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  • Concord Little League coach Nate Craigue signals for his son Brooks to slide into third base during the first inning at Grappone Park Monday night. Craigue went on to score the first run on a straight steal from third. GEOFF FORESTER

  • Concord All-Star Nick Reynolds beats the tag at first base in the fourth inning against Laconia on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Grappone Park. GEOFF FORESTER

  • Bailey Cassin throws the ball infield during a Capital Area 8U All Stars softball team practice at Sanel Park in Concord on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The state champion team is heading to the regional tournament. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) ELIZABETH FRANTZ

  • The Capital Area 8U All Stars state champion softball team practices at Sanel Park in Concord on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, before heading to the regional tournament. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) ELIZABETH FRANTZ

  • Concord Little League All-Star Nick Reynolds slides in safely as Laconia shortstop Ben Beaudoin tries to apply the tag in the second inning at Grappone Park in Concord on Friday, July 13, 2108. GEOFF FORESTER

Published: 7/14/2018 9:49:10 PM

Fisher Cats result

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats scored two runs in the top of the ninth, but left the tying run on third base in a 6-5 loss to the Portland Sea Dogs in Maine. The Fisher Cats trailed, 6-3, entering the ninth inning, but opened the frame with three consecutive singles against Portland closer Jordan Weems. New Hampshire scored a run on a wild pitch and Harold Ramirez drove home a run on a groundout, but Weems struck out Cavan Biggio and forced Jon Berti to groundout to earn the save. The Fisher Cats got out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning thanks to an RBI single from Berti and an RBI double from Guillotte, but the Sea Dogs took the lead with a pair of runs in the second, sixth and eighth innings.

Youth baseball

In New England Independent Baseball League action, the Concord Capitols split a doubleheader against Nashua. Nashua defeated Concord, 7-4, in game one, but Mario Fusco hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Concord to a 3-2 win in game two. Fusco also earned the win on the mound in relief. Kevin Anderson and Garin Treybig each had three hits in game one, while Darren Earley pitched well as the starter in game two.


Seacoast United Baseball Club will host a summer baseball skills series on Mondays in July. Skills camps will focus on general hitting and defensive concepts. Camps will meet from 9-11 a.m. on Monday and July 23 at the Seacoast United Concord Indoor Facility located at 10 Ferry St. Registration is $75 per session and includes a t-shirt. For more information, contact Jordan Anderson at

Concord Parks & Recreation Girls’ Lacrosse Camp for ages 8-14 will be held from Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-noon. Join coach Sean O’Brien for a week of skills, drills and games.

Tide Jumpers basketball camp is open to students in grades K-2 and will run from Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m. at the City Wide Community Center. Concord High varsity coaches Dave Chase and Tim LaTorra will lead the camp, which will emphasize ball handling, shooting, layups, passing and catching, sportsmanship and the basics of defense. Games are incorporated into each day. Go to or call 225-8690 for more information.

Basketball Developmental Camp is open to students in grades 3-4 and is focused on honing individual skills and preparing the camper for next season. The camp will run from Monday-Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the City Wide Community Center. Concord High varsity coaches Dave Chase and Tim LaTorra will lead the camp. Go to or call 225-8690 for more information.

Middle School 3-v-3 & Shooting Camp is open to students in grades 5-8 and will run from Monday-Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the City Wide Community Center. Concord High varsity coaches Dave Chase and Tim LaTorra will lead the camp, which focuses on skill development, shooting and understanding how to play three-on-three basketball.

Play On! Soccer Camp will be held at NHTI on Monday-Friday for boys and girls in grades 1-3. A second session for grades 4-11 will be led by Heidi Crockett and Derek Johnson.

Little Hitters Tennis classes offered by Concord parks and recreation for ages 4-7 will run Tuesday, Thursday, July 24 and July 26 and is an introduction to the sport using the United States Tennis Association’s “10 and Under” format to help kids learn and experience the game in a way that is enjoyable and rewarding. Check for times and prices.

Bow High field hockey will host a two-day clinic for players in grades 7-12 on Wednesday and Thursday at New England College with instruction provided by World Camp USA field hockey international staff. For more information or to register for this “European Camp on U.S. soil” go to or email

NH Lightning and Concord National Youth Softball will hold a two-day half-day fundamentals camp on July 23 and July 24 at Martin Field in Concord for children ages 7-14. The camp is open to all players from any program and community. Registration is open from 8-8:45 a.m. on each day, and camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon with optional pitching and catching clinics from 1-2 p.m. Cost is $25 for the fundamentals clinic, and $40 for the combined fundamentals and pitching and catching program. Email to sign up. Please send name, player’s age and shirt size.

Concord Crew Learn to Row program offers new rowers in grades 7-12 an opportunity to learn the basics. There will be some light land work but the bulk of each day is spent learning the basics of sweep oar rowing and teamwork on the Merrimack River with peers and coaches. Session 2 runs Mondays through Thursdays, July 23-Aug. 16, 5 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit or call 225-8690.

