Coppell Student Media

Athletes face pressure on, off the field

Athletes face pressure on, off the field

April 17, 2015

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac Wake up. Go to school for eight hours. Race home to grab a track uniform for an hour practice. Squeeze in a quick dinner between practices. Endure a five and a half hour club practice. Then it’s back home for hours of homework. Repeat. ...

Thomas makes top football programs “Fear the Tree” on Signing Day

Thomas makes top football programs “Fear the Tree” on Signing Day

February 5, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor Coppell Cowboys senior defensive end Solomon Thomas brought out all of the stops in announcing his college choice this morning at Coppell. Thomas, whose choice was televised nationally on ESPNU, pulled out a Cardinal pine tree from under the table, and added a personal touch, a pair of taped glasses to announce his decision to attend Stanford University in the fall...

Thomas selects Stanford as star recruit headlines Signing Day

Thomas selects Stanford as star recruit headlines Signing Day

February 5, 2014

From Staff Reports On live television broadcast on ESPNU, five-star Coppell High School senior defensive end Solomon Thomas signed a letter of intent with Stanford University on the auditorium stage Wednesday morning on National Signing Day. Thomas chose the Cardinal over Arkansas and UCLA, with n...

Thomas “Army Strong” at All-American Bowl

Thomas “Army Strong” at All-American Bowl

January 4, 2014

Video By Mark Slette Staff Writer U.S. Army All American Bowl Game Coverage Story By John Loop Sports Editor SAN ANTONIO – Coppell senior defensive end Solomon Thomas’ on-field performance at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where he registered three solo tackles for loss, was key as the West team defeated the East tea...

Thomas wins big at U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show

Thomas wins big at U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show

January 3, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor SAN ANTONIO - Coppell Cowboys senior defensive end Solomon Thomas was awarded the Anthony Muñoz Lineman Award and the Glenn Davis Award at the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show. Thomas is one of over 180 athletes who will be playing in the U.S. Army All...

Cowboys put Red Raiders down 28-3 on senior night

Cowboys put Red Raiders down 28-3 on senior night

November 3, 2013

By Alex Nicoll Staff Writer Senior running back Gavin McDaniel rushed for over 100 yards, junior tight end Conner Williams caught his first touchdown pass this season and the Cowboys took Senior Night on a score of 28-3 over the Denton Ryan Red Raiders. Compared to other games this year, last Friday night’s win was one of the lowest scoring for the Cow...

Football Preview: Coppell vs. Lewisville

Football Preview: Coppell vs. Lewisville

November 9, 2012

By Alex Nicoll Sports Writer As the regular season comes to a close, the Coppell Cowboys will take on the Lewisville Fighting Farmers, Friday night at Buddy Echols Field with hopes round out the season with a perfect 10-0 record. The Farmers are entering the game carrying a not-so-impressive 1-8 record and they have failed to win a game in district. But Coppell is not counting them ...

Athlete’s parents play big part in game of life

Athlete’s parents play big part in game of life

October 30, 2012

By Tina Huang Staff Writer The crowd is going wild in the stands, and everything you do incites a reaction. You hear your coach and your parents screaming at you. Everything in that moment seems to drag on. Any mistake you make could mean the whole difference between name recognition and anonymity. Welcome...

Cowboys blank Marauders, 31-0

Cowboys blank Marauders, 31-0

October 27, 2012

By John Loop Sports Writer Coppell's run-first approach spread the Marcus defense thin enough to lay 31 unanswered points on the Marauders and safeguard an undefeated 8-0 record. The night started with a tribute video to Jacob Logan put together by KCBY's Davis Deloach. It was another emotional night ...

Thomas tackles road from Down Under

October 12, 2012

By John Loop Sports Writer Although his 6-3, 263-pound muscular frame has made him one of the top defensive end recruits in the state of Texas, junior Solomon Thomas was once, believe it or not, a skinny swimmer in Sydney, Australia. Thomas swam on the sandy beaches of Sydney for over five years after moving from his hometown of Chicago when he was just a year old...

Longview first real test for Coppell in 2012 Tom Landry Classic

Longview first real test for Coppell in 2012 Tom Landry Classic

August 31, 2012

By John Loop Staff Writer The lights at SMU’s Ford Field will shine brightly on Saturday night as the Coppell Cowboys take the field against a highly ranked opponent, the Longview Lobos. With Longview ranked sixth in the state and 48th in the nation, the Cowboy defense will have their hands full...