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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Coppell’s defense lines up in the first half during Coppell’s 44-38 victory over Timber Creek at Keller ISD Athletic Complex on Sep. 9. After a week off, the Cowboys return to Buddy Echols Field on Friday against Plano West to open District 6-6A play.

Cowboys hope to keep the Wolves at bay in district opener

Sahith Mocharla, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

Momentum may be a physics topic, but it's what the Coppell football team hopes to maintain as it transitions into the district season. Although starting the season 3-0 – with wins against Sachse, South...

Coppell residents gather in the Coppell Arts Center lobby before the Front & Center speaker series with NFL defensive lineman Solomon Thomas and his father Chris Thomas on Sunday night. Solomon is a 2014 Coppell High School graduate, who is currently with the New York Jets, along with working with the Defensive Line Foundation to raise awareness for mental health for young people of color.

“Vulnerability is true strength”

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor April 4, 2022

Since graduating from Coppell High School in 2014, Solomon Thomas has made an undeniable name for himself.  Drafted No. 3 overall in 2017 by the San Francisco 49ers and signing with the New York Jets...

Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2021-22 school year.

Got You Covered: 10/25 – 10/30

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor October 25, 2021

Oct. 25 - Oct. 29 is Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually for drug prevention awareness.  Coppell ISD is hosting a public hearing on its FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas)...

Coppell junior guard Anthony Black is defended by Allen junior power forward Miles Gibson and senior guard Blaine Green, fouled by Gibson at the CHS Arena on Feb. 20. Black announced his decision to commit his future to basketball over the weekend at the War Before The Storm tournament in the Advantage Sports Complex in Carrollton.

Highly recruited tri-sport sensation Black commits to basketball

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

Since the beginning of his athletic career, there has been countless speculation about which sport Coppell junior wide receiver and guard Anthony Black would turn to. Would he go the football route as...

Are you a true Texan?

Are you a true Texan?

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager March 11, 2021

Fill out the bingo below to find out how many traditionally Texan activities you have experienced. If you have completed all of them, you’re a Sidekick-certified true Texan.

Coppell sophomore relay sprinter Matthew Williams takes off for the 400-meter relay during the Coppell Relays at Buddy Echols Field on Feb. 27. Coppell hosts the annual Coppell Relays on Saturday at 8 a.m.

Inevitable desire for speed generating diverse track community

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor March 8, 2021

When you google the phrase “farm team,” you will see that a farm team is a club or organization to younger players as they develop into more senior roles within a program. Track and field at...

Coppell senior offensive lineman Febechi Nwaiwu and junior wide receiver Anthony Black celebrate Black’s touchdown in the second quarter against Plano West last night at Buddy Echols Field. Coppell defeated Plano West, 31-20, in its annual Homecoming game.

17 unanswered second half points gives Coppell dramatic homecoming victory over Plano West (with video)

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor October 31, 2020

The lights lay low. The wind plateaued and the chilly backdrop ushered in. The plethora of fans silent as the game drew on, knowing that time was not in their favor. The time on the clock read four minutes...

Coppell assistant Blaine Barnett passes during pregame warmups before the Cowboys’ 42-35 victory against Sachse on Oct. 2 at Buddy Echols Field. In addition to coaching football, Barnett teaches special education at Coppell High School.

Coach’s Box: Barnett setting example as father figure for student athletes

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager October 28, 2020

Blaine Barnett coaches tight ends for the Coppell football team and is a special education teacher at Coppell High School. Barnett graduated from CHS in 1995 and came back to coach as a special teams coordinator...

Coppell senior quarterback Ryan Walker is tackled by Plano defenders at John Clark Field last night. Coppell defeated Plano, 35-33.

A clean slate

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor October 24, 2020

PLANO - Last night’s game was all but settled in the third quarter when Coppell scored 21 unanswered points and held a 35-13 lead over Plano but one thing stood between them and its first district win:...

Coppell junior wide receiver Anthony Black and senior wide receiver Gavin Osteen runs their routes at the Highlander Stadium on Oct. 9. Coppell will travel to Plano on Friday for its first district game.

A new beginning

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor October 22, 2020

Coming off of an intense non-district schedule, the district-wide bye week meant two things for the Cowboys: rest and recollection Coppell (2-1) needed this week of rest after putting up three strong...

Coppell senior linebacker Marcelo Estrada collides with a Highland Park player while Coppell senior defensive back Will Kraus watches on at the Highlander Stadium last night. Coppell fell to Highland Park 42-36.

Cowboy down

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor October 10, 2020

DALLAS - Booming music, cheering crowds, a passionate student section, a subtle breeze and an exhilarating atmosphere set up what could have been one of the great comebacks in Texas high school football....

This Sunday, the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII. The Sidekick Staff Writer Anika Arutla explains the reputation and negative connotation surrounding the Patriots as they enter their 10th Super Bowl.

Reputation of Patriots as NFL’s dominating team

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer February 2, 2019

Every now and then, each major sports league has one team that wins consistently and often, if you are not a fan of them, it is slightly infuriating. For example, Brazil has won the most FIFA World Cups...

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