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Somerton Spartans score some international competition

Big shots: State Rep. Brendan Boyle (far left) and former state Rep. George Ken­ney (far right) joined the Omagh Thun­der and Somer­ton Spartans for an in­ter­na­tion­al bas­ket­ball game at Somer­ton on Ju­ly 5.

Two state rep­res­ent­at­ives, one cur­rent and one former, joined the Omagh Thun­der and Somer­ton Spartans un­der-14 boys bas­ket­ball teams for an in­ter­na­tion­al friendly bas­ket­ball game held at Somer­ton on Ju­ly 5.

State Rep. Brendan Boyle set up the game between the Spartans and Omagh after learn­ing that the vis­it­ors from County Tyr­one in Ire­land were in the midst of a mul­ticity tour of the United States. Former state Rep. George Ken­ney is a vo­lun­teer with the Somer­ton Youth Or­gan­iz­a­tion.

After the scrim­mage game, Boyle pos­ted on his Face­book page, “Had a great time watch­ing some fant­ast­ic young ath­letes for both teams, as well as talk­ing to their par­ents and oth­er sup­port­ers of youth ath­let­ics in North­east Phil­adelphia.” ••

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