Scott Wright
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.

Top Stories


  • WCWS: College softball national champion to be crowned in Oklahoma City

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Wed, May 28, 2014

    OU faces Alabama at 8:30 p.m. Thursday to cap the first day of action at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

  • OU softball: Sooners return to the 'Promised Land'

    By Scott Wright | Published: Tue, May 27, 2014

    Speaking about what it means to be back at the Women’s College World Series, OU slugger Lauren Chamberlain looked down at her arm and laughed. “I’m getting goosebumps,” she said. “I’m really excited to be back. It’s cool. It’s just a special place.”

  • High school notebook: Carl Albert's Gavin LaValley wins Gatorade baseball award

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Updated: Tue, May 27, 2014

    LaValley, who is regarded as the state’s top hitter, collected 19 home runs and 75 RBIs this season while helping the Titans win their third straight Class 5A championship.

  • High schools: Mason Overstreet, Lexi Armon win Oklahoma's Best Classic

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Mon, May 26, 2014

    The golf gathering was open to players who finished in the top 15 at the high school state tournaments.

  • OU softball: Patty Gasso has been solving lineup puzzles all season

    By Scott Wright | Published: Mon, May 26, 2014

    Over the last two months, the lineup card must’ve felt like an unsolvable puzzle for Gasso, with a constant stream of injuries, adjustments and shuffling to find the right mix both in the field and at the plate.

  • Norman North QB and OSU commitment John Kolar focused on improving footwork

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Last September, John Kolar was showing his athletic ability while establishing himself as a valuable wide receiver in the Norman North offense. Then quarterback David Cornwell got hurt and Kolar got to show off a whole different set of skills. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Kolar jumped right in, completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 1,675 yards with 15 touchdowns and just two interceptions. By late February, he was verbally committed to Oklahoma State. Now he’s spending his spring working to polish the tools that will benefit him both at Norman North and eventually with the Cowboys. “My main focus from last year to this year is my footwork,” Kolar said. “I’m working on my drops, and getting my

  • Millwood's Josh Little explodes onto recruiting scene

    Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Two weeks ago, Millwood defensive end Josh Little was just another promising prospect hoping Division I colleges would take notice. Now, he needs both hands to count all his D-I offers. And the 6-foot-4, 230-pound senior is compiling an impressive list of suitors. “It’s just a matter of people starting to see what we see,” Millwood coach Darwin Franklin said. “We’ve been telling him it’s a process and it takes time. “He’s 6-4 now, and when people see 6-3 or 6-4 on a prospectus sheet, they don’t really believe it. But when they see it for themselves, it changes things.” Little received seven offers in a five-day span, with the likes of Purdue, Washington State and Tulsa leading the list.

  • Speed makes difference for Memorial’s Robert Charlton

    By Scott Wright | Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    As players mature, develop and train, they’re going to get faster. But elite speed rarely blossoms out of hard work. Either you have it or you don’t. That’s what makes prospects such as Edmond Memorial cornerback Robert Charlton a valuable commodity on the recruiting scene. Charlton’s stock rose during the spring as he showed off his impressive speed on the track. He ran the fastest 100-meter time in Class 6A at 10.58 seconds and finished second at state in the event. But the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder’s speed translates to the football field, too, where he had 70 tackles — a lofty number for a cornerback — during his junior season.

  • Oklahoma softball: Lauren Chamberlain leads home run barrage as Sooners advance to WCWS

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Lauren Chamberlain homered twice and the Sooners hit five home runs in all en route to an 8-2 win in the deciding game of the NCAA Super Regional Sunday at Marita Hynes Field.

  • Oklahoman Super 30 list of the state's top high school football recruits

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Here’s a look at our updated Super 30 as of Monday, May 26.

  • Oklahoma softball: Lady Vols shut out Sooners to force Game 3

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, May 24, 2014

    Kelsey Stevens still only allowed three hits, but walked in a pair of runs as Tennessee evened its best-of-three NCAA Super Regional series at one game apiece with a 4-0 win Saturday night at Marita Hynes Field.

  • Big, Little All-City basketball games this week

    By Scott Wright | Published: Sat, May 24, 2014

    The Little All-City boys and girls basketball games will kick off the two days of hoops at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night at Redlands Community College. The Oklahoman’s Super 5 Player of the Year, Chauncey Collins of the OKC Storm is expected to participate.

  • OU softball: Sooners rout Tennessee in Game 1 of super regional

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 23, 2014

    Oklahoma pitcher Kelsey Stevens, who hit a few rough spots in allowing 16 earned runs in three regional tournament victories last week, was sharp in the circle Friday night, pitching the seventh-seeded Sooners to an 8-1 victory over No. 10 seed Tennessee in the opening game of the best-of-3 super regional at Marita Hynes Field.

  • OU softball notebook: Moore's Jim Routon throws out first pitch

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 23, 2014

    Jim Routon, the man whose image became one of the defining moments of the 2013 Moore tornado, threw out the first pitch at the opening game of Oklahoma’s NCAA softball super-regional series against Tennessee on Friday at Marita Hynes Field in Norman.

  • High school notebook: Edmond North hires Guthrie's Pete Papahronis as girls basketball coach

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, May 23, 2014

    Pete Papahronis guided the Guthrie boys team to multiple state tournaments, including back-to-back Class 5A titles in 2008-09, before moving over to coach the girls teams in 2012.

