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UIL cancels all sporting events for remainder of school year

Coppell senior captain Maxwell Winneker is one of many athletes who saw their seasons canceled for the remainder of the school year. The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced the cancellation of all UIL-sanctioned activities on Friday following Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to close schools for the rest of the semester. Photo illustration by Shriya Vanparia and Sally Parampottil

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

The Coppell boys soccer team was in the midst of a great comeback story, turning a 1-4-2 record into a six-match win streak in which it took down the No. 1 ranked team in Class 6A and tied for second place in District 6-6A.  With one district match remaining, the Cowboys had high hopes of making sta...

Roll the tapes

Oftentimes, movies are based on true stories in which a memorable event took place. The Sidekick executive copy and design editor Nick Pranske lists his top 10 stories worthy of a sports movie, including Kobe Bryant’s journey to becoming a basketball icon, Deflategate and Tiger Woods comeback after winning his fifth Masters title.

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor

April 19, 2020

Sitting at home during isolation, we all have a lot of time to sit down and watch a good sports movie. Saying that, a few movies come to mind: Field of Dreams (1989), The Sandlot (1993), The Blind Side (2009) and a dozen others. However, there are quite a few untold sports stories in the cinematic world. Here is my li...

The Sportlight: Wall continuing workouts, managing at Smoothie Factory during social distancing

The Sportlight: Wall continuing workouts, managing at Smoothie Factory during social distancing

Victoria Hertel, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell senior Faith Wall, a JV girls discus and shot put thrower was selected. ...

TSHLL cancels remainder of lacrosse season

Amid safety concerns raised from COVID-19, the Texas High School Lacrosse League Board of Directors decided to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 season.

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Following Governor Greg Abbott’s emergency declaration to extend school closures to May 4, the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) Board of Directors announced cancelation of the remainder of the 2019-20 lacrosse season. The news is especially heartbreaking for the seniors because while other remai...

Coach’s Box: Landa supporting players through self-isolation

Coppell assistant Natalie Landa coaches junior Rishita Uppuluri and senior Rifhat Sindhi, following up the match against Longview at the CHS Tennis Center on Sept. 28. Landa is using her tennis coaching experiences to work virtually with the Coppell tennis team.

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 16, 2020

Natalie Landa is the assistant coach for the Coppell tennis team and teaches world geography at CHS9. Since all school tennis courts and schools are closed due to COVID-19, Landa is working with Coppell coach Rich Foster to provide home workouts and encourage players to maintain their fitness. All r...

The Sportlight: Raval jumping over hurdles to stay committed

The Sportlight: Raval jumping over hurdles to stay committed

Anvitha Reddy, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell sophomore Rudra Raval, a JV boys hurdler, was selected. Follow Anvitha Reddy @anvithareddytx and @SidekickSports on Twitter....

Four Cowboys honored with All-District, All-Region selection

Coppell senior guard Brandon Taylor goes for a layup against Eaton on Feb. 25 at Trinity High School in Euless. Taylor was selected for the 2019-20 All-District 6-6A first team.

Blanche Harris

April 11, 2020

Four Coppell boys basketball players were selected to be a part of the 2019-20 All-District 6-6A team, which was announced on March 30. Senior guard Adam Moussa, senior guard Brandon Taylor and sophomore Ryan Agarwal made the first team, while sophomore Anthony Black made the second team. Agarwal was th...

Please don’t take away my senior season

Coppell senior Sidekick staff writer Sydney Rowe sprints down the runway on March 2, 2019 in the CHS Field House. Rowe reflects on her last high school pole vaulting season and how the coronavirus is affecting high school and collegiate sports.

Sydney Rowe, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 9, 2020

I have always been an extremely competitive person.  Sports have always been an extremely prominent part of my life. Some of my fondest memories include when I was 5 years old, bouncing around trying to score on a soccer field, all the way to now, pole vaulting in places all across Texas and Arkansas. There...

The Sportlight: Beach hoping to go from competitive courts to white coats

The Sportlight: Beach hoping to go from competitive courts to white coats

Alishba Javaid, Staff writer

April 7, 2020

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell freshman JV1 tennis player Isabelle Beach was selected. Follow Alishba Javaid (@alishbaj24) and @SidekickSports on Twitter....

Booster clubs tackling uncertainty head on

With school closed and all UIL events indefinitely postponed, many athletics booster clubs have been forced to use apps such as Zoom for meetings. Transitioning to virtual means of communication is one of many ways booster clubs have remained active in conducting business and supporting their players.

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

April 7, 2020

Behind the effortlessly planned tournaments, celebratory team dinners and end-of-the-year banquets, every sport at Coppell High School has a team of parents working as a booster club to ensure everything runs smoothly. Normally, booster clubs run the behind-the-scenes operations such as fundraising, ...

Summer Olympics postponed in wake of global pandemic

The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo has been postponed for a year, opening July 23, 2021. Sporting events are being canceled around the world as a result of the current COVID-19 global pandemic.

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Elite athletes are some of those feeling the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prompted a year delay of the 2020 Summer Olympics.  For the first time in Olympic history, the recurring games have been rescheduled because of a pandemic. Initially planned to open July 24 in Tokyo, the games have been po...