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Baritua leads Spartan boxers

Jontel Baritua, a member of the Spartan Boxing Club of Medford, received the Courage Award at the Oregon Golden Gloves Championships Saturday and Sunday in Corvallis.

Baritua, 21, lost in the finals at 141 pounds to two-time Golden Gloves champion Brian Sanchez of Portland.

Baritua was one of five boxers representing Spartan Boxing.

Johnny Alacron, 20, lost a first-day decision to Portland’s Aldo Laura at 123.

Richard Carranza, 30, lost at 123 on the opening day in a split decision to Edgar Nala of Eugene.

Two women, Crisol Valencia, 28, and Lisa Papa, 28, went unopposed and advance to the regionals in Las Vegas on March 3.