RICHLAND – Oroville’s record-breaking girls basketball season came to an end Saturday in Richland as the DeSales Irish pulled away in the second half to post a 50-32 victory over the Hornets in 2B regional action. DeSales advances to the eight-team state tournament in Spokane next weekend. The Hornets, playing in their first-ever state regional [...]
About Brent BakerBrent is a reporter for the Gazette-Tribune. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent started work at the G-T in 2011.
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Young couple overwhelmed by donations after Bonaparte Lake Resort fire BONAPARTE LAKE – Most lessons on what is truly important in life come in the form of trials and tribulations that test the spirit. Joey Dunkin and Halla Fuhrman have been living that experience these past few days after the Bonaparte Lake Resort cabin that [...]
A few years ago, my buddy Phil (a youth pastor) and I led a group of high school students on a church mission trip to Monterrey, Mexico. For nearly two weeks we split time working with various construction projects and interacting with younger kids in various areas around the city.
WENATCHEE – The Oroville girls basketball team had swept Lake Roosevelt in their two regular-season contests. But that didn’t mean a thing Saturday as the Raiders pushed the Hornets into overtime before Oroville pulled away to a 51-38 victory. The Hornets reached the regional round of 16 for the first time in school history. Oroville [...]
TACOMA – Tonasket sophomore Jorge Juarez got his first shot at a state title on Saturday, Feb. 22. Unfortunately for the 132-pounder, that shot came against three-time state champion Josh Crager. Make that: four-time state champion Josh Crager. Juarez battled into the third period, giving up three takedowns and a three-point nearfall while scoring a [...]
Three Tonasket wrestlers, three Hornets survive into second day at Mat Classic Rundown of Caribou Trail League and North Central Washington area Class 1B/2B wrestlers 1A Team: 1. Blaine 65; 9. Quincy 33; 14. Chelan 30; 16. Tonasket 24; 24. Omak 12; 29. Okanogan 9; Cashmere 9; Cascade 7; 40. Brewster 4. [...]
WENATCHEE – A staunch defensive effort wasn’t enough for the upset Wednesday, Feb. 19, as the Oroville girls basketball team dropped a hard-fought defensive battle to White Swan, 45-31. The Hornets held White Swan to 14 points below its average, and its lowest point total since a December lost to Sunnyside Christian, but had to [...]
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council is looking to extend the 35 and 25 mile per hour speed limit zones on the south side of town and discussed making the request of the Washington Department of Transportation at their Tuesday, Feb. 11, council meeting.
Third straight skunking prompts change MOLSON – The fish were biting at Sidley and Molson Lakes. Two weeks ago, anyway. By the time the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival commenced Saturday, Feb. 15, the 5,000 or so Rainbow Trout that had been planted and nurtured through the winter had done their vanishing act for the third [...]
TONASKET – The body of a woman who apparently jumped off Tonasket’s Fourth Street Bridge was found the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Okanogan River about 300 yards south of the bridge.