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  • Commitment form for third nine weeks is available today for those changing their commitments, due Dec. 9
  • Dec. 11 is an early dismissal day in CISD (Elementary: 12:30 p.m., Middle: 1 p.m., High: 1:40 p.m.)

Cowgirls look to bounce back against Richland

Coppell sophomore forward Reagan Engler looks to pass in the CHS Arena on Jan. 21 against MacArthur. Coppell plays Richland tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. at the CHS Arena.
Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor November 30, 2020

An eventful week directly preceded the Cowgirls’ two-week quarantine. While Coppell High School emptied for Thanksgiving Break, girls basketball played four games in seven days.  Coppell plays Richland...

Swim back in water for intrasquad meet

Coppell junior Claire Jiang warms up for the intrasquad meet on Nov. 21 at the YMCA. After Coppell High School was limited to virtual learning only for five days, the Coppell swimming team returned to action on Friday with an intrasquad meet at the Coppell YMCA.
Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager November 30, 2020

The Coppell swimming team jumped back into the water on Nov. 21 for an intrasquad meet. With some people in and some people out of practice, times differed from individual to individual. “It really...

Swimmers prepping for intrasquad meet before break

Coppell senior Krithi Medhuri competes in the girls 200-yard medley on Feb. 1, 2020 at the Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center. The intrasquad meet will take place on Friday from 1:40 p.m. at the Coppell YMCA.
Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager November 19, 2020

On Friday, Coppell swimming team will have an intrasquad tournament at 1:40 a.m. at the Coppell YMCA.  Winning at the Trinity Dual swim meet and the Vaquero battle, Coppell focuses on improving individual...

Understanding mental, physical aspects of pacing, distance racing

Coppell junior Lane Jacobs stays ahead of a pack at the Coppell Invitational on Sept. 4, 2019 at the course at Coppell Middle School West.
Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor November 16, 2020

Whether pushing off the starting block for a 500-yard freestyle or starting a 5K run alongside many others, distinct patterns emerge as long-distance racers compete using various strategies tailored to...

Girls basketball season postponed until Nov. 19

Coppell sophomore guard Jules LaMendola dribbles past Flower Mound last season at the CHS Arena on Feb. 20. The Cowgirls are under quarantine until Nov. 19 after identifying a positive COVID-19 test result. Sidekick File Photo.
Mel Venegas, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

According to Coppell coach Ryan Murphy, the Coppell girls basketball team will be in quarantine until Nov. 19 due to a positive COVID-19 test, per the University Interscholastic League (UIL) guidelines...

Coach’s Box: Conrad helping students find intrinsic motivation through experience

Coppell assistant swim coach David Conrad teaches Coppell sophomore swimmer Hudeep Mallipeddi and senior swimmer Sofia Simula correct foot position during practice before school on Tuesday at the Coppell YMCA. Conrad coaches the varsity II team, and it is his fourth year as a swimming coach. Photo by Nandini Muresh
Sapna Amin, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

David Conrad is an assistant coach for the Coppell swim team and teaches conceptual physics. With the mere mention of Conrad’s swimmers, his eyes glisten and a smile lights up his face After more than...

Coppell takes victory at the first swim meet of the season

The Coppell swimming & diving team hosted their first meet of the season, Trinity Dual, on Oct. 9 at the YMCA. Swimming with the home advantage was unexpected for the Cowboys, as the YMCA is a smaller pool.
Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager October 17, 2020

On Oct. 9, the Coppell swim team hosted the Trinity Dual swim meet at the YMCA pool. Coppell won, with the mix of new and old swimmers.  “People really dropped some times,” Coppell junior Kaia...

Trinity dual at home first up for swim team

Coppell senior swimmer Cole Tramel competes in the boys 500-yard freestyle consolation finals at the Class 6A Region II Swimming and Diving Meet on Oct. 3, 2019 at the Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center. The Coppell swim team will have its first meet of the season at 3 p.m. tomorrow against Trinity at the YMCA.
Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor October 8, 2020

As with all things 2020, Coppell’s first swim meet of the year will be held in unexpected conditions. This time, that means a dual against Trinity in its home YMCA pool at 3 p.m. tomorrow.  “Usually,...

Soccer captain Ozymy commits to serve

Coppell senior midfielder Maya Ozymy protects from Belton defenders during the scrimmage on Dec. 14, 2019 at Buddy Echols Field. Ozymy made a verbal commitment to Trinity University on Aug. 8. Sidekick file photo.
Joanne Kim, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

When looking for a university to attend, Coppell senior midfielder Maya Ozymy was not looking for a school with the most academic prestige or the greatest athletic renown. She was looking for a place she...

Leaving Coppell comforts

Former Coppell defensive midfielder and  CHS 2020 graduate Montse Lomeli races down Buddy Echols Field on Feb. 10 against Marcus last season. Lomeli is attending Northumbria University this fall  in Newcastle, England, and plans to major in sports management while playing soccer. Sidekick file photo.
Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager September 23, 2020

Coppell High School 2020 graduate Montse Lomeli played defensive midfielder for the Coppell girls soccer team for four years before graduating and attending Northumbria University in Newcastle, United...

Closure and a new beginning

Coppell junior defender and The Sidekick co-sports editor Meer Mahfuz shoots during an individual practice on Aug. 25 at Buddy Echols Field. Mahfuz reflects on last year’s season and explains how the process of returning to athletic play this season has impacted him.
Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor September 4, 2020

If you were to ever tell me I would have to learn how to play soccer wearing a mask or that I wouldn’t be able to walk into the locker room with my teammates, I would not have ever believed you.  But...

GOAL! Vegas Cup winner Peek scores big with commitment to Rice

Coppell junior midfielder Bailey Peek visits the academic quadrangle in front of Lovett Hall at Rice University on July 11. Peek verbally committed to play Division I soccer at Rice on July 10.
Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor August 26, 2020

As Coppell junior midfielder Bailey Peek sat at dinner, the realization came to her. Her unofficial visit to Rice University would conclude with an offer to play Division I soccer for her dream school. The...

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