Basketball

  Several NEA selections on 2018-19 All-USA Arkansas Boys Basketball Team

  Roberson brothers sign with Crowley’s Ridge basketball

  Region 8 hoopers shine in The Sun Senior Classic

Paragould’s Jay Cook named new Cabot girls basketball coach

Region 8 represented on All-State basketball teams

  Melbourne girls claim 2A state championship with win over Riverside

Continued Coverage

  Cockfield drops 35, but A-State men fall to Louisiana on Senior Day 90-87

  Thayer wins first girls basketball state championship in program history

  Mountain View beats Atkins to win 3A Girls State Championship

  Clarendon falls to England in double overtime in 2A Boys State Championship

  Izard County boys win 1A State Championship

  Jonesboro girls fall to Little Rock Christian in 5A State Championship

  Thayer girls basketball advances to Class 2 State Championship game

The Lady Bobcats beat Clopton 48-43 Friday evening.

  Marion boys beat Hall in overtime to win 5A State Championship

It's the Patriots first state title in program history.

  Batesville girls beat Berryville to win 4A Girls State Championship

Izzy Higginbottom dropped 26 points in a 72-66 victory over Berryville.

State Basketball Finals Central

All games will be played at the Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs.

  Marion holds sendoff Wednesday for 5A state finalists

  Melbourne Lady Bearkatz will end a long state finals drought on Saturday

  Batesville girls preparing for first finals appearance in 27 years

  2019 Izard County squad shares connection to 2008 state champions

  Jonesboro girls focused on repeat title

  Mountain View girls not looking in the past as state championship game approaches

  Riverside girls riding wave of excitement heading into state title game

Riverside girls basketball prepares for their first state championship game since 2001.

  State Tournament Central

Osceola is hosting 3A while Izard County is the site of the 1A tourney.

  Blytheville & Jonesboro are Hot Shots of the Week (Feb. 18th - 22nd)

The Chickasaws and Lady Hurricane won the kait8.com fan vote.

  Vote for the Hot Shot of the Week (Feb. 18th - 22nd)

Blytheville, Marion, Jonesboro, & Trumann are the nominees.

  High School Basketball scoreboard 02/23

High School basketball regional weekend wraps up on Saturday

  Regional Tournament Central

Highland, Trumann, Rector, Mountain View, and Izard County are hosting matchups. We’ll update this page with highlights and scores

  Fast Break Friday Night (2/22)

Watch at 10:15pm on KAIT, kait8.com, and the Region 8 News app.

  5A East Roundup (2/21)

The Marion boys capped a perfect conference campaign with a 66-52 win over Jonesboro

  Nettleton boys, Jonesboro girls win in crosstown doubleheader

It was a sea of black & gold humanity Tuesday night at Raider Gym.

  Marion & Melbourne are Hot Shots of the Week (Feb. 11th - 15th)

The Patriots & Lady Bearkatz won the kait8.com fan vote.

  Vote for the Hot Shot of the Week (Feb. 11th - 15th)

Marion, Buffalo Island Central, Melbourne, & Earle are the nominees.

High School Basketball Scoreboard 02/16

Conference tournament play finishes out in the NEA on Saturday

  Fast Break Friday Night (2/15)

Melbourne beat Riverside in the our Game of the Night. The Lady Bearkatz sweep the 2A-3 regular season and conference titles.

  Batesville girls run away from Highland to advance to 4A3 title game

Batesville girls beat Highland 64-35 to advance to 4A3 title game

  Izard County & Brookland are the Hot Shots of the Week (Feb. 4th - 8th)

The Cougars & Lady Bearcats won the kait8.com fan vote.

  District Tournament roundup (2/12)

4A-3 host Pocahontas clinched a regional spot with a win over Southside.

  District Tournament Roundup (2/11)

2A-6 host Marked Tree moved to 18-3 with a win over KIPP Delta.

NEA alums in college hoops (2/9)

Shaun Doss was perfect from the field Saturday in a UAPB victory.

  Vote for the Hot Shot of the Week (Feb. 4th - 8th)

Valley View, Izard County, Brookland, and Tuckerman are this week's nominees.

  Fast Break Friday Night (2/8) - Watch highlights

Valley View beat Bay 71-57 in our Game of the Night.

  Tuesday HS hoops roundup (2/5)

Valley View upset rival Westside, meaning the Warriors and Blytheville share the 4A-3 title.

  Brookland & Nettleton are Hot Shots of the Week (Jan. 28th - Feb. 1st)

The Bearcats & Lady Raiders won the kait8.com vote.

  Trumann girls roll past Walnut Ridge for 3A3 win

Trumann beats Walnut Ridge 63-43 in 3A3 play on Monday night.

