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.


  • A look back at the best of the 2014 Oklahoma high school football season

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND TRENT SHADID | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Here’s a look at what our staff considers some of the top games, moments and surprises of the 2014 season.

  • Weatherford's D.J. Kurtenbach helping out community through Cleats for Kids, 4-H project

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    For the last six years now, D.J. Kurtenbach has been heavily involved in Oklahoma Cleats for Kids, gathering used shoes and other athletic gear for children who need them. But this year, Kurtenbach — the son of Weatherford football coach Dan Kurtenbach — has taken his philanthropic efforts to a new level as part of a 4-H project.

  • Class 3A football championship notebook: Heritage Hall's Andy Bogert goes out with gold ball

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    The state title was the final game of Bogert’s coaching career, after his preseason announcement that he would step down when the season completed. His son, Brett Bogert, served as co-head coach and will take over the program for next season.

  • NCAA Volleyball Championships: Q&A with Penn State junior Megan Courtney

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    With her rail-thin 6-foot-2 frame and the pink bow in her hair, Penn State junior Megan Courtney looks more like a Taylor Swift body double than a power-hitting college volleyball star. Yet she accounted for 23 of the Nittany Lions’ 65 kills in Thursday’s upset of No. 1 Stanford in the NCAA semifinals, and continually surprises fans when her stringy arm unloads on the ball from high above the net. Q: You’re not built like the prototypical outside hitter. Are people shocked to see how high you can jump? A: “(Laughs) Not necessarily how high I can jump, but they’re like, ‘How can a girl so tiny hit the ball so hard? Your arm’s like a whip!’ I’m like, I don’t know, it’s just how I learned to hit it.

  • Live Coverage: Class 3A state championship, Heritage Hall vs. Cushing

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Jacob Unruh, Scott Wright and others provide coverage of Friday's Class 3A title game.

  • The Oklahoman's Class 3A state championship pick

    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Scott Wright provides his prediction for the state’s final high shcool football game of the 2014 season: Heritage Hall vs. Cushing.

  • Class 3A state football championship: Heritage Hall, Cushing on the right track

    By Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Every championship team reaches a crucial moment at some point in its season that puts it on the track to greatness. For some, that critical event occurs before a game has ever been played. For others, the turning point might come two months into the season.

  • Oklahoma high school swimmers to watch for the 2014-15 season

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Here’s a list of Oklahoma City-area swimmers to keep an eye on in the 2014-15 season.

  • Edmond North's Ally Robertson ready for rebound from 'frustrating' swimming season

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    To an outside observer, Ally Robertson’s four-gold-medal performance at the Class 6A state swim meet last season might sound like the perfect way to finish an outstanding season. But as the Edmond North senior looks back on last year, that’s not quite the feeling she gets.

  • High school football: Heritage Hall and Cushing meet for Class 3A state championship — finally

    By Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    The week off that both Heritage Hall and Cushing received in the Class 3A playoffs was a little different.

  • High school notebook: Putnam City West boys prepping for Vegas trip

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    PC West is ranked No. 1 in Oklahoma and No. 29 in this week’s USA Today national top 50. Three other teams in the Patriots’ bracket at the Tarkanian Classic are currently in the USA Today poll as well, not including the Patriots’ first-round opponent, Long Beach Poly.

  • A look at Oklahoma colleges and high schools with American Indian nicknames

    Scott Wright | Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    McLoud hasn’t seen the type of negative feedback the Washington Redskins experienced. And for the most part, the same can be said for the other three schools using the name.

  • High school notebook: Kansas, Wyoming snag recruits from Oklahoma

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Kingfisher senior Jace Sternberger is already buying into what new Kansas coach David Beaty envisions. Sternberger was one of two Oklahoma football players to announce their verbal commitments Sunday on Twitter. Putnam City defensive end Chris Pogi posted that he had committed to Wyoming.

  • Oklahoma boys high school basketball preseason All-State teams

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Find out who made The Oklahoman’s preseason All-State teams.

  • Oklahoma boys high school basketball preseason rankings

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Class 6A 1. Putnam City West 2. Mustang 3. Edmond Memorial 4. Owasso 5. Norman North 6. Jenks 7. Tulsa Union 8. Midwest City 9. Edmond Santa Fe 10. Putnam City Class 5A 1. Lawton Eisenhower 2. Carl Albert 3. Tulsa Memorial 4. Deer Creek 5. Coweta 6. Northwest Classen 7. El Reno 8. Tulsa Edison 9. Tulsa Kelley 10. Guthrie Class 4A 1. Douglass 2. Victory Christian 3. Harrah 4. Fort Gibson 5. Tulsa Central 6. Anadarko 7. Tuttle 8. Mannford 9. Ada 10. Harding Charter Prep Class 3A 1. Centennial 2. Heritage Hall 3.

