Tinora 21 Wayne Trace 13

On a perfect Friday night for football, a jammed packed Justin F. Coressel Stadium at Tinora High School saw a fantastic, exciting, thrilling game between the host Rams and the visiting Raiders.

Parents, grandparents, and friends showed up to support the Tinora Biddy Cheerleaders and the Tinora flag football program and watch a great GMC matchup. Tinora entered at 2-3, 1-1 in the GMC, while Wayne Trace entered at 3-2, 2-0 in conference play.

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The first quarter saw each team with several possessions, but neither team could manage points on the scoreboard. The Rams defense came up big numerous times in the initial quarter, and throughout the contest, stopping the Raiders on a fourth down deep in Tinora territory.

The second quarter saw both teams light up the scoreboard.

The scoring started to start the second quarter as Tinora’s Dominic Grazianii hit Owen Ackerman on a perfect 34 yard score over the middle to give the Rams a 6-0 lead at the 11:54 mark. Jacob Bishop hit the XP to put Tinora on top, 7-0.

The Rams mounted another other drive midway through the second quarter as Dominic Graziani poked it in from a yard out, Bishop’s XP put Tinora up 14-0.

The Raiders, who ran an amazing 86 plays during the game, hopped right back in the game as Kyle Stoller hit Jude Stoller for a 12 yard TD, Cooper Winzlick’s XP cut the deficit to 14-7 at the 4:09 mark in the first half.

Graziani hit Ackerman again for another 34 yard strike, Bishop made then XP, the Rams led 21-7 with 1:54 in the second quarter.

Tinora headed to the locker room with a 21-7 advantage.
The Rams pounded out 169 total yards in the first half, while the Raiders mounted 243 yards.

The only score in the second half came midway through the fourth quarter, as Wayne Trace’s Tucker Antoine pounded it in from a yard out, cutting the Rams deficit to 21-13 with 7:31 on the fourth quarter clock. The XP was missed my the Raiders.

The second half seemed to be dominated by the Raider high-powered offense, however the Tinora defense seemed to be up for each and every Raider drive over the final 24 minutes

Tinora’s Trenton Delarber appeared to seal the game with an interception with just over two minuted left in the game. The Raiders defense would come up with a big stop, forcing a Rams punt with 1:05 remaining.

Kyle Stoller marched the Raiders all the way to the Tinora 40-yard line with .08 seconds remaining. Out of timeouts and forcing a fourth and ten, Cooper Wenzlick, the GMC player of the year in baseball for the 2022 season, heaved a pass into the Tinora end zone where it was intercepted, seemingly ending the game.

It appeared, as the clock expired, the Rams dropped the ball in the field of play, picked up by a Raiders player, giving the Raiders a TD and a chance to tie the game with a two point conversion.

The Raiders never got that shot as the refs, after a brief meeting, ruled the Tinora player had stepped out of the back of the end zone, making the ball dead, and ending the game.

Wayne Trace ran 43 plays to Tinora’s 15 in the final two quarters, out gaining the Rams in total yardage, 166-37.

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Tinora improves to 3-3, 2-1 in the GMC. The Rams will travel to Ayersville next Friday in the River Bowl Rivalry.

Wayne Trace falls to 3-3, 2-1 in the GMC. The Raiders will travel to Antwerp and take on the Archers Friday.

The Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game goes to Tinora senior, Owen Ackerman. Congratulations, Owen!

STATS: Tinora Wayne Trace
First Downs 12 26
Rushing 30/116 35/111
Passing 3-9-90-2-0 31-49-243-1-2 int
Total 39/206 86/358
Penalty 3/28 6/36

Passing: Graziani: 3-9-90-2-0
Rushing: Guisinger 5-19: Radzik 2-4: Graziani 10-48-1 TD: Gustwiller 9-45
Receiving: Ackerman 2-69-2 TD; Radzik 1-22

Wayne Trace:
Passing: Stoller 31-49-243-1 TD-2 int
Rushing: Antoine 16-55; Stoller 19-60
Receiving: Miler 7-42: Hildebrand 8-68; Morehead 8-69; Jude Stoller 3-28; Antone 4-28

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Tinora 3 Delta 0

DELTA – The Tinora Rams hit the road yet again on a Thursday evening, this time heading to Delta to take on the Panthers of Pike-Delta-York.

