Lexy Alston is feeling terrific about the Comets girls soccer season. The Amherst team is, as of this writing, sitting on a 7-0-2 record, which is driving morale. The sophomore forward and right outside midfielder said players looked at last year’s flaws and decided 2017 would be different. They vowed to best 2016’s uneven 6-9-1 run. ”We worked on the outside problems and started working more as a team than as individuals,” she said.
Fourteen straight wins — that’s a great start for the Comets spikers, and middle hitter Tory Small says it’s all due to conditioning. The Amherst volleyball team worked out four or five hours a day, six days a week all through the summer. The results are clear: “Our passers are flying all over the place and getting the ball up. Our hitters are putting the ball down when they need to. And our blockers are moving side to side more because of the conditioning,” the six-foot-tall senior said.
A bullet that punched through a fence and into a Beverly Drive home was traced back to a man shooting at squirrels, according to police. Zbigniew Puza, 71, of Amherst, was charged Thursday with discharging firearms inside the city, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, and criminal damaging, a first-degree misdemeanor. Puza confessed to firing a .22-caliber rifle on Sept. 6 at squirrels “that were a nuisance to him and his property,” Sgt. Mike Murphy wrote in a media release.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".