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Summer Olympics postponed in wake of global pandemic

Summer Olympics postponed in wake of global pandemic

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Elite athletes are some of those feeling the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prompted a year delay of the 2020 Summer Olympics.  For the first time in Olympic history, the recurring games have been rescheduled because of a pandemic. Initially planned to open July 24 in Tokyo, the games have been po...

Dontula overcoming asthma diagnosis in the pool

Dontula overcoming asthma diagnosis in the pool

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 3, 2020

Surrounding himself in the water, the only thoughts in his mind are to keep breathing and getting to the next wall. Shortly after his finger touches the last wall, the timing clock for his lane stopped.  Coppell senior Ritesh Dontula finished the boys 100-yard freestyle in 11th place with a time...

Filling the empty throne of women’s professional tennis

Filling the empty throne of women’s professional tennis

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

After her stunning victory against Petra Kvitova in the finals of last year's Australian Open championships, Naomi Osaka took the No. 1 world ranking and high regard of the international tennis community. She became the first woman to win consecutive Grand Slam singles titles since Serena Williams i...

Coach’s Box: Bourg diving into golf, calculus

Coach’s Box: Bourg diving into golf, calculus

Sreeja Mudumby, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

Jan Bourg is the head coach for the Coppell girls golf team and an AP Calculus teacher at Coppell High School. Aside from school, she is a licensed scuba diver and likes to travel to oceanic places and spend time with her family.    Why do you like to play golf? Well, I like all sports,...

Age is just a number

Age is just a number

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

The rhythmic thumping noises as the ball hits the racket and rockets across the court is noise all too familiar for Coppell freshman Lindsay Patton. It's something she’s grown accustomed to when she was 8, and now as a freshman, has a part of her everyday life.  When she first steps onto a court, opponents - ...

Reaching for the sky

Reaching for the sky

Sreeja Mudumby, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Fast-paced breaths. Hands tight on the pole. All eyes looking her way. She launches off of the pole and flies through the air. She falls on the mat. Screams of happiness fill the air as she catches her breath. Coppell freshman Sky Schuller broke Coppell High School’s official pole vaulting reco...

Pushed to the sidelines

Pushed to the sidelines

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

Google “female sports journalists” and look at the first page of results.  Of the nine results, four of them are about the struggles of being a woman in sports journalism. Two showcased female reporters who had made great strides for their gender in the world of sports, though each inevitably had a g...

Coach’s Box: Dyson running Cowgirls with experiences coaching champions

Coach’s Box: Dyson running Cowgirls with experiences coaching champions

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

March 25, 2020

Coppell softball coach Mike Dyson is in his fifth year of coaching at Coppell High School. Under Dyson, who previously coached at Frisco Centennial and Irving Nimitz, the Cowgirls advanced to playoffs in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.   When did you become the head coach of the Coppell team? Fi...

Faith, family, ferocity: Bases loaded for Ingle

Faith, family, ferocity: Bases loaded for Ingle

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

For Coppell junior shortstop Sydney Ingle, softball means sisterhood.  As a team captain for the Cowgirls and an integral part of the Cowgirls’ dynamic, the most important thing for Ingle about the game is her team. “Having eight other girls who are like your sisters that you get to grow with, es...

How a positive mindset can empower female athletes

How a positive mindset can empower female athletes

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

During winter break, my brother and I attended a sports tournament my local church held every two years. I played volleyball, while my brother played basketball. It was a tournament where high schoolers came from all over the nation to compete for the championship. Both the volleyball and basketball competiti...

A few cards short of a full deck

A few cards short of a full deck

Yash Ravula, Staff writer

March 23, 2020

**Disclaimer: the following article includes discussions about sexual assault, which may be sensitive to some readers** With the rise in movements such as #MeToo in 2017, many women have come forward talking about their experiences with sexual harassment and abuse. Since, numerous popular sports figur...