Former Amityville Athletes Inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

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It was an evening to celebrate past accomplishments and reminisce about high school memories as former Amityville School District athletes and their families came together to attend the 2015 Sports Hall of Fame, held in the high school gymnasium.

After a welcome from Master of Ceremonies Bruce Pescitelli and an invocation and blessing by Reverend Dwayne Meadows, the Board of Directors and distinguished guests were introduced. Sports Hall of Fame Chairman Reynolds Hawkins then explained the purpose and importance of the Sports Hall of Fame as an organization to inspire present and future athletes.    

The following athletes were inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame:
Jessica Thole Bernius – field hockey – Class of 1962
Curtis Hollomon – football and track – Class of 1994
Edmond Jones – soccer, basketball and track – Class of 1989
William “Billy” Maisel (coach/athlete) – wrestling – Class of 1989
Dale Pescitelli – football and wrestling – Class of 1975
Tristan Smith – football and basketball – Class of 2001
Fred Thompson – basketball and track – Class of 1982
Ernest “Ernie” Wyatt (sports contributor) – wrestling – Class of 1989

In addition, members of the 1946 and 1947 girls hockey team, as well as the 2001 and 2002 New York State boys track team, were also honored.