About Brent Baker

Brent is a freelance sports reporter for the Gazette-Tribune and owns and operates his own high school sports website OK Valley Sports. (See it online at okvalleysports.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/OK-Valley-Sports/172342412808987?fref=nf). 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 worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).

Stories by Brent Baker

Late comeback falls short for Oroville baseball

OROVILLE – Waterville’s baseball team jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings and held on for an 8-3 victory over the Hornets on Tuesday, April 17.

Ned Mathis pitched and took the loss for Oroville.

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One-goal losses tough for Hornets

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.

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Hornet tennis blanks Wilson Creek

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.

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Brent Baker / staff photoTonasket's Kjeld Williams was injured in a collision at third base during the Tigers' loss to Chelan last Tuesday.

Chelan comes back to scuttle Tonasket baseball team

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.

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Tonasket Junior Rodeo Results

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.

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Tonasket Chamber reminds members to renew

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.

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Tonasket hears proposal from Oroville Housing Authority

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.

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Waterville softball overcomes Hornets

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.

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Oroville soccer battles low numbers

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.

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Tonasket's Kjeld Williams takes a cut against Omak on Saturday, April 14.

Omak fends off Tigers’ bid

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.

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