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

Trey-less Hornets fall at Brewster

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.

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Photo by Brent Baker — John Stedtfeld tries to get to the hoop against Omak on Jan. 17, but picks up a charging call for hits efforts.

Slow start costs Tigers against Chelan

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.

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The Tigers' Kevin Aitcheson hung on against Brewster's Erik Gomez into the third period of his 152-lb. match with Brewter's Erik Gomez before being pinned.

Oroville wrestlers win 12 of 15

Tonasket and Oroville each wrestled just once in the past week, but both had successful outings.

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Tonasket chamber stays in black for 2011

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.

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Parking issue stays on Tonasket council radar

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.

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NVH Board approves equipment purchases

TONASKET – Proposed cuts to state Medicare and Medicaid funding have North Valley Hospital District officials concerned about the future of health care in the region, the future of the hospital and the potential economic impact if enacted.

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NVH, other Critical Access Hospitals face budget axe

TONASKET – Proposed cuts to state Medicare and Medicaid funding have North Valley Hospital District officials concerned about the future of health care in the region, the future of the hospital and the potential economic impact if enacted.

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Dan and Corrina Karrer present the flag sent by Mary Karrer from Afghanistan to Armed Forces Legacy Project representatives George Frank and Roger Castelda. Photo by Brent Baker

Legacy Project receives flag flown in Afghanistan

TONASKET – George Frank was pleasantly surprised to receive a phone call from Afghanistan.

The package that came shortly thereafter left tears in his eyes.

Thanks to Mary Karrer, a Tonasket resident overseeing a construction project with the Army Corps of Engineers at Bagram Air Base, the Armed Forces Legacy Project is the proud recipient of an American flag flown on the Afghanistan base on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2011.

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Tiger girls struggle with state-ranked foes

TONASKET – The Tonasket girls basketball team’s youth and inexperience were no match for unbeaten, second-ranked Cashmere on Saturday, Jan. 14, as the Bulldogs rolled past the Tigers 81-26. Cashmere improved to 14-0 (5-0 Caribou Trail League) while the Tigers dropped to 4-10 (0-4). Okanogan 62, Tonasket 12 OKANOGAN – Okanogan’s 25-2 run in the [...]

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Photo by Brent Baker — Connor Hughes (21) and the Hornets had no answer for 6-8 Ty Egbert, who kept Oroville from scoring many points in the paint during Friday's contest.

Battle for first is no contest

Lake Roosevelt handed Oroville a 72-29 defeat in a game that had first place on the line in the Central Washington 2B League North Division.

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