Local Sports Briefs



Air Force Marathon is sold out

FAIRBORN — The Air Force Marathon has officially sold out all races.

Runners that have not registered can still run the full or half marathon by signing up through a charity partner by July 17.

“We have great charity partners,” Race Director Rob Aguiar said. “Whatever cause they support, from curing disease to supporting service members, runners should be able to find a charity partner to run for.”

Registered charity partners for the 2015 Air Force Marathon include: Air Force Enlisted Village, The Fisher House, The USO, Dayton Children’s, Research Down Syndrome, the Artemis Center, The TACP Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Revolution and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors or TAPS.

The Air Force Marathon, presented by Northrop Grumman, USAA and Boeing, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. The Sports & Fitness Expo is held at Wright State University’s Nutter Center and will take place on Thursday, Sept. 17, and Friday, Sept. 18. For more information about the race and to learn more about charity partners, visit www.usafmarathon.com.


Central State football hosting Fan Appreciation Day

WILBERFORCE — CSU football to host Fan Appreciation Day on August 22nd The Central State football team will hold Fan Appreciation Day at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22 at McPherson Memorial Stadium. Admission is free and the gates will open at 1 p.m.

Marauder fans will be able to view the 2015 team in an intersquad scrimmage. The CSU Athletic Department will supply 2015 football team schedules and facilitate contests and giveaways throughout the afternoon. Students are also encouraged to stop by the CSU Sports Information table for details on tickets and upcoming events throughout the 2015-16 school year.

Throughout the event, students who are followers of the CSU athletics twitter, facebook and instagram accounts will be randomly selected for prizes. Follow CSU on its new social media pages to be eligible to win today.

CSU Hall Inductees announced for 2015

WILBERFORCE – Central State Athletic Director Jahan Culbreath has announced the department’s Hall of Fame committee’s 2015 inductees. Joining the CSU Hall of Fame this year will be Thelanious “Laney” Prioleau, Dr. Arthur E. Thomas, and the 1990 Central State football team.

In addition to this year’s inductees, Central State’s undefeated 1965 men’s basketball team will be in attendance to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The ‘65 team won the school’s first NAIA national basketball title with a flawless 30-0 record.

The 2015 Hall of Fame Luncheon will be held at the Country Club of the North at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, in Beavercreek. Tickets to the induction ceremony are available for $35 each and can be purchased online or by calling the CSU Athletic Office at (937) 376-6289. All those planning to attend must RSVP prior to the event and purchase their ticket(s) on or before Monday, Aug. 31.

Cedarville star playing in Australia

CEDARVILLE — Former Lady Jacket standout and NAIA Division II Player of the Year Brittany Smart recently signed with the Melbourne Boomers of the WNBL.

Smart, who was the 2007 NAIA National Player of the Year, is Cedarville’s all-time leading scorer with 3,236 points. She graduated as the state of Ohio’s career scoring leader in women’s basketball.

Smart was a three-time NAIA All-American. The Lady Jackets posted a 126-16 record during her career with two NAIA runner-up finishes, one semifinal appearance, one quarterfinal appearance, and four conference titles.

Smart still holds 11 NAIA Division II National Tournament records including most points scored in one game (47) and career (405).


Gerry Faust to speak at Carroll HS

RIVERSIDE — Coach Ben Rulli and the Carroll High School Football Team would like to invite the Carroll community to listen to legendary football coach Gerry Faust speak on FAITH, FAMILY, FRIENDS, and FOOTBALL.

His talk will take place in the Carroll gym starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28. Admission is free.

Immediately following, in a separate event, Coach Faust will lead Dayton area parochial football players in a Rosary Rally to be held at the University of Dayton in front of Immaculate Conception Chapel. It is set to begin at 7 p.m.

Over an 18-season period, Faust led Cincinnati Moeller High School to a record of 174-17-2, 5 state championships, and 4 mythical national championships. He became the 24th head coach at The University of Notre Dame and compiled a record of 30-26-1 in five years. He resides in Akron with his wife, Marlene, and stays busy traveling and giving motivational talks inspired by his Catholic faith.

Some briefs courtesy of Central State and Cedarville Universities. Compiled by John Bombatch and Zach Gregory. Please send sports information to: [email protected].

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