High-school

  2021 Regional Baseball Tournament Central

Brookland, Tuckerman, and Izard County are hosting this week.

  Baseball team honors player’s family impacted by cancer

  Conference champions crowned in HS track & field

  School to probe girls’ basketball program

  Region 8 HS Sports Scoreboard (4/27/21)

  Region 8 HS Sports Scoreboard (4/26/21)

Simpson steps down as Searcy head coach

Continued Coverage

  Piggott to name stadium after Hunter Midkiff, family creates scholarship fund

  Region 8 HS Sports Scoreboard (4/23/21)

  Region 8 HS Sports Scoreboard (4/22/21)

  Region 8 HS Sports Scoreboard (4/21/21)

  Billy Joe Murray, Jesse Mason among 2021 class of Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

  Region 8 HS Spring Sports Scoreboard (4/20/21)

  Region 8 HS Spring Sports Scoreboard (4/16/21)

Friday featured conference showdowns on the diamond along with non-conference tilts.

  Region 8 HS Spring Sports Scoreboard (4/13/21)

It was another busy Tuesday on the diamond and on the pitch around Northeast Arkansas.

  Region 8 HS Spring Sports Scoreboard (4/12/21)

Poinsett County teams faced off on the diamond in non-conference action.

  Paul Hoffman Hurricane Relays contested Thursday in Jonesboro

Jonesboro hosted Nettleton, Valley View, Greene County Tech, Paragould, and Marion.

Longtime Forrest City basketball coach Dwight Lofton passes away

  Several NEA standouts land on 2021 All-Arkansas Preps boys and girls basketball teams

  Region 8 HS Spring Sports Scoreboard (4/6/21)

  Region 8 HS Spring Sports Scoreboard (4/5/21)

  Region 8 HS Spring Sports Scoreboard (4/1/21)

  Region 8 HS Spring Sports Scoreboard (3/31/21)

  Region 8 HS Spring Sports Scoreboard (3/29/21)

Valley View softball moved to 10-0 with a home victory over East Poinsett County

  Final Arkansas Sports Media HS basketball polls released for 2020-21 season

Jonesboro tops both polls in 5A. Melbourne is the #1 team in the Overall Girls Poll.

  Jonesboro boys & girls win Saturday to sweep 5A State Basketball Championships

The Hurricane beat Maumelle 58-56, the Lady Hurricane beat West Memphis 47-39 to win their 3rd state title in the last 6 years

  Melbourne girls beat Salem to win 3rd straight 2A State Championship

Kenley McCarn had 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists as the Lady Bearkatz won 55-34.

Viola boys & Rural Special girls win Thursday in Day 1 of State Basketball Finals

The Longhorns and Lady Rebels surged in the 2nd half.

Batesville & Izard County are Hot Shots of the Week (3/8/21 - 3/12/21)

The Lady Pioneers and Cougars won the fan vote on the kait8.com Sports page.

  2021 State Girls Basketball Tournament Central

We'll have two all NEA matchups in the state finals: Jonesboro vs. West Memphis and Melbourne vs. Salem.

  2021 State Boys Basketball Tournament Central

Melbourne is hosting 2A.

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (3/8/21 - 3/12/21)

Jonesboro, Batesville, Earle, and Izard County are this week's nominees.

  Batesville’s Isabella Higginbottom drops 57 pts Thursday in 5A 1st Round

She set the new AAA record for most points in a girls basketball state tournament game (five players a team).

  Viola & Mountain View are Hot Shots of the Week (3/1/21 - 3/5/21)

The Longhorns & Lady Yellowjackets won the fan vote on the kait8.com Sports page.

Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (3/1/21 - 3/5/21)

Jonesboro, Harding Academy, Viola, Marmaduke, Melbourne, & Mountain View are nominees.

  2021 Regional Basketball Tournament Central

The Road to Hot Springs runs through Blytheville, Manila, Rector, Melbourne, and Izard County. We'll update this page with scores, matchups, and highlights.

  Pocahontas & Marion are the Hot Shots of the Week (2/22/21 - 2/26/21)

The Redskins & Lady Patriots won a fan vote on the kait8.com Sports page.

  Rector prepares for Regional Tournament with updated AAA COVID guidelines

With postseason basketball around the corner, the Arkansas Activities Association announced an update to COVID-19 guidelines Monday.

  Carrie Satterfield-Eoff continues unique journey in basketball

She played for Arkansas in the 1998 Women's Final Four and had success as a high school coach. Now she's in her first season as an official.

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (2/22/21 - 2/26/21)

Newport, Pocahontas, Brookland, & Marion are this week's nominees.

  AAA to keep previous COVID-19 directives for basketball tournament

The Arkansas Activities Association announced in a short press release Friday afternoon that the regional basketball tournaments in the state will follow the same COVID-19 directives as previously issued by the Arkansas Department of Health.

  Fast Break Friday Night (2/26/21)

Our Game of the Night features a traditional football power having a milestone season in boys basketball. 13-3 Newport hosts 21-9 Pangburn in the 3A-2 Semifinals.

Arkansas Activities Association will stream all state basketball tournament games

All the games will be streamed on the new AAA app and on the new AAA broadcast website.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/25/21)

Conference tournaments continued Thursday all over the Natural State. District tournaments also continued in Missouri.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/23/21)

District tournaments continued Tuesday in Arkansas and in Missouri.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/22/21)

The 4A-3 Tournament tipped off Monday plus we had some marquee non-conference matchups.

