2023 Beyond Sports Gala

Dayton Public Schools will be hosting the 2023 Beyond Sports Gala at 5pm the Laisadal Event Center on April 22, 2023. This event will be honoring senior DPS student-athletes journeys through sports.

Each student athlete must complete an application packet to be part of the event. The deadline to turn in the application is February 17, 2023.

Application Packet-  Click on the link to access printable version of the application.

Important Dates for this event:

January 15: Informational Meeting, 3pm (6050 Dogleg Road, Dayton)

February 17: Application Deadline

March 5: Meet and Greet, 3pm Laisadal Event Center (6050 Dogleg Road, Dayton)





Link to Athletics Careers Page

Anyone interested in applying for an athletics position can do so here:

DPS Tickets by School

Listed below are the links to purchase tickets by school. Games will usually be posted the day of the game. For conference games, the tickets will be on the home team's page. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the event with cash.

High Schools:

Belmont -

Dunbar -

Meadowdale -

Ponitz -

Stivers -

Thurgood Marshall -

Middle Schools:

EJ Brown -

Stivers -

Wogaman -

Wright Brothers -

Thurgood Marshall grad sets Ohio University School Record

      Thurgood Marshall grad and current Ohio University Senior, CeCe Hooks made here 899th career field goal while scoring 25 points and 6 rebounds in helping the Bobcats defeat UMass-Lowell on December 20th. That field goal sets the Ohio Bobcats Women's Basketball career record for field goals made with 899, breaking the old record that had stood for 35 years. 

     CeCe currently has 908 field goals made for her career and her name is all over the Ohio University Women's Basketball Record Book. She also holds the school record for steals in a career with  435. She is currently 2nd all time in Points Scored, 2nd in points per game (18.3 ppg) , 2nd in free throws made (499), 4th in career rebounds (720), 4th in career assists (418), 7th in career blocked shots (67).  CeCe only needs 73 points to become Ohio University's all time leading scorer in both men's and women's basketball.


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Dayton Public Schools All-Ohio Football Selections

DPS had two student athletes selected to the Division 3 All Ohio Football Teams for the 2021 season, Dunbar DB Darian Leslie (Sr) and Ponitz DL Tayleon Waterhouse (Sr). Congratulations to both young men.   

     Darian was selected to the First Team Defense as a defensive back .On the season, he led DPS with 6 interceptions. He also recorded 26 tackles on the season. Darian also played Wide Receiver on offense and returned kicks on special teams. He caught 23 passes for 323 yards and 3 touchdowns along with returning 8 kicks for 171 yards this season.

    Tayleon was selected to the Third Team Defense as a defensive lineman. Tayleon also played Linebacker and running back this season. He finished with 63 tackles recorded, 3 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries on the season. On offense, Tayleon also played Running Back and carried the ball 8 times for 20 yards.