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


  • U.S. Senior Open Q&A: Bob Tway discusses strong start, struggles on final stretch

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Bob Tway looked to be making a charge on Friday morning. He got to even par for the tournament with four holes left, but played the final stretch in 5 over. Still, he’ll be around for the weekend, likely with a big gallery once again.

  • U.S. Senior Open: OC golf coach David Lynn gets late call to caddie

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    EDMOND — Oklahoma Christian men’s golf coach David Lynn enjoyed his experience as a caddie at the U.S. Senior Open for 36 holes — well, 35 holes — at Oak Tree National. Carrying the bag for Fred Hanover, an alternate who got a spot in the field on Thursday when Jay Haas pulled out, Lynn handed the bag to Hanover’s son, Jackson, for the 18th hole on Friday. Jackson’s 14th birthday was Thursday. Hanover, from San Marcos, Calif., was one of the top alternates after losing a playoff for a qualifying spot. In addition to playing on minor tours, Hanover spent more than a decade as a college coach at Cal-San Marcos. That’s how he met Lynn, and the two became friends, each taking their teams to play in the

  • U.S. Senior Open: Scene and heard at Oak Tree National

    BY JENNI CARLSON AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Mary Dominick and Marne Smith got lots of double-takes Thursday. That’s because they had people seeing double on the 18th hole at Oak Tree National. They are twins, and except for Marne’s glasses being thicker than Mary’s, they are nearly impossible to tell apart.

  • Super 30: Kingfisher's Kaden Jackson trying to prove he's a Division I lineman

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    KINGFISHER — For all the success the Kingfisher football program has had over the last decade, it’s hard to imagine how rare a position offensive lineman Kaden Jackson is in. Only two Yellowjacket players since 2005 have signed letters of intent with Division I schools, and Jackson is destined to add to that list. “I’m so blessed and honored to represent my town, and show that there are players like me who can go play at the major-college level,” said Jackson, who is No. 19 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the top football recruits in the state. “It’s a big honor to represent Kingfisher.

  • High school notebook: Londaryl Perry named Putnam City North girls basketball coach

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Londaryl Perry felt it was time for a fresh start after three years at Northeast. Perry was officially named the new girls basketball coach at Putnam North on Monday, bringing him to the same school as his children. “I honestly missed most of my son’s basketball career because I’m always at a different school, so at least I’ll be able to there with him his senior year,” Perry said. His son Drake is on the Panthers’ basketball team, while his daughter Dru will be a freshman this year. She plays basketball and swims. Londaryl Perry spent the past three seasons at Northeast, leading it to the state tournament twice and winning the Class 2A title in 2013 behind an undefeated season.

  • Oak Tree National aiming to host U.S. Open, PGA Championship

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    OAK TREE NATIONAL — In the past, it was questioned whether the course at Oak Tree National could be expanded enough to host a major PGA tournament. Those questions are no more. Oak Tree National co-owner Everett Dobson said the course would like to host a U.S. Open, a PGA Championship or even a Ryder Cup.

  • U.S. Senior Open notebook: Scott Verplank's game heading in right direction

    By Mike Baldwin, Cody Stavenhagen and Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Scott Verplank fired a 68 in the second round last week at the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Spring, W.Va., but he missed the cut due to a first-round 75.

  • U.S. Senior Open: Q&A with ESPN analyst Curtis Strange

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    A two-time U.S. Open winner, 59-year-old Curtis Strange won’t be inside the ropes, but in the television booth for this week’s U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National.

  • Super 30: How a mother's love changed Dameko Doddles

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Douglass senior got on the right path after his mom asked his coach to sit him out for a game.

  • High school football: Midwest City's Aaron McKinney gets advice from brother during recruiting process

    By Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Devante McKinney was recruited by a variety of schools as a defensive end out of Douglass as a senior in 2011, ultimately landing at Prairie View A&M. A shoulder injury ended his career after two seasons, but he’s been able to provide some insight into recruiting for Aaron, who is No. 25 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 prospect rankings for the 2015 class.

  • Super 30: Technique key for Midwest City's Dejai Johnson

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    Defensive tackle recently received scholarship offer from Air Force.

  • High school notebook: Shawnee's Tristan Wyatt commits to Tulsa

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Wyatt, a 6-foot-4, 292-pound tackle, received the offer from Tulsa in May. It was his lone official Division I scholarship offer. Wyatt is ranked No. 17 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the state’s top college recruits.

