Jonathan Nicholson not only had to choose what school he would attend for college, but also what sport he wanted to play. On Monday night the soon to be senior made his decision.
The Cooper Cougars drop to what is now Class 5A this year, and find themselves in a new district with some new faces on the field.
The Cooper Cougars lost a close game against Wichita Falls Rider 39-36
Song and dance filled the Mall of Abilene Saturday afternoon, as Cooper High School fine arts students gave a sneak peek of their upcoming play.
Cooper's Running back coach and Head Freshman Coach Van Gravitt and his wife Cindy live in a house of boys, the oldest Denver and Corey both play for Cooper, where football has always been a big part of their lives.
It all began with one email with simple questions.
In the 1st 4 weeks, the "D" gave up over 1000 thousand yards rushing. In the last 3 games, that same unit has shut down the opponent's running game. Holding Odessa, Abilene High, and Midland to an average of 108 yards.
The Cougars deliver a shut out to the Midland Bulldogs. Winning 41-0.
We decided to follow Cooper's Pablo Hernandez and Abilene high's Marcus Washington at school Thursday before the game to get an inside look at the school spirit surrounding the upcoming game.
The Cooper Cougars are excited to get back on the field against their rival, Abilene High, and erase the memories of last year's game.
The Cougars and Odessa High in district 2-5A. The Cougars looking to claim their 2nd district win.
The Cougars Offense is rolling right along this year, and running back Kerry Sims can take some of the credit.
The Cooper Cougars trying to rebound in Lubbock to take on Coronado.
The Cooper Cougars are getting ready for their 2nd game in district 2-5A. Head Coach Todd Moebes and his Cougars face Lubbock Coronado up in Lubbock tomorrow night.
The Cooper Cougars dropped their first game of the season against the Midland Lee Rebels at Shotwell Stadium.
The Little Southwest Conference has a great reputation as one of the strongest districts in the state, but this year, only the Cougars and the Eagles are unbeaten, and 3 teams are winless after 2 games. As a group, district teams are 8-10.
The Cougars enter their first District game with a very confident defense.
Every lineman was making his 1st Varsity start against Wichita Falls Rider last week, but it worked out pretty well. The O-line plowed the road for over 400 yards of offense, 307 of that came on the ground.
The Cooper Cougars and the 7th ranked Wichita Falls Rider Raiders opening the year at Shotwell Stadium. Lets check out the highlights.
On Thursday the Longhorns have accepted a commitment from 2014 athlete Lorenzo Joe
Abilene High and Cooper both competing in the State 7-on-7 Tournament in College Station this past weekend, and both of them had strong showings on the last day of the event.
For the 2nd week in a row, the Cooper Cougars are playing in one of the best match ups of the week.
Cooper, Wylie and Munday are all featured in the Top Match Ups of 2012.
Defending district champion Abilene High is expected to win another district title in the redesigned, 9-team district according to Texas Football magazine.
The Cooper Booster Club is hosting the 1st Cougar Nation Golf Classic on Friday at the Diamondback Golf Club. You can sign up as an individual or as a team to play in the tournament, and there will be a silent auction that night.
The 13th annual Greathouse/FCA All-Star Classic is coming up on Saturday and Steven Lugo is 1 of 6 former Cooper Cougars in the game. He helped lead Cooper to it's 4th appearance in the 3rd round of the playoffs on offense and defense in 2012, and he looks forward to Saturday's game.
The Cooper Cougars finished their Spring football practice Thursday with the Red/Blue Scrimmage at Shotwell Stadium.
The Cooper Cougars are set to finish off spring football practice with the red/blue scrimmage at Shotwell Stadium on Thursday night.
Cooper High's Derrick Randle is headed to Austin for Saturday's Class 5A State Track & Field meet.
The Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame grew by 10 on Monday as the newest members were recognized at the Abilene Civic Center.
While most high school students are getting ready for for summer vacation, the Cooper Cougar Football team is hard at work starting a new chapter in their football story.
The Cooper Cougars losing streak slid to three games on Tuesday afternoon with an 8-5 loss to The Central Bobcats.
The Abilene High Eagles scored four runs in the top of the 7th to snatch a victory away from the Cooper Cougars on Friday by a final of 5-2.
Former Lady Cougar Angela Snow signed her national letter of intent to play for McMurry.
The Abilene Cooper Cougars fell 3-2 in an emotional game with Arlington High.
The Cooper Cougar bats took a few innings to wake up, but they came alive in a big way as the beat Lee 8-3.
Cooper Nation All-Sports Fun Night is tonight at the Cooper Cafeteria at 6:30pm.
For the last decade or so when the calender turned to spring, The air has been filled with the sweet ping of the aluminum bat, but this season, there is a much different sound in the air.
The Cooper Cougars 2012 schedule features 6 games at Shotwell Stadium, and it also features 6 playoff teams from last season.
Saturday a State Championship had a presence in the big country. Abilene was host to the 2012 State Powerlifting Meet Saturday for the fifth consecutive year at the Abilene Expo Center.
The Abilene High Eagles took game one of the Crosstown Showdown with a 7-3 victory on Tuesday night.
The Cooper Cougars Took down the Midland Lee Lady Rebels 6-3 in the rain on Saturday.
The Cooper Cougars are coming off a playoff appearance in 2010, but it came down to a dogfight in district 3-5A.
The Cooper Cougars sit at 3-7 on the season but talking to Coach David Cedillo he will tell you, things aren't always what they seem.
The Cooper Cougars at home tonight in their season finale, The Cougars needing a win to guarantee a shot at 4th place. Cooper taking on Odessa Permian.
The Cooper Cougars are tied for the 4th and final playoff berth from
District 3-5A heading into the Cougars finale with Odessa Permian.
The Cooper Lady Cougars are on the verge of advancing to the Class 5A playoffs. The Lady Cougars are in a 3-way tie for the 4th and final playoff berth heading to the final game of the season.
The Cooper Boys and Girls are still in the playoff hunt heading into Friday night's games against Odessa.
Both the Cooper Cougars and the Abilene High Eagles are staying in Class
5A for the next 2 school years starting next fall. They found out
Thursday morning that the Little Southwest Conference is going to remain
intact, but it is growing.