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.


  • Norman High golfers to honor fallen soldier Ryan Dallam in Folds of Honor program

    Scott Wright | Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    The Norman High School boys and girls golf teams will be the first in the nation honor the memory of a fallen soldier as part of the Folds of Honor Military Tribute program. Norman High golfers will honor Army Spc. Ryan S. Dallam, who died in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2007, by carrying a team bag […]

  • High school football: Wade Standley leaves Norman North for Ada

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Norman North athletic director Eddie Paul confirmed to The Oklahoman that Standley was leaving, and that the search for the Timberwolves’ next coach will begin as soon as possible.

  • State swim meet: Swimmers to watch

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Here are a few metro-area swimmers to keep an eye on at the Class 5A and 6A state meets being held Friday and Saturday at the Mitch Park YMCA in Edmond. Class 6A action begins at 10:30 a.m. each day, and 5A events begin at 5 p.m.: Boys Dustin Bielich, Bethany, 5A: Among the top contenders in the 50-yard freestyle. Culley Coleman, Tuttle, 5A: Could earn a spot on the medals stand in the 100 butterfly or the 200 individual medley. Alex Lawrence, Carl Albert, 5A: In pursuit of medals in the 200 and 500 freestyle events. Joe Short, Edmond North, 6A: Short is ranked first in the 100 butterfly, leading an Edmond North team that hopes to challenge for team honors. Conner St. John, Piedmont, 5A: The University

  • High school notebook: OKC Storm hosting major prospects at weekend festival

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

    The Storm, the two-time defending national homeschool champion, will host nationally known teams like Prime Prep and Pro Vision, both from Texas, as well as Sunrise Christian from Kansas and Southwest Christian from Arkansas.

  • High school football: Douglass' Willis Alexander suspended for spring practice, first 4 games

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Douglass football coach Willis Alexander will miss spring practice and the first four games of the 2015 season as punishment for his behavior during and after the Trojans’ controversial loss to Locust Grove in the Class 3A playoffs last November. Alexander came to an agreement with the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association on sanctions to reprimand Alexander for his conduct and comments surrounding the game. Alexander must sit out of spring practice in May, and will not be allowed to coach in the Trojans’ two preseason scrimmages, or the first four games. In addition, Alexander must prepare a written apology for his inappropriate language and comments made during and after the game.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Mustang overpowers Norman North

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Mustang has a number of players who could be the star on a given night. But coach Terry Long knows when he has several players filling up the scorebook, like the Broncos did in Tuesday night’s 101-68 win at Norman North, that’s when his team is at its best.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Shaunte Harrison's shot propels Northwest Classen past Douglass

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Shaunte Harrison’s shot Tuesday night propelled the Knights to a 64-58 victory over Douglass, bringing to close a trying regular season.

  • Boys high school basketball: Deer Creek's Conner Avants honored for collecting 1,000th career point

    By Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    For the week, the 6-foot-7 Avants averaged 20 points, matching his season average, and helping Deer Creek to a pair of wins over Class 6A opponents. He is The Oklahoman’s Boys Basketball Player of the Week.

  • High school notebook: All Sports Association scholarship applications available

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    The All Sports Association annually gives out $1,000 scholarships to an outstanding senior girl and senior boy graduating from a high school in the greater Oklahoma City area.

  • Class 4A dual state wrestling: Tuttle cruises past Clinton in final

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Tuttle recorded pins in the first five matches — courtesy of Rhett Golowenski, Kale Johnson, Noah McQuigg, Tanner Litteral and Gage Loard — and coasted to its 12th overall dual state title.

  • Class 3A dual state wrestling: Perry rallies to hold off Plainview for seventh consecutive title

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    With two matches remaining, Perry was at the brink of defeat, but rallied with a decision in the 220-pound match and a pin at 285 to secure its seventh consecutive Class 3A dual state title, 30-28 over Plainview Saturday night at Cushing High School.

  • Del City quarterback Terry Wilson breaking the dual-threat mold and drawing recruiters' attention

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    The Cougars’ new offensive coordinator, Major Applewhite, extended an offer to Del City’s quarterback two weeks ago, and having his talent recognized by someone like Major Applewhite meant a lot to Terry Wilson.

  • The Oklahoman's Super 30 list of top football recruits for the Class of 2016

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND TRENT SHADID | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Here is The Oklahoman high school sports staff’s first edition of the Super 30 recruit rankings for the state’s class of 2016.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Dedrian Parmer, Tyson Jolly power Putnam City West

    By Scott Wright, Jacob Unruh and Chris Brannick | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    If you were starting to think second-ranked Putnam City West was a one-man show, you can forget it.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Heritage Hall pulls away from Mount St. Mary

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Heritage Hall didn’t take Mount St. Mary so lightly this time. After winning a triple-overtime thriller against the Rockets 10 days ago, the 16th-ranked Chargers delivered a dominant performance Friday in a 49-30 win.

