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Coppell senior midfielders Bain Carter, Tyler Wendel and Jacob Dashner embrace after fulltime is called in the 2021 THSLL State Championship on Sunday at George Turner Stadium in Humble. Coppell became the THSLL Class A State Champions after defeating Dallas St. Mark’s, 10-8, and Vandergrift, 5-4, in the Class A State Championships on Saturday, at Kingwood High School, and Sunday, at George Turner Stadium.

Lacrosse becomes state champion after defeating Vandergrift in a physically heated, low-scoring affair

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

In a humid weekend trip to Humble, Coppell played in the THSLL Class A State Championship round and faced both Dallas St. Mark’s and Austin Vandergrift as the underdog. The Cowboys embraced their...

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...

Coppell junior guard Ryan Agarwal avoids defensive pressure from Allen senior forward Ian Motta at the CHS Arena on Feb. 20. Agarwal announced his commitment to Stanford University, his dream school, on March 16.

Cowboy to Cardinal: four-star wing Agarwal commits to dream school

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

Playing NCAA Division I basketball is a difficult feat on its own, especially for those with Indian origins. With his commitment to Stanford University, announced on March 16 via social media, Coppell...

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 junior midfielder Bailey Peek shields against Plano junior midfielder Lexie Moore on Monday night at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls tied the Wildcats, 1-1.

Cowgirls leave points behind after stellar goal from Wildcats leads to draw

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor March 2, 2021

After playing through an equally balanced first half, the Coppell girls soccer team entered the second half with more energy and intensity to test Plano. A header off a corner from Coppell senior defender...

Red and Black on Deck is a Sidekick series detailing the next seven days of Coppell varsity sports. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Red and Black on Deck: 3/1-3/7

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor March 1, 2021

Boys soccer continues the second round of its District 6-6A campaign by hosting Plano tonight and Hebron tomorrow at Buddy Echols Field, then traveling to Lewisville on Friday. All boys soccer matches...

Today marks the last day of Student Journalism Week, which is Student Press Freedom Day. The Sidekick’s Varshitha Korrapolu outlines the challenges student journalists face such as censorship, COVID-19, handling racial justice coverage, and civil engagement/election news.

#SJW2021: Student Press Freedom Day shines light on student journalists fighting long standing challenges

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

Student Press Freedom Day recognizes the challenges that student journalists face, and honors the work they put in around the clock. It sheds light on the dual lives student journalists lead, and illustrates...

Coppell junior point guard Anthony Black shoots against Lake Highlands junior forward Adam Lopez at Loos Sports Complex in Addison on Feb. 25. 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.

Late spectacle ends short of victory, killing Cowboys season (With video)

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor February 26, 2021

DALLAS- The clock read four minutes and the Cowboys were trailing Lake Highlands by 11. The Coppell student section had gone quiet and the parents looked displeased. But three layups from Coppell junior...

In celebration of Student Press Freedom Day, The Sidekick advertising and circulation manager Trisha Atluri delves into the world of student journalism with her experiences as a writer, photographer and designer. Atluri highlights the importance of student newspapers during unprecedented times.

#SJW2021: An oasis amidst desert

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager February 26, 2021

Currently, there are more than 13,000 students enrolled in Coppell ISD. 13,000 stories to tell and one newspaper staff to tell them. As news deserts across the country grow, local journalism is left...

Coppell senior midfielder Jacob Dashner fights IMG National for possession at the Coppell Middle School North field on Wednesday. Coppell lost, 19-6.

Cowboys overwhelmed by national powerhouse but learned valuable lessons

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor February 25, 2021

It was a breezy Wednesday evening as Coppell boys lacrosse hosted a national powerhouse in IMG National. Students and parents poured into stands, almost completely filling them.  Knowing the competition...

Coppell junior attacker Anna Terry cradles against Rockwall at the Coppell Middle School North field on Wednesday. Coppell lost, 15-9.

BLACKOUT! Girls lacrosse shutdown against dominate Rockwall offense

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor February 25, 2021

It was a breezy, chilly Wednesday night as the Coppell girls lacrosse hosted a talented Rockwall team and the fight from the Cowgirls was intense and energized right from the start. Heading into halftime,...

Coppell senior center Tim O’Hearn defends against Allen junior forward Miles Gibson on Saturday in the CHS Arena. The Cowboys play Lake Highlands in the Class 6A area playoffs tomorrow at Loos Sports Complex in Addison, with tipoff at 7 p.m.

Cowboys rematching Lake Highlands in area playoffs

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor February 24, 2021

Coppell only lost three games this entire season: two in district play, one in preseason. That one loss in preseason was to Lake Highlands. But as fate would have it, the two meet again in the playoffs. Coppell...

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