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.


  • Oklahoman Little All-City boys basketball roster

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Find out who the first team, second team and honorable mention players are for the 2014-15 season.

  • High school athletes of the week: Hennessey's Tabor Johns, Mustang's Dillon Dean among week's standouts

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Baseball Tabor Johns, Hennessey Not only is Johns a standout running back for the Eagles, he’s a standout hitter. He had a banner day last week in a wild 14-11 win over Perry, too. He went 3 for 3 with nine RBIs and three runs scored. Eight of his RBIs came via two grand slams and his other was on a sacrifice fly. Boys soccer Dillon Dean, Mustang A sophomore keeper for the Broncos, Dean had two big games the past week. He saved two goals Friday in a shootout against Putnam City for the win and then followed that with two more saves in a shootout against U.S. Grant on Tuesday in another win. Girls soccer Jaclyn Purvine, Southmoore The Arkansas-Little Rock signee delivered when it mattered

  • Boys All-City swimmer of the year Justin Wu has big senior season even while not at full strength

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Justin Wu’s injured shoulder held him down a little as he completed his senior season, but he finished with two individual gold medals at the Class 6A state meet and two silver medals in relays to earn The Oklahoman’s All-City Boys Swimmer of the Year honor for the third straight year.

  • Oklahoma Boys All-City swimming first team

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Find out more about the All-City swimming first team honorees.

  • Oklahoman Boys All-City swim team roster

    SELECTIONS BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Find out who made the 2014-15 roster, including first team, second team and honorable mention.

  • High school notebook: OSSAA looking further into private-school rules

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will discuss and take possible action at Wednesday’s monthly board meeting regarding an amendment to the rule that Bishop McGuinness High School officials unfairly targets private schools.

  • Wes Welker Foundation grants $115,000 to OKC organizations

    Scott Wright | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    The Wes Welker Foundation named the recipients of $115,000 worth of grant awards to organizations in the Oklahoma City area on Tuesday. Douglass, U.S. Grant and Star Spencer high schools received funds for weight room and other training equipment. SeeWorth Academy was granted funds for football and other athletic equipment, as well as basketball uniforms. […]

  • NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson earns first Texas Motor Speedway spring victory

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Jimmie Johnson has won the November race at TMS four times, and has four runner-up finishes in the spring race in 14 starts.

  • NASCAR Duck Commander 500 notebook: Another top-two finish for Kevin Harvick

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. coming out of the final turn to take second behind Jimmie Johnson in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

  • High school basketball: Putnam City West's Tyson Jolly commits to California

    Scott Wright | Updated: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Tyson Jolly’s first official recruiting visit won him over. Putnam City West’s 6-foot-4 shooting guard verbally committed to California late Friday night during his trip to the Berkeley campus, PC West coach Lenny Bert told The Oklahoman. Jolly also has offers from Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Gonzaga, SMU, TCU, Creighton and UTEP, with programs like Oklahoma […]

  • Auto racing: 18-year-old Erik Jones outlasts veterans to win O'Reilly Auto Parts 300

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    With Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski vivid in his rearview mirror, Erik Jones drove like an 18-year veteran, not an 18-year-old kid.

  • Texas Motor Speedway notebook: Kurt Busch on the pole for Duck Commander 500

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Busch edged SHR teammate Kevin Harvick for the pole, and both will start on the front row when the green flag drops at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

  • High school notebook: Deer Creek's Conner Avants released from letter of intent at Air Force

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    The 6-foot-7 senior averaged 19.9 points and 10.4 rebounds this past season, hitting 60.5 percent of his field goal tries. He is currently considering other Division I opportunities.

  • Auto racing: Notable story lines to watch at Duck Commander 500

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    FORT WORTH, Texas — The NASCAR Sprint Cup returns to Texas Motor Speedway for the first time since last November, and while it’ll be hard to match the drama of the down-to-the-wire Chase race — and the postrace brawl centering on Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski — the Duck Commander 500 has plenty of early season story lines to watch when the green flag drops at 6:30 Saturday night. Here’s a look at a few of the most notable ones: Red-hot Harvick Kevin Harvick’s run at Richard Petty’s record of 11 consecutive top-two finishes ended when Harvick slipped to eighth at Martinsville two weeks ago, snapping his streak at eight straight top-twos. But the points leader and defending Cup champion is likely to be

  • High school notebook: Scott O'Hara named Purcell's new football coach

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    O’Hara served as offensive coordinator at Newcastle the past two seasons, helping the 2014 Racers to one of their best seasons in recent years.

