The Torch

Heart of Oklahoma Tournament 2019

Bailey Etchinson and Brendan Farris

January 25, 2019

Filed under Basketball

Thursday, January 24, 2019 is the date for the start of the 49th year of Purcell's own Heart of Oklahoma Tournament. The tournament takes place at Purcell High School and just so happens to be the second oldest high school basketball...

Boys Basketball Season

Grant Smith

January 25, 2019

Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Purcell Boys Basketball team is having an impressive season so far. The Dragons did not have a good start but they started to turn it up and play better. Key players needed to step up and that is what Garrett Galyean and Jake...

Purcell Boys Basketball Named Byng Tournament Champions

Gracie Morgan

January 23, 2019

Filed under Basketball, News, PHS News, Sports

Over January 10th, 11th, and 12th the Purcell Dragons traveled to Byng, Oklahoma to play in their annual Winter Classic. The boys went into the tournament placed as the 8th seed. On the first day of the tournament the boys p...

Purcell Lady Dragons Basketball Tournament

December 12, 2018

Filed under Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

The Purcell High School basketball girls tournament went really well.  They played against Tulsa In Latta On Thursday 5, 2018. The Purcell Lady Dragons were not able to connect passes the first half, but the second half they ...

Purcell High School Girls Basketball Season Preview 2018-2019

Mckenzie Hook, Sports Writer

November 15, 2018

Filed under Basketball, Uncategorized

This year's Purcell High Schools girls basketball team consists of 13 players lead by our one senior, Jacie Carr.  Their Juniors are Alisha Baker, Addie Stanton, Anoli Billy, Sandra Del Toro, and Chelsea Spain.  This years Sophomores...

Football Playoff Game

Grant Smith

November 15, 2018

Filed under Sports

On the cold Friday night of November 9th, the Purcell Dragons traveled over an hour to play the Kingfisher Yellow Jackets for the first round of playoffs. Purcell and Kingfisher both have a 7-3 record in the regular season. The...

Cross Country

Grace Smith and Grant Smith

October 10, 2018

Filed under Cross Country

  The high school boys and girls cross country teams have had a very good season so far. At the meet in Tecumseh, all of the girls medaled in the three mile race and Lizbeth Caralampio finished 8th with a time of 11:...


Alyssa Bumpass, Jessica Kuykendall, and Sarinitie Brockman

October 8, 2018

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Homecoming 2018 Purcell celebrated 80 years at Conger Field with an outstanding Homecoming win against the Douglas Trojans. Purcell Dragons battled the Douglas Trojans and won with a victory of 44 to 20. The Homecoming Kin...

Lady Dragon Softball

Lady Dragon Softball

September 26, 2018

The Leopards Got Scorched

Chase Smith and Garrett Deo, Sports Writter

September 17, 2018

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

The Dragons faced off against the Lindsay Leopards last Friday night at the Lindsay home field. The first half was a nail bitter as a Purcell Dragon was escorted off the field 2nd quarter, and went into the halftime at 6-6....

Coach and Seniors Thoughts on New Season

Sofia Evans

September 14, 2018

Filed under Football

Purcell Football Coach Tracy Scott and Seniors of 2019 give their views on first and final seasons as Dragons. With tough competition ahead, Coach Scott explains "each and every week will be a challenge, and we will continue...

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