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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 such has become the reality for high school athletes. And while I often reminisce about last se...

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 nervousness and shock set in through the remainder of dinner, as she continued listening to ...

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...