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Dontula overcoming asthma diagnosis in the pool

Dontula overcoming asthma diagnosis in the pool

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

Athletes utilizing resources to stay fit without school practice

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...

Four Cowgirls make All-District 6-6A team

Four Cowgirls make All-District 6-6A team

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

Four Cowgirls made the 2019-20 All-District 6-6A team. Junior guard Chloe Hassman made the first team, while sophomore forward India Howard, senior guard Kennedi Rogers and senior guard Nicole Obialo were named to the second team. The Cowgirls were selected by district coaches.  ...

Coach’s Box: Balcom leading team to turnaround, passing love of sports to family

Coach’s Box: Balcom leading team to turnaround, passing love of sports to family

Angela Yuan, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

James Balcom has been the head coach of boys soccer at Coppell for three years. He developed a love for sports at a young age, and his competitive nature drove him to become a soccer coach. He teaches world geography at CHS9 and has three children: 7-year-old Carson, 5-year-old Mason and 2-year-old Ally. He s...

Aiming for more

Aiming for more

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

They went through weeks of undulating blue horizons and the smell of salt lingering in the air and crowded corridors and foul-smelling food, all so they could dock in Lady Liberty’s waters.  The American dream is depicted in countless tales, but for one reason or another, the immigrants who cro...

Cowgirls leave Irving scoreless in blowout

Cowgirls leave Irving scoreless in blowout

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

March 7, 2020

The match was decided in 37 seconds.  Coppell junior midfielder Maya Ozymy broke away from Irving defenders and took on Irving goalkeeper Day Limon one-on-one to score with 39:23 in the first half with an assist credited to Coppell junior defender Addison Martin.  Under heavy Coppell attack for th...

Boys soccer makes big statement with upset of top-ranked Marcus

Boys soccer makes big statement with upset of top-ranked Marcus

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

The clock had just hit the 10 minute mark and the scoreboard was tied. The Coppell bench was on its feet and the stands behind held the same wary air.  The Cowboys had never needed a goal as bad as now this season. The team was face-to-face with Marcus, the No. 1 team in Class 6A with a near spot...

Cowgirls look to bounce back from loss

Cowgirls look to bounce back from loss

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

The Coppell girls soccer team faces Irving tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Buddy Echols Field.  The Cowgirls sit in third place in District 6-6A with a 7-3-1 record, having fallen to second place Flower Mound Marcus on Tuesday, 4-0.  “We didn’t start off strong but throughout the game, our intensity, our style o...

The Sportlight: Pandey shooting for varsity position

Sarah Habib, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell sophomore JV1 guard Tia Pandey was selected. Follow Sarah (@Sarah.hab1) and @CHSCampusNews on Twitter....

Cowboys hoping for dominant performance against Frisco

Cowboys hoping for dominant performance against Frisco

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Coming off a strong performance against St. John’s, the Coppell boys lacrosse team plays Frisco at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Coppell Middle School North. The Cowboys are using the lessons taught from their season’s only two losses in Austin to prepare them going into this game and into the rest of th...