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December 26, 2010
Henry Co. - A sports complex in Henry County is gearing up to host a pro soccer group in January. FC New York is a new start-up team that has scheduled try-outs for the first month of 2011. Players from 15 countries will descend on the Martinsville-Henry County area for a shot to make the team. Overall, Smith River's sports fields have seen a lot of activity this year. The draw is exactly what both the city and county were banking on when the complex opened 17 months ago. Officials estimate various tournaments during that time span have generated roughly 400 thousand dollars for the local economy. Some of those tournaments include: The Cougar Classic, the Battle by the River and the Legendary Lacrosse Showcase.