It was a year of celebration.
From the beginning of 2017 to its end, local athletes made their mark with an impressive list of accomplishments.
With only a day left in 2017, let's take a look back at the year and some of the most memorable sports-related events.
New Haven wins state hoops title
The New Haven boys basketball teams were one of the area's best teams throughout 2017. New Haven got off to a great start behind Eric Williams Jr. and Romeo Weems and went on to make an epic run en route to the school's first basketball state championship.
In the process, Williams Jr. and Weems became two of the best players in the state. Williams Jr. earned a Division I college scholarship and Weems is now one of the top-ranked high school recruits in the nation.
Weems plays for team USA
Speaking of Weems, he didn't get much of a break throughout the year. After helping New Haven claim its first state basketball title, he continued developing while playing with the select USA Team. Weems won a gold medal with the 16-and-under team to finish his year as a state champion, a gold medalist and also the Class B Player of the Year.