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

Nannies hold off Tonasket girls

The Tigers made a game of it, but a big early deficit proved too much to overcome as they lost 49-38 in a rematch of their season-opener eight days earlier.

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Hornet girls improve despite big loss

OKANOGAN – The score wasn’t pretty, but Oroville girls basketball coach Mike Bourn was pleased with his team’s play in a 71-35 loss at Caribou Trail League favorite Okanogan on Thursday, Dec. 8. “We really didn’t go down there thinking we were going to pull off some big upset,” Bourn said. “Okanogan is loaded, and [...]

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Tonasket wrestlers take second at Ephrata; Oroville third at Okanogan

Tigers and Hornets face off in dual earlier in week

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School administrators discuss Tonasket AYP results

TONASKET – Tonasket School District administrators reported at the Nov. 28 school board meeting about the district’s progress toward meeting state-mandated proficiency levels that must be achieved by the 2013-2014 school year.

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NVH board reviews redistricting plan, potential budget cuts

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District Board of Commissioners couldn’t take action on the proposal, but a redistricting plan met no opposition at a public hearing that led off the Thursday, Dec. 8 board meeting.

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Damon Halvorsen drills his seventh 3-pointer late in Saturday's 77-67 victory over Oroville.

Tigers rain 3-pointers on Hornets

Tonasket has been deadly from the perimeter in its first two games, hitting a total of 22 3-pointers, including 12 against rival Oroville a 77-67 victory over the Hornets.

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Tonasket's Alicia Edwards and Oroville's Kelsey Hughes - with a little help from teammate Briana Moralez - grapple for possession during Saturday's Tonasket victory.

Tonasket girls sting Hornets

Tigers hang on for 32-31 victory over Oroville on Dec. 3.

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Shorthanded Hornets open wrestling season at Davenport

Injuries, illness and eligibility issues kept Oroville from fielding half its roster at Saturday’s season-opening Davenport Wrestling Invitational.

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The Tigers' Austin Booker flashes a grin after completing a long-practiced move during a match at Saturday's Omak wrestling tournament.

Youthful Tigers take fourth at Omak

The Tiger wrestlers squeezed out a fourth place finish out of the 11-team field at Omak on Dec. 3.

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School board grapples with policies, hears reports

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board discussed the intricacies of many of the policies it is revamping at its meeting Monday, Nov. 27, and heard a number of reports.

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