Terry: LHS wrestlers in Hawaii were like a gift

To the Editor:

I was given a rare treat this past weekend. The La Grande High School wrestling team arrived and participated in the Maui Invitational Tournament. Of course I had to attend the event and cheer for my alma mater (LHS Class of 1985). The kids represented our state and city well, with great performances, and more so with their sportsmanship, demeanor and overall respect.

I am so grateful that LHS and the wrestlers’ parents gave me this great gift for Christmas in the Pacific, an opportunity to spend time with these awesome kids and coaches. One of them was given a task to break my 400-meter record this track season. I’m asking you to keep him to task. Go, Tigers!

James E. Terry

Kahului, Hawaii