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.


  • 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 […]

  • Longtime Purcell boys basketball coach Lee Reimer retires

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Longtime Purcell boys basketball coach Lee Reimer recently announced his retirement, bringing to end one of the most successful tenures in school history. Reimer made the announcement to bring to an end his 30-year career with the Dragons following the team’s elimination from the area tournament. During his tenure at Purcell, he went 485-313. He […]

  • Suburban Conference announces All-Conference boys basketball team

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    The Suburban Conference named its All-Conference boys basketball team this week with Carl Albert taking home two top honors. Senior Hayden Howell was named the Player of the Year and coach Jay Price was named Coach of the Year after the Titans made the Class 5A championship game. Piedmont freshman Adokiye Iyaye was named Newcomer […]

  • OSSAA's Mike Clark named Mid-Del athletic director

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association assistant director Mike Clark has been named the new Mid-Del Schools athletic director. Clark has been with the OSSAA since 2009. He oversees volleyball, wrestling, academic bowl and soccer. He is a former athletic director at Mustang. He also coached wrestling at Midwest City for 10 years, coaching 19 individual […]

  • High school notebook: Del City's Terry Wilson among football players to receive offers

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Del City’s Terry Wilson improved his scholarship offer list to four Monday when Memphis became the latest to extend an offer to the dual-threat quarterback. He isn’t the only player from the state picking up interest lately.

  • Southmoore's Shelbi Shackelford becomes first female to place at Oklahoma large schools powerlifting meet

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Southmoore junior Shelbi Shackelford finished fourth overall in the 132-pound division, becoming the first female to place at the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association event.

  • Suburban Conference announces All-Conference girls basketball team

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The Suburban Conference announced its All-Conference Girls Basketball team awards Monday evening with Piedmont taking home top honors. Piedmont senior Hayden Priddy was named the player of the year, while coach Jamie Hill was named coach of the year. The Wildcats made the Class 5A state semifinals last week. Shawnee took home other top honors […]

  • OCA All-State wrestling rosters announced

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    The OCA released the All-State wrestling teams last week for the meet scheduled to take place over the summer in the Tulsa metro. The event Is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29. Here are the rosters: Large East 113: Cody Randall, Sand Springs; 120: Christian Moody, Collinsville; 126: Markus Simmons, Broken Arrow; 132: Kaid Brock, Stillwater; […]

  • OCA All-State swimming rosters set

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    The Oklahoman Coaches Association recently released the All-State swim teams for the meet over the summer. The meet is scheduled for Monday, July 27, at 6 p.m. in the Tulsa metro. Here’s a look at the rosters: East Boys Thomas Downey, Bartlesville; Bason McCauley, Bartlesville; Thomas Talbot, Bartlesville; Bryan Lee, Bixby; Jerod Dyke, Owasso; Joseph […]

  • Class 2A, 3A and 4A state basketball all-tournament teams

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Find out who earned MVP and all-tournament honors for each class.

  • Class 4A girls basketball: Rylie Torrey leads Locust Grove past Anadarko for title

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    Rylie Torrey waited nearly all of her life to take this leap. Another 10 minutes wouldn’t hurt. Locust Grove’s 51-33 upset of No. 1 Anadarko to win the Class 4A state championship was decided midway through the fourth quarter, and then there was the trophy presentation at center court. When the PA announcer called, “State […]

  • Class 3A girls basketball: Cenia Hayes leads Sequoyah-Tahlequah to first title since 2007

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    Cenia Hayes bent over near the Sequoyah-Tahlequah bench with less than three minutes remaining Saturday completely exhausted. The sophomore point guard had been playing through a rolled ankle and had a tooth knocked loose early in the game, delivering her best performance of the season despite the pain. So it was just a moment of […]

  • Class 2A girls basketball: No. 1 Alva routs Fairview to advance to championship

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Late Friday night turned into the Lora Riley show. The Alva senior nailed six 3-pointers to lead the top-ranked Ladybugs to a 66-43 rout of No. 5 Fairview in the Class 2A state semifinals at State Fair Arena, setting up a matchup of two defending champions Saturday. “I’ve always hit a couple big shots, but […]

