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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

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 cross country warms up with a one mile jog on Tuesday at Buddy Echols field. Coppell High School junior Tahir Ali (center) is returning from an injury and perseveres to improve every morning.

Student of the Week: Ali strives to cultivate dedication, support teammates in pursuit of excellence

Nathan Cheng, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Coppell High School junior runner Tahir Ali is a dedicated team player and student athlete. He has been running cross country for four years and is a volunteer at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science...

Coppell junior runner Andrew Mullen competes at the Coppell Invitational on Sept. 11. Mullen finished in seventh place Class 6A State Meet last Saturday at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock.

Mullen places 7th at state cross country meet

Torie Peck, Sports Editor November 11, 2021

Having placed seventh at the Class 6A Region I Meet, Coppell junior runner Andrew Mullen advanced to the Class 6A State Meet last Saturday at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock and recorded another seventh...

Coppell High School senior runner Izzy Ortigoza sets up her stopwatch during cross country practice at Buddy Echols Field on Oct 16. Ortigoza is on the junior varsity cross country team and is a coach at Texas Dreams Gymnastics.

Vaulting from one sport to another

Sri Achanta, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

With chalk dusted on her hands, beads of sweat dripping down her head and a defiant smile pasted on her face, Coppell senior Izzy Ortigoza flipped her way through most of her childhood on bars and beams.  But...

Coppell junior runner Andrew Mullen competes at the Coppell Invitational on Sept. 11. Mullen finished in seventh place Class 6A State Meet last Saturday at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock.

Mullen advancing to state cross country meet after seventh place finish

Torie Peck, Sports Editor October 28, 2021

After finishing third in the District 6-6A Championships, the Coppell boys cross country team traveled to Lubbock to compete in the Class 6A Region I Meet at Mae Simmons Park on Monday.  Coppell junior...

On Friday, cross country competed in the District 6-6A Meet. The Cowboys will advance to the Class 6A Region I Meet in Lubbock on Oct. 25 after placing third while the Cowgirls season will end with a fifth place finish at district.

Cowboys advancing to regional meet

Torie Peck, Sports Editor October 16, 2021

Competition intensified for the District 6-6A Cross Country Meet, with only the top three of eight teams qualifying for the Class 6A Region 1 Championship next week, and a shot at state. “The meet...

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 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...

On Friday, cross country competed in the District 6-6A Meet. The Cowboys will advance to the Class 6A Region I Meet in Lubbock on Oct. 25 after placing third while the Cowgirls season will end with a fifth place finish at district.

Cross country welcoming area teams to home course

Angelina Liu, Visual Media Editor September 10, 2021

Coppell cross country looks to take advantage of its home course at tomorrow’s Coppell Invitational at CMS West. “It’s going to be a hard course so I’m expecting some discomfort but overall...

Coppell head cross country and girls track coach Landon Wren talks about his goals for the 2021-22 season at a coach meet and greet last Tuesday in the Field House. Last Tuesday, Wren was announced to be the replacement for Nick Benton, who resigned in early July.

Wren brings high caliber experience to Coppell track, cross country

Torie Peck, Sports Editor August 2, 2021

Being a head cross country and track and field coach. It had been his goal for years. Little did he know that opportunity would come in July. With Nick Benton’s resignation in early July to...

The Coppell boys cross country team placed third at the Class 6A Region I Meet on Nov. 10 in Lubbock at Mae Simmons Park. The boys advance to the 2020 UIL State Meet at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Nov. 24.

Coppell boys ready for tough competition at state meet

Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor November 23, 2020

Taking third place at the Class 6A Region I Meet on Nov. 10 in Lubbock at Mae Simmons Park, the Coppell boys next travel to Round Rock to the 2020 UIL Class 6A State Meet at Old Settlers Park.  “I...

Coppell junior Lane Jacobs stays ahead of a pack at the Coppell Invitational on Sept. 4, 2019 at the course at Coppell Middle School West.

Understanding mental, physical aspects of pacing, distance racing

Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor November 16, 2020

Whether pushing off the starting block for a 500-yard freestyle or starting a 5K run alongside many others, distinct patterns emerge as long-distance racers compete using various strategies tailored to...

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