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.

  • OCA All-State baseball team announced

    Scott Wright | Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    The Oklahoma Coaches Association announced the All-State baseball teams on Friday. The All-State games will be played at Oral Roberts University on July 28, with the small-school game at 4:30 p.m. and the large schools beginning at 7. Here are the rosters: Large West Catchers: Hunter Southerland, Westmoore; Colten Kiker, Blanchard. Infielders: Corey Zangari, Carl […]

  • High school notebook: Shawnee's Malique Lytle signs with Iowa State track

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Last weekend, the senior won the 400 and 800 meters at the Class 5A state track meet.

  • High school football: Oklahoma is loaded with Division I prospects

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    In the Oklahoma City metro area alone, a half-dozen players have picked up new offers this week.

  • Football recruiting: Mustang's Chandler Garrett gets Wyoming offer

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Wyoming recruited Oklahoma hard a year ago, and it hasn’t stopped for the class of 2016. The Cowboys have offered multiple players already, the latest being Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett. It’s Garrett’s second offer, along with Air Force. Garrett, 6-foot-5, 200 pounds, completed 59.8 percent of his passes for 2,389 yards with 18 touchdowns and […]

  • Football recruiting: Illinois offers two small-school Oklahoma linemen

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Tim Beckman knows what kind of football talent the state of Oklahoma can produce, having spent two seasons as Oklahoma State’s defensive coordinator. Now, the Illinois head coach and his staff are making some regular recruiting stops in Oklahoma. The Fighting Illini made scholarship offers to a pair of big offensive linemen from small schools […]

  • High school notebook: Little All-City basketball games set for Wednesday

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    The girls game will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the boys to follow. Free throw and 3-point contests will be held at halftime of each game.

  • Track coaches hoping to reschedule Meet of Champions

    Scott Wright | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Severe weather wiped out the Oklahoma Track Coaches Association’s Meet of Champions on Tuesday night, and the organization is now working to see if the event can be rescheduled. It will, however, depend on the number of interested participants. The OTCA posted on its website,, that the meet will be rescheduled for May 30 […]

  • OCA All-State golf teams announced

    Scott Wright | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    The rosters for the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State golf match play competition were announced Tuesday. The golf matches will be played Monday, July 27 at Cherokee Hills Golf Club in Catoosa. Here are the golf rosters: West boys: Jacob Prentice, Edmond Memorial; Turner Howe, Norman; John-Crawford Counts, Southmoore; Carson Hogstad, Duncan; Bentley Bross, Lawton Eisenhower; […]

  • OCA All-State tennis teams announced

    Scott Wright | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    The rosters for the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State tennis matches were released Tuesday. The matches will be held Tuesday, July 28 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center at the University of Tulsa. Here are the rosters: West boys: Tate Atkinson, Edmond North; Blake Cherry, Edmond Memorial; Blake Crawford, Mount St. Mary; Nick Funches, Heritage […]

  • Class 5A boys soccer: Deer Creek tops Heritage Hall for state championship

    By Scott Wright | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    The Class 5A boys championship match completed regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods deadlocked at 2, and Deer Creek won the shootout 3-1 behind Parker’s brilliant performance to give the school its first boys state soccer championship Monday night at Edmond North.

  • Three Oklahoma football players nominees for Army All-American Bowl

    Scott Wright | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Three Oklahoma football players are among the 400 nominated to play in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Edmond Santa Fe defensive back Calvin Bundage, Norman North running back Quan Hogan and Jenks defensive back Austin Quillen were chosen by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee. The list of 400 players will be narrowed to […]

  • High school sports: State soccer final set for Monday, baseball Tuesday

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Heritage Hall and Deer Creek boys soccer final has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. at Edmond North High School

  • Class 5A-6A state track meet: Edmond Memorial boys, McGuinness girls win titles

    By Scott Wright | Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Like they have all season, the Bulldogs rallied at the sight of adversity and came through with the team championship at the Class 6A state track meet Saturday at Miller Stadium in Yukon.

  • Class 5A-6A track: Deer Creek boys win fourth consecutive state title

    By Scott Wright | Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    The Antlers piled up 133 total points, with Lawton MacArthur in second at 68.

