Coppell Student Media

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Touch ‘em all

Coppell junior pitcher and infielder Chayton Krauss hits against Rockwall on March 12 at Rockwall High School Campbell Baseball Complex. Krauss has played for Red Land Little League and the New Zealand U15 and U18 teams.

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

May 13, 2020

A baseball, four bases and nine Angels players on the field. Moving to Los Angeles at 4 years old from New Zealand, the future of Coppell junior pitcher and infielder Chayton Krauss was set from the moment his family went to the Los Angeles Angels game against the Oakland Athletics at Angels Stadium in A...

Love for teaching, softball driving Baker’s Odessa College commitment

Coppell junior pitcher Michaella Baker swings against Cedar Hill on March 7 at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex. Baker verbally committed to Odessa College on April 8 and hopes to pursue teaching and coaching.

Neha Desaraju, Student Life Editor

May 12, 2020

Coppell junior pitcher Michaella Baker’s first grade teacher inspired her to pursue teaching as well. It was Baker’s visit to Odessa College that showed her how she could get there. “My uncle took me to the tour one day, and he mentioned how in the math department, they have that CIA techno...

Three up, two down

Coppell junior pitcher Matthew Cashimere pitches against Rockwall Heath on Feb. 8. Cashimere has two older brothers, Coppell High School 2018 graduate Eric Cashimere and CHS 2019 graduate John Cashimere, who both pitched for Coppell.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

May 4, 2020

The last name “Cashimere” printed on the back of a jersey is no new sight for Coppell baseball.  First came Coppell High School 2018 graduate Eric Cashimere. Then came his younger brother, CHS 2019 graduate and current Angelo State University pitcher John Cashimere. Now, the youngest of the broth...

Bonfliglio stepping up to bat for Garden City CC

Coppell senior outfielder Joey Bonfiglio runs into fielding position on Feb. 27 at McKinney Boyd High School. Bonfiglio committed to Garden City Community College for baseball.

Rithik Chennupati, Writer

May 2, 2020

Coppell senior third baseman and outfielder Joey Bonfiglio, a soon-to-be freshman on the Garden City Community College in Kansas baseball team, started out his baseball career not too far from home.  Bonfiglio began playing recreational baseball in Coppell in the fourth grade and by the time h...

The Sportlight: Green overcomes multiple hip injuries in order to compete

Coppell sophomore D’Aira Green runs anchor leg for the 200-meter relay at Buddy Echols Field on Feb. 29. Her passion for competing and her positive mindset helped her work hard to get past her hip injuries. Courtesy photo from D'Aria Green.

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell sophomore JV Track and Field runner D’Aira Green was selected. Follow Sapna (@sapnaamin6) and @SidekickSports on Twitter....

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...

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...

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....

Age is just a number

Coppell freshman Lindsay Patton serves during eighth period tennis  practice at the CHS Tennis Center. Patton has risen to the top ranks of the girls tennis team in a matter of a year, where she competes against players bigger and older than her.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

The rhythmic thumping noises as the ball hits the racket and rockets across the court is noise all too familiar for Coppell freshman Lindsay Patton. It's something she’s grown accustomed to when she was 8, and now as a freshman, has a part of her everyday life.  When she first steps onto a court, opponents - ...

Coach’s Box: Dyson running Cowgirls with experiences coaching champions

Coppell coach Mike Dyson rakes the infield at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex on March 7, following the Cowgirls’ victory over Cedar Hill, 7-5, at the Coppell & Marcus Tournament. Dyson is in his fifth year of coaching the Coppell softball team.

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

March 25, 2020

Coppell softball coach Mike Dyson is in his fifth year of coaching at Coppell High School. Under Dyson, who previously coached at Frisco Centennial and Irving Nimitz, the Cowgirls advanced to playoffs in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.   When did you become the head coach of the Coppell team? Fi...

Faith, family, ferocity: Bases loaded for Ingle

Coppell junior shortstop Sydney Ingle runs to first base against Cedar Hill on March 7 at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex. Ingle was nominated as VYPE DFW 2020 Preseason Softball Player of the Year.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

For Coppell junior shortstop Sydney Ingle, softball means sisterhood.  As a team captain for the Cowgirls and an integral part of the Cowgirls’ dynamic, the most important thing for Ingle about the game is her team. “Having eight other girls who are like your sisters that you get to grow with, es...