OAKLAND — The Nut House was filled with basketball-crazed fans and a group of seniors on the floor that refused to have their high school careers come to an end on their home court Friday night. The No. 3 Oakers cruised past the visiting Gold Beach Panthers, 62-48, to earn a trip to the Class 2A state tournament in Pendleton. Oakland (21-5) faces Vernonia (15-10), a 41-40 winner over Regis Friday, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the quarterfinals. “This group of seniors have been working so hard for so long, and they have stuck with it putting in hours and …
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