TONASKET – Discussion over a bus route to serve the Siwash Creek area dominated discussion at the Tonasket School Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 24. And while the solution wasn’t necessarily ideal for anyone, the school board did approve the addition of a route that would serve the half-dozen students involved.
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
LEAVENWORTH – The Tonasket girls soccer team, making its first district playoff appearance in four seasons, fell on the road to Cascade on Nov. 1, 2-0.
Oroville falls to Brewster 21-0 in first leg of three-way tiebreaker on Nov. 1.
Tonasket clinches girls soccer playoff spot with victory over Chelan.
A 42-point first quarter was more than enough to propel the Chelan football team past Tonasket on Oct. 21.
Tonasket’s volleyball team played Caribou Trail League leaders Chelan and Cascade in consecutive matches last week as the Tigers fought to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Oroville’s volleyball team was swept in its final home game of the season Thursday, Oct. 20, 25-17, 25-19, 25-18 by Waterville.
Tonasket’s Damon Halvorsen wasn’t going to let this one get away.
BREWSTER – Oroville’s football team could have wrapped up a share of the Central Washington League’s North Division title on Friday, Oct. 21, at Brewster.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Tonasket FFA team’s state championship last May was only the beginning.
Six Tonasket High School students – five of whom graduated in June – proved they could compete with anyone in the nation Oct. 19-22 as they took national runner-up honors in the Parliamentary Procedure competition at the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.
“I can’t say I was planning on going to Indianapolis and nearly winning a national championship,” said Tonasket FFA coach Matt Deebach. “This is the first team I’ve been able to take back there. This is like dream-time stuff.”