The Lady Rams were ending their 7 game in 11 days tour that included three straight road game this week, at Eastwood, Wayne Trace, and Delta.
Tinora entered the match winning five of their last six games, and 8-5 overall.

The host Panthers were running hot as well, also winning five of their last six contests.

The Lady Rams certainly didn’t show any sign of fatigue as they came out and took set one, 25-16.

Set two was much of the same, the Lady Rams took the set, 25-13.

Tinora closed out set three, 25-11, taking the match 3 -0.

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Tinora Stats
Addison Gerken 8 digs, 10-10 serving, 15 assists; Zoe Roesti 5 digs, 14-14 serving, 10 assists; Scylea Zolman 2 blocks, 4 kills; Kaylee Dickinson 11 digs, 10-10 serving, 16-17 serve receive; Kenzi Nagel 5 kills; Kallie Snyder 4 kills; Paige Sebring 12 digs, 12-13 serving, 9-10 serve receive; Paige Gamby 7 kills; Tatum Creps 12 kills, 19-20 serving, 7 aces.

Tinora improves to 9-5. The Rams will tune up for their River Rivalry game vs Ayersville on Tuesday. Get out and support the girls!

Delta falls to 8-7. The Panthers will travel to Paulding on 9/25.

The Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game went to Tatum Creps. Congratulations again, Tatum!

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GMC Tournament Golf results

Tuesday – The GMC boys and girls golf teams headed to Ironwood Golf Course in Wauseon to close out the 2023 regular season as they took part in the annual Green Meadows Conference golf tournament.

As a team, the Rams boys team finished second among the eight teams conference schools entered.
Aiden Rittenhouse was the top finishers among the Tinora boys.

The Tinora girls team finished third among the eight GMC schools.
Adelaida Gill was the top girls finisher.

Sections will take place on September 26 at Auglaize Golf Course.

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Tinora 3 Wayne Trace 1

Tinora again loaded the bus, this time to head south and take on the Raiders of Wayne Trace. The Raiders came in winning four of their last five matches, while the Lady Rams just saw their three game winning streak ended on Monday by Eastwood.

In a match the Lady Rams could ill afford to lose if the wanted to stay in the GMC race. Wayne Trace entered with a 2-0 conference record, while the Lady Rams were 2-1. Both trailed the Apaches of Fairview who stood atop the conference standings at 2-0 entering play on Tuesday.

Wayne Trace came out ready to stay hot, defeating Tinora 25-16 in the initial set.

Coach Hagerty rallied her Lady Rams in the second set, Tinora with a 25-14 win, tying the match at 1-1.

Set three would see the Lady Rams again come through with a 25-16 win, grabbing a 2-1 set lead.

The crucial fourth set would see the Lady Rams and Wayne Trace battle throughout before Tinora would finally pull out a 25-22 win, taking the match 3-1.

Tinora Stats:

Addison Gerken 12 digs, 13-14 serving, 20 assists; Zoe Roesti 6 digs, 16 assists; Scylea Zolman 2 blocks; Kaylee Dickinson 21 digs, 30-30 serving, 3 aces, 16-16 serve receive; Kenzi Nagel 9 kills, 3 blocks, 4 digs; Kallie Snyder 9 kills, 10-10 serve receive, 8 digs; Paige Sebring 14 digs, 15-15 serving, 22-24 serve receive; Paige Gamby 4 kills, 22 digs, 10-11 serving, 2 blocks, 18-19 serve receive; Tatum Creps 21 kills, 5 digs, 11-12 serving, 3 aces, 4 blocks.

Wayne Trace Stats 

Amber Stoller 3 kills, 6 digs, 2 blocks; Ava Zartman 3 digs; Careen Winans 4 kills, 6 digs; Harper Myers 9 kills, 6 digs; Kacy Hornish 3 kills, 20 assists, 2 aces, 13 digs; Kaitlin Slade 3 assists, 18 digs; Lexi Moore 14 kills, 4 blocks; Natalie Stoller 2 blocks; Paige Alber 13 assists, 8 digs; Torree Sinn 6 kills, 3 blocks.