  • Oklahoma City metro area's junior class loaded with basketball talent

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL — With players like Putnam City West’s Tre Evans and Edmond Memorial’s Kristian Doolittle, this year’s junior class rivals the glory days of Oklahoma City schools with multiple college-bound players together on the same high school teams.

  • Class 3A state semifinals: Heritage Hall beats Locust Grove in score-a-thon

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Locust Grove’s record-setting offense kept setting records, but Heritage Hall was the team still standing at the end of the night, scoring three fourth-quarter touchdowns for a thrilling 53-42 victory in the Class 3A semifinals. The Chargers will play Cushing for the state championship at 7 p.m. Friday at Stillwater High School.

  • Live Coverage: High School Football Friday, Week 5 of the Playoffs

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    The Oklahoman's writers and others provide live coverage of Friday's games: Heritage Hall-Locust Grove, Davis-Nowata and Cashion-Thomas.

  • Key points in Judge Bernard Jones' ruling to deny Douglass' injunction request

    Scott Wright | Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Here’s a look at some of the important points made by Oklahoma County District Court Judge Bernard M. Jones in his order to deny the temporary injunction requested by Douglass High School and the Oklahoma City Public Schools to have part or all of its Class 3A playoff game against Locust Grove replayed: “The evidence […]

  • Oklahoma high school football Week 5 playoff picks

    Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of the Class 2A and A championships and the Class 3A semifinals.




Scott Wright Sun, Dec. 21 2014 06:54:57 PM CST A look back at the best of the 2014 Oklahoma high school football season LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Dec. 20 2014 09:06:47 PM CST RT @DedrianParmerSr: PC West falls to Redundo Union in the Tarkanian Classic championship. 66-51 @tarkclassic @HoopInsider @ScottWrightOK @…
Scott Wright Sat, Dec. 20 2014 06:37:53 PM CST Weatherford's D.J. Kurtenbach helping out community through Cleats for Kids, 4-H project LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Dec. 20 2014 01:01:42 AM CST #okpreps “@DedrianParmerSr: PC West buzzer beater vs Bishop Gorman in OT in semis LINK #tarkclassic #GoPatz #takestate”
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:52:11 PM CST RT @bbooker88: @ScottWrightOK Very impressive win they have two 7 footers that are probably the best big men in the country
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:26:16 PM CST Class 3A football championship notebook: Heritage Hall's Andy Bogert goes out with gold ball LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:16:49 PM CST @Braden_Gammon I'll be there
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:11:51 PM CST @Braden_Gammon Gorman had a huge size advantage against PCW tonight. And D-I bigs. That's what's so impressive
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:09:52 PM CST @Braden_Gammon Mustang and Edmond Memorial both have a lot of talent, but the way PCW is playing right now, it'll be tough for anybody
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:06:58 PM CST That's a ridiculously impressive win for PC West. Bishop Gorman has been ranked as high as No. 15 nationally this year #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:03:23 PM CST RT @LLeggins: #PCWest Win! In OT vs. Bishop Gorman, NV 52-50 Going to Championship Game tomorrow #TarkClassic #OKPreps @TarkClassic http://…
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:02:49 PM CST RT @LLeggins: #PCWest Win! In OT vs. Bishop Gorman, NV #TarkClassic #OKPreps @PCWestInfo @Skordle @VYPEOK @TarkClassic LINK
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 10:14:08 PM CST RT @DedrianParmerSr: PC West and Bishop Gorman in OT of semis #tarkclassic #GoPatz @ScottWrightOK @HoopInsider @NewsOKSports LINK
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 09:35:09 PM CST Chargers ready to put these on #okpreps LINK
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 09:32:29 PM CST RT @DedrianParmerSr: PC West leading Bishop Gorman 18-14 at half of semis #tarkclassic #GoPatz @ScottWrightOK @HoopInsider @NewsOKSports h…
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:53:52 PM CST Heritage Hall's Joe Wheeler (@OKCJoseph) just punted for the first time tonight. Read about him here LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:15:37 PM CST Cushing pass incomplete in the EZ to end the half. HH leads 27-7 #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:15:27 PM CST NCAA Volleyball Championships: Q&A with Penn State junior Megan Courtney LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:10:39 PM CST Cushing throws a pick them gets one right back. Tigers with a chance to cut the 27-7 HH lead before half #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:03:45 PM CST Heritage Hall answers right back. Tank Love with his second TD. 27-7 Chargers late 2Q #okpreps