  AAA moves dates for 2021 Regional & State Basketball Tournaments

They’re allowing conferences to finish their regular seasons and tournaments.

Winter weather impacts NEA HS basketball

The 4A-3 Tournament is delayed until at least Thursday. The 2A-2 Tournament has been canceled.

  Greene County Tech & Melbourne are the Hot Shots of the Week (2/8/21 - 2/12/21)

The Golden Eagles & Lady Bearkatz won the fan vote on the kait8.com Sports page.

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (2/8/21 - 2/12/21)

Valley View, Greene County Tech, Melbourne, & Walnut Ridge are this week's nominees.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/9/21)

Valley View swept rival Westside at home Tuesday night.

  Melbourne & Paragould are the Hot Shots of the Week (2/1/21 - 2/5/21)

The Bearkatz & Lady Rams won the fan vote on the kait8.com Sports page.

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (2/1/21 - 2/5/21)

Blytheville, Melbourne, Nettleton, & Paragould are this week's nominees.

  Fast Break Friday Night (2/5/21)

Blytheville improved to 22-2 and clinched the 4A-3 title. The Chickasaws beat Southside in the Game of the Night.

  Hoxie Lady Mustangs succeeding amid COVID, small roster

The Lady Mustangs basketball team has just seven players on their roster. Combine that with COVID-19, it would be easy to understand if a team like Hoxie struggled this year. But the Lady Mustangs continue to succeed.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/4/21)

Ridgefield Christian and Melbourne picked up home victories.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/2/21)

5A East play resumed with several doubleheaders.

  Tuckerman & Batesville are the Hot Shots of the Week (1/25/21 - 1/29/21)

The Bulldogs & Lady Pioneers won the fan vote on the kait8.com Sports page.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/1/21)

The Brookland girls beat Westside 57-40 for their 9th straight victory. They’re 14-4 overall, 12-0 in 4A-3 play.

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (1/25/21 - 1/29/21)

Westside, Ridgefield Christian, & Tuckerman are on the boys ballot. Walnut Ridge, Hoxie, & Batesville are on the girls ballot.

  Hoxie Lady Mustangs find success led by longtime head coach and his daughters

Scott Brown has been coaching for over 20 years. He says each year he gets to coach is great, but it’s especially true right now as he’s coaching his three daughters.

  Fast Break Friday Night (1/29/21)

Earle beat Buffalo Island Central 78-67 in the Game of the Night to stay perfect in 2A-3 play.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/28/21)

Hoxie stayed perfect in 3A-3 play. The Lady Mustangs beat Walnut Ridge to move to 17-1 overall.

  Fast Break Overtime: Cameron Jones hits full court shot for Tuckerman

He collected an rebound and rifled a full court laser to beat the 3rd quarter buzzer.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/26/21)

Jonesboro remained perfect in 5A East play. The Hurricane routed Paragould for their 7th straight win

  Trumann & Melbourne are the Hot Shots of the Week (1/18/21 - 1/22/21)

The Wildcats & Lady Bearkatz won the fan vote on the kait8.com Sports page.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/25/21)

Bailey Augustine banked home a shot from 3/4 court at the buzzer. Walnut Ridge girls stay perfect in 3A-3 play with a road win at Manila.

New Arkansas Sports Media Basketball Polls released (1/25/21)

Jonesboro is #7 overall in boys. Batesville & Melbourne are in the top 5 in girls.

JHS volleyball coach Craig Cummings to retire at year’s end

Cummings has won four state titles and six conferences championships in 11 seasons as head coach

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (1/18/21 - 1/22/21)

Jonesboro, Brookland, Trumann, & Melbourne are this week's nominees. The polls close Tuesday at 4:00pm.

  Fast Break Friday Night (1/22/21)

Osceola beat Rivercrest 87-84 in our Game of the Night. The Seminoles improve to 11-2 overall & 10-0 in 3A-3 play.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/21/21)

Brookland improved to 11-3 overall & 9-0 in the 4A-3. The Lady Bearcats beat rival Valley View.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/19/21)

Jonesboro swept Nettleton in a 5A East doubleheader.

  Blytheville & Batesville are the Hot Shots of the Week (1/11/21 - 1/15/21)

The Chickasaws and Lady Pioneers won the fan vote on the kait8.com Sports page.

Six NEA standouts selected to 2020 ASM Football Super Team

Jonesboro had two selections: Marco Avant & Connor Clark.

  Jonesboro CB Brodie Williams commits to Austin Peay

He had 27 tackles, 5 interceptions & 2 TFL in 2020. Williams also had 488 combined yards in the return game.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/18/21)

Brookland edged Southside in a 4A-3 thriller.

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (1/11/2021 - 1/15/2021)

Blytheville, BIC, Batesville, & Marmaduke are this week's nominees.

  Walnut Ridge boys basketball grateful to be playing; coach discusses COVID concerns

The Walnut Ridge Bobcats, like every team in the state, are trying to balance competing on the court and staying healthy off of it.

  Fast Break Friday Night (1/15/2021)

Missouri signee Isabella Higginbottom dropped 37 pts as Batesville beat Nettleton 51-43 in the Game of the Night. The Lady Pioneers improve to 14-0 overall, 5-0 in conference.

Arkansas Activities Association announces 2021 Regional & State Tournament sites

Jonesboro will host the 5A State Baseball Tournament.