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The official student news site of Coppell High School

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Nicholas Pranske

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor

Nicholas is a senior and in his third year on The Sidekick staff. He enjoys reading the encyclopedia cover to cover and polishing shoes. You can often find him weaving baskets in his free time. You can get in touch with Nicholas primarily by email, at [email protected] or on Twitter @Nick_Pranske8.

All content by Nicholas Pranske
Due to closures in light of coronavirus, the Coppell athletics department is hosting a virtual signing day tomorrow morning via Facebook. Fifteen athletes sign to play their respective sports at the collegiate level. Photo courtesy Naveen Boppana

15 athletes to sign tomorrow

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor
May 12, 2020
Oftentimes, movies are based on true stories in which a memorable event took place. The Sidekick executive copy and design editor Nick Pranske lists his top 10 stories worthy of a sports movie, including Kobe Bryant’s journey to becoming a basketball icon, Deflategate and Tiger Woods comeback after winning his fifth Masters title.

Roll the tapes

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor
April 19, 2020
Don’t be a bad sport because chess isn’t one

Don’t be a bad sport because chess isn’t one

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor
February 21, 2020
Coppell sophomore midfielder Bailey Peek passes during the match against Marcus yesterday at Buddy Echols Field. Despite an offensive surge in the second half, the Cowgirls fell to the Marauders, 3-2.

Marcus snatches win with late goal

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor
February 5, 2020
Coppell senior forward Alyssa Roemer chases down a pass against Irving MacArthur on Jan. 24 at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls host Flower Mound Marcus on Tuesday.

Cowgirls looking to steal win against Marauders

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor
February 3, 2020
Coppell High School senior forward Clayton Hunter goes up to shoot against Irving MacArthur in the CHS Arena. Coppell defeated the Cardinals, 69-58, last night.

Basketball crushes Cardinals in another district win

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor
January 22, 2020
Coppell senior defender Katie Odom attempts to steal from a Keller midfielder last season. The Cowgirls begin their season this Saturday in their first scrimmage.

Cowgirls to scrimmage Belton, Little Elm for preseason look

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor
December 13, 2019
Coppell junior runner Andrew Crichton heads up the last hill on the course at Coppell Middle School West. The elite varsity boys placed fifth on Saturday at their only home meet of the season, the Coppell Invitational.

Cross country takes second, fifth at Coppell Invitational

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor
September 14, 2019
Coppell senior middle blocker Peyton Minyard prepares to hit during Tuesday’s match against Arlington Martin in the CHS Arena. The Cowgirls lost to Martin in five sets, 23-25, 26-24, 18-25, 26-24 and 12-15.

Warriors triumph over Cowgirls in fifth set

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor
August 28, 2019
The Sidekick executive sports editor Nicholas Pranske boards his first flight from DFW Airport to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif. on April 25th. Pranske attended the 2019 JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Anaheim, Calif.

Winging it

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
May 7, 2019
Cowgirls to play Keller in first round

Cowgirls to play Keller in first round

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
March 28, 2019
On Monday, assistant athletics director Kit Pehl was named Coppell ISD Athletic Director at the Vonita White Administration Building at the CISD Board of Trustees meeting. Pehl replaces Joe McBride, who accepted the head football coach position at McKinney Boyd in January, will lead all CISD school’s athletic department.

Pehl named Coppell ISD Athletic Director

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
March 26, 2019
Coppell High School senior Mary O’Connor talks about the organization “Equality Now” for Goal 5: Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform in Angela Barnes’s seventh period Astronomy class. Students in Earth and Space Science and Astronomy classes picked one goal for which to create an action plan.

Reaching beyond

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
March 8, 2019
Coppell senior Tariq Aman dribbles the ball forward during the playoff game at Arlington High School on Feb. 22 against Lake Ridge. Cowboys lost to the Eagles, 72-60.

Coppell falls to Lake Ridge in area playoffs

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
February 26, 2019
A large debate among high schoolers is the enrollment in school teams versus club teams. The Sidekick Executive Sports Editor Nicholas Pranske explains why in-school sports often provides a less stressful environment for students than club sports.

Stress-free sports

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
February 12, 2019
Coppell freshman Ryan Agarwal handles the ball on Tuesday Jan 22 at CHS arena. The Coppell Cowboys lost to the Lewisville Farmers 71-57.

Cowboys fall to Lewisville in rematch

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
January 24, 2019
Recently 3-point shots in basketball has been increasing in not only number, but also success rate in all levels of basketball. Executive Sports Editor Nicholas Pranske informs about the greater success shorter players have when scoring in basketball.

Changing the game from 30 feet back

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
December 12, 2018
Coppell players share a hug with assistant coach Blake Johnson after the playoff game at Dragon Stadium on Nov. 17. The Carroll Dragons ended the game, 54-10, over Coppell, ending the Cowboys’ season.

Old foe ends Cowboys’ season

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
November 19, 2018

[Video] Survive and advance

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
November 16, 2018
Coppell senior quarterback Taj Gregory dives into the end zone for a touchdown against Irving Nimitz on Nov. 9 at Joy and Ralph Ellis Stadium. The Cowboys defeated the Vikings, 35-14.

