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Former E. Lincoln soccer star leads West team to win
Former East Lincoln goalkeeper Erin Smith recorded two saves and allowed one goal as the West beat the East 2-1 in the 2005 North Carolina Coaches Association Women’s Soccer All-Star game Tuesday at UNCG.
Smith, the Big South 3A Conference goalkeeper of the year last year, played all 80 minutes as the West won the game for the second straight year.
The game was the final high school competition for Smith, who is headed to the College of Charleston in the fall on an athletic scholarship.
Whitney Berry of Hibriten scored twice to lead the West on offense. Berry, who is going to Wake Forest in the fall, scored the game-winner in the 73rd minute off an assist from Brittany Bolick.
The West dominated most of the play, outshooting the East 12-5 and holding a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Local weightlifter
takes top honors
Weightlifter Jerry McGill of Lincolnton took first place at the third annual Dowd YMCA Bench Press Championship. McGill won the 198-pound division with a 405-pound press.

E. Lincoln football coach is assistant in East-West game
New East Lincoln High School football coach Mike Byus will be on the sideline tonight in Greensboro as an assistant coach for the West in the East-West All-Star Football Game.
Byus, who took the East Lincoln job in March, was honored for the five seasons he put in as head coach at Robbinsville, where he compiled a 34-22 record.
Byus has moved to the Mount Holly area and has been conducting seven-on-seven drills this summer with East Lincoln. The Mustangs open the football season Aug. 19.

Hooters sponsors softball events
Hooters of Gastonia and Mizuno Sports will sponsor two softball tournaments Saturday, at Lincolnton City Park and at Ferguson Park in Gastonia.
A home run derby is also scheduled for Biggerstaff Park Friday at 6:30 p.m. Hooters girls will be in attendance at the event.
For more information on these softball events, call Shane Shuford at 704-445-8566.

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