Lady Rams win GMC Track Championship, boys 2nd

Friday Night:
In the 2021 Green Meadows Conference Championships held at Ayersville, the 2021 regular season for the Tinora girls & boys came to and end.

The girls finished first overall while the boys finished second, what a great regular season for these teams.

2021 GMC Results from Ayersville:

Event 5  Girls Long Jump
        meet: R 17-06.75  1990        Marla Gudakunst, Wayne Trace             
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
  1 Wachtman, Lexi            12 Tinora                16-08.50   2  10   
  2 Meyer, Amanda             11 Tinora                15-04.00   1   8
Event 8  Boys Discus Throw

  2 Ackerman, Elijah          12 Tinora
Event 10  Boys High Jump
        meet: R  6-08  5/17/2002   Jason Jackson, Ayersville                   
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
  1 Smith, Jeffrey            10 Fairview               6-00.00   10   
  2 Ackerman, Owen             9 Tinora                J6-00.00    8
Event 11  Girls 4x800 Meter Relay
        meet: R 9:55.30  5/12/2017   Holgate, Holgate                          
                         R Willett, E Willett, R Meyer, G Willett          
    School                                               Finals  Points
  1 Wayne Trace                                        10:01.94   10   
     1) Campbell, Kassidy 12            2) Bahena, Kiara 10               
     3) Moore, Abby 10                  4) Sinn, Sydnee 10                
       1:14.165 (1:14.165)        2:36.559 (1:22.394)        3:46.796 (1:10.238)
       5:07.326 (1:20.530)        6:18.797 (1:11.472)        7:40.860 (1:22.063)
       8:46.901 (1:06.042)       10:01.931 (1:15.030)
  2 Tinora                                             10:15.76    8   
     1) Ferguson, Isabel 10             2) Lee, Addison 9                 
     3) Sattler, Lauren 9               4) Okuley, Karli 9                
       1:13.562 (1:13.562)        2:28.840 (1:15.278)        3:41.795 (1:12.955)
       5:04.564 (1:22.769)        6:16.542 (1:11.979)        7:33.647 (1:17.105)
       8:47.561 (1:13.914)       10:15.752 (1:28.192)

Otsego 10 Lady Rams 0 F/6

The Tinora Lady Rams softball team was defeated tonight in the sectional final at Otsego, by the Otsego Lady Knights 10-0 in 6 innings.

After that exciting 4-3 walk-off win at home over Genoa on Tuesday, the Lady Rams were coming into Otsego hoping for more magic vs the #9 team in Division III, the 21-3 Lady Knights.

Lexi North took the hill against Scylea Zolman, Zolman had her previous outing vs Genoa cut short after being struck by a line drive on her knee.

Otsego scored 1 run in the first inning, 2 in the second, and 6 runs in the third inning, never looking back in advancing to the District semifinals vs Evergreen on May 17.

The winning pitcher was Otsego’s Lexi North, 6 innings, 10K, 2 hits, and 0 runs.
The Losing pitcher was Tinora’s Scylea Zolman, 4 innings, 6K, 9 hits, and 9 runs.
Other: Tristen Norden.

Leading hitters:
Logan McQuillin single
Tristen Norden single

M.Dinglelime 3 single
E. Rider 2 double
E. Hutton 2 single

Tinora falls to 12-7
Otsego improves to 22-3

The Lady Rams postseason ends, but they have home games on Monday vs Delta and Tuesday vs Holgate remaining in regular-season games.

Tinora 10 Bryan 0 F/5

As the regular season winds down, the Rams hosted the Bryan Golden Bears in a Friday night matchup. Tinora brought in its 21-4 record, Bryan came in at 10-12 but were winners of their last 5 of 7 games.

Senior right-hander Andre Imthurn took his 7-0 record to the mound against the Golden Bears of Bryan.

The Rams scored 4 unearned runs off starter Titus Rohrer in the bottom of the first inning. Rohrer lasted just 5 batters before being replaced by
sophomore Taysen Deckrosh. After two were out, the Rams next seven batters reached safely, sandwiched in was a huge error by the Golden Bears, allowing Imthurn, Wolfrum, and the Commisso brothers Cole & Christian to score.

The Rams added three more runs in the second off Taysen Deckrosh. Deckrosh had just 6 2/3 innings under his belt before being summoned in relief of Rohrer. Imthurn, Cole Commisso, and Wolfrum again scoring for the Rams, giving Tinora a 7-0 lead after two innings.

Tinora’s Andrew Imthurn was in control, almost the entire game, striking out the last six hitters, en route to winning game number eight on the season.

Tinora added one run in the third inning and two more in the fourth to close out the five-inning shutout.

Tinora improves to 22-4 on the season.
Bryan falls to 11-13.

