High Country Sports

Buck signs with NAIA National Champs

Posted in Bingham County Preps,local interest by mshigh on February 10, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot senior Garrett Buck has decided where to take his considerable football talents next season.  After mulling his decision over, the all everything linebacker chose Carroll College for his academic and athletic pursuits.  READER OPINION:  HOW DO YOU THINK BUCK WILL DO AT THE NEXT LEVEL AND WILL CARROLL BE A GOOD FIT FOR THE BLACKFOOT STAR?? (more…)


Who’s the best in Bingham County?

Posted in Bingham County Preps,local interest by mshigh on January 27, 2011

Alright gang, here is the newest state media poll.  Snake River slipped out of the top five, Firth remains steady and Sho-Ban continues their strong showing in the polls.  That’s 50% of our Bingham County teams represented in the poll and both Aberdeen and Shelley are playing their best ball of the season right now.  So here is the question….Who do you think is the best High School boys team in Bingham County this year and why??? (more…)

Boys basketball state medial poll

Posted in local interest by mshigh on January 14, 2011

All righty gang.  The boys season is at the midway point and everyone is knee deep in conference play.  READER OPINION: How is your team stacking up too your preseason expectations? (more…)

New year, new basketball media polls

Posted in Bingham County Preps,local interest by mshigh on January 6, 2011

Here you go gang, the first girls and boys state media polls for the new year.  READER OPINION: The polls are rather thin with Bingham County teams but the polls certainly don’t determine the post season.  What do you think?  Who will rise above their ranking and push their way to Boise for the state tournament? (more…)

2010 blog in review

Posted in Random meandering thoughts by mshigh on January 5, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,300 times in 2010. That’s about 18 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 48 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 109 posts. There were 34 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 243mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 19th with 100 views. The most popular post that day was David vs Goliath; Panthers look to upset Grizzlies.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were am-news.com, android-vs-ipad.co.cc, bishopkellyfootball.com, studentloansinterest.org, and mail.yahoo.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for high country sports, snake river football, sheryl bitter, idaho state football, and shelley russets.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


David vs Goliath; Panthers look to upset Grizzlies November 2010


Shelley Basketball sports new Bling! June 2009


Catching up with J.C. Percy January 2010


Snake River Football Preview August 2009


About Mark High June 2009

Upcoming week

Posted in local interest by mshigh on December 27, 2010

Hey gang,  I hope that you and yours had a great holiday weekend!  There is a ton of sports on the national scene this week but the local events are few and far between.  On Wednesday we have the Firth Invitational Wrestling tournament and I believe that kids from Snake River and Aberdeen are going to be in attendance.  Snake River girls will play that evening at Malad while the boys team will travel to South Fremont on Thursday.  Over the holiday weekend the Idaho State men will play on Friday and Sunday, both games at 2 while the women will play on New Years day at Reed Gym at 2 o’clock.

Packer made to take the fall???

Posted in local interest,opinion column by mshigh on December 23, 2010

Here is what I know about the coach Packer fiasco. (more…)

Rumor central: Packer out??

Posted in local interest,opinion column by mshigh on December 22, 2010

The shoes are starting to fall at Blackfoot High School.  I have had an unconfirmed report that Blackfoot boys varsity coach, Jonathan Packer has been suspended from his coaching duties for the Broncos.

First of all let me say that if this is true it has occurred at a most suspect time with the game with the Panthers tonight but truth be told, I don’t think that it surprises many.

I hope to see coach Packer back, I honestly believe that he is a good man, a good coach, and has the best interests of the Blackfoot program at heart.  Unfortunately he was caught up in a horrid situation.

I will confess that I have little or no knowledge surrounding the current investigation surrounding the Blackfoot athletic program and to be perfectly honest, I don’t want to be involved.

I sincerely wish everyone the best in this whole ordeal but for now, I will reserve judgement, and will do my best to focus on the athletes that are on the court now.  I feel that they deserve at least that much.  I don’t want their accomplishments, under a highly stressful situation, to go unnoticed.


Boys basketball state media poll

Posted in Bingham County Preps,local interest by mshigh on December 17, 2010

Here you go gang, the final boys basketball media poll of 2010.  The poll will resume after the holidays.  READER OPINION: How do you see the state basketball season shaping up after the holiday break??  Will Snake River and Firth continue their recent trends of strong after holiday play? Will Blackfoot remember how to win? (more…)

Weekly Basketball state media polls

Posted in local interest by mshigh on December 10, 2010

Here you go you ravenous sports fanatics the weekly state basketball media polls.  Reader opinion: Where does your team stand? With what has gone on so far this season are the polls accurate? (more…)

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