Mini Soccer Camp for ages 4-6 focuses on competitions and skill-building activities designed to enlighten and develop budding players. Camp runs from July 23-27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Keach Park. For more information, visit or call 225-8690.

British Soccer Camp for grades 1-6 focuses on individual foot skills, fakes, moves and turns, freestyle soccer, small-sided games and a daily World Cup-style tournament. Camp runs July 23-27, 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit or call 225-8690.

British All Sports Camp will teach children in grades 1-6 about British sports. New sports included tag rugby, cricket, soccer, rounders, kickball and team handball. Camps run from July 23-27, 12:30-4 p.m. For more information, visit or call 225-8690.

Seacoast Express United soccer will hold a summer camp at NHTI July 23-27 for the U-10 through U-15 age groups. Cost is $220 per play. Contact Mo Abdirizak at 415-0146 or for more information.

CARAMBA Soccer Camps, run by USSF A licensed director Jorge Pardo, will be held for players in grades 1-8 throughout the summer. Field and goalie training locations and dates are: St. Paul’s School in Concord (July 23-27), Carpenter Fields in Chichester (July 30-Aug. 3) and Center Point Fields in Concord (Aug. 6-9). High school age players may attend the Aug. 6-9 training. Contact Jorge Pardo at 496-3579 or, or visit for more information.

Miller’s Soccer School at Brewster Academy will hold a camp July 27-30. The camp will aim to improve fitness and skill and will also feature discussions on the college recruiting process, guest college coaches and instructions on creating a highlight video. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 9-19. Residential and commuter spots are still open. For more information, go to or call coach Miller at 630-5866.

Concord Parks & Recreation Field Hockey Camp for grades 3-9 will be held from July 30-Aug. 3 from 5-8 p.m. Instruction by Merrimack Valley varsity field hockey coach Kim Kenney and coach Kate Letendre will provide young athletes the opportunity to improve their skills.


NH Lady Cannons softball tryouts for the 2019 season for the 10U, 12U and 14U teams will be held Monday from 5:30-7 p.m., July 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. and Aug. 11 from 10 a.m.-noon at Concord Sports Center. The 16U and 18U team tryouts will be July 25 from 5:30-7 p.m., Aug. 8 from 5:30-7 p.m. and Aug. 11 from 10 a.m.-noon at Concord Sports Center. For more information go to or contact Bryan Caruso at 224-1655.

Concord Sports Center will be offering a baseball team in the Granite State Showcase League this fall. Tryouts will be held at Concord Sports Center on Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. and July 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. This team is for players interested in playing collegiate baseball. For more information please contact Bryan Caruso at 224-1655 or

New Hampshire Elite softball tryouts for the 14U, 16U, 18U and 18+ teams will be on July 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Concord Indoor Sports, 10 Ferry St. Questions and registrations can be emailed to You must pre-register by email in order to try out.

Seacoast United Cubs Baseball Club will host tryouts for its 2018/19 travel teams on July 30 from 5-7 p.m. (10U-12U) and July 31 from 5-7 p.m. (13U-14U). All tryouts are held at the Seacoast United Concord Indoor Facility, 10 Ferry St., Suite 105. For more information, contact Jordan Anderson at

NH Lightning softball tryouts will be at Martin Field in Concord on July 30 from 6-8 p.m. for U12 and U14, on July 31 from 6-8 p.m. for U16 and U18/18+ and Aug. 12 for U10 at 9 a.m., U12 at 10 a.m., U14 at 11 a.m., U16 at noon and U18/18+ at 1 p.m. Call Jim Rosenberg at 387-6424 with questions.

NH Comets softball tryouts for the 2019 softball season are set. The 10U team will have tryouts on Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m., Aug. 5 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Aug. 12 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The 12U/14U tryouts will be July 30 from 6-8 p.m., Aug. 4 from 9-11 a.m. and Aug. 12 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The 16U/18U tryouts will be July 26 from 6-8 p.m., Aug. 7 from 6-8 p.m. and Aug 12 from 5-7 p.m. All tryouts will be at Sanel Park, 127 Old Suncook Rd., Concord. Contact Bob Palisi at 231-1446 or Chris Kelley at 759-8894 with questions.

Bow Recreation is now taking registrations for archery, lacrosse, kickball, tennis, fall soccer and fitness programs like boot camp, line dancing, meditation, pilates and yoga. For more information call 223-3920 or go to

Concord High School and Rundlett Middle School athletics registrations are open. Parents must sign in to their PowerSchool Parent account at, or go to and choose Athletics. If you have not yet signed up to PowerSchool Parent, you will need the one-time Access ID and access password for each of your children, which may be obtained from Rundlett Middle School at 225-0862 or Concord High at 225-0819. CHS registration closes Aug. 1. Rundlett registration closes Sept. 8. Athletes are strongly encouraged to register at this time.

