Jay bowler wins state tourney

WILTON — Corey Ridley of Jay recorded a total pinfall of 987 in five games to capture the Maine State Junior Gold Bowlers tourney Saturday at his home lanes, Meadow Lanes.

Bowlers Marissa Parks of Bath and Matthew Douglas of Bangor qualified for the North Pointe National Junior Gold Championships in July in Buffalo. Parks (under 15) recorded a 939 and Douglas (under 20) notched a 931.

Ex-Penn State president seeks dismissal of cover-up case

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking to end the state’s prosecution of him on charges he tried to cover up child abuse by onetime assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Spanier is one of three former school officials accused of lying to a grand jury when they said they were unaware of a 1998 allegation that Sandusky, a former assistant coach at the university, had showered with a boy.

In a federal lawsuit against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane that was filed in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Spanier said the state prosecution should be dropped because it was “undertaken in bad faith” and violated his constitutional right to a fair trial.

Spanier faces charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, failure to report suspected child abuse, conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children.

New Mexico’s Neal gets 2-year extension

New Mexico head coach Craig Neal was given a two-year contract extension after becoming the first rookie coach to lead the Lobos to the NCAA Tournament. His contract now runs through the 2019-20 season.

Neal took over the head job this season following six as the associate head coach and led the Lobos to a 27-7 record, tying for the 12th-most victories by a first-year head coach in NCAA history.

“We are excited about the direction of the program under Craig’s leadership, and we are glad that he wants to be here at the University of New Mexico,” said school Vice President for Athletics Paul Krebs.

Nicknamed “Noodles,” Neal was 2-2 against Top 25 teams this season.

Kansas’ Wiggins declaring for NBA Draft

Kansas freshman forward Andrew Wiggins announced in a press conference on Monday that he is leaving the school to enter the NBA Draft.

“It wasn’t an easy decision,” Wiggins said. “I wish I had more time, time goes so fast. I wish I had all four years.”

Wiggins averaged 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Jayhawks this season, which ended with a third-round loss to Stanford in the NCAA Tournament.

A native of Ontario, Wiggins is projected as a top-three pick in the June draft.

Council narrowly approves Red Wings lease

The Detroit city council approved a new lease for the Red Wings’ final seasons at Joe Louis Arena by a 5-4 vote Monday, according to The Canadian Press.

The deal includes $5.2 million from the team to settle a dispute over cable television fees, and the Red Wings will pay $1 million a year in rent, retroactive to 2010.

The franchise is expected to move into a new arena as early as 2016, although the lease at the 35-year-old Joe Louis Arena could be extended if necessary.

According to the report, council member Mary Sheffield voted against the agreement because she believes the city should have received a far larger payout from the TV dispute.