Walsh Jesuit senior Aaron Sandberg advanced to the semifinals in Division I singles Friday in Columbus. Sandberg, who was second as a junior and third as a sophomore, is seeking his first state title. He will play Nathan Griffin of Cleveland St. Ignatius in the semifinals today.
Sandberg, a Brown University recruit, defeated Luke Tsai of Mason 7-5, 7-6 (7-1) in the first round and Charles Shewalter of Upper Arlington 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.
Jackson sophomore Joey Thomas defeated Bryan Yoshino of Dublin Coffman 6-2, 6-3 but was knocked out in the quarterfinals by Zach Berry of Springboro 6-1, 6-0.
The Copley doubles team of senior Andrew Ong and sophomore Gavin Aten defeated Tyler Holsopple and Chun Yang of Upper Arlington 6-1, 6-4 but lost in the quarterfinals to Nakul Narendran and Rajeev Laungani of Cincinnati Sycamore 5-7, 7-6 (7-5) 6-2.
The Copley doubles team of seniors Matt Adzema and Nick Adzema lost 7-5, 6-1 to Nadim Boulos and Sean Reid of Mason.
The Jackson doubles team of sophomores Anthony Kanam and Jake Zalenski lost to Alex Lebedev and Young-Jin Kang of Mason 6-2, 7-5.
Track and field
Navarre Div. III regional
The St. Thomas Aquinas girls captured a regional championship with 78.33 points at Fairless High School.
Winning titles for the Knights were the 3,200-meter relay team of Athena Welsh, Danielle Palutsis, Kacee Soehnlen and Molly Pusateri (9:27.53), Welsh in the 1,600-meter run (5:12.73), Pusateri in the 800 (2:14.96), the 1,600-meter relay team of Pusateri, Kalee Soehnlen, Taylor Looby and Kacee Soehnlen (4:00.96).
Also taking individual titles were Katie Mokros of Canton Central Catholic in the 100-meter dash (12.58) and the 200 (25.88) and Maggie Poorman of Smithville in the 400 (57.42).
Canton Central Catholic finished in fifth place with 35 points.
Orrville 8, Youngstown Ursuline 7
The Red Riders scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to erase a 7-3 deficit and capture the Massillon Division III regional championship.
The victory advances Orrville (18-11) to the state semifinals at 4 p.m. Thursday at Huntington Park in Columbus.
Senior J.T. Perez had a double, single, two runs and four RBI, freshman Austin Dover had a double, single and two RBI, senior Chandler Smith had two doubles, two singles and scored two runs and senior Kyle Ritchie had a single and a double for Orrville.