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Sally Parampottil
Sally is a senior and the Executive Editor-in-Chief on The Sidekick. While she's done just about everything possible on staff, she loves writing for sports and taking photos at sporting events. She plans to study history and English in college and hopes to one day teach American history. You can contact Sally at [email protected] or find her on Twitter @SParampottil.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief

Jan 13, 2021
“Kenny Marchant Appreciation Day” recognizes former U.S. representative (Story)
Dec 31, 2020
The hand we were dealt (Story/Media)
Dec 18, 2020
Letter From the Editor: Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit (with video) (Story)
Dec 17, 2020
Top 10 non-Christmas animated movies to spice up winter break (Story)
Dec 17, 2020
Volume 32 – Issue 3 (Story)
Dec 08, 2020
Childhood connections strengthening team relationships (Media)
Dec 05, 2020
Playoff spot secured with defeat of Flower Mound (Story)
Dec 03, 2020
An open letter to my teachers (Story/Media)
Dec 03, 2020
Playoff berth at stake for football (Story)
Dec 01, 2020
Mapping COVID-19: adopting manual, technological means of contact tracing (Media)
Nov 21, 2020
Football unable to earn Senior Night win (Story)
Nov 21, 2020
The Cowboy Spur- Episode 6 (Story)
Nov 20, 2020
Giving thanks: Bring me back a rock (with video) (Story)
Nov 19, 2020
Opinion: Don’t fear to tear (Media)
Nov 19, 2020
Football returning to action against Lewisville for Senior Night (Story)
Nov 19, 2020
Swimmers prepping for intrasquad meet before break (Media)
Nov 09, 2020
Coppell remains idle this week as Hebron game canceled due to COVID-19 (Media)
Nov 07, 2020
Football falls to second place in District 6-6A standings (Story)
Nov 06, 2020
Football takes homecoming victory over Plano West (Story/Media)
Nov 06, 2020
Mulan: be true to yourself (Media)
Nov 05, 2020
Letter From the Editor: Non nobis solum (with video) (Story)
Nov 05, 2020
District leaders to fight for top spot (Story/Media)
Nov 05, 2020
Four-year letterman values relationships with relentless play on court (Media)
Nov 04, 2020
COVID-19 calls for amending athletic trainer duties (Media)
Nov 04, 2020
KCBY taking sports to screens with livestreams (Story/Media)
Nov 04, 2020
Castranova, Walker crowned as homecoming queen, king (Story/Media)
Nov 04, 2020
Walker, Castranova crowned homecoming royalty (Media)
Nov 03, 2020
KCBY livestreams making Coppell sports a click away (with video) (Media)
Oct 31, 2020
17 unanswered second half points gives Coppell dramatic homecoming victory over Plano West (with video) (Media)
Oct 26, 2020
Tennis to face off against Prosper in bi-district playoffs (Media)
Oct 21, 2020
The bottom line (Story)
Oct 09, 2020
Tennis dominates in sweep of Lewisville (Story/Media)
Oct 08, 2020
Tennis defeats Lewisville again with complete victory (Media)
Oct 03, 2020
Home opener ends in victory against Sachse (Story)
Oct 02, 2020
Letter From the Editor: Per angusta ad augusta (with video) (Story)
Oct 01, 2020
Teacher of the Issue: Sheppard working in her element within chemistry department (Story)
Oct 01, 2020
Tennis falls short against Plano West (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2020
Out for revenge (Story)
Sep 30, 2020
The Cowboy Spur – Episode 3 (Story)
Sep 29, 2020
Homecoming redefined (Story)
Sep 29, 2020
Tennis returns to courts in district action (Media)
Sep 28, 2020
The Cowboy Spur – Episode 3 (Story)
Sep 26, 2020
Tennis stands together after defeat against Plano West (Media)
Sep 26, 2020
Cowboys dominate in season opener against Mesquite (Story)
Sep 24, 2020
First game signals football season of change (Story)
Sep 21, 2020
Final week of preseason prepping Cowgirls for district play (Story)
Sep 18, 2020
Choosing college in a click (Media)
Sep 17, 2020
Cowgirls to take on four teams this weekend (Media)
Sep 11, 2020
Disconnected from modern history (Story)
