Coppell Student Media

New formation churning out needed wins for boys soccer

New formation churning out needed wins for boys soccer

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

    The Cowboys boys soccer team has been off with a bang to a great start this season, with a rebound from the disappointing playoffs it had last year.   With an impressive 13-3-2 (W-L-T) overall record, the Cowboys are playing with a zealous passion and high aspirations, and are currently first place in District 9-6A with a ...

Cowboys soccer emerge winners from exciting game (with video)

Cowboys soccer emerge winners from exciting game (with video)

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

    Coppell boys soccer faced the John Tyler Lions in a thrilling match in the Cowboys’ second home match this season and left Buddy Echols Field with a 2-0 victory.   The game witnessed its first goal in the 40th minute by the Coppell Cowboys, just minutes before halftime...

Rakestraw ending tenure at Coppell; heading to Flower Mound Marcus

Rakestraw ending tenure at Coppell; heading to Flower Mound Marcus

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

After six seasons that saw five district championships, three championship game appearances and two state championships, Coppell boys soccer coach Chad Rakestraw will not be returning to coach the Cowboys next year. Instead, Rakestraw accepted the head coaching job at Flower Mound Marcus High School...

Run for title defense falls short in regional quarterfinals

Run for title defense falls short in regional quarterfinals

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

April 8, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

McKINNEY — As a light rain settled in on Ron Poe Stadium Tuesday night, the championship hopes of the Coppell boys soccer team began to dissipate. Trying to stage a comeback after two early blunders, the Cowboys were stopped short, falling to Sachse, 2-1, in the Class 6A Region II quarterfinals. ...

Survive and advance: Cowboys stave off late rally in area round victory

Survive and advance: Cowboys stave off late rally in area round victory

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

April 2, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

WACO - Trailing by five goals with a little more than 10 minutes to play, it looked as if The Woodlands boys soccer team was going to need magic to pull off the comeback over Coppell. And as if it was a disappearing act, the Cowboys’ lead slowly dissipated, until it was only two with 12 minutes to...

Attack overwhelms Lakeview Centennial in bi-district victory

Attack overwhelms Lakeview Centennial in bi-district victory

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

March 25, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

  DALLAS -- Darting around quickly with speedy combination plays and great pace, the attack of the Coppell boys soccer team wasted no time getting to work on Friday against Garland Lakeview Centennial.   After scoring 19 goals in its last three games, the attacking unit swarmed t...

Playoff journey begins for area’s top-ranked soccer teams

Playoff journey begins for area’s top-ranked soccer teams

March 24, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

For the Coppell boys and girls soccer teams, their seasons started in vastly different places. The boys began at home in the NTX Showcase tournament, while the Cowgirls started this year in Keller in a tournament of their own.   Yet for each team, the beginning of the next phase of their season begi...

Despite poor play, Cowboys soccer pick up senior night win

Despite poor play, Cowboys soccer pick up senior night win

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

March 11, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

It is not often in sports that a two goal victory is seen as a poor night. But after the Coppell boys soccer team’s 4-2 win over Richardson on Friday night, spirits were not high. Many heads hung low, as even with the win, the performance was not up to par with their standards.   “The ...

Sloppy first half juxtaposes efficient second in win

Sloppy first half juxtaposes efficient second in win

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

With under a minute to play in the first half of Tuesday night’s match with W.T. White, Coppell senior midfielder Alex Haas lined up to take a free kick from the 33 yard line. He launched the ball, putting it on frame, as he often does.   The shot sailed over an unexpectant Longhorn keeper’s head, giving the Coppell...

Turman, Taylor dynamic duo help lead Cowboys to 8-1 victory over Wildcats

Turman, Taylor dynamic duo help lead Cowboys to 8-1 victory over Wildcats

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports

With the final score of 8-1 ending with another victory for the Coppell boys soccer team, it was surprising to note that the first goal of the match was scored 14 minutes in by the Lake Highlands Wildcats.   Yet, it only took only three minutes for the Cowboys (11-2-1) to answer the Wildcat...

Stifling defense leads to district blowout

Stifling defense leads to district blowout

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor

February 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

After a loose ball squeaked through the Coppell defense, senior midfielder Alex Haas ran down the Skyline attacker and performed a baseball-esque slide that perfectly knocked the ball out of bounds, drawing cheers from almost every fan sitting in the stands.   That play, along with many others from the C...

Perseverance, dedication to service reflect Blackburn’s military past, character

Perseverance, dedication to service reflect Blackburn’s military past, character

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

For almost a year, the pain that permeates assistant soccer coach David Blackburn’s shoulder wouldn’t leave. It lingered as a reminder of his past, of his military background, of his time in Naval Officer Candidate School (OCS). It serves as a remembrance of opportunities. It is a portrayal of doors, bot...