The Rams are back in action on Monday vs Delta in the regular-season finale.

The Higbea Embroidery player of the game went to Andrew Imthurn as he improves to 8-0 on the season.

Andrew Imthurn: 1-1, 2 BB, 2 R
Cole Commisso: RBI 2B, BB, 2 R
Casen Wolfrum: 3 R
Jayden Bergman: 1-1, 2 RBI

Andrew Imthurn: W, 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, HP, 9 K

PHOTO COURTESY: Nancy Feddereke

Tinora 15 Swanton 4 Final

The Tinora Rams hit the road to take on the Swanton Bulldogs Thursday night in a non league late-season tuneup game as the regular season is winding down.

The Rams of Tinora broke open a 1-0 game through three innings with five runs in the fourth and eight more in the sixth inning to break open the tight game.

Tristin Birks with the win for the Rams, his third on the season.

Nolan Schafer: 2 hits, 3 runs
Marcus Grube: 2 2B, 2 R
Andrew Imthurn: 3 hits, 4 RBI, 2 R
Cole Commisso: 3 hits, RBI, R

Tristan Birks: W, 4.2, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 5 BB, K
Cole Commisso: 1.1 IP,  1 R, 0 ER, 4 K, 2 H

With the win, the Rams improve to 21-4.
Swanton falls to 3-15.

Tinora will host the Bryan Golden Bears at home on Friday.

Photo courtesy: Denise Rumbaugh

Wauseon 7 Tinora 6 Final

The Rams took their 20-3 record and GMC championship over to face NWOAL champions, the Wauseon Indians. Wauseon came in with a 14-5 record and also finished undefeated in conference play at 7-0.

Tinora couldn’t overcome an early deficit that saw the Indians race out to a quick 3-0 after one inning against Rams starter Casen Wolfrum. The Rams righty settled down, limiting the Indians bats to just two hits over his five innings on the hill. Wolfrum allowed just two earned runs.

Wauseon sent junior Clay Stump and his 4-1 record to the hill vs the hot-hitting Ram lineup.

Stump kept the Rams off balance most of the night, limiting the Rams to just two runs through his 5 innings of work.

Senior Maddux Chamberlin came on to work the final two innings for the Indians of Wauseon.

The Tinora bats came to life in the top of the seventh, scoring four runs before falling to the Indians, 7-6.

The Rams fall to 20-4 and head to Swanton on Thursday as they tune-up for the OHSAA tournament that starts on May 21 for Tinora. The Rams will face the Delta vs Fairview winner at Tinora.

Wauseon improves to 15-5 with the win.

Nolan Schafer: 1-3, 2B, BB, R
Marc Grube: 1-3, BB, 2 R 
Christian Commisso: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Casen Wolfrum: L, 5 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 3 K, BB, 2 HP, 2 H
Other: Kade Vogelsong

Photo courtesy Emily Brown

Lady Rams win in a walk-off 4-3

Things were looking very bleak for the Tinora Lady Rams late in the sectional opener vs the Genoa Lady Comets.

Not only was the Lady Rams trailing at home 1-0 as they headed to the bottom of the sixth inning, but they also were without freshman sensation starting pitcher Scylea Zolman in the final 3 innings.

The Genoa Lady Comets took a 1-0 to the top of the fifth inning. After one out in the fifth, lead-off hitter and starting pitcher, Kaylin Shields lined a smash off the knee of the Lady Rams starter Zolman.

Zoleman had to exit the game after four and one-third innings, allowing 3 hits while striking out nine Lady Comets. Head Coach Denny Helberg called upon senior leader Tristen Norden to step in at the drop of a hat. Norden had pitched just two innings this season before getting thrown into the fire.

The Tinora Lady Rams senior right-hander responded, getting her teammates to the bottom of the sixth inning with Genoa still holding a tight 1-0 lead.

The Lady Rams starting shortstop turned emergency relief pitcher Norden stepped to the plate, already 2 for 2 at the dish, Norden lined a single to start the Tinora rally. After a ground out, DeVonna Holmes stepped up into the pressure cooker with two outs. With Norden on second, Holmes lined a double to the wall, scoring Tristan Norden trying the game at 1-1.

The Lady Comets defense let them down over the next few batters. After Quinn Horn reached on an errant throw, Sara Neff, who came in for Zoleman in the batting order, blooped a single into right field scoring Holmes, giving the Rams a 2-1 lead. Libby Bumb reached on another Genoa throwing error, scoring Neff giving Tinora a 3-1 lead as we headed to the seventh inning.

