Jordan Garza struck on his final throw to help the Ellison Eagles hold off the Harker Heights Knights by a scant three pins Tuesday at Hallmark Lanes in the season opener for both teams.
Heights took a 4-3 lead after match play behind Christian Phan, who averaged 207. But the Eagles captured the first two team games to take a 7-4 lead, only to see the Knights take the final two team games but come up just short in total pins for a 9-8 final score.
Christian Trinidad led four Eagles in averaging more than 200 for the match.
Sierra Ciesiolka led the Lady Knights to a 12-5 victory over the Lady Eagles. Ciesiolka and Maya Dixon-Dates helped Heights to a 6-1 lead after match play, before Ellison rallied late.
Hayley Brooks led Ellison in scoring.
Grey Wolves top Roos
Tommy Flores led Shoemaker’s Grey Wolves to a season opening 13-4 victory over the Killeen Kangaroos at Killeen Bowlerama. Shoemaker took a 6-1 lead after match play, then took two team games and tied a third for the final score.
Gaylan Brown led the Roos.
Amanda Morgan and Summer Salak each averaged more than 195 to lead the Lady Roos to a 17-0 shutout of the short-handed Lady Grey Wolves.
With a five-team district this season, each team will bowl against a bye each week in order for individuals to earn enough games to advance to regional and state competition.
Copperas Cove bowled against the bye this week with James Norris and Jacob Reed averaging 222 and 210, respectively, for the boys while Stephani Brown averaged 203 for the girls.