About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. 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

Big second half propels Raiders past Hornet boys

OROVILLE – Oroville’s boys basketball team held its own for a half against division-leading Lake Roosevelt on Friday, Jan. 18. But the Hornets’ offense ran dry in the second half, and Lake Roosevelt pulled away with a 30-18 second half to hand Oroville a 53-38 defeat. The Raiders’ defense hounded Oroville’s leading scorer, Connor Hughes, [...]

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Lake Roosevelt girls pull away from Hornets in fourth

OROVILLE – Lake Roosevelt moved into sole possession of the Central Washington League North Division’s top spot on Friday with a 50-37 victory at Oroville. The Hornets and Raiders were tied for the top spot heading into the game. Oroville played perhaps its best three quarters of the season as they trailed by just four [...]

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Friday, Jan. 18, Basketball Scores

Friday’s basketball Scores

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Slideshow: Picketers protest Assisted Living closure

Friends, relatives and concerned citizens picketed in front of the North Valley Assisted Living facility on Friday, Jan. 18, to protest its scheduled closing at the end of March.

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Tonasket wrestlers beat Cashmere

Tonasket 66, Cashmere 15 106 lbs – Rade Pilkinton (T) pinned Austin Steele (C), 5:26 113 – Christian Diaz (T) forfeit win 120 – Trevor Peterson (T) forfeit win 126 – Jorge Juarez (T) pinned Nathan Thompson (C), 4:13 132 – Dyllan Walton (T) pinned Page Bates (C), 1:11 138 – Dalton Wahl (T) pinned [...]

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It just won’t go away

Parking woes return to forefront for Tonasket City Council

TONASKET – Zombies may be all the rage in popular culture, but the City of Tonasket seems to have hatched its own version, and it’s likely that few will be happy about it.

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Slideshow | NVH Assisted Living to close

TONASKET – The North Valley Assisted Living facility will be closing as of March 31 after the NVH District Board of Commissioners approved a recommendation by senior leadership to close the facility due to chronic financial losses. That will leave 28 residents looking for a place to live and five full and part-time employees searching [...]

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Tuesday, Jan. 15 Boys and Girls Basketball Scores

Girls Basketball Okanogan 64, Tonasket 15 Oroville 56, Manson 23 Cashmere 64, Quincy 18 Cascade 51, Chelan 46 Brewster 75, Omak 38 Riverside Christian 60, Bridgeport 16 Lake Roosevelt 68, Liberty Bell 22 Wahluke at Kittitas Girls Basketball Standings / Scores / Schedules Boys Basketball Okanogan 83, Tonasket 53 Manson 52, Oroville 43 Cashmere 63, Quincy 39 [...]

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Tonasket wins Apple Pie Invitational

Tiger wrestlers claim their fourth tournament title of the season, this time at home.

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Saturday, Jan. 12 Wrestling and Basketball Scores

Wrestling Tonasket Apple Pie Invitational – Tonasket 206.5, Rogers (Spokane) 161, Liberty Bell 126.5, Chewelah 115, Warden 99, Cascade 76, Okanogan 53, Oroville 41. Rainier Tournament – Chelan 233, Castle Rock 228, Kiona-Benton 184 Rochester 107.5, Lake Roosevelt 95, Montesano 92, Kalama 86, Cascade Christian 86, Vashon 75, Castle Rock JV 74, Rainier 72, S. [...]

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