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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...

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...

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...

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...

Cowgirls make strong showing in Coppell & Marcus Tournament

Coppell junior pitcher Michaella Baker swings against Cedar Hill yesterday at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex. The Cowgirls defeated Cedar Hill, 7-5, in their last game of the Coppell & Marcus Tournament.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

March 8, 2020

Following Cedar Hill’s surge in the fourth inning, the Cowgirls proved resilient, bouncing back to slug their way to a victory. Wrapping up the Coppell & Marcus tournament, the Coppell softball team beat Cedar Hill, 7-5. “After they got the lead, we were all ready to come back in and get some [run...

Cowgirls surge over Waxahachie in first Coppell & Marcus Tournament game

Coppell opened the Coppell & Marcus Tournament with a 6-3 victory over Waxahachie on Thursday at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex. The Cowgirls play Ennis and Cedar Hill on Saturday.

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

March 6, 2020

While students sat in their fourth period classes yesterday, the Coppell softball team hosted its first tournament this year and won, 6-3, against Waxahachie in the process. The Coppell & Marcus Tournament is being held at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex from Thursday to Saturday and will br...

Coppell & Marcus tournament prepping softball before district season

Coppell junior shortstop Sydney Ingle looks to throw at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex last season. The Cowgirls are hosting its first tournament from Thursday to Saturday at the CISD Softball Complex. Sidekick file photo.

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

March 4, 2020

The Coppell softball team is hosting this year’s Coppell & Marcus tournament at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex, which will bring an end to its preseason. The tournament starts tomorrow and leads into Friday and Saturday. Coppell plays Waxahachie on tomorrow at 3 p.m., Aledo on Friday at 3 p.m., Enn...

Softball team return to action against Lebanon Trail

Coppell junior catcher Dafne Mercado bats in the fifth inning during Friday night’s scrimmage at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex. The Cowgirls play Frisco Lebanon Trail tonight at the CISD Softball Complex at 7 p.m.

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

The Cowgirls play Frisco Lebanon Trail tonight at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex at 7 p.m. "I expect my team to come out with a lot of energy, make few errors and set a precedence early on in the game," Coppell junior catcher Dafne Mercado said. The Cowgirls are 3-1 with their only loss being...

Eagles prosper over Cowgirls in close game

Coppell junior pitcher Michaella Baker hits the ball across the field during Friday night’s scrimmage against Prosper at the CISD Baseball/Softball Complex. The Cowgirls lost against the Eagles, 4-5.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

February 8, 2020

The moment she steps to the bat, she can picture it - dirt skidding up as her cleats touch the edge of home base, the satisfying ping of a well-hit ball and the simple pride in scoring a run against powerhouse Prosper. “I was thinking get on base and slide,” Coppell junior pitcher Michaella Ba...

Cowgirls open home schedule tomorrow against Mansfield

Coppell senior first baseman Olivia Reed runs to catch during the game against Keller at Colleyville Heritage High School last season. The Cowgirls play their first home game tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex against Mansfield.

Rithik Chennupati, Writer

February 3, 2020

The Cowgirls will be playing their first home game of the 2020 season against Mansfield at the Cowgirl Softball Complex at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the Coppell softball team scrimmaged at Richardson and recorded a victory..  “It was a good start to our season, especially since it was our first game,” Co...

Rodriguez ends CHS softball career, awaits future at TSU

 Coppell senior Nora Rodriguez pitches against Flower Mound during the first inning at Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex on March 22. A four-year varsity player, Rodriguez will play college softball at Texas Southern University.

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

May 17, 2019

Though the Coppell High School softball season ended with a 5-2 loss to Keller on April 26 during bi-district playoffs, senior pitcher Nora Rodriguez will continue to pitch once she graduates. With an athletic scholarship to Texas Southern University, she will extend her eight-year pitching career furt...