Fastbreak Friday Night

Arkansas Activities Association preparing to resume sports this fall

Arkansas high schools started summer workouts on June 1st. They’re in Phase 1 of the ADH Directive for Community and School Sponsored Team Sports.

  Blytheville basketball feeling at home at new Chickasaw Arena

  Several NEA standouts win accolades at 2020 All Arkansas Preps banquet

  Rick Luna takes over as Viola boy’s basketball coach

  Osceola boys basketball holds state championship ring ceremony

  Debate over Highland School’s ‘Rebel’ mascot leads to petitions

Report: Hot Springs to host state basketball finals through 2026

Continued Coverage

  ADH releases updated COVID-19 guidelines, more NEA sports in action

  Valley View’s CJ Delancy commits to D1 Long Island University

  Mammoth Spring guard Alex Mero commits to Crowley’s Ridge College

  Marmaduke’s Reesa Hampton commits to Williams Baptist University

  Batesville All-State guard Isabella Higginbottom commits to Missouri

  Searcy All-State guard Freddy Hicks signs with Tarleton State

Arkansas Activities Association reveals 2020 All-Star Basketball rosters

The boys and girls games were scheduled for June 27th in Conway. But All-Star Weekend was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

  Josh Bateman named new Salem girls basketball coach

He led Tuckerman for the past 7 seasons, the Bulldogs reached the 2017 3A State Finals.

  GCT All-State guard Zane Butler commits to Link Year Prep

The Branson, Missouri squad competes all over the country & helps develop future D1 basketball players. 2020 SEC Co-Player of the Year Mason Jones played at Link Prep before suiting up at Arkansas.

  Arkansas Activities Association cancels remainder of spring sports calendar

The decision also includes State Finals Weekend & AHSCA All-Star Weekend.

NEA well represented on 2020 All-State Tournament Basketball Team

Arkansas Activities Association extends dead period through May 30th

  Arkansas Activities Association cancels remainder of state basketball finals

NEA well represented on 2020 All-State Basketball Team

10 NEA standouts honored by ADG, Eaton named Girls Player of the Year

  Several NEA standouts on MaxPreps Arkansas All-State Basketball Teams

Arkansas Activities Association extends dead period through April 17th

During this dead period, teams aren’t allowed to practice, lift weights together, play games, or travel to competition. Athletic facilities are also closed.

Melbourne girls surge in 2nd, win back to back 2A State Championships

The Lady Bearkatz beat Quitman 47-28 to complete a 35-2 season.

  Arkansas Activities Association postpones state finals, suspends spring sports

The Thursday evening session will be played as scheduled.

  Izard County boys & Viola girls fall in 1A State Basketball Finals

The Cougars and Lady Longhorns were in action Thursday in Hot Springs.

  Izard County, Melbourne, & Viola hold state finals sendoffs Wednesday

State basketball championships will be on the line Thursday-Saturday in Hot Springs.

  Earle boys looking for 4th state championship in last 5 years

The bulldogs face England Thursday at 7:45 p.m.

  Osceola-Rivercrest to add to rivalry in 3A state basketball championship

Seminoles and Colts meet up on Friday at 1:45 at Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs

  Izard County boys & Viola girls advance to 1A State Finals

The Cougars and Lady Longhorns won Saturday to punch tickets to Hot Springs.

  Nettleton girls, West Memphis boys advance to 5A State Finals

The 5A East will be well represented in Hot Springs.

Earle boys, Melbourne girls advance to 2A State Finals

The Bulldogs and Lady Bearkatz are no stranger to Hot Springs.

  Mississippi County rivals Rivercrest & Osceola advance to 3A State Championship Game

The Colts and Seminoles won Saturday to secure a matchup in Hot Springs.

  Fast Break Friday Night (3/6/2020)

It's a State Quarterfinal edition of Fast Break. Watch at 10:15pm on KAIT, kait8.com, & on the Region 8 News app.

  2020 2A State Basketball Tournament Central

We'll update this page with scores from NEA teams.

  2020 3A State Basketball Tournament Central

We'll update this page with scores from NEA teams.

  2020 4A State Basketball Tournament Central

We'll update this page with scores from NEA teams.

  2020 5A State Basketball Tournament Central

We'll update this page with scores from NEA teams.

  Izard County & Batesville are Hot Shots of the Week (2/26/2020 - 2/29/2020)

The Cougars & Lady Pioneers win the kait8.com fan vote

  2020 1A State Basketball Tournament Central

We'll update this page with scores from NEA teams.

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (2/26/2020 - 2/29/2020)

Rivercrest, Izard County, Batesville, & Hoxie are the nominees.

  3A 3 Regional Tournament Central (Harding)

We’ll update this page with scores and highlights.

