Welcome to BigCountryPreps.com, soon to be the most comprehensive source for Big Country high school sports information on the internet. By now, we hope you’ve had a chance to take a look around and that you’re starting to get an idea of what we’re in the process of building here.
While you’re becoming acquainted with the site, which will launch in earnest with our football preview content in August, we want to let you know what you can expect as a member of the Big Country Preps community.
First and foremost, you can expect a positive experience. This site, founded and operated by Evan Ren and myself — two experienced sports journalists with a combined 23 years in the area, was created with one goal in mind: to highlight the accomplishments of the Big Country’s athletes, coaches and teams in an inclusive and community-friendly way.
And that’s exactly what we’re committed to doing.
So what does that mean?
For us, it means building the website that we, as Big Country sports fans ourselves, would want to be a part of. One that not only keeps folks informed of what’s happening with their own teams but also celebrates the ties that bind residents from all corners of the Big Country, regardless of the town they call home and the colors they wear on game nights.
You don’t have to spend much time here to know this is a unique part of the state. And one of the things that makes it special is the sense of community you feel as you go from town to town across this vast swath of land.
There’s a pride and hospitality you won’t find a lot of other places, and at no point are those qualities brought into clearer focus than during the school year when our towns rally around their local high school teams and often one another. It’s our goal to feed that further by creating our own community where fans of Big Country athletics can find good discussion and all the information they’re looking for on their own teams and the others throughout the area.
So what will that look like? Like no other site that currently exists.
That starts with team pages for the football, boys basketball, girls basketball, baseball and softball squads from 40 featured area schools.
Among the information included on those pages, you’ll find:
- A collection of the most recent content elements (stories, videos, photo galleries, etc.) on your school
- Complete district standings
- Team schedules and results
- Updated rosters with linked player profiles
- Team statistics
- Updated coaching information
But that’s only a fraction of what you, as a member, will get with your subscription, which costs just $3 to $5 per month, depending on the duration of your membership plan. You’ll also unlock all of our premium written content (player features, previews, columns, game stories, district recaps, etc.) and multi-media content (photo galleries, videos, podcasts, etc.), as well as gain access to our exclusive members-only “Big Country Diehards” message board.
And know that even this is just a cursory description of everything provided on our site, which will place a strong emphasis on interactivity and will ultimately be molded to you, our audience.
As more and more local news outlets lose touch with those they claim to serve, we’re more committed than ever to the Big Country and its sports fans. And we truly care what you think.
If you see something we could be doing better or have an idea that would improve our audience’s experience, please let us know through our “Contact“ section. We welcome all feedback and will incorporate ideas where possible and practical.
At the end of the day, this is your site. And we want you to be as excited about it as we are.
All Big Country. All high school. All the time.