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.
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
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.
An old adage states that familiarity breeds contempt. In the case of the Tonasket soccer team, having the same referees officiate just about every game is at least building a growing sense of frustration.
As the Tonasket fastpitch softball team gets ready to face teams for the second time around, Tigers coach Emily Rimestad is eager to see the payoff of her young team’s improvement.
The Tonasket and Oroville track and field teams, as well as most of the other county teams and schools from as far away as Leavenworth, Moses Lake and Northport, braved cold, wet and windy conditions Saturday, March 31, and battled their way through the Hornets’ own Eagle Home Mortgage Invitational.
OMAK – Cierra Williams may not have broken into the ranks of the big prizes at Saturday’s Nashville Country Star state finals.