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Survive and advance: Cowboys stave off late rally in area round victory

Coppell High School senior captain and midfielder Bishesh Manandhar celebrates after scoring the final goal of Friday’s match against The Woodlands at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The Cowboys lead by three goals, after the first half and despite three goals from The Woodlands in the second half, held onto their lead to win, 6-3, in the area round of playoffs.

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

April 2, 2017

WACO - Trailing by five goals with a little more than 10 minutes to play, it looked as if The Woodlands boys soccer team was going to need magic to pull off the comeback over Coppell. And as if it was a disappearing act, the Cowboys’ lead slowly dissipated, until it was only two with 12 minutes to...

Despite poor play, Cowboys soccer pick up senior night win

Coppell High School senior forward Nick Taylor shoots during Coppell’s Senior Night match against the Richardson Eagles at Buddy Echols Field on Friday. Taylor scored two goals in the first half, helping the Cowboys in their 4-2 victory over the Eagles.

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

March 11, 2017

It is not often in sports that a two goal victory is seen as a poor night. But after the Coppell boys soccer team’s 4-2 win over Richardson on Friday night, spirits were not high. Many heads hung low, as even with the win, the performance was not up to par with their standards.   “The ...

Junior’s two goals lead rally in district opener (with video)

Coppell junior defender Josh Strong looks for an open passing lane in the first half of Coppell’s 3-1 victory over Richardson Pearce on Friday night. Strong and the defense rebounded from an early goal to hold the Mustangs scoreless for the final 74 minutes of play.

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

January 28, 2017

The Coppell boys soccer team is not used to deficits.   In fact, the team only trailed once in last years playoff run, falling behind 2-1 in the bi-district round at Mansfield before coming back to win 4-2. Yet even with their lack of experience facing adversity, the Cowboys battled back fr...

In regional semifinal rematch, Priest, Taylor take control to win tournament final

Coppell junior forward Wyatt Priest (10), senior forward Nick Taylor (11) and senior midfielder Alex Haas (9) celebrate Taylor's goal during the first half of Saturday's game in the Coppell indoor facility.  The Cowboys defeated El Paso Socorro 4-1 to win the North Texas Elite Showcase Tournament.

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

January 8, 2017

  It is beginning to sound like a broken record.   In last year’s Class 6A Region II semifinal match, Wyatt Priest scored twice to lift the Cowboys over El Paso Socorro. And on Saturday, the story was much of the same, with the junior forward picking up a goal and an assist along with senior forward Nick Taylor scoring twice and...

State Champions begin title defense with consecutive wins, move to finals of tournament

Senior forward Nick Taylor (11) and senior defender Jacob McEwen embrace after Taylor's goal in the second half of Coppell's 5-0 win over Sam Houston. Taylor recorded a goal and three assists in the Cowboys' two victories.

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

January 7, 2017

Cowboys start off season with victory despite windy conditions   The last time the Coppell boys soccer team (1-0) took the field, it was in its pure domination of Lake Travis in the 6-1 victory in the Class 6A State Championship game, a match it played as clean as could be.   Wh...

Trump’s crude talk misrepresents athletes, locker room settings

After making crude remarks about women, republican presidential nominee Donald Trump disregarded it as 'locker room talk'. However, this may misrepresent how guys and locker rooms truly are.

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

October 27, 2016

With the sports world a frenzied cluster of World Series baseball, all levels of football and the dawn of a new basketball season, something else has managed to take the stage, front and center. The volatile, explosive presidential election cycle has managed to steal headlines and television ratings across t...

Defensive pressure creates solid foundation to advance Coppell to state final

Coppell High School senior Rodrigo Zuniga dribbles down the field  at the end of the second half on Friday night’s match at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown. The Cowboys continue their undefeated season with a 1-0 win in the Class 6A state semifinals against Cinco Ranch.

Kathryn Rudd, Staff Writer

April 16, 2016

GEORGETOWN - Determined to keep the ball in their possession, the Coppell Cowboys soccer team were patient to find the perfect opportunity for an attack.   Finding an empty space near the box, junior forward Nick Taylor charged the goal, getting fouled and giving Coppell a penalty kick. Th...

High Priest: sophomore’s two goals, stout defense boosts team to regional final

Sophomore forward Wyatt Priest strikes the ball in the second half of the Cowboys' 3-0 victory over El Paso Socorro on Friday, April 8. Priest scored his third and fourth goal of the playoffs to boost the Cowboys over the Bulldogs.

Marcus Krum, Sports Editor

April 8, 2016

In a game that was tied until midway through the second half, the Cowboys soccer team (21-0-2) stayed true to their game thus far in the playoffs: play incredible defense and score with sophomore forward Wyatt Priest, as they defeat El Paso Socorro (14-10-0) 3-0 to move on to the 6A Region 1 final. ...

Athletes face pressure on, off the field

Athletes face pressure on, off the field

April 17, 2015

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. ...

Arguello records hat trick in lopsided 11-1 victory

Senior Austin Michaelis dribbles between two WT White defenders Saturday Jan. 10. Coppell routed White 11-1.

January 11, 2015

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac After preaching about his team’s need to convert more opportunities, coach Chad Rakestraw kept reiterating the point Saturday. “Honestly I didn’t care what the score was as long as we finished some opportunities,” Rakestraw said. It see...

Coens, Clark lead Cowboys over El Paso Coronado after loss night before

Senior Colten Clark dribbles past an El Paso Coronado in their match on Friday, Jan. 9. Coppell won the match 1-0. Photo by Sarah VanderPol

January 10, 2015

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac Less than 24 hours from their heart-breaking 1-0 loss to the No. 2 ranked McKinney Boyd Broncos on Thursday, the Coppell Cowboys regained their composure to beat El Paso Coronado 1-0 Friday night. El Paso pushed Coppell early in the match, possessing the ...