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Coppell seniors Ava Payne and Karissa Ghodia lead as the 2023-24 girls wrestling team captains. Godhia and Payne apply the values they learn from wrestling in their daily life.
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Godhia, Payne’s efforts culminate in wrestling leadership

Nrithya Mahesh, Staff Designer January 26, 2024

If you ever need to find Coppell High School senior wrestling co-captains Karissa Godhia and Ava Payne, try the wrestling room. After all, they spend four out of eight school periods practicing there....

Coppell senior Jacob Abraham and senior Isaiah Francis practice on Thursday at the Coppell High School Field House. The Cowboys placed first at the Coppell Round-Up with a score of 5-0 on Nov. 18.

Wrestling secures 5-0 win at Coppell Round-Up

Kayla Nguyen, Staff Photographer December 12, 2022

Coppell wrestling coach Chip Lowery has his eyes set on two things this season: a successful team hungry for a spot at the state tournament and a community that doesn’t have to worry about being hungry...

Coppell ISD Athletic Director Kit Pehl has initiated several changes in his first three years as athletic director to set the stage for the future of Coppell athletics. Pehl’s vision of a harmonious athletic department as well as a prioritization of winning and growing student athletes has prompted several coaching changes and there remains a continual drive for growth, improvement and excellence within Coppell Athletics.

Out with the old, in with the new

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

Carousel. A term that is often used to describe coaching and athletic changes across three levels of athleticism is quite literally what Coppell athletics has been experiencing in its recent history.  Everything...

Coppell junior Kylie Fowler competes in the annual Santa Slam Meet at the Coppell High School Arena. The Coppell girls wrestling team placed ninth at the UIL State Wrestling Championships in Houston.

Cowgirls place within top ten at UIL state

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor May 6, 2021

The Coppell girls wrestling team placed ninth in the UIL Class 6A State Wrestling Championships on April 25 at the Berry Center in Houston.  With a team total of 31 points, senior Hannah Francis finished...

Coppell junior Kylie Fowler competes in the annual Santa Slam Meet at the Coppell High School Arena. The Coppell girls wrestling team placed second in the UIL Region II Championships on April 6 and will compete in Houston tomorrow.

Coppell seeking to tackle competition at state wrestling finals

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor April 23, 2021

The Coppell girls wrestling team is competing Saturday in the UIL State Wrestling Championships at the Berry Center in Houston.  Following the District 6-6A Championships, where the girls team placed...

Coppell senior Hannah Francis competes in Coppell’s annual Santa Slam Meet at the CHS Arena. The Coppell girls wrestling team took home the District 6-6A title on Saturday at Allen High School with a total score of 111.

Girls wrestling brings home district title

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager April 14, 2021

On Saturday, the Coppell girls wrestling team won the District 6-6A Championship at Allen High School with a score  of 111.0, qualifying the team to move on to the Class 6A Region I tournament. “I’m...

Red and Black on Deck is a Sidekick series detailing the next seven days of Coppell varsity sports. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Red and Black on Deck: 3/8-3/14

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor March 8, 2021

With two matches remaining in district play, boys soccer continues the second round of its District 6-6A campaign by hosting Plano East tomorrow at Buddy Echols Field at 7:30 p.m. Girls soccer travels...

Coppell junior Maria Husain practices at the CHS Indoor Facility on Dec. 7. Coppell hosts its annual Santa Slam tournament tomorrow at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. in the CHS Arena.

Coppell hitting mats in annual Santa Slam tournament

Torie Peck and Meer Mahfuz March 5, 2021

It has been nearly a year since the Coppell wrestling team stepped onto the mat at its state competition, which ended with three top finishers. Though the season usually begins in early November, with...

Red and Black on Deck is a Sidekick series detailing the next seven days of Coppell varsity sports. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Red and Black on Deck: 3/1-3/7

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor March 1, 2021

Boys soccer continues the second round of its District 6-6A campaign by hosting Plano tonight and Hebron tomorrow at Buddy Echols Field, then traveling to Lewisville on Friday. All boys soccer matches...

Coppell junior Maria Husain practices at the CHS Indoor Facility on Dec. 7. Coppell hosts its annual Santa Slam tournament tomorrow at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. in the CHS Arena.

Husain grappling for human rights

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager December 9, 2020

A volunteer. A fighter. A Helper. Aggressive. Kind hearted. Quitter? Never. Coppell junior wrestler Maria Husain has wrestled since freshman year, and joined the team to try something new with the...

Coppell freshman wrestler Scout Carrell runs a snake on Lovejoy freshman Brindley Eaton during the Knockout Sportswear Cowgirl Classic on Dec. 6 in the CHS Arena. Carrell advanced to the 2020 UIL Girls State Championship in the 110 pound weight class, which was Feb. 21-22 at the Berry Center in Houston.

Scouting her way to state

Anthony Cesario, Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2020

One day in P.E. at Coppell Middle School East, mats are pulled out for boys to practice wrestling. One girl, however, questions why she does not get the same opportunity.  She continues asking until...

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