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.


  • 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.

  • OSSAA denies Bishop McGuinness' request to change rule regarding private school classification

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer, junruh@opubco.com | 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 lawsuit. McGuinness is challenging a rule that forces private school athletic teams to move up a class if they meet certain requirements. Under the rule, the Irish basketball teams will play in Class 6A this season after making the state tournament three of the past five years. The school’s complaint is that it’s unfair and unsafe for the girls team, which has not had the same success, to make the move.

  • Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association responds to Bishop McGuinness lawsuit

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    School claims it is unfair to move girls basketball team up to Class 6A based on the success of the boys team.

  • Yukon's Christian Gordon wins Fans' Choice Player of the Week

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    A late surge resembling Yukon’s comeback victory over Edmond Memorial last week propelled Millers quarterback Christian Gordon to a victory in The Oklahoman’s Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll Tuesday afternoon. Gordon was a distant third in the poll Tuesday morning, but ended up tallying 1,689 votes for a close victory over Newcastle’s Casey […]

  • Class 3A softball state tournament bracket released

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the bracket for the Class 3A softball state tournament Tuesday morning, completing the schedule for the upcoming weekend. The bracket was delayed due to one regional finishing Monday. Verdigris won three games to advance and fill the final spot. Here is the schedule: At Ball Fields at Firelake, […]

  • High schools: McGuinness to make presentation to OSSAA board

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    The presentation is scheduled for 9:10 a.m., according to the OSSAA agenda that also says the school will ask for an amendment to Rule 14.

  • Class B fall baseball state tournament bracket released

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the brackets for this weekend’s Class B fall baseball state tournament. The first two days will be played at Mustang and the championship will be played at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Here is the bracket: Coleman vs. Fort Cobb-Broxton, 4 p.m. Leedey vs. Boswell, 6:30 p.m. Friday At Mustang […]

  • Class A fall baseball state tournament bracket released

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the brackets for this weekend’s Class A fall baseball state tournament. The first two days will be played at Yukon and the championship will be played at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Here is the bracket: Thursday At Yukon Dale vs. Sterling, 11 a.m. Silo vs. Binger-Oney, 11:30 a.m. Rattan […]

  • Class B softball state tournament bracket released

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the brackets for this weekend’s state softball tournaments in Shawnee at the Ball Fields at Firelake. Here is the Class B bracket. At Ball Fields at Firelake, Shawnee Thursday Fort Cobb-Broxton vs. Red Oak, 11 a.m. Caney vs. Bowlegs, 1 p.m. Leedey vs. Asher, 3 p.m. Arnett vs. […]

  • Class A softball state tournament bracket released

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the brackets for this weekend’s state softball tournaments in Shawnee at the Ball Fields at Firelake. Here is the Class A bracket. At Ball Fields at Firelake, Shawnee Thursday Rock Creek vs. Maud, 11 a.m. Rattan vs. Porum, 1 p.m. Pioner-Pleasant Vale vs. Mooreland, 3 p.m. Davenport vs. […]

  • Class 2A softball state tournament bracket released

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the brackets for this weekend’s state softball tournaments in Shawnee at the Ball Fields at Firelake. Here is the Class 2A bracket. Class 2A At Ball Fields at Firelake, Shawnee Thursday Wayne vs. Drumright, 11 a.m. Tushka vs. Oktaha, 1 p.m. Dale vs. Wister, 3 p.m. Hobart vs. […]

  • High school notebook: Tecumseh gets first victory

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    After a tumultuous start to the football season, Tecumseh came away with its first victory Friday with a 22-21 victory over Santa Fe South.

  • How the Christian Heritage football staff developed a game-changing instant replay system

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    CHA’s Chad Cargill was just looking to make his team better. What he developed was echo1612, an innovative replay system to allow instant access to video on the sidelines.

  • Recruiting: Edmond Santa Fe's Keaton Torre commits to Louisville

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    EDMOND — Edmond Santa Fe junior quarterback Keaton Torre fell in love with Louisville during a visit before the season started. He’s about to become very familiar with the Atlantic Coast Conference school. Torre announced Saturday that he has verbally committed to the Cardinals, joining Westmoore star senior receiver Dahu Green as the Cardinals’ commitments from Oklahoma. “I just really love what they’re doing down there,” Torre told The Oklahoman. “It really fits me well what they’re doing down there.” Torre, who is 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, entered Friday completing 50 percent of his passes for 705 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions.

