Scott Wright
Sports Reporter

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene.

He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, writing about athletes like Blake Griffin, Sam Bradford, Adrian Peterson, Dez Bryant and Brandon Pettigrew before they moved on to outstanding professional careers.

He also has covered small college athletics, minor league sports and NASCAR. Currently, he specializes in high school sports, football and basketball recruiting, and coverage of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.


  • High School Athletes of the Week

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    BOYS BASKETBALL Omar Boone, Casady The sharpshooting point guard reeled off 20-point games one after another last week to help Casady conclude a 9-0 run through its Southwest Preparatory Conference schedule and earn the No. 1 seed in the North Zone of the conference tournament. Boone's 25-point performance on Friday sparked a 59-55 win over Cistercian Prep of Irving, Texas. As the No. 1 seed in their zone, the Cyclones get a first-round bye Thursday in the SPC Tournament, which is being hosted by Houston Christian. Casady will take on the winner of Houston Christian and Dallas Episcopal.

  • High school wrestling: Dual state tournament pairings released

    scott wright | Updated: 17 hr ago

    All four classes of the dual state wrestling tournament will be held in the same arena Friday and Saturday. Shawnee's Firelake Arena will host the two-day event, beginning with the quarterfinal round at 6 p.m. Friday. The semifinals will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by the championship duals at 6:30 p.m. Dual State Pairings CLASS 6A At Shawnee Firelake Arena Friday’s Duals Choctaw vs. Jenks, 6 p.m. Broken Arrow vs. Edmond North, 6 p.m. Sand Springs vs. Westmoore, 6 p.m. Yukon vs. Tulsa Union, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Duals Choctaw-Jenks winner vs. Broken Arrow-Edmond North winner, 2 p.m. Sand Springs-Westmoore winner vs. Yukon-Tulsa Union winner,

  • High school sports: College signing list

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Centennial takes down No. 1 Heritage Hall in OT

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Patrick Atkins and Keith Krouser each made some crucial free throws late in the game to help Centennial pull the upset over the defending Class 3A champion.

  • High school notebook: Three football coaches leave state for new jobs

    By Jacob Unruh, Scott Wright and Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Two coaches are critical of Oklahoma education system.

  • Christon cousins unite at NEO

    scott wright | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Dreyvon and Jarviear Christon have long shared the goal of playing Division I football. And the cousins have also dreamed of playing on the same team. Now they’re getting ready to accomplish the second goal on the path to hopefully reaching the first. Dreyvon, a defensive back from Putnam City, and Jarviear, a receiver from Lawton MacArthur, both signed with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M junior college on Wednesday. “Our dream has been to play together and now we are,” Dreyvon said. “We plan to grind it out and go to a big school together from there, no matter what it takes.” The cousins plan to be roommates, and being on opposite sides of the ball, they’ll get the

  • Putnam City basketball court to be named for legendary coach A.D. Burtschi

    scott wright | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    A.D. Burtschi will coach his last home game at Putnam City on the court that will bear his name. Putnam City Schools announced this week that it will name the court A.D. Burtschi Court in honor of its longtime coach in advance of his final home game Feb. 12. The pregame ceremony that night will showcase Burtschi’s signature painted on the court near the home bench. In addition, a jersey with Burtschi’s name and the number 32 — representing the number of seasons he has coached at Putnam City — will be unveiled. The jersey will hang in the school’s hall of fame outside the gym. Burtschi will retire after the season following 39 years in coaching and more than 700 wins.

  • Recruiting notebook: Sons of former OU linebackers Coats, Bowden joining up at Lamar

    By Jacob Unruh, Scott Wright and Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Mike Coats Jr. and Jaylon Bowden grew up together and consider each other family. Their fathers Mike Coats and Joe Bowden played together at Oklahoma, becoming best friends.

  • Mustang's Chandler Garrett following familiar path to Wyoming

    scott wright | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    MUSTANG — Two-and-a-half years ago, Mustang’s Chandler Garrett stood in a room at coach Jeremy Dombek’s home surrounded by Wyoming football memorabilia. Now Garrett is about to be immersed in Wyoming football once again, only this time as a player, following in his coach’s footsteps. “It’s really ironic, because he was No. 11 and I’m No. 11,” the 6-foot-5, 210-pound Garrett said Wednesday after signing his letter of intent with the Cowboys. “He played against Nebraska at Nebraska, and I’ll play there in my second game. There are a lot of cool things like that. I think it’s definitely where I’m supposed to be.

