2004 Hall of Fame Inductees

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2004 Hall of Fame inductees: (top left to bottom right)

Guy Rice (1956-60) was a two sport athlete - football and baseball - at Sims High School. Many fans believe Rice was one of the best ever to play at Sims.

James Peake (1957-59) scored 32 points per game in basketball and also played baseball. He was invited to tryout at Yankee Stadium in 1961.

Robert Garner (1960-65) represented by his sister, was one of the most versatile athletes to play at Sims. He competed in baseball, basketball, football and track.

Janice Jackson (1963-67) has taught and coached at Union for the last 33 years. She was a defensive MVP in 1966, a defender in the half-court game.  She also played for Combs.

Clara Hill Combs (1965-73) coached basketball at Union and led the Lady Yellow Jackets to their first state title in 1970-71.

Judy Nichols (1963-67) was the leading scorer on the 1966 and 1967 basketball teams. Fans said Nichols was the first girl to truly shoot a jump shot at the school. She played for Combs and was an all-state athlete.

Willard "Snowball" Hucks (1971) was a three sport athlete. He earned 12 letters in high school. Hucks was a member of the "Love Machine" in 1971 and an all-region athlete. He won the upperstate title in wrestling three times and was the pitcher for the 1970-71 state baseball championship team.

Howard Barrett (1971-75) started as a ninth grader and lettered four years in football, playing both offense and defense. He's now a police officer in Columbia.

Mike Patrick (1971-75) was a three sport athlete, earning four letters in baseball, two in basketball and two in football. He was a member of the 1974 state championship baseball team. He broke the base stealing record in 1975.  Patrick played one year at SMC and three years at Clemson.

Nate Sanders (1969-73) played for both Union and Sims high schools. He was MVP in 1972-73 in football. A runningback, Sanders scored 17 touchdowns in 1972.

Mark Austin (1975-77) earned three letters in track and football. He was a All-American football player in 1977. Austin was chosen for the North-South and Shrine Bowl. He was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference player for South Carolina.

Tammy Duncan Knox (1975-78) played basketball at Union. she was all-region in 1977-78 and averaged more than 20 points per game. Knox also played girls tennis in 1975-76 and had a 16-2 record as the No. 2 singles player.

David Kitchens (1975-79) was a track athlete who broke several records - 2 mile (9:32), 880 yard (1:58) and one mile (4:34) - in 1979.  Kitchens was MVP in cross country and the 1980 freshman of the year in track at the College of Charleston.

Lynn Moore Tucker (1980-84) is the first cheerleader to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. She was the captain of the 1984 team. Tucker also was a member of the 1983-84 track team. She's now the co-director of the University Hospital Breast Health Center in Augusta, Ga.

Sean Keenan (1983-87) competed in football, track and wrestling. He was a four-year letterer at Wofford College and first team all-state in 1990.

Joe Woods (1991) was a three-sport letterman - football, basketball and track. He competed in the 1991 Shrine Bowl and was all-region in football.  Woods signed with Mississippi in 1992 and transferred to Clemson in 1993. He was an All-ACC athlete in 1996, played in the Gator and Peach bowls.

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