JONESBORO — The top two seeds from the 4A-Northeast conference advanced with little trouble Tuesday in the first round of the Class 4A state volleyball tournament.

BROOKLAND — Brookland coach Eric Munoz is looking for more offensive balance in the last two games of the regular season.

JONESBORO — Nick Paremski’s first game as Arkansas State’s interim defensive coordinator got off to a rough start.

JONESBORO — Eleven area high school volleyball teams remain on the path to Hot Springs as state tournaments begin today in all five classifications.

JONESBORO — Pocahontas built a three-touchdown lead Friday night and staved off a Westside rally to leave Warrior Field with a 28-20 victory.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro won the senior boys’ division and host Valley View prevailed in the senior girls’ division of the Blazer Kid Spot Invitational cross country meet Tuesday at Joe Mack Campbell Park.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro has effectively defended the run this season, limiting opponents to roughly 3.3 yards per carry and just over 118 rushing yards per game.

JONESBORO — Brookland edged Valley View in five sets Thursday evening to win the 4A-Northeast district volleyball tournament championship, prevailing 18-25, 25-23, 25-23, 23-25, 17-15 to hand the Lady Blazers their first loss of the season.

JONESBORO — Nettleton has canceled its next two high school football games because of COVID-19 quarantines.

JONESBORO — Valley View’s point production didn’t line up with its yardage total last week.

JONESBORO — Two years have passed since Arkansas State last played Appalachian State, enough time for the Mountaineers to have two head coaching changes.

BROOKLAND — After a confidence-building victory, Brookland football coach Eric Munoz is reminding the Bearcats to stay on an even keel this week.

JONESBORO — Appalachian State’s bid for a fifth consecutive Sun Belt Conference football championship has been on hold.

JONESBORO — Bobby Engle would love to see Westside’s offense stay on the field as long as possible Friday night at Warrior Field.

JONESBORO — Jason Smith likes to say his longtime friend Greg Rainwater was tri-vocational.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State head football coach Blake Anderson announced Friday that defensive coordinator David Duggan and defensive pass game coordinator Ed Pinkham have been relieved of their coaching duties with the Red Wolves.

WEST MEMPHIS — Jonesboro ended a few years of frustration against the West Memphis Blue Devils on Friday night.

JONESBORO — Nettleton School District athletic director Greg Rainwater has died, the district said in a social media post Saturday morning.

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JONESBORO — Seven touchdown passes weren't enough. Arkansas State needed one more to beat Georgia State.

JONESBORO — Randy Coleman expects Jonesboro to face a better opponent tonight than West Memphis’ record and recent scores would suggest.

JONESBORO — Head coach Steven Hampton wasted no time issuing the Nettleton Raiders a new challenge after they polished off another home victory last week.

PARAGOULD — Rosalind Lutes, Taylor Abernathy and Saraya Hewitt combined for 27 kills Tuesday night to lead Jonesboro to a 25-22, 25-15, 25-12 sweep of Paragould in 5A-East conference volleyball.

BROOKLAND — While Brookland and Valley View haven’t met on the football field since 2013, their head coaches know each other pretty well.

JONESBORO — The last couple of weeks have been rough for the Westside Warriors.

JONESBORO — Valley View improved to 18-0 with Monday night’s 25-19, 25-16, 25-21 victory over Batesville in high school volleyball.

HOT SPRINGS — Jonesboro High School continued its domination of state tennis Tuesday afternoon, winning the boys team championship and the girls team championship in the Class 5A tournament at Lakeside High School.

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JONESBORO — Justin Rice earned an award no Arkansas State football player had previously received after his fourth game with the Red Wolves.

MARION — Jonesboro clinched its fourth consecutive 5A-East conference volleyball championship Thursday with a 25-23, 22-25, 25-12, 25-14 victory over Marion.

JONESBORO — Pine Bluff ran out of time before Jonesboro ran out of field to defend.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State was unlikely to have trouble against the Football Championship Subdivision team originally scheduled for its home opener.

JONESBORO — Every option in Nettleton’s backfield was a good one last week.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro’s conference opener seemed like a season opener in some ways, head coach Randy Coleman admits.

JONESBORO — Valley View completed a regular-sweep of Brookland with a 25-18, 25-17, 25-19 victory that clinched a 4A-Northeast volleyball co-championship Tuesday night.