  Vote for the Hot Shot of the Week (Jan. 28th - Feb. 1st)

Brookland, Mammoth Spring, Jonesboro, & Nettleton are in the mix.

  Fast Break Friday Night (2/1)

Mammoth Spring knocked off Ridgefield Christian 58-53 in the Game of the Night

  Thursday HS hoops roundup (1/31)

Ridgefield Christian won their 14th straight game and a share of the 1A-3 title.

  Tuesday HS hoops roundup (1/29)

Thompson hit the game winner as Brookland beat Westside.

  Trumann & Hoxie are Hot Shots of the Week

The Wildcats & Lady Mustangs won the fan vote.

  Fast Break Overtime: Brookland & Marked Tree

The Bearcats and Indians had a pair of slams in Friday victories.

  Nettleton junior Elauna Eaton named Downtown Tip-Off Club Girls Player of the Week

She dropped 21 points in wins over Jonesboro & Searcy.

  Monday HS basketball roundup (1/28)

Sloan-Hendrix & Walnut Ridge advanced in the Lawrence County Tournament.

  Fast Break Overtime: Ridgefield Christian & NEACHE

The Warriors and Eagles hit buzzer beaters from past half court.

  Vote for the Hot Shot of the Week (Jan. 21st - 25th)

Jonesboro, Trumann, Hoxie, & Highland are this week's nominees.

  Fast Break Friday Night (1/25) - highlights & scores

Marion beat Jonesboro 66-54 in the Game of the Night to stay perfect in the 5A East.

  Thursday HS hoops roundup (1/24)

Hoxie and Riverside girls won conference matchups.

  Westside standout Avery Felts commits to Arkansas State

One of the best players in the Natural State is staying in-state.

  Tuesday HS hoops roundup (1/22)

Marcedus Leech dropped 38 points as Jonesboro beat Nettleton 76-61.

  Manila & Greene County Tech are Hot Shots of the Week (Jan. 14th-19th)

They won the fan vote on kait8.com.

  Felts & Felkins combine for 49 as Westside beats Blytheville

The Warriors beat Blytheville 71-60 Monday night in Mississippi County.

  Vote for the Hot Shot of the Week (Jan. 14th-18th)

Manila, Marked Tree, Batesville, and Greene County Tech are nominees.

  Fast Break Friday Night - 1/18

Manila dominated our Game of the Night, the Lions beat Osceola 65-35 to move to 17-4.

  Batesville girls beat Westside to move to 18-2

The Lady Pioneers won 65-25 Thursday night.

Two Region 8 standouts & an A-State signee are McDonald’s All-American nominees

The final roster will be revealed January 24th.

  Fast Break Overtime: Sloan-Hendrix

Bryson Vance gets triple twine from 75 feet for the Greyhounds.

  Fast Break Overtime: Nettleton

Kevin Fulton’s floater beat West Memphis.

  Tuesday high school basketball roundup (1/15)

Watch highlights of West Memphis/Jonesboro, Nettleton/Paragould (DH), and Earle/Marked Tree (DH)

  Tuckerman & Riverside are Hot Shots of the Week (Jan. 7th-12th)

The Bulldogs and Lady Rebels won a fan vote on kait8.com

  Batesville girls best Pocahontas to remain perfect in conference play

Girls high school basketball scoreboard 01-14

  Tuckerman boys beat Rivercrest for Kell Classic title

Tuckerman defeats Rivercrest to capture Kell Classic title.

  Vote for the Hot Shot of the Week (Jan. 7th - 12th)

Westside, Tuckerman, Paragould, & Riverside are this week's nominees

  Fast Break Friday Night - 1/11

Highlights, scores, & more

Region 8 schools will host 2019 state & regional tournaments

Osceola & Izard County will host state basketball tournaments. Southside will host state baseball, softball, and soccer.

  Fast Break Overtime: Mammoth Spring

The Bears hit a buzzer beater to beat Hillcrest.

  Marion basketball makes SportsCenter Top 10

Makyi Boyce, Detrick Reeves, and Timothy Ceasar combined for an unreal slam.

  Tuesday high school basketball roundup (1/8)

Watch highlights of 6 games in the 5A East

  Fast Break Overtime - Rector

Ellie Ford hit a buzzer beater as the Lady Cougars beat Sloan-Hendrix.

  Ridgefield Christian & Pocahontas are Hot Shots of the Week (Jan. 3rd-5th)

The winners are voted on by you on kait8.com

  Kell Classic continues Monday night

The 33rd annual George Kell Hall of Fame Classic continued on Monday night.