Tinora 48 Hicksville 0 F

TINORA – On Senior Night 2021, the Tinora Rams football team sent the fans home happy with a 48-0 shutout win over GMC foe, the Aces of Hicksville.

As families, friends and fans gathered at Tinora’s Justin F Coressel stadium on a dark, dreary, and very damp Friday night, all on hand were honoring the 2021 Seniors. From football seniors, to cheerleaders, to band members, to cross country, all were honored in a pregame ceremony prior to kickoff in the Rams home regular season finale.

The Rams were bringing a seven game winning streak, a 7-1 overall record, as well as an 5-0 undefeated Green Meadows Conference record against the Hicksville Aces. Lucas Smith and the Aces brought a 1-7 overall record and a 1-4 conference record to Tinora vs the Rams. The Aces had won 4 of the past 6 contests, the Rams won both meetings last season.

The Tinora offense, which has been rolling the past month, was a bit more methodical tonight in the first half, chewing up chunks of yardage while managing to take time off the clock.

The first score of the contest came with 5:26 remaining in the first quarter courtesy of a Rams TD pass from senior signal caller Nolan Schafer to Grady Gustwiller from 18 yards out, the XP by senior Dylan Camp was good, Tinora led 7-0.

The next Rams strike would be in the second quarter at the 11:53 mark. Brandon Edwards took it in from 32 yards out, skating across the left sideline, Tinora led 13-0 as the XP was no good.

With the Rams D dominating for the fifth straight week, holding the Aces to just four first half yards, minus 11 yards on the ground, the Tinora offense was set to score again. With 3:48 remaining before the half, last week’s hero KP Delarker took it in from 14 yards out. The XP again was no good on this wet, dreary night, Tinora led 19-0 as teams headed to the locker rooms.

Tinora had 138 yards rushing, 200 total first half yards.

As in previous weeks, the Tinora Rams wasted no time getting on the scoreboard to start the second half. This time, at the 9:21 mark, Rams RB Christian Commisso took it in from 18 yards out, making defenders miss along the way, giving the Rams a 25-0 lead on Senior Night.

That man KP Delarber again put it in the end zone at the 3:17 in the third, this time a 26 yard scamper, XP was good giving Tinora with a 33-0 lead in the third. This was the Rams fifth straight game with a running clock in the second half.

The Tinora reserves took the field late third quarter. The next Tinora score came midway through the fourth quarter as Ram freshman QB Dominic Graziani took a QB sweep in from 11 yards out with 5:30 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Jacob Bishop XP gave Tinora a 39-0 lead

The Rams attack wasn’t finished as Cole Sweinhagen jetted in from 19 yards with 1:47 remaining in the game, Bishop’s XP gave the Rams a 46-0 lead.

A Hicksville miss fire on a snap in the end zone with 19 seconds left gave Tinora two more points, increasing the Rams lead to 48-0. The finals tics ran off, giving Tinora the shutout and victory nine on Senior Night.

The Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game went to Rams RB Brandon Edwards. Edwards was skating on ice tonight on the muddy, slippery field, making it look effortless. Congratulations Brandon.

Tinora finished with 418 total yards of offense, 334 yards rushing.
The Aces were limited to just 49 total yards, another great performance by the Tinora defense.

With the win, Tinora moves to 8-1, 6-0 in the GMC. The Rams will travel to Fairview next Friday night in an attempt to capture the outright GMC title.

Hicksville falls to 1-8, 1-5 in the Green Meadows Conference. Hicksville will host Antwerp in the regular season finale next Friday.

Seniors honored prior to the game: Thank each one of you!

Senior Cheerleaders: Emily Meyer, Lily Burkholder, Regan Ankeny, Megan Hancock, Gaby Westhoven, & Ariana Hinojosa

Senior football players: Hyler Hespe, Dylan Camp, Jashua Bland, Casen Wolfrum, Eric Bohn, Baeden Hancock, Bryce Bailey, Hayden Becker, Nolan Schafer, KP Delarber, & Cole Commisso.
Trainer: Ellie Weimken

Senior Cross Country runners: Brysen Bigley, Lydia Evinger, & Heidy Monnin.

Senior Golf: Sammy Sin

Senior Band Members: Gavin Askins, Brysen Bigley, & Devin Singer 

Hicksville 0 0 0 0 — 0

Tinora 7 12 13 16 — 48

T — Gustwiller 18-pass from Schafer (Camp kick).

T — Edwards 32-run (pass failed).

