Tinora 12 Otsego 1 F/5

After several years of disappointments in the Sectionals, the Tinora Rams were looking to finally get back to the Districts at Defiance High School.

The #2 seeded Rams were awaiting the #8 seeded Otsego Knights. The Knights were victorious over GMC foe Fairview on Thursday night, a 2-0 walk off homerun for Otsego. Michigan St. commit Joseph Dzierwa pickup up the win, meaning the Rams would avoid the tall left-hander.

Tinora, 18-5, would send it’s senior righty Casen Wolfrum to the hill vs Otsego’s Jared Crozier. Wolfrum entered at 4-0, sporting a 1.03 ERA. Crozier brought a 4-2 mark with a 2.72 ERA against the Ram attack that averaged over eight runs per game.

With the high temps and a strong wind blowing out to center field, Wolfrum looked to shut down the Knights attack, and boy, did he.

Wolfrum started the game by striking out the side in the top of the first inning, and retiring the first 11 batter he would face. With the strong wind in his face, it actually seemed to help Wolfrum, his breaking ball was moving the best it has all season.

The Tinora offense would wait until the second frame to get started. The Ram attack would send nine men to the plate, scoring four runs. Highlighted in the inning were four Rams hits, a bases loaded walk to Nolan Schafer, and Cole Commisso picking up his 49th RBI on an RBI single, scoring Bryce Bailey. The Rams would lead 4-0 after two innings of play.

Tinora would break the game open with a seven run third inning. Schafer would again draw a bases loaded walk for a second RBI, Sophomore shortstop Kadyn Radzik would collect his third RBI with a single, scoring Shaublin and Bailey. Commisso would collect RBI #50 and his second single in three at bats, increasing the Tinora lead to 11-0 after three innings.

Wolfrum would allow his first hit in the fourth, just one of two hits for the Knights on the day. Otsego would score an unearned run in the fourth, a Jaxon Jeremy single would score Tyler O’Brien, Tinora would still lead Otsego 11-1 after three and a half innings.

Tinora would add a single run in the bottom of the fourth, Casen Wolfrum would double home Tristan Birks, giving the Rams a 12-1 lead.

On the mound, Wolfrum would add two more strikeouts in the final inning, the top of the fifth, for a total of nine for the game. Wolfrum would pick up his team leading fifth win in the Rams 12-1 Sectional Final victory.

Casen was the recipient of the Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game for his efforts, great job Casen.

Tinora improves to 19-5 and will advance to play Archbold Thursday at 2 pm at Defiance High School.

Otsego drops to 19-8, their postseason ends.


OTSEGO 000 10 1 run 2 hits 1 error
TINORA 047 1x 12 runs 11 hits 1 error

W-Wolfrum 5-0
L -Crozier 4-3

Schafer 2 RBI, 2 BB, R
Radzik 3 RBI, SB, single, R
Commisso 2 RBI, 2 singles,
Bergman Run
Wolfrum BB, R, double, RBI
Birks 3 runs, 2 singles
Ward R, single
Schaublin 2 R, single, BB
D Wolfrum Single, RBI
Bailey 2 R, HP, Single, RBI

Jeremy RBI, Single
Coon Single
O’Brien Run

The Rams played their final home game this evening, thanks to the press box crew of Logan Bailey and Greg Schafer, both of you do an amazing job!! Always a great time!

PICS – Nancy Fedderke

OHSAA Bracket

Lady Rams 2 Otsego 1 F/10


From the Lady Rams softball page:

The Rams knock off the Otsego Knights, the #3 team in the state, in 10 innings tonight 2-1 ๐ŸฅŽ๐Ÿ

With the win, your Rams are DISTRICT CHAMPS!๐Ÿ†

What. A. Game.

You canโ€™t ask for a better team win than that. Our girlsโ€™ motto has been โ€œRefuse to loseโ€

Tonight, they did just that. ๐Ÿ’š

The 10th inning brought senior Quinn Horn to the plate, and she ripped a single to start us off. Logan McQuillin laid down a beautiful bunt to give us runners on 1st and 2nd. Paige Carpenter would put a hard grounder in play to move her runners to 2nd and 3rd. Next up, Tanae Smith put the ball in play to load up the bases. With two outs, Anna Frazier ripped a single down the left field line to score the go ahead run ๐ŸฅŽ

The Rams would hold the Knights scoreless in the bottom of the 10th. Scylea sat down the first two batters and would force a ground ball to Logan McQuillin who made the final out ๐Ÿ

Scylea Zolman pitched a โœจgemโœจrecording 19 strikeouts on the night and only walking 2 in ten innings

Anna Frazier went 3 for 5 tonight scoring the first run of the game (hit in by Quinn Horn) and hitting in the final run of the game (scored by Quinn Horn) Quinn Horn went 2 for 4 ๐ŸฅŽ

Your Rams move to 19-3 (7-0) on the season, and are back in action next week for regional semi-final play (more info to follow) ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸฅŽ

The Tinora Lady Rams are just 1 of 16 teams left standing in DIV III.

