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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 its Coppell Invitational meet today at 3:30 p.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...

On Friday, former Coppell football coach and current athletic director Joe McBride accepted the position as head coach and athletic coordinator at McKinney Boyd High School. McBride leaves behind Coppell football with a legacy of three district titles in five seasons from 2010-14.

McBride returning to sidelines

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor January 25, 2019

Coppell ISD athletics director and former head football coach Joe McBride officially accepted the head football coach and athletic coordinator position at McKinney Boyd High School.   The news...

Coppell High School senior defensive back Jonathan McGill orally committed to Stanford, on Sunday, changing his recent commitment from SMU in October.

Change in opportunity: McGill switches commitment to Stanford

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor December 16, 2018

Today, Coppell defensive back Jonathan McGill flipped his oral commitment from SMU to Stanford.   Though committed to SMU for several weeks now, McGill reconsidered due to the academic opportunities...

The Coppell Cowboys run out after halftime at Hebron High School statism on Oct. 5. Coppell Cowboys defeated Hebron Hawks 16-15.

Hicks blocks Hebron’s attempt to defeat Cowboys in district action

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer October 6, 2018

CARROLLTON - The bench became deathly quiet and a hush fell momentarily over the folks in the stands. Trailing by a point, Hebron lined up for a potential game-winning field goal.   After two...

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