T — Delarber 14-run (kick failed).

T — Ch. Commisso 18-run (kick failed).

T — Delarber 26-run (Camp kick).

T — Graziani 11-run (Camp kick).

T — Sweinhagen 19-run (kick good).

T — Safety.

Tinora – Schafer 8-11 84 1 TD 1 INT
Hicksville – Klima 12-29 60

Tinora Delarber 9-62 yards – 2 TD; Edwards 7 for 100 1 TD; Commisso 8 for 63 1 TD; Anders 3 for 23; Sweinhagen 6 for 43 1 TD; Graziani 1 for 17 1 TD; Schafre 1 for -1; Radzik 1-8
Hicksville: Baird 2 for -4; Klima 4 for 0 yards

Tinora: Gustwiller 1 for 18 yards 1 TD; Cole Commisso
Hicksville: Bergman 7 for 34 yards; Baird 6 for 43 yards; Langham 1 for 6 yards; Balser 4 for 4 yards

Photo courtesy – Emily Brown

Lady Rams rally, take 2021 GMC Championship in five sets, 3-2

As the late great Jimmy V said, “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.”

Throughout life, you’re told over and over again, no matter what the situation is, never ever give up. No matter what, just never give up.

Nothing can be more true for the 2021 Green Meadows Conference Champions, the Tinora Lady Rams volleyball team.

With a packed gym, a jammed student section, and the Tinora pep band rocking the house, the Fairview Lady Apaches and Tinora Lady Rams were set to battle for the 2021 GMC Championship yet again, this time at Tinora High School.

Both teams were running on hot water, Fairview brought a 16-5 overall record, while Tinora brought a 16-4 record. Both were 6-0 in conference play. The Lady Apaches came in winning 11 of 12 matches, while the Lady Rams of Tinora had won 11 of 12.

Things started out a bit rough for Tinora, dropping a very tough first set, 25-18.

The second set was a battle as well, the Lady Rams rallied after trailing most of the set, tying the set at 24-24. Fairview captured the next two pints, taking the second set, 26-24, taking a 2-0 advantage.

Whatever the Lady Rams players, staff, and head coach Bretta Hagerty discussed between the second and third sets will remain unknown to only those involved.
But, whatever the recipe was, it most surely should be patented. Also between sets, someone took Makenna Reetz’s jersey and replaced it with a Superman cape.

The Lady Rams came out in the third set like a house afire, taking set three, 25-10. The Apaches of Fairview didn’t know what just hit them. However, Fairview still lead 2-1 as teams headed into set four.

The fourth set was a battle, the Lady Rams fighting for their lives, jumped out to a big lead only to see Fairview mount a comeback. Tinora wouldn’t settle for anything but a win tonight. Cutting the Rams lead to 23-21, Tinora took the next two points. Quinn Horn slamming the door, cutting the deficit to 2-1.

As both teams took three minutes to settle in for the final stanza, and the 2021 title, the Rams would look defeat in the face and turn her away yet again. The first to 15 would win the set and the match.

In a back and back and forth epic set, the Tinora Rams just would not let go of the rope. Jumping out to an early lead, only to see Fairview tie the fifth set at 6-6. As Fairview took a 9-6 lead midway in the fifth, The Lady Rams again rallied to tie the set at 11-11. Emma Chafins tied it at 12-12 with a hammer in the back left corner. Makenna Reetz kill gave the Rams a 13-12 advantage. The Lady Rams rode Superman’s cape & the rollercoaster ride for the next two points, capturing the set and the match 15-12, giving the Lady Rams the 2021 Green Meadows Conference title on the Reetz spike.

As the Lady’s rushed to celebrate at the net, the Tinora student section spilled on the court, congratulating the Lady Rams on the victory.

It seemed no one wanted to leave, fans, students, parents, just soaking in the moments 20+ minutes after the game had ended. Tears were shed, hugs all-around, tons of pics were taken, it was an instant classic!

The Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game award goes to Makenna Reetz. Congratulations Makenna!

Make no mistake about it, this was a true team win, if someone was down, a teammate picked the other up. From Reetz, to Horn, to Reineke, to McQuillin, to the water girls, this was an epic comeback team win for the Lady Rams

In the final JV contest of the season, the Rams defeated the Apaches 25-21 & 25-7, winning 2-0. A great season for the JV team.

Tinora will host Delta in the opening round of the OHSAA 2021 Volleyball tournament, game time is 5:30.
With the win, the Lady Rams improve to 17-4, finishing undefeated in the GMC.

