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Excitement of playoff berth spoiled by Sachse’s athleticism (with video)

Excitement of playoff berth spoiled by Sachse’s athleticism (with video)

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

PLANO-- In its first playoff appearance in 10 years, the Coppell girls basketball team stepped into a raucous Plano West gym on Tuesday night, the energy level higher than any game this season.   And yet, it was not the atmosphere, the nerves of playing in a playoff game for the first time...

After 10 years of development, Cowgirls find their place in district playoffs

After 10 years of development, Cowgirls find their place in district playoffs

Kathryn Rudd, Entertainment Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

You would think that you would eventually get tired of it.    The 5:45 a.m. wake up call, the conditioning drills, two-a-day practices. You would think that even athletes would want to complain. But when the thing you’ve been working for finally comes to the surface, you have more e...

Stifling defense leads to district blowout

Stifling defense leads to district blowout

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor
February 12, 2017
Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

After a loose ball squeaked through the Coppell defense, senior midfielder Alex Haas ran down the Skyline attacker and performed a baseball-esque slide that perfectly knocked the ball out of bounds, drawing cheers from almost every fan sitting in the stands.   That play, along with many others from the C...

Perseverance, dedication to service reflect Blackburn’s military past, character

Perseverance, dedication to service reflect Blackburn’s military past, character

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Boys Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

For almost a year, the pain that permeates assistant soccer coach David Blackburn’s shoulder wouldn’t leave. It lingered as a reminder of his past, of his military background, of his time in Naval Officer Candidate School (OCS). It serves as a remembrance of opportunities. It is a portrayal of doors, bot...

Chennault transitions from elite gymnastics to best diving team in the nation (with video)

Chennault transitions from elite gymnastics to best diving team in the nation (with video)

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

  From being a hardcore gymnast to a Junior Olympic level diver, in just over a year, Coppell High School junior Lauren Chennault made the transition from gymnastics to diving, securing a spot on the No.1 diving team in the nation.   “The amazing feeling of being in the air and flipping three an...

Despite absence of Priest, attack clicks at right time in win (with video)

Despite absence of Priest, attack clicks at right time in win (with video)

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

Without the presence of Coppell junior forward and leading goal scorer Wyatt Priest, a struggle in the attack looked to be imminent. More than just losing his dynamic attacking ability, the team would be chemistry with Coppell senior winger Nick Taylor and the rest of the forwards.   Inst...

Last minute turnovers prove too much for Cowgirls in last quarter

Last minute turnovers prove too much for Cowgirls in last quarter

Kathryn Rudd, Entertainment Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Cat and Mouse. A game that keeps everyone involved on their toes until one team becomes the victor. The Coppell Cowgirls basketball team kept a steady lead from the start, maneuvering around the Richardson Lady Eagles’ full court press and trick passing.   But nothing turns a game around like turnovers. By late in the ...

The beauty of a comeback story: Nesbit fights back from injury

The beauty of a comeback story: Nesbit fights back from injury

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady engineered the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history on Sunday, yet sometimes it is the rebound that happens in off the field that is truly the greater story.   Coppell senior baseball player Jacob Nesbit, a Arkansas signee and star shortstop fo...

One game at a time: Cowgirls continue winning streak by dominating Lady Longhorns

One game at a time: Cowgirls continue winning streak by dominating Lady Longhorns

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer
February 6, 2017
Filed under Girls Soccer, Winter Sports

As the Coppell Cowgirls soccer team wins 10th straight match this season against the W.T. White Lady Longhorns, at Buddy Echols Field, 5-0, on Friday it is clear that they are onto something.   CHS sophomore forward Ryley Andrews set the tone for the entire match in the first five minutes, s...

Three new school records highlight successful regional meet

Three new school records highlight successful regional meet

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor
February 5, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

LEWISVILLE - Right as Coppell senior Raymond Li’s hand hit the wall on his final stroke, he looked up onto the electronic scoreboard to his right. He wiped his eyes from the chlorine-filled water and saw his time, and at that moment he knew that he had done it.   Li anchored the boys 200 yard medley relay r...

Play of Skyline guard too much to overcome in blowout loss

Play of Skyline guard too much to overcome in blowout loss

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor
February 5, 2017
Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

At 6’5”, 180 pounds, Skyline senior point guard Marcus Garrett is a matchup nightmare for any opposing guard. On Friday night, his combination of length,  a smooth shot and a deadly crossover was on full display, as he helped the Raiders to a 64-45 win over the Coppell boys basketball team in the CHS...

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