TONASKET – After just one game, the Tonasket girls basketball team is already showing progress. The Tigers, who only reached the 50-point mark once all last season, blew past that on Friday, Nov. 30, with a season-opening 65-35 victory over Liberty Bell. The contest was never in doubt as Tonasket raced to a 21-2 [...]
About Brent BakerBrent 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
Agustin Pedregon’s winning percentage as the Tonasket boys basketball coach will never be higher. The Tigers won their new coach’s opening game 60-50 over Liberty Bell on Friday, Nov. 30, to lift Pedregon to a technically-unbeaten 1-0 record on opening night. They also made it a bit interesting in doing so.
Caribou Trail League and Central Washington League Wrestling Omak PIT Tournament – Tonasket 2nd place Oroville at Davenport Tournament Boys Basketball Oroville 58, Curlew 48 (NL) Mabton 60, White Swan 52 (NL) East Valley (Yakima) 57, Chelan 40 (NL) Ephrata 65, Brewster 47 (NL) Okanogan 70, Medical Lake 46 (NL) Sultan 51, Cascade 38 (NL) [...]
Hornets overcome struggles at the line to win opener, 49-34.
Caribou Trail League and Central Washington League Scores Girls Basketball Tonasket 65, Liberty Bell 35 (NL) Oroville 49, Kettle Falls 34 (NL) Selah 57, Quincy 21 (NL) (at Sundome) LaSalle 50, Cashmere 40 (NL) Wilbur-Creston 56, Bridgeport 44 (NL) Kittitas 44, Warden 30 (NL) Riverside Christian 52, Naches Valley 35 (NL) Girls Basketball Scores / Schedules / Standings [...]
TONASKET – Sally Rose Howerton feels that there is a big need to fill for local artists and hopes that her new shop, Hidden Talents at 315 S. Whitcomb in Tonasket, can satisfy that need, and then some.
Still faces budget crunch with sales tax initiative in limbo TONASKET – A divided Tonasket City Council approved a two percent hike in the city’s ad valorem tax at the Tuesday, Nov. 13, council meeting. In its debate on the issue, council members recognized that city residents were resistant to raising taxes — the 0.1 [...]
TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners approved the hospital’s preliminary 2013 budget at its Thursday, Nov. 8, meeting.
Jim Pruitt, the area’s last known surviving World War II Prisoner of War, was honored at the Tonasket High School Veterans Day assembly and awarded a certificate recognizing his service to the country. Michael Stewart and Gazette-Tribune reporter Brent Baker interviewed Mr. Pruitt about his harrowing experience as a POW. Below are excerpts from that interview; the full interview will be included as part of the oral histories that are being collected at the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project.
Waitsburg-Prescott wasn’t able to stop the Oroville offense very often.
Problem was, the Hornets couldn’t stop the W-P offense at all.
The Cardinals, trying for their second straight state 2B championship, ran over, around and through the Oroville defense to a 54-26 victory in Friday’s opening-round playoff game at Pasco’s Edgar Brown Stadium.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140