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 track: State track and field athletes to watch

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    The Class A, 2A, 3A and 4A state track and field meets will be held Monday and Tuesday

  • Updated list of next week's high school championships

    Scott Wright | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2015

    In a proactive move to avoid inclement weather, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association postponed small-school state track meets, some large-school regional track meets, girls tennis tournaments and small-school baseball tournaments to early next week. “The safety of the participants, coaches and fans of the state championship events is of great concern to the OSSAA,” […]

  • Class 3A girls state golf tournament notebook: Purcell sweeps individual, team honors

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    The Dragons’ two-day total of 626 was good for a 49-stroke victory over Eufaula, Purcell’s second consecutive championship. It was the program’s fifth, having won three straight from 2004-06, all five coming under coach Mike Gowens.

  • Class 3A golf: Torn labrum does not keep Kara Davis from competing for Purcell

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Davis, a junior golfer for Purcell, has played the entire season with a torn labrum in her left shoulder. She wasn’t entirely pleased with the 85 she shot Wednesday at Brent Bruehl Memorial Golf Course, the Dragons’ home course. But Davis couldn’t complain about her team’s 38-stroke lead at the halfway point of the Class 3A state tournament.

  • High school soccer roundup: Edmond North girls strike early to beat McGuinness

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Haley Felix sensed it before the game ever began. She and her Edmond North teammates were ready for the challenge the playoffs presented. “I could feel a change in the atmosphere,” Felix said. “Our team was 10 times more hyped. We were ready to play in the playoffs.” Felix scored the final goal in a 3-0 win over McGuinness in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs Tuesday night at Edmond North, following goals from freshman Mackenzie Holub and sophomore Addy Guthrie. All three goals came in the first half. “Getting those three goals in the first half really boosted our confidence,” said Felix, a senior. “Scoring hasn’t been our strong suit this season, but I think we’re finally getting the hang

  • High school football: Del City's Terry Wilson verbally commits to Nebraska

    By Scott Wright | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Wilson has been a hot commodity on the recruiting market lately, adding several Division I offers from programs like Colorado, Texas Tech and Arizona State in the last few weeks.

  • Girls state golf tournaments: Three things to know

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    The 36-hole girls state golf tournaments will be held Wednesday and Thursday at five locations around the state. Here are three things to know as the tournaments get going: * Edmond Santa Fe is coming off a Class 6A regional championship at Surrey Hills in Yukon last week, led by senior JoBi Heath, who took the individual regional title as well. The Wolves will try to play the spoiler role for the eastside teams that come in as the favorites, particularly Broken Arrow and Tulsa Union. Union is seeking its fifth consecutive title. * Purcell is looking to repeat in Class 3A, after winning last season’s title behind a sophomore-driven team.

  • 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 […]

Scott Wright Wed, Jul. 01 2015 05:48:30 PM CST The Oklahoman's Super 30 LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Jun. 29 2015 05:51:05 PM CST Super 30: Intangibles set Stroud's Tiller Bucktrot apart LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Jun. 27 2015 07:47:02 PM CST Super 30: Putnam City's Dreyvon Christon relishes opportunity to play against big schools LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Jun. 25 2015 03:46:09 PM CST High schools: Jeff Brickman's return going well for Southmoore LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Jun. 23 2015 07:39:30 PM CST RT @HHallFootball: @ScottWrightOK you can add Tevin McDaniel (@TevinMcD) to that list. He has been offered by Air Force.
Scott Wright Tue, Jun. 23 2015 07:18:54 PM CST State's football recruiting class growing at unprecedented rate LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Jun. 23 2015 07:18:54 PM CST Football recruiting: Who has offers? LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Jun. 22 2015 11:32:07 PM CST OU, OSU just the start for John Marshall's Tramonda Moore LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Jun. 22 2015 09:34:19 PM CST @KOSUryan yep, thanks Ryan. Happy b-day
Scott Wright Mon, Jun. 22 2015 08:49:27 PM CST RT @CBCallahan: How Bob Barry Jr. kick-started my career LINK Great work @ScottWrightOK (I remember that internship)
Scott Wright Mon, Jun. 22 2015 08:41:31 PM CST RT @jasonkersey: Please read this from @ScottWrightOK on Bob Barry Jr.: LINK @kfor @KFORsports
Scott Wright Mon, Jun. 22 2015 08:41:23 PM CST @THEchrisHOKE thanks Chris
Scott Wright Mon, Jun. 22 2015 08:41:13 PM CST @jonogreco13 thanks Jono
Scott Wright Mon, Jun. 22 2015 02:46:40 PM CST How Bob Barry Jr. kick-started my career LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sun, Jun. 21 2015 10:49:21 PM CST Girls basketball: Texas Tech offers Edmond Santa Fe's Jo'Nah Johnson LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sun, Jun. 21 2015 10:49:21 PM CST Basketball recruiting: Duke offers Norman North's Trae Young LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sun, Jun. 21 2015 09:30:30 PM CST #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Jun. 20 2015 07:20:31 PM CST High school coaching legend Jerry Potter dies at 89 LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Jun. 19 2015 03:57:08 PM CST Norman North's Ben Barrett wins Gatorade track award LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Jun. 19 2015 11:26:55 AM CST Football recruiting: OU offers John Marshall lineman Tramonda Moore LINK #okpreps