AR PBS Sports - 2023 High School Basketball State Championships

27 Feb 2023 in

Twenty-four schools are hungry for a state championship and AR PBS Sports, along with the Arkansas Activities Association, is ready to bring the high school basketball state championship games into your home! We’re sharing live broadcasts of the state finals from Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs so families and fans across Arkansas can enjoy the celebration from the comfort of your own home!

The current schedule of the Arkansas high school state finals, which will air live on AR PBS Sports, will feature the following Class 1A through 6A games.

  • 4A girls - Farmington vs. Nashville - Thursday, March 9, at noon.
  • 4A boys - Blytheville vs. Little Rock Christian - Thursday, March 9, at 1:45 p.m.
  • 5A girls - Vilonia vs. Greenwood - Thursday, March 9, at 6 p.m.
  • 5A boys - Pine Bluff vs. Lake Hamilton - Thursday, March 9, at 7:45 p.m.
  • 6A girls - Conway vs. North Little Rock - Friday, March 10, at noon.
  • 6A boys - Jonesboro vs. Springdale - Friday, March 10, at 1:45 p.m.
  • 1A girls - Mammoth Spring vs. Norfork - Friday, March 10, at 6 p.m.
  • 1A boys - Marked Tree vs. County Line - Friday, March 10, at 7:45 p.m.
  • 2A girls - Conway Christian vs. Mt. Vernon-Enola - Saturday, March 11, at 11:30 a.m.
  • 2A boys - Bigelow vs. Marshall - Saturday, March 11, at 1:15 p.m.
  • 3A girls - Lamar vs. Salem - Saturday, March 11, at 6 p.m.
  • 3A boys - Manila vs. Bergman - Saturday, March 11, at 7:45 p.m.

Throughout the state finals, AR PBS Sports will present profiles of outstanding student-athletes from each division and special segments, including “The Wild World of Mascots,” “Danyelle Musselman: Heart of the Hogs,” “Sportraits: Behind the Lens” and “Derrian Ford: A Legend in the Making” highlighting unique Arkansas sports stories.

We’re proud to partner with the Arkansas Activities Association again this year to provide a way for all fans to join us and cheer on their favorite teams! You’ll be able to watch with us on our primary channel, AR PBS-1, over-the-air, on cable and on satellite. (Learn more about what AR PBS channel serves your region here, and see what channels we are available on with local cable and satellite companies here.)

But that’s not the only way to tune in! You can also watch via smart TVs and devices on the PBS Video App. Plus, beginning the week after each broadcast, championships will be available to watch online at and

See more at

Hoping for even more ways to connect with all the action? You can download pictures from the state finals matchups at You can also get free AR PBS Sports updates when you sign up for our newsletter here.

Arkansas high school state finals games are also broadcast live on 103.7 The Buzz in Central Arkansas and at

“AR PBS Sports,” created in partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association, is the home for high school state championships in Arkansas, recognizes the vital role high school activities play in the education and development of young adults while connecting families statewide by featuring hometown athletes competing in the biggest games of the season. In partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association, Arkansas PBS will broadcast high school championship activities for football, basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball for classifications 7A-1A, including 8-man football. In addition to creating viewing opportunities for those who may not be able to attend the games, AR PBS Sports enables talented young athletes to connect with college recruiters and potential scholarships.

An up-to-date schedule with options for email reminders and calendar syncing is available at

Arkansas Activities Association