Coppell gets boost of confidence before playoffs

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
November 10, 2018
Coppell Cowgirl senior Amarachi Osuji serves the ball during the game against Keller Varsity volleyball team. The Coppell Cowgirls won the game 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 25-20.

Moving on

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
October 31, 2018
When a teacher gives his/her opinion in class, some students zone out, while others listen intently. Pranske thinks that teachers opinions are beneficial to the students future political involvement. Graphic by Ryan Kim.

A starting point

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
October 25, 2018
Coppell High School senior Caden Davis kicks a field goal from the 34-yard line with 37 seconds left during the game last night at Buddy Echols Field. The Coppell Cowboys defeated Flower Mound Marcus 24-23.

Davis delivers again in the clutch

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
October 21, 2018
Coppell Cowboys’ senior kicker Caden Davis takes a knee after kicking 57-yard, game winning field goal on Aug. 31 at Buddy Echols Field.  Davis has dedicated his senior season to Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation in hopes of raising money for pediatric cancer research.

Kicking for a purpose

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
September 25, 2018
The Coppell Cowboys football team defeated the LD Bell Blue Raiders, 41-7, last Friday at Pennington Field. The Cowboys will play the Allen Eagles tomorrow night at Buddy Echols Field at 7 p.m.

Cowboys taking motivation, momentum into big game

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
September 13, 2018
Coppell Middle School West assistant principal Bruce Hermans went out of his way to start a fundraiser for choir teacher Allison Hertzel to cover her medical expenses. Hermans ran a 20 mile marathon to raise money for Hertzel who is battling against oral cancer and is now starting another fundraiser. Photo by Quyenh Phang.

Beating cancer one step at a time

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor
May 24, 2018
Quest for a title

Quest for a title

Nicholas Pranske, Sports Assignment Editor
April 24, 2018

Cowboys’ season shaken up by Rattlers

Nicholas Pranske, Sports Assignment Editor
April 22, 2018
Lady Dragons’ flame lives on in playoffs

Lady Dragons’ flame lives on in playoffs

Nicholas Pranske, Sports Assignment Editor
April 18, 2018
While keeping the opposing team from scoring, Coppell High School sophomore defender Montserrat Lomeli looks for an open pass during the game against the Naaman Lady Rangers on March 29 at the John Clark Field. The Coppell Cowgirls will play again On Friday at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Round Rock.

Coppell bringing its talents to Round Rock

Nicholas Pranske, Sports Assignment Editor
April 10, 2018
Pehl finds new way to assist a coach

Pehl finds new way to assist a coach

Nicholas Pranske, Sports Assignment Editor
April 9, 2018

If not testing, then what else?

Nicholas Pranske, Sports Assignment Editor
April 6, 2018
KD College Prep is facility that tutors students for the SAT and ACT, standardized tests that most high school students take before college. Coppell High School sophomores Claire Clements and Nicholas Pranske explore the benefits and drawbacks of standardized testing.

If not testing, then what else?

Nicholas Pranske, Sports Assignment Editor
April 2, 2018
Coppell High School senior defender Thomas Grimmer runs with the ball alongside Skyline junior midfielder Edgar Munoz during the first half of the game on senior night March. 20. The Cowboys won the game against the Raiders 6-0.

Seniors shine in Skyline shut out

Nicholas Pranske, Sports Assignment Editor
March 21, 2018
The Coppell Cowboys varsity soccer team celebrates as they score the first goal of the game during the second-half of the game at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowboys won the game against the Wildcats last Friday night, 2-0. Photo by Disha Kohli

Better conditions, better outcome

Nicholas Pranske, Sports Assignment Editor
March 5, 2018
Coppell Middle School East makes renovations to their football field adding turf, a new track and new goal posts. East is the last Middle School to get a new field is now able to hosts football games, as well as other sporting events. Photo by Rylee Ferguson

Renovations spark concern with locals

Nicholas Pranske, Sports Assignment Editor
February 27, 2018
Coppell High School sophomore Chloe Hassman and the rest of the Cowgirls play defense against the Lake Highlands Friday night. The Coppell Cowgirls defeated the Lake Highlands girls basketball team 40-32 making the Cowgirls win their first District 9-6A game of the season in the School’s Big Gymnasium

In it for the long run

Nicholas Pranske, Sports Assignment Editor
February 22, 2018

Working overtime

Nicholas Pranske, Staff Writer
January 21, 2018
Coppell sophomore guard Kennedi Rogers and the rest of the Cowgirls play offense against Lake Highlands Friday night at CHS. Coppell opened District 9-6A play with a 40-32 victory over the Lady Wildcats.

Cowgirl comeback

Nicholas Pranske, Staff Writer
December 17, 2017
Hierarchy of basketball

Hierarchy of basketball

Nicholas Pranske, Staff Writer
November 8, 2017
Starting Afresh

Starting Afresh

Nicholas Pranske, Staff Writer
November 7, 2017
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