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

A Christmas Cinderella playing at CCC Dec. 15-18

TONASKET – Diana Luca Brown will be directing four performances of “A Christmas Cinderella at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, Dec. 15-18. Performances will be Saturday, Dec. 15, at 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4:00 p.m.; and Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 16-17, at 1:00 p.m. in a pair of weekday matinees. Admission is [...]

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Brock Hires to perform at The Junction Dec. 14

Tonasket singer and songwriter Brock Hires will be performing this Friday in an unconventional venue: inside The Junction at the corner of US-97 and SR-20 on the south end of town.

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Oroville boys hoops squad falls to Omak

OROVILLE – Gil Ildelfonso scored a career-high 15 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Oroville boys basketball team as the Hornets fell to Omak on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 56-42. Omak led 30-20 at halftime, but the Pioneers pulled further ahead in the third quarter as Marvin Frank scored 11 of his game-high 24 points. [...]

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Tigers walloped by defending state champs

TONASKET – Defending state girls basketball champion Okanogan ran to a 26-2 first quarter lead at Tonasket on Tuesday, Dec. 11, coasting to a 66-8 victory over the Tigers. Okanogan led 37-6 at the half. Tonasket managed just one basket in the second half, which was shortened considerably by the running clock rule that took [...]

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Okanogan hands Tonasket boys first hoops loss

TONASKET – Jim Townsend scored 25 points, many of them off of offensive rebounds, as Okanogan handed Tonasket the Tigers’ first loss of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The unbeaten (5-0) Bulldogs raced to a 26-7 lead early in the second quarter, but the Tigers got back in the game with a 15-2 run [...]

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Tuesday, Dec. 11 Basketball Scores

CTL and CWL Scores for Tuesday.

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Tonasket School Board stands pat with board positions

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board, in its annual reorganization of the three specific positions held by board members, opted not to make any changes to its makeup. In three separate unanimous votes, Jerry Asmussen will continue as board chair; Catherine Stangland will continue as board vice chair; and Lloyd Caton will continue as the [...]

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Tigers use big run to swat Hornets

Tonasket’s boys basketball team used a huge third quarter run to pull away from stubborn Oroville in the rivals’ only meeting of the season on Friday, Dec. 4.

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Oroville girls edge Tonasket

Oroville’s girls basketball team edged Tonasket 35-33 in a white-knuckler on Friday, Dec. 7.

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Chelan boys too much for Oroville

OROVILLE – It’s no surprise that a young team facing a superior opponent might struggle, and that was certainly the case for the Oroville boys as they fell hard to Chelan in a non-league basketball contest on Saturday, Dec. 8, 74-22. Hornets coach Allen Allie said that while he’s seeing plenty of improvement with his [...]

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