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Video: What song is your guilty pleasure?

Video: What song is your guilty pleasure?

Olivia Short, Staff Photographer May 13, 2022

Have you ever wondered what type of music your coaches and friends on the football team listen to, or more importantly a song they would never admit to liking? The Sidekick staff photographer Olivia...

Coppell High School senior varsity tennis captain Vinay Patel hits a forehand during practice at the CHS Tennis Center on Oct. 18. Patel and fellow senior Lindsay Patton earned their way to the Class 6A State Tennis tournament on April 26 at the Northside Tennis center in San Antonio.

Mixed-doubles duo achieves dream of advancing to state

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor May 8, 2022

The racket makes a firm thump as the ball smashes against it and flies to the other side of the court. Back and forth, the ball continues to bypass these strong forces, until one misses and gravity takes...

Coppell High School tennis coach Rich Foster converses with Coppell 2020 graduate Clark Parlier about captain duties on Oct. 3, 2019. Foster is retiring this year after coaching at Coppell for 29 years. Sidekick file photo.

Last ride for long-time tennis coach

Sri Achanta, News Editor May 6, 2022

After opening the door to the tennis room, a bittersweet ambiance floods out: feelings of triumph, loss, and kin sprinkled throughout the room. At the entrance of this building lies the room of Coppell...

Coppell ISD Athletic Director Kit Pehl has initiated several changes in his first three years as athletic director to set the stage for the future of Coppell athletics. Pehl’s vision of a harmonious athletic department as well as a prioritization of winning and growing student athletes has prompted several coaching changes and there remains a continual drive for growth, improvement and excellence within Coppell Athletics.

Out with the old, in with the new

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

Carousel. A term that is often used to describe coaching and athletic changes across three levels of athleticism is quite literally what Coppell athletics has been experiencing in its recent history.  Everything...

Coppell junior kicker Nic Radicic kicks an extra point against Sachse on Aug. 27 at Homer B. Johnson Stadium in Garland. Radicic and Coppell junior double back Braxton Myers have been selected to play in the All-American Bowl on Jan. 7, 2023 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Only one call away

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor March 24, 2022

One January phone call gave two players the game of their lifetime, an accolade for being one of the best in not just their school, but the entire country.  Coppell junior kicker Nic Radicic immediately...

For Black athletes, segregation laws and racial prejudices have kept them from being able to play with white athletes. Today, people of all races can compete with fewer limitations and with more athletes to look back upon for inspiration.

#BlackHistoryMonth: Breaking the race barrier

Sri Achanta, News Editor March 1, 2022

Jack Johnson. Jesse Owens. Jackie Robinson. All of these athletes worked tremendous amounts to break the same barrier: race. It wasn’t until 1908 that Johnson became the first African-American Heavyweight...

The hirings of Coppell’s faculty athletics liaison Dr. Roxanne Long, Wichita Falls Hirschi football coach Antonio Wiley and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy (Virginia) coach Robyn Ross were announced today by Coppell ISD. All three hires are highly-qualified and experienced athletic leaders that will mark a new athletic era at Coppell.

Coppell athletics welcome three marquee hires to begin new athletic era

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer February 25, 2022

Friday marked a major change in the Coppell football program and volleyball program, as well as in Coppell athletic administration. Coppell ISD announced today that Wichita Falls Hirschi coach Antonio...

Coppell High School senior athletes Alvin Ebosele, Miles Hardy, Alyssa Hall, Haley Wenzel, ElleBelle Zimmerman, Sude Haz Item, Nathan Schrcok and Ryan Sewell signed letters of intent to their schools on Wednesday morning in Coppell High School Arena. Photo courtesy Illene Thomas

Eight Coppell athletes sign letter of intent

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer February 3, 2022

Wednesday morning featured a monumental moment for 8 eight Coppell High School athletes; signing their intent papers to their next step of their life, college. These senior athletes at the Nation Signing...

University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced the 2022-24 reclassification and realignment on Thursday. Coppell’s football, volleyball and basketball teams will remain with Lewisville, Flower Mound, Marcus, Hebron, Plano, Plano West and Plano East for the next two years in District 6-6A.

Familiar foes in Coppell’s 2022-24 district realignment

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

On one of the more nervy days for high school coaches across Texas, Coppell’s nerves stayed relatively the same. The thought of facing new competition and new teams in athletic competition is a daunting...

Coppell assistant head coach Karl Pointer calls a defensive scheme against Highland Park at Buddy Echols Field on Sept. 10. Pointer, also the head track coach, was named the Judson ISD athletic director on Jan. 24.

Pointer moving on to become Judson ISD Athletic Director

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer January 28, 2022

After over 25 years in education and 13 years as part of Coppell ISD, Coppell assistant head football coach and head track coach Karl Pointer has finally achieved his dream.   Pointer was named the...

Coppell coach Mike DeWitt addresses his team after a 28-13 loss to Highland Park on Sept. 10 at Buddy Echols Field. DeWitt announced Monday that he’ll resign from his position as boys athletic coordinator and head football coach at the end of the school year.

DeWitt resigns as Coppell football coach

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer December 14, 2021

Monday marked the end of a football era at Coppell. Coppell head football coach Mike DeWitt announced on Monday that he is resigning at the conclusion of the school year. DeWitt, who is also Coppell...

Many Coppell sports are required to share practice space with each other on a regular basis, which leads to frustration among athletes. The Sidekick staff writer Meer Mahfuz thinks each sport should have their own facility for practice and competition.

Give all athletes what they need

Meer Mahfuz and Nandini Muresh December 9, 2021

Bright flood lights, turf fields and precisely engineered buildings and stands. All elements that contribute to the aura of sports. Obviously, football gets field priority and the glamour of the Friday...

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