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Effingham County Bulldogs capture two national, two runner-up titles
9th grade Bulldogs team 2023
The 9th grade boys’ team finished 4-1 winning the National Championship against FamiLee Hoops Academy from Winter Haven, Florida. Pictured front row from left: Josh Mincey, Danye Garvin, Hayden Lloyd, Earl Williams Jr, and Antonio Williams Jr. Pictured second row from left: Coach Fallon Mincey, Antwaun Parham, Coach Antonio Williams, Alijah McField, and Coach Darrel Collier. Not pictured: Gracen Ambrose, Meechie Brown, Lonnie Brown, Reese Adams, Alex Chancey, and Anthony Davis, Jr. (Submitted photo.)

Four teams of youth basketball from Effingham County competed recently in national championships and came home with two championships and two runner-up titles. The Effingham Bulldogs are a private nonprofit program. For more information about the teams, click on their Facebook page at:

6th grade Girls Lady Bulldogs
The 6th grade Lady Bulldogs finished 3-1 with the only loss coming in the championship game finishing as national runner-up. Pictured front row from left: Khloi Major, Dwonya Lane, Shaunici Calhoun, Taylor Holman, and Zareonna Beasley. Second row, from left: Coach Jeremiah Chancey, Kyleigh White, Jordynn Lee, Coach Shadia Barton
6th Grade Boy Bulldogs
The 6th grade boys’ team finished 4-2, losing the championship game, finishing as national runner-up. Pictured front row from left: Cameryn Dixon, Joshua Mims, Holden Lloyd, Kaden Shuman, and Demond Reddick. Second row, from left: Brennan Weston, Princeton McCauley, Coach Heath Lloyd, A.J. Cobb, and Jeremiah Bartley. Not Pictured: Noah Tyndall and Laron Owens.
10th grade Boys Bulldogs
The 10th grade boys’ Bulldogs finished 3-0, winning the National Championship against Lang Prep from Springdale, Arkansas. Pictured in front row from left: Cleveland Rougier, Damion Gordon, Jabari Griffin, Lamar Roberts, and Jaylen Holmes. Second row from left: Coach Damion Gordon, Harrison Crofts, Coach Dante Griffin, Corey Coppock, Coach Roy Griffin, and videographer Johnnie Holmes. Not Pictured: Nelson Rivera, Micah Faith, Corbin McGuire, Zach Gant, and Jonathan Pickering.