Coppell Student Media

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 ...

The Sportlight: Swimmer making smooth transition from Rocky Mountains to Coppell pool

The Sportlight: Swimmer making smooth transition from Rocky Mountains to Coppell pool

Sarah Habib, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell junior JV swimmer Angeline Pereira was selected.   Follow Sarah (@Sarah.hab1) and @CHSCampusNews on Twitter. ...

European champ to Coppell coach

European champ to Coppell coach

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

December 5, 2019

A typical day for Coppell swim Coach Marieke Mastebroek starts early. At 6:45 a.m., she greets her varsity swimmers at the Coppell YMCA, pacing the pool as they practice sets. As Dutch record holder in the 50 freestyle and the 100 individual medley and a decorated former swimmer for Southern Methodist ...

The Sportlight: Vallepalli’s competitive spirit making splash as gamer

The Sportlight: Vallepalli’s competitive spirit making splash as gamer

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell junior JV swimmer Sravan Vallepalli was selected. [/infographic][/infographic]...

Fun atmosphere leads to new best times at Vaquero Battle

Fun atmosphere leads to new best times at Vaquero Battle

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

It is the boys 100-yard freestyle event, and Coppell junior swimmer Cole Tramel is up on the diving board next to teammates junior Ivan Lau and senior Johan Pretorius.  In last year’s Vaquero Battle, Pretorius won four of the five events, and was the only swimmer to make it to state last season, and he and Lau both had faster seed times than Tramel. ...

Swim team fundraiser evokes positive responses

Swim team fundraiser evokes positive responses

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Though the idea of placing plastic neon pink flamingos in a resident’s front yard may seem like a prank or out-of-date decoration, the act represents a Coppell swim team fundraiser.  From secret nominations to “flock” a house to paying flocking insurance, the fundraiser often elicits smile...

Friendly feuds to be held at Vaquero Battle

Friendly feuds to be held at Vaquero Battle

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Tomorrow at 4:30 p.m., the Coppell swim team holds its annual Vaquero Battle meet at the Coppell YMCA.  This meet, unlike most, is not a competition against rival high school swim teams. Instead, it is a competition amongst the Coppell swimmers themselves, intended to promote a fun yet competitive...

Immersing in swim, band, IB

Immersing in swim, band, IB

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

November 4, 2019

Rushing out of the locker room, still wearing his swim cap and goggles, Coppell High School junior Hector Romero changes into his marching band uniform in the car while speeding off to the next competition. The frenzy of going straight from an early morning swim meet to a band competition that la...

Coppell competes in Dragon Hunt Invitational, adds experience to young team’s belt 

Coppell competes in Dragon Hunt Invitational, adds experience to young team’s belt 

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

SOUTHLAKE - The Coppell swim team traveled to the Carroll ISD Natatorium to compete at the Dragon Hunt Invitational on Saturday, one of the team’s major preseason competitions. The meet featured teams from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, such as James Madison, Mansfield, Frisco Wakeland and one of Cop...

Coppell Swim team preps up for Dragon Hunt Invitational in Southlake

Coppell Swim team preps up for Dragon Hunt Invitational in Southlake

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

The Coppell swim team travels to the Carroll Natatorium in Southlake tomorrow to participate in the Dragon Hunt Invitational meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   The Dragon Hunt Invitational meet is Coppell swim team’s third preseason meet. The team has been participating in preseason invitationals, such...