Wando’s Moore signs with Newberry

Wando guard Amp Moore has signed with Newberry. (File photo)

Wando basketball standout Amp Moore has signed to play at Newberry College, the school announced Wednesday.

Moore, a 6-4 guard, averaged 12 points, six assists and five rebounds as a senior and was selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game. As a junior, he scored 12 points with 10 rebounds and nine assists in the state championship as Wando won last season.

“Amp Moore is one of my all-time favorite players,” said former Wando coach David Eaton, who left to coach at Greater Atlanta Christian. “He has great work ethic, he is capable of leading the team in every statistical area and he is a true student of the game.”

“We are very fortunate to get Amp and I am really looking forward to having Amp in the Newberry basketball program,” said Newberry coach Dave Davis. “He has a high basketball IQ and he brings a work ethic that is outstanding and is necessary to compete and succeed here at Newberry. Amp did everything for his high school team. He played all positions including most of his senior year at the point. He scores, rebounds the basketball unbelievably well for a guard, sees the floor, passes exceptionally and defends. If you understand the game of basketball, you love to watch Amp Moore play.”

Defending state champion Bishop England will serve as the host school for the Class AA state golf tournament on May 18-19.

The 36-hole event will be played on the course at Charleston National Golf Club in Mount Pleasant.

Bishop England junior Jamie Wilson is the defending medalist after winning a five-man playoff in last year’s state tournament.

Furman University will host the 54-hole AAAA state tournament on May 18-19 while Coastal Carolina’s Hackler Course will host the AAA state tournament on the same date. The Class A event will take place at Cheraw State Park golf course on May 18-19 as well.

In our previous notebook, we inadvertently omitted two local players that were selected to play in the two statewide all-star soccer games in June.

Academic Magnet’s Becca Bosch was selected to play for team South Carolina in the Clash of the Carolinas on June 27 at Blackbaud Stadium. Also, Academic Magnet’s Zack Reineke will play for the South all-stars in the June 13 North-South all-star classic at Patriots Point.

Seven members of the Wando High School sailing team will be competing in the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA) National Championship this weekend at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Wando coach Becky Bestoso is taking seniors Rebecca Bonner, Carter Cameron and Henry Frenzel, juniors Cameron Gise and Hunter Moore, sophomore Austin Ando and freshman Caroline Main to Annapolis, Md., for the event.

Porter-Gaud School will serve as the venue for the SCISA state soccer championships on Saturday. It is the third time in a week the school has hosted a state championship after hosting the state track meet on Saturday and the state lacrosse finals on Tuesday night.

The action on Saturday gets underway at 10 a.m. with the Class AAA girls championship.


Class AAAA

James Island at River Bluff

Stratford at Socastee

S. Aiken at Wando

Irmo at Fort Dorchester

Class AAA

Hanahan at Aiken

St. James at Hilton Head

Stall at Brookland-Cayce

Beaufort at Myrtle Beach

Class AA

Woodland at Academic Magnet

Loris at Wade Hampton

Ridgeland-Hardeeville at Waccamaw

Marion at Bishop England

Class A

Charleston Charter at Gov. School

St. John’s at Calhoun County


Class AAAA

Fort Dorchester/West Ashley at S. Aiken

Summerville at Socastee

W. Florence at Wando

Lexington at Bluffton

Class AAA

St. James at Hartsville

Myrtle Beach/Airport at Hilton Head

Hanahan at Brookland-Cayce

Beaufort at Wilson

Class AA

Bishop England (bye)

Aynor at Williston-Elko

Barnwell at Academic Magnet

Hannah-Pamplico at Waccamaw



Ashley Hall at Pinewood Prep

Porter-Gaud at Cardinal Newman