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Coppell senior center Febechi Nwaiwu, senior offensive linemen Austin Darcy and sophomore offensive lineman Trevor Timmerman prepare for a play against Highland Park at Highlander Stadium on Oct. 9. The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil believes linemen are essential to football but often go underappreciated.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2020

The modern perception of football would not exist without linemen.  The thuds of bodies slamming into one another, the grunts and huffs of players as they grapple, the iconic row of squat poses as the ball snaps and the play begins - the imagery most people associate with football is all dependent on ...

A volley of spirit

Coppell senior middle hitter Madison Gilliland spikes against the Panthers at the CHS Arena on Tuesday. Madison has been in Coppell’s varsity team for four years and will graduate early this December.

Nanditha Nagavishnu, Staff Writer

October 18, 2020

Growing up in a family of athletes, it was almost fate that Coppell senior middle hitter Madison Gilliland got involved in sports. Starting as a budding athlete playing softball in her local Little League at 8 years old, Gilliland later tried basketball before moving on to playing volleyball...

Volleyball season on hold through Oct. 23

Coppell coach Julie Price takes a picture of the Coppell volleyball team after their win against Hebron on Oct. 9. The Cowgirls are under quarantine until Oct. 23 after identifying a positive COVID-19 test result.

Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor

October 18, 2020

According to Coppell coach Julie Price and Coppell ISD Athletic Director Kit Pehl, the Coppell volleyball team will be in quarantine until Oct. 23 due to a positive COVID-19 result, per UIL guidelines to pause play for two weeks. District policy and federal medical law prevent Coppell from revealing who test...

Cowgirls sweep Hebron

Coppell senior setter Mari Taira sets against Hebron at the CHS Arena last night. Coppell swept Hebron, 25-21, 25-20, 25-16, to bring its district record to 2-2.

Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor

October 10, 2020

Playing smart, disciplined and according to plan since the beginning of the match, the Cowgirls quickly dominated Hebron in three sets, 25-21, 25-20, 25-16, at the CHS Arena last night. “Our kids tonight did some really smart things,” Coppell coach Julie Price said. “Sometimes we like the re...

Cowboy down

Coppell senior linebacker Marcelo Estrada collides with a Highland Park player while Coppell senior defensive back Will Kraus watches on at the Highlander Stadium last night. Coppell fell to Highland Park 42-36.

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor

October 10, 2020

DALLAS - Booming music, cheering crowds, a passionate student section, a subtle breeze and an exhilarating atmosphere set up what could have been one of the great comebacks in Texas high school football. It all came down to one game-changing play: the onside kick. There were three onside kick attempts in the...

Cowgirls facing long-quarantined Hebron

Coppell junior right side hitter Abigail Hendricks and sophomore outside hitter Reagan Engler celebrate against Prosper Rock Hill in the CHS Arena on Friday. Coppell plays Hebron tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the CHS Arena.

Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor

October 8, 2020

Heading into tomorrow’s match with a 1-2 District 6-6A record, the Cowgirls will play former powerhouse Hebron, just returning to play after quarantining due to COVID-19 guidelines, at 6:30 p.m. at the CHS Arena.  “They’re not as strong offensively and defensively as they were last year,” C...

Coppell places third at Heart of Texas Invitational

Coppell senior Jamie Welsh  practices at Las Colinas Country Club on Tuesday. The Cowgirls finished third at the Heart of Texas Invitational, their first team tournament of the year.

Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor

October 8, 2020

Playing nearly 36 holes of golf on Friday for nine hours and another 18 on Saturday in crisp fall weather at Pecan Valley Golf Course in Fort Worth, Coppell placed third at the Heart of Texas Invitational to open up their fall season with team scores of 321, 305 and 318. “We got off to a rough start Saturday morn...

Tennis defeats Lewisville again with complete victory

Coppell sophomore Lindsay Patton hits an overhead during her mixed doubles match with Coppell sophomore Arjun Arunachalam against Lewisville Tuesday at the CHS Tennis Center. Patton and Arunachalam won their match, 6-2 and 6-4, and Coppell won overall, 19-0.

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor

October 8, 2020

Tuesday’s tennis match against Lewisville at the CHS Tennis Center ended in a 19-0 victory for Coppell.  “It was phenomenal,” Coppell junior Jasmine Durrant said. “We fought hard, we made sure that we finished the point and that’s all that mattered.”  Coppell beat Lewisville last y...

Masked giant

Coppell quarterback Ryan Walker passes against Sachse in Friday’s 42-35 victory over Sachse at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowboys play at Highland Park on Friday night.

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor

October 8, 2020

If there was anything the Coppell football team garnered from its two-win streak, it's confidence. Hearing you have to play a No. 2 ranked team in the state could be a daunting message for any team, regardless of 5A or 6A classification. But Coppell is relatively unfazed by such a factor. Coppell wi...

Cowgirls take home win against Plano East

Coppell sophomore Karissa Cameron serves the ball during the game against Plano East on Tuesday. The Cowgirls defeated the Panthers 3-1.

Mel Venegas, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

After tough matches with Marcus and Flower Mound, the Cowgirls volleyball team took home its first win of District 6-6A play against Plano East, 3-1 (25-20, 25-12, 20-25, 25-17), on Tuesday in the CHS Arena. “We had a game plan, we wanted to set up and play and our kids did really good, we responde...

Tennis seeking another win against Lewisville

Coppell junior Atharva Nijasure takes an overhead against Marcus last Tuesday at the CHS Tennis Center. Coppell takes on Lewisville at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the CHS Tennis Center.

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor

October 5, 2020

Coppell tennis hosts Lewisville at the CHS Tennis Center at 4 p.m. tomorrow.  Following a win against Hebron on Friday and a win against Marcus last Tuesday, tomorrow’s match leaves just two more until the postseason. “Both Marcus and Hebron are very consistent and good at getting to the ball and returning...

Coppell to play Plano East after slow start to district play

The Coppell volleyball team huddles with coach Julie Price in the Coppell High School Arena on Sept. 25 against Prosper Rock Hill, who defeated the Cowgirls, 3-0. Coppell hosts Plano East at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in District 6-6A play.

Mel Venegas, Staff Writer

October 5, 2020

Following losses to Flower Mound and Marcus, the Cowgirls host Plano East tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the CHS Arena in District 6-6A play. “I'm excited for us to have another chance to face another good team,” Coppell junior middle blocker/right side hitter Haley Holz said. “We have gotten better ea...