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.


  • Golfers to watch: Norman North's Thomas Johnson, Deer Creek's Bailey Blake among area standouts

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Here are a few metro-area boys and girls golfers to keep an eye on this spring.

  • Lane Wallace, Yukon golfers off to strong start

    Scott Wright | Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    The Yukon boys golf team is off to its best start in years behind the lead of sophomore Lane Wallace. Wallace has won both tournaments the Millers have played so far this season, leading them to a team victory Monday in the inaugural Yukon Invitational at The Greens in Oklahoma City. Wallace shot 71, while […]

  • A big year for parents coaching their children in Oklahoma high school basketball

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    It was quite a year for parents coaching their children in Oklahoma high school basketball. Of the 14 state championship trophies handed out over the previous two weekends, half of them went to a coach with a child on the team.

  • High school notebook: Mustang boys finish No. 23 in USA Today poll

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    The Broncos went 28-0, marking only the third undefeated season in the state’s largest class in the last 25 years.

  • Owasso's Shake Milton repeats as state's Gatorade Player of the Year

    Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    For the second straight year, Owasso guard Shake Milton has been named the Gatorade Oklahoma Boys Basketball Player of the Year. It marks the third time in the last eight years that a player has repeated as the state’s Gatorade player of the year. Stevie Clark of Douglass won the award in 2012 and 2013, […]

  • Bill Dalke steps down as Hobart football coach

    Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    After two years coaching on the football field named for his father, Bill Dalke has stepped down as Hobart’s head coach. “It’s been a great experience,” Dalke said. “To get to coach on the field named after my father has been awesome. The program is heading in the right direction and we hope for lots […]

  • High school notebook: Mustang QB Chandler Garrett gets first offer

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Garrett, The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Offensive Player of the Year last season, received his first scholarship offer on Wednesday, from Air Force.

  • Air Force offers Mustang QB Chandler Garrett

    Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Add Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett to the ever-growing list of junior football players with Division I scholarship offers. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Garrett, The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Offensive Player of the Year last season, received his first scholarship offer on Wednesday, from Air Force. Garrett was ranked No. 9 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings […]

  • Class 5A and 6A state basketball all-tournament teams

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Find out who earned MVP and all-tournament honors for each class.

  • Class 6A boys basketball: Mustang finishes historic season with rout of Edmond Santa Fe

    Scott Wright | Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    TULSA — In 2010, when Terry Long won his first state championship as a coach at Douglass, Jakolby Long rushed the floor to be part of the celebration. Jakolby was only a sixth-grader then, but Terry told his son to remember that feeling — and that one day, they’d celebrate a state championship together as […]

  • Class 5A boys basketball: Lawton Eisenhower holds off Carl Albert rally for first basketball title

    Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    TULSA — A wild string of 3-pointers kept Carl Albert alive, but the Titans couldn’t get the one they needed. Top-ranked Carl Albert’s last-second 3-pointer was off the mark, giving No. 2 Lawton Eisenhower a 43-41 victory in the Class 5A boys state championship game Saturday at the Mabee Center. Carl Albert went on an […]

  • Class 6A girls basketball: Broken Arrow repeats as champion with overtime upset of Muskogee

    Scott Wright | Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    TULSA — Broken Arrow blew a five-point lead in the final minutes of regulation. Then the Tigers did it again in overtime. And each time, eighth-ranked Broken Arrow was able to bounce back, pulling off an improbable run to repeat as the Class 6A girls basketball state champion. Alexis Gaulden scored 29 points and came […]

  • Class 6A boys basketball: Mustang tops Edmond Memorial to advance to first-ever state title game

    Scott Wright | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    TULSA — Mustang coach Terry Long stepped out of character for much of the second half, but it worked just the same, and Mustang will play for its first-ever boys state basketball championship. Long went with a slow-down offense, rather than the run-and-shoot attack that got his No. 1 Broncos to the Class 6A state semifinals, […]

  • Class 5A girls basketball: Deer Creek downs Collinsville, will play for third straight title

    Scott Wright | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    TULSA — Deer Creek will get a shot at its third straight Class 5A girls basketball championship, and it’ll have to get past Tulsa East Central — again. Shae Scheffler led the Antlers with 20 points in a 46-35 win over Collinsville in the 5A semifinals Friday night at the Mabee Center, sending Deer Creek back […]

  • Class 6A boys basketball: Edmond Santa Fe upsets Putnam City West to advance to title game

    Scott Wright | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    TULSA — For a brief moment, Edmond Santa Fe’s season was over. But game officials got together and made the right call to wave off what would have been a game-winning shot for Putnam City West, resulting in overtime. And Edmond Santa Fe owned overtime. The ninth-ranked Wolves (22-7) advanced to the Class 6A state […]

  • Class 5A boys basketball: Mason Harrell's buzzer-beater gives Carl Albert win over Tulsa Memorial

