WAMS, AHS teams to compete Saturday in Corpus Christi

Ofelia Garcia Hunter, Alice Echo-News Journal

Elizabeth Trevino, a special education student, will be competing in a bowling tournament on Saturday in Corpus Christi with about two dozen teammates.

The school district will be transporting two groups from William Adams Middle School and Alice High School.

"It's fun, but it's a lot of hard work," Elizabeth said as she rolled the bowling ball down the lane. "I'll probably win."

She said this is the first time she has competed in a bowling tournament.

Like Elizabeth, her teammates are optimistic they will come away with several medals from the bowling tournament set for Saturday.

The two groups will compete at the Saratoga Lanes at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. The students practiced Monday morning at Paladium Bowl.

Pixie Edwards, a high school teacher, said the Special Olympians are excited about the trip.

"It helps them meet other people and it gives them something to compete in and gets them involved," Edwards said. "It also helps them socially."

The teams will be competing against other students from 16 counties in the Region 2 area, Edwards said. Some of the other schools include George West, Three Rivers, Corpus Christi and Robstown.

Tony Rodriguez, another high school student, was just as confident as Elizabeth about winning.

"We are against the other teams," Tony said after he bowled a strike. "Win and go and have fun."

Kevin Silva anxiously stared at his bowling score on the board after rolling his bowling ball granny style.

"I like to win, and medals," Kevin said.