CWL-leading Bridgeport swept Oroville on Oct. 2.
About Brent BakerBrent is a freelance sports reporter for the Gazette-Tribune 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).
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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 [...]
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. [...]
Tonasket’s volleyball team fell at home to Cashmere on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 25-20, 25-9, 25-12.
Tuesday night’s scores
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.
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.
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.
Construction began last week on the long-awaited Bonaparte Creek water and sewer project, though just for awhile.
PATEROS – Oroville’s volleyball team took on defending state 2B tournament participant Pateros, which is looking for a return trip to state this season after dropping down to the 1B ranks. The Nannies are no less imposing, however, as they swept past the Hornets 25-17, 25-15, 25-10. “(We) started this game with great intensity and [...]