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Bats catch fire in blowout bi-district win

Bats catch fire in blowout bi-district win

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor

April 29, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Heading into the fifth inning with a nine-run lead, some teams might have coasted into the end of the game. Yet the Coppell softball team were not about to show any mercy.   A eight-run fifth inning, highlighted by senior centerfielder Sami Thomas’ two doubles that brought in three runs, a...

Coppell alum Thomas selected No. 3 overall in NFL Draft

Coppell alum Thomas selected No. 3 overall in NFL Draft

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Walking up towards the stage at Philadelphia Art Museum, Solomon Thomas breathed a sigh of relief. At the beginning of what was ended up as a wild night, Thomas was one of the first prospects to make the jump to the next level. He was going to be in the NFL.   The former Coppell defensive end and Stanfor...

Analyzing and ranking the area’s high school sports programs

Analyzing and ranking the area’s high school sports programs

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

High school sports programs across the nation are chock-full of next-level talents and future superstars. Cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Chicago are always listed amongst the most prolific in terms of producing college talent. However, right in the middle of this discussion is the Metrople...

Pinning the problem: After Mack Beggs controversy, new implications made for future of Texas UIL rules, public debate over transgender issues

Pinning the problem: After Mack Beggs controversy, new implications made for future of Texas UIL rules, public debate over transgender issues

Meha Srivastav, Social Media Manager

April 25, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The moment the boos were uttered, the entire crowd in the heated Allen High School arena heard it. The coaches. Viewers. Fans. Opponents. The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, ESPN, USA Today, CNN.   Almost everyone noticed it.   Except Mack Beggs.   The 17-year-old Euless Tr...

Through dangerous chip shots and a four-hole playoffs, Coppell thrives in district tournament

Through dangerous chip shots and a four-hole playoffs, Coppell thrives in district tournament

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

With the boys and girls district tournaments both within a few days of each other, it was a crazy week for the Coppell High School golf teams.   Thirty-nine holes into the District 9-6A tournament, the boys golf team was still tied with Jesuit. Spread over two days, each team had traded lea...

Track finds success in young athletes at area meet

Track finds success in young athletes at area meet

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Track and Field

GARLAND -- As a freshman participating in her first area track meet, Lauren Kellett could have let the pressure get to her. The moment could have been too young for the young athlete.   Yet, she did not let this happen.   Placing fourth in the triple jump and second in the long jump, Kellett helped lead ...

Cowboys, Kodros blow past Raiders in landslide victory

Cowboys, Kodros blow past Raiders in landslide victory

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

As Coppell senior pitcher John Kodros stepped onto the mound, he knew it was his night to dominate.   And that is exactly what Kodros did. With six strikeouts and yielding just one hit over three innings, Kodros stuck to his fastball and led the Coppell baseball team to a dominating 17-0 vi...

Track team dusts up District 9-6A competition to sweep meet

Track team dusts up District 9-6A competition to sweep meet

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Track and Field

DALLAS - Coming around the final turn of the boys 4x200 relay, Coppell senior Josh Freeman could feel the Skyline athlete coming up right on his heels. Arms pumping, baton in hand, Freeman gave the final stretch of the race every ounce of energy he had, winning by .05 seconds.   This win,...

The Birthday Boy: Freshman Villalobos a unique character of local baseball team

The Birthday Boy: Freshman Villalobos a unique character of local baseball team

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Charlie Villalobos remembers everyone’s birthday. He can also remember what day of the week May 12 was two years ago and song lyrics after he’s listened to a song once.   Charlie’s memory is a special part of who he is. He has Savant Syndrome, a condition where autistic people displ...

Why sports reporting is so great: top 5 things I love about covering athletics

Why sports reporting is so great: top 5 things I love about covering athletics

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor

April 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

For three years now, I have covered sports for The Sidekick. Each year has included district titles, thrilling comeback wins and heartbreaking playoff losses. While I have covered numerous games throughout my high school career, I would not want to do anything else. Here are the five things I love t...

Run for title defense falls short in regional quarterfinals

Run for title defense falls short in regional quarterfinals

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

April 8, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

McKINNEY — As a light rain settled in on Ron Poe Stadium Tuesday night, the championship hopes of the Coppell boys soccer team began to dissipate. Trying to stage a comeback after two early blunders, the Cowboys were stopped short, falling to Sachse, 2-1, in the Class 6A Region II quarterfinals. ...

Cowgirls struggle to overcome elongated halftime, Sachse defense in heartbreaker

Cowgirls struggle to overcome elongated halftime, Sachse defense in heartbreaker

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Girls Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

McKINNEY - Try after try, the ball would just not go in.   Coppell senior forward Baylee Hux had crossed the ball into the box and into the heart of the Coppell girls soccer attack, yet after three shots from a mob of players, the ball dribbled out of bounds.   That effort seemed to be...

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