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Most read North Forsyth sports stories of 2015
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North Forsyth pitcher Dakota Chalmers signed with the Oakland Athletics this past summer. - photo by File photo

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 were the five most read North Forsyth sports stories of this past year:

1. Galt out as football coach

Two years removed from leading North to the state playoffs, Jason Galt and the Raiders parted ways on Nov. 20. Galt went 10-21 in his three seasons at Coal Mountain. North was 7-4 and made the Class AAAAAA playoffs in Galt’s first season but went 1-9 and 2-8 the past two seasons.

2. North Forsyth fishing, the local dynasty you’ve never heard of

Our feature story on North’s bass fishing team, led by head coach Scott Beard, detailed how the Raiders quickly became dominant in Georgia, winning three straight state championships at one point.

3. North Forsyth’s Chalmers to begin professional career with Oakland Athletics

North pitcher Dakota Chalmers only played one season with the Raiders, but it was a memorable one. The flamethrower went 4-4 with a 1.50 ERA and 82 strikeouts, was named Co-County Pitcher of the Year and then signed a $1.2 million signing bonus with the Oakland Athletics.

4. THE GRIND: North Forsyth’s Corliss filling bigger role this season

Lochlain Corliss finished her career at North as the school’s all-time leader in assists and steals and won 98 games in four years with the Lady Raiders. Corliss is now playing at North Georgia.

5. North Forsyth football shows grit in tough 33-24 loss to Cherokee

Back before the Raiders were searching for a new head coach, North opened the 2015 season with a tough 33-24 loss to Cherokee at home in the team’s season-opener.