SPOKANE – The Tonasket High School Marching Tiger Band and Flag Corps not only performed at Spokane’s Armed Forces Lilac Parade on Saturday, May 19, they came home having earned the parade’s Gold Standard, awarded to schools that meet a broad range of criteria.
About Brent BakerBrent 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
CASHMERE – It wasn’t a great day for the Caribou Trail League at Friday’s Bi-District 6/7 regional meet.
But don’t tell that to Damon Halvorsen or Tonasket’s 4×100 boys relay team.
Halvorsen was one of just five CTL boys or girls to win a regional title in 35 events, and the sprint relay sped to a runner-up finish behind Riverside to clinch the Tigers two spots at next weekend’s 1A state championships.
TONASKET – As Jeff Cravy works his final weeks as the Tonasket Elementary School principal, he finds himself living in two different worlds at the same time.
TONASKET – A diverse group of community members, including Tonasket School District teachers, approached the Tonasket School Board at its Monday, May 14, board meeting with a proposal to plant and maintain a school garden.
TONASKET – With Founders Day fast approaching, organizers are still seeking volunteers to help with various aspects of the celebration, particularly the parade through Tonasket on Saturday, June 2.
TONASKET – It’s not often one’s work gets recognized at the highest levels.
But local veterans Michael Stewart and Dale White found out that sometimes that work does get noticed.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Beautification Committee, a group of Tonasket residents that have been brainstorming ideas for improving the appearance of the downtown area, will be hosting a meeting Sunday, May 20, 5 p.m, at the Tonasket Visitors and Business Resource Center (TVBRC) to discuss plans and proposals with downtown business owners.
OROVILLE – Oroville’s track and field teams are peaking at just the right time.
The Hornets, competing against schools their own size after spending much of the regular season going against larger schools at big invitationals, showed they were ready for the post-season Thursday, May 10, with the girls team winning the Central Washington League North Sub-district meet by more than 50 points. The boys were edged by Liberty Bell in a two-way race for the team title.
“The boys and girls really stepped up with 12 PRs,” said Oroville coach Harold Jensen. “We got 19 of our 23 athletes through to the district meet.”
NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON – Baseball, fastpitch softball and boys soccer playoffs are underway, and while neither Tonasket nor Oroville are involved, the Tigers’ soccer squad can at least take some satisfaction in knowing they made their mark against a couple of state tournament-bound squads.
OMAK – Tonasket had four tennis players survive the opening round of 1A/2B district tournament play at Omak on Saturday, May 12, and coach Dave Buchheim said that most of them are in good position to advance past the second weekend to the state finals.