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

Cascade's pressure defense left the Tigers, including Amber Kilpatrick, little room to maneuver.

Rough league start for Tonasket basketball teams

Tonasket’s basketball teams started the week with victories over Republic, but CTL play wasn’t so kind to the Tigers.

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Richard Tapper of Lee Frank Mercantile in Tonasket received Ace Hardware Corporation's "Moment of Truth Award" in recognition for outstanding customer service. Photo by Brent Baker

Lee Frank employee receives Ace customer service awards

TONASKET – Richard Tapper is not a man to seek recognition.

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Oroville girls beat Wellpinit again

WELLPINIT – The Oroville girls basketball team defeated Wellpinit for the second time in six days on Thursday, Dec. 29, winning a 50-45 road contest.

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Cashmere puts the hurt on Hornets

CASHMERE – The Oroville boys basketball team took to the road on Dec. 29 to play at Cashmere, ranked second in recent state 1A polling.

The long bus trip was made even longer by a 74-42 loss to the Bulldogs.

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Tiger wrestlers tested at Royal tourney

Tonasket traveled to Royal City on Dec. 29 for the Royal Christmas Tournament, taking 11th out of 18 teams in a field filled state tournament tested teams.

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Photo by Brent Baker - The Tigers' Laz Ortega fends off Brewster's Easton Driessen during first round action at the Brewster Christmas Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 29.

Tonasket boys bounce back from disappointing loss at tournament

Tonasket turned around 20 hours after its disappointing loss to Brewster to run past Republic 59-26 on Friday, Dec. 30, and take third place at the Brewster Christmas Tournament.

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Photo by Brent Baker - The Hornets' Luke Kindred had two key baskets in overtime to help Oroville finish off its 26-point comeback victory over Omak on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Huge Hornet comeback stuns Omak

OROVILLE – Oroville’s boys basketball team gave its fans a Christmas gift that had the Hornets’ own coach scratching his head.

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Photo by Brent Baker - Callie Barker had several key baskets for Oroville during its come-from-behind victory over Omak.

Oroville girls bounce Omak

The Oroville girls basketball team might have thought it would have trouble matching up with Omak with leading scorer Kelsey Hughes sidelined after having her wisdom teeth removed.

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Photo by Brent Baker - Tonasket's Dillon Zemtseff drives to the basket during the Tigers' win on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Tonasket boys throttle Bridgeport

Everyone saw plenty of action for the Tonasket boys basketball team on Tuesday, Dec. 20, as the Tigers built a huge early lead and cruised to a 75-37 victory over Bridgeport.

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Tigers catch fire, nip Fillies with comeback

It took a quarter for the Tonasket girls basketball team to get untracked on defense, and a half to get the offense rolling.

But that was enough for the Tigers, as they bounced back from an 11-point deficit on Dec. 20 to beat Bridgeport 42-37.

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