LEXINGTON, N.C. -- Hundreds of people filled the stands at North Davidson High School's softball field on Saturday night. However, there was no game being played.
Friends, family, students and former players came together for a vigil to honor and remember Coach Mike Lambros. Lambros died Friday morning, after a 14-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
While Lambros' state championship wins were impressive, school leaders say the impact he had on the students is what they'll remember the most.
Former players, fellow coaches and personal friends of Lambros all spoke at the vigil. They shared memories and prayers.
"Me? I haven't lost coach. Coach isn't gone. He's right here, in this community," said Kendra Israel, who was a catcher for the class of 1999. "He's in each of your hearts and the memories he shared with you."
After the speakers were finished with their speeches, all of the athletes who played for Lambros were invited onto the field. They held candles and stood in their former positions.
The evening concluded with one final tribute to Lambros. Everyone in attendance huddled at the center of the field and yelled Lambros' popular catch-phrase, "Yeah baby!"
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