Ewing native wins state bowling championship

Ryan Carlisi, who grew up in Ewing Township, won the individual state title in bowling Feb. 15, 2017. He is pictured above at Slocum’s Bowl-O-Drome, where he is an employee.

When Ryan Carlisi walked into Slocum’s Bowling Center after he won the NJSIAA state individual tournament, he saw an article on him already laminated and hanging on an air conditioner.

“It makes me think, you never forget where you come from,” said Carlisi, who won the title at Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick on Feb. 15.

Carlisi, who grew up in Ewing, moved to Hamilton several years ago with his mother when his parents divorced. He still bowls at Slocum’s, where he also works four days per week. He grew up bowling there under the tutelage of his father, Paul, who still lives in Ewing, and he had the support of local bowlers then and now.

They cheered wildly for him when he was a 5-year-old just starting out on a junior league team with the likes of then-teenagers Dave Slocum…

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