Alex Elias (12) and Rachel Ornelas (12) represented Arlington H.S. at the Riverside Sport Hall of Fame Banquet. Arlington seniors Alex Elias (football/wrestling) and Rachel Ornelas (cross country/track&field) were nominated and then selected by a distinguished coaching panel to attend the Riverside Sport Hall of Fame Banquet on Monday, 5/8/2017. The two represented Arlington during the high school parade of champions.
Rachel ran cross country and track&field for our Lions.
Alex played football and wrestled for our Lions.
“The effort to form a hall of fame to recognize Riverside’s rich athletic history dates back over eighty years. In 2001, the City Council appointed a task force of prominent citizens to lay the groundwork for the creation of the Riverside Sport Hall of Fame. Dr. Charles Kan, a great fan of “the game” and a former Riverside Community College President, was appointed its first chairperson. Under his direction, the group delivered on the promise to honor Riverside’s sports heroes and celebrate the accomplishments of exceptional student athletes. Dr. Kane’s vision and leadership set the RSHOF on a great civic path. It is the organization’s responsibility to continue that journey. Every activity that the Riverside Sport Hall of Fame produces is a tribute to his foresight and is reflective of Riverside’s committment to celebrate its vibrant history of athletic success and recognize the positive impact athletics has on the lives of Riverside’s Youth.” – The Legacy of the Riverside Sport Hall of Fame.