About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and now works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T and owns and operates his own high school sports website OK Valley Sports. (See it online at okvalleysports.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/OK-Valley-Sports/172342412808987?fref=nf). 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 worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).

Stories by Brent Baker

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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District 6 Wrestling Results (including Tonasket)

Team Scoring: Quincy 345, Chelan 273, Tonasket 235.5, Omak 128.5, Cashmere 115, Okanogan 89.5, Brewster 73, Cascade 65 Top 4 to Regionals; 5th is Alternate 106 lbs 1. Christian Alejandrez, QCY 2. Victor Salgado, QCY 3. Anthony Payton, OKAN 4. Angel Hernandez, CHEL 5. Rade Pilkinton, TON ( 2-2, 1 pin) 6. Riley Prescott, OKAN [...]

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Tuesday, Feb. 5 Basketball Scores

Caribou Trail League bi-district play-in games Boys Chelan 54, Tonasket 34 (Chelan is CTL #3 seed to bi-district, Tonasket’s season is over) Brewster 55, Quincy 43 (Brewster is CTL #4 seed to bi-district, Quincy’s season is over) Boys bi-district bracket Girls Cashmere 56, Omak 32 (Cashmere is CTL #3 seed to bi-district, Omak’s season is [...]

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Northeast B Sub-regional wrestling results (Oroville)

Individual Results (top 6 to regionals) 106 lbs 1. Trent Skelton, LBEL 2. Jose Paco Marin, KITT 3. Tristan Chantry, SELK 4. Jordan Smith, ORO (2-2, 1 pin) 5. Jacob Smith, LR 6. Zack Erickson-King, LR 113 lbs 1. Justin Chantry, SELK 2. Logan Weber, KITT 3. Danny Humsiston, LBEL 4. Ronel Kee, ORO (1-2) [...]

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Oroville competes at wrestling district


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Friday, Feb. 1 Basketball Scores

Friday’s scores

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Thursday, Jan. 31 Basketball Scores

Thursday’s scores

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Tonasket girls get new life after forfeit; Quincy games rescheduled

Tonasket’s girls basketball team had a loss turned into a victory after Omak had to forfeit Tuesday’s game that was critical to both squads’ playoff chances.

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