A lasting impact: How injuries affect an athlete’s mental health
BY KAYLA GATES Injuries are a nearly inevitable aspect of athletic participation. Intense gameplay often requires an athlete to retire to the sidelines for recovery. However, few truly understand the lengths at which an injury impacts an individual. Along with the physical challenges that accompany a severe injury, athletes... Read more
Sink or swim: Cowboys place second at swimming districts
BY KYLEIGH SPRIGLE The entire season was in preparation for the district meet. That one meet determines whose season will be over and who will move on. The next step is regionals, and then few will make it all the way to states. On Wednesday, October 30, Cooper City... Read more
Cowboys kick off the soccer season with tryouts
BY KAYLA GATES With the fall sports season quickly approaching, select CCHS students have emerged from the sidelines. In preparation for the upcoming competition, prospective players have taken to the field in hopes of making the 2019-2020 girls’ and boys’ soccer teams. Girls’ and boys’ soccer tryouts were held... Read more
The swimming and diving team tests the waters
BY KYLEIGH SPRIGLE The swimming and diving team had an unusual meet at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) on September 26. The team competed against Somerset Academy and NSU University School. The meet was different for the Cowboys because the two opposing teams are not in the same division as... Read more
Varsity volleyball: Lady Cowboys dominate in Dig Pink game
BY KAYLA GATES Pink consumed both the court and the stands at the girls’ varsity volleyball game this week. The Lady Cowboys came together to honor a cause close to home for many players. The success of the charitable event was matched by the victory obtained out on the... Read more
Varsity football: Cowboys couldn’t tackle the competition during their senior night
BY KYLEIGH SPRIGLE On Friday, September 20, the CCHS football team played a home game against Western.  One night per year is dedicated to all of the seniors from the football team, along with the band, cheer and color guard seniors. The Cowboys lost their senior night game 0-56.... Read more
Water polo in jeopardy: Teams just trying to stay afloat
BY KYLEIGH SPRIGLE The future of water polo at CCHS is unknown. The teams are left with no coach and the season is quickly approaching. Right now there are only a few options for the new coaching staff. At the moment, the teams are barely treading water.  “At this... Read more
Varsity golf: Cowboys compete in back-to-back tournaments
BY KAYLA GATES With the 2019-2020 season readily underway, a few select CCHS students are trading in their afternoons for time spent on the golf course. The varsity girls’ and boys’ teams’ recent tournament success has given the players ambition for the remainder of the school year. The Cowboys... Read more
Varsity football: Cowboys defeat the American Patriots at Best Buddies Night
BY KAYLA GATES In the midst of a tropical cyclone, the Cowboys continued to display their pride both on and off the field at Friday night’s home game. The CCHS varsity football team claimed victory over American High School. The 36-35 win was met with support from the spirited... Read more
No excuse for abuse: When coaching crosses a line
BY KAYLA GATES Coaches play a critical role in the lives of athletes. Their instruction allows individuals to develop both physically and emotionally. However, the unclear line between strict coaching and abuse makes it easy to overstep.  As athletic instructors, coaches are encouraged to provide feedback to their trainees.... Read more