Tribute for Moore precedes game at Blue Ridge, brother will start

Blue Ridge offered to switch sites for game

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Thursday, January 14, 2016

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A tribute will be held tonight before the Greer basketball game at Blue Ridge. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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A tribute will be held tonight before the Greer basketball game at Blue Ridge. Game time is 7:30 p.m.


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A tribute to honor Nathan Taylor Moore will be held before the Greer High School boys basketball game at Blue Ridge High School tonight at 7:30.

Moore, 18, a senior, was found dead in his bed at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Kyle Moore, the younger brother of Nathan, will be in the starting lineup. The game clock will pause when Greer scores its 11th point in honor of Nathan Moore, who wore No. 11.

Greer players and spectators will also wear black as a tribute to Nathan Moore.

Blue Ridge offered to postpone the game or play at Greer tonight. “We contacted them as soon as we found out yesterday and offered to postpone the game, play it at Greer or anything the family wanted to do,” BRHS Athletic Director Shane Clark said. “Greer is a big community and we are all a part of it. We wanted to honor the family’s wishes the best we could.”

Greer officials opted to make the game as normal as possible for the players.

Clark, in Denver for a family medical visit, said it's a community life lesson. “It’s the right thing to do,” Clark said. “Most of these players grow up together and come together often. We hope it’s something we all learn from this tragedy.”

An initial autopsy for Nathan Moore did “not provide any glaring indication of cause of death,” Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said this morning.

Clevenger said microscopic examination and a toxicology test will be conducted before a cause of death can be determined. Evidence of foul play was ruled out Tuesday. “We want to now what caused the death of someone so young,” Clevenger said.

"We looked for signs of an enlarged heart and constricted blood vessels and didn't see any of that," Clevenger said. "Until we test tissue under the microscope we won't know a cause of death." Toxicology tests usually take at least two weeks to learn the results, he said.

Clevenger said the same tests were needed to determine the cause of death of a 14-year-old freshman athlete at Broome, two years ago, who collapsed and died of heart related issues.








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