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Thomas wins big at U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show

Thomas wins big at U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show

January 3, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor SAN ANTONIO - Coppell Cowboys senior defensive end Solomon Thomas was awarded the Anthony Muñoz Lineman Award and the Glenn Davis Award at the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show. Thomas is one of over 180 athletes who will be playing in the U.S. Army All...

Grandstaff springs for 30, but Cowboys hold off Rockwall

Grandstaff springs for 30, but Cowboys hold off Rockwall

December 19, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor The final home game of 2013 was a positive for the Coppell Cowboys (11-4) as they outdueled the hot hand of junior guard Austin Grandstaff and the Rockwall Yellow Jackets (6-5) for a 62-58 win. Coppell senior post Simi Socks led the Cowboys with 15 points and senior guard Brandon Watson chipped in 14 points and four assists. Watson and Socks have been two of six differ...

Without Mitchell, Wolves handle Cowboys, 59-54

Without Mitchell, Wolves handle Cowboys, 59-54

December 4, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor If Plano West had put Mickey Mitchell on the court, Coppell would not have been able to keep the game as close as they did. Regardless, Mitchell's absence, due to back spasms, provided a bigger stage for Wolves junior DJ Hogg, who torched the Cowboys with 20 points...

Hoops Preview: Cowboys battle one of nation’s best in Plano West

Hoops Preview: Cowboys battle one of nation's best in Plano West

December 2, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor A starting lineup stacked with four Division I prospects awaits head coach Kit Pehl and the Coppell Cowboys when they tip off their matchup with the Plano West Wolves at 8 p.m. on Tuesday night. The Wolves (4-2) are fresh off of a five-point loss to Hamilton (Tenn.)...

Cowboys tame Tigers, 56-8

The Cowboys take the field before their game against the Irving Tigers at Irving Schools Stadium. Coppell defeated the Tigers, 56-8. Photo by Regan Sullivan.

November 16, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor The Coppell Cowboys took no time at all to set the tone against the Irving Tigers and for the rest of their playoff run. It actually only took 49 seconds. The clock showed 11:11 when senior linebacker Kilian Bresnahan danced into the end zone after picking off Irvi...

Class of 2014 wins in last home game

Class of 2014 wins in last home game

November 3, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor Though the 28-3 win over Denton Ryan all but lifted the Coppell Cowboys to another district championship, many senior athletes saw their last action in front of the packed stands at Buddy Echols Field. Senior safety Chris Adkins paused after the final horn sounded,...

Allen QB Murray ‘too much’ for Coppell defense

Allen QB Murray 'too much' for Coppell defense

September 28, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor Allen junior quarterback Kyler Murray is even quicker in person. So it would make sense why Murray has fielded offers from The University of Texas-Austin, Texas A&M University, and Ohio State University, among others, in his list of potential college suitors. Murray's...

Rematch looms with Texas’ top team

Rematch looms with Texas' top team

September 26, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor Almost one year ago Friday, Buddy Echols Field was filled with crazed Coppell Cowboys fans, basking in the glory of a thrilling 27-24 overtime defeat of the top-ranked Allen Eagles. Tomorrow night, the Cowboys (3-0) will once again find themselves heading into hostile territor...

Bonneau flawless in win over Boyd

Bonneau flawless in win over Boyd

September 6, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor The Skyler Bonneau that the Cowboys had hoped for this season picked the perfect moment to  make an appearance at McKinney's Ron Poe Stadium in Friday night’s victory over the McKinney Boyd Broncos, 49-24. The New Tech junior signal caller shook off last week’s rookie ...

Rakestraw’s Cowboys win one for Kamryn

Photo courtesy Chad Rakestraw

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

The Coppell Cowboys Soccer team celebrates after winning the 5A State Championship in overtime. Photo by Susie Shahsavari

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...

Soccer takes down another physical opponent

Junior Chis Madden crosses the ball in hopes of getting it to another teammate in Friday's 2-0 victory over Kingwood in Georgetown during the Class 5A semifinal match. Coppell faces Brownsvile Hanna at 6 p.m. Saturday for the Class 5A championship. Photo by Davis DeLoach.

April 19, 2013

By John Loop Sports Writer GEORGETOWN - It was like facing Flower Mound Marcus for a second straight week. The physical play used by the Kingwood Mustangs, who were defeated by the Coppell Cowboys on Friday night, 2-0, in the Class 5A semifinals at Birkelbach Stadium, clearly worked to Kingwoo...