Tinora will face Cardington-Lincoln
Region 10 Tournament at Elida HS
Wed., May 25 – 6:30 p.m.


DIV III Bracket below:


Tinora Rams vs Otsego Baseball feed 5:00 pm start

๐ŸŽ™4:45 pm Sines Excavating pregame (Estimated)

โšพ๏ธ5:00 pm Batt & Stevens 1st pitch๐Ÿ“บ

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Lady Rams 3 Eastwood 1

SPRINGFIELD – In what must have felt like a dรฉjร  vu moment for coach Fairchild and the Lady Rams, sophomore Scylea Zolman stepped up to the plate in the fifth inning with a chance to give Tinora a lead, but more on this later.

In a matchup of top three seeds, the #3 seeded Lady Rams of Tinora traveled to Springfield High School to take on the #2 seeded Eastwood Eagles. The Lady Rams entered at 17-3, while the Lady Eagles entered at 21-5.

Tinora Head Coach Fairchild sent his sensational sophomore pitcher Scylea Zolman to the hill, Zolman entered with a 16-1 mark this season, her lone loss was to Otsego was back on April 8, a 10-0 loss. Eastwood sent Cassi Kieper, another great sophomore pitcher, against a Lady Rams lineup averaging over eight runs a game.

Zolman came in with 198 strikeouts on the season. Scylea would get #200 for the year in the bottom of the second inning.

Eastwoood would strike first, scoring an unearned run in the bottom of the third inning. Adyson Bowe would walk, steal second base, and score on an error by the Lady Rams infield. Eastwood would take that 1-0 lead to the fourth.

Tinora would look to tie the game in the fourth. The Lady Rams first two batters would reach to start the frame. Zolman would walk, while Logan McQuillin would reach via error. Tinora’s Paige Carpenter would send a rocket to center field, unfortunately for Tinora, Eastwood center fielder Jessica Smith would come one and scoop the Carpenter liner off her shoe tops, resulting in an Eastwood double play. Tinora would not score in the fourth, Eastwood still held the 1-0 lead.

Still scoreless and with just three hits through four innings, the Lady Rams looked to awake the bats, and that they did in the top of the fifth inning. As in the previous inning, the first two Tinora hitters would reach. This time, Anna Frazier would single, and Tegan Norden would walk, setting the stage for Zolman.

After working the count to 3-0, Zolman had the green light to swing, and swing she did. The sophomore would send a drive deep over the center field wall, giving Tinora 3-1 lead.

As far as her pitching, Scylea didn’t see her usual high strikeout numbers, but the Lady Rams defense was behind her all night.

Tinora second baseman Logan McQuillin with another highlight in the bottom of the seventh, snagging a soft liner that appeared headed to right field. McQuillin with a dive snagged the liner for the second out in the seventh. Zolman would send the Eagles down in order, sending the Lady Rams to the District Finals against nemesis Otsego.

Otsego again is the #1 seen in the DIV III Holland bracket.
The Otsego Knights knocked off Evergreen, 7-1 in the early game.

Otsego and All Ohio starter Lexi North Handed the Rams 10-0 loss earlier in the season. North and the Knights also ended Tinora’s season last year, an 11-0 win over the Lady Rams in the Sectional Finals.

The Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game went to Lady Rams Scylea Zolman. Zolman would pick up win #17, pitching a one hitter, striking out five, walking six. Scylea with another three run homerun.

Another great job by Scylea!!
Tinora improves to 18-3.

The Lady Rams are back vs Otsego Friday at 5 pm at Springfield HS. At hand, the District Championship.

Eastwood bows out at 21-6.

Scylea’s homerun
McQuillin’s diving catch
Lady Rams WIN!
Listen back to the win


Pics courtesy https://www.facebook.com/TinoraHSSoftball

Tinora Lady Rams vs Softball feed 6:10 pm start (Estimated)

๐ŸŽ™5:50 pm Sines Excavating pregame (Estimated)

โšพ๏ธ6:10 pm Batt & Stevens 1st pitch๐Ÿ“บ

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Lady Rams 10 Napoleon 5

The Tinora Lady Rams hosted the Napoleon Lady Wildcats in a tuneup game prior to their OHSAA district opening game vs the #2 seed Elmwood Royals, the Lady Rams are the #3 seed in the district.

Tinora scored three unearned runs in the bottom of the first. After starter Jayden Wilcox recorded the first two outs, the next four Lady Rams all reached safely, plating three runs, all unearned.
A two out infield grounder that would have ended the inning, would up as an error, allowing Devona Holmes and Scyle Zolman to score on the Logan McQuillin infield chopper. The Lady Rams led 3-0 after the initial inning.

