MARION COUNTY — School is nearly out for the year and summer is near. This means local libraries will begin having summer reading programs soon. Registration is currently underway for the Clyde Nix Public Library in Hamilton, the Marion County High School’s Elaine Junkin Community Library in Guin and the Winfield Public Library.
Marion County High School
GUIN — The safety of students is a priority for school officials in this age of threats and shootings. With help from a private donation, Marion County High School has installed a barrier in the form of a wall at its entrance, stopping visitors and directing them to the office before being admitted into the school.
The donation was $10,000 to MCHS, and an additional $10,000 was given to Guin Elementary School as well.
Marion County will be sending their boys and girls to the regional tournament this week after both teams won their respective 1A Area 11 championship games.
The Lady Red Raiders tamed the Hubbertville Lions 63-31, and the Raiders won 69-39 over the Lynn Bears.
Both teams will be advancing to the regional tournament this week.
By Luke Brantley
GUIN – The Marion County High School Red Raiders defeated the visiting Clements Colts on homecoming night, Friday, Sept. 30.
The Colts were the first to strike, scoring a touchdown on a long pass with 9:51 left in the first quarter. With the 2 point attempt, they were ahead 8-0.
The Raiders tried to catch up, and the Colts tried to increase their lead, but both defenses kept the score locked at 8-0 for the remainder of the quarter.
By Luke Brantley
GUIN — The Marion County High School Red Raiders beat the Berry Wildcats 54-6 on Friday night, Sept. 16.
The Raiders scored first just under a minute into the first quarter, and scored again a few minutes later with a run from Tye Madison. Dee Lipsey scored the extra two points, and the Raiders were leading 14-0.
The Marion County Red Raiders easily dispatched Vina 11-4 on Tuesday, April 19.
Marion County got things moving in the first inning, when Zach Lamoureux doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Marion County scored four runs in the sixth inning. Marion County's big bats in the inning were led by a single by Lamoureux, a sac fly by Cade Adkins and an error on a ball put in play by Caleb Knight.
By Scott Johnson
GUIN – Marion County High School (MCHS) graduate Tori Taylor has signed with Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, Tenn., to play softball.
The daughter of Steven and Rebecca Taylor, the Lady Raiders outfielder says she plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant.
During her senior year, Taylor was named most improved, best offensive player and team captain.