Echo praise for Lee and coverage of local sports

To the Editor:
We, too, have to echo the praise of Rich Glennie in his recent column regarding Lee Ostrom. As parents of three sons, who competed for GSL and the Plato Blue Jays over a 10-year period, we spent a lot of time on bleachers.
We, undoubtedly, saw Lee at every event. It didn’t matter if you saw him at an event on a Tuesday and Thursday; you would still see him Sunday afternoon following a baseball game with his notepad and camera in hand.
We were always impressed by his fairness and support of our community and athletes. You could tell he loved them and his job with his eloquent articles that included student and coach interviews, along with accurate coverage of events.
We have to thank him on behalf of the GSL Booster Club, GSL Panther Association and Stevens Seminary Foundation for always being willing to plug any one of our events and fund-raising efforts in support of the north athletic complex at the high school.
Our thanks to Lee’s family for letting him share so much time with us. And, Lee, we will definitely miss you and your column, but wish only the very best to you. Thanks for the memories!
Dave and Michele
Mackenthun
Glencoe