Williams Women's Golfers Win League Title

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MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Holly Davenport carded a 79 Sunday to lead the Williams College women's golf team to a six-stroke win at the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship at Ralph Myhre Golf Course.
 
The Ephs finished at 643 in the two-day event, seven strokes ahead of runner-up Amherst.
 
With an 82 on Sunday, Cordelia Chan was low for the Ephs with a 156 for the tournament. The medalist, Middlebury's Chloe Levins, finished at 152.
 
Williams also finished on top in the George Phinney Jr. Golf Classic, held concurrently with the league championship.
 
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- MIT scored in the 79th minute to erase a 1-0 deficit and escape Cole Field with a 1-1 tie.
 
Williams' Sarah Scire scored in the second minute to give the Ephs (9-0-2) the early lead.
 
Olivia Barnhill stopped three shots for Williams.
 
The Ephs have two home games next weekend against NESCAC foes Wesleyan and Bowdoin.
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Mount Greylock Committee Hears Concerns About Turf Field Plan

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff

Rubber infill from the turf field at Weston Field adheres to a reporter's leg after a minute lying down on the surface to take a photo.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock School Committee last week declined to slow plans for installing an artificial turf field at the middle-high school but members noted that there is still time to weigh health and environmental concerns before shovels go into the ground.
 
The full School Committee earlier in the spring authorized the Phase 2 grounds subcommittee to put the turf field out to bid this summer.
 
Since that time, committee members have heard from a number of residents concerned about studies that have linked "infill" materials in used in turf fields to higher rates of cancer and environmental contamination due to runoff from those fields.
 
"Some of the chemicals found in crumb rubber are known to cause cancer," a fact sheet from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at University of Massachusetts at Lowell reads in part. "Because of the large number of chemicals present in the infill, as well as the health effects of individual chemicals, crumb rubber made from recycled tires is the option that likely presents the most concerns related to chemical exposures."
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