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How a positive mindset can empower female athletes

Megan Rapinoe, Simone Biles and Serena Williams are all examples of famous female athletes who have helped create a presence of women in sports. The Sidekick staff writer Nanette Pottoore thinks women-centric sports receive less attention than men-centric sports and investigates the reasoning behind the fact.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

During winter break, my brother and I attended a sports tournament my local church held every two years. I played volleyball, while my brother played basketball. It was a tournament where high schoolers came from all over the nation to compete for the championship. Both the volleyball and basketball competiti...

“No pain, no gain” taken too far in athletics (Part II)

Coppell High School freshman track runner  Zach Stricker talks with Coach Yevtte Carson about his leg Monday morning in the athletic trainers room. Athletes are encouraged to talk to the trainers about any issues regarding their physical health.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

April 14, 2018

Editor’s note: This story is a part of The Sidekick series on overexertion. Out of the eight million high school student-athletes across the United States, a quarter are injured annually. This number is far too high, and is often a result of the excessive pressure athletes place on their own s...

Athlete’s parents play big part in game of life

Athlete's parents play big part in game of life

October 30, 2012

By Tina Huang Staff Writer The crowd is going wild in the stands, and everything you do incites a reaction. You hear your coach and your parents screaming at you. Everything in that moment seems to drag on. Any mistake you make could mean the whole difference between name recognition and anonymity. Welcome...

CON: UIL bends the rules to straighten out Athletes

Student who participate in UIL activities can pick up waivers to have their grade rounded to a 70. Graphic by Lauren Ussery.

November 15, 2011

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Any student athlete would agree: it is not always easy balancing education and sports. Some students play more than one sport and take multiple difficult classes, and oftentimes, their grades start to slip. But, it is OK to fail, as long as they are performing well on ...

‘More than a game’ for Coppell coaches

October 13, 2011

By John Loop Staff Writer Many Coppell coaches take pride in teaching their interest in sports to the many student athletes at Coppell High School. These strong passions for their respective games are attributed to their careers in high school and college sports. One of these coaches is varsity football coach K...

Athlete academics make headway with season end

November 19, 2009

Mary Whitfill Staff Writer With no more home high school football games, the social lives of students are sure to change. Fridays are no longer the set date of a community-wide event at Buddy Echols Field, so will players’ academics be affected too? The Coppell football team has come out victorious...