With one out, the Genoa Lady Comets started a rally. After a single by Megan Valentine, Norden got a strikeout for out number two. Down to their last out, another single by Lady Comets leadoff hitter Kaylin Shields gave Genoa hope. In stepped Caitlin Cruickshank, Cruickshank sent an opposite-field liner down the right-field line, diving was Sara Neff who just missed a great catch. Scoring was Valentine and Shields to tie the game at 3-3. Tristen Norden got a ground ball to shortstop Teegan Norden to end the inning, stranding the runner at third.

Logan McQuillin led off the bottom of the seventh with a walk. Into the oven again stepped senior Tristen Norden. Already 3-3 with 3 singles, Norden sent a liner off the diving second baseman’s glove that trickled into shallow right field. Off with the crack of the bat was McQuillin from first, as the ball was rolling into the right field grass, the sophomore had a head of steam as she rounded second and headed for third. As Genoa retrieved the ball, the throw to third was errant and headed for the fence on the third-base side. McQuillin popped up after sliding into third base, headed for home without a throw, scoring the winning run for the Lady Rams.
Final from Tinora, Lady Rams 4- Genoa 3 in the walk-off win.

Tinora improves to 12-6 and will advance to the sectional final on May 15 at Otsego.

The Higbea Embroidery player of the game goes to Logan McQuillin & Tristen Norden.


Winning pitcher:
Tristen Norden 3 inning, 3 k , 2 hits, 2 runs
Other, Scylea Zolman 4 inning,9 K’s ,2 hits, 1 run

Loser K. Shields 7innings, 12 K’s, 7 hits, 4 runs

Leading hitters Tinora.
Tristen Norden 4 singles.
DeVona Holmes double.
Sara Neff 2 RBI.

Cruikskank triple
L. Envies double

Tinora 8 Holgate 1 Final

Coming off back-to-back memorable victories, a Friday GMC clinching win vs Ayersville, and a Saturday game that saw Head Coach Brent Renollet with career win #400, the Tinora Rams saw the Holgate Tigers come to Tinora for the last time as a GMC foe.

Holgate will be leaving the Green Meadows Conference after this spring sports season and will be joining the BBC, the Buckeye Border Conference, starting with the 2021 fall sports season.

Tinora came in at 19-3 overall and 6-0 in the GMC, the Rams were looking for a victory to finish the season undefeated in conference play. The Tigers of Holgate came in with a 9-11 record, 2-4 in the GMC.

Junior righty Jayden Bergman took the ball for the Rams, Bergman was coming off a huge save on Friday night vs the Ayersville Pilots in the conference clinching game. Joey Kelly took the hill for the Holgate Tigers.

Tinora scores three runs on 4 hits in the second inning, leaving the bases loaded. Max Grube with a one-out single that scored two, Marcus Grube with an RBI single as the Tinora bats sent nine men to the plate. The Rams led 4-0 after two innings.

The Rams scored a single run in the fourth on a Marcus Grube RBI fielders choice. Max Grube again in the middle of the action with a single, stolen base, and a run scored as Tinora grabbed a 4-0 lead after four innings.

Tinora Rams starter Jayden Bergman was on cruise control over the first 5 innings, limiting the Holgate Tigers to just two hits while striking out 8 Tigers.

Tinora came through with 4 more runs in the fifth, highlighted by a 2 RBI single by Nolan Schafer. Again in the middle of the rally was Rams senior center fielder Max Grube, Grube with another single, stolen base, and run scored.

Holgate finally broke through in the sixth, scoring one run of Bergman. The Tigers lone run came on an RBI single by Sam Medina, scoring Robbie Thacker.

Bergman was relieved by senior lefty Jacob Bailey, Bailey started the seventh for the Rams. Bailey came on to retire the Tigers in order to close out the Rams 8-1 victory.

With the win, the Rams finish the GMC season with a perfect 7-0 record while also gaining win number 20 on the season. Tinora is 20-3 as they have upcoming games on the road Tuesday at Wauseon and Thursday at Swanton. Friday the Rams are home vs Bryan and will close out the regular season on Monday vs Delta at home.

The Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game went to Max Grube. Grube with a perfect day at the plate going 4 for 4, 2 steals, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI’s.

Jayden Bergman with the win for the Rams.

Marcus Grube: 2-4, 2 RBI 
Max Grube: 4-4, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 SB

Jayden Bergman: W, 6 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 8 K, 3 BB, 3 H
Other: Jacob Bailey

Rams finish 2nd at Lamberson Invitational

The Tinora Rams girls and boys track teams headed over to Montpelier for the 36th annual Lamberson Invitational.

14 girls teams came to compete as well as 14 boys teams.
Both the Tinora girls & boys represented well, finishing in second place among the 14 teams.

Results below for all events:

Event photos: Courtesy of Michael Ondrejko Photography.

