TACOMA – The most painful place of all to finish at the state tournament is second, no matter how deserved the accolades for doing so might be. Tonasket’s Austin Booker was close enough to a state championship to taste it, leading 4-3 heading into the third and final period of his state title match against [...]
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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Think wrestling is big in North Central Washington? 38 medalists from 1A and B schools in the area would say so. See photos of them all from Mat Classic XXV.
District 6/7 Tournament at Omak Girls Okanogan 56, Cashmere 46 (winner #3 to state regional, loser out) Brewster 67, Chelan 45 (winner #1 to state regional; loser #2 to state regional) District bracket Regional bracket Boys Cashmere 74, Chewelah 47 (winner #3 to state regional, loser out) Okanogan 57, Brewster 44 (winner #1 to state [...]
TACOMA – The most painful place of all to finish at the state tournament is second, no matter how deserved the accolades for doing so might be. Tonasket’s Austin Booker was close enough to a state championship to taste it, leading 4-3 heading into the third and final period of his state title [...]
1A District 6/7 at Omak & Okanogan Girls Okanogan 69, Riverside 22 (loser out) Cashmere 48, Lakeside 44 (loser out) Cashmere vs. Okanogan on Saturday for third place / loser out Brewster vs. Chelan on Saturday for district championship District bracket Boys Cashmere 67, Chelan 51 (loser out) Chewelah 53, Lakeside 50 (loser out) Cashmere [...]
Note: updated information for second session, added photos to gallery below. TACOMA – Here’s the run-down of how local wrestlers have fared on the first day of state tournament action. Tonasket had four of its five wrestlers survive the first day of the tournament, with two – Jeff Stedtfeld and Austin Booker – advancing to the [...]
WENATCHEE – Oroville’s inability to get off to a strong start cost the Hornets in a number of games this season. In Thursday, Feb. 14′s loser-out, winner-to-regionals game against Lake Roosevelt, it proved fatal to their season as the Raiders held on for a 40-36 victory that knocked Oroville from post-season play. It was the [...]
2B District 5/6 Tournament Girls Lake Roosevelt 40, Oroville 36 (winner to state regional, loser out) White Swan 46, Riverside Christian 41 (district championship; both to state regional) Girls tourney bracket Boys Bridgeport 50, Manson 41 (OT) (winner to state regional, loser out) - Note: Bridgeport, now 13-10, came into this season having lost 39 of [...]
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council had a full agenda for its Tuesday, Feb. 11, meeting, but before launching into most of it filled a seat that had been empty since Selena Hines resigned in December. Lee Hale was appointed to the vacant seat. The council had received applications from Hale and Sue Edick. After [...]
WENATCHEE – Oroville’s girls basketball took a 2-0 lead over White Swan in Tuesday’s 2B Bi-District 5/6 semifinal, but it went downhill from there for the Hornets as the Cougars rolled off 21 straight points on the way to a 68-31 victory. Oroville trailed 34-11 at the half and could never get back in the [...]