Fighting from days of yore

Brent Baker/staff photo
Tio Levine and Mark Super do battle, medieval style, in Tonasket City Park on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

TONASKET – Medieval sword fights in History Park?

Sort of, anyway.

The Dregate Fighters, a.k.a. Fighters of Okanogan County, gather Wednesdays at the park in Tonasket, usually around 5:00 p.m., to learn and practice fighting techniques with makeshift swords, helmets and shields. Participants also come in from other parts of the county, as well as hitting the road for tournaments and other events.

More information can be found at the Fighters of Okanogan County Facebook page.

About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. 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).