Lauren Sattler – 1st in the girls 3200 meter
Lexi Wachrman – 1st in girls long jump
Kjerstin Scott – 2nd in girls 100 meter dash
Brandon Edwards – 2nd in 100 meter boys dash
Isabel Furguson – 2nd in 1600 meter run
Lexi Wachrman – 2nd in girls 100 meter hurdles
Amanda Meyer, Lexi Wachtman, Emma Chafins, Kjerstin – Scott 2nd in girls 4×100
Liv Mueller, Anna Gray, Emma Chafins, Kjerstin Scott – 2nd in girls 4×200
Amanda Meyer, Addison Lee, Liv Mueller, Isabel Furguson – 2nd in girls 4×400
Isabel Furguson – 2nd in girls high jump
Jaxen Durfey – 1st in boys 1600 meter run
Jacob Cramer – 1st in boys 3200
Evan Flory – 2nd boys 300 meter hurdles
Lance Rinkle, Jacob Cramer, Clay Carpenter, Jaxen Durfey – 1st in boys 4×800

Photos courtesy Tinora Rams track:

Evergreen 4 Lady Rams 2 Final

The Lady Rams headed to Evergreen on Saturday morning to take on a very good Lady Vikings team.
Evergreen was victorious over the Tinora Lady Rams 4-2.

Winning pitcher: Vikings Breanna Huffman – 7 innings, 2 runs, 4 hits, 7 K’s.

Losing pitcher: Rams Scylea Zolman 6 inning, 4 run, 4 hits, 3 k s.

Leading hitters for Tinora:
Anna Frazier double
Quinn Horn double
Scylea Zolman double

Evergreen, was led by Macy Chamberlain 2 with singles.

Tinora falls to 11-6 and will play Holgate Monday in a makeup game in the final GMC game for the Lady Tigers.
Evergreen moves to 12-7

Tuesday starts the Lady Rams tournament trail as they play host to Genoa at 5 pm.

Tinora’s Renollet wins #400

Less than 24 hrs after clinching his team’s fourth straight Green Meadows Conference title, and ninth overall conference title, Tinora’s Head Coach Brent Renollet had sights on another milestone, career win #400.
Tinora entered the game with an 18-3 record while the Patriots of Patrick Henry came in at 7-12.

Things got off to a rough start for the Rams. Patrick Henry jumped on Tinora starter Tristan Birks for two runs in the first and two more in the second, Birks lasted just an inning and a third before being replaced by Rams senior lefty Jacob Bailey.

After the Patriots jumped out to 2-0 lead, Tinora evened the score at 2-2 after one inning on runs by the top of the Tinora order, Nolan Schafer and Marcus Grube.

The Patriots increased their lead to 4-2 in the top of the second, but the Rams again battled back with a single run, courtesy of a Schafer RBI single, cutting the PH lead to 4-3.

Patrick Henry added a single run in the top of the third on an unearned run. Tinora’s Cole Commisso became the third Rams pitcher in the game, coming in to work with no one out in the top of the third after the Patriots jumped out to an early 5-3 lead over the Rams of Tinora. Andrew Imthurn and Cole Commisso added runs in the Rams bottom of the third, tying the game at 5-5.

Tinora took the lead for good in the fourth on another Schafer run, the Rams led 6-5 after five innings.

The Rams added run number seven in the bottom of the sixth inning, Marcus Grube run gave Tinora a 7-5 lead heading to the seventh and final inning.

Cole Commisso slammed the door on the Patriots in the seventh, after a two-out walk, Commisso got a ground ball to Rams shortstop Marcus Grube, who stepped on second base for the force out, to end the game.

Head coach Brent Renollet picked up career victory 400, 362 of those wins are with the Rams. Renollet compiled 36 wins at Delta in his first three years of coaching. BR is 362-136 overall at Tinora in his 22 years of coaching with the Tinora baseball program.

As Renollet would say, thanks, but it’s all about the kids and not me.

Head Coach Brent Renollet was also selected as the co Prep Baseball Ohio All-Decade coach from the 2010 –2019 seasons along with Mike Wiss of Minster.

4 Final 4 appearances 2011, 12, 13 2014, 1 State Title in 2014.

9 GMC Titles – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, & 2021.

Congratulations BR, well done!
Head Coach Brent Renollet was also voted the Higbea Embroidery Player of the game

Tinora hitting:
Nolan Schaffer: 2-3, HP, 2 R, RBI 
Marcus Grube: 2-3, 2 R, RBI SAC
Bryce Bailey: 1-1, BB, R
Kade Vogelsong: 2-3, SB

Rams pitching:
Cole Commisso: W, 5 IP, 0 R, 5 K, BB, H
Others: Tristen Birks, Jacob Bailey

Photos courtesy Sarah Harris, Lisa Schafer, & Emily Brown