The book can officially be closed on 2012.
But if you open it and flip through the chapters, you'll find some pretty amazing feats by area athletes and teams.
Among them were two state football titles captured in the same season for the first time in more than four decades. There was history made, a darling underdog and a comeback for the ages.
There were so many good stories to choose from, all the individual state titles earned and what Rider's Eric Ward accomplished his junior season at Texas Tech didn't make the cut, but they deserve to be recognized nonetheless.
Here were the area's biggest storylines of the past year:
10) Year of the ACL — Not including practice squads, there were two local players on NFL rosters this season.
Both Buffalo receiver David Nelson and Cincinnati tailback Bernard Scott had their seasons cut short with ACL injuries. Nelson went down in the Bills' season opener, while Scott was hurt in early October.
On top of that, Rider quarterback J.T. Barrett, who is headed to Ohio State, tore his ACL during the Raiders' district slate.
9) Archer County craziness — When Terry Wolf stepped down as Holliday's football coach in the spring, who knew that would be the first of several surprising happenings in Archer County?
In early June, Windthorst football coach Bill Green was abruptly reassigned from his post after 18 years and two state championships.
Not more than two weeks later, Holliday softball coach David Norris was charged with multiple criminal counts alleging sex with one of his players.
Then a month later, Wolf resigned from his baseball coach and athletic director duties, ending one of the most successful two-sport coaching stints the area has ever seen.
8) Lady Pirates' run — Everyone likes an underdog story, and there wasn't a better one in this area than the Petrolia softball team.
After two straight seasons ended in the regional finals, the Lady Pirates entered the playoffs a disappointing 9-12 before going on a historic run.
Petrolia won nine straight Region I-A playoff games, sweeping Seymour to advance to the state tournament for the first time in school history.
7) Back-to-back in track — You could make the argument that Munday's track team was more dominant that its football team. That's really saying something.
The Moguls repeated as Class A champions by totaling 94 points, the most at the state meet in any classification since 1968.
Dee Paul, who had already won two individual gold medals, capped off the whipping with an amazing last leg in the mile relay as the Moguls defended their title easily.
How dominant was Munday's showing? The 44 points earned in the field events were enough to win state on their own.
6) Volleyball success — What a legacy for Christ Academy's first senior class to leave.
Delaney Driver and the Lady Warriors made school history by winning the TAPPS A state title, needing to get past pesky Notre Dame in the semifinals.
Holliday also qualified for the 2A state tournament, losing a five-set thriller to eventual champ Brock, a team the Lady Eagles had already beaten during the season.
5) Rally at Kimbrough — When the Midwestern State football team lost its season opener, the Mustangs knew there was little room for error.
Maybe that desperate mentality had to do with the Mustangs rattling off nine straight wins and surviving close calls against three conference opponents to qualify for the Division II playoffs.
The victory that clinched the LSC title featured one of the craziest endings in MSU history. Trailing West Texas A&M by 10 with 2:55 to go at Kimbrough Stadium, the Mustangs scored twice in a 1:14 span, with the go-ahead touchdown in the 52-48 win coming on a Buffs' bad punt snap.
4) Another Elite Eight — The Midwestern State basketball team is starting to spoil the fans that cram D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
For the third straight year, the Mustangs won a South Central Region title and advanced to the Elite Eight in what was Nelson Haggerty's first year as head coach.
Although MSU lost to eventual national champion Western Washington 64-63 in the national quarterfinals, the 29-4 season reaffirmed the Mustangs' place as one of the best Division II programs in the country.
3) Shootout silver — The Rider boys already have two state soccer titles in the trophy case.
The Raiders came about as close as you can get to bringing home a third with a 3-2 shootout loss to Alamo Heights in the 4A championship game.
Rider, which rode Christian Okeke's scoring and Drake Szczepinski's goalkeeping to Georgetown, actually seized a 2-1 lead in overtime of the title bout on a beautiful goal by Cal Johnson.
Unfortunately for the Raiders, Alamo Heights equalized on a penalty kick and came out on top in the shootout.
2) Uncharted territory — The Rider and Nocona football seasons didn't end with appearances at Cowboys Stadium.
That can't take away from their unprecedented seasons. The Raiders finally cleared the state quarterfinal hurdle with an impressive victory over Frenship at Memorial Stadium. That they did so without Barrett was even more impressive.
Nocona doesn't have the pedigree that other area towns do, but the Indians had a special senior class that went out in style, winning their first 12 games and advancing further than any Indian squad before them.
1) Purple domination — Munday and Throckmorton entered the high school football season as favorites in their respective classes.
They backed up the preseason hype by winning each school's third championship in the sport. The Moguls and Greyhounds often made it look easy.
Munday and Throckmorton were dominant in the postseason, where they combined to win 10 playoff games by an average of 37 points.
It's the first time two area schools captured state titles in the same season since 1969, when Wichita Falls High School and Iowa Park were champs.