Both starters, Tinora’s Zolman and Napoleon’s Wilcox pitched neck and neck over the next four innings, neither team threatening to score.

Things would get interesting in the top of the fifth inning. The Lady Wildcats would close the gap on back to back home runs, both to the opposite field, right filed. The Lady ‘Cats Olivia Bump took a Zolman pitch deep to cut the Lady Rams lead to 3-1. Miranda Bachman followed suit, taking the same approach and hitting a homerun in almost the same spot as Bumb, cutting the Tinora lead to 3-2. Zolman would retire the next three Wildcats hitters to get out of the fifth with a 3-2 lead.

The Lady Rams bats finally awoke in the sixth, averaging over eight runs a contest, the Tinora bats had just three runs, all unearned, on just three hits through the first five innings of the sophomore Wilcox.
Tinora would send 10 hitters to the plate, scoring seven runs to bust open a close game. Lady Rams catcher Tanae Smith would send a pitch to deep center field for a grand slam, her first homerun in the 2022 season, giving the Lady rams a 7-2 lead. Scoring was Zolman, McQuillin, and Carpenter.

Tinora was not done. Mickey Starkey would double in the gap, then score on a Teegan Norden single, giving the Lady Rams a 8-2 lead.
Tinora’s leading hitter Devona Holmes would deposit a pitch over the right center wall for a two run homerun, giving Tinora a 10-2 lead after six.

Napoleon wouldn’t give up. The Lady ‘Cats would score three runs in the top of the seventh inning off Zolman and the Lady Rams. A two out rally for the Lady Wildcats, off three Tinora errors, would product three runs. Miranda Bachman again with the hot bat, plating two on an RBI single to shallow right field, scoring was Shank and Bump to cut the Tinora lead to 10-4. The Lady Rams third error in the inning plated Bachman, and trimmed the Tinora lead to 10-5.

Zolman would get the final out, stopping the Napoleon rally, and collecting her 15th win of the season. Zolman would strikeout 11, walk six, allow three hits and just tow earned runs while moving to 15-1.

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Tinora improves to 17-3 as they prepare to head to face Eastwood on Wednesday, game time 6 pm.

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Napoleon drops to 3-18.

Tanea Smith was voted the Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game, congratulations Tanae!!

Smith hits a grand slam
Holmes two run homer

Tinora Lady Rams vs Swanton Softball feed 5:00 pm start

๐ŸŽ™4:40 pm Sines Excavating pregame

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Upcoming week of 5/16

This week’s broadcast schedule will have๐Ÿ“บ๐ŸŽ™

Monday 5/16
๐ŸฅŽ5 pm Girls softball vs Napoleon (regular season game)๐Ÿ“บ๐ŸŽ™
โšพ5:00 pm Boys baseball @Delta

Tuesday: 5/17
โšพ5 pm Boys baseball @ Anthony Wayne

Wednesday: 5/18
6 pm Girls softball @ Eastwood (Districts @ Holland)๐Ÿ“บ
TICKETS NEEDED: DIV III, softball, Holland

Thursday: 5/19
๐Ÿ‘Ÿ4:00 pm OHSAA Division III District Track & Field @ Ayersville
TICKETS NEEDED: DIV III, Track & Field, Northwest DIV III, May 19 @ Ayersville

Friday: 5/20
โšพ5 pm Boys baseball vs Fairview or Otsego๐Ÿ“บ๐ŸŽ™
TICKETS NEEDED: DIV III, baseball, Defiance

Saturday: 5/21
๐Ÿ‘Ÿ OHSAA Division III District Track & Field FINALS @ Ayersville
TICKETS NEEDED: DIV III, Track & Field, Northwest DIV III, May 19 @ Ayersville

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The GMC week in review

This week that was in the GMC, brought to you by Drop Zone Pizzeria

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Track & Field

Boys take 1st @ the GMC’s at Ayersville.
Results below:

For the GMC girls awards, Brooklyn Reineke won the field athlete of the year with 16 points, Brooklyn was also the specialist of the year in the GMC in volleyball. Great Job Brooklyn!!

The boys GMC running athlete of the year was Jaxen Durfey who accumulated 22.5 points, Jason was second team all GMC as a Jr. last season. Great job Jaxen!!

Tinoraโ€™s Owen Ackerman and Ayersvilleโ€™s Tyson Schlachter tied as the co-field athletes of the year with 16 points. Great job Owen!!

