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


  • Oklahoma softball: Top-seeded Oregon ends Sooners' season

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Jun 1, 2014

    Oklahoma’s powerful lineup never could get going. Not Saturday night nor at any of the three games it played at the Women’s College World Series.

  • WCWS notebook: OU's Callie Parsons enters history book

    By Scott Wright, Trent Shadid, and Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, May 31, 2014

    Before Saturday, there had only been one in-the-park homer in the WCWS, by UCLA’s Andrea Duran against Texas on June 3, 2006. Now Oklahoma center fielder Callie Parsons has added her name to the list.

  • Women's College World Series: OU vs. Oregon

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, May 31, 2014

    OU faces off against the Oregon Ducks in a Women's College World Series elimination game at 8:30 p.m. Follow our live coverage with the NewsOK Sports team and more:

  • WCWS: OU beats Louisiana-Lafayette to stay alive, faces Oregon on Saturday night

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 31, 2014

    Louisiana-Lafayette had baserunners in each of the final six innings, once loading the bases with one out, and Kelsey Stevens never gave in, pitching the Sooners to a 3-1 win over the Ragin’ Cajuns in a Women’s College World Series elimination game Saturday afternoon at Hall of Fame Stadium.

  • WCWS: Florida State's Maddie O'Brien draws inspiration from Mickey Mantle

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 31, 2014

    Maddie O’Brien wears the Mick’s jersey No. 7, and she can tell you about his injury history and the bad knees that limited his career. In fact, that’s one of the things that connects her to Mantle.

  • Women's College World Series: Alabama survives late scare from Kentucky

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    The Crimson Tide, which is one win away from advancing to the WCWS championship series, will have Saturday off. Alabama will next play 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

  • Women's College World Series notebook: Florida's Bailey Castro hits tape-measure shot

    By Mike Baldwin and Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Florida junior left fielder Bailey Castro crushed a mammoth home run over the left-center bleachers near where team buses park behind the flags in center during the Gators 4-0 win over No. 1 ranked Oregon. “She’s hit ’em a lot farther than that,” said Florida pitcher Hanna Rogers. Gators coach Tim Walton said: “That one was probably 260 feet. She’s hit them a lot longer, over our scoreboard at our stadium, but it’s the easiest swing I’ve ever seen her have. Usually she swings out of her shoes.” BAMA’S GRANTHAM LIKES HER HAT There are plenty of hair accessories to be seen among the players at the Women’s College World Series, but Alabama third baseman Peyton Grantham has one corner of the

  • Women's College World Series: Shelby Pendley has supplied effort, production for Sooners

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    OU will take on Louisiana-Lafayette at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hall of Fame Stadium, with the loser heading home. The winner advances to an 8:30 elimination game against top-seeded Oregon, which fell 4-0 to Florida on Friday night.

  • Oklahoma softball: Alabama stops Sooners in WCWS

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Sooners manage just one hit in 6-2 loss to Crimson Tide. OU plays Louisiana-Lafayette at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

  • Women's College World Series notebook: OGE Energy gets naming rights to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium field

    By Cody Stavenhagen, Trent Shadid, Mike Baldwin and Scott Wright | Published: Thu, May 29, 2014

    As of Thursday, the field’s official name is OGE Energy Field at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. This announcement comes after the NCAA agreed to keep the WCWS in Oklahoma City through 2020 and likely through 2035.

  • Women's College World Series: Oklahoma vs. Alabama

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Defending national champion Oklahoma kicks off the Women's College World Series against Alabama at 8:30 p.m. Follow our live coverage with the NewsOK Sports team.

  • WCWS notebook: OU'S Shelby Pendley among first-team All-Americans

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH, and TRENT SHADID | Published: Wed, May 28, 2014

    Pendley among first-team All-Americans Fifty-four players from 32 schools were selected to the first three teams of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America teams released Wednesday. Oklahoma third baseman Shelby Pendley was a first-team selection and first baseman Lauren Chamberlain was named to the third team. Tulsa shortstop Jill Barrett was a second-team choice and pitcher Aimee Creger was on the third team. In all, nine first-team selections were from teams competing in the Women’s College World Series, set to begin Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. OU coach Patty Gasso thinks Pendley will be a different player in her second WCWS. The coach saw Pendley putting some added pressure on

  • Oklahoma softball: Lauren Chamberlain thrives under pressure

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

    As the Sooners chase another national title, they will rely on their slugging first baseman, who has battled injuries all season but is still a force at the plate.

  • 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.




Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 01 2014 11:04:28 PM CST All-State football: Minco's Jacob Overton used All-State game as motivation LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 01 2014 11:04:28 PM CST All-State football notebook: Big pass plays carry East LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 01 2014 09:17:15 PM CST Clinton officially names Philip Koons new football coach LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Jul. 31 2014 11:02:37 PM CST All-State boys basketball notebook: Del City's Brett Cannon leads West to win LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Jul. 31 2014 11:02:36 PM CST All-State boys basketball: Tripp Fuller left his mark on Westmoore basketball program LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Jul. 31 2014 10:15:42 PM CST @TheATheiss Sorry it took all day... 6A-II-2 coaches’ poll: MWC (9-3) Lawton (11-1) Choc. (3-7) Stlwtr (2-8) Enid (3-7) Ike (4-6) PCW (2-8)
Scott Wright Wed, Jul. 30 2014 08:10:50 PM CST High school football: District 6A-II-2 preview LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Wed, Jul. 30 2014 07:04:24 PM CST High school notebook: Carl Albert's Cameron Warren heading to Seminole State instead of Oklahoma LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Jul. 29 2014 10:30:16 PM CST All-State tennis notebook: Edmond North's David Hager, Bryan Lilley team up one last time LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Jul. 29 2014 10:30:16 PM CST New NCAA rule prohibits Division I football coaches from speaking at OCA coaches' clinic LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Jul. 28 2014 09:36:17 PM CST RT @CoyoteSports: @ScottWrightOK Article from when Lee went into OCA HOF in 2011: LINK
Scott Wright Mon, Jul. 28 2014 09:36:13 PM CST RT @Shadid13: Mike Lee told @ScottWrightOK he has stepped down at Clinton because he has health issues he needs to take care of. LINK
Scott Wright Mon, Jul. 28 2014 09:15:42 PM CST RT @Shadid13: High school notebook: Clinton football coach Mike Lee resigns #OKPreps LINK
Scott Wright Mon, Jul. 28 2014 08:18:37 PM CST RT @CoyoteSports: @ScottWrightOK However several sources have indicated Koons taking over is the plan. #OKPreps
Scott Wright Mon, Jul. 28 2014 08:17:20 PM CST RT @CoyoteSports: @ScottWrightOK Clinton Supt Kevin Hime says replacement has not officially been named. And they will go through that proc…
Scott Wright Mon, Jul. 28 2014 07:59:22 PM CST It was @ClintonDNSports first on the scene with news of Mike Lee's resignation. Crazy-big news with camp opening in two weeks #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Jul. 28 2014 07:33:03 PM CST High schools: District 6A-I-2 football preview LINK
Scott Wright Mon, Jul. 28 2014 05:47:10 PM CST All-State golf: Lewis family adds $1,000 to scholarship LINK
Scott Wright Mon, Jul. 28 2014 05:14:43 PM CST High school notebook: National champion Connecticut offers Norman North point guard Trae Young LINK
Scott Wright Mon, Jul. 28 2014 12:35:57 PM CST Norman North point guard Trae Young offered by Connecticut LINK