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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...

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...

Black History Month inspires athletes

Black History Month inspires athletes

Neveah Jones, Photographer

February 28, 2020

Two Coppell swimmers advance to state finals

Two Coppell swimmers advance to state finals

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

February 17, 2020

After only clinching the last spot in finals by just over half a second on Friday, Coppell senior Aurelie Migault entered consolation finals of the girls 100-yard breaststroke on Saturday with another chance at placing high.  After dropping .08 of a second, she climbed three spots to finish 13th at th...

Migault, Pretorius returning to Austin for state championship

Migault, Pretorius returning to Austin for state championship

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

February 13, 2020

One year after then juniors Aurelie Migault and Johan Pretorius advanced to state (Migault for the first time and Pretorious for the second), they are both returning for the 2020 Texas State Swimming and Diving Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center on Friday and Saturday.  Migault is...

Tramel claims three school records in breakout season (with video)

Tramel claims three school records in breakout season (with video)

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

Eyes glance to the clock momentarily during the turns of the 500-yard freestyle at the District 5-6A championships at Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center. After the final lap is finished and his fingers have touched the concrete edges of the pool, Coppell junior Cole Tramel lifts himself from the w...

Coppell sending 2 to state, more records broken at regional meet

Coppell sending 2 to state, more records broken at regional meet

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer

February 2, 2020

LEWISVILLE -  Armed with determination and countless hours of practice, the Coppell swim team participated in the Class 6A Region II Swimming and Diving Meet on Friday and Saturday at the Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center.  Coppell’s individual qualifiers were senior Johan Pretorius (100-yard backstroke...

Swim team rides wave of momentum into regionals

Swim team rides wave of momentum into regionals

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor

January 31, 2020

This weekend at the Lewisville Westside Aquatic Center, many of Coppell’s elite swimmers who advanced past district are racing in their last meet of the year, the Class 6A Region II Swimming and Diving Meet - except for the ones who advance to state.  Preliminary rounds take place today and finals on Sat...

Chasing dreams from Croatia to Coppell

Chasing dreams from Croatia to Coppell

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

January 28, 2020

Two school records smashed in district swim meet

Two school records smashed in district swim meet

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

LEWISVILLE - In the area beside the eighth lane, in the corner adjacent to the starting block, the Coppell swim team cheered on its members during the District 5-6A championships yesterday at the Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center.  By the end of the meet, Coppell saw all six relay teams and five...

Swim team entering district meet with splash of color

Swim team entering district meet with splash of color

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

Carrying on the tradition of dying their hair before the District 6-6A Championship, Coppell swimmers enter school with a multitude of colors atop their heads.  Tomorrow, preliminaries begin at 1 p.m. and qualifying swimmers will compete in finals later that day at the Lewisville ISD Westside Aquati...

Coppell sports update entering new year

Coppell sports update entering new year

Sally Parampottil and Shriya Vanparia

January 10, 2020

While most of the school rested and relaxed during winter break, the Coppell athletics department was still hard at work. Winter sports, such as basketball, soccer, wrestling and swimming, all competed during break, which began on Dec. 10 and lasted until Jan. 5. The Sidekick recaps the events of the two week ...