  Fast Break Friday Night (2/28/2020)

Our Game of the Night features 27-7 Bay against 21-8 Rector. The Yellowjackets and Cougars face off in the 2A North boys semifinal.

  1A 2 Regional Tournament Central (Hillcrest)

We’ll update this page with scores & highlights

  Newport & Mountain Home are the Hot Shots of the Week (Feb. 17th - 21st)

The Greyhounds & Lady Bombers won the kait8.com fan vote.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/25/2020)

The 5A East had the spotlight Tuesday night.

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (2/17/2020 - 2/21/2020)

Newport, Bay, Mountain Home, and Mammoth Spring are the nominees.

  High School basketball scoreboard 02/22

Regional play begins next week

  Fast Break Friday Night (2/21/2020)

23-3 Nettleton hosts 19-5 Mountain Home in our Game of the Night. The Lady Raiders look to inch closer to their 5th straight conference title.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/20/2020)

We'll have an all Mississippi County matchup for the 3A-3 Tournament title.

  Brookland & Southside are the Hot Shots of the Week (2/10/2020 - 2/14/2020)

The Bearcats & Lady Southerners win the kait8.com fan vote.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/18/2020)

Conference play continued for some while district tournaments were in full swing in 4A, 3A, 2A, and 1A.

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (2/10/2020 - 2/14/2020)

Brookland, Tuckerman, Southside, & Viola are the nominees.

  Harrisburg’s Gavin Grubbs going viral for assist on Senior Night

The Make-a-Wish alum is in his senior season as the Hornets manager, statistician, and social media guru.

  Fast Break Friday Night (2/14/2020)

26-3 Hillcrest makes the trek to 26-6 Viola in our Game of the Night.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/11/2020)

Andrew Laird got the game winner with 3.7 seconds left as Westside beat Valley View.

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (2/3/2020 - 2/8/2020)

Westside, Manila, Nettleton, & Valley View are the nominees.

  Hoxie girls and Walnut Ridge boys win Lawrence County Tournament

Lady Mustangs win 13th game in a row

  Fast Break Friday Night (2/7/2020)

Reigning state champion Marion beat West Memphis in our Game of the Night

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/4/2020)

Riley Felkins dropped 33 points as Westside beat Brookland 52-35.

  Nettleton & Batesville win the Hot Shots of the Week (Jan. 27th - 31st)

The Raiders and Lady Pioneers take the fan vote on the kait8.com Sports page.

  High School basketball scoreboard 02/03

Lawrence County Tournament continues from Walnut Ridge

  Vote for the Hot Shot of the Week (1/27/2020 - 1/31/2020)

Nettleton, Ridgefield Christian, Batesville, and Viola are this week's nominees. The poll closes Tuesday at 8:00pm.

  Fast Break Friday Night (1/31/2020)

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

  Fast Break Overtime: Mountain Home

Wyatt Gilbert hit a game winner Friday for Mountain Home.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/28/2020)

Elauna Eaton paid homage to Kobe Bryant in Nettleton's win over Jonesboro.

  Manila & Brookland are the Hot Shots of the Week (1/20/2020 - 1/24/2020)

The Lions and Lady Bearcats win the kait8.com fan vote.

  High School basketball scoreboard 01/27

High school basketball 01/27

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (1/20/2020 - 1/24/2020)

Manila, Hillcrest, Brookland, & Jonesboro are this week's nominees.

  Fast Break Friday Night (1/24/2020)

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

Former Blytheville basketball coach Danny Ebbs selected to AHSCA Hall of Fame

He led the Chickasaws to the 1989 NEA Tournament, State, and Overall State Championships.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/21/2020)

Blytheville swept the season series with Valley View.

Jonesboro & Walnut Ridge win the Hot Shots of the Week (Jan. 13th-18th)

The Golden Hurricane and Lady Bobcats win the kait8.com fan vote.

  High School basketball 01/20

NEA scoreboard 01/20

  Vote for the Hot Shot of the Week (1/13/2020 - 1/18/2020)

Valley View, Jonesboro, Nettleton, & Walnut Ridge are this week's nominees.

  5A basketball teams rally around official who has colon cancer

Eight basketball rivals are putting their differences to the side for one night they call “together playing for BC.”

  Fast Break Friday Night (1/17/2020)

Fast Break Friday Night tips at 10:15pm on KAIT, kait8.com, and on the Region 8 News app

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/16/2020)

The Hoxie girls stayed perfect in a 3A-3 play with a 66-55 victory over Walnut Ridge.

Arkansas Activities Association reveals 2020 state & regional tournament sites

Valley View will host state volleyball along with regional baseball and softball.

  Walnut Ridge junior Bailey Augustine leads the state in scoring

She dropped a career high 49 points Monday in a overtime win over Osceola.