The Nevada Blue Jays successfully earned the No. 1 seed from the 1A-5 Regional Tournament in the Class 1A Boys State Tournament, but got upset by No. 3 seed Izard County Cougars 72-62 in the second round of the state tourney hosted by Wonderview High School at Morrilton High School last week.

The Nevada Blue Jays successfully earned the No. 1 seed from the 1A-5 Regional Tournament in the Class 1A Boys State Tournament, but got upset by No. 3 seed Izard County Cougars 72-62 in the second round of the state tourney hosted by Wonderview High School at Morrilton High School last week.
The Blue Jays earned a first round by for their No. 1 seed to meet the Cougars in the second round for their state tourney competition. Izard County would advance through the quarterfinals beating Kirby, then defeating Mt. Vernon-Enola in semifinals to be playing in the championship game this week against Guy-Perkins at the Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs.
The Blue Jays had another successful year on the hardwood led by their veteran conference coach of the year Bobby Mullins.
The Blue Jays captured seasonal hardware titles for a successful title defense as the reigning 1A-7 East District Tournament champions to defeat their longtime conference rivals' Bradley Bears 43-40 in the finals of the district tourney hosted at Ouachita High School in Midway-Donaldson.
The Jays also won the conference title to be the No. 1 seed going into the district tournament along runner-ups in Benton tourney play earlier this season and competing strong in Camden-Fairview tournament.
The Blue Jays continued a long year tradition to have a 20 plus win season over .500 overall and recorded several key victories this season against Trinity Christian, Blevins, Ouachita, Camden-Harmony Grove, Strong, Bradley, Hermitage, Carlisle, Hampton, Lafayette County, Dermott, Emerson and Taylor during their blended 1A/2A Conference schedule.
The Jays lose key seniors' Colby Gulley, DeVory'a Smith, Boston Moore, Brandon Gulley, DeAndre Gulley, Brady Rhodes and Blayke Bennett. All senior Jays' were major role players for the team and contributed in the teams success throughout their basketball careers.
The Jays look to be even talented next season with more experience and the addition of a 22-0 junior high team that finished their 2017-18 basketball season undefeated for their fifth consecutive district tourney title to make Nevada very exciting to watch in the upcoming seasons on the hardwood representing Rosston.
The Blue Jays finish the season 25-9 overall.