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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 at Grappone Park in 2018. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor file

Published: 7/21/2021 5:11:39 PM
City ‘A’ tennis 

In the Concord City A tennis men’s doubles final, the second-seeded duo of Mark Blaisdell and Roly Lamy cruised to a straight set victory over top seeds Tomas Gonzalez and George Lagos, 6-4, 6-2. Amir Alic upset top seed Tomas Gonzalez to win his first City A title in Monday’s singles final.


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.

Nor’Easter Softball Club tryouts for the 2022 season for 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U teams will be held at Bryant Field (behind Belmont Middle School) on Tuesday and July 28 from 6-8 p.m. Check out noreastersoftball.org.


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.


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 next Tuesday 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.

Officials needed

N.H. Soccer Association is welcoming anyone age 13 and older who would like to become a soccer referee to attend a U.S. Soccer First Time Grassroots Referee Training session this summer. The training is a combination of online modules, classroom (in-person or virtual) and field training sessions. After completion of all modules the individual will be licensed to officiate U.S. Soccer affiliated youth soccer games. Classes close for registration one week prior to the class start date. Visit nhreferee.org.

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. Contact NHWOA President Rick Ross at 396-8238 or Assigning Commissioner Jim Charland at 738-0216.


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