LEAVENWORTH – Cascade’s boys basketball team won just about every statistical battle with Tonasket on Saturday, Jan. 28, which went a long way toward explaining the margin of the Kodiaks’ 53-23 victory over the Tigers.
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 – The Tonasket wrestling team wrapped up its regular season with three Caribou Trail League dual meets last week as they geared up for post-season action that begins this Friday, Feb. 3.
The Tigers split a double dual at Cashmere on Wednesday, Jan. 25, losing 39-33 to Cashmere and defeating Cascade 56-24. Chelan topped the Tigers on Senior Night in their final home meet on Saturday, 42-30.
TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board’s approval of curricula for middle school suicide prevention education and high school language arts highlighted actions taken at the Monday, Jan. 23, meeting.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce installed its new officers and bestowed its annual slate of honors Thursday, Jan. 19, at its yearly banquet at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center.
The most anticipated portion of the evening was the naming of the annual award-winners, presented as chamber members and guests feasted on Lola Orr’s buffet.
Selected by the chamber to serve as Grand Marshals of the Tonasket Founders Day Parade were George and Patti Hill.
There probably aren’t a whole lot of tears being shed in the Central Washington 2B League over the prospect of Brewster moving up to the 1A ranks next year. The Bears’ girls basketball team continued its two-year rampage through the league on Friday, Jan. 21, ripping past Oroville with 32 minutes of full court pressure, 63-28.
Much of Oroville’s success this season has come from its 3-point shooting prowess. So when the Hornets got shut out from behind the arc, while Brewster hit 10 triples in Friday’s contest, the result was predictable. The Bears’ 68-53 victory wasn’t at all surprising in that context.
For weeks the third quarter proved to be the Tonasket boys basketball team’s undoing. On Friday, Jan. 20, it was the first quarter. The Tigers put together a solid effort over the final 24 minutes against visiting Chelan, but after falling into a 13-5 hole to start the game it wasn’t enough as the Goats held on for a 59-46 victory.
Tonasket and Oroville each wrestled just once in the past week, but both had successful outings.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce presented its 2011 profit and loss statement at its first 2012 meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10, as well as electing its new officers and board members and announcing dates for a number of annual events.
TONASKET – Night time parking within the Tonasket city limits continued to be an issue for the Tonasket City Council as it heard feedback on recent efforts to enforce a parking ordinance that in some parts of town is extremely difficult to abide by.
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