A six-part series looking at the most read sports stories in Forsyth County in 2015 by school, ending with the Forsyth County News’ sports staff picking their top stories of the year.
Here are the five most read Lambert sports stories of 2015:
The Longhorns’ baseball team opened its season Feb. 27 at Forsyth Central with a 13-0 victory. Lambert was ranked No. 1 in the country by several media outlets after winning the Class AAAAAA championship in 2014.
Lambert football player Sean Bailey knew his friend Charlie Mabry, a 17-year-old student at Lambert with muscular dystrophy, loved the New York Giants, so the senior surprised him with an authetic Giants jersey signed by Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning.
Despite missing two starters, the Longhorns’ Artese Gatlin got a steal and coast-to-coast lay-up with 8.5 seconds left to give Lambert a 58-56 victory against Alpharetta in the Region 6-AAAAAA tournament final.
Lambert baseball star Seth Beer decided to forgo his senior season with the Longhorns and instead sign with Clemson University on Nov. 11, leaving behind a legacy as arguably the best player to ever come out of Forsyth County.
Despite injuries to its top three running backs, Lambert edged the Wolverines 35-31 on Oct. 24 to improve to 7-1 overall and 7-0 in Region 6-AAAAAA and win its second straight in the WolverHorn Rivarly.