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

Tom’s Tailgate in Tonasket … the details

From Tonasket athletic director Kevin Terris: Tonasket High School will be hosting KREM 2′s Tom Sherry Friday night for his 5 and 6 PM weather report. The Tonasket cheerleaders will be having a BBQ dinner available to all visitors, starting at 5 PM. Hamburgers, hotdogs, salad and beverage. The fee for dinner will $5 for [...]

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Smoke moves athletic events

TONASKET – Thanks to the continuing issues with smoke in the Wenatchee area, games involving Tonasket and Oroville sports teams have had their locations changed. Oroville and Entiat’s two upcoming girls soccer games have been flip-flopped. Entiat played at Oroville today (instead of in Entiat) and the Hornets will travel to Entiat on Sept. 25, [...]

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North Valley Hospital starts making progress on warrants

TONASKET – Thanks in large part to a cost report settlement, North Valley Hospital’s warrant levels have begun to come down. Acting Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt reported at the Thursday, Sept. 13, NVH Board of Commissioners meeting that the hospital had received a $704,000 settlement the previous day and combined with normal cash receipts [...]

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Tigers can’t maintain fast start against Omak

Tonasket’s volleyball team got off to a lightning-quick start against Omak, but couldn’t maintain their momentum as the Pioneers came back for a 17-25, 25-12, 25-12, 25-18 victory over the Tigers.

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Omak surprises Tigers in shootout

Omak came back from a 2-0 halftime deficit to tie Tonasket, then beat the Tigers in a penalty kick shootout on Sept. 18.

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Tonasket City Council, residents debate ATV ordinance

The potential for an ordinance that would permit all-terrain or off-road vehicles on Tonasket city streets received plenty of attention at the Tuesday, Sept. 11, Tonasket City Council meeting. Though no specific ordinance has yet been proposed, it has been on the council’s agenda several times in the past couple of months, and a number of residents were present to discuss the issue.

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Tuesday, Sept. 18, Girls Soccer and Volleyball Scores

Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Girls Soccer Omak 2, Tonasket 2 (Omak wins PK shootout) Quincy 4, Chelan3 (OT) Okanogan 1, Brewster 0 Cascade at Cashmere, ppd. Manson 10, Oroville 0 Bridgeport 2, Entiat 1 (OT) Girls soccer standings / scores / schedules Volleyball Omak 3, Tonasket 1 Brewster 3, Okanogan 0 Cascade [...]

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Oroville volleyball oh-so-close to first win

OROVILLE – The Oroville volleyball team had Entiat just where the Hornets wanted them. The Hornets took a 2-1 lead against the visiting Tigers on Saturday, Sept. 15, but couldn’t finish off the victory. Entiat came back to claim a 19-25, 25-18, 18-25, 25-23, 15-11 triumph. “(It) was a suspenseful one, to say the least,” [...]

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Hornet grads shine at Sundodger

Catie Arrigoni, a 2011 Oroville graduate running for Everett Community College, earned a ninth-place finish at the prestigious Sundodger Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 15. Zack Speiker, a freshman also from Oroville, was 62nd out of 237.

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Gorillas wear down Oroville in final non-league tune-up

Oroville’s football team scored first and last against visiting Davenport on Friday, Sept. 15. But what happened in the middle turned out to be the deciding factor as the Gorillas’ pulled away to a 41-14 victory in the Hornets’ final non-conference game before Central Washington 2B League play begins this week.

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