Coppell Student Media

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EMAC Academy visits Rangers Ballpark

A Texas Ranger's reporter talks to the EMAC Academy students in the press conference room about his job and internships with the Texas Rangers. Photo by Trevor Stiff.

March 30, 2012

Media world sets high goal to reach for By Jordan Bickham Staff Writer With special press boxes with a great view and their own private offices to report from, the media behind sports are allowed many benefits in order to bring the most current information to their audiences.  But these medi...

Cowboy Baseball mercifully shuts out Keller Indians, 10-0

Junior pitcher Jake Elliot hurls the ball towards the plate. Elliott chalked up 10 strikeouts and earned the victory against the Indians. Photo by Brian Hwu.

March 27, 2012

By John Loop Staff Writer On a beautiful Tuesday night, the Coppell Cowboy baseball team quickly trumped the Keller Indians in just five innings with a score of 10-0, allowing the mercy rule to be called. The Cowboys improve to 3-3 in district play, and 10-9 overall, leaving them tied for fourth place in District 7-5A with the Indians, who drop to 3-3. Junior pitcher Ja...

Van Winkle takes captain’s reins for a second year

Van Winkle takes captain's reins for a second year

March 22, 2012

By John Loop Staff Writer Being captain of a high school varsity team is one thing. But doing that twice in as many years is a whole other story. Add in the fact that junior third baseman and catcher Alicia Van Winkle was an underclassman when the coaches first told her she would be taking the...

Latin students get in touch with classic civilization

February 21, 2012

By John Loop Staff Writer This week is magnus for Latin students involved in the Texas Junior Classical League, or commonly referred to as JCL. The annual area competition will be held at Hebron High School this Saturday. Students have been prepping for two months, studying concepts like Geogr...

Cowboy lacrosse wins home opener, 12-4

Cowboy lacrosse wins home opener, 12-4

February 18, 2012

By John Loop Staff Writer Last year's state champions certainly looked the part in their home opener against Episcopal School of Houston, winning handily 12-4. Surprisingly, although they reached the top of the playoff pyramid last year, the Cowboys weren't even mentioned in the high school lacrosse...

It’s all in the cards

Numerous baseball cards are displayed in a binder. Collections such as these usually take many years to compile. Photo by John Loop

February 17, 2012

By John Loop Staff Writer Your granddad has probably shown you his collection of vintage baseball cards. You probably just said, “OK. Whatever, Grandpa. Can I go watch more TV now?” But back in his time, those pieces of lifeless paper made players like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Jackie Robin...

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...

Offense gets boost with hiring of Odle

Former Barbers Hill offensive coordinator Michael Odle coaching at Flower Mound Marcus High School. Odle was the quarterback of the 1996 state championship team. Photo courtesy of Michael Odle.

February 13, 2012

By John Loop Staff Writer Barbers Hill assistant and former Lewisville quarterback Michael Odle has been named Coppell offensive coordinator. After Frisco Liberty’s Galen Zimmerman elected to not join the Cowboys coaching staff, Coppell coach Joe McBride turned his attention to Odle. Odle, who also coached locally at Flower Mound Marcus H...

Top 10 Super Bowl Halftime Performances

Madonna performs during the halftime show for Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, February 5, 2012, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Giants defeated the Patriots, 21-17. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/MCT)

February 7, 2012

By John Loop Staff Writer Michael Jackson’s Super Bowl performance in 1993 revolutionized halftime shows at the Super Bowl. Before this, it was much more like a college game halftime with marching bands in many of the previous Super Bowls. After Madonna’s dazzling performance at Sunday’s Super Bowl...

2012 Super Bowl set to be an exciting game

January 31, 2012

By John Loop Staff Writer Snow and ice generated many cheering children last year around this time, but also caused trouble for the biggest event in sports, the Super Bowl. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers put on quite a show at Jerry-world, but this year's game in Indianapolis is bound to be even better. The...

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

The Cowboys cheer on each other before going onto the field against the Plano Wildcats at the soccer scrimmage on Friday night. Coppell won the exhibition match 5-0. Photo by Brian Hwu.

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...

Exams get teachers, students thinking

January 11, 2012

By John Loop and Kasey Tucker As exam week creeps ever closer, moans and groans begin resonating from the crowded halls of Coppell High School. Students begin cramming the mathematical formulas and Spanish vocabulary into their brains to make sure they are adequately prepared for the big tests. ...