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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...

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...

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...

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...

Cowgirls find rhythm to finish off preseason

The Coppell volleyball team huddles in the Coppell High School Arena on Friday. Coppell defeated Prosper Rock Hill and Rockwall 3-0, losing to McKinney North 3-1.

Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor

September 28, 2020

As the Cowgirls step into their huddle, up 24-23 in the final set, Coppell and McKinney North coaches continue to argue with the referee. After a few moments, the call is changed and the set is ended - in McKinney North’s favor.  “I was blocking outside and hitting the ball and [McKinney Nor...

Tough defeat spurring Cowgirls to end preseason strong

The Cowgirls embrace after winning a tough point against Sachse on Sept. 18 at the CHS Arena. Coppell plays Prosper Rock Hill, Rockwall and McKinney Boyd this Friday and Saturday.

Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor

September 25, 2020

After tough losses to McKinney Boyd (25-13, 26-24, 22-25) and Weatherford (25-16, 25-21, 26-24) Tuesday night, the Cowgirls are heading into their last weekend of preseason play at the CHS Arena against Prosper Rock Hill at on Friday 5 p.m., Rockwall at 8 p.m. and McKinney North on Saturday at 5:30 p.m....

Cowgirls suffer two losses against McKinney Boyd, Weatherford

On Tuesday, the Coppell Cowgirls lost against McKinney Boyd and Weatherford. Mckinney Boyd won 3-0 and Weatherford won 3-0 as well. Graphic by Tracy Tran.

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor

September 24, 2020

Tuesday’s two preseason games ended with losses as McKinney Boyd and Weatherford sweeped all three sets against Coppell. “Everyone was kind of playing for themselves instead of each other, so it was hard to make a run and keep it,” Coppell junior right side hitter Abby Hendricks said. “There ...

Final week of preseason prepping Cowgirls for district play

Coppell senior setter Mari Taira sets for sophomore outside hitter Reagan Engler against Keller Central at the CHS Arena on Friday. Tomorrow, the Cowgirls face McKinney Boyd at 5 p.m. and Weatherford at 8 p.m. in the CHS Arena.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2020

Tomorrow, in its last week before moving into District 6-6A matches, the Coppell volleyball team faces two teams in the CHS Arena: McKinney Boyd at 5 p.m. and Weatherford at 8 p.m.  Following four matches over the weekend - three victories and one loss - the Cowgirls have had ample opportunity to ma...

Preseason practice paying off in energized play for Cowgirls

Coppell junior outside hitter Haley Holz spikes against Keller Central at the Coppell High School Arena on Friday. The Cowgirls won three of four preseason matches this weekend.

Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor

September 21, 2020

After nearly a minute of intense play at match point, Coppell sophomore outside hitter Reagan Engler slams the ball downwards at the front of the net, closing off a day playing seven sets, swept by Sachse, 25-18, 25-18, 25-21, and playing four sets Frisco Reedy, 26-24, 19-25, 25-13, 25-21, on Saturda...

Cowgirls to take on four teams this weekend

Coppell sophomore setter Taylor Young serves against Grapevine on Oct. 10, 2019. The Cowgirls will play Frisco Lone Star, Keller Central, Sachse and Frisco Reedy at the CHS Arena this weekend.

Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

Sweeping Tuesday’s match against Azle, 25-15, 25-14, 25-15, the Cowgirls head into their next preseason matches against Frisco Lone Star, Keller Central, Sachse and Frisco Reedy on Saturday with a new enthusiasm. On Friday, Cowgirls will play Frisco Reedy at 5 p.m. and Keller Central at 8 p.m. at the C...