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More than a touchdown: Even casual fans look forward to Thanksgiving football

The Sidekick executive editorial page editor Camila Villarreal views football as more than just a sport during Thanksgiving. Villarreal sees football as a way to appreciate time with family.
Camila Villarreal, Executive Editorial Page Editor November 20, 2020

I am an introverted bookworm who writes articles about social issues and songs about love. It should come as no surprise that my knowledge in football is not extensive. But even so, I find myself appreciating...

Sports team loyalties: lifelong or adaptable?

The Sidekick junior staff writer Anjali Vishwanath shows her team loyalties with a sweatshirt and newspaper article describing the New England Patriots’ 2019 Super Bowl win at Andy Brown East. Vishwanath moved from Massachusetts to Texas in 2018, but finds that her loyalty remains with New England sports teams.
Anjali Vishwanath, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

It is hard to be a New England Patriots fan in Texas. Sports are typically a connection point; people commiserate over the shared joy of a win and sit in silence together after a major loss.  How do...

The bottom line

Coppell senior center Febechi Nwaiwu, senior offensive linemen Austin Darcy and sophomore offensive lineman Trevor Timmerman prepare for a play against Highland Park at Highlander Stadium on Oct. 9. The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil believes linemen are essential to football but often go underappreciated.
Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2020

The modern perception of football would not exist without linemen.  The thuds of bodies slamming into one another, the grunts and huffs of players as they grapple, the iconic row of squat poses as...

Opinion: Coppell athletes modifying fitness regimens to adapt to COVID-19

Coppell senior midfielder Jojo Alonzo participates in soccer practice on Tuesday in the CHS Field House. Despite COVID-19, athletes are continuing to play sports with adjusted fitness habits.
Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer October 6, 2020

The competition, the indomitable spirit, the exhilarating feelings rushing through their bodies.   These are just a few of the reasons why Coppell athletes portray persistence and will not let anything,...

Closure and a new beginning

Coppell junior defender and The Sidekick co-sports editor Meer Mahfuz shoots during an individual practice on Aug. 25 at Buddy Echols Field. Mahfuz reflects on last year’s season and explains how the process of returning to athletic play this season has impacted him.
Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor September 4, 2020

If you were to ever tell me I would have to learn how to play soccer wearing a mask or that I wouldn’t be able to walk into the locker room with my teammates, I would not have ever believed you.  But...

Music serving as key player for sports

Music and sports influence each other and entertainment culture in many ways. The Sidekick staff writer Angela Yuan discusses their intersection.
Angela Yuan, Staff Writer May 15, 2020

The player scores a touchdown, and a tune blasts across the bleachers and field, sending adrenaline rippling through the roaring crowd. Music is not associated foremost with sports, but the two intersect...

Taking fashion to the field: A ranking of Coppell jerseys

Taking fashion to the field: A ranking of Coppell jerseys
Lilly Gorman, Photographer May 13, 2020

Imagine if players from every Coppell athletics team wore their jersey and walked down a runway for judges to score their style. That would never happen. But that’s why I’m here to help.  Here...

More than a game

The Sidekick adviser Chase Wofford and his children Caroline and son John, attend the Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners game on July 30 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, marking their last time to see the Rangers play in the stadium. Like many Dallas-Fort Worth sports fans, the Wofford family was excited about games in the new air-conditioned Globe Life Field this season before sports were put on hold due to COVID-19. Photo courtesy Chase Wofford
Chase Wofford, The Sidekick adviser May 7, 2020

Sitting in section 209 of the American Airlines Center on a warm spring evening in downtown Dallas, I watched the Mavericks take on the Denver Nuggets. I had little idea how life would change by the...

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...

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...

Filling the empty throne of women’s professional tennis

Throughout the years, women’s tennis has always had a gold standard player; Helen Willis, Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and Serena Williams are prime examples. Sidekick staff writer Anjali Krishna analyzes the current state of women’s professional tennis.
Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer April 2, 2020

After her stunning victory against Petra Kvitova in the finals of last year's Australian Open championships, Naomi Osaka took the No. 1 world ranking and high regard of the international tennis community....

Pushed to the sidelines

For decades, women have dealt with sexism and discrimination in sports journalism. The Sidekick executive sports editor Sally Parampottil recognizes this issue and brings attention to sexist harassment and objectification of women in the field.
Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor March 25, 2020

Google “female sports journalists” and look at the first page of results.  Of the nine results, four of them are about the struggles of being a woman in sports journalism. Two showcased female...

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