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Coppell swimming and diving coach Amanda Ross teaches during eighth period on Friday. Ross is a new coach at Coppell High School and has been coaching swimming for 10 years.

Coach’s Box: Ross starting year teaching perseverance

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor September 17, 2021

Amanda Ross is Coppell’s new swimming and diving coach. This is her fourth year as a swimming coach and her first year at Coppell, previously teaching in Grand Prairie. She developed a love for water...

Coppell junior Lakshana Parasuraman returns a ball in her singles match in Coppell’s match against Hebron at the Coppell Tennis Center on Tuesday. The Coppell tennis team defeated Hebron 16-3.

Coppell tennis serves up confident win over Hebron

Sreehitha Moravaneni September 17, 2021

On Tuesday, Coppell tennis defeated Hebron, 16-3. Coppell’s confidence in the tournament led its team to ultimately win the victory against long standing opponent, Hebron. After a successful set of...

The Buddy Echols Field video board was revealed at the football game against Plano Prestonwood Christian Academy on Sept. 3. The board was renovated over the summer.

Stadium receives new, improved video board from 1Vision Media

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager September 15, 2021

As the previous video board in Buddy Echols Field was reaching the end of its life, the Coppell athletics department agreed to a contract with 1Vision Media, which included a fully-funded new video board.  1Vision...

Texas A&M deep snapper Connor Choate runs the flag for the Aggies against Kent State on Sept. 4 at Kyle Field. Choate, a CHS 2017 graduate, was named as the 12th Man for this year on Aug. 28.

Former Cowboy to Aggie legend: Choate goes down in history after being named 12th Man

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

When you think of the star players of a football team, you think quarterbacks, running backs, receivers and probably a handful of defensive players. It would be a rarity for your mind to turn to a...

Coppell junior setter Taylor Young serves against Marcus at CHS Arena on Tuesday. The Cowgirls fell to the Marauders, 3-1 (25-20, 25-21, 25-21, 30-28).

Coppell falls to Marcus after dropping first two sets

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

The Coppell volleyball team knew that, coming off a loss to Flower Mound, it needed to respond on Tuesday against Flower Mound Marcus to not get swept for a second time in a row.  The Cowgirls ended...

Coppell juniors Andrew Mullen, Karthi Partipan and Samuel Martinson run during cross country practice before school at Buddy Echols Field on Thursday. Mullen started running cross country in seventh grade and now runs on the varsity team.

Running away, then towards the finish line

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor September 14, 2021

If you were Coppell High School junior Andrew Mullen’s alarm clock in 2019, you might have been yelled at and thrown on the floor at the break of dawn on a Saturday morning.  But if you were his...

Coppell tennis starter Riki Koshimizu warms up for practice on Thursday during fourth period. Koshimizu has been on the Coppell tennis team since his freshman year on JV1 and moved up to varsity within a year.

Koshimizu utilizes ‘double-edged sword’ in tennis rise

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager September 13, 2021

A naive, confident sophomore steps up to the tennis court, ready to defeat his opponent. A sense of fire is replicated by the triple digit heat in his face, but also in his game. Coppell sophomore varsity...

Red and Black on Deck is a Sidekick series detailing the next week of Coppell varsity sports. It will be posted every Monday.

Red and Black on Deck: Sep. 13-18

Torie Peck, Sports Editor September 13, 2021

On Tuesday, tennis hosts Hebron at the Coppell Tennis Center with play starting at 4 p.m. On Tuesday, volleyball hosts Marcus in the Coppell High School Arena with play starting at 6:30 p.m. On Friday,...

Coppell Varsity boys celebrate their victory on Saturday morning at Coppell Middle School west. Coppell won the invitational meet on a challenging course.

Cross country excels on challenging course

Angelina Liu, Visual Media Editor September 13, 2021

On a cool Saturday morning, a loud air horn could be heard echoing behind CMS West as Coppell’s Invitational cross country meet took place. Coppell’s men’s varsity and both JV teams won first...

Coppell junior Lakshana Parasuraman and Coppell senior Nandini Thallapareddy won both sets with scores of 6-3, 7-6 at Saturday’s doubles match against Tyler Legacy’s Audrey Deatherage and Sara Fry.

Tennis cruises to victory against East Texas foe

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor September 12, 2021

Yesterday, Coppell tennis defeated Tyler Legacy  in a 17-2. The matchup was not a district match, so it did not improve its ranking, but it did serve as the perfect grounds for experimenting with their...

Coppell senior middle blocker Aley Clent and junior outside hitter Skye Lamendola block against Flower Mound at the CHS Arena on Friday. The Jaguars swept the Cowgirls, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20. Photos by Trisha Atluri

Jaguars outpace Cowgirls in three tight sets

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

Playing the No. 1 team in the nation for the District 6-6A home opener is a tough ask. The Cowgirls, equipped with new coach Libby Pacheco, a scream-cheering bench and an intense lineup, came in with a...

Coppell junior quarterback throws it away to escape defensive pressure from Highland Park senior defensive lineman Jack Curtis on Friday at Buddy Echols Field. Coppell fell to Highland Park, 28-13, in its last nondistrict game.

Class 5A power too much for Cowboys in nondistrict finale

Meer Mahfuz and Olivia Cooper September 11, 2021

Hosting the No. 4 Class 5 A team in Texas was never going to be a walk in the park for the Coppell football team. And despite starting the game off strong, the Cowboys were never able to recoup after facing...

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