Sep 10, 2020
Volleyball set for season opener (Media)
Sep 09, 2020
Lariettes to hold online auction, live raffles (Media)
Sep 08, 2020
Texas Power Switch Program sparks attention in city residents (Media)
Sep 04, 2020
The Cowboy Spur – Episode 1 (Story)
Aug 27, 2020
Opinion: A sign of the times (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
Council moving forward with lower 2020 tax rate (Media)
Aug 25, 2020
Coppell Observer: Survival of the summer readers (Story)
May 16, 2020
The 2020 Sidekick Olympics (Story)
May 15, 2020
Individual district awards offer closure for unfinished boys soccer season (Media)
May 15, 2020
No regrets (Story/Media)
May 14, 2020
Reenvisioning Eurovision (Story)
May 13, 2020
Taking fashion to the field: A ranking of Coppell jerseys (Media)
May 12, 2020
Love for teaching, softball driving Baker’s Odessa College commitment (Media)
May 05, 2020
Looking back on unique soccer season (part 2) (Story)
May 05, 2020
Looking back on unique soccer season (part 1) (Story)
May 04, 2020
Herron drives basketball career to collegiate level with UD commitment (Media)
May 04, 2020
Three up, two down (Story)
May 02, 2020
Bonfliglio stepping up to bat for Garden City CC (Media)
Apr 25, 2020
Head of defense (Story/Media)
Apr 23, 2020
End of DA reshaping American youth soccer (Story)
Apr 20, 2020
UIL cancels all sporting events for remainder of school year (Story)
Apr 17, 2020
Video: How Christians celebrate Easter (Story)
Apr 15, 2020
The Penny Podcast – Episode #046 (Media)
Apr 11, 2020
Four Cowboys honored with All-District, All-Region selection (Media)
Apr 09, 2020
Double tasking as students, essential workers (Story)
Mar 25, 2020
Faith, family, ferocity: Bases loaded for Ingle (Media)
Mar 25, 2020
Pushed to the sidelines (Story/Media)
Mar 23, 2020
Tennis secures second place in home tournament (Story/Media)
Mar 23, 2020
Final tournament win propels softball into district season (Story/Media)
Mar 20, 2020
Athletes utilizing resources to stay fit without school practice (Story/Media)
Mar 19, 2020
Coppell sports suspended amid COVID-19 concerns (Story/Media)
Mar 14, 2020
Four Cowgirls make All-District 6-6A team (Media)
Mar 13, 2020
The Penny Podcast – Episode #042 + COVID-19 Update (Media)
Mar 08, 2020
Cowgirls make strong showing in Coppell & Marcus Tournament (Media)
Mar 07, 2020
Parlier, Patel extend tournament win-streak to three (Media)
Mar 07, 2020
Cowgirls leave Irving scoreless in blowout (Story)
Mar 06, 2020
Players ready to court Coppell Breakout Tournament medal (Media)
Mar 05, 2020
Cowgirls look to bounce back from loss (Story)
Mar 05, 2020
Spoor racing towards running future (Media)
Mar 04, 2020
Early lead expands into dominant Cowgirl victory (Story/Media)
Mar 04, 2020
Youth Night inspires next generation of soccer players (Story/Media)
Mar 02, 2020
The Sportlight: Frieder emerging as young leader on JV1 (Media)
Mar 02, 2020
Video: Coppell defeats Eaton in the Class 6A Region I bi-district playoffs, 80-46 (Story/Media)
Mar 01, 2020
Farmers no match on the pitch against Cowgirls (Media)
Feb 28, 2020
The Sportlight: Garza draws over cancer-riddled past (Media)
Feb 27, 2020
Cowboys looking to prevail against Waxahachie (Media)
Feb 26, 2020
Basketball advances to area following bi-district win over Eaton (Story/Media)
Feb 26, 2020
On to the next: Cowboys cruise in second half to playoff victory (Media)
Feb 21, 2020
Defining a sport (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Muslija makes strides for soccer (Media)
Feb 19, 2020
Coppell blows two-goal lead, falls to Vikings (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
Cowboys look to end drought against Nimitz (Story)
Feb 17, 2020
Two Coppell swimmers advance to state finals (Story/Media)
Feb 15, 2020
February Teacher of the Issue: Dixon chalking it up to experience (Story)
Feb 13, 2020
Tennis swings into spring season with Coppell Super Bowl (Story/Media)
Feb 13, 2020
