Stall names Breedlove new boys basketball coach

Former Berkeley High School football coach Jerry Brown joined Andre Ellington (right) and Bruce Ellington, both now in the NFL, at last year’s Ellington Youth Football Camp. The free camp is scheduled for Friday morning at Berkeley High School. Chris Hanclosky/Staff/File

Stall High School has named Michael Breedlove the new head varsity boys basketball coach, replacing Jeff Emory, the school announced this week.

Breedlove is the former head coach at Military Magnet and Baptist Hill and was previously an assistant at Stall for three seasons. Breedlove, a native of Axton, Va., has 24 years of coaching experience and inherits a program that finished 13-9 last season.

“I think the head boys job at Stall High School is one of the best-kept secrets in the state of South Carolina because of all the hidden athletic talent at the school,” Breedlove said. “Going forward we plan to raise Stall’s basketball program to the championship potential that it has and have the players buy into the foundations of what we will be trying to teach them.”

Stall’s 2014-15 roster included 10 seniors.

The second annual Ellington Elite Youth Football Camp is set for Friday at Berkeley High School. The camp is hosted by former Berkeley stars Andre and Bruce Ellington and involves several aspects of football, health and nutrition. Andre Ellington is a running back with the Arizona Cardinals, while Bruce Ellington is a receiver with the San Francisco 49ers.

The camp is free for kids ages 6-16 and registration begins at 8 a.m. Several other NFL players will be on hand to provide instruction and speak to the campers about nutrition and academics. Free health testing such as blood pressure, diabetes and vision also is a part of the camp.

For more information, call (803) 227-2267.

One of the area’s top quarterbacks is transferring to Northwestern High in Rock Hill for the 2015 season. James Island head coach Ike Allred confirmed that junior Gage Moloney is transferring to the Class AAAA powerhouse. Moloney, a 6-2 left-hander, threw for 2,077 yards and 13 touchdowns while completing 60 percent of his pass attempts last season.

He was considered the Lowcountry’s second-best returning quarterback behind Ashley Ridge senior Steven Duncan.

Moloney will join a Northwestern program that features one of the state’s top passing offenses. He is expected to compete for the starting job with returning junior Harper Woods.

Stratford High will host the area’s final passing league competition of the summer with a three-day event next week. Seven area teams will compete on July 14-16 at the Region 7-AAAA school. Joining Stratford are West Ashley, Berkeley, St. John’s, Goose Creek, Hanahan and Bishop England.

Former Pinewood Prep all-state pitcher Hayden Heflin recently committed to play baseball at South Carolina. Heflin spent the last two seasons at Spartanburg Methodist College, posting a 4-3 record with a 2.44 earned run average during that time. He also recorded one save.