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 basketball: Midwest City rallies for Tournament of Champions title

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Dec 30, 2015

    After trailing much of the game, the Bombers rallied for a 57-53 win over Harrah at the Mabee Center in the boys' Tournament of Champions final.

  • High school notebook: Westmoore's Ashley Gomez offered by Xavier

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright Staff Writers | Published: Mon, Dec 28, 2015

    She also holds offers from University of Portland, Southern Utah and Southwestern Oklahoma State.

  • Southmoore's Casey Thompson, Jeremy Stark among top honorees in COAC

    scott wright | Updated: Mon, Dec 28, 2015

    Southmoore garnered a pair of the top awards on the All-Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference football team. Sophomore quarterback Casey Thompson was named Offensive Player of the Year and Jeremy Stark was named Coach of the Year, the conference announced. Southmoore was the conference champion as well. Deer Creek linebacker Blake Landon was named Defensive Player of the Year.

  • High school football: All-State football players and their holiday traditions

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Dec 24, 2015

    Earlier this week, the first-team selections of the 103rd All-State football team visited The Oklahoman offices. We asked them all several questions, including this one: What is your favorite holiday tradition?

  • Power Lunch: Chat high school football with Scott Wright

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Mon, Dec 21, 2015

    Join The Oklahoman's high school writer Scott Wright to talk All-State football selections and prep basketball in the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Power Lunch: Chat high school football with Scott Wright

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Mon, Dec 21, 2015

    Join The Oklahoman's high school writer Scott Wright to talk All-State football selections and prep basketball in the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • The Oklahoman's first-team All-State football selections

    scott wright,Jacob Unruh | Updated: Mon, Dec 21, 2015

    THE OKLAHOMAN’S FIRST-TEAM ALL-STATE SELECTION A player who won a state championship for the fourth straight year and another who helped his school win its first title since 1971 earned the top awards on The Oklahoman’s 103rd All-State football team. Altus running back Taven Birdow, who rushed for 2,472 yards and 30 touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to the Class 5A state championship for the first time in more than 40 years, was named the Offensive Player of the Year. Jenks’ do-it-all star Dillon Stoner, who is verbally committed to Oklahoma State, was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Jeremy Reed of Altus was selected as the All-State Coach of the Year.

  • High school notebook: Illinois offers Mustang's Blake Williams

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Published: Sat, Dec 19, 2015

    Williams’ versatility led to him being used as a receiver, blocker and running back in short-yardage situations.

  • High school basketball roundup: Small, Hammons power Putnam City

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Dec 18, 2015

    They combined for 58 points as the Pirates whipped McGuinness in a girls matchup at Putnam City.

  • High school notebook: Coaches recognize Bethany's Hudson Haws in District 3A-2 awards

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Published: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    Before coaches got around to naming the top offensive or defensive players in the district, they chose to make special recognition of injured Bethany linebacker Hudson Haws with the Courage Award.

  • High school basketball: Edmond North excelling in Terry Evans' return to high school coaching

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    “It took a little getting used to being back at the high school level,” Evans said. “But this team is pretty mature. They’re like the freshmen I had in college. It’s really been fun."

  • Ketchum's Janway selected to USA Football under-19 team

    scott wright | Updated: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    Ketchum senior Garret Janway will participate in the International Bowl as part of the USA Football under-19 team next month. Janway, a 6-foot, 260-pound lineman, was selected for the team, which will compete against the Canadian national team Jan. 31 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. USA Football fields teams in five different age groups, from under-14 to under-19. Players practice together for a week prior to the games.

  • Ponca City's Brent Wilson named Division II All-American

    scott wright | Updated: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    Ponca City native Brent Wilson’s record-setting senior season at Emporia State was capped with an All-America selection on Tuesday. Wilson, who was also a finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy — the NCAA Division II version of the Heisman — was a second-team choice on the D-II Conference Commissioners Association All-America team. Also named the MIAA Offensive Player of the year, Wilson completed 337 of 521 passes for 4,244 yards and 40 touchdowns. His 316 rushing yards gave him 4,560 total yards for the season. Both yardage totals rank second in MIAA history for a single season. He led the Hornets to an 11-3 record and their first-ever appearance in the national quarterfinals.

