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

Bus route resolved, dance club added, levy looms for Tonasket

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.

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Bayle Tyus makes a tackle at midfield during Tonasket's 2-0 district tournament loss at Cascade.

Tonasket drops soccer playoff at Cascade, 2-0

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.

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Hornets lose football tiebreaker, head to Warden

Oroville falls to Brewster 21-0 in first leg of three-way tiebreaker on Nov. 1.

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Tonasket goalkeeper Cayla Monroe positions herself for a save during the Tigers' shutout of Chelan.

Tigers look to improve playoff position

Tonasket clinches girls soccer playoff spot with victory over Chelan.

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Chelan puts Tigers away early

A 42-point first quarter was more than enough to propel the Chelan football team past Tonasket on Oct. 21.

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Tonasket volleyball runs up against CTL leaders

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.

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Hornet volleyball team closes out season at Bridgeport

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.

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Tigers’ Halvorsen wins CTL title; boys team third

Tonasket’s Damon Halvorsen wasn’t going to let this one get away.

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Oroville's Tony Kindred wraps up Brewster quarterback Easton Driessen during the Hornets' 24-7 loss to the Bears on Friday, Oct. 21. Photo by Brent Baker

Hornets stung at Brewster; playoffs on the line

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.

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Tonasket's FFA team, competing at the national convention in Indianapolis, finished second in national competition in Parliamentary Procedure in a three-day event against 43 other state champion teams. The team includes (front row, l-r) KB Kochsmeier, Hal

Tonasket FFA team is national runner -up at Indianapolis

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.”

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