Coppell Student Media

Survive and advance: Cowboys stave off late rally in area round victory

Survive and advance: Cowboys stave off late rally in area round victory

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

April 2, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

WACO - Trailing by five goals with a little more than 10 minutes to play, it looked as if The Woodlands boys soccer team was going to need magic to pull off the comeback over Coppell. And as if it was a disappearing act, the Cowboys’ lead slowly dissipated, until it was only two with 12 minutes to...

Despite poor play, Cowboys soccer pick up senior night win

Despite poor play, Cowboys soccer pick up senior night win

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

March 11, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

It is not often in sports that a two goal victory is seen as a poor night. But after the Coppell boys soccer team’s 4-2 win over Richardson on Friday night, spirits were not high. Many heads hung low, as even with the win, the performance was not up to par with their standards.   “The ...

Excitement of playoff berth spoiled by Sachse’s athleticism (with video)

Excitement of playoff berth spoiled by Sachse’s athleticism (with video)

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

PLANO-- In its first playoff appearance in 10 years, the Coppell girls basketball team stepped into a raucous Plano West gym on Tuesday night, the energy level higher than any game this season.   And yet, it was not the atmosphere, the nerves of playing in a playoff game for the first time...

Perseverance, dedication to service reflect Blackburn’s military past, character

Perseverance, dedication to service reflect Blackburn’s military past, character

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

For almost a year, the pain that permeates assistant soccer coach David Blackburn’s shoulder wouldn’t leave. It lingered as a reminder of his past, of his military background, of his time in Naval Officer Candidate School (OCS). It serves as a remembrance of opportunities. It is a portrayal of doors, bot...

3 military signees, 4 girls soccer players amongst Signing Day festivities

3 military signees, 4 girls soccer players amongst Signing Day festivities

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Football, Girls Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports, Track and Field, Winter Sports

“It just gives me chills, thinking about it.”   To say senior football player Kevin Madigan was excited to sign his letter of intent with Army West Point would be an understatement. But for him and two other Coppell athletes of the 12 who participated in National Signing Day in the Cop...

Junior’s two goals lead rally in district opener (with video)

Junior’s two goals lead rally in district opener (with video)

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

January 28, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

The Coppell boys soccer team is not used to deficits.   In fact, the team only trailed once in last years playoff run, falling behind 2-1 in the bi-district round at Mansfield before coming back to win 4-2. Yet even with their lack of experience facing adversity, the Cowboys battled back fr...

Stellar first quarter gives life in blowout victory

Stellar first quarter gives life in blowout victory

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

January 21, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Getting behind the Lake Highlands defense, Coppell High School senior guard Abby Johnson caught a pass under the basket and easily finishing with a layup. This shot capped a 14-0 run to start the game for Coppell, giving the Cowgirls a lead they would never look back from, as they would go on to defeat...

Fourth quarter run, grit prove too much for Pearce in win (with video)

Fourth quarter run, grit prove too much for Pearce in win (with video)

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

January 18, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

For three quarters, very little was going the Coppell boys basketball team’s way offensively. The Cowboys struggled to hit shots and turned the ball over far too many times.   But in the final eight minutes, they found some sort of spark, and their “extraordinary” effort gave them the...

Cowboys fanatic Richardson met with emotional surprise from calculus students

Cowboys fanatic Richardson met with emotional surprise from calculus students

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Showcase, Sports

In his 40-plus years as the ultimate Dallas Cowboys superfan, Coppell High School calculus teacher Kirk Richardson has been to exactly one game, a 24-22 loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles in the December of 2013.   So when a large group of his students crammed into his classroom...

Fouls, free throws put game out of reach in second consecutive loss (with video)

Fouls, free throws put game out of reach in second consecutive loss (with video)

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

(At the beginning of the third quarter, it was the Coppell girls basketball team’s game. The Cowgirls had control of a 14 point lead at home. But nothing turns around a game like turnovers. Playing lights-out basketball, Skyline (5-0, 13-12) flew back into the game and stole one in double overtime, w...

In regional semifinal rematch, Priest, Taylor take control to win tournament final

In regional semifinal rematch, Priest, Taylor take control to win tournament final

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

January 8, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

  It is beginning to sound like a broken record.   In last year’s Class 6A Region II semifinal match, Wyatt Priest scored twice to lift the Cowboys over El Paso Socorro. And on Saturday, the story was much of the same, with the junior forward picking up a goal and an assist along with senior forward Nick Taylor scoring twice and...

State Champions begin title defense with consecutive wins, move to finals of tournament

State Champions begin title defense with consecutive wins, move to finals of tournament

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

January 7, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

Cowboys start off season with victory despite windy conditions   The last time the Coppell boys soccer team (1-0) took the field, it was in its pure domination of Lake Travis in the 6-1 victory in the Class 6A State Championship game, a match it played as clean as could be.   Wh...