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LAB starts 2008-09 boxing season

The Lakes Area Boxing Club opened its 2008-09 season by competing in the East Grand Forks Golden Gloves event Saturday, Nov. 8.

"These guys looked good and fought hard," said LAB trainer Chris Holt.

Fighting for LAB were John Singleton (150 pounds) losing on a decision to Winnepeg, Canada's Jordan Park; Mike Lentz (147) defeated Golden Eagles of Climax Alex Weis on a ref stopped the contest (RSC) in the second round; Cole Laroque (201-plus) lost on a decision to Erik Kendrick of Mandan, N.D.; Shane Kern (172) downed P.J. St. Germain of Mandan.

Individuals still can join Lakes Area Boxing or any business can help sponsor the club, which is a non-profit organization, by calling Holt at 218-841-0917.