BCC: Football Combine and Standardized Athletic Testing Day

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC), together with St. John's Lodge #10 of Pittsfield, invites area school athletes to participate in the second annual Berkshire County Football Combine & Athletic Testing Day on Saturday, June 8 from 9 am-3 pm. 
 
The free event will be held at BCC's Gene Dellea Turf Field, located at 1350 West Street. 
 
High school and college students are welcome to participate, as are younger students in grades 6 and up. To register, visit www.berkshirecc.edu/athletic-testing
 
Preregistration begins at 9 am, followed by combine and strength testing at 10 am and drills on the field at 12 pm. 
 
Marcus Coleman, an alum of the Syracuse University football team, will be the guest speaker at the event.  
 
Football combines provide athletes with the verified stats and measurements coaches review in a recruiting profile. The NFL-style drills are designed to test a player's speed, power, strength, and agility. Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in a series of events including a 40-yard dash, 5-10-5 shuffle, three-cone drill, broad jump, vertical jump, strength testing and more.  
 
Designed to give young football players a professional testing and competition experience, the event will incorporate laser timing equipment, which is the same equipment used by the NFL combine. College coaches will be invited to the event, and combine results can be shared with college coaches across the country. A scoring sheet will be emailed after the event with participants' times and measurements.  
 

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Lanesborough Has Hot, Quiet Election Day

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

Voting was slow but steady at Lanesborough Town Hall.
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The town had a steady and sweltering election day that saw Deborah Maynard elected to the Select Board. 
 
Maynard outpolled Joseph Trybus 181-87 to fill the seat left vacant by longtime board member John Goerlach.
 
About halfway through polling hours, about 150 people had turned out in the 90-degree weather to cast votes for the Select Board, Finance Committee, Planning Board, library trustee, and town moderator. In total, about 400 votes were cast out of the 2,515 registered voters, or about 16 percent.
 
"It's been kind of slow but steady," poll worker Sheila Parks said. "No exciting news, which is good."
 
Town Clerk Ruth Knysh guessed that many would vote after work. Polls opened at noon at Town Hall and closed at 8 p.m.
 
"It's going great. It's been steady since we opened the doors at noontime. No issues at all," she said. "So we're hoping for smooth sailing until eight o'clock tonight."
 
Earlier in the day, there was road construction in front of the town offices that could have been a deterrent, she observed.
 
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