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Squires finish dual meet season on high

Manchester’s wrestling team finished its dual season with an 18-3 mark with a 57-15 win over Triton on the road.

Pinfall winners for the Squires on the night were Brady Wiley at 120 pounds, Dylan Stroud at 126 pounds, Andrew Cagle at 160 pounds and Trescott Duffy at 170 pounds. Elijah Burlingame won by decision at 132 pounds.

Ethan McWilliams (106 lbs.), Haley Clifford (113 lbs.), Kevin Morales (145 lbs.), Johnny England (152 lbs.) and Ashton Moore (195 lbs.).

Norse down Warriors in TRC clash

The Northfield wrestling team battled North Miami on Wednesday before coming away with a 44-30 win. Earning pinfall wins for the Norse were Dakota France and Ethan Galbaith. Winning by decision were Seth Forsyth and Jasper Donaldson and Jaydan Goshert, Logan Cox, Micah Higgins and Mason Osborn all earned forfeit wins. 

FBI takes on case of threats hurled at activist’s family

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — The FBI is now investigating the case of a Florida man accused of making death threats against the family of a Purdue University superfan and cancer activist who died last week.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that 39-year-old John Pinkham will be extradited to Indiana to face federal charges of intent to injure. He was arrested Monday.

Pinkham is accused of making multiple posts using an alias on 20-year-old Tyler Trent’s Facebook page after news of the former Purdue student’s death. Authorities say the posts included threats of violence at a vigil at the West Lafayette, Indiana, school.

Chitwood says Pinkham denied sending the threats and blamed his girlfriend.

Trent’s battle with bone cancer drew national attention.

A lawyer for Pinkham isn’t listed.

Indy Eleven proposes project including soccer stadium

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A soccer team in Indianapolis is proposing a $550 million development project that would include a 20,000-seat outdoor soccer stadium.

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports the project proposed by Indy Eleven comes as the team seeks to join Major League Soccer. The project includes a financing plan that would require action from the City-County Council and the Legislature.

Team owner Ersal Ozdemir says he envisions the development, called Eleven Park, as a “transformational urban project.” Plans include lodging, offices and retail space, public spaces and an underground parking structure. He says they want “to make a major impact, not just a stadium.”

Plans call for the stadium to be ready for the 2022 season opener. It would be surrounded by apartments and office buildings that offer views of the field.

Outfielder Jon Jay, White Sox finalize $4M, 1-year contract

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Jay sees the rebuilding Chicago White Sox poised for big things with promising young players. He’s looking forward to being a part of it.

“It’s a great organization, a great city,” he said.

The free agent outfielder and the White Sox finalized a $4 million, one-year contract on Thursday.

The 33-year-old played for Kansas City and Arizona last season, batting .268 with three homers and 40 RBIs in 143 games. He also made at least 24 starts at each spot in the outfield.

The addition gives the White Sox another veteran hitter after they struck out 1,594 times last season, tops in the majors. Jay also is friends with slugger Manny Machado, one of Chicago’s top targets in free agency.

“Manny’s going to do what’s best for his family,” Jay said. “That’s going to be up to them, privately. I haven’t been involved in any of that. Those are their matters. Let’s see how everything shakes out. Obviously, would we love to have Manny Machado on the team? Absolutely. The guy is unbelievable. ... Who knows what is going to happen?”

Chicago also acquired Yonder Alonso — Machado’s brother-in-law — from Cleveland last month. But general manager Rick Hahn insisted the White Sox brought them in because of their attributes, not recruiting usefulness.

“We feel that they make us better in 2019 and have the potential to have a lasting impact on what we’re trying to build for the long term,” Hahn said. “I’m not going to get into the relationships they have with other players throughout the game. It’s certainly a positive, but it’s by no means a reason to make a move to acquire either player.”

Jay, a Miami native, is a .285 career hitter in nine years in the majors. He made his debut with St. Louis in 2010 and helped the crosstown Cubs win the NL Central in 2017.

Chicago cleared a roster spot for Jay by designating outfielder Charlie Tilson for assignment.