Fairview will host Montpelier on Monday, 5:30 pm game time.
The Lady Apaches fall to 16-6, 6-1 in conference play.

Tinora def. Fairview 19-25, 24-26, 25-10, 25-21, 15-12

Tinora (17-4, 7-0 GMC) — Makenna Reetz 26 kills, 2 blocks; Quinn Horn 20 kills, 18 digs, 23-23 serving, 4 aces, 17-21 serve receive; Brooklyn Reineke 57 assists, 10 digs, 4 kills, 17-19 serving, 2 aces; Emma Chafins 22 digs, 5 kills, 24-25 serving, 16-17 serve receive; Kjerstin Scott 8 kills, 3 blocks; Logan McQuillin 4 digs, 15-15 serving, 2 aces, 11-14 serve receive; Kaylee Dickinson 18 digs, 11-14 serving, 2 aces, 11-14 serve receive; Macey Scholsser 2 kills, 4 digs; Emma Cramer 12 digs, 14-17 serving, 5 aces, 9-10 serve receive.

Photos courtesy Emily Brown & Tinora Rams Volleyball.
Video courtesy Mrs Wells.

Lady Rams down Hicksville, will play for GMC Championship

As the 2021 edition of the Lady Rams volleyball squad loaded the busses for Hicksville to take on the Lady Aces in the Red Zone at Hicksville High School, they had one goal in mind, victory.

A win vs Hicksville was needed to keep the Lady Rams hopes alive for a Green Meadows Conference title.

Tinora was heading into the key GMC showdown tonight, bringing with them a 15-4 record, 5-0 in GMC play. The Lady Rams were still red-hot, winning three straight and 11 of 12 matches.

Hicksville was playing great as well, the Lady Aces brought a 15-4 record, and a 3-2 GMC mark. The Lady Aces were riding a two game winning streak, winning 9 of 11 games.

Both teams took the floor looking for an edge. In a high, intense first set, the Lady Rams battled and came out on top, 27-17. With the first set win, the Lady Rams improved to 19-1 overall in the first set.

The second set was all Lady Rams, coming away with a 25-11 win.

The Third set started out with the Lady Aces leading halfway through, but the Tinora Lady Rams battled & rallied, taking a 17-14 lead before closing out the third set 25-18, taking the match 3-0.

With the win, the Lady Rams improve to 16-4, 6-0 in the GMC. This sets up what seem to be the yearly showdown for the GMC title vs the Fairview Lady Apaches.
Heading into tonight vs Ayersville, Fairview was 15-0, and 5-0 in conference play.

The loss drops the Lady Aces to 3-3 in the GMC, 15-6 overall. Hicksville will travel to Antwerp to close out the regular season on Thursday before starting tournament play on Thursday vs the winner of Antwerp/Stryker played on Tuesday.

Tinora is back in action this Thursday at home vs the Lady Apaches.

As always, everyone is expected out Thursday evening to pack the gym and support the Lady Rams in their quest to regain the GMC championship.

🚨Free student tickets to any students wearing BLACK on Thursday. 🚨
Tickets courtesy of Spin City Laundry of Defiance. 🐏💚🏐

Lady Rams freshman with a 2-0 win, the JV rams were defeated 2-0.

We’ll see EVERYONE Thursday Evening!!

Upcoming broadcast schedule week of 10/11

This week’s broadcast schedule: 📺🎙

All games this week on Tinora Rams Live YouTube:
Radio: https://network1sports.com/station/tinoraramssports

🏐Tuesday – VB @ Hicksville on https://www.facebook.com/HixTv/

4:30 pm Freshman
5:30 pm JV
6:30 pm (Approx) Varsity

🏐Thursday – VB vs Fairview on Tinora Rams Live YouTube
5:30 pm JV
6:30 pm (Approx) Varsity 🚨Free student tickets to any students wearing BLACK on Thursday. 🚨
Tickets courtesy of Spin City Laundry of Defiance. 🐏💚🏐

🏈Friday – FB vs Hicksville – Tinora Rams Live YouTube
6:30 pm Sines Excavating Pregame
7:00 pm Batt & Stevens kickoff

From the Tinora Athletic Boosters:
The Tinora Athletic Boosters is having a raffle.
Please reach out to a Tinora Athletic booster member, any of the below can assist:
Brad Wilkerson, Julie Wilkerson, Jason Lieb, Crystal Slattman, Chris Line, Barb Wiechers, Keith Brown, Wes or Vicki Zwiebel or Brian Schaffner.