  • High schools: John Marshall alums working toward on-campus football stadium

    By Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Bob West and Ken Davidson have already put more than $600,000 into the area John Marshall currently uses as its practice field, and by the fall of 2016, West hopes the Bears are playing home games there, too.

  • High school notebook: No sanctions accepted regarding Douglass' Willis Alexander

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Proposed sanctions from Oklahoma City Public Schools for Douglass football coach Willis Alexander regarding his actions following the controversial finish of a playoff game were not accepted by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association on Wednesday. OKCPS proposed a full-season suspension from girls soccer for Alexander, who directed strong comments to the OSSAA staff in The Oklahoman after a late go-ahead touchdown for the Trojans was negated by a penalty that was incorrectly applied. “If a kid gets suspended from a game and it’s his last football game, it carries to the next sport. Why is it different for a coach?” OKCPS athletic director Keith Sinor said.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Edmond Santa Fe dominates rival Edmond Memorial

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    No. 5-ranked Edmond Santa Fe put together its best game in weeks on Tuesday, dominating No. 10 Edmond Memorial 59-46 in the school’s only Edlam showdown this season.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Tyson Jolly scores 41 to lead PC West in rout

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Jolly scored in a variety of ways — dunks, free throws, 3-pointers.

  • High school boys basketball: Cashion's Vaughn Raney named player of the week

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    Cashion guard Vaughn Raney is the team’s motor on the court, averaging 21.4 points per game, and he totaled 69 points in three crucial wins last week to earn The Oklahoman’s Boys Basketball Player of the Week honor




Scott Wright Today at 2:43 PM OCA All-State boys basketball: Mustang's Terrell Williams, Edmond Santa Fe's DaQuan Jeffries among se... LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 1:54 PM The Oklahoma Coaches Association has released its boys basketball All-State team: LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Mar. 31 2015 08:49:24 PM CST RT @yukongolf: congrats to @Alan_Burgundy for shooting even par 70 and coming in second place individually by one @_lane_wallace got 6th …
Scott Wright Mon, Mar. 30 2015 07:11:22 PM CST Casady golfer Elizabeth Freeman (@BETTAYYYY) is on a roll. Shot 75 to win the Putnam City Tournament, her second straight win #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Mar. 30 2015 06:55:23 PM CST Tuttle's Paul Meuser, Tyler Lester top Canadian Valley Conference boys basketball postseason award list LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Mar. 30 2015 06:55:23 PM CST Southeast's Dashawn McDowell heads All-City Conference basketball selections LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Mar. 30 2015 06:55:23 PM CST Edmond North grad Corlbe Ervin verbally commits to Kansas State LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Mar. 30 2015 06:55:22 PM CST Putnam City West's Tyson Jolly lining up visits as recruiting nears end LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Mar. 30 2015 05:59:56 PM CST Heritage Hall's Luther Harris, Stillwater's Jordan Brown pick up offers LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Mar. 30 2015 03:47:00 PM CST RT @CoachStevenGoss: A big S/O to @Coolcorbz for committing to Kansas State this weekend #okpreps #IceCold4Life
Scott Wright Mon, Mar. 30 2015 03:46:06 PM CST RT @GoldenHurricane: Heritage Hall #okpreps OL @LutherLharris16 has picked up an offer from #TulsaFootball. He attended Saturday's #TulsaFB…
Scott Wright Sun, Mar. 29 2015 04:40:37 PM CST OKC Storm's McKae Mitchell doesn't let lack of a home track stop her LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Mar. 28 2015 05:04:52 PM CST RT @thewoobiecat: @austin_quillen5 @dillon_stoner @masonminnix55 #TulsaFB practice and Junior Day #okpreps LINK
Scott Wright Sat, Mar. 28 2015 03:57:06 PM CST Norman North's Quan Hogan, Hollis' Jace Webb add scholarship offers LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Mar. 26 2015 07:09:24 PM CST RT @BETTAYYYY: @ScottWrightOK Elizabeth Freeman wins Wewoka tournament with a 78
Scott Wright Thu, Mar. 26 2015 04:14:35 PM CST RT @BarryLewisTW: Brent Marley resigns as Victory Christian football coach LINK via @tulsaworld #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Mar. 26 2015 12:28:53 PM CST Norman North RB added Colorado St yesterday #okpreps RT @quanhogan: Blessed to receive an offer from Toledo🙏🙏🙏
Scott Wright Thu, Mar. 26 2015 12:27:25 PM CST RT @okprepsextra: Holland Hall (@hollandhall) votes to remain in the SW Preparatory Conference; will not join OSSAA. #okpreps LINK
Scott Wright Wed, Mar. 25 2015 08:27:52 PM CST High school tennis: Jordan Henry wants to help Southmoore tennis flourish LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Wed, Mar. 25 2015 05:44:34 PM CST If the OKC area wants to get 5A-6A state basketball tournaments back, now is the chance (via @jacobunruh) LINK #OKPreps

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