With 2017 drawing to a close we take a look back at some of the bigger sports stories from around the MIA from the second half of the year.
Griffith Netball returned from the NSW State Age Netball Championships with the under 15s crowned divisional champions
The Barellan and District Netball Association recently capped off one of their most successful representative netball seasons in their six year history at the NSW State Age Championships.
Leeton not wanting to be left out of the netball party also returned from the Sydney competiton with two divisional winners.
Griffith High School has a Schoolboys representative in their ranks following Apenisa Driti's selection for the Australia Schools Barbarians.
Blake Wood made quite an impression for the Country Rugby League under 16s side during their successful tour of New Zealand.
Griffith’s Jenna Richards and Abby Favell have played a role in the NSW under 15s girls AFL side making history at the recent National Championships.
In yet another chapter of their feisty history, Yoogali SC went back-to-back after securing victory in the first grade GDFA final
After an undefeated season the Phantoms ended their 26-year title drought with a nail-biting final against Waratahs.
In another case of rivals going head-to-head, Leeton Galloping Greens took out the Group 20 reserve grade grand final ahead of minor premiers Yanco-Wamoon
Yenda have walked away with the Group 20 league tag title following a nail-biting win over the Black and Whites.
After battling through tough times three years ago, the Griffith Black and Whites have reason to celebrate after taking out the first grade title and did so by beating arch rivals Waratah Tigers.
In another drought breaking display from a Leeton team, the Leeton-Whitton Crows were able to take their first premiership in 39-years after defeating Collingullie.
The level of footballing talent in the Riverina was on show against when talented Hay sportswoman Jodie Hicks was picked up by Greater Western Sydney for the second season of the AFLW competition.
Joany Badenhorst named co-captain of the Australian Winter Paralympic team for the upcoming Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang.
Dean Bennett enjoyed a successful two weeks of representative cricket during the start of November.
Callan Butcher enjoyed a successful season on two wheels to come away with multiple trophies.
After a back-and-forth set of games Griffith regained the Creet Cup after defeating Leeton and were then able to hold onto the silverware when Hay came to town.
Exies secure their first Twenty20 title with win over Coro in the Don ‘Captain’ Coleman Shield.
LEETON High School student Grace Korovata couldn’t contain her excitement after coming away with a silver medal at the recent Pacific Schools Games in Adelaide.
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