Coppell Student Media

King, Gaither take second game in series with a combined shutout for Cowboys

King, Gaither take second game in series with a combined shutout for Cowboys

May 23, 2015


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac When junior second baseman Ty Manning crossed home plate, the Coppell dugout was rocking. Not only did the team score its first run in the playoff series against rival Southlake Carroll, they knew it was the only run needed by junior pitchers Charles King...

New bill potential to add substantial costs, extra-testing to high school athletes

New bill potential to add substantial costs, extra-testing to high school athletes

May 22, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac A normal physical typically consists of a visit to a physician’s office to fill out forms and be checked over by the doctor on call. Every athlete from seventh grade to the collegiate level knows this process from when they enter athletics. However, a new bill...

Coppell, Southlake Carroll get rematch in quarterfinals

Coppell, Southlake Carroll get rematch in quarterfinals

May 21, 2015


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac After finishing as the last seed in District 7-6A, Southlake Carroll will get another crack at Coppell after being swept by the Cowboys during district play. Coppell and Carroll will see each other again in the Class 6A regional quarterfinal be...

Girls golf places for first time ever at state tournament

Girls golf places for first time ever at state tournament

May 1, 2015


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac For the first time ever in the history of the girls and boys golf programs at Coppell High School, a team brought home a trophy from the state tournament after the girls won second at the Class 6A state golf tournament. However even with that impre...

Cowboys tighten race atop district standings, shutout Heritage 3-0

Cowboys tighten race atop district standings, shutout Heritage 3-0

April 22, 2015


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac In the bottom of the sixth inning, Coppell baseball coach Kendall Clark signaled over to three seniors Cameron Dougherty, Trevor Currington and Mitchell Solomon to get warmed up. Three players who rarely see the field were getting a chance to live...

Athletes face pressure on, off the field

Athletes face pressure on, off the field

April 17, 2015


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac Wake up. Go to school for eight hours. Race home to grab a track uniform for an hour practice. Squeeze in a quick dinner between practices. Endure a five and a half hour club practice. Then it’s back home for hours of homework. Repeat. ...

Bringing heart to your stories fosters better writing, character

Bringing heart to your stories fosters better writing, character

April 16, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac DENVER - Humanity. On the first night of the 2015 Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Denver, thousands of eager high school students filed into the Plaza Bal...

Update: New athletics director voted in on unanimous decision

Update: New athletics director voted in on unanimous decision

April 14, 2015


Filed under News

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac The special April 13  Board of Trustees meeting generated quite a deal of  buzz  with the decision to hire the high-profile return of former Coppell head coach Joe McBride as the new athletics director. The session opened with a closed meeting ...

Friends, family celebrate life, passing of Gantt

Friends, family celebrate life, passing of Gantt

April 10, 2015


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac For those that have followed stories on coppellstudentmedia.com about the courageous fight of junior Thomas (Tommy) Gantt’s bout with cancer, we regret to inform you that he passed away Saturday April 4 at 3 p.m. “He loved to help people. He ...

What is Empire Trust? Christian organization awards student athletes through scholarships

What is Empire Trust? Christian organization awards student athletes through scholarships

April 5, 2015


Filed under KCBY Videos, Sports, Spring Sports

Video by Blake Snawder and Samuel Dumar By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac What is Empire Trust? This is the question so many Coppell athletes and students have. The organization has a large following on social media and while kids love the “shoutouts” they get, not many know the mission behind this organization. “We really try to give [scholarsh...

District golf update: Girls take home 4th consecutive title

District golf update: Girls take home 4th consecutive title

March 31, 2015


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac Bringing home its fourth consecutive district championship, the Coppell Cowgirls’ golf team shot an impressive 310-307=617 over the two-day District 7-6A tournament held at Trophy Club Country Club on March 23 to 24. All five girls on the title-winning...

Q&A with Austin Mankin: Oklahoma sooner shares excitement about playing in NCAA tournament

Q&A with Austin Mankin: Oklahoma sooner shares excitement about playing in NCAA tournament

March 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac Finishing the season ranked No. 13 in the country, the Oklahoma Sooners, coming into the NCAA tournament as the No. 3 seed will play Albany Friday at 6:27 p.m. CT. One member of this squad, sophomore forward Austin Mankin, played his high school basketball...