About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and now works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T and owns and operates his own high school sports website OK Valley Sports. (See it online at okvalleysports.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/OK-Valley-Sports/172342412808987?fref=nf). 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

Brewster sweeps Tigers

Brewster delivered a three-game Caribou Trail League volleyball sweep to Tonasket on the Tigers’ Senior Night, Tuesday, Oct. 23.

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Hornets snap long streak with volleyball win

Oroville’s volleyball team snapped a three-year losing streak with a sweep of Manson on Oct. 23.

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A Cavallo, Quill Hyde’s “hanky-janky glory”

  TONASKET – Some things just defy description, and A Cavallo is one of them. It doesn’t mean an attempt won’t be made, but really? Quill Hyde, Tonasket’s artist/engineer extraordinaire, designed and built the metal structure with a little help from a lot of friends, transforming what is best characterized as a pile of junk [...]

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Brewster tops Tigers in overtime

TONASKET – Brewster scored a controversial golden goal in overtime to defeat the  Tonasket girls soccer team 2-1 in a Caribou Trail League match on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Brewster was awarded a penalty kick about two minutes into the first “golden goal” overtime period after a collision near the top of the box. Tigers goalkeeper [...]

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Tuesday, Oct. 23, Girls Soccer and Volleyball Scores

Tuesday scores

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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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