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District play resumes tonight as Cowboys look to rebound against Hawks

Coppell senior outfielder De Heath breaks for second on last season at Cowboy Field against WT White. The Cowboys will play the Hebron Hawks tonight at 7 p.m. at the CISD baseball/softball complex.

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Tonight, the Coppell baseball team will play its third district game of the 2019 season against the Hebron Hawks.   Coppell (10-7, 1-1 in District 6-6A) has been heavily supported defensively by a seasoned pitching staff led by seniors Dylan Nichols, Porter Hardcastle and John Cashimere. ...

Montgomery overtakes Cowboys in area series to end Coppell’s title dreams

The Coppell baseball team congratulates  junior first baseman Nick Vernars after his home run in the bottom of the sixth inning of Friday’s 6-5 loss to Montgomery. The Cowboys season ended on Saturday when Montgomery defeated Coppell, 4-3, to clinch the best-of-3 Class 6A Region I area series.

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018

In the seventh inning of Friday evening’s second baseball game against the Montgomery Bears at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex,  the Cowboys began to rally from a three run deficit. Coppell senior left fielder Anthony Villalobos led off with a well-hit home run amd junior center fielder B...

Cowboys shutout Rangers in first round, Gunter throws no-hitter

Senior pitcher Rye Gunter faces a Naaman Forest hitter in the bottom of the third inning of Friday's baseball game. The Cowboys shut out the Rangers 11-0 and a no-hitter was thrown by Gunter in the process.

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018

McKINNEY - The Coppell baseball team was victorious over the Naaman Forest Rangers on Friday at McKinney North in an 11-0 win in the Class 6A bi-district playoffs.   In the bottom of the final inning, senior pitcher Rye Gunter struck out the final hitter swinging on three fastballs, endin...

The home stretch: Three track athletes qualify for state

Coppell High School senior Phillip Frank represents the Cowboys in 300 meter hurdles at Buddy Echols Field on April 6. Frank qualified for the Class 6A track meet in high jump.

May 8, 2018

As track season comes to a close, the Coppell Cowboys and Cowgirls will be sending senior high jumper Philip Frank, sophomore 800-meter runner Jackson Walker and freshman 800-meter runner Morgan Colon to state after a successful overall season.   “On the boy's side of things the varsity [...

Cowboys take 9-3 win over Eagles, Polk goes yard on two-run shot

Coppell High School junior Blake Jackson runs to second base after a hit during the first inning of last night's game at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. The Cowboys won their last regular season home game 11-3 against the Richardson Eagles.

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

Last night’s baseball game ended in a 9-3 Coppell victory over Richardson. The Cowboys got nine runs off of nine hits, including a two-run home run hit by sophomore catcher Hudson Polk.   Although senior left fielder Anthony Villalobos and junior center fielder Blake Jackson led off the...

Baseball team triumphs over Skyline in one-hitter, run rule on Senior Night

The Coppell High School varsity baseball team lines up in the dugout to watch the first inning of Friday nights game against the Skyline Raiders. Coppell pulled out a 12-2 win over Skyline at Cowboy Field.

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018

Prior to Friday night’s baseball game, which ended with the Cowboys run ruling Skyline 12-2, the fans in the stands and players in the dugout took the opportunity to appreciate the senior players and their commitment to the team.   Senior players were lined up across the diamond, escorted by par...

Cowgirls walk off with thrilling win over Lady Rams

Coppell High School senior and left fielder Claire George hits the ball across the field at the CISD Baseball/Softball Complex  on Tuesday night. The Cowgirls varsity softball team won Tuesday night’s home conference game against the Berkner Lady Rams with  a score of 2-1.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

With the Coppell softball team stuck in a tie against Berkner in the bottom of the seventh inning, the crowd was on the edge of their seats the entire game, eyes glued to the field.   The Cowgirls’ perfect district record was hanging by a thread. But with an RBI from junior center f...

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

Coppell senior designated hitter Reid Valentine who is sports copy editor for The Sidekick, entered high school with a back injury resulting from years of playing baseball. Valentine’s stress fracture gave him a deeper appreciation for playing the game he loves. 
Photo by Mari Pletta.

Reid Valentine, Sports Copy Editor

April 18, 2018

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...

CHS softball to honor teachers at game against Berkner

The Coppell softball team has gone undefeated in District 9-6A this season, and has also secured a spot in playoffs. On Tuesday, the team hosts Berkner for Teacher Appreciation Night.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018

Often, teachers help students in many aspects of their life other than school. On Tuesday at 7 p.m., each Coppell varsity softball team member will choose one teacher to honor at their home game against Berkner because it is their teacher appreciation game.   Players will select whichever...

Cowboys roundup Longhorns in six inning fashion

Coppell junior pinch runner Dylan Nichols leads off from third during the first inning of Tuesday’s game at the Coppell Baseball/Softball Complex. The Cowboys defeated the W.T. Longhorns, 13-3.

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

On Tuesday evening, the Coppell baseball team run ruled W.T. White, 13-3, with a single in the bottom of the sixth inning hit between third and short by senior pinch hitter Andres Morales scored senior designated hitter Reid Valentine.   The two-game district series concludes at 5 p.m. Friday at W.T. ...

Baseball team opens series at home against W.T. White

Junior infielder Porter Hardcastle holds his stance in anticipation of the next pitch during the first game of the series against Lake Highlands on Monday night of last week. The Cowboys completed a sweep of the Wildcats in a 10-1 victory last Thursday night.

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018

Coppell returns to Cowboy Field tonight as it hosts W.T. White at 5 p.m.   The Cowboys cruised past Lake Highlands in a 10-1 victory last Thursday night in Dallas, bringing Coppell’s district 5-6A record to 6-0 and their overall to 18-3-1.   At last Tuesday’s game at home, Cow...

Coppell takes first game against Lake Highlands

Coppell senior pitcher Rye Gunter delivers the next pitch to a Lake Highlands batter during Monday night's game at the Coppell Baseball/Softball Complex. The first game in the series against the Wildcats resulted in a 4-1 win for the Cowboys.

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018

Though Coppell was victorious in the first game of a two game series against the Lake Highlands Wildcats at home Monday night, it was apparent, according to Cowboys head coach Kendall Clark, it was not their best performance of the season.   Coppell senior pitcher and LSU signee Rye Gunter kept the Wildca...