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Cowboys stay alive with win over Jaguars on Senior Night

Cowboys stay alive with win over Jaguars on Senior Night

February 12, 2014

By Sloane Samberson Staff Writer The varsity boys of Coppell High School's basketball team fought a hard battle last night. In an incredibly close game, the Cowboys beat the Flower Mound Jaguars, 60-59. Coppell (20-12) has one more game, a play-in, against the Jaguars (19-12) on Friday night at...

Cowboys tally first district win over Hebron, 6-2

Cowboys tally first district win over Hebron, 6-2

February 10, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor It was as tough a matchup as expected when the Hebron Hawks (7-2-2) came calling at Buddy Echols Field on Saturday afternoon, but Coppell (8-1-1) was tougher. Senior midfielder Nick Price and junior forward Colten Clark each scored a pair of goals. Juniors Stephen...

Cowboys overwhelm Anderson in season opener, 17-2

Cowboys overwhelm Anderson in season opener, 17-2

February 9, 2014

By Sloane Samberson Staff Writer The boys of Coppell's varsity lacrosse team were not phased by the Anderson Trojans at Saturday's season opener. Although the game was pushed back one day due to poor weather conditions, this benefited the boys by giving them an extra day to mentally and physically...

Poor perimeter shooting dooms Cowboys against Hebron

Poor perimeter shooting dooms Cowboys against Hebron

February 9, 2014

By Mark Slette Staff Writer Taking on the Hebron Hawks (22-7) for the second time this season, the Coppell Cowboys (19-12) had hoped they could pull out at least one win against the top team in district. Hebron got the better of the Cowboys once again, topping Coppell 56-38. Coppell head coach Kit Pehl hinted be...

Sign the line: Coppell athletics ushers 10 athletes into college ranks

10 Coppell High School athletes signed their letters of intent in the CHS gymnasium on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Front Row: Blake Mahon, Bryan Berens, Adam Centers, Chris Adkins, Carson Vickroy. Back Row: Bill Weber, Kevin Gray, Collins Okotcha, John Herubin. Photo by John Loop.

February 6, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor Senior Carson Vickroy admits he felt a little out of place as the only cross country and track signee participating in Wednesday's National Signing Day ceremonies. "I did feel small compared to those guys, but I really wasn't intimidated," Vickroy said. "Overall, they...

Cowboys stay on track to playoffs with win over Lewisville

Cowboys stay on track to playoffs with win over Lewisville

February 6, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor Landon Goesling came to play Tuesday night. Coppell's senior point guard scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Cowboys (19-11) to a 67-62 victory over the Lewisville Fighting Farmers (18-7). The Cowboys got off to a strong start in the first quarter, outrun...

Thomas makes top football programs “Fear the Tree” on Signing Day

Senior defensive end Solomon Thomas is all smiles after announcing he will be playing college football for Stanford University on live television. Thomas chose Stanford over the University of Arkansas and the University of California-
Los Angeles in the Coppell High School auditorium on National Signing Day. Photo by Regan Sullivan.

February 5, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor Coppell Cowboys senior defensive end Solomon Thomas brought out all of the stops in announcing his college choice this morning at Coppell. Thomas, whose choice was televised nationally on ESPNU, pulled out a Cardinal pine tree from under the table, and added a personal touch, a pair of taped glasses to announce his decision to attend Stanford University in the fall...

Cowboy Soccer nets quintet against Patriots, 5-0

Cowboy Soccer nets quintet against Patriots, 5-0

February 1, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor Senior midfielder Justin Todd continued his scoring tear, and Coppell made the most out its final non-district game, taking the wind out of the Jefferson Patriots' sails early and often, winning 5-0. Todd scored two goals, both of which came in the first half. Senior...

Cowboys cannot close out Marcus, fall 48-43

Cowboys cannot close out Marcus, fall 48-43

January 29, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor Costly fouls and missed opportunities plagued the Coppell Cowboys (17-11) in the fourth quarter, and the Marcus Marauders (21-3) pulled away in the closing seconds to cruise to a five-point win, 48-43. Marcus senior forward Xavier Adams impressed with a game-high 24...

Cowboys promote defensive coordinator DeWitt to head coach

Cowboys promote defensive coordinator DeWitt to head coach

January 28, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor Just over 24 hours after former Coppell football head coach Joe McBride was formally approved by the Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees, the Coppell Cowboy football program promoted current defensive coordinator Mike DeWitt to head football coach on Tuesday, per Coppell...

McBride named head football coach at Dripping Springs

McBride named head football coach at Dripping Springs

January 25, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor UPDATE: Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees officially approved the hiring of Joe McBride on Monday night. Coppell Cowboys football head coach Joe McBride is leaving Coppell High School after five years to become the next head coach at Dripping Springs High School. ...

Thomas “Army Strong” at All-American Bowl

Senior defensive end Solomon Thomas runs onto the turf at the Alamodome in San Antonio before the US Army All-American Bowl Game on Jan. 5. Thomas' selection cements his status among the most elite high school athletes in the nation. Photo by Mark Slette

January 4, 2014

Video By Mark Slette Staff Writer U.S. Army All American Bowl Game Coverage Story By John Loop Sports Editor SAN ANTONIO – Coppell senior defensive end Solomon Thomas’ on-field performance at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where he registered three solo tackles for loss, was key as the West team defeated the East tea...