Coppell Student Media

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 ...

Cowgirls rise to top in second tournament of the season

Cowgirls rise to top in second tournament of the season

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

December 7, 2019

The crowd watches as a wrestler at the bottom fights and takes the wrestler at the top within 10 seconds, changing the outcome of the match completely.  On Friday, Coppell hosted the Knockout Sportswear Cowgirl Classic. In this tournament, wrestlers competed against wrestlers according to their we...

Francis slams competition while rising to national fame

Francis slams competition while rising to national fame

Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2019

The referee blows his whistle, and pulls her arm up, holding it victoriously. She’s won - not just the match, but another All-American title.  Coppell junior Hannah Francis not only wrestles for the school team, but also boasts three All-Amercan titles - signifying she finished in the top eight of...

Cowgirls round up at top in six-school takedown

Cowgirls round up at top in six-school takedown

Neha Desaraju, Student Life Editor

November 25, 2019

A click as the timer starts for the first period. Not long after, a thud as the referee signals a fall. Coppell senior Brooke Massaviol won the bout only 10 seconds in. In Coppell’s Round Up Tournament Saturday, Coppell took first place by winning a majority of the bouts.  To open the season, Coppell hosted the...

Boys start season off with a bang at Coppell Round-up, place 3rd

Boys start season off with a bang at Coppell Round-up, place 3rd

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

To kick off the season, Coppell wrestling hosted its annual Round-Up, a Round Robin style tournament that lets wrestlers to wrestle in multiple matches and allows teams to analyze what they need to work on before heading into the rest of the season. Instead of brackets, each wrestler wrestles against ...

Wrestling looks to start season strong at Coppell Round-Up

Wrestling looks to start season strong at Coppell Round-Up

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Coppell wrestling competes against six teams, one of which is a girls-only team, at the Coppell Round-up tomorrow in the Coppell High School Field House to open the 2019-20 season. The Coppell girls team begin wrestling at 9:30 a.m., and varsity boys start at 10 a.m. “This first tournament is...

For female wrestlers, losing weight is a source of positivity

For female wrestlers, losing weight is a source of positivity

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

Every week, Coppell High School senior Khushi Khandelwal tracks her weight methodically.   As a wrestler, she has to maintain a certain weight range, known as a weight class, in order to compete. Many times, this means losing weight.   Most of the time, Khandelwal is only losin...

Coppell wrestling Montealegre, Jackson, McIntosh gear up for season

Coppell wrestling  Montealegre, Jackson, McIntosh gear up for season

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

Wrestling has seen some of the largest growth in Coppell High School’s athletic department with around 125 wrestlers in total this year. With all eyes set upon qualifying for state, Coppell wrestlers are eager to get started this month.   The journey to the state is no easy task. Athletes ha...

McIntosh overcomes previous losses to triumph in state wrestling tournament

McIntosh overcomes previous losses to triumph in state wrestling tournament

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor

March 7, 2017

As Coppell High School junior Lindsay McIntosh stepped onto the wrestling mat, it was a familiar sight for her. Euless Trinity senior Passion Hollins was her opponent, who McIntosh had seen three previous times during that season, losing to her all three times.   Yet this time, the outcome was different. ...

Moe leads way in successful Santa Slam weekend

Moe leads way in successful Santa Slam weekend

Marcus Krum & Joseph Krum

December 20, 2016

Boys, girls sweep Friday duals to gain momentum for Saturday's tournament By Marcus Krum Executive Sports Editor @marcuskrum Coming into the weekend with an undefeated record this season, Coppell High School junior wrestler KK Moe showed no sign that he would falter in his unblemished record. ...

Young wrestlers show depth, ability in Cowgirl Classic

Young wrestlers show depth, ability in Cowgirl Classic

Joseph Krum, Executive Editor

December 5, 2016

While the wrestling season is still young, the Cowgirls wrestling team was in full swing in the Coppell Cowgirl Classic wrestling meet at the Coppell High School Arena last night. With three wrestlers already placing and four others waiting on later rounds to place, Coppell has a chance to place in alm...