Great mo­ments to re­mem­ber

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As we pre­pare to enter 2019, here is a look back at the top sports sto­ries of the past year.

We take a look at our best mo­ments in­volv­ing sports­peo­ple and teams in the Great South­ern.

Moss the city’s best

Water­ski star Steven Moss up­staged a stel­lar field of nom­i­nees across three dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories to be crowned the 2017 Al­bany Sportsper­son of the Year for the first time.

Moss re­turned to na­tional com­pe­ti­tion last year and fell just short of the cov­eted over­all Aus­tralian ti­tle but his run­ner-up fin­ish com­bined with a stack of other top achieve­ments proved enough for him to win the se­nior cat­e­gory and then be judged the over­all win­ner at the awards.

Cy­cling ris­ing star Craig Wig­gins ( ju­nior) and vet­eran triath­lete Der­mot Buck­ley (vet­eran) were the other cat­e­gory win­ners.

Rail­ways a hand­ful

Rail­ways rewrote the his­tory books by win­ning a fifth h straight Al­bany Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion A-grade e premier­ship af­ter cruis- ing to a six-wicket tri­iumph over Many­peaks in the grand fi­nal. They y be­came the first club to o win five straight pre­mier­ships with vet­eran n seamer Ryan Tin­dale e awarded man of the e match with his fourr-r wicket haul.

Women’s Wom me footy take takes es off

The in in­au­gu­ral Great Sout South­ern th Women’s Foot Foot­ball tba League drew wb bumper Fri­day nigh night ht crowds, none mor more re big­ger than the grand fi­nal wher where re an es­ti­mated 1800 watched North Al­bany clinch

sy the first premier­ship over Roy­als in thrilling fash­ion at Colling­wood Park.

McGovern’s mo­ment

The in­stinct of West Coast Ea­gles star Jeremy McGovern took over when the Al­bany-raised de­fender launched him­self for the most

Pic­ture: Dy­lan Burns/AFL Me­dia/Getty Im­ages

Jor­dan Clark joined Gee­long.

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