Fastbreak Friday Night

  35th Barry Pruitt Hurricane Classic continues

Jonesboro was the only local team to advance in the opening day of the three-day tournament.

Region 8 HS athletes sign to play college sports (2019-2020)

  High School Basketball Scoreboard 12/02

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (11/26/19)

Jones keeps Hogs unbeaten with late bucket in OT

  Zane Butler’s 41 pt performance highlights Day 1 of Brookland Invitational Tournament

  GR8 Act of Kindness: Corning/Piggott girls basketball

Continued Coverage

  NEA HS Scoreboard (11/19/19)

  Jonesboro guard Destiny Salary signs with Tennessee

  West Memphis forward Chris Moore signs with Auburn

  Wynne girls basketball snaps a 92 game losing streak

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (11/11)

Bracket set for 61st Williams Baptist University Tournament

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (11/5)

Hillcrest beat Ridgefield Christian 55-51 in the 1A-3 opener.

  NEA high school basketball scoreboard 11/04

Tuckerman sweeps Buffalo Island on Monday night

  Nettleton standout Elauna Eaton reflects after committing to Arkansas

She chose the Razorbacks over Ole Miss, LSU, NC State, & USC.

  Bay & Mammoth Spring split hoops doubleheader

Mammoth Spring girls and Bay boys come away with wins

  Conway all-state guard Caleb London commits to Arkansas State

  Nettleton junior G/F Tylei Wofford-Byrd commits to UT-Martin

  Nettleton standout Elauna Eaton reveals top 5

  Jonesboro, Valley View claim G.R.O.W NEA Alumni Basketball Tournament titles

  G.R.O.W. NEA Alumni Basketball Tournament tips off

Region 8 HS athletes sign to play college sports (2018-2019)

  Work on new gym, baseball and softball complex to start

Walnut Ridge School District is expecting to break ground on a few projects Monday.

  Cedar Ridge great Spencer Reaves giving back at Summer Skills Clinic

He averaged 15 points a game this past season in Spain.

  Melbourne girls basketball celebrates Thursday with state title ring ceremony

The Lady Bearkatz won 30 games and the 2A State Championship in the 2018-19 season.

  Bay’s Grove signs with Santa Monica College

The center averaged 11.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game last season

  Batesville’s Taylor Griffin wins All Arkansas Preps Female Athlete of the Year

She earned All-State honors in 3 different sports (basketball, volleyball, track)

  Mya Love focusing on Arkansas State after All-Star performance

She dropped 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, and an assist on the way to MVP honors.

  Batesville’s Stan Fowler received three state awards from AHSCA

He won the Lowell Manning Award as the Arkansas Coach of the Year across all sports. Fowler also took home the Outstanding Girls Coach award and Girls Basketball Coach of the Year honors.

  Several Region 8 standouts in Conway for AHSCA All-Star weekend

Games are being played at the University of Central Arkansas.

  High Five Basketball Camp in the books

Five area high school coaches collaborate to teach the future stars of the game and hang out with some close friends

  2019 2A State Finals MVP Reagan Rapert commits to Arkansas State

She had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals in March as Melbourne beat Riverside to win the 2A State Championship.

  Tate heads up Paragould Girls Hoops Camp

Former Arkansas State great Sonja Tate running basketball camp as new Paragould High School girls basketball coach

Former GCT coach Scott Bowlin named head coach at Melbourne

Won state championships with the Golden Eagles in 2007 and 2009

  JHS greats Kahron Ross & Tony Hutson giving back at Future Canes Basketball Academy

The three day event concluded Thursday at Don Riggs Hurricane Gymnasium.

  Mark McCord steps down, Aaron Deaton named new Nettleton boys basketball coach

Deaton served as an assistant coach under McCord for the past 13 seasons.

Ben Lindsey leaves Paragould to take Magnolia boys head coaching job

He led the Rams for the last 7 seasons.

17 Region 8 standouts selected as AHSCA Basketball All-Stars

Arkansas State signees Avery Felts and Mya Love will play in Conway in June.

  Arkansas State legend Sonja Tate named new Paragould girls basketball coach

The West Memphis native was a former ASU Mid-South head coach and former A-State assistant.

Jonesboro football to 7A among several NEA changes in 2020-2022 AAA numbers

The Golden Hurricane, Brookland, and Salem are moving up. Marked Tree will play 1A basketball in 2020.

  Newport’s Rucker signs with Williams Baptist

Becomes second Rucker brother to play at WBU

  Several NEA basketball players & coaches earn ARBCA Top 5 honors

A banquet was held Monday night in Little Rock.

  Several NEA selections on All-USA Arkansas Girls Basketball Team

Nettleton's Elauna Eaton lands on the 1st Team.

  Michigan coach faces new charge in assault of referee in McCracken County

A man is back in custody after a reported assault at the Sports Plex on US Highway 60 West on Saturday, April 6.

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

Jonesboro guard Marcedus Leech is on the first team.

  Roberson brothers sign with Crowley’s Ridge basketball

Bomani and Kemani are basketball and baseball standouts at Tuckerman

  Region 8 hoopers shine in The Sun Senior Classic

White team picks up wins in both the boys and girls contests.

Paragould’s Jay Cook named new Cabot girls basketball coach

The A-State alum led the Lady Rams to 196 wins and the 2014 5A State Championship.

Region 8 represented on All-State basketball teams

All-State high school basketball teams released

  Melbourne girls claim 2A state championship with win over Riverside

Reagan Rapert had 12 points and six rebounds as Melbourne wins the 2A state championship 48-23 over Riverside

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

Arkansas State men fall at home to Louisiana on Senior Day 90-87.

  Thayer wins first girls basketball state championship in program history

The Lady Bobcats beat Mid Buchanan 52-35.

  Mountain View beats Atkins to win 3A Girls State Championship

Aubrey Isbell had 24 pts, Kaley Shipman 21 in the 59-48 victory.

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

The Lions in red fell to the Lions in purple 77-71.

  Izard County boys win 1A State Championship

The Cougars beat Nevada 67-46 for their first state title since 2008.

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

The Lady Hurricane couldn’t rally from a cold shooting 1st half, falling to the Lady Warriors 63-35.

  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

The Patriots will face Hall Thursday in Hot Springs

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

The Lady Bearkatz will face Riverside in the 2A Girls State Championship.

  Batesville girls preparing for first finals appearance in 27 years

The Lady Pioneers face Berryville Thursday at 5:45pm in the 4A State Championship

  2019 Izard County squad shares connection to 2008 state champions

The Cougars play in the 1A State Championship Friday night, looking to repeat the feat the '08 squad achieved.

  Jonesboro girls focused on repeat title

The Jonesboro High School girls basketball team will look to win a second straight state championship Friday against Little Rock Christian.

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

Mountain View girls basketball looks for a different outcome in the state championship game this season

  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