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.

  • Boys Little All-City track roster

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    First team 100: Brady Kulbeth, Sr., Washington 200: Carlos Hishaw, Sr., Douglass 400: Clifford Porter, Jr., Douglass 800: Aaron Brinegar, Sr., Bethany 1,600: Zachary Randall, Sr., Mount St. Mary 3,200: Kyle McKinley, Sr., Heritage Hall 110 hurdles: Cayden Spain, Jr., Purcell 300 hurdles: Cayden Spain, Jr., Purcell High jump: Jeremiah Perry, So., Blanchard Long jump: Nathan Croslin, Jr., Purcell Pole vault: Brock Hottel, Fr., Purcell Shot put: Kaden Jackson, Sr., Kingfisher Discus: Kaden Jackson, Sr., Kingfisher Athlete of the Year: Brady Kulbeth, Washington Coach of the Year: Brad Beller, Washington Second team 100: Caleb Powell, So.,

  • Little All-City track: Track surpasses baseball as sport of choice for Washington's Brady Kulbeth

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Kulbeth won the 100 meters in 11.05, took second in the 200 in 22.25 and ran on two gold-medal relay teams as Washington took third place as a team in Class 3A.

  • Boys Little All-City track first-team athlete capsules

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Athlete of the Year Brady Kulbeth, Washington Event: 100 meters Class: Senior The story: Kulbeth split time between baseball and track, but sparkled on the track at the end of the year. He won the Class 3A 100 in 11.05, finished second in the 200 and helped Washington win two sprint relays. Carlos Hishaw, Douglass Event: 200 meters Class: Senior The story: Hishaw was runner-up in the Class 4A 100 and took fourth in the 200 at 22.05. Clifford Porter, Douglass Event: 400 meters Class: Junior The story: Porter was third in the 400 at 50.32, helping Douglass to a third-place team finish in 4A.

  • Southmoore's Noah Jones commits to Texas Tech

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    The ball pops loose from Mustang's Chase Brown as Southmoore's Noah Jones defends during Friday night’s matchup. Photo by Hugh Scott, for The Oklahoman With more than 50 Oklahoma high school football prospects with Division I scholarship offers, those players are starting to settle in on their college decisions. For the second straight day, a top prospect in the Oklahoma City metro area announced his commitment. Southmoore defensive end Noah Jones posted on Twitter that he has verbally committed to Texas Tech. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound senior was No. 11 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 recruit rankings.

  • Big All-City Track: Norman North's Ben Barrett one of state's top distance runners ever

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    The next meet on Barrett’s schedule — which is also the last of his high school career — is the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday in Seattle, where he will compete against some of the best 1,600-meter runners in the nation.

  • Big All-City Track: Superstitions made season fun for McGuinness' Jillian Hagen

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Whether it was the reminders written on her shoes — like “relax,” and “breathe,” — her long, red ponytail that must be braided every time she runs, or the comfort that came after her relay team’s pre-race prayer, the routines were always the same.

  • High schools: Boys Big All-City Track first-team athlete capsules

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Demeco Wright, Midwest City Event: 100 meters Class: Senior The story: The speedster, who also played a vital role for the Bomber football team, took third at state with a time of 10.74.   Robert Charlton, Edmond Memorial Event: 200 meters Class: Senior The story: One of the state’s fastest athletes the last two years, Charlton medaled at state in the 100 and 200, taking silver in the 200 at 22.18. He turned down Division I football offers to run track at Central Arkansas.   Malique Lytle, Shawnee Event: 400 meters Class: Senior The story: Previously an 800 specialist, the Iowa State signee jumped into the open 400 and won state in both, with a 400 time of

  • Girls Big All-City first-team athlete capsules

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Whitney Bridges, Southmoore Event: 100 meters Class: Freshman The story: The freshman had track fans buzzing all year, and she finished strong, winning state at 12.05.   Morganne Mukes, Edmond Memorial Event: 200 meters Class: Sophomore The story: After bursting onto the scene as a freshman a year ago, Mukes followed up with a gold in the 200 at 25.79 and a runner-up finish in the 100.   Athlete of the Year Jillian Hagen, McGuinness Event: 400 meters The story: Helped McGuinness to the Class 5A team title, winning three golds and one silver, including a win in the open 400 at 57.45 and two relay victories.

