The West Haven Hall of Fame Committee has announced its newest inductees to be honored, Saturday, December 15 at Cielo, West Haven Italian-American Club.
Included in the Class of 2018 are Vin Nitido, Rick McInnis, Dave Anquillare, Alison Karosas, Tracy Bagnoli Guyette, George DeMaio, and the hockey line of Dave Depew, Steve Balaban, and Frank Longobardi.
Nitido (1951 graduate) played football and was also a three-year member of the swim and track teams. McInnis (1969) was a safety on the 1968 undefeated football team which finished ranked first in New England and fifth in the United States. McInnis hhas also been a basketball official for 37 years.
Anquillare (1989) joins his father John and brother Mike in the Hall, all former standout baseball players. Karosas is a former four-year volleyball, basketball and track star. Bagnoli Guyette (1987) starred on the volleyball, basketball and softball teams. Bagnoli Guyette was a three-year starter on the softball team, and captain of the volleyball team her junior and senior campaigns.
DeMaio (1966) played basketball and baseball and was named the West Haven High School Athlete of the Year in 1966. He is a longtime area broadcaster at 960 WELI for high school sporting events. Depew, Balaban, and Longobardi formed one of the most feared lines on the ice in the 1970s, set a school line record of 80 goals, and a school record in wins with 18. With the G.A.P. line finishing one, two, and four in the state in scoring, the team advanced to the championship game against Hamden.
Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by emailing West Haven athletic director Jon Capone at Jonathan.firstname.lastname@example.org.