The Torch

The Purcell Lady Dragons are Off to a Great Start!!!

Emily Reno

September 25, 2020

The Lady Dragons have had a great season so far.  Due to Covid-19 it's been harder but they are getting through it . They have had to go in quarantine for a week which other schools have had to go into quarantine for a lot lo...

2020 Cross Country

Landon Brown

September 24, 2020

My name is Landon Brown, I am one of our cross country runners and this may be one of the better cross country seasons so far. It was 8/31/20, 5:00 p.m. at the track.  The first cross country meet of the season. All of our runne...

Top 3 Tacklers in the State of Oklahoma

Jakeb Pollard, Chloe Tarango, and Dayton Smith

September 24, 2020

Three students from Purcell High School take the lead as the Top 3 Tacklers in the state of Oklahoma as of September 11 to September 18. Their defense, led by Coach Tracy Scott, operates out of a 3-4 defensive scheme. This me...

Purcell Homecoming Game

Carlos Miranda, Purcell HomeComing Game

October 10, 2019

Friday night was the opening of a homecoming football game. This game was located at Conger Field with new turf, and new buildings that were added. That night on September 20, 2019/7pm all the people in the community were ready...

David Sikes

Kora Keith and Emily Madden

October 10, 2019

David Sikes is the coach of the Purcell High School girls basketball team. His favorite part about the sport is the improvement of his players throughout the year, and the strategy of it. He has high hopes for this season, and...


Kody Kroth and Sam Wofford and Tyler Williams

October 10, 2019

With the fast-rising popularity of "ESports", the debate has risen pertaining to whether ESports should be considered in school sports. Personally, we believe that it would be a great addition to the school system. It is a new...

Purcell High School Soccer Team?

Collin Smith

October 10, 2019

Can there be a future Purcell High School soccer team? What do we need to do to make it happen? When will it happen? How will it happen? I took all of these questions to the athletics director searching for answers. The reason...

Purcell High School golf

Bailey Etchison

May 2, 2019

Golf is supposed to be a relaxing sport. The players would think otherwise. to them the competition is real. We have two boys going to state, Bryce Tuck, and  Hunter Askew. The girls team will be competing as well and include, ...

Purcell Baseball

Grant Smith and Brendan Farris

May 2, 2019

Purcell High School Baseball had a very promising regular season with a record of 15-8. The dragons played in two tournaments, one festival, and sixteen regular season games. In the Heart of Oklahoma tournament the team placed...

Purcell Lady Dragons Basketball Season

Makenzie Hook

March 29, 2019

This years Purcell Lady Dragons basketball was exciting, they didn't make it far in the season but they didn't give up. Every practice and every game they worked harder and harder.  They really hustled in games, even if they...

Boys Basketball Season

Grant Smith

March 28, 2019

The Purcell Boys Basketball team had an amazing run in the playoffs. They finished the season with a 18-10 record. To start playoffs the boys beat Marlow for the third time this season to win the District Championship. For the...

Double Header at Riverside

Nick Albright

March 28, 2019

The Purcell Baseball team took a long bus ride to Riverside last Friday the 23rd. They had scheduled a double header against Riverside and one of the top ranked teams in the district, Newcastle. In the first game against Riverside,...

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