  • Millwood's Josh Little, Midwest City trio add offers

    Scott Wright | Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Millwood defensive end Josh Little picked up another significant college scholarship offer, and Emporia State is trying for another successful haul in Oklahoma in the class of 2015. Little, a 6-foot-4, 240-pounder, was offered by Kansas State on Monday. Kansas State is among the most prominent of his suitors so far, along with Iowa State, […]

  • HS football championship sites: Other stadiums to keep in mind as potential hosts

    Scott Wright | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Jacob Unruh and I wrote about the future of high school football championship game locations, now that the OSSAA’s contract with Oklahoma State’s Boone Pickens Stadium has expired. You can find all that info here. Of course, not every potential future state championship site made its way into the package in Monday’s paper. Here are […]

  • Oklahoma high school football: A look at the potential sites for state championship games

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Jun 22, 2014

    With the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association and Oklahoma State University not renewing their contract together to use the stadium, the future locations of the title games are up in the air. Still, the hope remains a new tradition and even more fan-focused atmosphere will emerge.

  • Bethany's J.P. Grasmick never stopped fighting

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    Although the former high school quarterback passed away in May, he battled cancer until the end.

  • High school notebook: Ryan Wagner hired to coach PC North boys basketball team

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Wagner built the Wildcats into a perennial state tournament team, even with the school growing from Class 4A to 5A.

  • High school notebook: Westmoore's Dahu Green picks Louisville

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    The star receiver decided Thursday that dedication was enough for him to verbally commit to the Cardinals.

  • High School notebook: Oklahoma offers Norman North point guard Trae Young

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    Once a ballboy for the Oklahoma basketball team, Trae Young might one day have a chance to play for the Sooners should he decide to. Young, a 6-foot-1 point guard who will be a sophomore at Norman North in the fall, received a scholarship offer from the Sooners while on a visit to the OU campus on Tuesday. Young has offers from SMU, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Baylor, Creighton and North Texas, according to his father, Rayford Young. Trae Young also has visits set up to Oklahoma State and Texas in the next two weeks. Choctaw names Hawk baseball coach Choctaw promoted pitching coach Shane Hawk to head coach last week, replacing longtime coach Mark Craft and becoming the school’s third coach in 40 years.

  • Big All-City Girls Track Athlete of the Year: Edmond Memorial's Mia Mukes had memorable final meet

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Mia Mukes, The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Girls Track Athlete of the Year, won the 400 meters with a time of 55.56 seconds, and anchored three relay teams to victory, giving her four gold medals, an impressive accomplishment for someone who hadn’t even medaled at a state event before.




Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 01 2014 08:57:32 PM CST RT @Shadid13: High school football: Westmoore's Bryson Lee (@brysonmlee) is a hidden gem at quarterback #OKPreps LINK
Scott Wright Sun, Aug. 31 2014 07:29:23 PM CST Oklahoma high school football: A week-by-week look at the top games of the season LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sun, Aug. 31 2014 06:52:12 PM CST Audio: The Oklahoman helps preview high school football season on Sports Animal LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sun, Aug. 31 2014 06:19:50 PM CST @Bryan_Bedford Haha, wish it was that simple. Week 1 rivalries are a blast. But the list is about intriguing matchups not great rivalries
Scott Wright Sun, Aug. 31 2014 06:10:52 PM CST Oklahoma high school football: Top 10 games for Week 1 of the season LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sun, Aug. 31 2014 05:29:45 PM CST District C-1 football preview: Cherokee defense still stout LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sun, Aug. 31 2014 08:36:50 AM CST RT @oksportsexpress: Talking football on the HS Spotlight at 11 on WWLS 98.1 @sportsanimal with @ScottWrightOK & @jacobunruh - make sure to…
Scott Wright Sat, Aug. 30 2014 09:52:42 PM CST #Stangnation and #okpreps representing. @david6glidden with the TD - via @SportsCenter LINK
Scott Wright Sat, Aug. 30 2014 12:22:31 PM CST RT @jacobunruh: Here's video of Stillwater's Brandon Prather (@11_Prather) from last night's scrimmage in Norman #OKPreps LINK
Scott Wright Sat, Aug. 30 2014 12:22:26 PM CST RT @jacobunruh: Here's @NewsOKPhoto's gallery from both Top of the World scrimmage and All-City Preview #OKPreps LINK
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 11:20:11 PM CST High school football: Douglass wins All-City Preview LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 09:26:28 PM CST Douglass wins the All City preview 21-0 over John Marshall #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 09:18:48 PM CST Pick 6 for Dameko Doddles and Douglass is up 21-0 #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 09:16:42 PM CST Anthony Jackson with two strong runs, the second for a TD. Douglass up 14-0 #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 09:03:31 PM CST Douglass punches one in right before half for a 7-0 lead on John Marshall #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 08:32:38 PM CST Star Spencer takes third at the All City Preview, 16-8 over Centennial #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 08:17:56 PM CST Centennial on the board, 73-yd TD toss from Brandon Barnes to Cory Morgan. Star leads 16-8 #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 08:05:19 PM CST Pick 6 for Star Spencer by Jordan Tisdale for a 16-0 lead at the half #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 07:57:07 PM CST Star Spencer takes an 8-0 lead on Centennial in the first half #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 07:48:09 PM CST Star Spencer and Centennial about to start the third place game #okpreps