Coppell Student Media

Ten seniors sign letter of intent in last round of high school signing days

Ten seniors sign letter of intent in last round of high school signing days

May 28, 2014

  By Alex Nicoll Staff Writer With their high school careers in the books, 10 Coppell seniors participated in the last round of collegiate signings on Thursday, May 22.  These athletes were afforded the chance to sign their letters of intent in front of their coaches, parents and teammates. Tables...

Marcus rallies back to tie Cowboys at 1-1

Marcus rallies back to tie Cowboys at 1-1

March 8, 2014

By Alex Nicoll Staff Writer In a showdown between two of the state's top three ranked teams, Coppell tied Flower Mound Marcus, 1-1, Friday night. “It is frustrating,” Coppell coach Chad Rakestraw said. “We played really well, we controlled for most of the games and had some chances. We just did not fin...

Broyles kicks abroad after graduation

Broyles kicks abroad after graduation

May 14, 2013

By Alex Nicoll Sports Writer An institution that brings the world’s brightest young soccer players in one place, an academy that has ties to professional teams like Bradford City, and an organization that promises a top-notch American education. Add that all together and you get the Ric...

Rakestraw’s Cowboys win one for Kamryn

Rakestraw’s Cowboys win one for Kamryn

April 20, 2013

By John Loop Sports Writer GEORGETOWN - Amidst the celebration and shouts of joy, Coppell head soccer coach Chad Rakestraw found his 2-year old daughter Kamryn, and held her in his arms. Since little Kamryn was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an extremely rare form of cancer that develops in infants and young children, last May, Coppell ...

Coppell ropes in school’s second Class 5A soccer title

Coppell ropes in school’s second Class 5A soccer title

April 20, 2013

By John Loop Sports Writer GEORGETOWN - The ball, off the foot of junior forward Chris Madden, curved into the goal with 56 seconds left in the second overtime, and the Coppell Cowboys walked out of Birkelbach Stadium as the newest Class 5A state champions. “It has not really sunk in yet,” Ma...

Kings of the pitch: Cowboys corral Mustangs, 2-0

Kings of the pitch: Cowboys corral Mustangs, 2-0

April 19, 2013

By John Loop Sports Writer GEORGETOWN - Celebration ensued on the Cowboy sideline as the final seconds ticked off the scoreboard at Birkelbach Stadium in Coppell's 2-0 win over Kingwood in the Class 5A semifinals on Friday. The win helped Coppell (22-2) advance to the Class 5A championship ...

Tower on top on varsity

Tower on top on varsity

February 28, 2013

It seems everywhere you look a new star high school athlete is popping up across the nation. Turn on ESPN and its guaranteed that there will be a story on how a football player committed to this college or how a basketball player broke his state’s all-time points record. Sports are getting you...

Soccer completes district sweep, wins 4-0 over Justin Northwest

February 15, 2012

By John Loop Staff Writer Sweeping the district and holding tight to an undefeated record, the Cowboys proved they were the better team last night versus Justin Northwest, winning handily 4-0. This was the first game for head Coach Chad Rakestraw against his former team, after Coppell pounded the Texans, 10-0. "It feels a lot better to...

Varsity soccer sets goal to ‘kick it up’ a notch

Varsity soccer sets goal to ‘kick it up’ a notch

January 13, 2012

By John Loop Staff Writer Soccer balls will surely be meeting the back of the net this season. With the addition of new boys coach Chad Rakestraw, the Cowboys varsity soccer team will certainly be scoring. After a disappointing loss against Hebron in last year’s first round of the Class-5A playoffs, the Cowboys will look to get off on the right foot. “T...