Fastbreak Friday Night

  School to probe girls’ basketball program

Blytheville School Board ordered administration to investigate the girls’ high school basketball program after accusations of inequities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Continued Coverage

  2021 State Girls Basketball Tournament Central

  2021 State Boys Basketball Tournament Central

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

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

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

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

  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)

  AAA to keep previous COVID-19 directives for basketball tournament

  Fast Break Friday Night (2/26/21)

Arkansas Activities Association will stream all state basketball tournament games

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/14/21)

Thursday was headlined by a 4A-3 showdown at Chickasaw Arena. Blytheville beat Southside 55-47.

  Fast Break Overtime: Isaiah Ellenburg throws it down for RCS

The Warriors beat Hillcrest Tuesday night.

  Fast Break Overtime: Jordan Andrews drops 40 pts Tuesday in Thayer win

The Bobcats are off to a 11-1 start.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/12/21)

Jonesboro swept West Memphis in a 5A East doubleheader.

  Rector & Batesville win the Hot Shots of the Week (1/4/21 - 1/9/21)

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

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/11/21)

Valley View got a road win at rival Westside. Blytheville improved to 14-2 with a victory at Brookland.

New Arkansas Sports Media Basketball Polls released (1/11/21)

Marion is ranked #4 overall in boys. Batesville & Melbourne are #4 & #5 in girls.

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (1/4/2021 - 1/9/2021)

Jonesboro, Rector, Batesville, & Tuckerman are the nominees.

  Fast Break Friday Night (1/8/2021)

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

Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/7/21)

Tuckerman swept Hoxie in a Thursday doubleheader at Bly Story Fieldhouse.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/5/21)

5A East play resumed on the first Tuesday of 2021.

  Riverside’s Buster Campbell collects 900th career win

Rebels visit Tuckerman on Friday night

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

Jonesboro swept a doubleheader with Mountain Home.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/31/20)

The Valley View girls got a 4A-3 road win at Trumann.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/30/20)

The Paragould girls got a road win at Brookland.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/29/20)

The Viola boys beat Brookland to improve to 17-2.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/28/20)

Nettleton notched a pair of wins Monday night at Raider Gym.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/22/20)

Blytheville beat Osceola in a Mississippi County clash.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/21/20)

Rector swept a doubleheader at Cross County.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/18/20)

Jonesboro & Batesville split a doubleheader in Independence County. Greene County Tech swept a twinbill with Nettleton.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/17/20)

A rivalry renewed Thursday night at Bearcat Arena.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/15/20)

For the 2nd straight night, a 1A team hung tough with a 5A team

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/14/20)

Two teams gunning for Hot Springs met in Jonesboro. The Golden Hurricane surged in the 2nd half to beat Izard County 70-56 on Monday.

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (12/8/20)

Nettleton split a doubleheader Tuesday with Beebe. The Lady Raiders won to improve to 6-2.

  12/3/20 NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard

Greene County Tech beat Blytheville in a matchup of undefeated teams.