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A leg up

A leg up

Reid Valentine, Staff writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under 2017 Winners, Sports

Lauren Kellett is 15 years old. She is also a major contributor on Class 6A varsity sports teams (soccer and track) which entails competing with legal adults that are 18 years of age or older; and she really doesn’t care.   “I was ready to compete,” Kellett said. “I am used to play...

Breaking down boundaries

Breaking down boundaries

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Coppell High School senior Karthik Gattepalli stands in front of a batsman, then, in one quick motion, bowls the ball towards him. To many, the sport he is playing is unfamiliar, but to Gattepalli, cricket is something he has come to love. Gattepalli grew up in Australia, a place he describes as “a cr...

Rakestraw ending tenure at Coppell; heading to Flower Mound Marcus

Rakestraw ending tenure at Coppell; heading to Flower Mound Marcus

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Boys Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

After six seasons that saw five district championships, three championship game appearances and two state championships, Coppell boys soccer coach Chad Rakestraw will not be returning to coach the Cowboys next year. Instead, Rakestraw accepted the head coaching job at Flower Mound Marcus High School...

Cowboys drop Game 1 in area series

Cowboys drop Game 1 in area series

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor
May 13, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

In what turned into a nightmarish start to a three-game area round playoff series, the Coppell baseball team simply could not get out of the first two innings unscathed.   After senior pitcher John Kodros allowed two runs in the first, the floodgates opened in the second, as the Cowboys allo...

Cowboys ride 12-run first inning to sweep past Naaman Forest in bi-district playoffs

Cowboys ride 12-run first inning to sweep past Naaman Forest in bi-district playoffs

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor
May 6, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

GRAND PRAIRIE - After senior third baseman Campbell Schultz touched home plate to score Coppell’s 12th run in the first inning, the game - and series - was in the Coppell baseball team’s hand.   That 12-run inning, the highest-scoring inning on the season for Coppell, propelled the Co...

Strength, sweat and Sperries: With support of teammates, Moe sets school squat record at annual football fundraiser

Strength, sweat and Sperries: With support of teammates, Moe sets school squat record at annual football fundraiser

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017
Filed under Sports

While the pain shot through his trembling legs and blood vessels ruptured in his eyes as he carried 505 pounds, his reputation and the Coppell football program on his back, all junior KK Moe could think about was the relief he would feel in a few short seconds.   Moe’s achievement was the highlight of the...

Kodros’ gem gives Cowboys edge in bi-district playoff series

Kodros’ gem gives Cowboys edge in bi-district playoff series

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports, Uncategorized

0-+ GRAND PRAIRIE -- To say John Kodros was effective would be a massive understatement.   On Thursday night, the Coppell senior pitcher, on the mound for his first playoff start this year, baffled the hitters of Garland Naaman Forest. Plowing through the lineup, Kodros struck out 10 an...

Senior pitcher, long ball carry Cowboys to district-clinching win

Senior pitcher, long ball carry Cowboys to district-clinching win

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor
April 29, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

Although the senior night festivities wrapped up more than 15 minutes before the Coppell baseball team’s matchup with Richardson, it was the seniors who stole the show on the field.   Led by seniors pitcher Trey Becerra and infielder Campbell Schultz, the Cowboys finished off the regular s...

Bats catch fire in blowout bi-district win

Bats catch fire in blowout bi-district win

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor
April 29, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Heading into the fifth inning with a nine-run lead, some teams might have coasted into the end of the game. Yet the Coppell softball team were not about to show any mercy.   A eight-run fifth inning, highlighted by senior centerfielder Sami Thomas’ two doubles that brought in three runs, a...

Coppell alum Thomas selected No. 3 overall in NFL Draft

Coppell alum Thomas selected No. 3 overall in NFL Draft

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Walking up towards the stage at Philadelphia Art Museum, Solomon Thomas breathed a sigh of relief. At the beginning of what was ended up as a wild night, Thomas was one of the first prospects to make the jump to the next level. He was going to be in the NFL.   The former Coppell defensive end and Stanfor...

Analyzing and ranking the area’s high school sports programs

Analyzing and ranking the area’s high school sports programs

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

High school sports programs across the nation are chock-full of next-level talents and future superstars. Cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Chicago are always listed amongst the most prolific in terms of producing college talent. However, right in the middle of this discussion is the Metrople...

Pinning the problem: After Mack Beggs controversy, new implications made for future of Texas UIL rules, public debate over transgender issues

Pinning the problem: After Mack Beggs controversy, new implications made for future of Texas UIL rules, public debate over transgender issues

Meha Srivastav, Social Media Manager
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The moment the boos were uttered, the entire crowd in the heated Allen High School arena heard it. The coaches. Viewers. Fans. Opponents. The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, ESPN, USA Today, CNN.   Almost everyone noticed it.   Except Mack Beggs.   The 17-year-old Euless Tr...

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