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

Tiger volleyball bows to another state power

State 1A volleyball power Chelan may have a relatively young team but is proving to be no less imposing than it has been in adding to its collection of state trophies in recent years. Tonasket took its lumps in the Goats’ home floor on Thursday, Sept. 27, absorbing a 25-19, 25-8, 25-9 defeat.

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Tonasket School District capital levy likely to be delayed

Plans to run a capital levy for Tonasket School District’s facility needs will likely be delayed after a facility tour with an architect revealed issues that needed to be considered, said TSD superintendent Paul Turner at the Monday, Sept. 24, school board meeting.

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‘Tom’s Tailgate’ visits Tonasket (corrected)

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.

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Thursday, Sept. 27 Girls Soccer and Volleyball Scores

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

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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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