Softball: Lady Rams 4-2 for the week

5/9 @ Wauseon 6-3 W
5/10 Swanton 8-2 W Sectionals
*5/11 Wayne Trace 4-3 W SENIOR DAY (Pics below)
Thank you, Quinn!
5/13 3-0 W over Genoa Sectional Finals

Baseball: Rams 4-2 for the week

5/9 Kalida 5-7 L
5/10 Wauseon 9-8 W
*5/11 Wayne Trace 10-0 W
5/12 Antwerp 10-2 W SENIOR NIGHT (Pics below)
Jayden Bergman, Bryce Bailey, Cole Commisso, Nolan Schafer, Tristan Birks, Casen Wolfrum, Keegan Miles, & Tyler Wiemken
5/13 Bryan 12-8 L
5/14 Miller City 4-3 W

Pics by Sarah Harris

The senior boys sent this after the game on Tuesday, thank you!!

Tinora Athletic Booster Athlete of the Week

This week will go to the Tinora boys relay team of Lance Rinkel, Gavin Eckert, Dustin Haas, and Brandon Edwards who broke the GMC’s 4×2 800-meter relay record. Amazing job gentleman!

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Tinora 4 Miller City 3

MILLER CITY – On a hot and very sunny late morning at Miller City, the Tinora Rams baseball team coasted in on fumes.

Playing in their sixth straight game, and seventh game in eight days, Rams head coach Brent Renollet didn’t know what to expect from his Tinora ball club. Having an eight member senior class certainly helps with the unknown at times.

Tinora, 16-4, was coming in off a Friday loss at Bryan to the Golden Bears, while the Wildcats of Miller City, 12-7, also tasked defeat at the hands of GMC member Wayne Trace.

Renollet sent senior righty Cole Commisso, 3-1, while Wildcats headman Dusty Pester sent righty Evan Niese.

The Tinora bats were ready to go out of the gate despite missing several starters. The Ram attack scored a single run in the first, a Casen Wolfrum single scored Grady Gustwiller, giving Tinora the early 1-0 lead in the first inning.

Tinora would add two more in the third inning. Senior Casen Wolfrum again in the middle of the action, Wolfrum’s bloop single brought in Gustwiller and Commisso, giving the Rams a 3-0 lead after two and a half innings.

Tinora starter Cole Commisso ran into a bit of trouble in the Miller City third inning. Back to back walks to Wildcats Thomas Weis and Evan Niese put runners on with no outs. After Commisso got the next two outs, Miller City’s Caleb Warnimont singled to left, scoring Weis, Miller City trailed 3-1.

Wildcats catcher Brenden Barlage then stepped up with two out and doubled over the head of Rams centerfielder Gustwiller, scoring Niese. On the play, a perfect relay from Gustwiller to Commisso to Rams catcher Ty Wiemken cut down the potential tying run at the plate, Caleb Warnimont who was trying to score from first on the double. The third inning ended with Tinora holding a 3-2 lead.

Tinora would add a single run in the top of the fourth inning. Luke Harris singled, stole second base, and scored on a Ty Wiemken single to left, increasing the Rams lead to 4-2 through four innings.

The Tinora starter Commisso would exit with two out in the fifth, being received by Teron Ward. Ward entered the game with just 2/3 of work on the season, that came in a win on Tuesday over Wauseon.

Miller City starter Evan Niese lasted five innings, he was relieved by Ethan Ellerbrock to start the sixth inning.

The Wildcats would a single run in the bottom of the fifth off the Rams receiver Ward. Evan Niese led off with a single, and would score on a two out single by Caleb Warnimont, cutting the Rams lead to 4-3 through five innings of play.

Rams shortstop Kadyn Radzik and his glove would play a major role over the final two innings. With the tying run at second for the Wildcats, the Rams sophomore shortstop made an over the shoulder catch in shallow left on a blooper off the bat of CJ Lehman, Radzik then fired back to second to complete the inning ending double play with the Rams still leading 4-3.

In the bottom of the seventh, with the Rams receiver Teron Ward still on the hill, Miller Cityโ€™s Evan Niese drew a one out walk. Niese would move to second on a fielders choice, another fine play by Radzik retired Austin Ruhe for the second out in the final inning.
In a dรฉjร  vu moment, Wildcat Caleb Niese sent a blooper that appeared to be ticketed to left field to tie the game, but, the Rams shortstop again made a fantastic over the shoulder catch to end the Miller City TN threat, ending the game.

The Rams escaped with a 4-3 win on a great team effort, and a stellar relief outing by Teron Ward, who picked up the save.

With the win, the Rams improve to 17-4 on the season. Tinora will travel to Delta on Monday, and Anthony Wayne on Tuesday.

Miller City falls to 12-8 and will host Pandora-Gilboa Sunday, 5/15.

A BIG thanks to Mike Hirn for allowing me to join him for this broadcast.

123 456 7
Tinora 102 100 0 4 runs 8 hits 1 error
Wildcats 002 010 0 3 runs 5 hits 0 errors

WP Commisso 4-1
LP Evan Niese
Save – Ward (1)

Pics: Nancy Fedderke