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 sports: Mustang's Fuller twins share a competitive bond

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    There aren’t many things Kyra and Skyler don’t do together. The sports they play obviously end up being on that list. Skyler is a talented center fielder for the Mustang baseball team and Kyra is a cross country and track standout for the Broncos.

  • High school swimming: Closure of OCCC swimming pool causing problems for several metro high school teams

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    A consulting firm told the college that its competition pool needs $6 million in upgrades and repairs to remain functional, and the school says the pool is already operating at a loss on a yearly basis. The pool is scheduled to close in September.

  • High school notebook: Deer Creek baseball coach Ron Moore resigns

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    A source told The Oklahoman that Moore recently resigned, closing a highly successful run with the Antlers that dates back to the 2001 season.

  • Kingfisher golfer Mason Overstreet wins eighth tournament

    Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Kingfisher golfer Mason Overstreet added another first-place finish to his stellar junior season, taking down a field full of players from larger schools at Guthrie’s Bluejay Bash on Thursday. It was Overstreet’s eighth victory in nine tournaments. Overstreet’s two-round total of 139 edged Shawnee’s Garrett McDaniel and Edmond Santa Fe’s Brett Hagan by three strokes […]

  • OKC Storm duo B.J. Maxwell, Jalone Friday commit to Abilene Christian

    Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    The Abilene Christian men’s basketball team added a pair of national champions to its roster Thursday night. B.J. Maxwell and Jalone Friday, teammates for the homeschool national champion Oklahoma City Storm, verbally committed to the Texas school Thursday, Maxwell told The Oklahoman. Maxwell, a first-team selection on The Oklahoman’s Little All-City team, averaged 18.7 points, […]

  • High school notebook: Norman North's Ben Barrett sets state record in 1,600 meters

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Barrett ran the 1,600 meters in 4:09.97 Thursday afternoon in the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference meet at Deer Creek, breaking the state record, which had been set earlier this year by Deer Creek’s Bryce Balenseifen.

  • Offers pouring in for Del City's Terry Wilson, Lexington's Tyler Brown

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Last week’s offers from Nebraska and Colorado were just the start for Del City quarterback Terry Wilson. Three more scholarship offers have come in this week, with two more from Power Five conferences. Arizona State and Texas Tech joined San Diego State in offering the 6-foot-3, 190-pound junior over the last few days. Lexington’s Tyler […]

  • Oklahoma State offers Norman North shooting guard Lindy Waters III

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Scholarship offers for Norman North junior shooting guard Lindy Waters III have gone from a steady flow to a roaring wave over the last few days. Lower-level Division I programs like Northeastern and Loyola-Maryland helped Waters’ offer list reach double-digits, then Harvard and Yale brought an Ivy League presence to the recruiting game. Cincinnati came […]

  • High School Athletes of the Week

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Baseball Kyle Tyler, Westmoore Tyler, an Oklahoma signee, was masterful on the mound in two starts over the past week, striking out a total of 28 batters. He allowed just one run as Westmoore ran its winning streak to eight games. Girls soccer Haley Woodard, Norman North The Oklahoma State signee delivered two second-half goals Tuesday against Mustang to help Norman North clinch the district title and a fifth straight win. Boys golf Lance Gregory and Bryce Fanning, Southmoore The pair of SaberCats tied for first at the Ardmore Invitational, each shooting 73 to lead Southmoore to the team victory.

  • Area swimmers hope to save OCCC pool

    Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Earlier this month, it was announced that the Oklahoma City Community College Aquatic Center was going to be closing, because the facility, which houses a frequently used competitive swimming pool, needed $6 million in repairs that the college could not afford. Read about the pool closure here. On Wednesday, the King Marlin Swim Club, one […]

  • Edmond Memorial's Curran Scott commits to play for Mark Price at UNC-Charlotte

    Scott Wright | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    The chance to play for a legendary Oklahoma native was a big selling point for Curran Scott, even if it means going to North Carolina to do it. The Edmond Memorial senior verbally committed to UNC-Charlotte, coached by Enid native and former NBA star Mark Price. “Coach Price was really the determining factor for me, […]

  • High school notebook: Kansas offers, Duke interested in Norman North's Trae Young

    By Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Young, playing this summer for MOKAN Elite out of the Kansas City area, put on an impressive showing over the weekend at a Nike AAU Tournament in Lexington, Ky., that has resulted in some of the top programs in the country joining the pursuit of the 6-foot-1 point guard.

  • Oklahoma golf signee Brad Dalke takes down Rory McIlroy -- in arm wrestling

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    One of the top-ranked junior golfers in the country over the last few years, Oklahoma signee Brad Dalke of Edmond will be looking for his chances to take on the world’s best golfers one day. Over the weekend, he got a shot at major champion Rory McIlroy, but not on the golf course. The two […]

  • Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Kayley Drake finishes first half-marathon with a little assistance

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Walking the half-marathon in full firefighter gear — as several firefighters do every year — a group from the Midwest City Fire Department saw a young woman struggling to keep going. About three miles remained, and the firefighters weren’t going to let her give up.

  • Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon review

    staff reports | Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Review the full transcript from Sunday's coverage of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.

  • High school notebook: Northwest Classen's Tyritta Dixon signs with Brown Mackie

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Dixon signed her National Letter of Intent at Northwest Classen on Friday with Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kan., to play basketball, adding another positive step in her journey from homelessness.

  • Oklahoma Big 10 Conference honors top basketball players

    Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Putnam City West senior Tyson Jolly and Choctaw sophomore Ana Llanusa were recently recognized as the top players in the Oklahoma Big 10 Conference. Jolly, who has signed with Cal, was named the conference’s Boys MVP and Lawton Eisenhower’s Bruce Harrington was named Coach of the Year. On the girls side, Oklahoma commit Llanusa was […]

  • High schools: University of Houston assistant Derek Warehime hits the recruiting trail in native Oklahoma

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The 32-year-old football coach has worked at five different colleges in three different states — not counting his first job as a student assistant at his alma mater, Tulsa — and at each stop, his recruiting trail has passed through Oklahoma.

  • High school notebook: Colorado the latest to extend offer Del City's Terry Wilson

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    For the second straight day, Del City quarterback Terry Wilson has received a scholarship offer from a former Big 12 football program.

  • High School Athletes of the Week: Shawnee's Malique Lytle, Dibble's Brooke James among week's best

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Lytle won the 800 in a pair of the week’s biggest events, OU’s John Jacobs Invitational and the Bison Invitational at Oklahoma Baptist.




Scott Wright Sat, May. 02 2015 09:01:12 PM CST High school sports: Mustang's Fuller twins share a competitive bond LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, May. 02 2015 02:05:37 PM CST RT @The1CoachSex: @aliiksezer MSSU offer MWC Ath Aliik Sezer! #HeadHunta4Life @ScottWrightOK @scoutrecruiting @KingTeve @TheATheiss @MWCBla…
Scott Wright Fri, May. 01 2015 06:39:23 PM CST High school swimming: Closure of OCCC swimming pool causing problems for several metro high school teams LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, May. 01 2015 06:39:23 PM CST High school notebook: Deer Creek baseball coach Ron Moore resigns LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, May. 01 2015 03:19:37 PM CST Kingfisher golfer Mason Overstreet wins eighth tournament LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, May. 01 2015 01:35:15 PM CST OKC Storm duo B.J. Maxwell, Jalone Friday commit to Abilene Christian LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 10:16:56 PM CST OKC Storm guard BJ Maxwell says he and Storm forward Jalone Friday have committed to Abilene Christian #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 07:51:25 PM CST RT @JordanBrown1_23: Just received my 4th D1 offer from Arkansas State University! 🔴⚫️ LINK
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 07:50:45 PM CST High school notebook: Norman North's Ben Barrett sets state record in 1,600 meters LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 07:44:08 PM CST RT @OSSAAOnline: The Class 4A-3A-2A Girls Golf State Tee Times have been set - check them out here ! LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 07:42:58 PM CST RT @sfwolves_sports: Girls golf update. Team takes 2nd, JoBi Heath wins 1st place, Kassidy's Muse 2nd place! At Surry Hills @SFHSWolfpack #…
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 07:12:48 PM CST Norman North's Ben Barrett set the state record in the 1,600 meters with a 4:09.97 at the COAC meet Thursday at Deer Creek #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 06:43:41 PM CST Offers pouring in for Del City's Terry Wilson, Lexington's Tyler Brown LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 02:40:34 PM CST Oklahoma State offers Norman North shooting guard Lindy Waters III LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 09:24:35 AM CST RT @GLAProdigy: Just received an offer from Arizona State University🔱💥☀️ @BPrzybylo @JLMcCuistion @ScottWrightOK @BrandonTFB LINK
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 29 2015 11:55:55 PM CST RT @OklahomaWizards: 2016 SG Lindy Waters III (@LindyWatersIII | Norman North) has picked up an offer from Oklahoma State #TheWizardsWay #o…
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 29 2015 08:37:54 PM CST RT @jacobunruh: OSSAA sets soccer playoff brackets LINK #OKPreps
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 29 2015 08:37:17 PM CST RT @OklahomaWizards: 2016 SG Lindy Waters III has picked up offers from Yale, George Mason, and Bradley #TheWizardsWay #okpreps
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 29 2015 07:31:14 PM CST MWC football sophs Evan Fields and Demontre Gatewood have been offered by Arkansas St. #okpreps
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 29 2015 07:05:26 PM CST High School Athletes of the Week LINK #okpreps

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