York Dispatch Bowler of Week: Red Lion's Jon Fillmore

  • Jon Fillmore recently rolled a 621 series with a 232 high game at East Lincoln Lanes.
  • The 13-year-old from Red Lion has improved his average by 22 pins since the start of the season.
  • Fillmore's future goals include rolling a 300 and competing in local, state and national events.

Bowler: Jon Fillmore, 13, of Red Lion.

Jon Fillmore

Latest bowling accomplishment: Rolled a 621 series with a high game of 232 at East Lincoln Lanes.

A lot of people don't realize that: This is the first season I've bowled in a league.

I'm proud that: I am averaging 165 and I've improved my average by 22 pins since the start of the league season.

Bowlers I have learned the most from: Scott Schnur Sr. and Chad Ruby.

Part of my game I'm working on improving: Picking up the 10-pin.

Most difficult part of bowling: Consistently hitting your mark.

Most non-bowlers don't realize: How important it is to learn the fundamentals.

York Dispatch Bowler of the Week: Hanover's Mike Staub

Best bowling advice I've received: Slow down and take your time.

Advice I would give someone just starting to bowl: Have fun. Don't take the game too seriously.

Future goals: Roll a 300 game and compete in local, state and national tournaments.

Note: East Lincoln Lanes hosts a Junior Gold Qualifier at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, April 9, and 9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 21. The entry fee is $65 and walk-ins are welcome. For information, call (717) 252-3211.

Bowler of the Week is submitted by the York County Bowling Proprietors Association.