  • Reality hit Mustang's Jaci Jones when she signed with OSU on Wednesday

    scott wright | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Mustang soccer player Jaci Jones had seen her older siblings go through the recruiting process. She watched them sign their letters of intent at ceremonies much like the one she went through on Wednesday. But not until she had actually signed with Oklahoma State had the reality of it hit her. “OSU tweeted it out this morning, and I saw my picture on there, and it was like, ‘Oh my gosh!’” she said. “Then everyone congratulates you, and it made it all so real. “I watched my sister and my brother go through it, but I didn’t realize it was going to be this big of a deal.” Along with being a star for Mustang, Jones has also played on the national and

  • New North Texas coach Seth Littrell returns to Oklahoma to fill out recruiting class

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Whether he was coaching at Texas Tech, Arizona, Indiana or North Carolina, Littrell has always recruited Oklahoma players, and he snagged three in the last days before signing day.

  • Tuttle sends three intriguing football prospects to the next level

    scott wright | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    TUTTLE — Chandler Anthony was all set to go to Illinois State when he verbally committed to the program last month. Just a couple days before that, North Texas coaches had reached out to him, but he wasn’t sure how serious their talks would become. So he committed to Illinois State, but the Mean Green kept working on him. On Wednesday, the 6-foot-7, 285-pound offensive tackle signed with North Texas, attaining his goal of reaching the Division I FBS level. “It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to get to play FBS football,” Anthony said. “It took a while. There were a lot of turns, and I’m really happy to get it over with. “I couldn’t be happier where I

  • Six Del City players sign, led by Terry Wilson to Oregon

    scott wright | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    DEL CITY — About six weeks after he made it sort-of-official, Del City’s Terry Wilson made it officially official. And next month, it’ll be real life. The Eagles’ quarterback signed a non-binding financial aid agreement with Oregon in December, but he signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, alongside five of his teammates who signed with other college football programs. Wilson is on track to complete his high school coursework in the next couple of weeks, and he’ll enroll at Oregon for the start of their spring term in March to take part in spring practice. “This seals the deal,” Wilson said. “I’ll be in Oregon next month.

  • Football recruiting: Looking at Oklahoma's top prospects with decisions to make

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Several Oklahoma high school prospects have yet to announce their college decisions, with National Signing Day bearing down on them.

  • Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Love of the game fuels success for El Reno's Callen Haydon

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Fourth-ranked El Reno’s point guard is in the gym before school, then practicing after. And when he goes home, the TV is probably turned to the best game he can find that night.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with high school writer Scott Wright

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Join The Oklahoman's Scott Wright to talk about signing day and more in the world of prep sports in today's Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • The Oklahoman's Super 30: State's top two prospects still uncommitted

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    Signing day is Wednesday, and plenty of Oklahoma recruits are undecided where they want to play college football.

  • High school notebook: Mustang's Roberts, Del City's Talley announce college choices

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    With National Signing Day fast approaching, high school players have been making their college decisions at a rapid rate lately.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Edmond North's Tre Evans scores 44 in Edlam win

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    EDMOND — Edmond North senior Tre Evans heard the various chants coming from the Edmond Santa Fe student section throughout the game. The chants at the former Santa Fe player ranged from “traitor” to “O-S-U” to even more. Evans wanted to silence them, and he did. The Old Dominion signee scored a career-high 44 points, including six free throws in the final minute, to lift undefeated No. 1 Edmond North past No. 9 Edmond Santa Fe 75-69. “I wanted to go out and show my home crowd and show their crowd that was saying all kinds of things that I can do it and get the job done,” said Evans, who was once verbally committed to Oklahoma State. “I try not to let it faze me, you know, just play my game.

