Marion County High School

Taylor signs with Southwest Tenn.

Torie Taylor (center) is shown signing with Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, Tenn., during a ceremony on Friday, July 23. Also shown are (seated, from left) father Steven Taylor, Torie, mother Rebecca Taylor, (standing, from left) Marion County High School softball coach Savannah Fox and Southwest coach Keith Gentry.[Deuce Belk Media]

By Scott Johnson
General Manager

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.


The Marion County High School Red Raiders secured the school’s first-ever girls athletic title on Saturday, May 1, being named the 2021 Girls Outdoor Track and Field State Champions. Shown are (front row, from left) Olivia Webb, Serenity Metcalfe, Natalie Carter, Alyssa Perez, Caroline Pyron, head coach Susan Seals, (back row, same order) assistant coaches Kelee Williams and Mineo Lindsay, Porshia Lipsey, Erin Culp, Zoe Lucas and assistant coach Wade Berryhill.

CULLMAN - Marion County High School (MCHS) continues to mark a historic year.
During the 2021 Alabama Class 1A Outdoor Track and Field State Championship which concluded on Saturday, May 1, in Cullman, the Lady Red Raiders were awarded the coveted Blue Map trophy, marking the first time ever for a girls team from Guin to secure a state title in any sport.

Pyron estate donates $1.7M to MCHS

Shown announcing a huge and most gracious $1.7 million donation to Marion County High School (MCHS) students are (front row, from left) Birmingham attorney Robert Cornelius, Gloria Pyron, Robert Pyron, Blaine Pyron, MCHS Principal Dustin Silas, Marion County Superintendent of Education Ann West and (back row, same order) Marion County Board of Education members Beverly Burleson, Joyce Fowler, “Coach” Don Jones, Daryl Weatherly and Belinda McRae. [SCOTT JOHNSON/STAFF]

• Scholarship program established in honor of Wayne, Joyce Pyron

By Scott Johnson
Managing Editor