Coppell Student Media

Pros/cons of pushing kids into sports

Pros/cons of pushing kids into sports

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

May 12, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

My hands gripping the yellow Head tennis racket, I squint at the clock across the courts - only five minutes left until the lesson would be over. Letting out a sigh of relief, I reluctantly pick up the nearest ball for my next serve. Throughout my childhood, many weekends were spent doing something...

Stop the clock

Stop the clock

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

There was a time in my life when I adored watching baseball. In elementary school, I would watch the Texas Rangers play in the afternoon with my dad, and even though I did not care about stats or rankings, the game itself was fascinating. As I grew up, I no longer had time to watch a full game. Over...

Join the club

Join the club

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

When it comes to athletics, improvement can be found in different areas - on and off the field, in and out of the pool, on and off the court, it varies from sport to sport. What does not vary, however, is that athletes can improve themselves in those areas more when they participate in club sports rath...

Stress-free sports

Stress-free sports

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

I played club sports all my life, often more than one at a time. However, after looking at the amount of money, time and number of sacrifices my parents and I poured endlessly into it, I began to rethink things.   Looking back, I never intended to make it further than high school - I simply ...

For female wrestlers, losing weight is a source of positivity

For female wrestlers, losing weight is a source of positivity

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns, Wrestling

Every week, Coppell High School senior Khushi Khandelwal tracks her weight methodically.   As a wrestler, she has to maintain a certain weight range, known as a weight class, in order to compete. Many times, this means losing weight.   Most of the time, Khandelwal is only losin...

Reputation of Patriots as NFL’s dominating team

Reputation of Patriots as NFL’s dominating team

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Every now and then, each major sports league has one team that wins consistently and often, if you are not a fan of them, it is slightly infuriating. For example, Brazil has won the most FIFA World Cups and the Golden State Warriors have dominated the NBA in recent years.   More recently and prominently, the New Engl...

Changing the game from 30 feet back

Changing the game from 30 feet back

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Any long-time basketball fan remembers, or at least knows of, the 1988 NBA Dunk Contest, in which the legendary Michael Jordan slammed one down from the free-throw line. They also remember Sports Illustrated photographer Walter Iooss’s picture of it.   But do they remember the Golden State Warriors’ guard Stephen Curry’...

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...