1. OLYMPIC GAMES — A Silver Medal in rowing to Alexander Hill, formerly of Loxton North. Former Berri juniors Karri McMahon and Georgie Parker in Australian Women’s Hockey team.
2.VOLLEYBALL — The performance by the Renmark and Loxton High School teams at the annual Australian Schools Cup in Melbourne. Mixing it with some of the special volleyball schools in the huge event Renmark won two gold and a silver medal and Loxton a gold and two bronze.
3. SOCCER — A big year culminating in a quality senior Riverland team defeating Collegiate Cup premier Rostrevor College 4-1 in Adelaide. The Riverland Under 14 team finished runner up after a penalty shoot out in the State Championship but went one better when it won the SA Country title. A sensational season gave Berri’s Chris Miller the Steve Poutakidis Medal as the A Grade Best and Fairest Player. Barmera United won its third senior premiership in a row but an even season was reflected by Renmark Olympic winning the Top Four Cup.
4. GOLF — Loxton stalwart Ian McInnes received a Service to SA Golf award.
5. NETBALL — Loxton North won its first A1 premiership since 2002 with a planned approach under coach Kylie Wooldridge paying dividends after several seasons. Brilliant North defender Ellie Thomas was the competition’s Best and Fairest Player.
6. BOWLS — Match winning deliveries by Andrew Hill and Sandy Schulz won Pennant titles for their teams, Berri and Renmark. Both efforts bowls will be in Riverland Bowls folklore. Hill’s last bowl won the Saturday Pennant for Berri and Schulz’ late gem gave Renmark a drought breaking win in Wednesday Pennants.
7. FOOTBALL — Barmera Monash’s Murray Middleton and Pinnaroo’s Micah Vanloon were chosen in the SA Country Team after the State Country Championships in Port Lincoln. The Waikerie Magpies recoverered from a comprehensive loss in the previous season’s Grand Final to win the A Grade premiership for 2017 , Browns Well won the Independent flag and in the Mallee League Border Downs Tintinara reigned supreme again after a very intersesting season.
8. TENNIS — A memorable Division One Grand Final with Cobdogla 6 sets 59 games defeating Renmark 6-55. That followed a 6-59 draw between the two teams.
9. BASKETBALL — a double, Men’s and Women’s premierships to Loxton with Barmera the runner up in both grades.
10. OTHER NOTABLE PREMIERSHIPS — Double senior titles to Berri in BASEBALL including its first B Grade success, Waikerie’s drought breaking win in WOMEN’S HOCKEY and Loxton men taking out another premiership.