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

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.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
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.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
Photo by Brent Baker - The Hornets' Luke Kindred had two key baskets in overtime to help Oroville finish off its 26-point comeback victory over Omak on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Huge Hornet comeback stuns Omak

OROVILLE – Oroville’s boys basketball team gave its fans a Christmas gift that had the Hornets’ own coach scratching his head.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
Photo by Brent Baker - Callie Barker had several key baskets for Oroville during its come-from-behind victory over Omak.

Oroville girls bounce Omak

The Oroville girls basketball team might have thought it would have trouble matching up with Omak with leading scorer Kelsey Hughes sidelined after having her wisdom teeth removed.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
Photo by Brent Baker - Tonasket's Dillon Zemtseff drives to the basket during the Tigers' win on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Tonasket boys throttle Bridgeport

Everyone saw plenty of action for the Tonasket boys basketball team on Tuesday, Dec. 20, as the Tigers built a huge early lead and cruised to a 75-37 victory over Bridgeport.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Tigers catch fire, nip Fillies with comeback

It took a quarter for the Tonasket girls basketball team to get untracked on defense, and a half to get the offense rolling.

But that was enough for the Tigers, as they bounced back from an 11-point deficit on Dec. 20 to beat Bridgeport 42-37.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Tonasket Schools to ask for $1.15 million replacement levy

TONASKET – Faced with looming deadlines and uncertainty from a special legislative session in Olympia, the Tonasket School Board approved a $1.15 million levy that, if passed by voters, will replace the currently expiring maintenance and operations levy. If approved, the levy would provide funding beginning in Jan. 2013.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Tonasket City Council approves budget

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved its 2012 budget at its Monday, Dec. 12, meeting,

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
Photo by A.J. BakerThe Hornets' C.J. Mathews flies in to swat away John Stedtfeld's 3-point attempt during Oroville's victory over the Tigers.

Oroville boys nip Tonasket in rematch

Hornets make clutch plays in final seconds to ice victory

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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 [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }