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

Tigers overcome turnovers, smoke out Bears

  TONASKET – Tonasket struggled to hold onto the ball on Friday during its Caribou Trail League opener with Brewster, but managed to overcome seven fumbles in defeating the Bears 40-14 on the Tigers’ home field.With smoke filling the Okanogan River valley from fires in the Wenatchee area, the Tigers fumbled the ball away seven [...]

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Oroville, Tonasket run at Moses Lake XC meet

Sierra Speiker wins third straight title MOSES LAKE – Oroville’s Sierra Speiker won her third straight title at the Moses Lake Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 15, to highlight performances by the Hornets and Tonasket at the first major meet of the season. Speiker finished the full 5k course with a time of 19:09 to win [...]

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Tonasket makes bid for Tom’s Tailgate

Tom’s Tailgate, a contest put on by KREM 2 (Spokane) weather forecaster Tom Sherry, gives Tonasket a chance to host the weatherman’s forecast at a tailgate party prior to the Okanogan at Tonasket football game Friday, Sept. 21.

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Bridgeport drops Oroville in home soccer opener

Oroville’s girls soccer team played a solid second half in its home opener on Thursday, Sept. 13, generating plenty of offensive chances and allowing just two goals. Unfortunately, the Hornets trailed 6-0 at the half, having allowed three goals in the opening eight minutes of play to dig an insurmountable hole and fell 8-0

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Friday, Sept. 14 Football Scores

Caribou  Trail League and Central Washington League (2B) Tonasket 40, Brewster 14 Davenport 41, Oroville 14 (NL) Okanogan 21, Chelan 6 Cashmere 68, Omak 0 Cascade 10, Quincy 7 Reardan 41, Lake Roosevelt 14 (NL) Darrington 48, Manson 7 (NL) Liberty (Spangle) 28, Bridgeport 20 (NL) Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 35, Kittitas 14 (NL) Mary Walker 18 at [...]

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Tonasket FFA Delo tractor in contest – full press release

Public to Vote for Best Video in 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition The Tonasket FFA recently entered the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. Its video, and the public’s opportunity to vote, can be found here. Below is the full press release with contest details from Chevron. ___ SAN RAMON, CALIF., Sept 6, 2012 – Chevron Products Company, [...]

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Armed Forces Legacy Project nears next stage of completion

TONASKET – Armed Forces Legacy Project volunteers added another collection of plaques to two walls of the memorial on Thursday, Sept. 13, began a flurry of activity that should culminate with the opening of the new on-site building on Sept. 20. Volunteers from Home Depot will be completing the next stage of landscaping on Tuesday. [...]

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Thursday, Sept. 13 Soccer and Volleyball Scores

CTL and CWL (2B) Scores Girls Soccer Bridgeport 8, Oroville 0 Liberty Bell 7, Omak 1 Ephrata 4, Cashmere 0 Manson vs. Entiat Chelan at Cascade ppd., 10/25 Soccer standings / scores / schedules Volleyball Waterville 3, Oroville 1 Cascade 3, Brewster 2 Chelan 3, Omak 0 Liberty Bell 3, Entiat 2 Riverside Christian 3, [...]

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Oroville volleyball absorbs road loss

WATERVILLE – Oroville’s volleyball team made the long trip to Waterville, only to come home with a four set loss to the Shockers on Thursday, Sept. 13. “Unfortunately (they) did not bring home a win,” said Oroville coach Stacey Hinze of the Hornets’ 22-25, 14-25, 25-19, 13-25 loss. “It was a disappointment, but a well-deserved [...]

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Tonasket School board hears transport request from Peaceful Valley Christian School

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board heard a request from the Peaceful Valley Christian School at its Monday, Sept. 10 board meeting, which asked that a pair of students be allowed to utilize the district’s bus transportation. The students live on Toroda Creek Road, outside of Wauconda. District transportation director Jeff Yeckel was approached by Peaceful [...]

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