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

Tonasket City Council, residents debate ATV ordinance

The potential for an ordinance that would permit all-terrain or off-road vehicles on Tonasket city streets received plenty of attention at the Tuesday, Sept. 11, Tonasket City Council meeting. Though no specific ordinance has yet been proposed, it has been on the council’s agenda several times in the past couple of months, and a number of residents were present to discuss the issue.

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Tuesday, Sept. 18, Girls Soccer and Volleyball Scores

Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Girls Soccer Omak 2, Tonasket 2 (Omak wins PK shootout) Quincy 4, Chelan3 (OT) Okanogan 1, Brewster 0 Cascade at Cashmere, ppd. Manson 10, Oroville 0 Bridgeport 2, Entiat 1 (OT) Girls soccer standings / scores / schedules Volleyball Omak 3, Tonasket 1 Brewster 3, Okanogan 0 Cascade [...]

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Oroville volleyball oh-so-close to first win

OROVILLE – The Oroville volleyball team had Entiat just where the Hornets wanted them. The Hornets took a 2-1 lead against the visiting Tigers on Saturday, Sept. 15, but couldn’t finish off the victory. Entiat came back to claim a 19-25, 25-18, 18-25, 25-23, 15-11 triumph. “(It) was a suspenseful one, to say the least,” [...]

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Hornet grads shine at Sundodger

Catie Arrigoni, a 2011 Oroville graduate running for Everett Community College, earned a ninth-place finish at the prestigious Sundodger Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 15. Zack Speiker, a freshman also from Oroville, was 62nd out of 237.

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Gorillas wear down Oroville in final non-league tune-up

Oroville’s football team scored first and last against visiting Davenport on Friday, Sept. 15. But what happened in the middle turned out to be the deciding factor as the Gorillas’ pulled away to a 41-14 victory in the Hornets’ final non-conference game before Central Washington 2B League play begins this week.

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Tigers’ volleyball comeback falls short

TONASKET – Tonasket came back from dropping its first two sets against Quincy on Saturday, Sept. 15, forcing a fifth set before falling to the Jackrabbits. Quincy took the CTL match 25-15, 25-15, 23-25, 20-25, 15-9. “Tonight my juniors stepped up their games and played really well,” said Tonasket coach Jackie Gliddon. “The girls hung [...]

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Tigers overcome turnovers, smoke out Bears

  TONASKET – Tonasket struggled to hold onto the ball on Friday during its Caribou Trail League opener with Brewster, but managed to overcome seven fumbles in defeating the Bears 40-14 on the Tigers’ home field.With smoke filling the Okanogan River valley from fires in the Wenatchee area, the Tigers fumbled the ball away seven [...]

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Oroville, Tonasket run at Moses Lake XC meet

Sierra Speiker wins third straight title MOSES LAKE – Oroville’s Sierra Speiker won her third straight title at the Moses Lake Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 15, to highlight performances by the Hornets and Tonasket at the first major meet of the season. Speiker finished the full 5k course with a time of 19:09 to win [...]

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Tonasket makes bid for Tom’s Tailgate

Tom’s Tailgate, a contest put on by KREM 2 (Spokane) weather forecaster Tom Sherry, gives Tonasket a chance to host the weatherman’s forecast at a tailgate party prior to the Okanogan at Tonasket football game Friday, Sept. 21.

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Bridgeport drops Oroville in home soccer opener

Oroville’s girls soccer team played a solid second half in its home opener on Thursday, Sept. 13, generating plenty of offensive chances and allowing just two goals. Unfortunately, the Hornets trailed 6-0 at the half, having allowed three goals in the opening eight minutes of play to dig an insurmountable hole and fell 8-0

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