Fastbreak Friday Night

  High School basketball scoreboard 02/22

Regional play begins next week

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

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/18/2020)

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

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

  Fast Break Friday Night (2/14/2020)

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

Continued Coverage

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/11/2020)

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

  Hoxie girls and Walnut Ridge boys win Lawrence County Tournament

  Fast Break Friday Night (2/7/2020)

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (2/4/2020)

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

  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)

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

  High School basketball scoreboard 01/27

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

  Fast Break Friday Night (1/24/2020)

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

  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.

  NEA High School Basketball Scoreboard (1/14/2020)

Tuesday night marked the 2nd night of 5A East play

  Gosnell & Melbourne win the Hot Shots of the Week (Jan. 6th - 11th)

Over 1,200 total votes were cast on the kait8.com Sports page

Four 5A East standouts nominated for 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game

The final rosters will be revealed later this month.

  High School basketball 01/13 Scoreboard

High School basketball 01/13

  Vote for the Hot Shot of the Week (1/6/2020 - 1/11/2020)

Greene County Tech, Gosnell, Batesville, & Melbourne are this week's nominees.

  2020 Kell Classic Central

Check out highlights, scores, & more.

  Fast Break Friday Night (1/10/2020)

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

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/7/20)

Blytheville, Gosnell, & Melbourne picked up wins in marquee matchups.

Region 8 girls dominating latest basketball prep poll

Nettleton, Batesville, Mountain View, Melbourne & Viola currently at the top of their classifications

  KELL CLASSIC: Rivercrest, Viola & Trumann boys pick up Monday wins

The tournament continues on Wednesday

  Natural State Hoopfest concludes Saturday at Jonesboro High

Greene County Tech picked up a win but Nettleton, Osceola, & Jonesboro fell.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/3/20)

Host Jonesboro beat Parkview in the Natural State Hoopfest.

  73rd NEA Tournament Central

We’ll update this page all tournament long with scores, schedule, and highlights.

  Meet Arkansas State basketball signee Caleb London

London earned All-Tournament honors as Conway won the Ronnie Brogdon Invitational in Highland.

  Conway & Middle College win division titles at Ronnie Brogdon Invitational

The tournament features 16 teams in 2 brackets (Outlaw and Maverick). The champions will receive wrestling style belts.

  Annie Camp Junior High athletes help save man from committing suicide

The routine walk to Sonic before a basketball game turned into a heart-dropping moment for a group of young girls between the ages of 12 and 14-years-old.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/17/19)

Marmaduke swept Rector in a rivalry doubleheader.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/16/19)

Valley View & Westside picked up 4A-3 victories.

  Hillcrest boys basketball off to a 16-1 start

They captured the Battle of the Border Tournament title this past weekend in Mammoth Spring

  Semifinal Friday at First National Bank Shootout featured 37 pt performance by Isabella Higginbottom

Batesville will face Central Arkansas Christian for the tournament title on Saturday.

  Batesville, Wynne, Mountain View, & Southside advance to Lyon College Tournament finals

Championship games will be contested Saturday at Becknell Gymnasium.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/12/19)

Gosnell moved to 7-0 and the finals of the Gerald Jennings Tournament.

  Fast Break Overtime: Tuckerman & Marmaduke

Cameron Jones & Reesa Hampton provided dramatic finishes in the last 48 hours.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/10/19)

Blytheville, Marked Tree, & Rector pick up conference wins.

  North Little Rock holds off Jonesboro to win Hurricane Classic title

Izard County, Cabot & Russellville also pick up Saturday victories

  Viola girls & Westside boys take home Williams Baptist Tournament titles

Lady Longhorns move to 16-0; while Warriors win their second title in the last 5 years

  35th Barry Pruitt Hurricane Classic continues

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

  Championship Games set for 61st WBU Tournament

Riley Felkins had another spectacular performance in Walnut Ridge.

Brackets & game times revealed for 73rd NEA Tournament

The tournament tips of December 19th at First National Bank Arena. Game times will be revealed next week.

  High School Basketball Scoreboard 12/02

WBU Tournament begins in Walnut Ridge

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (11/26/19)

Valley View swept a doubleheader at GCT, Manila boys beat EPC to move to 5-1

Jones keeps Hogs unbeaten with late bucket in OT

Razorbacks beat Georgia Tech 62-61

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

Greene County Tech, Brookland, and Blytheville advance to the semifinals.

  GR8 Act of Kindness: Corning/Piggott girls basketball

Natalie Winchester scored the final points of the game, continuing quite the inspirational story.

  NEA HS Scoreboard (11/19/19)

The Nettleton girls opened the season with a 64-35 victory at Brookland.

  Jonesboro guard Destiny Salary signs with Tennessee

ProspectsNation.com has Salary rated No. 92 overall and No. 20 among guards.

  West Memphis forward Chris Moore signs with Auburn

Four-star prospect selected Tigers over Arkansas & Memphis

  Wynne girls basketball snaps a 92 game losing streak

The Lady Yellowjackets beat Cross County 58-38 Tuesday evening.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (11/11)

The Jonesboro Lady Hurricane opened their season with a win over Riverside.

Bracket set for 61st Williams Baptist University Tournament

The tourney tips off Monday, December 2nd.

  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

He averaged 18 points, 6 rebounds, & 3 assists last season for the Wampus Cats.

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

She shot 50% from the field & 37% from 3 point range in the 2018-19 season for the 25-3 Lady Raiders.

  Nettleton standout Elauna Eaton reveals top 5

Arkansas is one of the schools in the mix for the 5-star Lady Raider.

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

Hurricane men claim their second straight tournament championship

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

The tourney is also a back to school fundraiser. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids, but you can get in free if you donate school supplies.