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McGloin throws Blue-White touchdown pass

West Scranton graduate Matt McGloin threw a pass for the only touchdown when the Blue defeated the White, 10-0, the rain-shortened Penn State Blue-White Game April 16 at Beaver Stadium.

When it was over, Penn State coach Joe Paterno said he had not yet chosen a starting quarterback, but he was “99 percent sure” it would be either McGloin or Rob Bolden. Bolden started early and McGloin late in the 2010 season.

McGloin threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Moseby-Felder. He finished 5-for-10 for 109 yards and was the most effective quarterback in the game, which was stopped early in the second half.

Bolden went 0-for-5 with an interception; Kevin Newsome was 3-for-7 for 22 yards; and Paul Jones was 0-for-1.

Local Yankees shut out ’Pigs twice

Four pitchers combined on a five-hitter Thursday night when the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees shut out the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for the second straight night for a 3-0 International League victory.

The Yankees, who won 6-0 Wednesday, took the final three games and four out of five in the series, which allowed the four-time defending champions to take the North Division lead away from the IronPigs.

Adam Warren pitched eight scoreless innings Wednesday, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out three.

Kei Igawa worked the first four innings Thursday. George Kontos pitched three-plus innings for the win and Kevin Whelan posted his league-high sixth save.

Abington park offers golf clinic

The Abington Area Community Park is offering a Swing for Life Youth Golf Academy Clinic at Scott Greens Golf Club July 25 to 27.

The clinic is for students entering fourth-through-12th grade in the fall.

The clinic will run 9 a.m. to noon each day with July 28 as a rain date.

There will be a $105 fee with lunch and drink included.

See www.abingtonparks.com for information and online registration.

AH sets annual triathlon for May 13

The Abington Heights High School Physical Education Department’s 29th Annual Triathlon will be held May 13. The triathlon includes both Ironman and five-team participants, based on grade level.

Each team consists of one biker for miles, two runners for 2.5 miles each and two canoers for the course at Fords Pond

Ironman competitors perform each activity by themselves.

The Abington Heights Triathlon is a co-operative effort supported by the Abington Heights Food Service Department, Student Council, and Senior Class.

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