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

Oroville girls hang on to edge Tigers

OROVILLE – Oroville’s girls basketball team got a bit of payback on their rivals from Tonasket, but it wasn’t easy. The Hornets held on for a 35-31 victory on Tuesday, Dec. 13, to earn a split of the season series. The Tigers won the first game 10 days earlier, 32-31. “I was kind of disappointed [...]

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Oroville Seventh grade boys finish up unbeaten season

OROVILLE – If this year was any indication, the future of Oroville boys basketball is bright. The Oroville Seventh grade boys basketball team wrapped up an unbeaten, 10-0 season on Wednesday, Dec. 14, with a 43-18 defeat of rival Tonasket. The Yellowjackets beat the Tigers, Okanogan and Grand Coulee twice each this season and added [...]

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Rookie wrestlers come to forefront for Oroville

SPRINGDALE – The Oroville wrestling team still isn’t able to put the team on the mats that coach Chuck Ricevuto hoped to see at the beginning of the season. But that has given some of his younger wrestlers a chance to compete, and some of them are taking advantage of the opportunity, such as at [...]

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Zac Davis drives for two of his 10 points against Pateros on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Not-so-happy Easter for Tigers

Tonasket gets short end of the stick in wild finish

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Hornets hit the road for win at CBSS

Oroville’s boys claimed a 61-47 victory at Columbia Basin Secondary School in Moses Lake as Zack Speiker scored a season-high 20 points.

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Nannies hold off Tonasket girls

The Tigers made a game of it, but a big early deficit proved too much to overcome as they lost 49-38 in a rematch of their season-opener eight days earlier.

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Hornet girls improve despite big loss

OKANOGAN – The score wasn’t pretty, but Oroville girls basketball coach Mike Bourn was pleased with his team’s play in a 71-35 loss at Caribou Trail League favorite Okanogan on Thursday, Dec. 8. “We really didn’t go down there thinking we were going to pull off some big upset,” Bourn said. “Okanogan is loaded, and [...]

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Tonasket wrestlers take second at Ephrata; Oroville third at Okanogan

Tigers and Hornets face off in dual earlier in week

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School administrators discuss Tonasket AYP results

TONASKET – Tonasket School District administrators reported at the Nov. 28 school board meeting about the district’s progress toward meeting state-mandated proficiency levels that must be achieved by the 2013-2014 school year.

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NVH board reviews redistricting plan, potential budget cuts

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District Board of Commissioners couldn’t take action on the proposal, but a redistricting plan met no opposition at a public hearing that led off the Thursday, Dec. 8 board meeting.

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