Stephanie Whipple-Miller, Jackie Jameson tie for top York County mark among female bowlers
- Stephanie Whipple-Miller and Jackie Jameson each averaged 222 at Suburban Bowlerama in 2017-18.
- That tied for the top spot among female bowlers in York County.
- It marked a return to the top for Whipple-Miller, whose five-year reign was ended in 2014-15.
Stephanie Whipple-Miller and Jackie Jameson set the pace for York County women on the lanes during the 2017-18 season.
Each bowler averaged 222.
Whipple-Miller accomplished the feat for 75 games, while Jameson posted her mark for 81 games. Both of them bowl at Suburban Bowlerama.
This past season marked a return to the top for Whipple-Miller, whose five-year reign was ended by Jennifer Sparks during the 2014-15 season. Sparks held the No. 1 position for the past three seasons.
It's the first time Jameson, 28, has posted the highest average.
"There's definitely a sense of satisfaction being back on top," Whipple-Miller said. "My goal is always to be among the top three in average. There are plenty of exceptional bowlers in the county. I'm glad to see the younger generation of female bowlers, such as Jackie (Jameson), Jen (Sparks) and Ilexia (Dickson) making their mark."
"It's an honor being No. 1 in average," Jameson said. "It's an awesome feeling, one that didn't expect."
Jameson, a smooth right-hander, didn't look at the league averages until two weeks were left in the season.
"At that point, I thought I might have a chance for high average," she said.
Whipple-Miller and Jameson both said they are working on their timing.
"Timing is the key to everything," Jameson said. "Sometimes, I get to the line too fast. I have to remember to take a step back, relax and let the ball do the work."
Whipple-Miller, one of three York County women to average 230 or higher, added that she's working on becoming more consistent, physically and mentally.
"You need a consistent game to avoid low series," she said. "And, you have to mentally learn not to get too down, if you do roll a low series."
Jameson's goal is to continue to develop her game, repeating shots with greater consistency and making her spares.
"Spares win games," she said.
Reach Barry Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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York County Women
Top averages for 2017-18
(Minimum of 66 games)
Bowler Avg. Games Center
Stephanie Whipple-Miller 222 75 Suburban
Jackie Jameson 222 81 Suburban
Jen Sparks 220 132 Colony Park North
Melissa Myers 215 96 Hanover
Becky Daigle 212 124 Colony Park North
Brenda Danfelt 211 120 Colony Park North
Ilexia Dickson 207 78 Colony Park North
Kristen Gessner 207 84 Hanover
Samantha Schnur 207 102 East Lincoln
Deb Beachtel 206 75 Hanover
Chelsea Poff 202 81 Colony Park North
Morgan Daub 202 96 Suburban
Adrienne Delozier 201 108 Hanover
Norma Mellott 195 81 Hanover
Stephanie Schultz 195 96 Suburban
Wendy Topper 195 108 Suburban
Jen Schaffer 194 96 East Lincoln
Brittany Ilgenfritz 194 90 Suburban
Kaitlyn Nicewonger 193 93 Suburban
Amy Anthony 193 99 Colony Park North
Jennifer DeSautels 193 81 Suburban
Deanna Michener 192 90 East Lincoln
Brenda Houck 191 93 Suburban
Jill Fissel 189 99 Hanover
Shelene Paice 189 93 Colony Park North