Tinora 42 Montpelier 30

JEWELL – On a night when the Future Rams looked upon and patiently awaited their time at halftime to take the floor in an exhibition, the current Lady Rams gave them a lesson in never quitting.

A big home crowd at Tinora High School would witness the tail of two halves, literary.

After the Lady Locos jumped out to a 16-4 end of first quarter lead, things were not looking good for the green and white as the home crowd looked on.

Tinora could not get a shot to fall or grab a rebound over the first 10 minutes of the non-league contest.

Montpelier would increase their lead to 19-4 on a Lady Locos three by Kaycee Humbarger with 7:15 remaining in the second quarter.

A Nova Okuley runner cut the lead down to 19-6 and seemed to start the Tinora comeback. The Lady Rams would outscore Montpelier 13-6 over the final six minutes to cut the Lady Locos lead at the half to 25-19.

Tinora was paced by Nova Okuley and her 7 points.

Montpelier’s Jada Uribes seemed unstoppable at times in the initial half.

The third quarter saw the Lady Rams defensive effort step up. Tinora would limit the Lady Locos to just one shot in most of their possessions, meanwhile the Lady Rams would get the offense flowing over the final 16 minutes.

The Lady Rams would tie the game at 28-28 and grab their first lead of the game 29-28 on Liv Mueller free throw with 90 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

The Tinora defense would limit the Montpelier offense to just three points in the third quarter.

Lady Rams head coach Andrew Thiel would use the crew of Mueller, Durfey, Norden, Nagel, and Harr to limit the Lady Locos attack.

Coach Thiel would go with those five most of the fourth quarter as the Lady Rams would again limit the Locos offense. Montpelier would not score in the quarter until the 1:32 mark, by then, the Last Rams had stretched the lead to double digits, coming away with a hard fought team win, 42-30.

The tight, fighting Lady Rams defense allowed just two second half points, and an amazing five second half points.

Tinora’s Maggi Nagel would have a great second half for the Rams, ,limiting the Locos Uribes to just 4 second half points.

Listen back to Keith and coach Fairchild’s call of the comeback

Montpelier 16-9-3-2=30
Tinora 4-15-10-13=42

Montpelier scoring – Bumb6, Hopper 0, Uribes 14 0, Hilliard 0, Humbarger 3, McGee 5, Grime 2, Taylor

Tinora scoring – D Sines 0, Norden 2, Harr 0, Lee 5, Nagel 9, K Okuley 6, Mueller 7, Durfey 4, N Okuley 9

JV _-Tinora 42-19
Norden 11, K Nagel 8
Mont – Ramos 5

With the win, the Lady Rams improve to 8-8. Tinora will host Hicksville on Thursday, 1/26. Get out and support the Lady Rams.

Montpelier drops to 9-8. The Lady Locos will travel to take on the Cadets of Hilltop on Thursday, 1/26.

The Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game went to Lady Rams senior, Maggie Nagel. Maggie ended with 9 points and led the defensive charge in the second half.

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Tinora Athletic Boosters

The Tinora Athletic Boosters winter fundraiser is now here.
The Boosters are raising funds to assist with the turf at the sports complex.
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The week in review

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

Lady Rams Girls Basketball
1/19 Ayersville 48 Lady Rams 43
Game summary:

1/21 Lady Rams 50 Holgate 27
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Rams Boys Basketball
1/20 Tinora 53 Ayersville 37
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1/21 Tinora 61 Hilltop 43
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Rams football news
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Rams Bowling:
1/20 vs Delta
Tinora 2028
Delta 2284

Tinora 1423
Delta 1566

Rams boys wrestling
Rams dominate at Van Buren Invitational
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Rams girls wrestling

Lady Rams finished 4th as a team at Fremont Ross’s Vantage Lady GIant Invite

100 – Bella Graziani – 2nd
105 – Ava Steffel – CHAMPION
130 – Carmela Castenada – 2nd
135 – MaKenna Helmke – 2nd

Tinora Athletic Boosters

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The Boosters are raising funds to assist with the turf at the sports complex.
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Rams wrestlers shine, bring home team championship

VAN BUREN – The Tinora wrestling team looked to make some noise as they traveled just over an hour to take part in the Van Buren Invitational.

