Ian Wagner, a senior for the Wellington School boys tennis team, accomplished what he set out to do by qualifying for the Division II state tournament for the fourth time.

Ian Wagner, a senior for the Wellington School boys tennis team, accomplished what he set out to do by qualifying for the Division II state tournament for the fourth time.

Wagner qualified for state, which will be held Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28, at Hilliard Davidson, by placing second in the district tournament May 20-21 at Columbus Academy.

Wagner lost to Watterson's Chris Diaz 6-1, 6-0 in the district final. The top two finishers in singles and doubles at district advanced to state.

Wagner will open the state tournament against Chagrin Falls' Nolan Marks, who finished sixth in the Northeast District.

"It's exciting I've made it all four years," Wagner said. "It's my goal to get to the state every year and anything past the district is a bonus.

"However, since this is my last shot, I want to do as well as I can. I feel like I have a good chance to make a run this year, but we'll have to see."

Wagner has advanced past the first round in his first three trips to state, placing fourth as a freshman, third as a sophomore and losing to 2010 Cincinnati Country Day graduate Joey Fritz 6-3, 6-3 in a quarterfinal last year. Fritz went on to place second.

Wagner, who recently signed with Division II Emory University in Atlanta, said he was playing well at district despite the loss to Diaz.

"I feel like my forehand has become more of a weapon this year," Wagner said. "I have a really grinding game, but I've been able to step it up and hit some strong forehand shots."

• Girls lacrosse coach Liz Clapacs is hoping the physical play in her team's game against Cincinnati Seton will prepare the Jaguars for the rest of the Division II South/Central Region tournament.

The Jaguars defeated Seton 11-9 in the first round on May 19 and played Cincinnati Indian Hill in a regional semifinal on May 24. The semifinal winner plays at Cincinnati Country Day or Cincinnati Mariemont in a regional final on Thursday, May 26.

The regional champion advances to a state semifinal June 3 at Gates Mills Hawken.

"I told the girls this was one of the most physically aggressive teams we've played all year," Clapacs said of Seton. "I think that took us out of our element at the start. Seton came in here with a lot of physical intensity and that kept us scrapping away and sticking with it."

Grace Korandovich scored four goals, and goalkeeper Paige Price had 14 saves.

"I'm used to using my speed on the field," said Price, who played midfield before being switched to goalie before the start of the season. "(Since I've played in the midfield), I know who needs to be where defensively and communicate that to the rest of the defense."

•The boys lacrosse team saw its injury-plagued season end with a 19-4 loss to Dublin Jerome in the first round of the Division II Central Region tournament on May 20.

The Jaguars, who defeated Johnstown 15-2 in a play-in game of the regional tournament on May 18, finished 6-11.

"Not to make excuses about anything, but we had 18 guys to start the season and then we had four key injuries," first-year coach Patrick Donlon said. "When you only have 18 guys and you go down four, it's a little rough to recover.

"They fought through it. They always played hard. You have to respect them for that."

Wellington started 4-0 but lost seven consecutive games when senior attacker Patrick Kim (hamstring), freshman defender Max Schmitz (ankle) and sophomore midfielders Tyler Sharp (concussion) and Quinten Henricks (mononucleosis) were sidelined.

The Jaguars lose four seniors in Kim, Alex Anderson (defender), Chris Coughlin (midfielder) and Corey Morse (midfielder).

Expected to return are Henricks, Schmitz, Sharp, juniors Anthony Becker (attacker), Jonathon Wobbrock (midfielder), Mac Young (defender) and Andrew Zody (defender), sophomores Tyler Blaine (midfielder), Russell Fast (goalie), Jonathan Robinson (defender) and Jordan Tunnell (defender) and freshman Will Edwards (midfielder).

"We have a lot of kids who went through a trial by fire," Donlon said. "We have a real strong eighth-grade class coming up, so we should be good."

•The weather kept the baseball team from developing the way coach Craig Jones had hoped.

The Jaguars finished 5-15 after losing to Grove City Christian 18-2 in the first round of the Division II district tournament on May 9.

"It was frustrating," Jones said. "The days it wasn't raining we couldn't practice because of the field conditions. It made it difficult to prepare the way we wanted."

The Jaguars lose six seniors in Nick Bruno (OF), David Connell (OF), Jaime Grinch (INF), Taiyo Scanlon-Kimura (OF), Matt Sorrels (INF/P) and Tanner Zaas (INF/P).

Zaas, who batted .431 with seven RBI and eight doubles, was named first-team all-district. Scanlon-Kimura, who batted .282, scored 11 runs and had four RBI, was honorable mention all-district.

Expected to return next year are juniors C.J. Hansen (INF), Austin Holland (INF/OF) and Sam Zacher (C/P), sophomore Billy Brisk (INF/P) and Shawn Meddock (INF) and freshmen Taff Anderson (OF), Joe Campbell (C), Anthony Davis (OF), Michael Doran (INF), Josh Laino (OF) and Josh Roseler (OF).

Zacher, who made second-team all-district, batted .442 with 12 RBI, seven doubles and a triple and was a 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts. In 23 innings, he had a 5.48 ERA and 28 strikeouts.

Brisk had the team's only home run.