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

Oroville girls fall to Chelan

OROVILLE – Despite absorbing a 33-point loss, Oroville girls basketball coach Mike Bourn was happier with his team’s performance Saturday, Dec. 8, than he was with the previous night’s two-point win over Tonasket. “That’s a very, very good Chelan team,” he said. “Courtney Dietrich is 6-1 and they had a couple of other tall players, [...]

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Friday, Dec. 7 Basketball Scores

Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Scores Girls Basketball Oroville 35, Tonasket 33 (NL) Almira-Coulee/Hartline 40,  Omak 36 (NL) Brewster 69, Reardan 66 (NL) Wapato 53, White Swan 44 (NL) MLCA at Kittitas (NL) Sunnyside Christian 57, Riverside Christian 17 (NL) Boys Basketball Tonasket 70, Oroville 47 (NL) Almira-Coulee/Hartline 44, at Omak 24 (NL) Brewster 60, Reardan 40 (NL) Bridgeport 61, Mansfield [...]

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Tonasket weighs cuts to city budget

TONASKET – Unlike some other government entities, the City of Tonasket can’t spend millions of dollars more than it collects in revenues. So, faced with rising costs and sinking tax collections, the Tonasket City Council is facing the reality of slashing its budget while still trying to provide city services. That was the discussion that [...]

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NVH seeks ways to deal with Assisted Living costs

TONASKET – When North Valley Hospital CEO Linda Michel, CFO Helen Verhasselt and the Board of Commissioners tried to find data for a time when running the Assisted Living facility was profitable, it turned out there was no such data for any time within the last seven years. As Chief Financial Officer Verhasselt discussed at [...]

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Tonasket 49, Liberty Bell 19 – Individual wrestling results

Individual results

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Tonasket boys earn second non-league win

Tonasket wins at Lake Roosevelt, hosts rival Oroville this Friday.

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Youthful Hornets hit the learning curve at Republic

Foul trouble and one bad quarter costly for Hornets at Republic on Dec. 4.

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Foul trouble dooms Hornet girls

Oroville girls outshot 38-8 at foul line in first loss of the season.

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Raider girls dominate second half to defeat Tonasket

Tigers blanked in fourth quarter of Tuesday’s loss at Lake Roosevelt.

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Tuesday, Dec. 4 Basketball Scores

Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Girls Basketball Lake Roosevelt 60, Tonasket 36 (NL) Republic 44, Oroville 23 (NL) Okanogan 68, Almira-Coulee/Hartline 31 (NL) Cascade 65, Cle Elum 36 (NL) Eastmont at Cashmere, ppd. (12/20) Quincy 35, Wahluke 30 (NL) Pateros 55, Liberty Bell 11 (NL) Bridgeport 28, Waterville 25 (NL) Entiat 49, Manson 35 [...]

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