  • Washington hires Deer Creek assistant T.J. Scholz as boys basketball coach

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Deer Creek assistant T.J. Scholz has been hired as the head boys basketball coach at Washington, a move that became official on Monday. Scholz, who last served as a head coach at Enid, replaces Larry Johnston. Johnston was recently hired as the new boys coach at Roff. It’s been a busy summer for basketball coaching […]

  • All-City Girls Player of the Year: Southmoore's Jordan Henry breezed through unbeaten season in 6A

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT Staf‌f Writer | Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    MOORE — Southmoore’s Jordan Henry worked all year — or years, really — for that brief moment atop the podium as a state tennis champion. And she hardly remembers what it felt like. “It’s really sad, because once you’re up on the podium, you’re not really there,” Henry said. “It’s just like, ‘Oh, this is supposed to happen.’ You feel like it’s just normal stuf‌f when in fact it really isn’t normal at all. “While I was on the podium, it didn’t hit me at all, but 30 minutes afterwards, it was like, oh, I’m done. I probably should’ve been thinking more in the moment that time.” Henry, The Oklahoman’s All-City Girls Tennis Player of the Year following a 24-0 season and Class

  • Boys All-City tennis first-team capsules

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Chase Brill, Edmond Memorial •Class: Junior •The story: Brill was solid all season, finishing fifth at state in the competitive Class 6A No. 1 singles bracket, and helping Edmond Memorial to a runner-up finish.   Blake Crawford, Mount St. Mary •Class: Senior •The story: After winning the first tennis title in Mount St. Mary history a year ago, Crawford capped his career with another state championship in Class 4A No. 1 singles.   Player of the Year Nick Funches, Heritage Hall •Class: Senior •The story: Played singles and doubles throughout his high school career, becoming the winningest player in

  • Girls All-City tennis roster

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Girls All-City tennis roster First team •Kat Allen, Sr., Heritage Hall •Jessica Borsky, Sr., Heritage Hall •Jordan Henry, Sr., Southmoore •Jessica Le, Fr., Harding Prep •Jaci Smith, Sr., Edmond North •Rylee Tucker, Jr.

  • All-City boys tennis Player of the Year: Nick Funches, Heritage Hall

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT Staf‌f Writer | Published: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Heritage Hall’s Nick Funches was perfectly fine knowing his tennis career was going to end after high school. He was planning to attend Loyola-Marymount in Los Angeles, where he would simply focus on his education. But the Loyola coach saw video of Funches on the court from a big high school tournament in Tennessee, and eventually connected with the Chargers’ senior. “He was impressed and that’s when he started getting interested in me,” Funches said. “Before that, I was planning on not playing tennis, and I didn’t necessarily want to play. “But as the season came to an end, with the way I was playing, I started to think I should at least try it and see what happens.

  • High schools: Boys golf All-City first-team player capsules

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Austin Eckroat, Edmond North Class: Sophomore The story: Eckroat came up short of repeating as the Class 6A state champ but put together an outstanding season otherwise, winning three tournaments and posting a 72.6 scoring average. He has been committed to Oklahoma State since his freshman year.   Garrett McDaniel, Shawnee Class: Senior The story: A reliable player for the Wolves throughout his career, McDaniel went out with a bang. The Northeastern State signee led Shawnee’s charge to a Class 5A runaway, winning the individual title by one stroke over teammate Braden Ricks.

  • High schools: All-City Boys Golfer of the Year Mason Overstreet's game going international

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    The Kingfisher golfer, who just completed his junior year of high school, will be flying to Japan to compete for Team USA in the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, scheduled for June 16-19.

  • The Oklahoman's All-City Girls Golf: Casady's Elizabeth Freeman succeeded with new mental approach

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Freeman won the SPC Tournament as a senior, her last competition for the Casady Cyclones.

  • Faith 7 Basketball Bowl: Future Sooner Rashard Odomes shines as Texas beats Oklahoma

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Odomes, from Copperas Cove, scored 37 points on 13-of-17 shooting, including 2-of-4 from 3-point range and 9-of-10 at the free throw line. He added a game-high 11 rebounds and three assists to earn Texas MVP honors.

