COLUMBUS — When the first question about how Ohio State's often-maligned pass defense will hold up against Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel and his receivers on Saturday was asked a few minutes into Urban Meyer's press conference...
COLUMBUS — The Versailles girls cross country team slipped one spot in the state rankings, falling to No. 14 in the latest Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches poll.
PITSBURG — The Franklin Monroe boys soccer team is ranked No. 1 in the Miami Valley for the third week in a row by the Miami Valley Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association.
ROSSBURG — The two-day Four Crown Nationals turned into a three-day event as the rains moved through the area Saturday night, setting up a Sunday afternoon daytime racing card.
MINSTER — The Franklin Monroe volleyball team lost three matches in the Minster Invitational on Saturday.
MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals are playing well at the right time.
CELINA — The Versailles boys golf team finished as the Midwest Athletic Conference runner up, finishing 13 strokes behind Minster in the conference tournament.
VERSAILLES — The Versailles girls golf team won the Midwest Athletic Conference championship as three Lady Tigers finished in the top four at the conference meet on Saturday at Stillwater Valley Golf Club.
DARKE COUNTY — Some athletes consistently come through for their teams, which is the case with both of this week's Daily Advocate athletes of the week.
VERSAILLES — Madison Grilliot and Murphy Grow finished first and second Saturday, helping lead the Versailles girls cross country team to the team championship in Versailles' Tour de Sewer.
GREENVILLE – Greenville gave the visiting Lebanon Warriors more of a game than the final 31-0 score suggests.
CASSTOWN – Arcanum traveled to Miami East for the third game of the gauntlet, the previous two being Covington and Tri-County North, and make no mistake facing those three teams is no small task.
VERSAILLES — The state can mandate a mercy rule in high school football, but it cannot make a team be merciful.
WEST ALEXANDRIA – Ansonia lost to host Twin Valley South 35-15 on Friday night in a Cross County Conference matchup. The loss dropped the Tigers to 0-4 (0-3 CCC) on the season.
NEW PARIS — A solid running game and a stout defense helped lead Bradford to a 29-6 win against National Trail in junior varsity football Friday night in New Paris.
KETTERING — The Greenville girls tennis team won its seventh match in a row on Thursday, beating Greater Western Ohio Conference foe Fairmont 3-2.
BRADFORD — The Bradford volleyball team swept Bethel in a Cross County Conference match on Thursday, 25-22, 25-23, 25-22.
GREENVILLE — The Greenville varsity boys basketball team will play in the Flyin' to the Hoop tournament against Fairmont on Jan. 16 at Trent Arena in Kettering.
PITSBURG – The Franklin Monroe boys soccer team moved its record to 4-0 in the Cross County Conference and 5-0-2 on the season by defeating the visiting Bethel Bees 5-1 on Thursday.
ARCANUM — The Arcanum volleyball team beat Cross County Conference foe Covington in four sets Thursday night, 25-22, 25-23, 15-25, 25-14.
ANSONIA — The Franklin Monroe volleyball team swept Ansonia 25-18, 25-20, 25-13 in a Cross County Conference match on Thursday.
ROCKFORD — The Versailles boys golf team beat Parkway and lost to Lima Central Catholic in a three-team match on Thursday at Deerfield Golf Course.
KETTERING — Two Lady Wave golfers shot personal bests Thursday, but the Greenville girls golf team lost 198-227 to Fairmont.
CELINA — The Versailles girls golf team improved to 7-0 in the Midwest Athletic Conference with a 183-199 win against St. Henry at Mercer County Elks Golf Club.
NEW MADISON — The Tri-Village varsity volleyball team beat Mississinawa Valley 15-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18, 15-7 in a Cross County Conference match on Thursday.Mississinawa Valley won the junior varsity match in two sets.