ARARAT'S Tiffany Boatman and Dimboola's Billie-Jo Barber could not be separated after a 17 and under Wimmera Netball Association vote count full of twists and turns.
Boatman had a one-vote lead heading into the final round, where Dimboola defeated Ararat by one goal at Dimboola Recreation Reserve.
Barber polled two votes in the round 18 clash and Boatman got one, meaning the pair was crowned joint best and fairest winners on 33 votes apiece.
Both players admitted they had plenty of nerves heading into the final few rounds of voting.
It was Boatman's second consecutive 17 and under best and fairest award.
It was not the only tie in the 17 and under count, with Horsham Saint Mikayla Rethus and Horsham's Jedda Heard sharing runner-up honours on 23 votes.
Warrack Eagle Sarah Marchment was third on 22 votes.
Fellow Eagle Kiani Stewart topped the 15 and under A voting. Stewart, 26 votes, edged out Horsham Saint Larnie Hobbs, 24, and Horsham's Keely Pope, 23.
The emerging goal defence said she was excited to win the award after coming close in the 13 and under best and fairest vote count previously.
Ararat's Angie Stoneman capped off a stellar debut season in the Wimmera by winning the 15 and under B's top award.
The former Mininera and District League netballer, 26 votes, was five votes clear of the rest, with team-mate Chelsea Wilson and Horsham's Lily Martin joint runners-up on 21 votes each.
Nhill's Shae-Lee Fischer rounded out the placings on 19 votes.
Last year's 13 and under runner-up, Dimboola's Rianna Kuhne, went one better in 2013.
The fast-finishing Kuhne, 29 votes, said the award was her biggest honour.
"I didn't expect to go this well," she said.
Ararat's Monique Scott, who led by two votes at the round 15 mark, fell one vote short on 28.
Stawell's Eliza Bennett finished third place on 23 votes.