Fastbreak Friday Night

  High School basketball 01/20

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

  5A basketball teams rally around official who has colon cancer

  Fast Break Friday Night (1/17/2020)

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/16/2020)

Arkansas Activities Association reveals 2020 state & regional tournament sites

Continued Coverage

  Walnut Ridge junior Bailey Augustine leads the state in scoring

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

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

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

  High School basketball 01/13 Scoreboard

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

  2020 Kell Classic Central

Check out highlights, scores, & more.

  Fast Break Friday Night (1/10/2020)

Watch at 10:15pm on KAIT,, 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

  Natural State Hoopfest concludes Saturday at Jonesboro High

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/3/20)

  73rd NEA Tournament Central

  Meet Arkansas State basketball signee Caleb London

  Conway & Middle College win division titles at Ronnie Brogdon Invitational

  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.

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

We’ll update this page over the coming days and months with athletes heading to the next level.

  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 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.

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

We’ll update this page with athletes that are going to the next level.

  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.