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

Saturday, Feb. 1 Sports Results

Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Updated Standings Wrestling Quincy 46, Tonasket 26 Quincy 41, Chelan 21 Tonasket 35, Brewster 6 Chelan 63, Brewster 12 Quincy (7-0) wins CTL title; Chelan (6-1) finishes second and Tonasket (5-2) third. Girls Basketball Cascade 59, Tonasket 22 White Swan 58, Oroville 33 Cashmere 49, Okanogan 39 [...]

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Republic wrestlers rescue Hornets’ Senior Night

OROVILLE – For awhile, it looked as if Hornets’ senior wrestlers would be deprived of their Senior Night after Eastmont canceled a trip to Oroville on Wednesday due to weather. “We were extremely worried,” Ricevuto said. “So on the phone and email we go. Old and dear friend (coach) Jack Hamilton from Republic came through.” [...]

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Half-baked: Time to end the haunt of Bronco ghosts of Seahawks’ past

My first encounter with the menace to Western civilization that is the Denver Broncos came while perched in a precarious 300 Level bleacher seat in the Kingdome in 1978. We had just moved to Seattle the previous summer and my dad scored us some tickets for a couple of Seahawks games that season. The first [...]

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Chelan edges Tigers in CTL wrestling match

Chelan 39, Tonasket 36 (Saturday, Jan. 25) 285 lbs – Chad Edwards (T) def. Jose Padilla (C) by injury default (T 6, C 0) 106 – Kevin Monje (C) def. Vance Frazier (T) by major decision, 19-6 (T 6, C 4) 113 – Angel Hernandez (C) pinned Rade Pilkinton (T), 3:08 (C 10, T 6) [...]

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Oroville wrestles at Ephrata

Oroville medalists at Ephrata Tournament 1st place – Taylor Robinson (182 lbs) 2nd place – Jordan Smith (120) 2nd place – Leo Curiel (120) 2nd place – Eddie Ocampo (160) 2nd place – Lukas Mieirs (182)

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Friday, Jan. 24 Tonasket & Oroville Basketball Box Scores

Oroville girls win on the road at Lake Roosevelt Tonasket girls fall at Cashmere Oroville boys lose to LR Cashmere beats Tonasket boys

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Friday, Jan. 24 Basketball Scores

Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Updated Standings & Schedules Girls Basketball Oroville 45, Lake Roosevelt 40 Cashmere 61, Tonasket 16 Brewster 75, Cascade 58 Okanogan 54, Quincy 13 White Swan 76, Soap Lake 34 (NL) Boys Basketball Lake Roosevelt 67, Liberty Bell 49 Cashmere 72, Tonasket 52 Brewster 92, Cascade 44 Okanogan [...]

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Tonasket School Board treated to recent highlights

TONASKET – School board meetings usually involve hours of talk about finances, assessments, legislation and educational theory.
The Tonasket School Board meeting of Monday, Jan. 13, provided a change of pace as a number of district staff, primarily from the middle and high schools, presented highlights of recent teaching that showed that student’s experiences of late have been anything but dry.

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Tonasket to pursue sewer system repairs

TONASKET – Sewage collection and pumping systems in the Parry’s Acres and Johns Landing areas, which are operated by the City of Tonasket, are in need of repair. The Tonasket City Council, at its Tuesday, Jan. 14, meeting, authorized Mayor Patrick Plumb and city engineering firm to seek a planning-only grant from the Community Development Block Program to begin the process of repairing the system.

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Oroville girls improve to 4-0 in league

MANSON – Oroville improved to 4-0 in Central Washington League play with a 62-33 victory at Manson on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The Hornets play at Lake Roosevelt in a showdown for the league’s top spot on Thursday.

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