With the season heading down to the final stretch before the GMC’s and the OHSAA tournament, the Rams wrestlers were looking to start to flex their muscles.

32 schools took part in the two-day event, with the Tinora Rams wrestling program coming home with the team championship.

All coach Siewert and his 12 Ram wrestlers that made the trip did was have 10 placers, 5 finalists, 3 Champions, the coveted team Championship, oh and have the Most Valuable Wrestler of the Tournament in Dalton Worfrum.
What a great accomplishment by the Rams staff and wrestlers.

Wolfrum, 165 lbs, went 5-0 and defeated three state ranked wrestlers and win the MPW of the tournament.

Anden Ankeny as well as Gavin Bowers finished in first place as well for the Rams.

Finishers by weight class below: Individual stats below:
Jacob Bishop 3rd
Devon Luellon 2nd
Dominic Graziani 3rd
Aiden Helmke 2nd
Cameron Urivez 5th
Grady Gustwiller 5th
Javen Gaines 3rd

Individual finishers for Tinora below:

Tinora 61 Hilltop 43

WEST UNITY: Coming off a huge win in the River Rivalry vs Ayersville on Friday Night, Tinora made the long trip over to Hilltop to take on the Cadets and first year coach Connor English.

Teams battled to a 14-14 standoff after one.

Tinora pulled away in the second quarter, taking a 30-23 lead to the locker room.

After three, the Rams started to pull away from the host Cadets, 46-43.

In the final period, Tinora put an additional 15 points on the board, leaving with a season high 61 points in the Rams 61-43 road win.

The Rams also shoot a season high 60% from the field, Hilltop 47%.
Tinora grabbed 19 rebounds to 16 for the Cadets.
Each team had 10 TO’s

Tinora improves to 7-8.
The Rams will have a HUGE GMC game on Friday night at home vs Hicksville. Get out to support the Rams in their quest for the GMC title.

Hilltop falls to 4-9.
The Cadets will host Maumee Country Day School on Tuesday, and will travel to Montpelier on Friday.

Listen back to Michael’s basketball debut below:

Friday scores, and GMC standings:

TINORA 14-16-16-15=61
HILLTOP 14-9-11-9=43

Tinora scoring: Ackerman 11, Anders 2, Eckert 4, Ferrell 1, Friedrickson 1, Harris 18, Plassman 11, Rittenhouse 13

Hilltop scoring: Dempsey 2, Eckenrode 8, Funkhouser 8, Haynes 6, Kesler 3, Rodriguez 2, Schlosser 9

The Higbea Player of the Game goes to Rams senior Luke Harris. Harris with 18 points and 8 rebounds in the Rams win. Congratulations, Luke.

Pics courtesy Michael Sebring

Tinora Lady Rams 50 Holgate 27

HOLGATE: The Lady Rams headed over to take on the Holgate Lady Tigers in a good old fashion matinée basketball game.

As bizarre as it still sounds, this is now a non-conference game, as Holgate exited the GMC at the end of the 2020 sports season and joined the BBC conference.

The Lady Rams busted out with a 14 point first quarter and never looked back, grabbing a 14-2 lead after the initial quarter. Senior Liv Mueller led the way with nine first quarter points, draining three 3 pointers.

Tinora maintained their lead in the low scoring second quarter, taking a 19-8 lead into the half.

Quarter three saw Tinora score 16 points, grabbing a 35-14 lead after three. Karli Okuley with six for the Lady Rams in the quarter on two 3’s.

Tinora closed out with a strong fourth quarter with 13 points, going home with a 50-27 road win.

With the win, the Lady Rams improve to 7-8.
Tinora will have two home games next week, get out and support the Lady Rams on Tuesday vs Montpelier, and Thursday vs Hicksville.

Holgate drops to 9-9. The Lady Tigers will host Stryker on 1/26.

