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

August shows mixed results for NVH

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital district showed a loss of about $100,000 for the month of August, but showed volumes beginning to trend in the right direction and a reduction in warrant levels, according to acting Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt’s report at the Thursday, Sept. 27, Board of Commissioners meeting.

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Tonasket Homecoming Powder Puff Football

Tonasket Homecoming Powder Puff Football Results

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Fillies earn sweep at Oroville

CWL-leading Bridgeport swept Oroville on Oct. 2.

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Cashmere blanks wounded Tigers

TONASKET – Not much went Tonasket’s way in a Tuesday, Oct. 2, 5-0 loss to defending Caribou Trail League champion Cashmere. While the Bulldogs haven’t been clicking on all cylinders to the level they did last season, they were more than up to the task against a shorthanded Tonasket squad. Midfielder Megan Beyers was out [...]

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Tigers run at Omak meet

OMAK – Tonasket’s Oscar Avilez ran his best race of the year to date at Omak on Tuesday, Oct. 2, earning a sixth-place finish out of more than 130 runners at the Omak Invitational. Avilez finished in 17:01 on the three-mile course. “Oscar did run his best race of the year,” said Tonasket coach Bob Thornton. [...]

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Cashmere volleyball defeats Tigers

Tonasket’s volleyball team fell at home to Cashmere on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 25-20, 25-9, 25-12.

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Tuesday, Oct. 2 Cross Country, Girls Soccer and Volleyball Scores

Tuesday night’s scores

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Speiker wins Can-Am XC Invitational

Oroville’s Sierra Speiker added another feather to her figurative cap Saturday at the Can-Am Invitational, winning a battle with an Idaho Class 5A runner to claim the full 5k cross country race.

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Hornet offense unstoppable in win at Manson

Oroville’s football team has taken its share of lumps this season as most of the junior and sophomore-dominated team gets acclimated to the varsity game. The Hornets delivered a few lumps themselves Friday, Sept. 28, at Manson, piling up nearly 600 yards of offense on the way to a 60-34 victory over the Trojans to earn Oroville its first Central Washington League win of the season.

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Tigers look ahead after Cashmere loss

It can be hard to find the silver lining after a 56-point loss, but Tonasket football coach Jay Hawkins found several. The Tigers, despite losing to second-ranked Cashmere 62-6 on Friday, Sept. 28, cut down on penalties and turnovers from previous contests and had a few other bright spots throughout the Caribou Trail League game.

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