Harry (Doc) Rissel earned his Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame status by virtue of his achievements in baseball and bowling.
Rissel was born on April 23, 1918, in Buffalo and moved to Kennedy at the age of one. He went to Kennedy Elementary School followed by attending Falconer Central School.
While at Falconer, Rissel was an outstanding athlete as he lettered three years as a tackle on the football team and two in baseball as a catcher.
Rissel was coached by Kenneth Anderson at Falconer and praised him as the type of person one likes to play for and learn lessons that are helpful in future years. Among his football teammates was Chautauqua Sports Hall of Famer Lou DeSantis.