We will be selling at home sporting events as well. Volleyball sold at concession stand.

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Rams, Delarber down Edgerton 54-8

As the rains and rumbling skies broke just as the Rams and Bulldogs took the field for pregame warm-ups, fortunately for players and fans, lightning which delayed other area games remained away.

Tinora senior running back KP Delarber didn’t get the memo, as he brought his own personal thunder and lightning to Stauffer Field at Edgerton High School.

Tinora entered the game with a 6-1 record, 4-0 in Green Meadows Conference play. The Rams had a six game winning streak coming in to the game and were playing great football the past three weeks, improving throughout those three contests.
What came fast and furious Friday Night was near perfection in the first 18 minutes.

The Bulldogs of Edgerton and QB Corey Everetts were coming off a spectacular win vs Hicksville that saw Everetts accumulate 456 total yards of offense by himself, accounting for 7 scores. Edgerton entered the contest vs the Rams at 4-3, 2-1 in conference play.

In the first act of what turned into a six act performance, Rams RB KP Delarber found pay dirt with 9:11 remaining in the first quarter, scoring from 5 yards out. The XP was no good, Tinora led 6-0.

After a Bulldog turnover, one of 4 for Edgerton on the night, Delarber scored on the ground, this time from 13 yards out, a Dylan Camp XP gave the Rams a 13-0 lead with 5:51 remaining in the first quarter.

Another Edgerton punt resulted in a Rams score, this time Rams QB Nolan Schafer hit TE Casen Wolfrum for an eight yard strike, Camp’s XP gave Tinora a 20-0 lead just seconds after the Delarber score, 5:01 remained in the first quarter.

The second quarter started with another Delarber scamper, this time from 8 yards out, XP was good, Rams took a 27-0 lead at the 11:17 mark. Seconds later, Delarber again struck, this time with a five yard scamper, Camp’s XP gave the Rams a 34-0 lead with 10:30 remaining before the half.

Midway through the second quarter, Delarber again struck, scoring again, this time from three yards out, XP by Camp gave the Rams a 41-0 lead with 6:33 on the clock prior to the half.

The Tinora offensive reserves finished out the half as the Rams took a 41-0 lead to the locker room.

Wanting to get a few more reps for his offense, Tinora headman Kenny Krouse sent his starters back for one more drive to start the second half. Delarber made quick work of the second half reps as he took his only carry in the second half, 40 yards for a score. Camp’s kick gave the Rams a 48-8 lead. The KP Delarber score was his sixth on the night. Delarber’s night was over with 13 carries and 187 yards on the ground.

The host Bulldogs finally broke through with 3:23 remaining in the third as Corey Everetts hit Kaydn Picillo from 33 yards out, the Everetts two point conversion was good, Tinora led 48-8.
With a running clock in the second half, the Ram offense had minimal plays, taking advantage of his opportunity was Cole Sweinhagen. Sweinhagen closed out the scoring with a 22 yard TD gallop with 1:22 remaining in the game, giving the Rams of Tinora a 54-8 victory.

With the win, the Rams run their winning streak to seven straight wins, remaining undefeated in the GMC at 5-0. The Rams will play host to Hicksville next Friday night.

The Aces will bring a 1-7 mark, 1-4 conference record, to Justin F Coressel Stadium in the final regular season home game for Seniors.

The loss drops Edgerton to 4-4, 2-2 in the GMC. Edgerton plays @ Antwerp next Friday.

Tinora D limited the Bulldogs to just six first downs. Also limiting the Edgerton attack to 28 yards rushing on 29 attempts. Edgerton mounted just 90 total yards on 43 plays vs the Rams defense.

Meanwhile, the Rams offense continues to hum along, tonight in limited duty, accumulating 19 first downs, 287 total yards, 231 rushing and 56 passing.

Tinora has outscored GMC opponents 173-21 over the last four conference games, each of those with running clocks in the second half.

The Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game went to KP Delarber. Great game KP.