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Tinora improves to 8-5, 2-1 in the GMC. The Rams remain 1 game behind Fairview who in 3-0.
The Lady Rams are back at it on Thursday, traveling to Delta to take on the Panthers.

The Raiders of Wayne Trace fall to 7-8, 2-1 in conference play.

The Higbea Player of the Game went to Tinora sophomore Paige Gamby, congratulations, Paige!

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Tuesday’s scoreboard

Eastwood 3 Tinora 0

The Tinora Lady Rams volleyball team put their three-game win streak on the line as they traveled to take on the #18 ranked team in Ohio, the Eastwood Eagles.

Eastwood ended the Lady Rams season in 2022 as they defeated Tinora 3-1 in the Archbold Sectionals.

Tinora entered at 7-4, while Eastwood came in at 8-1. The Eagles brought a four game winning streak to the match vs the Lady Rams.

The Eagles came out and dominated Tinora in the first set, winning 25-15.

Set two was more of the same, as Eastwood came away with another 25-15 win.

Tinora tried to get back in the match, but fell in set three to Eastwood 25-22, as the Eagles would take the match, 3-0.

Tinora stats:
Addison Gerken 10 digs, 8 assists; Zoe Roesti 8 digs, 6 assists; Scylea Zolman 3 digs; Kaylee Dickinson 11 digs, 14-16 serve receive; Kenzi Nagel 5 kills; Kallie Snyder 4 kills; Paige Sebring 7 digs, 9-11 serving; Paige Gamby 5 kills, 8 digs, 26-27 serve receive; Tatum Creps 4 kills, 10-11 serving, 4 aces, 3 blocks; Emma Bailey 3 digs, 2 blocks

The Lady Rams drop to 7-5. They are right back on the court as they travel to Wayne Trace Tuesday as the GMC season heats up.

Eastwood improves to 9-1. The Eagles will travel to Otsego on Thursday.

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Rams XC team competes in Ottawa

The Tinora boys and girls cross-country teams made the early morning trip to Ottawa to take part in the annual Blue/Gold Cross Country Invitational.

The highlight of the morning again was from Lauren Sattler. Sattler, who finished 2nd in 2022, bested that time by a nearly a minute, finishing first among the 173 girls who participated. What a fabulous performance by Lauren.

Paul Westrick was the highest Tinora boys finisher among the 216 entries, Paul finished in 5th. Logan Coy was 40th. Complete list below. India Okuley finished 13th, remaining Rams below:

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Tinora 3 Ottawa Hills 0

On a very early Saturday morning, the Lady Rams welcomed in the undefeated Green Bears from Ottawa Hills.

The Green Bears brought in their 10-0 record, while the Lady Rams themselves were riding a three game winning streak.

After a rough start midway through the first set, after a coach Hagerty timeout, the Lady Rams seemed to shake off the tired eyes and responded dominating the remaining opening set, taking it 25-19.

Tinora went on to win the second set rather soundly, 25-15, and followed up grabbing set three, 25-16 for the three set sweep.

Rams stats:
|Addison Gerken 20-20 serving, 20 assists; Zoe Roesti 6 digs, 9-10 serving, 10 assists; Scylea Zolman 5 digs; Kaylee Dickinson 5 digs, 8-10 serve receive; Kenzi Nagel 5 kills, Kallie Snyder 6 kills; Paige Sebring 6 digs, 10-11 serving, 2 aces; Paige Gamby 12 kills, 7 digs, 14-14 serve receive; Tatum Creps 8 kills, 6 digs, 15-17 serving, 5 aces, 2 blocks; Emma Bailey 3 kills, 3 blocks. 

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The Lady Rams improve to 7-4 and will hit the road next week for three games.

Ottawa Hills suffers their first defeat on the season, falling to 10-1.

The Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game went to Tatum Creps. Congratulations, Tatum!

