We should be enjoying the tense conclusions to the home and away football-netball seasons, but instead, understandably we're at home, sheltered from the wet and cold.
A few of us here at the Ararat Advertiser are certainly missing our footy and netball, so we dove into the archives to get our fix.
Our look back on the region's sporting history continues with some of our favourite snaps from 2011.
There are comfortable supporters, high-flying marks and a few fresh-faced AFL stars for good measure.
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