Migault, Pretorius returning to Austin for state championship (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
Six athletes sign future with collegiate sports (Story/Media)
Feb 12, 2020
Early goal keeps District 6-6A leader on top (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
Tennis hosts 16 school annual Super Bowl tournament (Media)
Feb 10, 2020
Tramel claims three school records in breakout season (with video) (Media)
Feb 10, 2020
Cowgirls look to build off 8-0 win (Story/Media)
Feb 10, 2020
Marcus deals first loss of District 6-6A play (Story/Media)
Feb 08, 2020
Senior Night ends in dominant Flower Mound victory (Story)
Feb 07, 2020
Video: Wrestling hosts Senior Night against Fossil Ridge (Story)
Feb 07, 2020
Video: Coppell ties Lewisville, 0-0, in District 6-6A play (Story/Media)
Feb 07, 2020
Cowboys hold off Lewisville to end with 0-0 tie (Story/Media)
Feb 07, 2020
Coppell shuts out Prosper with 8-0 victory (Story)
Feb 05, 2020
Swim team faces district giants at regional competition (Story/Media)
Feb 05, 2020
Marcus snatches win with late goal (Media)
Feb 04, 2020
Grappling to top state ranking (Story)
Feb 03, 2020
The Sportlight: Manning using interests in wrestling, football to propel athletic journey (Media)
Feb 02, 2020
Coppell sending 2 to state, more records broken at regional meet (Media)
Feb 01, 2020
Cowboys tie with current second-place team in District 6-6A play (Media)
Jan 31, 2020
CHS ‘14 alum to play in Super Bowl LIV with defensive powerhouse 49ers (Media)
Jan 29, 2020
#StudentPressFreedomDay: Media rights breaking perceptual barriers in sports (Story)
Jan 28, 2020
Flourishing on varsity with 14 years experience (Media)
Jan 27, 2020
Final preseason match ends with Coppell victory (Story/Media)
Jan 22, 2020
Coppell triumphs 2-0 over Rockwall-Heath, finishes preseason on a good note (Media)
Jan 20, 2020
Two school records smashed in district swim meet (Story)
Jan 18, 2020
Following Teacher Appreciation Night, girls rout Nimitz (Story)
Jan 17, 2020
Swim team entering district meet with splash of color (Story)
Jan 17, 2020
Morning after extreme weather reveals unexpected snowfall (Story/Media)
Jan 16, 2020
Cowgirls to recognize teachers while taking on Nimitz (Story/Media)
Jan 15, 2020
Cowgirls tame Tigers after shaky district start (Story/Media)
Jan 12, 2020
Cowgirls sweep Tigers in 60-20 win (Media)
Jan 10, 2020
Coppell sports update entering new year (Story)
Jan 01, 2020
Coloring in the lines (Story)
Dec 19, 2019
Beyond the numbers (Story)
Dec 18, 2019
Coppell Observer: C stands for cursed (Story)
Dec 17, 2019
Cowboys take down 5A state runner-up in first scrimmage (Story/Media)
Dec 16, 2019
Cowboys facing former assistant coach in scrimmage with Heritage (Media)
Dec 13, 2019
Younger spirit allows Cowboys to best former state runners-up (Media)
Dec 11, 2019
Early surge takes down Mesquite (Story)
Dec 11, 2019
Cowboys to kick off season against Frisco Wakeland (Media)
Dec 04, 2019
Cowgirls pick up sixth win in a row (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
Moussa completes family trend on Egyptian national team (Story)
Dec 02, 2019
Taylor embraces varsity lifestyle early on (Media)
Dec 02, 2019
The Sportlight: Ortega crosses world through exchange program (Media)
Nov 20, 2019
KCBY claims four awards at Lone Star EMMYs (Story)
Nov 15, 2019
The Sportlight: Patel utilizes ambidextrous nature with strong leadership to excel as goalkeeper (Media)
Nov 13, 2019
Intrasquad meet promotes team building at Vaquero Battle (Story/Media)
Nov 05, 2019
Astronomy students teach about prehistoric astronomy in first star party of the year (Media)
Nov 01, 2019
Hail to the chief: Class president takes on plunger boy role (Story)
Oct 25, 2019
Cowboys to face Irving in Homecoming game (Story)
Oct 15, 2019
Spoor, Beyer named new boys golf head, assistant coach (Media)
Oct 10, 2019
