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Coach’s Box: Lowery tackles responsibilities of coaching, department chair

Coppell wrestling coach Chip Lowery (far left) takes a photo with senior wrestlers on Senior Night at the CHS Arena on Jan. 31. Lowery is also the physical education and dance department chair and off campus P.E. director.

Victoria Hertel, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

Chip Lowery is the Coppell wrestling team coach and the department chair for physical education and dance. Due to coronavirus, wrestling workouts are completed on virtual Performance Course. All questions were answered by Lowery via email. What does being a coach mean to you? Coaching has been my who...

Isolation workouts: Walking 26.22 miles

Isolation workouts: Walking 26.22 miles

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

May 6, 2020

As the next installment of workouts during isolation, Coppell High School senior Alyssa Roemer and I decided to embark on a challenging, novel adventure - walking 26.22 miles, the distance of a marathon.  We made the decision on a whim after seeing others do the same on social media and realizin...

Herron drives basketball career to collegiate level with UD commitment

Coppell senior guard Anika Herron shoots a 3-pointer against Irving on Jan. 11 in the CHS Arena. Herron committed to play basketball at UD for the 2020-21 school year.

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

The buzz of the clock at the end of the fourth quarter ended her senior high school season but following her commitment to the University of Dallas, it will not be the last time Coppell senior guard Anika Herron hears the sound.  On April 8, the Coppell girls basketball team announced on its Twitter account @CowgirlsBball that Herron would be continuing her ba...

Three up, two down

Coppell junior pitcher Matthew Cashimere pitches against Rockwall Heath on Feb. 8. Cashimere has two older brothers, Coppell High School 2018 graduate Eric Cashimere and CHS 2019 graduate John Cashimere, who both pitched for Coppell.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

May 4, 2020

The last name “Cashimere” printed on the back of a jersey is no new sight for Coppell baseball.  First came Coppell High School 2018 graduate Eric Cashimere. Then came his younger brother, CHS 2019 graduate and current Angelo State University pitcher John Cashimere. Now, the youngest of the broth...

Bonfliglio stepping up to bat for Garden City CC

Coppell senior outfielder Joey Bonfiglio runs into fielding position on Feb. 27 at McKinney Boyd High School. Bonfiglio committed to Garden City Community College for baseball.

Rithik Chennupati, Writer

May 2, 2020

Coppell senior third baseman and outfielder Joey Bonfiglio, a soon-to-be freshman on the Garden City Community College in Kansas baseball team, started out his baseball career not too far from home.  Bonfiglio began playing recreational baseball in Coppell in the fourth grade and by the time h...

God first, family second, sports third

The National Federation of State High School Texas Boys Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year was awarded to Coppell coach Karl Pointer for the 2019 season. Pointer finds Christianity as a backbone to coaching. Photo courtesy Laurel Pointer.

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

After coaching track and field at Coppell High School for seven years, the National Federation of State High School Texas Boys Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year was awarded to Coppell coach Karl Pointer in recognition for his outstanding efforts.  “I found out probably early September wh...

Head of defense

Coppell sophomore goalkeeper Arath Valdez checks his teammates during the match against Lewisville on Jan. 3 at Buddy Echols Field. Valdez is the starting goalkeeper for the Coppell boys soccer team, having beat out two seniors for the spot.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

April 25, 2020

A 6-year old boy watching UANL Tigres with his dad was introduced to the sport which would later become central to his life. Ten years later, Coppell sophomore Arath Valdez is the starting goalkeeper for the boys soccer team.  He also trains with the very team that sparked his love for soccer. ...

The Sportlight: Green overcomes multiple hip injuries in order to compete

Coppell sophomore D’Aira Green runs anchor leg for the 200-meter relay at Buddy Echols Field on Feb. 29. Her passion for competing and her positive mindset helped her work hard to get past her hip injuries. Courtesy photo from D'Aria Green.

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell sophomore JV Track and Field runner D’Aira Green was selected. Follow Sapna (@sapnaamin6) and @SidekickSports on Twitter....

Video: Athletes “working in” due to COVID-19

Video: Athletes

Neveah Jones, Photographer

April 23, 2020

Staying in shape is essential for athletes, but with school closures along with the canceling of sports seasons and closing gyms, it can be difficult. However, it is not stopping athletes. Coppell High School athletes are finding a way to adjust their workout routine to adapt to this new circumstance....

End of DA reshaping American youth soccer

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy was an elite youth soccer program spanning 200 teams, including girls teams, prior to its termination on April 15. Multiple Coppell High School students competed for the league, meaning they were unable to play for their high school soccer team.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

April 23, 2020

The appeal of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (DA) was enough for Coppell High School 2019 graduate Raul Carrillo to move away from his family in Tyler to play for the Dallas Texans.  Leaving behind his parents and younger sister, Carrillo joined his older brother, who played for FC Dallas at...