Coppell Student Media

Cowgirls rise to top in second tournament of the season

Cowgirls rise to top in second tournament of the season

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

December 7, 2019

The crowd watches as a wrestler at the bottom fights and takes the wrestler at the top within 10 seconds, changing the outcome of the match completely.  On Friday, Coppell hosted the Knockout Sportswear Cowgirl Classic. In this tournament, wrestlers competed against wrestlers according to their we...

European champ to Coppell coach

European champ to Coppell coach

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

December 5, 2019

A typical day for Coppell swim Coach Marieke Mastebroek starts early. At 6:45 a.m., she greets her varsity swimmers at the Coppell YMCA, pacing the pool as they practice sets. As Dutch record holder in the 50 freestyle and the 100 individual medley and a decorated former swimmer for Southern Methodist ...

Outside shooting, aggressive defense leads basketball to win over Trinity

Outside shooting, aggressive defense leads basketball to win over Trinity

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor

December 4, 2019

Down by a point with time running out in the first quarter, Coppell senior guard Adam Moussa drew a foul and went to the line, hitting both free throws to put the Cowboys up by two over Euless Trinity. .  A few seconds later senior guard Brandon Taylor stole the ball back and got fouled, and the Cowbo...

Cowgirls pick up sixth win in a row

Cowgirls pick up sixth win in a row

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

December 4, 2019

The Coppell girls basketball team saw the return of two integral players, senior guard Jordan Nelson and junior guard Emma Sherrer - both out due to injuries - at the CHS Arena last night against Newman Smith. Both players served strong roles in the 67-20 victory. The Cowgirls (6-4) have won their past six games an...

Francis slams competition while rising to national fame

Francis slams competition while rising to national fame

Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2019

The referee blows his whistle, and pulls her arm up, holding it victoriously. She’s won - not just the match, but another All-American title.  Coppell junior Hannah Francis not only wrestles for the school team, but also boasts three All-Amercan titles - signifying she finished in the top eight of...

Moussa completes family trend on Egyptian national team

Moussa completes family trend on Egyptian national team

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

As the third sibling to play basketball for an Egyptian youth national team, Coppell senior guard Adam Moussa comes from a basketball-oriented family.  His father, Hesham Moussa, played professional basketball in Egypt. His older sister, Coppell High School 2011 graduate Reem Moussa, played basketba...

Taylor embraces varsity lifestyle early on

Taylor embraces varsity lifestyle early on

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Coppell freshman Preston Taylor’s obsession with soccer started off ever since he was able to walk.  Taylor would randomly kick around a soccer ball in his house and take a soccer ball with him whenever he went outside. Taylor eventually played soccer with more vigor as he grew and that is when h...

The Sportlight: Ortega crosses world through exchange program

The Sportlight: Ortega crosses world through exchange program

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor

December 2, 2019

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell junior JV soccer player Rodrigo Ortega, who recently moved from Spain, was selected.     Follow Pramika (@pramika_kadari) and @SidekickSports on Twitter.  ...

Balancing both lives: Nelson looks to pursue basketball, academics at Trinity

Balancing both lives: Nelson looks to pursue basketball, academics at Trinity

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

The feeling of dribbling a ball down the court and taking a jump shot from the three-point line just to hear the satisfying sound of the whoosh is a feeling Coppell senior point guard Jordan Nelson knows all too well. Over the summer, Nelson traveled to San Antonio to play in an Amateur Athletic ...

Cowgirls round up at top in six-school takedown

Cowgirls round up at top in six-school takedown

Neha Desaraju, Student Life Editor

November 25, 2019

A click as the timer starts for the first period. Not long after, a thud as the referee signals a fall. Coppell senior Brooke Massaviol won the bout only 10 seconds in. In Coppell’s Round Up Tournament Saturday, Coppell took first place by winning a majority of the bouts.  To open the season, Coppell hosted the...

Cowboys break all barriers, reign as 2019 Classic Chevrolet Showcase champions

Cowboys break all barriers, reign as 2019 Classic Chevrolet Showcase champions

Nishant Medicharla, Business Manager

November 25, 2019

The student section got louder and louder as the Bishop Lynch Friars were attempting a free throw. With every second that passed by, the CHS Arena started to vibrate with yells in order to throw off the Friars. It worked.  On Saturday, Coppell boys basketball played its last two games in the 2019 Classic ...