  • Class 5A-6A state track championships: Norman North's Ben Barrett pulls away at the end to win 3,200

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    The Norman North senior blazed to the front and left the rest of the field in his wake with a winning time of 9:34.68, eight seconds ahead of teammate Ean Beyer and the rest of the field.

  • Class 5A-6A state track notebook: Deer Creek's Noah McGraw snags medals early

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Deer Creek’s Noah McGraw was winning medals so fast, presenters didn’t even have time to give them all to him.

  • Class 5A state baseball tournament: Carl Albert survives Tulsa Memorial, 9-6

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Like an explosion, three-time defending champion Carl Albert went from the edge of elimination to a 9-6 victory over Tulsa Memorial in the first round of the Class 5A state baseball tournament at Miller Field.

  • Class 5A-6A state track meets: Athletes to watch

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    The Class 5A and 6A state track meets are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Yukon High School, with field events beginning at 10 a.m. and field events at 1 p.m. Here are five boys and five girls from the metro area to keep an eye on at the meets.

  • Ringling football coach Tracy Gandy's job status in jeopardy

    Scott Wright | Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Conflicting stories have surfaced regarding the future of Tracy Gandy as Ringling’s football coach. Gandy’s brother, Richie, confirmed reports from Wednesday morning that Tracy had been fired, but Ringling superintendent Rick Hatfield told The Oklahoman Wednesday afternoon that no official action had been taken. “The school board didn’t believe that he was healthy enough to continue […]

  • Class 6A golf: Edmond Memorial's Jacob Prentice is a state champion, proves doubters wrong

    By Scott Wright | Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    “I’ve always thought about what I would do if I ever won, but now that it’s here, I don’t know what to think about,” said Prentice, the Bulldogs’ No. 2 player. “I’m on cloud nine right now. It’s an amazing feeling. It’s amazing that I was able to put three rounds together and show some of the doubters who thought I couldn’t continue the good play into today.”

Scott Wright Today at 10:08 PM Forgot to tweet when I left the press box, but the West finished off the 27-14 win in the All-State football game #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 9:46 PM XP gives West a 27-14 lead with 24 seconds on the clock #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 9:45 PM Forget running out the clock. West goes deep. Newcastle's Casey Freeman to Guthrie's L'liott Curry, 41-yd TD #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 9:43 PM East out of timeouts, West trying to run out the clock on an All-State victory, up 20-14 with 1:21 left #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 9:36 PM Talihina's Alan Lockhart rushes 15 for a TD for the East to make it interesting with 2:29 to go, West up 20-14 #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 9:30 PM OCS' Kade VanMeter leaping catch at the back of the end zone on a 4-yd TD pass from Anadarko's Brandon Pollard. 20-7 West 4:54 left #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 9:13 PM West leads East 13-7 after 3Q in the All-State football game #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 8:53 PM West takes over at the East 2, but fumbles on the first snap with a chance to add to 13-7 lead #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 8:45 PM Carl Albert's Dillon Lohr with his second TD of the day, taking a swing pass 17 yards. West up 13-7 early 3Q #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 8:16 PM All-State 7-7 at the half #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 8:09 PM OCS' Luke Frankfurt with an INT, gives West the ball at midfield, :42 til half #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 8:02 PM Farquhar runs it in from the 1 and All-State is all tied up at 7 with 1:58 til half #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 8:00 PM QB Mason Farquhar of Union leading the East on its first solid drive of the game. #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 7:44 PM @caseypaulkATC Yep, Casey Freeman showing some skills tonight
Scott Wright Today at 7:43 PM New All-State rule: Each ref gets one flag per half. Once you throw it, you don't get it back. #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 7:35 PM Another TO on downs for the West in the red zone. East only one first down #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 7:32 PM West's Jalen Domebo of Apache, who tore up his knee mid-season, has a TD taken away by penalty. Still good seeing him in action #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 7:30 PM West holds a 7-0 lead after 1Q at the All-State game. Carl Albert's Dillon Lohr with the west TD #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 7:26 PM @Just_JD38 Not that I'm aware of J.D.
Scott Wright Today at 7:25 PM Good drive stalls for the West All-State team after driving into the red zone. West up 7-0 late 1Q #okpreps