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October 26, 2023

Softball strengthens defense in preparation against Plano West

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Isheeta Bajjuri
Coppell center fielder Nevaeh Carter hits at Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex on March 8. On Friday, the Cowgirls play against Plano West at CISD Baseball/Softball Complex at 7:30 p.m.

After its first district win against Plano Senior on Monday, the Coppell softball team hosts Plano West at Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Coming off of their last game, the Cowgirls have been working on their defense. 

“Lately, we’ve been making too many mistakes on routine plays, so we are putting focus on our defense, and offensively, we finally had a breakout game but I want to make sure we continue our hot-hitting into this game as well,” Coppell coach Robbie Moen said. “We have also done machine work to simulate some velocity to put them in a better position all around from a hitting, defensive and a pitching standpoint.”

Moen said the Cowgirls’ mindset on Monday’s game earned them nine runs and 12 hits and he hopes the team can keep up that motivation. 

“I want the girls to believe that they have an honest chance of winning, and go out there and play seven innings,” Moen said. “If we keep up a strong approach offensively and continue to believe that we can win, we can put together good, crisp innings on defense and pitching, and have a very good chance on Friday.”

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Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor

Sahasra is a junior and the news editor of The Sidekick with an unwavering passion for reporting and writing. She’s a hardworking student at Coppell High School by day and an active media enthusiast by night. She loves to be outside, walking along scenic trails teeming with a multitude of wildlife. Otherwise, she’s biking through the roads of her neighborhood, enjoying the bountiful winds in Texas with her fellow friends. 

If not outdoors, she pursues her love of all media, ranging from TV shows to movies to music. She enjoys unwinding with her favorite humorous sitcoms like New Girl or Community or some of her favorite iconic movies, like Mamma Mia and La La Land. At other times, she prefers to broaden her horizons by exploring new movies and sharing her thoughts on them through reviews. You can also often find her at many indie and pop concerts, fully immersing herself in the atmosphere. She has a broad and diverse range of music she loves to listen to, ranging from Lana Del Rey to Tyler the Creator, but she is a big Swiftie at heart.

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Isheeta Bajjuri, Staff Photographer
Isheeta Bajjuri is a sophomore at Coppell High School. She is a photographer for The Sidekick, Coppell High School’s newspaper, which she joined due to her interest in photography. Isheeta became interested in photography when she realized the joy that taking photos brought her. However, her passion for photography became visible in the sunset pictures she took. Now, her favorite class in school is Art II Photography. In her free time, Isheeta likes to cook; her favorite thing to cook is also her favorite food: pasta. Aside from cooking, she also enjoys baking with her friends or even her mom. Her favorite things to bake are cookies, especially chocolate chip cookies, and cupcakes. She also likes to paint with different mediums, and she has been doing art since she was 4 years old! Isheeta loves to paint scenery because it is the most fun subject to paint. Isheeta enjoys having dinner, hanging out and shopping  with her friends. She enjoys listening to music, and her favorite artist is SZA. She has an older brother in college. Since we’re on the topic of college, she wants to go to UT or somewhere outside of Texas, where she wants to study to become either a lawyer, a realtor or a pediatrician. She does not have any pets, but she has always wanted an Australian Shepherd. You can contact Isheeta @ [email protected]  

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