• November 22, 2014

Region V Bowling Tournament Ellison’s Garza finishes second in boys singles

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:30 am

Central Texas District Most Valuable Bowler Jordan Garza finished runner-up in the Region V Boys Singles Championship and will advance to the state meet for the second consecutive year. 

Garza, a senior at Ellison, averaged a 221 on Sunday at Hallmark Lanes. Brandon Ortiz, of Bryan Rudder, took the title with a 225.

“It feels great to have finished in second,” Garza said. “Sure, I’d liked to have won it but second place is still a good showing.”

Garza’s coach Karin Ciesiolka was ecstatic.

“Jordan did a fantastic job,” she said. “In the prior years, Jordan had battles with confidence. But on Sunday, at regionals, he came out there feeling like he was the guy to beat.”

Last season, Garza finished No. 17 at state.

“My confidence is pretty high right now,” Garza said. “My goal at state this year will be to try and win it all as an individual. But, more importantly, I want my team to finish in the top 16 at state.”

Garza and his Eagles teammates advanced to the state meet (March 29-30 in San Antonio) by finishing third in the regional team event.

Contributing with Garza to Ellison’s third-place finish on Sunday were Christian Trinidad, Jeffrey Stamp, Justin Pusateri, Hunter Vann, Derrick King and Cameron Thomas.

The Lady Eagles also earned a state-meet berth in San Antonio by finishing fourth in the regional tournament.

“Our girls stayed together as a team on Sunday,” Ciesiolka said. “They lifted each other up when any one of them was down.”

Competing for the Lady Eagles were Samantha Kriner, Hayley Brooks, Brianna Walker, Ceasia Saxon, Donna Skinner, Marjerie Castro and Brigette Ayers.

“I’d like to see both our boys and girls teams advance to the top 16 at state,” Ciesiolka said. “And then from there, we’ll take it one match at a time.”

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Featured Events