  • Class 3A boys: Heritage Hall upsets No. 1 Atoka, advances to first title game

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Heritage Hall coach Chris Hamilton has spent the past 10 years watching everybody else play and celebrate at championship games. Now the Chargers finally have their chance. No. 4 Heritage Hall upset No. 1 Atoka 72-67 in the Class 3A state semifinals Friday at State Fair Arena, advancing to the school’s first state title game. […]

  • Class 4A girls basketball: Anadarko rolls past rival Elgin

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    BETHANY — This time the shots were falling. After a dismal night shooting Thursday to open the Class 4A state tournament, top-ranked Anadarko opened Friday against No. 9 Elgin on fire to jump to a big lead and roll to a 49-34 victory at Southern Nazarene University. “Huge relief,” Anadarko senior Ashley Beatty said. “I […]

  • Class 4A boys basketball: Tulsa Central's Derrick Taylor leads way in 2OT win

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Tulsa Central senior Derrick Taylor has an extra incentive to help his team win a state championship Saturday: bragging rights. Taylor’s father Derrick Taylor Sr. graduated from Tulsa McLain and played at Oral Roberts. So, it’s fitting that his son now faces his alma mater in the Class 4A state championship after the fourth-ranked Braves […]

  • Class 2A girls basketball: Preston rallies to beat Dale

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Preston coach Jeff Weedn has found the toughest team he’s ever coached. Preston’s resiliency was never more evident than Friday when it rallied from a 16-point deficit against No. 2 Dale for a 59-46 victory Friday in the Class 2A semifinals at State Fair Arena just months after one of its star players moved away. […]




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Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 09:50:47 PM CST RT @MiLB: NOW ON LINK: No. 2 #Cubs prospect @Addison_Russell ends Scott Baker's perfecto bid for @okcdodgers. LINK
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 09:50:28 PM CST RT @KellyHinesTW: Played his senior year at Tulsa in 1952 after the University of San Francisco dropped football. https://t.co/jgvz1hixc8
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 09:47:50 PM CST RT @oksportsexpress: Yesterday's HS Spotlght guest @romanphansalkar had 7 RBI - a 3 run HR and a grand slam in Heritage Hall's win over Bet…
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 08:59:40 PM CST Reds manager Bryan Price is not happy. LINK
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 08:39:32 PM CST High school notebook: Southmoore's Noah Jones offered by Texas Tech LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 08:00:51 PM CST Keegan Meyn, Yukon fight off Choctaw in big district win LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 07:46:15 PM CST RT @CurtMauller: Southmoore baseball wins 3-0 over Mustang, Austin Davis throws 2 hitter @jacobunruh @stevermarshall
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 06:53:10 PM CST Yukon wins big district matchup against Choctaw 8-5. Tyler Benge with two-inning save. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 06:48:27 PM CST We head to the seventh with Yukon leading Choctaw 8-5. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 06:42:47 PM CST RT @USATODAYsports: Brace yourselves, analytics junkies! MLB will debut its Statcast tracking technology tomorrow: LINK h…
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 06:32:16 PM CST Yukon clinging to 8-5 lead vs. Choctaw in middle fifth. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 06:30:55 PM CST Choctaw's Christian Smay greets Brendon Blackfox with an RBI single to cut Yukon's lead to 8-5 with two outs in fifth. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 06:26:54 PM CST Now Choctaw's Corey Creek drives in a run with single to left. 8-4 Yukon with two outs in fifth. PIiching change. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 06:21:50 PM CST Choctaw's Jacob Rapp with an RBI fielder's choice. Now it's 8-3 Yukon. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 06:20:41 PM CST Now Choctaw's Jonah Llanusa rips an RBI single to center to make it 8-2 Yukon. Runners on corners. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 06:19:28 PM CST Choctaw's Brandon Grant with an RBI single to center in top fifth. Yukon leads 8-1. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 06:10:52 PM CST It's now 8-0 Yukon in bottom fourth. Still one out. RBi single by Zac Kbabra following wild pitch that scored a run. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 06:07:38 PM CST Keegan Meyn ropes a double to right-center on a full-count pitch. Two score. Yukon leads Choctaw 6-0 in bottom fourth. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Mon, Apr. 20 2015 06:04:17 PM CST Now the bases are loaded with no outs for Keegan Meyn. Yukon leads Choctaw 4-0. Can break it open right here. #OKPreps

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