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October 26, 2023

Four-run fifth inning pushes Wolves to district win

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Caitlyn Concepcion
Coppell shortstop Mallory Moore hits a single at Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex on Friday. Plano West defeated the Cowgirls, 8-1.

Tied at 1 in the top of the fifth inning, Plano West sophomore designated hitter Abby Chunn hits a single through the infield to score junior outfielder Elyse Mikes, and sets the lead for Plano West the rest of the night. 

On Friday night, Plano West defeated the Cowgirls, 8-1, at Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex.

After staying tied for four innings, Plano West broke the tie with four runs in the top of the fifth inning. 

“I think that the four-run inning took some energy out of our dugout,” Coppell coach Robbie Moen said. 

Some notable players included junior pitcher Kayla Shannon and junior catcher Riley Warren who had an RBI single in the bottom of the third to tie the game.

“Kayla did a great job pitching in the first five-innings,” Moen said. “She mixed her pitches, located well, kept some of Plano West’s big hitters off-balance and gave us a chance. 

The Cowgirls play Lewisville on Tuesday at 7 p.m.  

“We have to get a better mental approach to be able to sustain the whole game,” Moen said. “We need to keep going to work every day, because we have five district games left and everybody is ahead of us.”

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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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Caitlyn Concepcion, Staff Writer
Caitlyn Concepcion is a sophomore at Coppell High School and a first-year staffer on The Sidekick. This is Caitlyn’s second year at Coppell Independent School District, moving from North Hills Preparatory. Caitlyn loves English, design, and photography, and it was those passions which propelled her into joining The Sidekick. When she heard from The Sidekick (and after scouring the coppell student media website), Caitlyn felt like the variety of options of medium was instantly compelling. However, she is most excited for writing and photography. Born in the Philippines and a traveling connoisseur, Caitlyn loves learning about people, which is why she is excited to write features. Her passion for traveling has led her to want to travel around the world. As a compassionate individual, Caitlyn values those that are driven to their goals, however, she hopes to learn to be more receptive to feedback. Caitlyn hopes to use this class as an opportunity to talk to more people. Transitioning from a previously pessimistic person, Caitlyn believes the power of optimism has a large impact on the way people interact. Caitlyn’s inherent curiosity to answer questions and creativity has brought her to journalism. In her free time, Caitlyn enjoys filming and editing videos and playing sand volleyball with her friends. You can contact Caitlyn @[email protected].

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