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

Schedule change: Tonasket football

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.  

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Sports schedule change: Oroville soccer

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.

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Tonasket falls to powerful Brewster volleyball squad

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, [...]

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Tonasket FFA enters tractor into national contest

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.

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Brewster soccer blanks Tigers

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 [...]

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Half-Baked: A few things bugging me …

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…

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Tuesday, Sept. 25 Girls Soccer and Volleyball Scores

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 [...]

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Too deep a hole for Tigers

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.

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Kittitas runs past Hornets

Oroville’s football team knew that Kittitas was going to run the ball. The Coyotes ran, and ran, and ran some more, not throwing a single pass while rushing for nearly 400 yards as they downed Oroville 38-14 on Friday, Sept. 22.

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Cascade volleyball sweeps Tonasket

LEAVENWORTH – Forest fires and the smoky conditions they have created haven’t slowed down the Cascade volleyball team. The Kodiaks, whose only loss of any kind this season came in a weekend tournament to 4A Eisenhower (and who beat Chelan for the first time in years last week) swept Tonasket on Saturday in three sets, [...]

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