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About AR PBS Sports

AR PBS Sports, the new 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. Under contract with the Arkansas Activities Association, Arkansas PBS will broadcast high school championship activities for football, basketball, baseball and softball for classifications 1A-7A. 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 possible scholarships.

How To Watch

Arkansas PBS in partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association will broadcast the 2020 high school basketball state finals live March 12-14.

Watch the games on Arkansas PBS's main channel. Check for channel information.

In the week following the finals, games will be available online at AR PBS Sports, allowing coaches, players, families, college recruiters and others to watch at their convenience. Games will also be viewable at and through the PBS app on mobile or streaming devices. DVDs will also be available for purchase here.

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

The Arkansas high school basketball state finals will air live on Arkansas PBS Sports Thurs., March 12, through Sat., March 14.

Thurs., March 12

  • Game 1 at 11:45 a.m. - 1A Girls, Viola vs. Kirby
  • Game 2 at 1:25 p.m. - 1A Boys, Izard County vs. Nevada
  • Game 3 at 5:57 p.m. - 2A Girls, Quitman vs. Melbourne
  • Game 4 at 7:30 p.m. - 2A Boys, England vs. Earle

Fri., March 13

  • Game 5 at 11:45 a.m. - 3A Girls, Valley Springs vs. Mountain View
  • Game 6 at 1:25 p.m. - 3A Boys, Osceola vs. Rivercrest
  • Game 7 at 5:57 p.m. - 4A Girls, Star City vs. Farmington
  • Game 8 at 7:30 p.m. - 4A Boys, Magnolia vs. Mills University Studies

Sat., March 14

  • Game 9 at 11:15 a.m. - 5A Girls, Greenwood vs. Nettleton
  • Game 10 at 12:55 p.m. - 5A Boys, Jacksonville vs. West Memphis
  • Game 11 at 5:57 p.m. - 6A Girls, Fayetteville vs. Bentonville
  • Game 12 at 7:30 p.m. - 6A Boys, Conway vs. Little Rock Central

*Game times subject to change in the event of overtime.

Join the AR PBS Sports Booster Club

As a sports fan, you know that athletics connect us – inspiring us through examples of perseverance and spirit and bringing excitement and fun to our lives. You also know that not everyone is able to see the game in person. That’s why Arkansas PBS brings the action to you and every Arkansan!

AR PBS Sports guarantees that you always get the best seat in the house for Arkansas high school sports championships. As a member of the AR PBS Sports Booster Club, you’ll support high school sports programming, including football, basketball, baseball and softball.

Join the Arkansas PBS Sports Booster Club at or by calling 800-662-2386, and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that your support makes AR PBS Sports action possible!

Levels of Support

  • Rookie – $35
    First year Arkansas PBS Sports membership, Arkansas PBS logo thank you gift, one year of Arkansas PBS Magazine
  • All-Star – $60
    Includes one-year membership with Arkansas PBS Magazine, plus an Arkansas PBS T-shirt and one-year subscription to Arkansas PBS Passport on-demand streaming video

Thank you to the businesses that support AR PBS Sports

AR PBS Sports is generously supported by the following businesses that believe in the important role high school activities play in the education and development of young adults. They also support participation, sportsmanship and achievement for the good of players, parents and fans across the state.

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If your business or organization would like information about supporting this project, please contact Mark Herbst at 501-269-4546 or

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The Arkansas Activities Association is the statewide governing body for athletics and activities in Arkansas. The AAA's mission is to promote the value of participation in interscholastic activities in the AAA member schools and to provide services to the schools in a fair and impartial manner while assisting and supporting their efforts to develop thinking, productive and prepared individuals as they become positive, contributing citizens modeling the democratic principles of our state and nation.

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