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

Tigers bow out of district playoffs

  OKANOGAN – If the Tonasket girls soccer team’s season had to end, this was probably the best way to do it. The Tigers gave Okanogan everything the Bulldogs could handle Tuesday, Oct. 30, withstanding a huge early barrage before playing on even terms for most of the afternoon. “We played a very good game,” [...]

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Tuesday, Oct. 30 Girls Soccer and Volleyball Scores

CTL Soccer and Volleyball playoffs start

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Recurring nightmare in Chelan

Tonasket played its worst game of last season at Chelan. Unfortunately, their Friday, Oct. 26 rematch didn’t go any better.

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Hornets overcome slow start to blast Bridgeport

Oroville exploded for 42 points in the second and third quarters on the way to a 57-12 victory over Bridgeport on Oct. 26.

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Tigers blanked by Cashmere, open playoffs at Okanogan

Tonasket’s district tournament is at Okanogan on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00.

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District Playoff Match-ups

Football 1A Bi-District 6/7 (all games loser out, winners to state) Okanogan (CTL #4) at Chewelah (NEA #1), Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Quincy (CTL #3) at Freeman (NEA #2), Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Medical Lake (NEA #3) at Cascade (CTL #2), Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Lakeside-9 Mi. (NEA #4) at Cashmere (CTL #1), Nov. 2, [...]

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Tiger volleyball falls in finale

TONASKET – Tonasket closed out its season at Cashmere on Saturday, Oct. 27, falling in four games to the Bulldogs 25-8, 25-18, 23-25, 25-12. “My girls played tough today,” said Tonasket coach Jackie Gliddon. “But they couldn’t seem to get on a roll with serving. The Tigers finished the year at 2-14 overall, 0-14 in [...]

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Tigers finish season at District 6/7 regional

WENATCHEE – Northeast A League teams dominated the District 6/7 regional meet at Walla Walla State Park on Friday, Oct. 26, limiting the Caribou Trail League to one of six available team state berths and four additional boys and two girls individual spots. Lakeside (9 Mile Falls) won both the boys and girls regional titles. [...]

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Oroville girls head to XC state; Speiker wins regional

The Hornets didn’t quite get their team regional three-peat, finishing second to Lake Roosevelt by one point. But with the minimum of five girls needed for a team score, the Hornets will indeed be heading back to state. And Sierra Speiker cruised to her third straight individual regional title with 3-mile personal best time.

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Speiker honored by WIAA, looks ahead to state meet

OROVILLE – Sierra Speiker has been winning so many cross country races for so long in North Central Washington that it’s easy to just expect it to happen without regard to what it takes to reach that level of consistency. So Speiker was pleased when she learned she was the recipient of last week’s Washington [...]

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