Michael’s postgame interview with Tatum

Pic: Tinora AD, Jake Essig

Antwerp 32 Tinora 14

ANTWERP: From the opening kickoff to the final whistle, the visiting Rams gave the undefeated Antwerp Archers all they could handle before falling to the Archers, 32-14.

On a fantastic Friday night for football, the Tinora Rams brought their 2-2, 1-0 GMC mark over to take on the #12 team in D7, the Archers of Antwerp. Antwerp entered at 4-0, 1-0 in conference play.

The Archers wasted little time to get on the board, scoring in the first 1:45 of the game as Carson Altimus hit Landon Brewer for a 45 yard TD, after the two point conversion pass from Altimus to Brewer was successful, Antwerp grabbed a quick 8-0 lead at the 10:45 mark.

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The Rams marched down the field at the end of the first quarter, getting inside the Antwerp 10-yard line, still trailing 8-0.

As Tinora looked to get back in the game, the Archers Carson Altimus stepped in front of a Dominic Graziani pass, taking it 98 yards the other way for an Antwerp score, putting the Archers on top with a 14-0 lead with 1:45 remaining in the first stanza. The two-pint XP attempt by Antwerp was no good.

The Tinora ground attack seemed to control the ball, and the clock throughout then first half, finally finding pay dirt with 9:05 remaining in the second quarter as Joey Guisinger pounded it in from a yard out, putting the Archers lead to 14-6. Jacob Bishop added the XP, cutting the lead to 14-7.

Midway through the second quarter, Antwerp’s Carson Altimus took it in from four yards out, giving a 20-7 lead. The XP again was no good for the Archers at the 5:07 mark of the half.

Again, Tinora would drive down the field, marching all the way to the Archers one-yard line. The Tinora offense would face a fourth and one with just over 60 seconds remaining in the half. The Antwerp defense stood up Tinora’s Graziani, holding the Rams out of the end zone, keeping the 20-14 as the teams headed to the locker rooms.

Tinora started with the ball to start the second half after an Archers onside kick went awry. The Rams again drove down the field on the Archer defense, as Tinora’s Graziani found the end zone from four yards out at the 8:13 mark of the third, cutting the Antwerp lead to 20-14 after the Bishop XP.

Antwerp just wouldn’t let the Rams get back in the game. On their ensuing drive, Carson Altimus took it off right tackle untouched for a 46 yard TD, giving the Archers a 26-14 lead. The two point conversion again was no good for the Archers.

Tinora accumulated 206 total yards in the half, out gaining Antwerp who had 146 yards

Still in the game late in the third, Tinora again found themselves deep in Archer territory, this time at the Antwerp 15-yard line. In a game that the Rams literally could not catch a single break, Tinora’s Graziani tried to hit Grady Gustwiller out of the backfield with a swing pass.
Unfortunately, the pass was ruled a lateral, and was picked up by the Archers Cam Fuller, who raced 85 yards for another Antwerp defensive score, putting the arches on top 32-14. The Archers again missed the two-point attempt.

The fourth quarter saw each team trade a few possessions, but neither team could get on the scoreboard, the game ended with the Archers remaining undefeated, 32-14.

Tinora Rams 0-7-7-0 = 14
Antwerp Archers 14-6-12-0 = 32

ANT Brewer 45-pass from Altimus (Brewer pass from Altimus)
ANT Altimus 98-interception return (conversion failed)
TIN Guisinger 1-run (J Bishop kick)
ANT Altimus 4-run (conversion failed)
TIN Graziani 3-run (J Bishop kick)
ANT Altimus 46-run (conversion failed)
ANT Fuller 85-fumble return (conversion failed)

Tinora stats coming soon.

Antwerp passing: Altimus: 9-15-142-1 TD
Antwerp rushing Altimus: 10-68 yards; Lichty 9-4 yards
Antwerp receiving: Brewer 3-87-TD; Fuller 3-32; WInslow 2-15; Lichty 1-8

Tinora falls to 2-3, 1-1 in conference play. The Rams will host Wayne Trace on Friday.

Antwerp improves to 5-0, 2-0 in the GMC. The Archers will travel to Fairview next Friday.

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