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

Photo by Brent Baker — The Tonasket Apple Pie Invitational could easily have gone by the moniker "Mitchell Invitational" as for the second straight year Tiger coach Dave Mitchell's sons brought their teams to the tourney. Patrick (left) is the head coac

Tonasket, Oroville take 5th and 6th at Apple Pie

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.

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Photo by Brent Baker — Callie Barker (left) and Sierra Speiker try to contain Lake Roosevelt's Jada Desautel during Friday's loss to the Raiders.

State-ranked Raiders hold off Oroville girls

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.

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Photo by Owen Blauman / Provided by the <I>Mercer Island Reporter</I>Unforgettable: two of the writer's classmates, Kyle Pepple (left) and Doug Gregory, can't believe what they see as they're about to cut down the net. Thirty seconds after the 1981 state

Half-Baked: Some things we never forget

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.

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Tonasket, Oroville wrestlers hit Saturday tournaments

Tonasket takes third at Warden tournament, while Hornets wrestle at individual-only ACH tourney

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Cascade's pressure defense left the Tigers, including Amber Kilpatrick, little room to maneuver.

Rough league start for Tonasket basketball teams

Tonasket’s basketball teams started the week with victories over Republic, but CTL play wasn’t so kind to the Tigers.

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Richard Tapper of Lee Frank Mercantile in Tonasket received Ace Hardware Corporation's "Moment of Truth Award" in recognition for outstanding customer service. Photo by Brent Baker

Lee Frank employee receives Ace customer service awards

TONASKET – Richard Tapper is not a man to seek recognition.

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Oroville girls beat Wellpinit again

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.

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Cashmere puts the hurt on Hornets

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.

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Tiger wrestlers tested at Royal tourney

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.

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Photo by Brent Baker - The Tigers' Laz Ortega fends off Brewster's Easton Driessen during first round action at the Brewster Christmas Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 29.

Tonasket boys bounce back from disappointing loss at tournament

Tonasket turned around 20 hours after its disappointing loss to Brewster to run past Republic 59-26 on Friday, Dec. 30, and take third place at the Brewster Christmas Tournament.

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