About Brent Baker

Brent 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.

Stories by Brent Baker

Oroville drops bi-district tourney opener

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 [...]

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Tuesday, Feb. 12, Basketball District Tourney Scores

2B District 5/6 Tournament at Wenatchee Girls Basketball White Swan 68, Oroville 31 Riverside Christian 69, Lake Roosevelt 49 Hornets play Lake Roosevelt in a winner-to-regionals, loser-out contest Thursday, Feb. 14, 4:00 pm at Wenatchee HS Tournament Bracket Boys Basketball Liberty Bell 41, Manson 38 Riverside Christian 54, Bridgeport 35 Tournament Bracket

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Hornets’ Smith heads to state

Robinson joins him as alternate REARDAN – The Eastern Regional tends to be the tougher of the two regionals in 1B/2B wrestling, and while it will take next weekend’s state tournament at the Tacoma Dome to bear that out for certain, it certainly doesn’t look like this year will be an exception to that rule. [...]

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Tigers send five wrestlers, three alternates to state finals

CHELAN – Eight Tonasket wrestlers, including five automatic qualifiers, survived Saturday’s District 6/7 Regional Tournament at Chelan to earn spots at this weekend’s state 1A finals at Mat Classic XXV at the Tacoma Dome. The Tigers and their Caribou Trail League brethren flexed their muscle as the league dominated its head-to-head matchup with the Northeast [...]

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Saturday, Feb. 9, Wrestling and Basketball Scores

Wrestling 1A Regional (District 5/6) at Chelan – Tonasket state qualifiers are Collin Aitcheson, Jeffrey Stedtfeld, Austin Booker, Jorge Juarez, John Rawley. Dalton Wahl, Tanner Good and Trevor Peterson are alternates. 1A Regional Bracket 2B East Regional at Reardan -Oroville state qualifier is Jordan Smith. Taylor Robinson is an alternate.  B Regional Bracket Girls Basketball 2B [...]

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Friday, Feb. 8 Basketball District Tournament Scores

1A Bi-District 6/7 Playoffs Boys Chelan (CTL #3) 31, Chewelah (NEA #2) 24 Okanogan (CTL #1) 70, Riverside (NEA #4) 42 Lakeside (NEA #3) 79, Cashmere (CTL #2) 72 (OT) Brewster (CTL #4) 44, Medical Lake (NEA #1) 36 Boys Tournament Bracket Girls Brewster (CTL #1) 61, Riverside (NEA #4) 29 Cashmere (CTL #3) 59, [...]

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Thursday, Feb. 7, Basketball Scores

Central Washington 2B League Girls Basketball Oroville 61, Liberty Bell 23 Lake Roosevelt 49,  Bridgeport 20 White Swan 71, Kittitas 36 Girls bi-district tournament bracket Girls Basketball Standings / Scores / Schedules Boys Basketball Oroville 55, Liberty Bell 46 Lake Roosevelt 62,  Bridgeport 54 Kittitas 51, White Swan 42 Boys bi-district tournament bracket Boys Basketball Standings / [...]

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NVH commissioners hear community outcry at board meeting

  TONASKET – Emotions ran high at the North Valley Hospital’s Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, Jan. 31, as more than 75 people packed the board room and adjoining offices to express their opinions about the impending closing of the Assisted Living facility. Since the board approved a recommendation to close the facility, effective [...]

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NVH Board of Commissioners issues response

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners issued a response Tuesday to a statement read by Don Atchison on behalf of the Concerned Citizens for the Tonasket Assisted Living at the NVH Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, Jan. 31. That response can be read in its entirety here (links to PDF of original file).

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Chelan knocks Tonasket out of hoops playoffs

CHELAN – Chelan had too much size inside, too good of a half-court trap defense, and too much Michael Amsel, Jr. for the Tonasket boys basketball team to handle in its first post-season appearance since 2007. The Tigers didn’t get blow off the floor by the heavily-favored Goats, but neither were they able to mount [...]

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