Tinora 14-5-16-13=50
Holgate 2-6-10-9=27

Tinora scoring: D Sines 0, Norden 6, Harr 6, Lee 4, M Nagel 0, K. Okuley 9, Mueller 19, Durfey 0, N. Okuley 7

Holgate scoring: Tijerina 0, O. Blaker 12, Wilhelm 0, Schuller 4, Altman 7, Blaker 2, Clark 2, Healy 0, Fritz 0

Pics courtesy Holgate Athletics: https://twitter.com/HolgateAthleti1

Tinora 53 Ayersville 37

JEWELL – As we have said, many a time over the decades, when the Tinora Rams and the Ayersville Pilots meet in any sport, you can toss the records out the door.

A packed house with jammed student sections at Tinora High School saw the reasons why records are mostly irrelevant in the River Rivalry, this Friday brought the 64th edition on the hardwood.

The Rams held an advantage in the overall series between the two schools, 38-25.

The Pilots loaded the bus, making the 9.5-mile trip across the Maumee River, and brought their 7-6 record into the Rams new home. Tinora sported a 5-8 record, 2-1 in the GMC. Tinora came in losing three straight, the Pilots off a huge GMC win over Hicksville a week ago.

After the initial five minutes of the first quarter, it looked as if Ayersville’s Tyson Schlachter and Tinora’s Owen Ackerman would both have a career night. Schlachter towered over the undersized Rams and bucketed five points, while Tinora’s Ackerman slashed his way to four quick points.

Fortunately for the Rams, Schlachter would collect his second foul toward the end of the first quarter. Tinora’s Luke Harris would score at the buzzer, giving the Rams a 6-5 lead after the initial slug fest first quarter.

Both Ayersville and Tinora would find the scoring touch in the second quarter.

Finally, back healthy after a month-long injury that hindered his game, Tinora’s Owen Ackerman would show the explosive game that had the Rams start the season at 4-1. Since the Ackerman injury, the Rams have struggled at times to find an additional scoring threat. Ackerman would slash dash, and cut his way to 10 first-half points.

Both Ackerman and Harris led Tinora with 10 first-half points as the Rams took a 21-20 lead to the half.

Schlachter, saddled with foul trouble, would end the half with just those initial five points. Pilot teammate Carter Michel chipped in with seven first-half points, keeping the game tight.

The second half was the Gavin Eckert and Luke Harris show for the Rams, both combined for 26 points.

Ayersville would grab a 26-25 lead midway through the third, this was the last lead the Pilots would see.

The Rams combo of Harris and Eckert would control the next 12 minutes. Eckert would give the Rams a 29-26 lead on his first of three straight three-pointers at the three-minute mark of the third.

It was the first three pointer made by either team at the time of Eckert’s bucket.

Eckert’s previous game against the columbia blue and white back on September 30th resulted in a football season ending injury, Eckert would respond on the hardwood tonight with a double-double. Eckert would grab 12 boards along with his 13 points.

Tinora would increase their lead to 34-28 after three, holding the Pilots to just two points over the final four minutes of the quarter.

As the teams entered the fourth quarter, the full house at Tinora was ready for an eight-minute battle. The battle never materialized, Tinora would score the first six points of the quarter, as the Rams would go on to outscore the Pilots 19-9 in the final six minutes of the county rivalry for a 53-37 win.

The Rams improve to 6-8 with the win, moving into second place in the GMC with a 3-1 conference record.
Tinora will make the trip to Hilltop Saturday night and take on the Cadets.

Ayersville falls to the .500 mark at 7-7. The Pilots fall to 2-2 in the conference. Ayersville will play host to Delphos Jefferson Saturday night,

Ayersville 5-15-8-9-37
Tinora 6-15-13-53

Pilots Scoring: Clark 4, Armoroso 2, Schlachter 11, McGuire 7, Flory 2, Michel 11

Rams Scoring: Eckert 13, Plassman 0, Anders 2, Rittenhouse 2, Harris 23, Spychela 0, Ackerman 13

The Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game went to Tinora senior, Gavin Eckert. Eckert with 13 huge points and 12 rebound. Congratulations Gavin!

Freshman Tinora 38 Ayersville 24
JV Tinora 40 Ayersville 38 in OT