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  • 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: 7/16/2021 3:41:41 PM
City ‘A’ tennis

In Concord City ‘A’ men’s tennis tournament action, No. 3 Nick Bayer defeated Kiran Humagi (6-2, 6-1), No. 2 George Lagos defeated Jim Kennedy (6-4, 6-4), No. 4 Amir Alic defeated PJ Cistulli (6-1, 6-4) and No. 1 Tomas Gonzalez defeated Mike Lewis (6-3, 6-4) in singles quarterfinals. In doubles, top seeds Lagos and Gonzalez will take on Matt Elliott and Adam Pignatelli, Lewis and Kennedy will play No. 4 seeds Jeff Siegel and Chris Sporcic, and No. 3 Mike and Nick Bayer will take on Amir Alic and Jason Hall. Semifinals of both singles and doubles will be played on Saturday, followed by the finals on Sunday.

Youth baseball

The Concord Little League 9/10 All-Stars scored four runs in the fourth inning to overcome an early 2-0 deficit and beat Portsmouth, 5-3, on Thursday. Landon Tadakowsky controlled the game on the mound. Patrick Fennessy finished the last inning with his teammates making great plays behind him. Concord had some big plays from Ajay Landry and Griffin Blaine at the plate.


Concord High School Boys’ Soccer Alumni Game will be Aug. 19 at Rundlett Middle School at 5:30 p.m. Please email Scott Dunlop with any questions at scottdunlop28@yahoo.com.

Officials needed

Apprentices are needed for the New Hampshire Wrestling Officials Association for the 2021-22 season. A minimum of two years participating in the sport of wrestling as an official, coach or wrestler is required. Training will be in September. Date for apprentices is TBA and will be told when you contact NHWOA President Rick Ross at 396-8238 or Assigning Commissioner Jim Charland at 738-0216.


N.H. Lightning travel softball league for ages 10U through 18-plus will be holding tryouts for the 2021-22 season the weeks of July 26 and Aug. 2 at Martin Park in Concord. Specific dates and times are available at nhlightning.org or by emailing president@nhlightnight.org.


U.S. Tennis Association tennis lessons are being offered in Concord and Bow. Concord lessons at Merrill Park, 27 Eastman St., will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 27 and running through Aug. 12. Grades 3-5 will play from 5-6 p.m. and grades 6-8 will play from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Register through Concord Parks & Recreation at concordnh.gov/666/Parks-Recreation. Cost is $75 for residents, $85 for non-residents. A minimum of seven participants is needed and there is a maximum of 12. Lessons in Bow are offered at the Bow High School courts on Wednesdays through Aug. 11. Grades 1-2 play from 4 to 5 p.m., grades 3-5 are 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. and grades 6-8 are 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Register at Bow Recreation, 1 Knox Road. Cost is $80 for residents, $85 for non-residents. All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racket, tennis ball and a program t-shirt. For more information, contact instructor Nicole White at whiten65@gmail.com.

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