Byars, Clarett headline Sonny Unger event

Centerville High School will host its 50th annual Sonny Unger Foundation fund-raiser on Thursday at the Dayton Marriott South. Former Ohio State University football standouts Keith Byars (Roth graduate) and Maurice Clarett will be the featured speakers.

Among the silent auction items to bid on are tickets/parking pass to an OSU football game this coming season and autographed sports memorabilia. The event begins at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6.

Tickets are $60 each or a table for $600. For more information contact Centerville athletic director Rob Dement (503-0775), Elks head football coach Rodney Roberts (790-0677) or John Glueckert (312-2611).

• Michigan State junior Katie Landwehr (Tippecanoe grad) placed third in the recent 3K steeplechase at the Big Ten track and field championships and qualified for this weekend’s NCAA East regional at Jacksonville, Fla.

The MSU women won the conference outdoor track title. Landwehr also was a member of the Spartans’ women’s cross country team that won the NCAA championship last fall. She’s studying mechanical engineering.

• Akron freshman Jordan Latimer (Wayne) won the men’s long jump in the Mid-American Conference meet at Ball State with a leap of 25 feet, 2.75 inches. Sophomore Clayton Murphy (Tri-Village) swept the 800 (1:50.51) and 1,500 meters (3:46.77).

Akron’s Jackie Siefring (Covington) was second in the 400-meter hurdles (59.69) in helping the Zips women win the MAC title.

They’ll all join Landwehr at the East regional.

• Ohio Dominican junior right-handed pitcher Ryan Colegate (Centerville) was named pitcher of the year in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Colegate (9-1) led the league in ERA (1.98) and had 57 strikeouts in 72.2 innings.

He was named a second-team Daktronics All-American, the first ODU baseball player to receive NCAA Division II honors. He also was the Midwest Region pitcher of the year. Dominican (30-18) was third in the GLIAC.

• Dayton Boat Club alum Molly Bruggeman (2010 Chaminade Julienne grad) will represent the United States in the Pan American Games at Toronto in July. Bruggeman and partner Emily Huelskamp won the women’s pairs in last week’s U.S. trials on rough and choppy Mercer Lake at Princeton, N.J. Bruggeman graduated from the University Notre Dame last year.

• Former Northridge AD Bob Fink recently died. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps he excelled in football at DePauw University, earning Little All-American honors. He was given numerous AD honors during his administrative career and was a key player in evaluating girls sports for inclusion into the Ohio High School Athletic Association in the mid-1970s.

Fink was the AD at Northridge from 1963-86.

• Brady Kiplinger tallied 68 goals and 33 assists as MVP of the Springboro ice hockey team (24-8-4). Joining him as a first-team Southwest Ohio Hockey League selection was teammate Matthew Granata (32 goals, 33 assists) and goalie Ethan Reese (12 wins, five shutouts).

• Alter won seven of 21 combined boys and girls titles to capture the 2014-15 Great Catholic League Coed Division All-Sports trophy.

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