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Coppell sports suspended amid COVID-19 concerns

Coppell senior tennis captain Clark Parlier is one of many players who were affected by UIL's suspension of all sports seasons and closure of school facilities due to COVID-19 (the coronavirus). The suspension will last through May 4 per UIL, though the UIL is expecting to allow practices before competition is allowed to resume. Photo illustration by Shriya Vanparia and Sally Parampottil

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

March 19, 2020

Coppell athletics is seeing a stop in all sports following an official announcement from the University Interscholastic League (UIL) prohibiting competition until May 4 due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. This is an extension from the previous March 29 suspension given last week.  A...

The Sportlight: Haydek fostering enthusiasm to help others through lacrosse

Coppell sophomore JV midfielder Alexander Haydek attempts to shoot on Feb. 12 at Coppell Middle School North. Haydek started playing lacrosse in seventh grade and volunteers at Bridge Lacrosse as an assistant coach.

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell sophomore midfielder JV lacrosse player Alex Haydek was selected. Follow Jillian @jillianmoore_ and @SidekickSports on Twitter....

Four Cowgirls make All-District 6-6A team

Coppell junior guard Chloe Hassman dribbles past Flower Mound sophomore forward Sarah Edmondson at the CHS Arena on Feb. 7. Hassman made the All-District 6-6A first team.

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

Four Cowgirls made the 2019-20 All-District 6-6A team. Junior guard Chloe Hassman made the first team, while sophomore forward India Howard, senior guard Kennedi Rogers and senior guard Nicole Obialo were named to the second team. The Cowgirls were selected by district coaches.  ...

Coach’s Box: Balcom leading team to turnaround, passing love of sports to family

Coppell coach James Balcom watches the action at Buddy Echols Field on Feb. 23 against MacArthur. Balcom has been coaching the Coppell boys soccer team for nine years and teaches world geography at CHS9.

Angela Yuan, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

James Balcom has been the head coach of boys soccer at Coppell for three years. He developed a love for sports at a young age, and his competitive nature drove him to become a soccer coach. He teaches world geography at CHS9 and has three children: 7-year-old Carson, 5-year-old Mason and 2-year-old Ally. He s...

Aiming for more

Coppell sophomore diver Yassin Helaly flips into the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports pool on March 2. Helaly moved to the United States last year in pursuit of a diving scholarship.

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

They went through weeks of undulating blue horizons and the smell of salt lingering in the air and crowded corridors and foul-smelling food, all so they could dock in Lady Liberty’s waters.  The American dream is depicted in countless tales, but for one reason or another, the immigrants who cro...

Cowgirls make strong showing in Coppell & Marcus Tournament

Coppell junior pitcher Michaella Baker swings against Cedar Hill yesterday at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex. The Cowgirls defeated Cedar Hill, 7-5, in their last game of the Coppell & Marcus Tournament.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

March 8, 2020

Following Cedar Hill’s surge in the fourth inning, the Cowgirls proved resilient, bouncing back to slug their way to a victory. Wrapping up the Coppell & Marcus tournament, the Coppell softball team beat Cedar Hill, 7-5. “After they got the lead, we were all ready to come back in and get some [run...

Cowboys claw Blackbears in dominating performance

Coppell senior midfielder Max LaMendola sprints across the field on Thursday at Coppell Middle School North. The Cowboys defeated Frisco, 15-7.

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

On a cool, breezy Thursday night, the Coppell boys lacrosse team took on the Frisco Blackbears at Coppell Middle School North, winning, 15-7. Going into the game, the Cowboys knew that they were going to be matching up with a physical and talented Frisco team. “[Frisco] is a good team across the boa...

Cowgirls leave Irving scoreless in blowout

Coppell senior Caroline Dunn throws in against Irving at Buddy Echols Field last night. The Cowgirls defeated the Tigers, 10-0.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

March 7, 2020

The match was decided in 37 seconds.  Coppell junior midfielder Maya Ozymy broke away from Irving defenders and took on Irving goalkeeper Day Limon one-on-one to score with 39:23 in the first half with an assist credited to Coppell junior defender Addison Martin.  Under heavy Coppell attack for th...

Parlier, Patel extend tournament win-streak to three

Coppell senior Clark Parlier serves during his doubles match against Frisco Centennial at the CHS Tennis Center yesterday. The Coppell tennis team hosted the Coppell Breakout and placed second overall, with Parlier and his doubles partner, Coppell sophomore Vinay Patel, placing first in boys A doubles.

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

The Coppell Breakout Tournament was played at the CHS Tennis Center throughout yesterday. In the home tournament, Coppell senior Clark Parlier and sophomore Vinay Patel continued their dominance with a first place finish in boys A doubles.  “We came in as the No. 1 seed and had an expectation to hold,...

Cowgirls surge over Waxahachie in first Coppell & Marcus Tournament game

Coppell opened the Coppell & Marcus Tournament with a 6-3 victory over Waxahachie on Thursday at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex. The Cowgirls play Ennis and Cedar Hill on Saturday.

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

March 6, 2020

While students sat in their fourth period classes yesterday, the Coppell softball team hosted its first tournament this year and won, 6-3, against Waxahachie in the process. The Coppell & Marcus Tournament is being held at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex from Thursday to Saturday and will br...

Players ready to court Coppell Breakout Tournament medal

Coppell junior Rishita Uppuluri chases a volley during her doubles match at the CHS Tennis Center on Feb. 7 during the Coppell Super Bowl. The Coppell tennis team hosts the Coppell Breakout Tournament today beginning at 8 a.m.

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

The Coppell Breakout Tournament began today at 8 a.m. Throughout the day, most of the matches will take place in the CHS Tennis Complex. Being that it is the spring season, players will compete for the trophy individually or in pairs as there is no “team total.”  At almost halfway through the season, player...