST I talked with Barry Zito tonight. Here's three questions with the former Cy Young Award winner LINK
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 17 2015 12:31:56 AM CST OKC Dodgers notebook: Zach Lee dazzles, Frias coming back, Darwin Barney's thoughts on OKC LINK
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 17 2015 12:30:33 AM CST Addition of Darwin Barney adds to OKC Dodgers infield depth LINK
Jacob Unruh Thu, Apr. 16 2015 09:41:18 PM CST David Aardsma gets a flyout to left from Andy Parrino. Dodgers beat Nashville 3-2 and win series 3-1.
Jacob Unruh Thu, Apr. 16 2015 09:37:28 PM CST Then Sergio Santos nearly takes Tyler Ladendorf's head off on 3-0 pitch. He's winning run on first with two outs. David Aardsma coming in.
Jacob Unruh Thu, Apr. 16 2015 09:36:29 PM CST OKC catcher Austin Barnes just saved a run on a pitch in the dirt. 3-0 to Ladendorf.
Jacob Unruh Thu, Apr. 16 2015 09:35:18 PM CST Bryan Anderson grounds out and then Sergio Santos gets Jason Pridie to strike out. Tyler Ladendorf up with tying run on third.
Jacob Unruh Thu, Apr. 16 2015 09:32:34 PM CST Sorry, that was Max Muncy with the two-run double off Sergio Santos. Bryan Anderson up now.
Jacob Unruh Thu, Apr. 16 2015 09:31:43 PM CST And then Nashville's Bryan Anderson doubles off right-center wall to score two runs. 3-2 Dodgers with no outs.
Jacob Unruh Thu, Apr. 16 2015 09:31:07 PM CST Back-to-back singles by Nashville's Billy Burns and Joey Wendle to open ninth off Sergio Santos.
Jacob Unruh Thu, Apr. 16 2015 09:28:31 PM CST No doubt. https://t.co/ooMnvOBjnc
Jacob Unruh Thu, Apr. 16 2015 09:26:13 PM CST Announced attendance tonight for $2 beer night is 4,188.
Jacob Unruh Thu, Apr. 16 2015 09:25:50 PM CST Here comes Sergio Santos to try for the save for OKC Dodgers.