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 [...]
About Brent BakerBrent is a freelance sports reporter for the Gazette-Tribune and owns and operates his own high school sports website OK Valley Sports. (See it online at okvalleysports.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/OK-Valley-Sports/172342412808987?fref=nf). 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 worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).
Stories by Brent Baker
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.
The Tonasket boys basketball team didn’t come home from Cashmere with a victory, but their 50-39 loss to the Bulldogs may well have been their best performance of the season.
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.
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.
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.
Tonasket takes third at Warden tournament, while Hornets wrestle at individual-only ACH tourney
Tonasket’s basketball teams started the week with victories over Republic, but CTL play wasn’t so kind to the Tigers.
TONASKET – Richard Tapper is not a man to seek recognition.
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.