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Hassman commits to UPENN, finds her way back to hometown

Coppell senior Chloe Hassman and junior Waverly Hassman run during cross country practice at Buddy Echols Field on Tuesday morning. Hassman committed to the University of Pennsylvania for track and field and cross country on Aug. 22. Photo by Lilly Gorman.

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor

September 16, 2020

Throughout her life, Coppell senior Chloe Hassman has been surrounded by a family of runners that inspire her. She will leave CHS cited as an inspiration to the years below her. On Aug. 22, Hassman verbally committed to attending the University of Pennsylvania for track and field and cross country....

Spoor racing towards running future

Coppell senior Shelby Spoor signs to Louisiana State University for track and cross country beside her parents, Coppell boys golf and assistant cross country coach Jason Spoor and Leia Spoor, in the CHS Arena on Feb. 5. Spoor signed to LSU after considering various offers from universities throughout Texas.

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Beginning running in elementary school, Coppell High School senior Shelby Spoor developed a tremendous love for running both cross country and track and has used this love to foster enthusiasm and support within her team. Finding her love of running at a young age, Spoor began in elementary school a...

Offseason pushes coaches to improve on their athletes

Coppell tennis coach Rich Foster advises doubles teammates junior Matthew Abbey and sophomore Vinay Patel at the CHS Tennis Center on Thursday. Foster is preparing the team for the spring season with practices and socials to build camaraderie between old and new players. Photo by Camden Southwick

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Mile-runs, gyms, and more workouts. As Coppell transitions from fall sports to winter sports, fall season coaches are working to improve their athletes in preparation for the next season.  Coppell tennis coach Rich Foster helps motivate tennis athletes during the offseason by encouraging socials a...

Southlake Carroll sweeps cross country titles

Coppell junior Evan Caswell stays at the front of the pack at the Class 6A State Meet at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Saturday. Caswell placed fourth overall with a time of 14:48.34 and the Coppell boys took seventh place, with the Cowgirls finishing fourth in the state. Photo courtesy Colin Proctor.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

Perfect weather accompanied a disappointing finish at the Class 6A State Meet for both Coppell cross country teams at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. The girls’ reign as state champions was overthrown by Southlake Carroll, who won the gold medal, leaving Coppell in fourth place. Kingwood took sec...

Running to state

The Coppell cross country team poses for a picture this morning at their send off to the state meet. The girls begin their race on Saturday in Round Rock at 2:30 p.m. and the boys begin their's at 3:15 p.m.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

At the Class 6A Region 1 Meet in Lubbock on Oct. 28, both the Cowgirls and Cowboys cross country teams qualified for the 2019 UIL State Meet at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. The Cowgirls will approach the state meet as not only qualifiers for four years in a row but as reigning Class 6A champion...

Racing to the top

Coppell junior Evan Caswell warms up with his teammates at cross country practice on Tuesday morning on the Buddy Echols Field track. Caswell holds school records in two cross country events and is chasing his third record in a track event.

Sydney Rowe, Staff Writer/Photographer

November 6, 2019

Fifteen minutes is not much time for many tasks for the average person, but around that amount of time is all it takes for Coppell junior runner Evan Caswell to complete a 3-mile race. Caswell has broken school records and reset his own records for two cross country events.  Caswell has been running for five years, aft...

Centeno spikes, races with dual identity

Coppell sophomore Rebeca Centeno prepares to bump against Hebron in the CHS Arena on Oct. 4. Centeno also runs for the Coppell cross country team.

Neha Desaraju, Student Life Editor

October 31, 2019

Juggling two varsity sports and AP classes is no easy feat, but for Coppell sophomore Rebeca Centeno, it is every day. Centeno plays volleyball and runs cross country. Staying before school for cross country and after school for volleyball, Centeno is no stranger to a full workload. Many times, Cen...

State bound with company

The Coppell girls cross country team qualifies for the Class 6A state championship meet in Round Rock on Nov. 9 after placing second at the Class 6A Region I meet in Lubbock on Monday. The Cowgirls will be defending their state championship title after winning last year. Photo courtesy Nicole Jund.

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

The 2018 Class 6A girls state champion Coppell cross country team will return to state this year for the fourth year in a row, but not alone. They will be joined by the CHS boys team, which qualified for the first time since 2007.  Both teams qualified for state at Monday’s Class 6A Region...

Hassman follows family’s footsteps in cross country

Coppell cross country runners junior Morgan Colon, junior Natalie Fleming, freshman Waverly Hassman, senior Shelby Spoor, and junior Chloe Hassman run on the Buddy Echols Field Track before school on Oct. 15. Waverly has grown up in a family of runners.

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Stadium lights illuminate the otherwise dark Buddy Echols Field Track as CHS9 student Waverly Hassman warms up with the varsity cross country girls team. At 7 a.m., as many high school students are just waking up, Hassman’s discipline and commitment to cross country motivate her to challenge her l...

Defending state champs take first step toward defending title

Coppell junior Natalie Fleming, senior Shelby Spoor and junior Chloe Hassman run in the District 6-6A Championship meet on Friday. CHS varsity boys finished second and CHS varsity girls finished first, allowing both teams to advance to the Class 6A Region I Meet.

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

October 19, 2019

Crossing the finish line, Coppell junior Chloe Hassman finishes third overall in the cross country District 6-6A Championship on Friday, pushing the Coppell varsity girls team—the reigning Class 6A state champions—to first overall with 29 points and four runners in the top 10. With similar per...

Coach’s Box: Spoor bringing experience, dedication to cross country team

Coppell cross country assistant coach Jason Spoor instructs freshman Vedant Bhattacharya during practice on Sept. 17. Spoor came to Coppell one year ago after coaching at Byron Nelson and Prosper. Photo taken by Sally Parampottil.

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

At 6:30 a.m., rain or shine, assistant golf and cross country coach Jason Spoor makes his way to the track, fueled by his passion for helping students mature into adults both mentally and physically. How is your background in track different from cross country? Before I came to Coppell, for seven years, I was th...

Cross country takes second, fifth at Coppell Invitational

Coppell junior runner Andrew Crichton heads up the last hill on the course at Coppell Middle School West. The elite varsity boys placed fifth on Saturday at their only home meet of the season, the Coppell Invitational.

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor

September 14, 2019

As Coppell freshman Waverly Hassman crossed the finish line at 7:49 a.m., her grimace turned into a slight smile. She placed fifth overall in a pool of 41 runners in the Elite Varsity category at the Coppell Invitational cross country meet this morning at Coppell Middle School West.   &nb...