WINTHROP – Liberty Bell avenged an early-season defeat to Oroville on Saturday, April 21, edging the Hornets 4-3 in a Central Washington League game played 7-on-7 due to Oroville’s lack of available players.
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.
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WILSON CREEK – Oroville’s tennis squad traveled to Wilson Creek to take on the Devils, with only three girls matches and no boys contests on the docket.
TONASKET – The little things proved costly for the Tonasket baseball in team in their Tuesday, April 17, Caribou Trail League game with Chelan. The Tigers briefly took a 2-1 lead in the third inning, but had a golden opportunity to add to the lead that they couldn’t covert into more runs.
TONASKET – Results for the Tonasket Junior Rodeo, held Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds, are as follows.
The four saddle-winners were Cayden Diefenbach of Omak for all-around Intermediate/Senior Cowgirl; Zachary Raley of Brush Prairie for Intermediate/Senior Cowboy; Tonasket’s Brooke Richey for all-around Pee-Wee/Junior Cowgirl; and Chantz Popelier of Omak for all-around Pee-Wee/Junior Cowboy.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce membership renewals are lagging, and the organization is hoping to encourage last year’s members to re-up for 2012.
TONASKET – Cheryl Lewis of the Oroville Housing Authority approached the Tonasket City Council at its Tuesday, April 10 meeting to propose forming a joint housing agreement to help the cities to join forces in dealing with housing issues.
The Oroville softball team scored a season-best 10 runs in its first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Waterville, but it wasn’t enough to get the Hornets in the win column as the Shockers claimed an 18-10 victory.
The 4-1 loss at Bridgeport didn’t disappoint Oroville boys soccer coach Mike Pitts in the least bit.
Having to play the game 9-on-11 was another matter.
With only nine players available for their Saturday, April 14, match against the Mustangs, Pitts hoped that Bridgeport would be willing to match the Hornets’ numbers, as other teams have this season.
No such luck.
Tonasket’s baseball team had its chances against Omak in the first game of their Saturday, April 17, doubleheader.
The Pioneers, though, snapped a 3-3 tie with a five-run fifth inning and went on to sweep the Tigers with a 10-0 victory in the second game of the afternoon.
Tonasket’s boys and girls each took second at the Tigers’ home invitational on Friday, April 13, while Oroville’s boys finished seventh and the girls took fourth.
Both teams were missing significant contributors due to the Future Business Leaders of America state competition in Seattle over the weekend.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140