Billy McMillon is arguably the purest hitter to ever come through the tri-county area. He had a sweet left-handed swing that made him an All-State performer for Bishopville High School, from where he graduated in 1990.
Henry Marshall was a standout athlete in both baseball and football for Hillcrest High School in the late 1960s and early 1970s. However, it may have been hard for anyone to envision what he would go on and accomplish as a football player.
Archie Reese grew up in Mayesville and played high school football at Mayewood. From there, he would go on to be a personal witness to two of the most memorable plays in National Football League history.
Tim Jones was a good baseball player at Sumter High School, good enough to get a scholarship offer to play at The Citadel. However, he didn’t go to the Charleston military school with a lot of fanfare.
In celebration of its 125th anniversary, The Sumter Item is going to select the Top 125 Sports Figures during that period in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties.The list will be revealed in reverse order starting on Wednesday with Nos. 125-111. The …