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Kondapalli emphasizing unity, camaraderie amongst her teammates

Kondapalli emphasizing unity, camaraderie amongst her teammates

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell sophomore Amolika Kondapalli, a JV softball pitcher, was selected. Coppell sophomore JV pitcher Amolika...

Coppell junior Katherine Miller pitches against Flower Mound on March 26 at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex. In her first full season as starting pitcher, Miller emerged as a leader for the Cowgirls, planning to lead them into a playoff run next year.

Miller eyes big senior year as Cowgirls’ leader in circle

Anjali Krishna, Sports Editor May 11, 2021

After a vicious first loss to Hebron, the Cowgirls’ second game against the Hawks was a test in resilience. Giving the team an early lead, Coppell junior pitcher Kat Miller led the team to its 8-5...

The Sports Breakdown

The Sports Breakdown

Neveah Jones, Photographer May 6, 2021

The Sports Breakdown features players sharing their strategies and plays behind one of their games to help viewers get a better understanding of how the game went about.  This week, The Sidekick staff...

Coppell senior second baseman Laura Boylan bats against Plano East at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex Tuesday night. Coppell defeated Plano East, 11-1.

RBI doubles, triples propel Cowgirls to Senior Night victory

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor April 16, 2021

The Coppell softball team rolled to a 11-1 victory against Plano East on Tuesday for Senior Night at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. Coppell went down first at the top of the second inning,...

Coppell senior catcher Dafne Mercado returns a pitch against Hebron on Wednesday at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. The Cowgirls defeated Hebron, 8-5.

Baker bats in win against Hebron

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2021

With a full count and bases loaded, Coppell senior first baseman Michaella Baker was up to bat. A tied game threatened to extend through the bottom of the sixth.  She swung.  Baker’s double deep...

Coppell junior Katherine Miller pitches against Flower Mound on March 26 at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. The Cowgirls host Hebron tomorrow at 7:15 p.m.

Hitting main focus in Hebron softball matchup

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2021

Tomorrow at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex, the Coppell softball team faces Hebron at 7:15 p.m. Its most recent defeat to Flower Mound Marcus on Thursday is reminiscent of its first matchup...

Flower Mound’s Logan Hallman advances to third base against Coppell senior third baseman Reagan Stange on Friday at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex. The Cowgirls fell to the Jaguars, 4-0.

Tough losses against Flower Mound, Plano Senior teach Coppell lessons

Anjali Krishna, Sports Editor March 29, 2021

After a 5-4 loss to Plano Senior Saturday and a 4-0 loss to Flower Mound on Friday, the Coppell softball team left this week of District 6-6A play disappointed but having learned new lessons. With the...

Coppell senior first baseman Michaella Baker hits a solo homerun in the third inning against Plano West yesterday at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex. The Cowgirls defeated Plano West, 6-3, in their District 6-6A home opener.

Cowgirls defeat Wolves in district home opener

Mel Venegas, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

Coppell played its second game of the District 6-6A season last night, winning the home opener, 6-3, against Plano West at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. Coppell took a considerable lead...

Coppell senior shortstop Sydney Ingle returns to the dugout between innings against Cedar Hill on March 7, 2020 at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex. The Cowgirls won all four games of the 2021 Coppell & Marcus Tournament from Thursday to Saturday.

Cowgirls reign undefeated in Coppell & Marcus Tournament

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor March 8, 2021

The Coppell softball team went 4-0 in the annual Coppell & Marcus Tournament on Thursday and Friday. Coppell defeated South Grand Prairie, 3-0, Lubbock Coronado, 9-3, Keller, 4-1, and Cedar Hill,...

Red and Black on Deck is a Sidekick series detailing the next seven days of Coppell varsity sports. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Red and Black on Deck: 3/8-3/14

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor March 8, 2021

With two matches remaining in district play, boys soccer continues the second round of its District 6-6A campaign by hosting Plano East tomorrow at Buddy Echols Field at 7:30 p.m. Girls soccer travels...

Coppell senior catcher Dafne Mercado and her teammates huddle after practice at the Coppell Softball Complex on Wednesday. Mercado has played softball since she was 8 and is trying out for the Mexican Olympic team over the summer.

Stepping up to the plate

Torie Peck, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

A quick signal to the pitcher. The whizz of an incoming neon-yellow softball. The snap of a leather glove.  Strike! Softball is Coppell senior catcher Dafne Mercado’s happy place. Surrounded...

Coppell center fielder/third baseman sophomore Jordyn Ashby practices her swing at Lesley Field on Feb. 8. Ashby made a return to softball after taking a break to focus more on volleyball.

Ashby using confidence from volleyball to get back into swing of softball

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell sophmore softball center fielder/third baseman Jordan Ashby was selected. Coppell sophomore Jordyn...

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