Lima area sports calendar

Each week, The Lima News publishes a calendar of events of local interest. Events should be submitted by noon Wednesday of each week to The Lima News Sports Department, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, OH 45807. Events can be faxed to 419-229-2926 or e-mailed to


Allen County Archers

The Allen County Archers, at the corner of state Route 117 and Defiance Trail, have monthly shoots planned. A traditional shoot is held the third Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Two day shooting events will be held the first Saturday and Sunday of every month through September. For details, call Neil Wallace at 567-825-7109.


The Best of the Best Basketball Fall League will run from Sept. 10 to Oct. 15 with fourth grade through high school divisions. All games will be played Sunday evenings at Tiffin University and other colleges and high schools in Seneca County. To register and for more information go to


Putnam County

The Putnam County Y will once again host the Tour de Putnam on Aug. 26. The ride will include a 25, 50, 75 and 100 mile route to choose from. The tour begins and ends at the PCY — Where the County comes together. The Tour de Putnam will travel through several towns within Putnam County, including Leipsic, Miller City, Kalida, Ottoville, Vaughnsville, Pandora and Gilboa, with plenty of rest stops along the way; fully stocked with snacks and beverages. The routes will be clearly marked, and SAG/Support vehicles will be driving the routes to assist riders in need. All riders must wear a helmet and T-shirts included with your registration while supplies last. Register for this annual event at the Putnam County YMCA, located at 101 Putnam Parkway in Ottawa or online at under the programs tab. All riders must be in route by 9 a.m. while the 100 milers must be in route by 8 a.m. Come join more than 100 bicyclists on great country roads. For more information, or if interested in volunteering for this event, call Melanie Stokes at the Putnam County YMCA /419.523.5233 or email her at



Lima Senior will begin holding Spartan Football Socials with Coach Andre Griffin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at The Met in downtown Lima.

The socials will be held each Monday at the same time and place throughout this year’s season. The socials replace the football lunches held in previous years.

Coach Griffin will discuss the upcoming season at the first meeting. The Spartans travel to Middletown the following Friday to kick off the 2017 season.

For additional information, contact John Zell at 419-996-3050.


The Wapakoneta football program is playing host to the first football weekend Aug. 24-25. The two-day event will include guest speaker Tim Burke, class of 1975, on Thursday with a team dinner. Registration and payment for Thursday’s event is Friday, Aug. 18. The fee is $30. On Friday, prior to the home opener against Bellefontaine alumni will be recognized and tickets to the game will be $6 with a football alumni social after the game at the Eagles.



The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Lima Affiliate presents the 10th annual Bonita L. Haynes Golf scramble at Tamarac Golf Course at 9 a.m. Aug. 26. The format is a four person best ball scramble format. The registration fee is $70 for individuals and $280 for teams. The deadline for registration is Aug. 19. For questions, contact Kevin Jones at 419-230-5007 ( or Phillip Morton at 419-230-6304 (

North Baltimore

The Challenged Champions Equestrian Center Inc. is playing host to its annual golf outing Aug. 26. This will be at the Birch Run Golf Club in North Baltimore. It is $50 per golfer, and there will be a first-place team prize, individual contests on every hole, and a chance to win $1,500 for a putt made from 50 feet. Sponsorships and donations for door prizes are being accepted.


The 32nd annual Logan County Chamber of Commerce Scramble is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Liberty Hills Golf Club. Contact the Chamber at 937.599.5121 and for more information.



Pickleball is played at Bradfield Center from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. All skill levels are welcome.


The Lima YMCA is holding open pickleball play from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday (appointment only). Free for YMCA members and $3 per visit for nonmembers or $20 per month for non members (unlimited play). Individuals can register online at



The first Allan Nott 5K Family Fun Run will be held at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at Allan Nott Honda Toyota, 3500 Elida Road, Lima. Registration fee is a $20 donation to Relay for Life for adults and $5 for those ages 12 and younger. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life of Lima.


The 41st annual Spencerville All-Comers Cross Country Meet will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Spencerville High School on a flat grass course. There is a $2 entry fee. Races include a 1-miler for those 13 & younger and and 5k for all ages. Entry forms available online at Contact Brian McMichael at or 419-647-6433 for more information.


The annual Delphos Canal Days 5K run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 17. The race will begin at the intersection of Main Street and Second Street with a new course down Canal Street. Race forms are available at or on-line registration at Run Sign Up using search word Delphos. Cost is $25 with shirt if pre-registered by Sept 4 or $20 with no shirt. Race day registration available for $25 with no shirt guarantee. Awards to top runners in each age bracket. This is also the third and final race of the Delphos Running Series. Contact Larry Heiing at 419-302-9624 for more information.


The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Kalida Lions Clup presents the second annual “Running with the Law” sprint triathlon and 5k race taking place at Four Seasons Park in Kalida at 10 a.m. Aug. 19. Any questions can be forwarded to Chief Deputy Verl Warnimont at 419-523-3208 or email


Lima Sabres

The Lima Sabres have various shooting events. Thursday Trap Practice and League is 4 p.m. weekly. Junior Wednesday morning trap practice is 9 a.m. to noon weekly, weather permitting. For additional information, go to or visit on Facebook.



The 16U Buckeye Blaze will be holding tryouts on today and Sept. 2 at Lima Senior Girls Softball diamond for the 2018 travel team. Times for both dates are 10 a.m. to noon. If you feel you are one of the best players in this area then you need to be at one of these dates. The primary focal point is a strong pitching rotation. Information and registration forms will be passed out the day of tryouts. Anyone with questions should contact Ron Davenport at 567-712-0086.