Cowboys looking to rebound against Lewisville in district action (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Cowgirls to face Lewisville in second round of district play (Media)
Oct 08, 2019
Pretorius pursuing military career with verbal commitment to West Point (Story)
Oct 05, 2019
Third annual community tailgate provides food, fun before football game (Story)
Sep 28, 2019
Cowboys cage Cardinals to win District 6-6A opener (Story)
Sep 27, 2019
Cowboys taking on MacArthur in District 6-6A opener (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Cowgirls level district record with loss to Marcus (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Cowgirls to face Marcus on Philanthropy Night (Story)
Sep 20, 2019
The Sportlight: Clent bringing international knowledge to JV volleyball (Story)
Sep 19, 2019
Tennis team makes history with state ranking (Media)
Sep 19, 2019
Coach’s Box: Spoor bringing experience, dedication to cross country team (Media)
Sep 18, 2019
Shuman settling into Coppell, leadership role (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
The Penny Podcast – Episode #020 (Media)
Sep 16, 2019
Growing up on the court, Engler follows mother’s footsteps in volleyball (Media)
Sep 16, 2019
The Sportlight: Nath shining at Champ level on JV1 (Story/Media)
Sep 14, 2019
Late score ends upset bid against national power (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
Volleyball opens district against Irving Nimitz (with video) (Media)
Sep 12, 2019
Cowboys facing nationally-ranked Allen (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
Cowgirls’ preseason ends with a 3-0 loss to Grapevine (Media)
Sep 11, 2019
Coppell tennis extends district record with win over Lewisville (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
Bailey finds ways to beat heart disease to continue playing sports (Media)
Sep 09, 2019
Volleyball wrapping up preseason play with home match against Mustangs (Media)
Sep 07, 2019
Coppell with momentum as it heads into showdown with state champs (with video) (Media)
Sep 05, 2019
Minyard commits to Boston College on volleyball scholarship (Media)
Aug 31, 2019
Mustangs ride past Cowboys in season opener (with video) (Media)
Aug 31, 2019
Volleyball hosts Elementary Night during match against Arlington Martin (Story/Media)
Aug 31, 2019
Rise and shine (Story)
Aug 28, 2019
Warriors triumph over Cowgirls in fifth set (Media)
Aug 27, 2019
CHS Open House to replicate school atmosphere for parents (Media)
Aug 21, 2019
Cowgirls end drought with victory over McKinney (with video) (Story)
Aug 19, 2019
Cowgirls to face McKinney, aiming to break losing streak (Story)
Aug 15, 2019
Coppell tennis remains positive despite loss to Southlake Carroll (Media)
Jul 07, 2019
Baseball program under new leadership with hiring of Howard (Story/Media)
Jun 30, 2019
Athletes run drills at Solomon Thomas Youth Football Camp (Story/Media)
Jun 29, 2019
Thomas hosts youth football camp in hometown Coppell (Story/Media)
May 18, 2019
Swimming seniors leave behind medley of memories (Story)
May 17, 2019
Student of the Week: Sun succeeds in fine arts through photography, drawings (Story)
May 17, 2019
Rodriguez ends CHS softball career, awaits future at TSU (Story)
May 17, 2019
Path to success (Story)
May 14, 2019
Carson’s Corner connects creativity to commemoration alongside Carson’s Village (Story)
May 14, 2019
Saying “I love you” should be embraced, not discouraged (Story)
May 11, 2019
Jesayen juxtaposes screams of student section to quiet of golf course (Story)
May 10, 2019
Student of the Week: Havemann carries on crafting, welds weapons (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
Tapler breaks to nationals with 10-minute marvel (with video) (Story)
Apr 12, 2019
Student of the Week: New addition to family sparks joy in Williams (Story)
Apr 02, 2019
Stop the clock (Story/Media)
Mar 19, 2019
CHS theater chills audience with UIL One Act performance of “Property Rites” (Story)
Mar 09, 2019
