The Tonasket and Okanogan communities stepped up to vote in a big way last week, securing 62 percent of the vote to bring KREM 2 (Spokane) weather forecaster Tom Sherry and his Tom’s Tailgate crew to Tonasket on Friday, Sept. 21.
About Brent BakerBrent 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.
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Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Scores Girls Soccer Tonasket 2, Chelan 0 Oroville at Bridgeport Omak 6, Quincy 0 Girls soccer standings / scores / schedules Volleyball Chelan 3, Tonasket 0 Omak 3, Quincy 0 Bridgeport 3, Liberty Bell 0 Mason 3, Lake Roosevelt 2 Wahluke 3, Kittitas 2 Volleyball standings / scores / schedules
TONASKET – Air quality issues in the Wenatchee area have forced the Tonasket at Cashmere varsity football game scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28, to be moved to Tonasket’s home field. Kickoff will be at 7:00 p.m.
OROVILLE – The Oroville girls soccer team’s Saturday game against the Wenatchee JV will now be played at home on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1:00 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for earlier in the season, and the rescheduled for Saturday in Wenatchee. Continuing air quality concerns forced the move to Oroville’s Stan Nelson Field.
BREWSTER – Brewster’s volleyball squad has had little trouble with the move back up to the 1A Caribou Trail League this season. The two time 2B state trophy-winners have had their way with all but league-leading Cascade — losing to the Kodiaks in five sets — and swept visiting Tonasket on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 25-8, 25-13, [...]
The Tonasket FFA has already had a busy start of the school year, highlighted by its performance in horse judging competition, awards raked in at the Okanogan County Fair and the submission of a restored tractor into a national contest.
BREWSTER – Chandler Smith scored two goals for Brewster in the first half to stake her team to a 2-0 lead, and the Bears went on to defeat Tonasket 3-0 in a Caribou Trail League girls soccer match on Tuesday, Sept. 25. As Tonasket coach Darren Collins noted, every day in the CTL presents a [...]
It’s been a month since my last column, and while there is plenty to write about, nothing sticks out as something to write about at length. The smoke and the flies that have infested our office at the Gazette-Tribune aren’t the only things that are bugging me. So, here we go…
Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Scores Volleyball Brewster 3, Tonasket 0 Oroville at Manson Cascade 3, Quincy 0 Okanogan 3, Omak 1 Chelan 3, Cashmere MLCA at Kittitas Riverside Christian 3, Entiat 0 Volleyball Standings / Scores / Schedules Soccer Brewster 3, Tonasket 0 Okanogan 8, Omak 0 Cascade 3, Quincy 0 Cashmere [...]
Tonasket fell behind 35-7 at halftime and looked like they were set to play most of the second half under the dreaded running clock. But the Tigers bounced back to make a game of it, “winning” the second half and throwing a bit of a scare into the Bulldogs before falling 42-21.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140