It has been seven years since Medomak Valley graduate Dustin Osier died in a single-vehicle crash weeks after receiving his high school diploma.

And the memory of the talented three-sport athlete remains in the forefront for many — particularly around the holidays — as the seventh annual Dustin J. Osier Memorial Alumni Basketball Games tipped off on Saturday night, Dec. 30.

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Two games were on the docket as Blue prevailed over Gold in the alumni and alumnae contests, respectively.

Event organizer Missy Dean said $1,375 was raised on the evening through concessions, various raffles and donations.

Over the years, in addition to various 5-kilometer races and horseshoe tournaments also in Osier’s name, Dean estimates nearly $30,000 has been raised, which has been given back in the form of college scholarships for MVHS graduates.

The full team rosters from the alumni games were:

Blue team (girls) — Chelsea Ripley (2017), Miranda Belcher (2016), Alanna Vose (2012), Kasey Benner (2011) and Lindsay Ranquist (2011). The Blue team was aided by event organizer Missy Dean and fifth-grader Dominic Vose, who helped spell the five Panther alumnae at times with valuable substitutions.

Gold team (girls) — Kayleigh Curtis (2016), Emily Leary (2016), Mallory Conary (2012), Miranda Conary (2008), Justice Barrows (2016) and Leila Dyer (1984).

Blue team (boys) — Justin Hills (1991), Kyle Durkee (2011), Jason Vinal (2010), Alex Goldrup (2009), Colton Spear (2015), Vincent Vannah (2013), Russell Wood (2012), Kurt Ward (2010), Ryan Ripley (2013), Matt Miligore (2005) and Justin Rice (2004).

Gold team (boys) — Mike Phillips (1992), Issac Durkee (2011), Jackson Vail (2016), Zidane McMurrin (2016), Micah Williamson (2015), Deering Genthner (2012), John Blodgett (1983), Channing Chadwick (2017), Cameron Hopkins (2017), Jason Blackler (1994), Zach Genthner (2010) and Nathaniel McBrien (2010).

The following is a recap of both contests:


Blue 37, Gold 22

Blue pulled away late in the second half and prevailed by 15 points. Blue led 14-11 at halftime.

Ranquist pumped in 21 points for Blue, while Vose added eight; Ripley, six; and Benner, two.

Mallory Conary scored seven points for Gold, while Barrows added six; Curtis, four; Dyer and Leary, two; and Miranda Conary, one.

Miranda Conary was 1-of-2 (50 percent) from the foul line, which accounted for the only attempted free throws from either team.


Blue 75, Gold 57

Blue pulled away late and netted a victory over Gold. Blue led 29-23 at halftime.

Ripley and Migliore scored 16 points for Blue, while Goldrup added 11; Wood and Spear, six; Ward, five; Vannah, McMurrin and Kyle Durkee, four; Vinal, two; and Rice, one.

Vail keyed Gold with 14 points, while Williamson added 11; McBrien and Hopkins, nine; Blackler, six; Genthner, five; and Isaac Durkee, three.

Blue was 2-of-6 (33 percent) from the foul line and Gold 3-of-4 (75 percent).

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