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Red Lion's Moyer is York County's busiest league bowler

STAFF REPORT
YorkDispatch

Steve Moyer says he grew up at Lion Bowl, and he has never really left.

The 61-year-old Red Lion resident started bowling at Lion Bowl in the early 1960s when he was 10 years old.

Today, he bowls in six leagues at the 12-lane center.

Moyer, who lives one mile from the center, rolls in leagues at 6:15 and 9 p.m. on Mondays, 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, 6:15 and 9 p.m. on Thursdays and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. He also occasionally substitutes in other leagues.

As a result, the right-hander, who sports a high average of 175, rolled 552 league games during the 2014-15 season. That's the most league games for any York County bowler.

"I look forward to coming to Lion Bowl every night," said Moyer. "I enjoy the sport, the camaraderie and exercise."

Moyer admits he would like to have a higher average, but he said he isn't that concerned about it.

"Steve has a lot of friends at Lion Bowl," said Dave Zelger, who owns the center along with his brothers, Mike and Tim. "He's pretty much a fixture here."

Moyer doesn't have any plans to hang up his bowling shoes any time soon.

"I've been bowling for more than 50 years, and I figure I'll probably keep bowling as long as I can," he said.

Note: Suburban Bowlerama plays host to the York Area Handicap Doubles Tournament at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1. The tournament features a scotch doubles format. The entry fee is $45 per team. Bowlers who compete in five of the seven monthly tournaments qualify for a drawing for a 42-inch flat screen television.