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

Hornets nab first football victory

The Oroville football team’s defense stiffened and the offense put together its best drive of the young season when it needed it most as the Hornets edged Mary Walker in Springdale on Friday, Sept. 7, 19-12.

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2012 Football Standings

2012 football standings, scores and schedules. Scroll down below standings block for score / schedule links.

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Oroville volleyball falls to Republic

REPUBLIC – Oroville won its first set at Republic on Sept. 6, and had a shot at taking a commanding 2-0 lead, but couldn’t pull out the second set and wound up losing in four. The Tigers came back for a 19-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-6 victory. “(They) played an amazing first and second set,” said [...]

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Tigers’ late goals stun Lions

Tonasket’s girls soccer team scored an eventful 4-3 victory over Liberty Bell in the Tigers’ season-opener on Thursday, Sept. 6, notching a pair of short-handed goals in the final 10 minutes to earn the come-from-behind win.

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Okanogan County Fair underway

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EMS Director Greene at Tonasket Chamber

Looking for more  EMTs to serve the area TONASKET – Tonasket EMS Director Michael Greene visited the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce’s regular lunch meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28, explaining some of the dynamics of the area’s emergency services and asking for support as the he tries to expand the pool of available emergency medical technicians. [...]

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Tonasket City Council deals with construction project issues

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council seemed to feel it was two steps forward, one step back with a number of city construction projects that have been in the works for more than a year. The hope was that construction would take place this summer and fall on the Bonaparte Creek Sewer Expansion and Whitcomb [...]

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North Valley Hospital board continues belt-tightening process

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District Board of Commissioners heard more detail from administrator Linda Michel, who spent a good portion of the board’s Thursday, Aug. 30 meeting going over measures being taken to reduce the hospital’s warrant level. Michel reviewed a number of actions taken in the previous weeks, including the layoff of [...]

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Sept. 6 Volleyball Highlights

Tonasket 3, Liberty Bell 1 TONASKET – The Tigers bounced back from a first game loss to defeat Liberty Bell in four games on Sept. 6, 20-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-18. “With more and more court time our girls will gain the confidence they need to compete,” said Tonasket coach Jackie Gliddon. Leading the way for [...]

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Tonasket dodges Oroville’s upset bid

Despite playing short-handed, Oroville gave Tonasket everything it could handle in Tuesday’s non-conference volleyball opener for both teams. Tonasket’s Devan Utt served up three straight aces to put the Tigers in control of the fifth and decisive game of a 3-2 (25-18, 23-25, 25-19, 23-25, 15-6) victory.

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