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

Tonasket schools to be delayed 2 hours on Thursday

TONASKET – Tonasket School District will be delaying its school day by two hours due to heavy snow fall on Thursday, Dec. 20. There will be no breakfast served, and lunch will be served at its regular time. Parents and guardians will also be contacted via Dashboard, the school’s automated phone notification system.  

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Tuesday, Dec. 18 Basketball Scores

Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Girls Basketball Brewster 82, Tonasket 13 Chelan 62, Quincy 25 Cascade 56, Cashmere 44 Okanogan 66, Omak 27 Entiat 43, Liberty Bell 29 (NL) Pateros 48, Bridgeport 23 (NL) White Swan 63, River View 22 (NL) Girls Basketball Standings/Scores/Schedules Boys Basketball Brewster 72, Tonasket 50 Chelan 42, Quincy 36 Cashmere 80, Cascade 55 Okanogan 79, Omak 41 [...]

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Tonasket council approves spray park project

  Linda Black spearheads planning, fundraising TONASKET – Efforts to rebuilt Tonasket’s city swimming pool may be moving at a glacial pace, but not so Linda Black’s work toward a water spray park. Black first proposed the spray park to the Tonasket City Council a year ago as a way to fill the water recreation [...]

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Hornet boys race past Columbia

OROVILLE – In a season of learning for the Oroville boys basketball team, progress won’t always be measured in terms of wins. Happily for the Hornets, an effective fast break offense and improved shooting brought home a tangible sign of their progress to the tune of an 80-39 victory over Columbia (Hunters) on Saturday, Dec. [...]

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Oroville girls basketball swamps Columbia

OROVILLE – The snow was whipping around Coulton Auditorium on Saturday night, but that didn’t compare to the freeze the Oroville girls basketball team inflicted on the Columbia Lions inside. Oroville held Columbia (Hunters) without a point for the first 12 minutes of the game while starting on an 18-0 run and cruised to a [...]

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Hot-shooting Chelan downs Tiger girls

TONASKET – The 68-22 final score notwithstanding, Tonasket girls basketball coach Mike Larson was pleased with his team’s outing against Chelan, the second state title contender the Tigers faced in four days. The Tigers stuck with the Goats for a little while, trailing 16-8 at one point in the first half. Chelan went on to [...]

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Tigers battle Chelan before fading late

Tonasket led Chelan at halftime before falling on Saturday, 55-34.

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Saturday, Dec. 15 Basketball and Wrestling Scores

Saturday’s high school sports action

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My hell ended after 15 minutes … theirs won’t

It was the fall of 2002, and the devastation and fear wrought by 9/11 were still bubbling. Columbine was just three years in the past. I was sitting in a newspaper office in Standish, Michigan, trying to force our balky printer to spit out my sports pages so I could run them to our press [...]

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Friday, Dec. 14 Basketball Scores

Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Girls Basketball Brewster 76, Omak 35 Okanogan 66, Cascade 45 Entiat 73, Liberty Bell 33 (NL) Manson def. Waterville (NL) Almira-Coulee/Hartline 58, Kittitas 45 (NL) Sunnyside Christian 76, White Swan 52 (NL) Pateros 53, Lake Roosevelt 43 (NL) Girls basketball standings / scores / schedules Boys Basketball Brewster 56, Omak 47 Okanogan 63, Cascade 46 Liberty Bell 61, [...]

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