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UNT associate head coach Fleur Benatar joins the Coppell athletic department as head girls soccer coach after nearly 30 years coaching at the collegiate level. Benatar steps in for Coppell coach Beca Sawers, who took over as interim head coach at the beginning of last season.

Benatar named girls soccer head coach

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief June 18, 2021

With nearly 30 years of experience in coaching college level women’s soccer, Hebron assistant coach Fleur Benatar joins the Coppell athletic department as head girls soccer coach. Benatar steps in...

Northwest ISD assistant athletic director Libby Pacheco, seen here during her time as Byron Nelson volleyball coach, has been named Coppell head volleyball coach and girls athletic coordinator. Pacheco takes over for Julie Price, who led the Cowgirls to two state championships.

Pacheco returning to bench to lead Cowgirls volleyball

Torie Peck, Sports Editor June 9, 2021

Northwest ISD assistant athletic director Libby Pacheco, formerly the volleyball coach at Byron Nelson, has been named the new Coppell volleyball coach. Pacheco replaces Julie Price, who guided the...

Coppell junior courtesy runner Carter Fields returns to first base in a rundown, scoring senior right fielder Will Rodman in the process against Keller yesterday at Denton Guyer. The Cowboys lost the decisive Game 3 on Saturday, 7-1, and ended their season as Class 6A Region I semifinalists after losing Game 1 on Thursday, 5-2, and winning Game 2 on Friday, 6-5.

Tale of Two Tides: Baseball bows out in regional semis after thrilling series loss to Keller

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer May 30, 2021

DENTON - Coppell baseball knew that, coming into this series, Keller would be the toughest team it would have to face if it wanted to secure the lucrative trip to state. The series highlighted by the...

Coppell junior right-hander Will Boylan pitches against Prosper in the top of the seventh at Lake Dallas High School on May 21. Coppell faces Keller in the Class 6A Region I semifinals tomorrow at 6 p.m., Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. (if needed).

Baseball facing No. 2 state-ranked Keller in regional semifinals

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

When a program comes across a top quality team in the state, it often gets overwhelmed by the potential challenges it may face. Coppell baseball, however, is not just any other team but rather a group...

Coppell celebrates in front of the Coppell High School student section after sophomore second baseman Tanner Sever’s walk-off RBI single against Prosper in the bottom of seventh at Lake Dallas High School on Friday. Coppell swept Prosper, 3-2 on Thursday and 1-0 on Friday, in the Class 6A Region I quarterfinals.

Walk-off RBI single lifts Cowboys to gritty series sweep over Prosper

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer May 22, 2021

LAKE DALLAS - The stage was set for a Texas high school baseball classic between Prosper and Coppell. After a scoreless six innings on Friday, the opportunity for heroics presented itself for either...

Coppell sophomore quarterback Zach Darkoch evades Coppell junior Brayden Axe to score a touchdown on Friday at Buddy Echols Field. The Coppell football team played an intrasquad spring game, divided into offensive White Team and defensive Black Team.

Putting a bow on spring football

Torie Peck, Staff Writer May 22, 2021

Weeks of early morning practices and training lead up to one moment, the Coppell football team’s annual Spring Game, which took place last night at Buddy Echols Field. “It was a chance to come out...

Coppell senior right fielder Will Rodman slides onto third base against Dallas Jesuit on May 14 at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. The Cowboys face Prosper in the Class 6A Region I Regional Quarterfinals best-of-three series with Game 1 tomorrow at 7:30 p.m, Game 2 on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Game 3, if necessary, on Saturday at 1 p.m. with all games being played at Lake Dallas High School.

Baseball to avenge preseason tournament loss in round 3 series against Prosper

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

On March 12, the Coppell baseball team lost a heartbreaker tournament game at Prosper in the Scotland Yard Classic. The Cowboys led by two runs before dropping the game to the Eagles 5-4, giving them their...

Coppell senior first baseman David Jeon awaits a throw from Jesuit yesterday at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. Coppell beat Jesuit at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex, 7-4, in Game 2 yesterday and, 2-0, at Jesuit on Thursday to advance to the  Class 6A Region I quarterfinals.

Cowboys ride clutch pitching to sweep state-ranked Jesuit

Torie Peck, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

Hundreds of fans gathered under the warm glow of the ballpark lights to watch as the Coppell baseball team was put to the test as it faced state-ranked Jesuit. The Cowboys played Jesuit on Thursday,...

Male sports coaches can oftentimes be seen as father figures or life coaches to their athletes. The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil explores the roles and unique coaching philosophies of male sports coaches compared to female sports coaches.

“Better man, better husband, better father”

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

Coaching philosophies serve as guidelines for how coaches lead the team, including morals and values beyond just the sport itself. Ask a male coach with a male team his coaching philosophy and a common...

Students are told that telling anything to an adult makes one a “tattletale” or a “snitch,” including when someone committed a wrongdoing. The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil writes about the negative side of team loyalty and the resulting hesitancy to tell on friends and teammates when they have committed a crime.

One bad apple

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

Snitches get stitches.  Don’t narc on me.  Tattletale.  From a young age, the concept of reporting wrongdoing has a stigma attached, a little negative social label stuck onto those who dare...

Kondapalli emphasizing unity, camaraderie amongst her teammates

Kondapalli emphasizing unity, camaraderie amongst her teammates

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell sophomore Amolika Kondapalli, a JV softball pitcher, was selected. Coppell sophomore JV pitcher Amolika...

The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil thinks everyone should watch the Olympics despite their interest in sports because the emotion elicited from the event transcends knowledge of the actual sport.

Peace on Earth achieved with every Olympics

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2021

OK, well, not really. I know you saw that headline and scoffed.  However, the Olympics - you know, that massive celebration of sports and international unity through athletic competition that happens...

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