■ ‘Deniliquin pair to exchange baton’ – Deniliquin’s Maisy Edwards and Sarah Young were chosen to be part of the first leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay in Echuca, to kick start the Commonwealth Games.
■ – In a lead up to his Australian Championships Tumbling debut, Nick Caruso attended one of the best gymnastics clinics in the country.
■ – Deni Rhinos cemented their spot in the finals with a win over Katamatite in round 12 of the Murray Valley Cricket Association.
■ – Nine local junior footballers were selected for the AFL Goulburn Murray Youth Development Academy. Deni Rams footballers Charlie Hillier, Miller Fitzpatrick, Darcy McManus, Tom McCallum, Tom Bradley, Cooper Willoughby, Duncan Hughes and Bradley Poka, as well as Deni Rovers’ Raymond Murphy were all selected for their respective age groups.
■ – Long serving Deniliquin Sporting Car Club president Robert Farrell stepped down after 10 years in the position.
■ ‘Record Breaker’ – Deniliquin Boat Club prodigy, Riley Arnold, backed up a record breaking 2017 Southern 80 performance with another record at the world’s biggest water ski race. He won the Stock 6 Litre Social with a time of 8:42 minutes - beating the record by one second.
■ ‘Planning for stadium expansion’ – Construction of the long-planned expansion and upgrade of Deniliquin Sports & Entertainment Stadium was set to get started, pending final details and approvals.
■ ‘Banks takes top job’ – After months of the Mathoura Football Netball Club presidency being up in air, the club finally welcomed Melyssa Banks into the top role.
■ still alive in finals’ – Deniliquin Bowling Club’s Midweek Pennant Division One side were still in the Campaspe Valley Bowls Divisions finals hunt.
■ – Lyn Smith’s tremendous form on the bowling green continued with the Deniliquin Bowling Club Ladies President claiming the Regional Women’s Champion of Champions title.