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Ava Johnson

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor

Ava is a senior and the sports assignment editor for The Sidekick. If she’s not working on a piece, you can find her reading, spending time with loved ones, or listening to music. You can contact her at [email protected], or through Instagram at (@heylolitsava).

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Flower Mound defends Coppell junior midfielder Summer Chen at Buddy Echols Field on Feb. 9. The Cowgirls host Flower Mound Marcus on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in their second meeting.

Cowgirls seek to avenge tie against Marauders

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
February 27, 2024
Coppell sophomore guard HC Harding shoots against Hebron junior guard Monet Brown on Jan. 30. The Cowgirls play Allen in the Class 6A Region I bi-district playoffs at Lake Dallas High School on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Coppell transitions from regular season to playoffs

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
February 11, 2024
Coppell junior guard James Faison breaks through Flower Mound junior small forward Brandon Stauty and sophomore shooting guard Reid Jacobson. Coppell hosts Plano tonight at 7 p.m. at CHS Arena.

Cowboys adopt short-term memory mindset for Plano

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
February 6, 2024
Coppell senior guard Ella Spiller drives past Hebron senior guard Micah Cooper on Tuesday at CHS Arena. The Hawks defeated the Cowgirls, 62-38.

Cowgirls fall to Hebron in final home game

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
February 5, 2024
Coppell senior guard Ella Spiller looks to pass while being guarded by Flower Mound senior Kaitlyn Edmondson and junior guard Maya Bujak at CHS Arena on Friday. The Cowgirls host Hebron on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. for Senior Night.

Hebron next on ‘revenge streak’

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
January 29, 2024
Coppell senior guard Ella Spiller and senior point guard Atia Medenica dive for the ball against Flower Mound at CHS Arena on Jan. 26. The Cowgirls defeated the Jaguars, 63-44.

Coppell rises to second with victory over Jaguars

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
January 28, 2024
Coppell senior guard Atia Medenica shoots against Flower Mound Marcus on Jan. 19 at CHS Arena. Coppell hosts Flower Mound today at 6:15 p.m. at CHS Arena.

Cowgirls look to swipe second place from Jaguars

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
January 26, 2024
Marcus senior guard Kennedi Petteway guards Coppell junior shooting guard Landry Shearer as she drives. The Cowgirls defeated the Marauders, 59-45, on Friday at CHS Arena.

Second half sends Coppell to victory over Marcus

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
January 23, 2024
Coppell senior forward Arhan Lapsiwala passes to a teammate, with Horn sophomore guard Clinton Jones and senior guard Ethan Williams defending. Coppell defeated Horn, 57-55, at CHS Arena on Tuesday.

Coppell scrapes by with victory against Horn

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
December 7, 2023
Coppell junior forward Nathan Rusch communicates on the court against Lake Dallas on Nov. 17 at CHS Arena. Coppell faces Mesquite Horn tonight at 7:30 p.m. at CHS Arena.

Coppell hosts Horn for nondistrict game

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
December 5, 2023
The Coppell football team sings the alma mater after losing to Byron Nelson in the Class 6A Division II Region I semifinals. Byron Nelson defeated the Cowboys, 52-45, at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington on Saturday.

Cowboys playoff run cut short by Bobcats

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
November 27, 2023
Coppell junior quarterback Edward Griffin scans for an open receiver before completing a pass to junior wide receiver Tucker Cusano for a first down during the first quarter against Denton Guyer in the Class 6A Division II Region I bi-district playoffs at Buddy Echols Field on Friday. The Cowboys defeated the Wildcats, 35-21, to advance to the area playoffs on Thursday with Dallas Jesuit.

Cowboy fight lives to see another day

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
November 11, 2023
Coppell senior wide receiver Luca Grusoli receives a pass from junior quarterback Edward Griffin and advances down the field. The Cowboys defeated Plano, 44-0, at John Clark Stadium on Nov. 3.

Cowboys shutout Plano in regular season finale

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
November 10, 2023
Coppell senior offensive lineman Alex Jackson addresses the Cowboys prior to playing Plano on Friday at John Clark Stadium. Coppell advanced to the first round of playoffs, playing Denton Guyer at Buddy Echols Field tonight at 7 p.m.

Getting ready for Guyer

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
November 10, 2023
Coppell junior guard Landry Sherrer shoots a free throw at Argyle on Friday. The Cowgirls play Byron Nelson in their first home game of the season tonight at 7:30 p.m. at CHS Arena. Photo courtesy Lindsey Sherrer.

Overcoming preseason pressure

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
November 7, 2023
Coppell senior opposite hitter Mira Klem spikes the ball against Hebron at CHS Arena on Tuesday. The Cowgirls lost to Hebron, 3-2 (25-16, 25-10, 24-26, 11-25, 15-11), after a close back and forth match.

Close, but not enough

Ava Johnson, Sports assignment editor
October 20, 2023
Coppell senior libero Kate McDonald digs against Plano East on Friday at CHS Arena. The Cowgirls play Hebron tonight at 6:30 p.m. at CHS Arena in their penultimate home game of the regular season.

Volleyball battles Hawks to maintain playoff standing

Ava Johnson, Sports assignment editor
October 17, 2023
Marcus senior cornerback Cameron Canady tackles Coppell senior wide receiver Baron Tipton. Coppell defeated Marcus, 20-6, on Friday night at Marcus Marauder Stadium.

Coppell defense denies Marcus homecoming victory

Ava Johnson, Sports assignment editor
October 8, 2023
The Coppell girls cross country team stretches at Buddy Echols Field after completing their morning run on Sep. 14. Tomorrow morning, the top 32 runners in the program will run at the Hoka/McNeil Invitational in Round Rock.

[Photo] Two meets away

Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
September 24, 2023
Coppell tennis coach Alyssa Noonan instructs JV1 tennis players during morning practice on Aug. 29 at CHS Tennis Center. Noonan’s history with tennis influences her coaching style as she implements new ideas during her first year in the Coppell tennis program.

Noonan navigating tennis program into new era

Ava Johnson, Sports assignment editor
September 12, 2023
Coppell junior quarterback Edward Griffin drops back to pass against South Grand Prairie at Gopher-Warrior Bowl on Friday. Coppell defeated the Warriors, 44-34.

‘Great day to be a Cowboy’

Ava Johnson, Sports assignment editor
September 2, 2023
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