  • Coaches recognize Bethany's Hudson Haws in District 3A-2 awards

    scott wright | Updated: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    With several important awards to give out, the top of the list for the coaches of District 3A-2 was an easy selection. Before they got around to naming the top offensive or defensive players in the district, the coaches chose to make special recognition of injured Bethany linebacker Hudson Haws with the Courage Award. Haws suffered three broken vertebrae in his neck and back during a game at Blanchard in late October. He is currently paralyzed below the chest and is undergoing treatment at Craig Hospital in Denver with hopes of regaining movement in his legs. In addition to their recognition of Haws, the district coaches chose Meeker running back Jake Standlee as the 3A-2 Player of the Year.

  • Jones' Ty Hughes named MVP of District 3A-3

    scott wright | Updated: Wed, Dec 16, 2015

    It’s entirely normal to see a quarterback or running back earn Most Valuable Player honors when coaches vote on their all-district football teams. But Ty Hughes broke the mold in District 3A-3. The Jones defensive tackle was named the district MVP after helping the Longhorns to a 13-1 season. Seminole picked up a pair of major honors as well, with Dake Reese being named Offensive MVP and Jacob Harrison taking the defensive award. Star Spencer’s Divontrey Johnson and Bethel kicker Ruth King shared the Special Teams MVP honor.

  • Luther's Maurice Wright takes Player of the Year honors in District 2A-2

    scott wright | Updated: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    Following an undefeated regular season, Luther claimed several top All-District 2A-2 awards on the coaches’ honors list. Luther running back Maurice Wright was named the district’s Player of the year and Shawn Meek was Coach of the Year. DeWayne Rhodes of Luther and Oklahoma Christian’s Jacob Smith shared Defensive Player of the Year honors and Christian Heritage running back Joseph Lemieux claimed the offensive award.

  • High school journal: Heritage Hall's McDaniel to play in Blue-Grey All-America Bowl

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright Staff Writers | Updated: Mon, Dec 14, 2015

    McDaniel was selected based on his performance at a combine for the event over the summer in Dallas.

  • Tulsa Union's Adkins, Mustang's Garrett, Southmoore's Jones take top District 6A-I-2 honors

    scott wright | Updated: Mon, Dec 14, 2015

    Tulsa Union running back Tyler Adkins was joined by Mustang’s Chandler Garrett and Southmoore’s Noah Jones on the list of top honors for District 6A-I-2. Adkins was voted District Player of the Year by the 6A-I-2 coaches, and Union’s Kirk Fridrich was named Coach of the Year. Garrett, Mustang’s quarterback, was named the Offensive Player of the Year and Jones, a defensive end for the SaberCats, was the Defensive Player of the Year.

  • Power Lunch: Chat high school football with Scott Wright

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Mon, Dec 14, 2015

    Join The Oklahoman's prep writer Scott Wright to talk high school sports in the Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • The Oklahoman's final high school football rankings

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Dec 13, 2015

    The Oklahoman's final high school football rankings   Class 6A-I 1. Jenks (2) 11-1 2. Tulsa Union (1) 9-3 3. Broken Arrow (3) 11-2 4. Edmond Santa Fe (4) 7-5 5. Southmoore (5) 9-2 6. Norman North (6) 7-4 7. Mustang (7) 7-4 8. Putnam City (8) 5-6 9. Edmond Memorial (9) 4-6 10. Westmoore (10) 4-6 Dropped out: None   Class 6A-II 1. Bixby (4) 9-4 2. Sand Springs (3) 7-5* 3. Tulsa Washington (1) 10-1 4. Bartlesville (2) 10-2 5. Lawton (5) 8-2 6. Midwest City (6) 6-4 7. Stillwater (7) 5-6 8. Choctaw (8) 5-6 9. Muskogee (9) 4-6 10. Putnam City West (10) 4-6 Dropped out:




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Scott Wright Today at 7:58 PM Stevie Clark scored 16, hit three 3s and Ark. Baptist won 90-61
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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…
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Scott Wright Sat, Feb. 06 2016 06:35:55 PM CST High school sports: College signing list https://t.co/Zawglxu92E #okpreps
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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

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