Coppell Student Media

Changing the game from 30 feet back

Changing the game from 30 feet back

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Any long-time basketball fan remembers, or at least knows of, the 1988 NBA Dunk Contest, in which the legendary Michael Jordan slammed one down from the free-throw line. They also remember Sports Illustrated photographer Walter Iooss’s picture of it.   But do they remember the Golden State Warriors’ guard Stephen Curry’...

Bracho relocates to Coppell, settles in soccer

Bracho relocates to Coppell, settles in soccer

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

Many consider moving once during high school difficult, but Coppell High School junior Richard Bracho had to do it twice - from Venezuela to Kentucky two years ago, then from Kentucky to Coppell in August.   Although he has needed to adapt to a multitude of new surroundings, one thing h...

Up-and-coming talent: Peeks selected as sole freshman on varsity

Up-and-coming talent: Peeks selected as sole freshman on varsity

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Girls Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

Last season, the Coppell girls soccer team consisted of 25 players, of which a majority were underclassmen and only two were seniors.   Though the young team was somewhat inexperienced, it still had a successful season- winning the District 9-6A championship and fighting its way to the Class 6A Region II semifinals. However, th...

Early district lead on the line against Lady Cardinals

Early district lead on the line against Lady Cardinals

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Irving Macarthur girls basketball team travels to meet Coppell at the CHS arena at 6:30 p.m. in the District 6-6A opener.   “What makes [this game] different is it’s the first game of district play,” Coppell coach Kristen Davis said. “In terms of competition, we’ve played some to...

Pushing for personal best, Pretorius dives in with determination, discipline

Pushing for personal best, Pretorius dives in with determination, discipline

Sally Parampottil, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

Coppell High School junior Johan Pretorius set the Pinkerton Fitness Center pool record for the 100-yard backstroke in Texarkana during the TISCA invitational meet. The next day, he broke that record, beating his previous time.   He was not satisfied when he saw his time of 52.2 seconds. &...

Girls cross country makes school history with first state title

Girls cross country makes school history with first state title

Sydney Rowe, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

Uncontrollable emotions, numerous tears and various high-pitched screams characterized the Coppell cross country team at Old Settlers Park on Nov. 3. The girls team left with its first state team title and a new boys 5K school record.   The cross country team trains year round in the blistering cold ...

Fully immersed

Fully immersed

Sally Parampottil, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

It started with a toddler’s size seven pair of skates which had been worn by her two older brothers. When 2-year-old Romy Thibeault pushed off for the first time on the ice, she also pushed off into what would become the object of her infatuation: hockey.   The years passed and Thibeault immersed hers...

Old foe ends Cowboys’ season

Old foe ends Cowboys’ season

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

SOUTHLAKE - While the saying “Cowboy fight never dies” still holds true for the Coppell football team - and will continue to - its 2018 season came to an end Saturday with a 54-10 loss to Carroll in the Class 6A Region I bi-district playoffs at Dragon Stadium.   Just 12 minutes into th...

Survive and advance

Survive and advance

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Tomorrow, the Coppell football team heads to Southlake to play the Class 6A Region I bi-district playoffs. After a season full of last-second wins and disappointing losses, the Cowboys hope to defeat Carroll at 2 p.m. at Dragon Stadium.   Almost any Coppell citizen knows about Carroll - some might even...

Late scoring pushes Jesuit past Cowboys

Late scoring pushes Jesuit past Cowboys

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

FARMERS BRANCH - The Coppell hockey team was defeated, 4-2, by the Jesuit Rangers last night at the Dr Pepper StarCenter.   Throughout the majority of the first period, neither team was able to put any numbers on the board, but with 3:55 left on the clock, Jesuit scored its first goal of the...

Coppell basketball falls to Dragons in season opener

Coppell basketball falls to Dragons in season opener

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

With a buzzer-beater reverse layup by junior guard Brandon Taylor, the Coppell basketball team took a one-point lead going into halftime over Carroll last Friday in its season opener.   However, the Dragons gained the lead back in the second half and won, 70-53, at the CHS arena. &nbs...