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UIL releases guidelines for upcoming fall sports season

Coppell senior quarterback Ryan Walker pushes past Sashce on Aug. 30, 2019. Based on the adjusted UIL schedule, Coppell will begin 2020-21 fall sports on Sept. 7.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

July 25, 2020

With the announcement of the University Interscholastic League's fall adjusted sports schedule, Coppell faces a unique challenge: District 6-6A opponents Lewisville, Hebron, Flower Mound, Marcus, Plano, Plano East and Plano West are not under the Dallas County guidelines, which means these schools are...

Q&A: Peltier to continue hitting the trails in the Empire State

New Tech High @ Coppell senior Taylor Peltier finishes at the District 6-6A cross country meet on Oct. 18 at North Lake Park in Denton. Peltier committed to the State University of New York Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) for cross country.

Pranati Kandi, Staff Photographer

May 16, 2020

New Tech High @ Coppell senior Taylor Peltier committed to the State University of New York Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) for cross country on April 6. Peltier chose to go SUNY ESF, as she felt its program corresponded with her interests in conservation biology and ornithology (the sc...

Isolation Workout with Tracy Tran

Isolation Workout with Tracy Tran

Tracy Tran and Camila Villarreal

May 16, 2020

Join The Sidekick staff photographer Tracy Tran as she takes you through fitness YouTuber Emi Wong’s 10 minute lower ab workout. Each exercise lasts 45 seconds with a 10 second rest in between. This workout is perfect for beginners and equipment free.

The 2020 Sidekick Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympics, which would have been held in Tokyo this year, may have been canceled, but The Sidekick has got you covered. Check out some of the great events, all filmed from our staffers' houses. 

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

May 16, 2020

The 2020 Summer Olympics, which would have been held in Tokyo this year, may have been canceled, but The Sidekick has got you covered. Check out some of the great events, all filmed from our staffers' houses.

Sticks, pads and boards – Hunter sporting three sets of gear through lacrosse, football, snowboarding

Coppell senior Ryan Hunter snowboarding at Colorado over winter break. Hunter began skiing at 5 years old and took up snowboarding two winters later. He still continues to snowboard with his family in Colorado during winter break. Courtesy of Ellen Hunter.

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

No matter what, two things keep Coppell senior Ryan Hunter going: sports and his family. In the summer of his junior year, Hunter moved unexpectedly from Atlanta to Coppell due to his father’s job. Moving to a new state is already difficult, but moving in the middle of his high school years was even ...

Girls soccer takes home all-district awards for unfinished season

Coppell junior defender Emma Hubert receives from the air against Irving Macarthur on Jan. 24 at Buddy Echols Field. Hubert is one of 12 Cowgirls awarded a District 6-6A award.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Fourteen wins. Three ties. Two losses.  For the nearly indomitable Cowgirls, the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 season only left one question on their minds: what could have happened? Their undefeated preseason stance proved a marker for the rest of the season; it seemed Coppell had its st...

Individual district awards offer closure for unfinished boys soccer season

Coppell senior forward Sebastian Blaas avoids the grasp of Irving MacArthur to make a pass on Feb. 7. Blaas is one of 13 Cowboys to be selected for a District 6-6A award.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

From the rough beginning to the six-match win streak to the untimely ending, the Cowboys played their parts perfectly down to the line for Coppell’s very own boys soccer comeback story.  Entering their seventh District 6-6A match ranked second to last, the Cowboys did the unexpected; they took...

Music serving as key player for sports

Music and sports influence each other and entertainment culture in many ways. The Sidekick staff writer Angela Yuan discusses their intersection.

Angela Yuan, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

The player scores a touchdown, and a tune blasts across the bleachers and field, sending adrenaline rippling through the roaring crowd. Music is not associated foremost with sports, but the two intersect in ways that leave lasting influences on each other and entertainment culture as a whole.  Th...

Touch ‘em all

Coppell junior pitcher and infielder Chayton Krauss hits against Rockwall on March 12 at Rockwall High School Campbell Baseball Complex. Krauss has played for Red Land Little League and the New Zealand U15 and U18 teams.

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

May 13, 2020

A baseball, four bases and nine Angels players on the field. Moving to Los Angeles at 4 years old from New Zealand, the future of Coppell junior pitcher and infielder Chayton Krauss was set from the moment his family went to the Los Angeles Angels game against the Oakland Athletics at Angels Stadium in A...

Taking fashion to the field: A ranking of Coppell jerseys

Taking fashion to the field: A ranking of Coppell jerseys

Lilly Gorman, Photographer

May 13, 2020

Imagine if players from every Coppell athletics team wore their jersey and walked down a runway for judges to score their style. That would never happen. But that’s why I’m here to help.  Here we have all Coppell jerseys, and it’s time to rank them based on fashion. It’s as simple as th...

15 athletes to sign tomorrow

Due to closures in light of coronavirus, the Coppell athletics department is hosting a virtual signing day tomorrow morning via Facebook. Fifteen athletes sign to play their respective sports at the collegiate level. Photo courtesy Naveen Boppana

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor

May 12, 2020

More than a dozen Coppell athletes sign to a college tomorrow at 9 a.m. via a virtual signing day on facebook.com/coppellisd. Amidst stay-at-home orders, many athletes still train and practice any way they can. Among these are a select few who will play their respective sport at the next level, inc...

Love for teaching, softball driving Baker’s Odessa College commitment

Coppell junior pitcher Michaella Baker swings against Cedar Hill on March 7 at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex. Baker verbally committed to Odessa College on April 8 and hopes to pursue teaching and coaching.

Neha Desaraju, Student Life Editor

May 12, 2020

Coppell junior pitcher Michaella Baker’s first grade teacher inspired her to pursue teaching as well. It was Baker’s visit to Odessa College that showed her how she could get there. “My uncle took me to the tour one day, and he mentioned how in the math department, they have that CIA techno...