With 2017 becoming a distant memory lets take a look back at the biggest sports stories from around the region from the first half of the year.
Connor Lynch will tour Canada and the US with the Indigenous Australian Invitational Rugby Team on the back of his performances in another representative side more than two years ago.
The O'Farrell Cup made it’s way back to Griffith after a young side was able to beat Leeton earlier in the year.
Mitchell Landini was selected to represent Australia in the upcoming International Under 14 Futsal Championship in the United Kingdom in mid-October this year.
Leeton has defeated the challenge from Ardlethan/Barellan to retain possession of the Hedditch Cup.
Coleambally proved to be the best under 13s cricket side in the MIA, defeating Narrandera in the final for the under 13s cricket Milliken Shield.
NARRANDERA clinched their fifth consecutive one-day title on Sunday, overcoming Yanco Cricket Club by 25 runs.
Griffith may have been the underdog heading into the Creet Cup final against Leeton but that status was removed quicker than the Indian national team’s batting lineup as Griffith registered a resounding nine-wicket win in Leeton.
It’s taken seven years but Griffith has finally won the Warren Smith Cup.
Yanco Cricket Club ends their two-day cricket title drought with a win over Narrandera.
Paris Crelley was picked in the AFL NSW-ACT Youth Girls state squad to take part in a carnival to be held in Coffs Harbour.
She is only 11 years old, but it is obvious Leeton girl Charlie Lamont already has what it takes when it comes to cricket, after being named in the NSW under 15s country female cricket academy.
Once in a lifetime opportunity for former Griffith boy Josh De Rossi when he took to the field to deliver the match ball for the A-League grand final.
Leeton is home to four new state champions following a thrilling grand final at last week’s NSWPSSA AFL Championships.
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