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...

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...

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...

Athletes utilizing resources to stay fit without school practice

Coppell senior defender Nathan Hernandez delivers a pass against Lewisville on Jan 31 at Buddy Echols Field. Hernandez has been working out this week by practicing soccer with one or two friends due to the UIL suspending all school practices outside of school hours, including the use of school facilities

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

March 20, 2020

Following UIL direction, all school practices and use of school facilities (including open gym and open weight room) outside of school hours have been suspended due to concerns about spreading the coronavirus. As Coppell ISD has canceled school through April 3, this leaves athletes without a class pe...

Jeon hits it out of the ballpark: from Texas Rangers fan to Rice commit

Coppell junior and pitcher David Jeon pitched during the scrimmage against Birdville on Feb. 15 at the Coppell ISD Baseball Complex. Jeon verbally committed to playing baseball at Rice University.

Victoria Hertel, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

David Jeon, Coppell junior baseball, Dulins Dodgers club team and future Rice University pitcher and catcher, was only a third grader when the Texas Rangers went to the World Series for the first time in October 2010.  This event would mark the first time Jeon found his admiration for baseball.  ...

Cowboys set the stage in first home scrimmage

Coppell junior second baseman Tony Vernars is thrown out at first against Birdville on Saturday. Coppell played its first home scrimmage at the Coppell ISD Baseball Complex.

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Eager to prove themselves and secure a spot in this season’s lineup, the Coppell baseball team competed against Birdville on Saturday at the Coppell ISD Baseball Complex. This scrimmage was the first time the Cowboys competed on their own turf this season, and their performance showed the player...

Baseball meets community in service program

Coppell junior pitcher David Jeon is ready to join his team in helping Coppell High School teachers. The CHS baseball team is using its players to assist teachers by helping them move their belongings and other miscellaneous jobs.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

In preparing athletes for life after baseball, Coppell baseball coach Ryan Howard implemented a program he hopes will grow the team into young men who understand the value of service. During the offseason, the nearly 50 boys in the program participate in the baseball service program. Boys in group...

Baseball program under new leadership with hiring of Howard

New Coppell head baseball coach Ryan Howard meets with players and parents on July 1 in the CHS fieldhouse. Howard previously worked at Lake Dallas High School for three years as head coach.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

July 7, 2019

Coppell High School baseball players and parents were able to meet their new head coach, Ryan Howard, for the first time on Monday at the CHS fieldhouse. Howard, who was assistant varsity coach at MacArthur High School and L.D. Bell High School and most recently head coach at Lake Dallas High School for ...

From home to baseball diamond: Polk brothers catch opportunity to bond, play baseball together

Brothers CHS9 student Walker Polk and Coppell High School junior Hudson Polk have both played baseball since a young age. The Polk brothers made the varsity baseball team as freshmen and can see the benefits of playing together.

Sofia Guerrero, Co-Student Life Editor

May 7, 2019

Playing catch with their dad, Chad Polk, as children turned into a lifelong love for brothers CHS9 freshman Walker Polk and Coppell High School junior Hudson Polk. Both made the varsity baseball team as freshmen and feel they have become closer because of it. This news meant the boys’ work ...

Cowboys finish sweep of Farmers to extend win streak

Coppell junior catcher Hudson Polk doubles during the second inning against Lewisville on Friday at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. Cowboys beat the Farmers, 10-3.

Sofia Guerrero, Co-Student Life Editor

April 1, 2019

After six and a half innings and an early lead in the bottom of the first, the Cowboys beat Lewisville, 10-3, on Friday at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. The Farmers scored in the top of the first, to which the Cowboys answered by scoring four in the bottom of the inning. Freshman third b...

Cowboys to play Farmers at Coppell Baseball Association Night

Coppell senior infielder Carter Bacci bats during the fifth inning against Hebron on Friday at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. The Cowboys play the Lewisville Farmers tonight at 7 p.m.

Sofia Guerrero, Co-Student Life Editor

March 28, 2019

Tonight, the Coppell baseball team plays Lewisville at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex at 7 p.m. It is also Coppell Baseball Association Night, in which youth league players wearing their uniform get in for free.   The Cowboys won, 11-3, on Tuesday against the Farmers, earning t...