    Scott Wright | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    TULSA — Needing one basket to get his team to the Class 5A state finals, Carl Albert coach Jay Price put the ball in the hands of a 5-foot-6 freshman. And Mason Harrell showed everyone why his coach trusts him so much. Harrell picked up his own errant pass, then shot a fadeaway jumper from […]

  • Class 5A boys basketball: Lawton Eisenhower's balance too much for Deer Creek

    Scott Wright | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    TULSA — The definition of balance, second-ranked Lawton Eisenhower got all its points from five players, and at least 10 from each of them, in a 60-47 win over Deer Creek Friday morning in the Class 5A boys state semifinals at the Mabee Center. Daruis Roy led the Eagles with 14 points, while Douglas Moore […]

  • Class 6A girls basketball: Broken Arrow returns to title game with win over Southmoore

    Scott Wright | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    TULSA — Alexis Gaulden and Aysia Evans kept knocking down 3-pointers, and Broken Arrow is on its way back to the Class 6A girls state championship game. Gaulden finished with 21 points and Evans had 17, the duo combining for seven 3s, as eighth-ranked Broken Arrow eliminated second-ranked Southmoore 58-51 Friday morning in the 6A semifinals […]

  • Class 6A boys basketball: Edmond Santa Fe routs Jenks

    Scott Wright | Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    SKIATOOK — From a seeding standpoint, Jenks vs. Edmond Santa Fe looked like it might be one of the most evenly matched games in the first round of the Class 6A boys state tournament. But Edmond Santa Fe was in no mood for a close ballgame. DaQuan Jeffries scored 21 points, including a couple of […]

  • Class 6A boys basketball: Kristian Doolittle delivers in the clutch for Edmond Memorial

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    In the final minute, the 6-foot-7 junior came up with two big rebounds and a pair of free throws to help seal a 56-51 win over Tulsa Union in the first round of the Class 6A boys state basketball tournament at Skiatook High School.




Scott Wright Sat, May. 02 2015 09:01:12 PM CST High school sports: Mustang's Fuller twins share a competitive bond LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, May. 02 2015 02:05:37 PM CST RT @The1CoachSex: @aliiksezer MSSU offer MWC Ath Aliik Sezer! #HeadHunta4Life @ScottWrightOK @scoutrecruiting @KingTeve @TheATheiss @MWCBla…
Scott Wright Fri, May. 01 2015 06:39:23 PM CST High school swimming: Closure of OCCC swimming pool causing problems for several metro high school teams LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, May. 01 2015 06:39:23 PM CST High school notebook: Deer Creek baseball coach Ron Moore resigns LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, May. 01 2015 03:19:37 PM CST Kingfisher golfer Mason Overstreet wins eighth tournament LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, May. 01 2015 01:35:15 PM CST OKC Storm duo B.J. Maxwell, Jalone Friday commit to Abilene Christian LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 10:16:56 PM CST OKC Storm guard BJ Maxwell says he and Storm forward Jalone Friday have committed to Abilene Christian #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 07:51:25 PM CST RT @JordanBrown1_23: Just received my 4th D1 offer from Arkansas State University! 🔴⚫️ LINK
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 07:50:45 PM CST High school notebook: Norman North's Ben Barrett sets state record in 1,600 meters LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 07:44:08 PM CST RT @OSSAAOnline: The Class 4A-3A-2A Girls Golf State Tee Times have been set - check them out here ! LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 07:42:58 PM CST RT @sfwolves_sports: Girls golf update. Team takes 2nd, JoBi Heath wins 1st place, Kassidy's Muse 2nd place! At Surry Hills @SFHSWolfpack #…
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 07:12:48 PM CST Norman North's Ben Barrett set the state record in the 1,600 meters with a 4:09.97 at the COAC meet Thursday at Deer Creek #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 06:43:41 PM CST Offers pouring in for Del City's Terry Wilson, Lexington's Tyler Brown LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 02:40:34 PM CST Oklahoma State offers Norman North shooting guard Lindy Waters III LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 30 2015 09:24:35 AM CST RT @GLAProdigy: Just received an offer from Arizona State University🔱💥☀️ @BPrzybylo @JLMcCuistion @ScottWrightOK @BrandonTFB LINK
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 29 2015 11:55:55 PM CST RT @OklahomaWizards: 2016 SG Lindy Waters III (@LindyWatersIII | Norman North) has picked up an offer from Oklahoma State #TheWizardsWay #o…
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 29 2015 08:37:54 PM CST RT @jacobunruh: OSSAA sets soccer playoff brackets LINK #OKPreps
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 29 2015 08:37:17 PM CST RT @OklahomaWizards: 2016 SG Lindy Waters III has picked up offers from Yale, George Mason, and Bradley #TheWizardsWay #okpreps
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 29 2015 07:31:14 PM CST MWC football sophs Evan Fields and Demontre Gatewood have been offered by Arkansas St. #okpreps
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 29 2015 07:05:26 PM CST High School Athletes of the Week LINK #okpreps

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