Moments that helped shape year
Mullewa Bowling Club’s youngest-ever player claimed victory at the annual Batavia Bowling League’s Champion of Champions pairs round.
The duo of Vince Knight and 12-year-old Aiden McAuliffe took the winnings after two days of bowling.
Geraldton’s much-anticipated pre-season game between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers hosted at Wonthella Oval.
The AFL teams battled in steamy conditions in front of an 8800-strong crowd but it was the Eagles who came away with a 55-point win.
State and international water polo player Eliesha Browne played in not one but two Geraldton Water Polo Association A-grade teams.
Browne played for the 2016-17 season in the women’s and the men’s A-grade teams.
Geraldton trainer Sarah Childs won her first Dongara Cup on Saturday April 15 after Vital Art powered through to claim the 1850m feature race.
Dongara karate superstar Olivia Clifford took out the 59kg open title in Sydney to become Australia’s No.1 female.
The 17-year-old also took gold in the all-schools and the juniors and is now looking at her chances for the 2020 Olympics in Japan.
Thousands of cowboys and cowgirls flocked to the Mid West for the WA Day long weekend to witness the thrills and spills of the Mullewa Muster.
Carnarvon Race Club claimed an extraordinary world record, with female jockeys winning 30 consecutive races at the country track.
The club applied for the world record through Guinness World Records.
Dongara hosted the second annual Denison Foreshore Sprint boasting a fleet of classic cars for the event, which has become a major event in the world of Mid West motorsports.
The race was open to pre-1985 cars only and drew in 47 drivers from across WA.
Dongara Horseriding Club hosted its annual Bushman’s Gymkhana with 50 horses and riders participating from as far as Carnarvon and the Gascoyne Junction.
Carnarvon Amateur Swimming Club hosted 138 swimmers from across WA at the Gascoyne Open.
Several swimmers recorded personal bests, including Brianna Voigt (Karratha Amateur Swimming Club) and Mathijs Travasso (Geraldton) who were individual stand-outs.
The inaugural Mid West cricket talent carnival was played at GBSC Sports Park on December 8 and 9 showcasing the finest junior cricketers.
Toby Leake rides Demolition Man.
Regan Bassett, from Carnarvon, at an under-12s division pool match.
Dongara’s Olivia Clifford, left, eyes the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Eliesha Browne is flanked by B52’s teammates.
The 2017 Gascoyne Open. Picture: Carnarvon Amateur Swimming Club
Denison Foreshore Sprint.