Merrimack Valley High School fall sports start on Aug. 13 at 8:30 a.m. except for football and spirit. Football equipment handout will be on Aug. 9 for grades 11-12 from 3:30-5 p.m. and on Aug. 10 for grades 9-10 from 3:30-5 p.m. Fall spirit tryouts will be on Aug. 20 from 8-10 a.m. at Penacook Elementary School. Athletes starting on Aug. 13will meet on their respective game field in the stands. All athletes must have a physical on file (given after Jan. 1 of athletes’ eighth-grade year) and current ImPact test (must recertify every two years). Physicals and ImPact tests are required prior to trying out. Interscholastic Athletic Agreement forms must be signed by the student-athletes and returned on Aug. 14.

Players needed

New England Fusion U16 Gold softball is looking for a utility player to add to the team. The team currently has players from Concord, Pembroke, Litchfield, Londonderry, Pinkerton Academy, Souhegan, Windham and Milford. Practices are held in Londonderry and the team competes in local tournaments as well as nationals. Player fees will be prorated. For more information, contact head coach Mike Bernier at

New England Wolves U14 Hockey is looking for a few more players for the 2018-19 season. The team is open to experienced skaters in born in 2004 and 2005. The Wolves are part of the New England Premier Hockey League and play out of the Plymouth State Ice Arena and Merrill Fay Arena in Laconia. For more information, contact General Manager Andrew Trimble at or visit the Wolves’ website at

Central Force Basketball is looking for a few girls for its high school teams for the upcoming AAU season. If interested, call Mark Dionne at 340-1281.

Peak FC soccer and futsal club is looking for a few more boys born in 2007 and 2008 for its premier team for this fall. If interested please contact the club at or go to


Public roller skating nights are returning this summer to the Douglas N. Everett Arena on Friday and Sunday nights. Admission is $5 and skate rentals are available for $5. Skating hours are 6-8 p.m. on Fridays and 5-7 p.m. on Sundays. Adult skating hours are Fridays from 8:15-10:15 p.m. and Sundays from 7:15-9:15 p.m. Visit for more information.

World Cup watch party will be hosted by the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team at Wildcat Stadium on Sunday at 11 a.m. The game will be shown live on the video board. The event is free and open to the public. Youth soccer teams are encouraged to play on the field during the game, while members of the UNH men’s soccer team will also be on hand signing 2018 UNH men’s soccer schedule posters. Concessions will be available for purchase and the UNH men’s soccer gear store will be open.

Rotary Club of Concord’s annual golf fundraiser will be held on Tuesday at Pembroke Pines with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. The entry fee is $400 per foursome, which includes golf fees, breakfast, lunch and prizes. All proceeds will be donated to organizations serving the needy in the Concord community. For more information contact Vince Trento at or 410-6715.

World Run-Paddle Biathlon Championship will be held Thursday at the NHTI boat ramp. The Carboard Boat Regatta (for children) is at 4 p.m., the Novice Fun Paddle Run is at 4:45 p.m., and the championship 4K run 4K paddle is at 5:30 p.m. For more information, email

New Hampshire Football Showcase will be held Saturday at Bedford High School. This is an exposure event designed for high school players who plan to play college football. For more information or to register, visit the New Hampshire Football Showcase website at

Seacoast Ingard Tennis Tournament is scheduled for July 27-29 at the Seacoast Indoor Tennis Club in North Hampton. Deadline to register is July 25 at 8 p.m. Categories include men’s and women’s open and A singles and doubles, as well as age 55-and-over men’s singles and doubles. Mixed doubles will be contested in open, A and B categories. Junior divisions for girls and boys age 16 and 18 and under. Open players generally have a suggested rating of 4.5-plus, while A players are 4.0 or below. Doubles and mixed doubles ratings would be 9.0-plus in the Open categories, and 8.0 or below in the A categories, and B mixed doubles would be 7.0 or below. Cost is $30 for singles per event and $50 for doubles entries. Juniors pay $15 per singles entry. To enter, email tournament director Don Atkinson at Players should state their name, level and events they are entering. Visit for more information.

Belmont High School alumni soccer matches between alumni and current players will be on Aug. 10. The girls’ match will be at 7:30 p.m. and the boys’ match will be about 9 p.m.

Concord High School Boys’ Soccer Alumni Game will be held on Aug. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Rundlett Middle School. All former players are welcome. Contact head coach Scott Dunlop at with any questions.

Par for Hooves Golf Scramble to Benefit Live and Let Live Farms will be held Sept. 24 at Pembroke Pines Country Club. The fee is $500 per foursome. For additional ways to sponsor and more information, contact Chris Robinson at or 340-1479.

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