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Girls soccer takes home all-district awards for unfinished season

Coppell junior defender Emma Hubert receives from the air against Irving Macarthur on Jan. 24 at Buddy Echols Field. Hubert is one of 12 Cowgirls awarded a District 6-6A award.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Fourteen wins. Three ties. Two losses.  For the nearly indomitable Cowgirls, the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 season only left one question on their minds: what could have happened? Their undefeated preseason stance proved a marker for the rest of the season; it seemed Coppell had its st...

Individual district awards offer closure for unfinished boys soccer season

Coppell senior forward Sebastian Blaas avoids the grasp of Irving MacArthur to make a pass on Feb. 7. Blaas is one of 13 Cowboys to be selected for a District 6-6A award.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

From the rough beginning to the six-match win streak to the untimely ending, the Cowboys played their parts perfectly down to the line for Coppell’s very own boys soccer comeback story.  Entering their seventh District 6-6A match ranked second to last, the Cowboys did the unexpected; they took...

Herron drives basketball career to collegiate level with UD commitment

Coppell senior guard Anika Herron shoots a 3-pointer against Irving on Jan. 11 in the CHS Arena. Herron committed to play basketball at UD for the 2020-21 school year.

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

The buzz of the clock at the end of the fourth quarter ended her senior high school season but following her commitment to the University of Dallas, it will not be the last time Coppell senior guard Anika Herron hears the sound.  On April 8, the Coppell girls basketball team announced on its Twitter account @CowgirlsBball that Herron would be continuing her ba...

Head of defense

Coppell sophomore goalkeeper Arath Valdez checks his teammates during the match against Lewisville on Jan. 3 at Buddy Echols Field. Valdez is the starting goalkeeper for the Coppell boys soccer team, having beat out two seniors for the spot.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

April 25, 2020

A 6-year old boy watching UANL Tigres with his dad was introduced to the sport which would later become central to his life. Ten years later, Coppell sophomore Arath Valdez is the starting goalkeeper for the boys soccer team.  He also trains with the very team that sparked his love for soccer. ...

End of DA reshaping American youth soccer

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy was an elite youth soccer program spanning 200 teams, including girls teams, prior to its termination on April 15. Multiple Coppell High School students competed for the league, meaning they were unable to play for their high school soccer team.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

April 23, 2020

The appeal of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (DA) was enough for Coppell High School 2019 graduate Raul Carrillo to move away from his family in Tyler to play for the Dallas Texans.  Leaving behind his parents and younger sister, Carrillo joined his older brother, who played for FC Dallas at...

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...

Four Cowboys honored with All-District, All-Region selection

Coppell senior guard Brandon Taylor goes for a layup against Eaton on Feb. 25 at Trinity High School in Euless. Taylor was selected for the 2019-20 All-District 6-6A first team.

Blanche Harris

April 11, 2020

Four Coppell boys basketball players were selected to be a part of the 2019-20 All-District 6-6A team, which was announced on March 30. Senior guard Adam Moussa, senior guard Brandon Taylor and sophomore Ryan Agarwal made the first team, while sophomore Anthony Black made the second team. Agarwal was th...

Dontula overcoming asthma diagnosis in the pool

Coppell senior swimmer Ritesh Dontula swims breaststroke at the Ranger Relays on Sept. 28 at the SMU Robson & Lindsey Aquatic Center. Dontula was named the February NBC DFW Wingstop High School Scholar Athlete.

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 3, 2020

Surrounding himself in the water, the only thoughts in his mind are to keep breathing and getting to the next wall. Shortly after his finger touches the last wall, the timing clock for his lane stopped.  Coppell senior Ritesh Dontula finished the boys 100-yard freestyle in 11th place with a time...

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...