The Tonasket boys basketball team didn’t come home from Cashmere with a victory, but their 50-39 loss to the Bulldogs may well have been their best performance of the season.
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’s wrestling team earned a fifth place finish at its Apple Pie Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 14, while Oroville wrestled to a sixth-place finish.
Oroville’s girls basketball team wasn’t able to upset Lake Roosevelt. But their 56-50 loss to the Raiders on Friday, Jan. 13, certainly sent a message.
It’s still the most telling sports photo I’ve ever seen. Two kids on a ladder, about to cut the net down from a basketball rim. A typical pose after championship games. But what’s different is the looks of crushing shock on their faces, mouths wide open, the net beside them hanging untouched.
Tonasket takes third at Warden tournament, while Hornets wrestle at individual-only ACH tourney
Tonasket’s basketball teams started the week with victories over Republic, but CTL play wasn’t so kind to the Tigers.
TONASKET – Richard Tapper is not a man to seek recognition.
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.
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.
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.