RUSSELLVILLE, AR (KAIT) - 3 teams from Region 8 can now call themselves champions after winning state volleyball titles in Russellville on Saturday.
In the 6A classification, Jonesboro defeated Benton in the title game to claim their 11th overall volleyball championship and their first since 2008. The Hurricane beat Benton in 5 sets in a back and forth matchup to claim the state championship.
5A featured an all Region 8 battle. Paragould and Batesville had never won a state title in the history of their volleyball programs but one walked away with their first. Paragould topped Batesville in straight sets 3-0 to win their first ever state volleyball championship.
The 4A state title game pitted Valley View against Mena. Valley View was able to win their fourth state championship in row. This marked the 2nd time the Blazers have had a four-peat in the state title department in their volleyball history.
There will be more coverage of the games Sunday on Region 8 News at Five and Ten.
Congratulations to all of the teams competeting in the state title games and those of you who have earned the title of champions!