It’s the end of the year and the Daily  Guide is looking back at top news stories, sports stories, photos, moments, social media, and all the things that happened in our local area.

Allen Hilliard, our sports reporter, looked back at his sports coverage for 2017 and picked some of his favorite moments to feature here. Some are obvious, like a big win or the return of a player to the area. Others aren’t so obvious and are about smaller triumphs and struggles.
Sports readers can expect to hear about Allen’s picks for top teams and players this year, as well as other year-end highlights.

-Natalie Sanders, Managing Editor