  • High school girls basketball roundup: No. 6 Edmond Santa Fe outlasts No. 15 Edmond North

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    EDMOND — Edmond Santa Fe junior point guard Jo'Nah Johnson saw the entire team struggling throughout the first half Friday night. She had seen enough, determined to take over the game in the second half. Johnson scored 15 of her game-high 20 points in the second half to propel No. 6 Santa Fe past Edlam rival No. 15 Edmond North 47-38 for coach Paul Bass' 300th career victory. “I just saw the open gaps and started pulling up in the mid-range, which is a great part of the game because it was wide open,” Johnson said. “Why not shoot it?” The Wolves (15-2) fought off an improved Edmond North (11-6) team late in the fourth. The Huskies were within one with 5:25 remaining until Johnson rattled off six




Scott Wright Mon, Feb. 08 2016 07:34:04 PM CST High School Athletes of the Week https://t.co/3NbETRn7kJ #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Feb. 08 2016 07:34:04 PM CST High school wrestling: Dual state tournament pairings released https://t.co/hSuVETL1UC #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Feb. 08 2016 06:13:12 PM CST RT @ReillyRick: Waiter just brought the check. My friend backed away from it like Cam Newton from a fumble.
Scott Wright Mon, Feb. 08 2016 02:44:52 PM CST John Marshall DB picks up a big offer today #okpreps https://t.co/3IvItYpyIy
Scott Wright Mon, Feb. 08 2016 11:01:13 AM CST RT @HSVarsity: Power Lunch: Chat with high school writer @ScottWrightOK now at #newsoksports - https://t.co/BZDa6xU5lt https://t.co/Ow40uAT…
Scott Wright Mon, Feb. 08 2016 10:56:06 AM CST I'll be starting the weekly #okpreps live chat at 11 a.m. Post your questions here: https://t.co/MmPwaE9FuG
Scott Wright Sat, Feb. 06 2016 06:35:55 PM CST High school sports: College signing list https://t.co/Zawglxu92E #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Feb. 06 2016 01:21:50 PM CST RT @The1CoachSex: MWC FS Evan Fields @Evan4_ measures 6'2/190 #Kstate Jr Day #DbHS @JLMcCuistion @bpryzblo @ScottWrightOK @247Sports https
Scott Wright Sat, Feb. 06 2016 12:12:42 AM CST Boys basketball roundup: Centennial takes down No. 1 Heritage Hall in OT https://t.co/XoiuT4Iijt #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Feb. 05 2016 09:17:10 PM CST No. 4 Centennial with a 72-66 win over No. 1 Heritage Hall #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Feb. 05 2016 09:15:01 PM CST Centennial with a 70-66 lead on Heritage Hall with 16 seconds to play. HH ball out of a timeout #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Feb. 05 2016 09:11:57 PM CST RT @John_McKelvey: Great steal and finish by Dickinson but an acrobatic layin by Santa Fe + the FT gives Santa Fe a 55-46 lead over North #
Scott Wright Fri, Feb. 05 2016 09:11:37 PM CST Centennial's Patrick Atkins his a pair of FTs for a 69-66 lead with 48 seconds to play #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Feb. 05 2016 09:09:54 PM CST Centennial up 67-66 with a minute to play in OT #Okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Feb. 05 2016 09:07:15 PM CST RT @CBlakeColston: Callen Haydon w/ back-to-back 3s for El Reno to tie game at 49. Iyaye answers w/ a coast-to-coast hoop. 51-49 PHS w/ 3:2
Scott Wright Fri, Feb. 05 2016 09:06:02 PM CST Centennial and Heritage Hall tied at 63 with 2:15 to play #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Feb. 05 2016 09:00:13 PM CST RT @Kencon1: PCW defeats Choctaw @ScottWrightOK @Skordle @okprepstv @okhsscores @VYPEOK https://t.co/I4RYBv3sba
Scott Wright Fri, Feb. 05 2016 08:59:20 PM CST Heading OT between Heritage Hall and Centennial, tied at 61 #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Feb. 05 2016 08:54:43 PM CST Heritage Hall and Centennial boys tied at 60 with :58 to go. Six ties in 4Q alone #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Feb. 05 2016 08:47:49 PM CST Centennial and Heritage Hall boys tied at 56 with 3:38 to play #okpreps

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