Williams Men, Women Win NESCAC Cross Country Titles

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Williams College men's and women's cross country teams each won NESCAC championships on Saturday at Mount Greylock Regional School.
The men finished with 22 points, well ahead of runner-up Amherst, behind a first-place finish by Aidan Ryan.
Ryan covered the 8-kilometer course in 25 minutes, 27.3 seconds, 14 seconds ahead of runner-up Theo Henderson of Middlebury.
The Williams women finished with 58 points to place first ahead of runner-up Tufts (90 points). Eva Borton led the Ephs, finishing fourth in 22:15.7on the 6K course.
Field Hockey
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Simone Veale scored a goal and assisted on another as Williams came back from a one-goal deficit to earn a 3-1 win over Bates in the NESCAC quarter-finals.
Emily Batchelor and Catherine Torres each scored a goal, and Abby Lloyd earned the shutout in goal for the Ephs (13-3), who face Tufts at Middlbury on Saturday in the conference semi-finals.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- David Estevez ran for a 25-yard touchdown in overtime Saturday to give Wesleyan a 27-21 win over Williams.
Estevez tied the game with 2-yard run with 17 seconds left in regulation.
Bobby Maimaron ran for 125 yards and threw for 123 for the Ephs (6-2), who host Amherst on Saturday.
Women's Soccer
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Conn College gave up an own goal in the 100th minute as Williams escaped with a 3-2 win in overtime in the NESCAC quarter-finals.
Georgia Lord and Victoria Laino each scored for the Ephs, who led 1-0 and 2-1.
Chelsea Taylor made five saves for Williams (9-4-2), which goes to Tufts on Saturday to play Middlebury in the conference semi-finals.
Men's Soccer
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Chris Fleisher assisted on two goals as Williams beat Bates, 3-0, in the NESCAC quarter-finals.
Bobby Fabricant scored the gamewinner in the 20th minute, and Michael Davis made three saves to earn the shutout.
Williams (8-3-5) is on the road in the semi-finals next Saturday.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Lydia Kurtz recorded 10 kills for Williams in a three-set loss to Amherst.
Olivia Hindy had four blocks for the Ephs in the 25-17, 25-22, 25-15 loss.
The Ephs (14-10, 5-5 NESCAC) will play in the NESCAC tournament next weekend against an opponent to be determined.
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Williamstown Fire District Presents Organizational Assessment to Public

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff

New Prudential Committee members Richard Reynolds, left, and David Moresi follow Wednesday's presentation.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A consultant from New Hampshire confirmed Wednesday an argument that Williamstown Fire District officials have been making to voters for more than a decade.
The current fire station on Water Street is too small to accommodate the district's current needs, and the only viable option is to build a new facility, the senior public safety consultant for Municipal Resources Inc., told the Prudential Committee in a public presentation at town hall.
"Modernization modifications really can't be done to that Water Street fire station that will give the community a return on investment," MRI's Shawn Murray said. "It's so old, you'd literally have to tear it down to the foundation and build in some other way. But there's no room for it."
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