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

White Swan’s Sampson derails solid Hornet effort

WHITE SWAN – A few weeks ago, the thought of Oroville’s football team even hanging with a powerful White Swan squad seemed a tad optimistic. The young Hornets have grown as the season has progressed. And there they were, in hostile territory on Friday, Oct. 19, trailing the Cougars 33-30 in the fourth quarter. Oroville [...]

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Cascade thwarts Tonasket volleyball

TONASKET – Tonasket’s volleyball team overcame a slow start to challenge Cascade in the middle set of Saturday’s Caribou Trail League volleyball match but were ultimately swept by the league co-leaders, 25-4, 25-18, 25-8. “(We) weren’t awake or ready to play the first game,” said Tonaskett coach Jackie Gliddon. “We came alive in the second [...]

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Tigers rock Omak on Senior Night

TONASKET – A long month of playing the top teams in the Caribou Trail League — which are also some of the best 1A teams in the state — came to a happy end for the Tonasket football team Friday, Oct. 19, as the Tigers pulled away from Omak in the second half to claim [...]

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Cascade holds off Tiger soccer squad

Once again, Tonasket’s girls soccer team showed once again it could go toe-to-toe with a high-powered opponent like Cascade in a 2-0 loss to the Kodiaks on Saturday.

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Tonasket runners prep for regionals

CHELAN – The Tonasket cross country teams warmed up for this Friday’s state-qualifying regional meet by running at the Caribou Trail League championship meet on Thursday, Oct. 18. Though official results had yet to be posted by the hosts as of Monday afternoon, Tonasket coach Bob Thornton was pleased with the performances of several of [...]

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Oroville QB Kindred earns WIAA honor

Oroville quarterback Luke Kindred’s performance against Lake Roosevelt two weeks ago earned him the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Athlete of the Week award, the the high school association announced on Oct. 18.

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Speiker, Hornet girls claim third straight XC league title

Oroville’s Sierra Speiker cruised to her third straight Central Washington League cross country title, leading the Hornet girls to their third straight team league title.

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New VA Office

VSO moves to new digs at Legacy Project

TONASKET – Veterans Service Officer Shane Barton has moved his office to the recently-completed building at the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project site on the south end of Tonasket. Barton, whose first day at the new location was Monday, Oct. 15, said that the new location provides him with a lot more space and in [...]

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Saturday, Oct. 20 Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer Scores

Cross Country .NCW Girls Finals: Oroville 21, Lk Roosevelt 34, Pateros NC, Liberty Bell NC, Riverside Christian NC. Sierra Speiker, Oroville, 19:49.66. Speiker (individual) and Hornets (team) win third straight league titles. NCW Boys Finals: Liberty Bell 20, Manson 43, Lk Roosevelt 70, Riverside Christian NC, Oroville NC. Liam Daily, LB, 17:03.29. Full Results Girls [...]

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Tonasket council approves crossing bid

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved a bid to install the overhead crossing on Whitcomb Avenue at the North Valley Hospital parking lot crossing at the Tuesday, Oct. 9, city council meeting.

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