  • High school notebook: Edmond North's Austin Eckroat beats teammate for OGA junior title

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    Austin Eckroat and Rhett Bechtel couldn’t get Edmond North to the Class 6A state tournament championship last month, but the two Huskies did battle on Thursday for another state title. Eckroat, who will be a junior, defeated Bechtel 3 and 1 in the finals of the Oklahoma Golf Association Junior Match Play Championship at Kickingbird Golf Course in Edmond. Eckroat advanced to the final match with a 2 and 1 win over McGuinness’ David Trimble on Friday morning, while Bechtel, who has signed with Southern Nazarene, beat Edmond Memorial’s McCain Schellhardt 2 up. Schellhardt was the top seed in the match play bracket after posting a two-round total of 135 in stroke play qualifying and defeating Trimble in a playoff.

  • OU signee Jayden Chestnut of Mustang wins state Gatorade award

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    Oklahoma softball signee Jayden Chestnut of Mustang, who pitched the Broncos to the Class 6A state championship last fall, was honored Thursday as the Gatorade Oklahoma Softball Player of the Year. Chestnut was 24-3 with a 0.92 earned-run average and 242 strikeouts in 164 innings pitched. She threw three perfect games in her senior season […]

  • Women's College World Series: Q&A with Michigan coach Carol Hutchins

    By Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    On pace to become the winningest softball coach in NCAA Division I history sometime next season, Michigan’s Carol Hutchins already had a national title to her name, and she added a runner-up finish with a 4-1 loss to Florida on Wednesday night at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

Scott Wright Sat, Aug. 29 2015 07:10:39 PM CST District A-7 preview: Ketchum, Afton are coaches' favorites #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Aug. 29 2015 07:10:39 PM CST High school cross country runners to watch #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Aug. 29 2015 12:21:39 AM CST @Bo_Wright I’m with you. That hurt to watch.
Scott Wright Sat, Aug. 29 2015 12:08:27 AM CST RT @SuptSims: @ScottWrightOK Minco 60 Watonga 12 final
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 11:51:20 PM CST RT @DaltonStout_2: @ScottWrightOK Bethany 27 lone grove 7
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 11:46:12 PM CST High school football: Hassan Lawton's interception seals Bethany win over Lone Grove #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:51:33 PM CST @Kale_Daniels Lewis had 12 carries for 197, two TDs and a 19-yd TD reception
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:32:35 PM CST Bethany 34, Lone Grove 29 FINAL #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:32:02 PM CST An offsides penalty by LG costs them some clock and Bethany will be able to down it now for a 34-29 win #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:28:35 PM CST @Gary_P23 No, though he's had some cramping issues
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:27:41 PM CST Bethany's Hassan Lawton with his second INT of the night, this one at the 17. Bethany ball with 1:22 to kill and a 5-pt lead #Okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:24:49 PM CST Lone Grove's Jeremy Lewis with a 28-yd run to the 50. Injury timeout with 1:28 on the clock #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:23:15 PM CST Lone Grove with the ball at its 22, down 34-29 with 1:39 to go #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:21:31 PM CST Bethany facing 4th and 5 from the LG 47 with 1:52 left. Punter on for Bethany #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:15:40 PM CST Bethany holds on a huge 4th down inside the 30. LG turnover on downs. 3:20 to play #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:13:13 PM CST LG's Jeremy Lewis has a 34-yd TD run called back because of an illegal shift. Third and long for LG, Bethany up 34-29 w/ 4:10 left #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 09:59:47 PM CST RT @TuttleTimes: Final score Tuttle 31 Davis 14
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 09:57:45 PM CST RT @jacobunruh: Tuttle's Blake Berryhill with a pick-six. Tuttle up 31-14 on Davis with 13.1 left. #OKPreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 09:55:22 PM CST Bethany has the ball, Lone Grove has the momentum at the end of the third quarter. Bethany up 34-29 #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 09:51:36 PM CST Lone Grove's Jeremy Lewis coming alive in 2H. Three carries, 141 yards, two TDs. LG still trails Bethany 34-29 late 3Q #okpreps