ATHLETES OF WEEK (May 1-8): Shane Burns, The Sandbergs, Ellis Beardsley

Times Observer photos

This is the start of the spring high school sports season that counts the most, and the part that the Warren boys tennis team and Warren track teams steps up the most. At left, Shane Burns, middle, became the first Dragon to win back-to-back District 10 singles tennis titles on Monday, and, left and right, brothers Nathan and Matt Sandberg brought home the D10 doubles title two days later. Far right, Ellis Beardsley’s Lady Dragons have been scratching and clawing for a Region 3 team title for two seasons, and won it with a 6-0 region record. Beardsley, who won four events at the county track meet on Thursday, has won four events in each of the team’s six region wins. For their weeks, Burns, the Sandbergs and Beardsley are the Times Observer Athletes of the Week, sponsored by McDonald’s.