Staff report

Tennis

State Championship

Walsh Jesuit senior Aaron Sandberg finished third Saturday in the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Boys Division I tennis tournament at Ohio State University.

Sandberg beat Toledo Central Catholic’s Dugan Delp 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to take third place. Sandberg won his first two singles matches on Friday, earning a spot in Saturday’s semifinals. He fell in three sets to eventual state champion Nathan Griffin of Cleveland St. Ignatius 6-2, 1-6, 6-2. Griffin beat Springboro’s Zach Berry in the title match.

Track & Field

Lexington Division II Regional

Orrville sophomore Trinniti Hall qualified for the Division II State Track and Field Championships next weekend in the 100-meter hurdles and the high jump. She led Orrville to the girls team title Saturday in the Lexington Division II Regional. The Red Riders’ 63 points beat out second-place Liberty-Benton’s 55. Hall will be joined by four individual qualifiers and she anchors Orrville’s qualifying 800 relay team.

Abrea Gibson, Noel Hartmann, Jessica Eby and Hall were fourth in the 800 relay. Eby and Kiauna McDuffie finished first and second in the 300 hurdles, separated by 0.21 seconds, and will run next weekend at Ohio State.

Orrville pole vaulters Maddie Jarrett and Allison Plybon each jumped 11 feet to finish in first and second place and qualify for the state finals.

On the boys side in Lexington, Norwayne advanced three individuals and its 800-meter relay team of Kaleb Harris, Brevin Harris, Christian Wertz and Trevahn Berry. The Bobcats were fourth overall in the 46-team standings.

Waynedale advanced two individuals and the Orrville boys 1,600 relay team of Joel Zook, Kevin Lyons, Shamar Hutchinson and Elijah Coleman had a fourth-place qualifying time of 3:22.51.

Northwestern’s Shane Berger was third in the boys 1,600 to qualify for state.

Softball

Elyria 4, Brecksville 0

Kaitlyn Laseke hit two home runs for Elyria in the Clyde Division I Regional Championship Saturday, helping to send the Pioneers to their eighth state semifinal appearance in the past nine years.

Laseke, a catcher and one of only two seniors on the team, had two of Elyria’s (23-7) four hits. The team advances to play Grove City in a state semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Firestone Stadium.

Brecksville’s season ends with a 29-3 record.