  • Edmond North hires Papahronis as girls basketball coach

    scott wright | Updated: Fri, May 23, 2014

    Edmond North hired Guthrie’s Pete Papahronis as its new girls basketball coach at a special school board meeting on Friday morning. Papahronis guided the Guthrie boys team to multiple state tournaments, including back-to-back Class 5A titles in 2008-09, before moving over to coach the girls team the past two seasons. “We’re really excited,” said Mike Nunley, district athletic director for the Edmond schools. “Pete lives here in Edmond. His children go to school here. He’s a really good coach, and we're lucky to get him.

  • High schools: Unlike last spring, Mustang football team knows what to expect

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, May 22, 2014

    Last spring was a whirlwind for Mustang football. Jeremy Dombek was hired as the head coach on the day spring football practice opened, putting quite a time constraint on the transition process. But things are a little more relaxed in Dombek’s second spring in Mustang.

  • High school notebook: Washington hires former MLB pitcher Nick Blackburn

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, May 21, 2014

    Blackburn, 32, replaces David Vallerand, who resigned earlier this spring to move to an administrative position at Okarche.

  • Track Meet of Champions notebook: Crescent's Devon Bledsoe shows class doesn't matter

    By Scott Wright | Published: Tue, May 20, 2014

    With hurdlers from Class 6A and down in the field, it might have seemed like the odds were stacked against the kid from Class 2A Crescent, which doesn’t have a track to practice on. But with a time of 15.15, Crescent’s Devon Bledsoe won the 110-meter hurdles at the Oklahoma Track Meet of Champions Tuesday night at Moore Stadium. “I looked at the times and I felt like I could get second or third,” Bledsoe said. “It’s really windy and I run horrible in the wind.” Bledsoe’s winning time was half a second off his best time of the year, 14.6. But it’s a long way from where he started the year. “This is my first year doing hurdles, and in my first meet, I ran 16.7,” he said. “I thought this was

  • High school basketball: Rick Harris steps down as Putnam City North boys coach

    By Scott Wright | Published: Tue, May 20, 2014

    With a daughter almost finished with college, and a son going in, Rick Harris decided it was time to step away from coaching and watch his kids play. The Putnam City North boys basketball coach informed the school that he would step down from his position, though he plans to stay at the school and continue coaching boys golf. “My daughter is playing softball in South Carolina and my son is going to be playing basketball in Missouri,” Harris said. “I want to be able to see them play ball. “It was a tough call, but it was the right thing for me to do.” Harris had been the Panthers’ head coach since 2008. The boys basketball vacancy makes for the fourth coaching change in a prominent sport at PC




Scott Wright Thu, Jul. 17 2014 08:45:56 PM CST High school football: Millwood defensive end Josh Little headed to Kansas State LINK
Scott Wright Wed, Jul. 16 2014 09:34:17 PM CST RT @Mr_Little_71: I guess people already knew I committed to Kansas State #EMAW
Scott Wright Tue, Jul. 15 2014 11:33:55 AM CST @ricklomenick no that’s not necessary. I’m not in the office today but I’ll check this week
Scott Wright Tue, Jul. 15 2014 11:30:01 AM CST @ricklomenick I’ll check our records at the office and see what we’ve got
Scott Wright Tue, Jul. 15 2014 10:39:42 AM CST Should be within the next two weeks. “@TFred23: @ScottWrightOK when does the adm gets release by the ossaa”
Scott Wright Sun, Jul. 13 2014 09:36:03 PM CST Super 30: Multi-talented Davion Freeman earning plenty of Division-I offers LINK
Scott Wright Sun, Jul. 13 2014 08:12:08 PM CST U.S. Senior Open Scene & Heard: Hardy family ducking tee shots, raising money for Yukon's Active Church LINK
Scott Wright Sun, Jul. 13 2014 06:49:48 PM CST The future of big events at Oak Tree National: A look at scheduled tournament sites for golf's major events LINK
Scott Wright Sun, Jul. 13 2014 06:49:48 PM CST The future of big events at Oak Tree National: When could the course get another major event? LINK
Scott Wright Sun, Jul. 13 2014 06:49:48 PM CST The future of big events at Oak Tree National: U.S. Senior Open has course back on the golf map LINK
Scott Wright Sun, Jul. 13 2014 06:49:48 PM CST The future of big events at Oak Tree National: Roads a leading concern for hosting large events LINK
Scott Wright Sat, Jul. 12 2014 09:15:40 PM CST U.S. Senior Open: Lance Ten Broeck, Damon Green making fellow caddies proud by playing at Oak Tree National LINK
Scott Wright Sat, Jul. 12 2014 07:54:35 PM CST U.S. Senior Open notebook: Scott Dunlap beats nerves to stay in chase LINK
Scott Wright Sat, Jul. 12 2014 07:54:35 PM CST U.S. Senior Open: Scene and Heard on Saturday LINK
Scott Wright Sat, Jul. 12 2014 03:38:36 PM CST Monty hits the bunker on 13 and bogeys to drop to -4. He was -8 at one point today
Scott Wright Sat, Jul. 12 2014 03:30:13 PM CST Langer lips out from. 3 feet. 4 players still tied at -5
Scott Wright Sat, Jul. 12 2014 03:26:38 PM CST Bernhard Langer knocks one to 3 feet on the 206-yard 13th. If he makes the putt, he’ll take the lead at -6
Scott Wright Fri, Jul. 11 2014 09:44:25 PM CST Super 30: Ringling offensive tackle Riley Daniel a star in Class A LINK
Scott Wright Fri, Jul. 11 2014 09:44:24 PM CST U.S. Senior Open: Scene and Heard on Friday LINK
Scott Wright Fri, Jul. 11 2014 08:20:33 PM CST U.S. Senior Open Q&A: Bob Tway discusses strong start, struggles on final stretch LINK