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  • Commitment form for third nine weeks is available today for those changing their commitments, due Dec. 9
  • Dec. 11 is an early dismissal day in CISD (Elementary: 12:30 p.m., Middle: 1 p.m., High: 1:40 p.m.)

17 unanswered second half points gives Coppell dramatic homecoming victory over Plano West (with video)

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.
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...

A clean slate

Coppell senior quarterback Ryan Walker is tackled by Plano defenders at John Clark Field last night. Coppell defeated Plano, 35-33.
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:...

A new beginning

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.
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...

Volleyball with a grain of sand

Coppell junior outside hitter Haley Holz awaits a serve during the match against Marcus in the CHS Arena on Sept. 24. Holz is one of many high school athletes playing both sand and indoor volleyball.
Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor September 16, 2020

Coppell junior outside hitter and 692 Beach Volleyball player Haley Holz breathes volleyball. Whether it be skedaddling across sand volleyball courts or flying up and down the grippy indoor volleyball...

GOAL! Vegas Cup winner Peek scores big with commitment to Rice

Coppell junior midfielder Bailey Peek visits the academic quadrangle in front of Lovett Hall at Rice University on July 11. Peek verbally committed to play Division I soccer at Rice on July 10.
Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor August 26, 2020

As Coppell junior midfielder Bailey Peek sat at dinner, the realization came to her. Her unofficial visit to Rice University would conclude with an offer to play Division I soccer for her dream school. The...

How a positive mindset can empower female athletes

Megan Rapinoe, Simone Biles and Serena Williams are all examples of famous female athletes who have helped create a presence of women in sports. The Sidekick staff writer Nanette Pottoore thinks women-centric sports receive less attention than men-centric sports and investigates the reasoning behind the fact.
Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer March 24, 2020

During winter break, my brother and I attended a sports tournament my local church held every two years. I played volleyball, while my brother played basketball. It was a tournament where high schoolers...

Farmers no match on the pitch against Cowgirls

Coppell sophomore forward Michelle Pak scores against Lewisville on Friday night at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls defeated Lewisville, 5-1.
Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer March 1, 2020

The Coppell girls soccer team jumped on top of Lewisville in the first half and did not look back in a 5-1 victory Friday night at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls started strong during the first half,...

Leveling the marching field

Coppell High School Band members perform at the first home football game of the season against L.D. Bell on Sept. 6. CHS9 student Iniya Nathan thinks marching band should be considered a sport.
Iniya Nathan, Guest Writer February 25, 2020

Principles of Arts, AV Tech and Communications students at CHS9 have the opportunity to submit content for CoppellStudentMedia.com after an introductory presentation about The Sidekick newspaper. The following...

CHS ‘14 alum to play in Super Bowl LIV with defensive powerhouse 49ers

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Solomon Thomas played football for and graduated from Coppell High School in 2014. Thomas will play in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer January 31, 2020

Coppell High School 2014 graduate and San Francisco 49ers defensive end Solomon Thomas will run onto the turf of a rowdy Hard Rock Stadium with indescribable emotions and millions gazed upon him when he...

Offseason pushes coaches to improve on their athletes

Coppell tennis coach Rich Foster advises doubles teammates junior Matthew Abbey and sophomore Vinay Patel at the CHS Tennis Center on Thursday. Foster is preparing the team for the spring season with practices and socials to build camaraderie between old and new players. Photo by Camden Southwick
Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer December 18, 2019

Mile-runs, gyms, and more workouts. As Coppell transitions from fall sports to winter sports, fall season coaches are working to improve their athletes in preparation for the next season.  Coppell...

Cowgirls best Lady Tigers to kick off season

Coppell sophomore defender Bailey Peek crosses a free kick into the box on Saturday at Buddy Echols Field. The Coppell Cowgirls defeated the Lady Tigers, 2-0.
Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer December 15, 2019

With the blow of the first whistle, the Coppell Cowgirls knew that their long awaited season had finally begun. All the blood, sweat and tears that have gone into the last four months of training would...

Taylor embraces varsity lifestyle early on

Coppell freshman Preston Taylor executes a ball roll during practice on Nov. 21 during fifth period on Buddy Echols Field. Taylor is the first freshman to play on varsity since Ryan Barlow in 2011.
Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer December 2, 2019

Coppell freshman Preston Taylor’s obsession with soccer started off ever since he was able to walk.  Taylor would randomly kick around a soccer ball in his house and take a soccer ball with him whenever...

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