Passing: Schafer 3-6 54 yards 1 INT 1 TD:

Everetts 5-13 56 yards 1 TD

Rushing: Delarber 13-168 – 6 TD; Cole Sweinhagem 11-72-1 TD; Christian Commisso 5-44 yards; Cooper Farrel 4-6, Ackerman 1 -2

Everetts 14-12; Nichols 7-7; Murphy 2-15; Blue 3-2; Krontz 3 – -14; Picillo 1-5; Roth 1-2; Walkup 1-1

Receiving: Christian Commisso 1-29; Cole Commisso 1-17; Casen Wolfrum 1-8-1 TD

Picillo 2-44-1 TD; Herman 1-6; Blue 1-4; Kollar 1-2

Lady Rams victorious on Senior Night, 2021

Tinora –
As the 2021 fall sports season heads down the final stretch, the Lady Rams of Tinora was set to host a non conference foe in the Lady Indians of Wauseon on Thursday night.

Prior to the varsity contest, the Tinora coaches, parents, students, and fans were on hand to honor the six seniors of the 2022 graduating class. Honored were Makenna Reetz, Macey Schlosser, Kjerrstin Scott, Emma Chafins, Brooklyn Reineke, and Quinn Horn.

Although the Lady Rams still have one more regular season home game remaining, the Tinora community thanked the six seniors for all their efforts over the years and dedication to the Lady Rams volleyball program.

The evening started out with the Tinora JV classes taking the floor, the Lady Rams came away with a two set victory, sweeping the Indians in two sets, 25-9 & 25-19

After an emotional senior ceremony between games, the Lady Rams gathered themselves, locked back in and looked to remain scalding hot. Tinora entered the contest with a 14-4 record, winning 10 of their last 11 games.

The Indians of Wauseon were coming off a heartbreaking loss to Liberty Center Monday night, however the Indians had won four of five games and entered with an overall 13-5 mark.

As the Tinora pep band pumped energy into the crowd and the Tinora volleyball squad, everyone was ready for the task at hand, another quality Rams victory.

The Lady Rams opened with a first set dominating performance, taking a 1-0 set advantage with a 25-9 win.

The second set was a back and forth, eventually the Lady Rams pulled away late, winning 25-21, taking a 2-0 lead into the third stanza.

Set three was all Tinora as well, the Lady Rams taking the final set, 25-15.

With the win, the Tinora improves to 15-4. The Lady have two huge GMC games upcoming week. On Tuesday, Tinora will travel to Hicksville to take on the Aces, Thursday the Lady Rams will play hosts to the Apaches of Fairview. Tinora needs a win at Hicksville to keep their GMC title hopes alive.

Wauseon falls to 13-5 with the loss, the Indians will play Hilltop on Monday.

The Higbea Embroidery Player of the game award goes to the six Lady Rams seniors, Makenna Reetz, Macey Schlosser, Kjerrstin Scott, Emma Chafins, Brooklyn Reineke, and Quinn Horn. Congratulations ladies, you have left a great impression on all.

Lady Rams knock off Edgerton, remain undefeated in GMC

Playing for the third time in the past four days, the Tinora Lady Rams looked to remain undefeated in the Green Meadows Conference as they hosted the Lady Bulldogs of Edgerton.

Technically speaking, the Lady Rams played three games at the Archbold Spiketacular Saturday, and back to back days this week, so 5 games in three days. Mix in a Saturday night Homecoming at Tinora High School, and the Lady Rams would have seemed to be running on fumes, not so fast my friend.

Tinora was bringing in a 13-4 mark overall, and an undefeated 4-0 mark in conference play against the Edgerton Lady Bulldogs. Edgerton was looking for their first GMC win, coming in at 0-4, 5-11 overall.

The Lady Rams JV got the engine started with a two set win over Edgerton, 25-22 & 25-13.

The main act for the night turned into Makenna Reetz show. The Lady Rams and Reetz put away the Lady Bulldogs in three sets, 28-8, 25-14, & 25-6.

The Lady Rams set up Reetz for numerous kills throughout the contest. Reetz also had 4 blocks to propel the Lady Rams to the win in capturing the Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game award.

With the win, the Lady Rams of Tinora improve to 14-4, and remain undefeated in the GMC race at 5-0. Tinora has won 10 of it’s last 11 games.

The Lady Rams are back in action Thursday night as they will host non-conference opponent, the Lady Indians from Wauseon (12-5).

Tinora  – Makenna Reetz 13 kills, 4 blocks; Brooklyn Reineke 10 digs, 3 kills, 27 assists; Emma Chafins 5 kills, 3 digs, 18-18 serving, 4 aces; Logan McQuillin 3 digs; Quinn Horn 16 kills, 11 digs; Macey Schlosser 19-20 serving, 4 aces; Emma Cramer 9-10 serving, 2 aces; Avery Morris 3 digs.