Interactive: Dallas hot spots to visit during spring break (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
Leadership through legislation (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
Penny Podcast – Episode #007 (Media)
Feb 28, 2019
CHS students, staff commemorate Black History Month (Media)
Feb 25, 2019
Back to the featured: Former sources explain benefits of journalism (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Hearing great stories, seeing little details (Story)
Feb 17, 2019
Final stretch: Migault, Pretorius reach consolation finals in UIL state championships (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Minnesota minnow to state shark (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Learning, understanding course selections through Spring Preview Night (Media)
Feb 12, 2019
Join the club (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
Cowgirls tame Lady Tigers, remain undefeated in district (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
Cowgirls to play Lady Tigers, looking to extend win streak (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Student of the Week: Mohan’s HOSA experience through leading program, leaving legacy (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Building for education: buildOn works towards fundraising, advocating for schools in developing nations (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
Stroh enters role of principal’s secretary, powered by experience of previous positions (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
Cowgirls display unity, strength in dominating match against Paschal (Story/Media)
Jan 14, 2019
Cowgirls to face Paschal, primed for new Lady Panthers team (Story)
Dec 10, 2018
Shattering group stereotypes: the duality of acting and athletics (Story/Media)
Dec 10, 2018
Hoque, Priest explore mental illness through self-written play (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
Pushing for personal best, Pretorius dives in with determination, discipline (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Fully immersed (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Coppell Tipoff Showcase allows students, teachers to get out of class (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Competition, appreciation, humor displayed at CHS swim team’s Vaquero Battle (with video) (Story/Media)
Nov 08, 2018
Recent rain causes ripples in CHS routines (Story)
Oct 28, 2018
Same college, same number, same blood; Stange following father’s footsteps to Kansas State (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Q&A: Grady joins CHS with hopes of spreading Spanish language, culture (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Q&A: Sanchez starting new chapter in English department, fueled by love of literature, writing (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
Choir captivates audience with fall concert (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
Homecoming pep rally builds anticipation for game, dance (Media)
Oct 01, 2018
2017-18 Round-Up yearbook claims second national accolade (Story)
Oct 01, 2018
Coppell High School choir chord-ially invites all to see fall concert (Story)
Sep 28, 2018
Homecoming experiences stray from norm, many alternatives (Media)
Sep 28, 2018
Long-awaited homecoming dance to take place tomorrow (Media)
Sep 26, 2018
Cowgirls triumph over Flower Mound in thrilling match; Yan makes 1,000th assist (Story/Media)
Sep 21, 2018
Club bringing together Russian speakers in shared passion for language (Media)
Sep 21, 2018
Creativity Showcase: Junior Vaishu Nalla (Media)
Sep 21, 2018
Cowgirls attempting to tame Lady Jaguars (Story)
Sep 20, 2018
Olson balances coaching, school life through passion for gymnastics (with video) (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
Creativity Showcase: Sydney de León’s Summer On the Stage (Story)
Sep 06, 2018
Cowgirls sweep Lady Chargers in final non-district match (Story)