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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...

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...

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...

Boys soccer to face powerhouse Marcus, look to hold playoff spot

Boys soccer to face powerhouse Marcus, look to hold playoff spot

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

The Coppell boys soccer team is prepping up to face District 6-6A leader Marcus tomorrow at Buddy Echols Field at 7:30 p.m.  The Cowboys had a poor start in the first half of district play, standing second to last with a 1-4-2 record. But with three straight wins into the second half of district ...

Video: Coppell defeats MacArthur

Video: Coppell defeats MacArthur

Kyah Jones, Staff Photographer

March 2, 2020

The Sportlight: Frieder emerging as young leader on JV1

The Sportlight: Frieder emerging as young leader on JV1

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell sophomore JV1 forward Ethan Frieder was selected. ...

Boys soccer puts end to winless streak, looks to redeem itself in second half of district season 

Boys soccer puts end to winless streak, looks to redeem itself in second half of district season 

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

This was not where the Cowboys had expected to find themselves halfway through the District 6-6A season.  Stepping into the season with high aspirations, the team stood 1-4-2 and second to last in the district standings before the match. Set to play the only team below it, Irving MacArthur, they ...

Coppell looks to end winless streak against MacArthur

Coppell looks to end winless streak against MacArthur

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

The Coppell boys soccer team has had a rough District 6-6A season so far, standing second to last in the district with a record of 1-4-2. In a winless drought six-matches long, the team hopes to turn around its season with a victory over MacArthur at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Buddy Echols Field. MacAr...

Coppell blows two-goal lead, falls to Vikings

Coppell blows two-goal lead, falls to Vikings

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

With less than 13 minutes left in the match and a tie score, tensions were high between Coppell and Irving Nimitz. Then, at the 12:39 mark, Nimitz’s Miguel Landeros scored - his third goal of the night.  The Cowboys were unable to produce any more results and fell to the Vikings, 3-2, last night a...