Standing room only
Staff - Editor

Take Me To Post Comment Form

Better get there early.

It’s becoming the best show in town, and it starts Saturday night at 6:30.

That’s when the Effingham County girls basketball team tips off against McIntosh in the Class AAAAA state playoffs second round, followed by the ECHS boys against Starr’s Mill.

The gym Wednesday night was at capacity — outstanding for a weeknight and for a night when a lot of churches have night meetings. In fact, there were preachers who wrapped up church business and dashed to the gym to catch some of the action.

There were more than 1,500 folks in the ECHS gym last Saturday night for the Region 3-AAAAA boys championship game (if you haven’t seen it, visit and find a replay of the game) and this Saturday night’s crowd may be as big if not bigger.

It’s been a banner year for hoops in the county. The South Effingham girls are having the best season in program history and are fun to watch too, though they’re on the road this weekend. They’ve been ranked for several weeks now. It’s a far cry from the win totals they posted just a few years ago.

The South Effingham boys posted double-digit wins, their most in several seasons.

And at ECHS, the girls are 23-5 and the boys are ranked No. 2 in the state. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s predictions have powerhouse Miller Grove winning the Class AAAAA boys title — beating ECHS in the finals to do so.

So if you have an inclination to be at the Effingham County gym Saturday night, you might want to be in a seat before the girls tip off. Or, you might be able to watch it online via

Latest Activity: Feb 21, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Bookmark and Share
Forward This Blog
Print Blog
More Blogs by pdonahue
Send pdonahue a Message
Report Abuse

Blog has been viewed (371) times.

Log In to post comments.

Previous blog entries by pdonahue
Will divergent diamond sparkle?
July 17, 2014
The meeting will be in Chatham County and it will be about something to be done in Chatham County but boy will it have an impact on a lot of Effingham County people. The state Department of Transportation has scheduled an open house for Aug. 12 on its “divergent diamond” ...
Read More »
Early runoff voting ending this week
July 11, 2014
Early voting for the July 22 primary runoff is under way, though there will be no Saturday voting this time around. Early voting will take place until July 18 at the board of elections and registration office, 284 Highway 119 South in Springfield. The old Marlow Elementary School, which was ...
Read More »
A welcome new road
July 05, 2014
I had the opportunity in the last few days to travel the new and final section of the Truman Parkway in Savannah, and it is superb. You have to get a little used to its terminus at Abercorn but it is a great way to get from the southside to ...
Read More »
Following a tangent's end
June 27, 2014
A call earlier this week from a reporter at another paper got me to thinking about a case that didn’t happen here but had some connection to the community. The call was about an accused couple who may have connections to here. So I asked about another case — the ...
Read More »
Primary runoff concerns
June 20, 2014
The primary runoff — for those races that weren’t settled in May’s general primary — is still a month away. Some of the candidates are starting to bare their teeth in their TV ads. And now the next wave of endorsements is starting to roll in. State Sen. Buddy Carter, ...
Read More »
[View More Blogs...]

Powered by
Morris Technology