  • Oklahoma Alumni Turnpike Challenge set for Saturday in Tulsa

    Scott Wright | Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    The Oklahoma Alumni Turnpike Challenge will reignite rivalries of old once again Saturday evening in Tulsa. Tulsa Washington High School will host the event, which begins at 5 p.m. with a game between Tulsa McLain and Star Spencer alums. Tulsa Washington and Douglass alumni will square off in the nightcap. Among the notable alumni expected […]

  • Putnam City West's Tyson Jolly, Edmond Santa Fe's DaQuan Jeffries highlight Oklahoma Faith 7 roster

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Putnam City West’s Tyson Jolly and Edmond Santa Fe’s DaQuan Jeffries highlight a talented Oklahoma roster for the annual Faith 7 Basketball Bowl, set for June 6 in Shawnee. Oklahoma Baptist University will host the game pitting Oklahoma stars against Texas stars at 7 p.m. on June 6. Verdigris coach Randy Upshaw will get the […]

  • Purcell names Scott O'Hara new football coach

    Scott Wright | Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Purcell’s two-month search for its next football coach has ended. Scott O’Hara will be the Dragons’ next head man, the Purcell Register reported Thursday morning. O’Hara served as offensive coordinator at Newcastle the past two seasons, helping the 2014 Racers to one of their best seasons in recent years. He has also served as a […]

  • NASCAR: Texas Motor Speedway Q&A with Joey Logano

    Compiled by Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    Although he was touted as the sport’s next great driver, it took some time for Logano to realize his potential. Now in his third season with Team Penske, Logano has emerged as a legitimate championship contender.

  • High schools: Casady golfer Elizabeth Freeman hopes to win every tournament

    Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    Freeman, who has signed to play at Oklahoma Christian next year, has won all four tournaments her team has entered, leading the Cyclones to one team victory and two runner-up finishes along the way.




Scott Wright Today at 12:28 AM Women's College World Series: Michigan hammers UCLA, 10-4 LINK
Scott Wright Fri, May. 29 2015 11:52:00 PM CST Women's College World Series notebook: Visitors get Star-Spangled treat LINK
Scott Wright Fri, May. 29 2015 11:14:24 PM CST Women's College World Series: Q&A with Florida freshman Nicole DeWitt LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, May. 28 2015 07:43:43 PM CST Track Meet of Champions to be held Saturday at Moore LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, May. 28 2015 07:43:42 PM CST High school basketball: Texas Faith 7 player profiles LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, May. 28 2015 07:22:51 PM CST @hstevens33 sorry, June 6. Got ahead of myself on the calendar
Scott Wright Thu, May. 28 2015 06:53:30 PM CST High school basketball: Oklahoma Faith 7 player profiles LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, May. 28 2015 06:12:53 PM CST OU signee Kyle Tyler of Westmoore wins Gatorade award LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, May. 28 2015 01:13:35 PM CST RT @Austin_W_23: Just got my third offer from Arkansas Tech University! @ScottWrightOK @okgridiron LINK
Scott Wright Wed, May. 27 2015 09:02:39 PM CST RT @Austin_W_23: Just Received my Second Offer from North Western Oklahoma State University! I'm blessed #NWOSU #GoRangers LINK
Scott Wright Wed, May. 27 2015 08:19:01 PM CST High school notebook: Patrick Cudjoe takes over John Marshall basketball LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Wed, May. 27 2015 06:58:53 PM CST Rosters set for 22nd annual Big All-City basketball games LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, May. 26 2015 09:29:58 PM CST High school football: Yukon coach Brian Sauser ready for bigger challenge LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, May. 26 2015 09:29:57 PM CST High school football: Promoting from within LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, May. 26 2015 10:24:34 AM CST @ddavis471 I haven’t seen it
Scott Wright Sat, May. 23 2015 05:50:19 PM CST High school basketball: Rosters announced for Little All-City basketball games LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, May. 22 2015 06:49:12 PM CST @TLlanusa The coaches’ process is unique, that’s for sure.
Scott Wright Fri, May. 22 2015 05:58:39 PM CST High school notebook: Shawnee's Malique Lytle signs with Iowa State track LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, May. 22 2015 05:58:39 PM CST High school football: Oklahoma is loaded with Division I prospects LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, May. 22 2015 04:04:08 PM CST OCA All-State baseball team announced LINK #okpreps

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