  • High school notebook: Yukon upsets Edmond Memorial behind Christian Gordon's late TD passes

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    Dual-threat quarterback Christian Gordon kept the Bulldogs off balance with his feet early in the game, but put them away with his arm. He threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, including the game-winner to DeMarcus Owens with 53 seconds remaining.

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

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    Midway through the season, there have been some strong individual performances across the Oklahoma City metro. Week 5 was no different, and fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best game. The weekly Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll for the Oklahoma City-area is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of […]

  • Edmond North looking to turn things around following win

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    Edmond North coach Scott Burger believes one win can turn a team around pretty quickly. He thinks the Huskies’ 42-7 win over Moore will do just that following three miserable weeks. “It was tough for the kids with all of the injuries we’re going through,” Burger said. “We’re extremely happy for the kids because they […]

  • Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Keaton Torre commits to Louisville

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    EDMOND — Edmond Santa Fe junior quarterback Keaton Torre fell in love with Louisville during a visit before the season started. He’s about to become very familiar with the Atlantic Coast Conference school. Torre announced Saturday that he has verbally committed to the Cardinals, joining Westmoore star senior receiver Dahu Green as the latest commitment […]




Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 10:12:40 PM CST RT @BDavisAAS: Texas OC Joe Wickline suing Okla State, claiming he is indeed calling plays. OSU wants $593K in damages. @statesman LINK
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 09:53:24 PM CST RT @ScottWrightOK: Wyoming strikes again. Del City CB Davion Freeman says he has committed to the Cowboys. Fourth #okpreps player to do so
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 09:43:18 PM CST RT @chrisbrannick85: Jono wins the internet tonight. RT @jonogreco13: @chrisbrannick85 @jacobunruh He should be working in propane. #imsorry
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 09:40:34 PM CST @Drap11 I'm just saying his focus should be on not putting the ball over the heart of the plate
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 09:36:37 PM CST I am confused by Hunter Strickland. He gives up a double and homer, but he's worried about etiquette?
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 09:33:27 PM CST Man, the Royals are fun.
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 09:30:40 PM CST RT @JeffPassan: Kauffman Stadium is a madhouse. Royals lead 5-2. Giants' bullpen is like Springfield Power Plant when Homer's at the contro…
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 08:27:54 PM CST Wasn't the best weather, but there's no better bratwurst than @FranksWurst. Great place to go @BleuGarten.
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 06:35:26 PM CST High school football: Mount St. Mary to play Dickson at John Jacobs Field on OU campus LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 04:20:57 PM CST @ErikHorneOK @Shadid13 @Starburst I agree! Best on the market. I eat multiple bags every year.
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 04:15:08 PM CST @ErikHorneOK @Shadid13 Ha! "Corn that tastes like candy. I can't wait." I'd still rather eat that than Peeps. Starbust candy corn is solid
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 04:05:10 PM CST @Shadid13 Peeps. Hands down.
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 03:53:09 PM CST @ErikHorneOK @Shadid13 @jasonkersey @davidubben I think the chicken is better. I also still take a moral stand with Cane's over Chick-Fil-A.
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 03:49:42 PM CST @Shadid13 @ErikHorneOK @jasonkersey @davidubben Charlie's Chicken (on east side of state) is way better than Chicken Express. Cane's No. 1.
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 03:33:26 PM CST RT @GuthrieSports: 2013 State Championship monument was put into place today inside Jelsma Stadium. #okpreps #guthrieok LINK
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 03:21:29 PM CST Broken Arrow native. Former #Sooners standout. #OKPreps “@BillShaikin: #Angels claim C Jackson Williams on waivers from #Rockies.”
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 02:42:11 PM CST North Canadian River Conference sets All-Conference Team LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 02:42:11 PM CST OK Big 10 Conference names All-Conference softball team LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 22 2014 12:33:36 AM CST RT @SauceeSicilian: Lunch @ChisholmCreek Dinner @BleuGarten $2 off your pizza - post a selfie with our truck behind you! Retweet & someon…
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