It wasnt so much the postseason that made Copperas Coves athletic year.Coves football, volleyball and girls soccer teams reached the postseason, but all lost in the first-round game. Highlighting the postseason accomplishments was the boys track team, which finished second at the 5A State championships after winning the 12-5A and Region II-5A meets.
John Horton won the state title in the triple jump, while Ashleigh Andrews took gold at the 5A girls powerlifting championships. In addition, Coves 400- and 800-meter relays both took second place at state. The tennis team returned to the region tournament, the schools fourth appearance in five years.But there was history. Head volleyball coach Cari Lowery claimed her 500th career win, while the girls soccer team won four of its final five district games, taking 12-5As fourth seed and reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2001.
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