Daily Advocate- RSS Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/ http://dailyadvocate.com/ Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:08:49 EST 1800 Arcanum boys defeat Milton-Union in overtime http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/150961519/Arcanum-boys-defeat-Milton-Union-in-overtime WEST MILTON — The Arcanum boys baseball team beat Milton-Union 64-57 in overtime on Saturday. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:05:08 EST Ansonia beats Houston for 1st win of season http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/150961490/Ansonia-beats-Houston-for-1st-win-of-season ANSONIA — The Ansonia boys basketball team got its first win of the season on Saturday, defeating Houston 50-42 in a non-conference game. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:02:04 EST Bradford’s struggles continue in 31-28 loss to National Trail http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/150961351/Bradfords-struggles-continue-in-31-28-loss-to-National-Trail BRADFORD — Having lost four starters from last year's squad to graduation, the Bradford girls basketball team knew this season would include some growing pains. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:40:07 EST Arcanum starts to gel in win against North http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/150960276/Arcanum-starts-to-gel-in-win-against-North ARCANUM — Arcanum moved past some of its early-season struggles on Saturday as the Lady Trojans beat Tri-County North 62-29 to snap a three-game losing streak. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:55:05 EST Loving the sounds of Christmas http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150936028/Loving-the-sounds-of-Christmas ‪DARKE COUNTY — Several Facebook friends were approached to name their favorite Christmas carol/hymn/tune and the responses varied. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:04:10 EST Tri-Village beats MV 88-31 http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/150958871/Tri-Village-beats-MV-88-31 NEW MADISON — The Mississinawa Valley Blackhawks started the season with three straight wins and averaged more than 70 points a game on offense until they ran into St. Henry last week when they were held to just 35 points in their first loss of... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:27:04 EST Ahrens, Warren named athletes of the week http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/150937874/Ahrens-Warren-named-athletes-of-the-week DARKE COUNTY — Both of this week's Daily Advocate athletes of the week are seniors who are excelling this season just as they have in the past. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:01:08 EST A heart to help http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150940009/A-heart-to-help DARKE COUNTY — Volunteer opportunities of all shapes and sizes can be found within many organizations in Darke County. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:18:06 EST Arcanum boys win home opener http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/150957831/Arcanum-boys-win-home-opener ARCANUM — Marcus Bixler was thrilled to see his players step up in crucial times Friday as the Arcanum boys basketball team won its home opener, defeating Covington 52-44 in a Cross County Conference game. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:32:05 EST Police Reports http://dailyadvocate.com/news/blotter/150892385/Police-Reports Arrests Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:54:07 EST Mississinawa Valley girls overcome slow start http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/150953464/Mississinawa-Valley-girls-overcome-slow-start UNION CITY — The Mississinawa Valley Lady Hawks got off to a slow start Thursday, taking the court without starting guard Kylie Willis, before scoring 25 second quarter points on the way to defeating the Bethel Lady Bees 57-33. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:54:07 EST Darke County’s winter sports statistical leaders http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/150937325/Darke-Countys-winter-sports-statistical-leaders Boys basketballPoints per gameKyle Ahrens, Versailles: 29.0Clay Guillozet, Greenville: 18.5Cayden Cox, MV: 15.2Jace Barga, Versailles: 14.7 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:01:04 EST As a snowflake flies http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150930513/As-a-snowflake-flies As a Snow Flake FliesThere are so many wonders this time of year. The twinkling lights, cheerful music, and joyful hearts. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:51:03 EST The season’s reason http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150932610/The-seasons-reason Many of us have had great fun singing the 12 Days of Christmas but have you ever wondered when the 12 days of Christmas began and why are there 12 days of Christmas? It appears that the 12 days of Christmas have been celebrated in Europe since before... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:00:07 EST Bradford loses CCC game at Miami East http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/150943644/Bradford-loses-CCC-game-at-Miami-East CASSTOWN — The Bradford girls basketball team suffered a 51-39 Cross County Conference loss to Miami East on Thursday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:21:04 EST Versailles girls suffer 1st conference loss http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/150943508/Versailles-girls-suffer-1st-conference-loss VERSAILLES — The Versailles girls basketball team suffered its first Midwest Athletic Conference loss since the 2012-13 season on Thursday, falling 42-29 to New Knoxville. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:14:07 EST Playing the underdog card nothing new for OSU’s Meyer http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/150943331/Playing-the-underdog-card-nothing-new-for-OSUs-Meyer COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer's smile said, “You don't know the half of it.” Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:01:08 EST Arcanum goes 1-1 at Lehman http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/150942696/Arcanum-goes-1-1-at-Lehman SIDNEY — The Arcanum wrestling team went 1-1 at the Lehman Catholic Super Dual on Thursday night in Sidney, defeating Riverside and losing to Lehman Catholic. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:20:06 EST Are bobcat sightings on the rise ? http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150899996/Are-bobcat-sightings-on-the-rise DARKE COUNTY - According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, in April The Ohio Wildlife Council removed the previously threatened bobcat from the list of endangered and threatened species. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:40:04 EST Mrs. Claus enjoys this time of year http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150932957/Mrs.-Claus-enjoys-this-time-of-year ARCANUM — Mrs. Claus, also known in Arcanum as Judy Fourman, has fun this time of year. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:21:05 EST