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Column: The overexertion strikes back: A fracture in life (Part III)

Column: The overexertion strikes back: A fracture in life (Part III)

Reid Valentine, Sports Copy Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns, Spring Sports

Something was wrong. I could not walk without a grimace, I could not throw a baseball without a yelp and I could not swing a bat hard enough to get the ball out of the infield.   I was injured.   The pain shooting down my spine and leg was originating from a bilateral stress fra...

Can o’ worms

Can o’ worms

Reid Valentine, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

Editor’s note: This story is a part of The Sidekick series on the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment. Sexual harassment or assault, along with domestic violence are, always have been and always will be wrong. There is no excuse for committing these crimes, yet the fact of the matter is both of th...

Hierarchy of basketball

Hierarchy of basketball

Nicholas Pranske, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

With the approaching start of the basketball season, many teams and their fans, high school and NBA (National Basketball Association) alike, are anxious for it to begin. But, some teams seem to be less anxious than others.   This could be because a few teams from each league seem to domin...

Football’s head trauma problem: The reality of the sport

Football’s head trauma problem: The reality of the sport

Reid Valentine, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

Football is not safe. It has never been. It never will be. But what does this mean? What should we do with that information?   For a long time, the higher powers of football (the NFL and NCAA) have done nothing, that is until the public started making a fuss about it.   When I t...

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...

Sports Blog: Justice League- NBA

Sports Blog: Justice League- NBA

Reid Valentine, Staff writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Blog, Sports Columns

METROPOLIS- DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins has teamed up with Rajon “Razilla” Rondo to attack the NBA. They have coined themselves the “Locker-Room Annihilators” and pledge to see the end of basketball as we know it.   Not to fear, the Justice League is here. They have vowed to ball-out until their last brea...

The beauty of a comeback story: Nesbit fights back from injury

The beauty of a comeback story: Nesbit fights back from injury

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady engineered the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history on Sunday, yet sometimes it is the rebound that happens in off the field that is truly the greater story.   Coppell senior baseball player Jacob Nesbit, a Arkansas signee and star shortstop fo...

The biggest takeaways from the 2016 football season

The biggest takeaways from the 2016 football season

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Sports Columns

Coming off the heels of three consecutive first-round playoff exits, a new regional alignment and the loss of key prolific players on both offense and defense, Coppell football’s 2016 team had a lot of questions to answer as fall approached. But as each week passed, and the wins continued to pile ...

Lessons from the gridiron

Lessons from the gridiron

Joseph Krum, Executive Editor

December 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

I was in complete shock. It was Saturday, Nov. 26 and I was at Waco ISD Stadium, my hands covering my face in disbelief to hide the tears. Just seconds earlier, my Coppell football team had just lost a heartbreaker in the third round of the playoffs, ending the season and my football career. I ...

Learning about sports columns at my first convention

Learning about sports columns at my first convention

Reid Valentine, Staff writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Star sports columnist Gregg Doyel sat on an A-frame ladder on Friday morning with a wireless mic and did what he does best, say it how he sees it. Instead of his audience hearing his voice in the newspaper or on indystar.com it was a group of student journalists during the 11...

The Internet saved sports media, or did it?

The Internet saved sports media, or did it?

Reid Valentine, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

I’m a high school student and I hate being bored, but I love sports. Chances are, when I am 30 years old,  I will still hate being bored and love sports.   The good news for me is that anytime I am bored I hop on Twitter or TeamStream and am instantly engulfed in sports up to my ears. &n...

Not one, not two, well actually just one

Not one, not two, well actually just one

Reid Valentine, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

The multi-sport star is dying.   Thirty years ago, if you walked into an American high school, you would see girls with perms (thank God those are gone) and boys with letter jackets. While the perm is no more, the leather jacket is still a staple in society, yet there lies only one differenc...