Lima area sports calendar

Each Sunday, 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


Middle Point

An 8U, 10U and 12U boys baseball tournament will be held July 31-Aug. 2 during the Ballpark Festival. There is a $175 entry fee for 8U and $200 fee for 10U and 12U along with three baseballs. The first eight teams in each division will be accepted. Each team guaranteed three games. The age cutoff is March 1, 2015. Contact Kevin Price at 419-605-8708 for details.


Putnam County

The Putnam County YMCA is currently registering youth flag football league participants. This is a recreational program designed for youngsters new to the sport of football as well as those not quite ready for tackle football. Participants will learn how to play the sport, brush up on the rules, tactics, and skills, improve their game and have fun. This flag football league is open to those ages 5-11 years old. Fee, which includes team shirt and end of the season award, is $21 for members and $41 for non-members. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. To register or for more information contact the YMCA at 419-523-5233.



A league is forming for the sport which combines soccer and golf with competition being held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays until July 23 for those ages 5 to 15 years old. Cost is $15 for Lima Family YMCA members and $30 for nonmembers plus a $6 green fee to be paid at Hawthorne Hills. Contact Alicia Bell at 419-223-6045, extension 114, or


Lima area

Entry blanks are available at area golf courses for the Lima Area Women’s Match Play Tournament, scheduled July 22-26.

The tournament is open to all women residing in Allen County and all adjacent counties. There will be an open flight, a championship flight, a senior flight (55 and over) and a new junior flight for players who will be in high school during the 2015-16 school year.

Entry fee is $70 and the entry deadline is July 18. Make checks payable to Lima Women’s Golf Association and mail to The Shawnee Country Club, 1700 Shawnee Road, Lima, OH 45805, attention pro shop.

The tournament will begin with two qualifying rounds at Lost Creek Golf Club on July 22 and 23. Match play will begin at the Bluffton Golf Club on July 24. The semifinals will be at Colonial Golfers Club on July 25 and the finals will be at the Shawnee Country Club on July 26.

Golf For Kids Sake scramble

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Putnam County is hosting its fourth annual Golf for Kids’ Sake four-person scramble has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. July 26 at Pike Run Golf Club, Ottawa. Money raised stays in Putnam County. Teams get golf, two carts, range balls, goody bag, two drink tickets and two meals for $60 per person, with lunch by Arby’s and supper by Schnipke Inn. For details, call Todd Pester at 419-306-2616.

Putnam County YMCA

The sixth annual Putnam County YMCA golf outing is July 24 at Pike Run Golf Club. Registration and driving range open at 7:30 a.m., with shotgun start with scramble at 8:15 a.m. Call the YMCA at 419-523-5233 for details.


The Ladies Dr. Pepper Scramble will be held Monday, Aug. 3, and Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Colonial Golfers Club. Each day will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and the cost is $360 which includes golf, carts, lunch and prizes. The minimum team handicap must be 7- with one player per team allowed to have a handicap of 10 or lower. Entry deadline is July 31. Head to to print entry and for more information or call 419-649-3350.

Elida Gridiron Backers

The Elida Gridiron Backers will be having its annual outing Saturday, Aug. 8, at Hidden Creek Golf course. Shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Registration is $60 per person for golf and lunch, or $35 for lunch only. For more information contact Zac Miller at 419-296-9047 or Jeff Thomas at 419-204-0037 or email

Ottawa Chamber 9th annual golf outing

The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its golf outing Friday, Aug. 15, at County Acres Golf Club, with 11:30 a.m. lunch and at 12:15 p.m. start. Only 30 teams are available, with teams accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Call the chamber at 419-523-3141 for details.


Putnam County

A new running series is coming this summer. Three area festivals have partnered, along with St. Rita’s Health Partners, to create the “Putnam County Running Series”.

The Ottawa Ribfest “Join the P.A.R.T.Y. 5K “, the Glandorf Park Festival “Turtle Trot 5K”, and the Kalida Pioneer Days “Friday night 4 miler” will make up the newly established series.

Those who participate in all three races you will receive a 1/4 zip jacket.

The first race was the Ottawa Ribfest Join the P.A.R.T.Y. 5K held July 18th. The second race is the Glandorf Turtle Trot 5K to be held Sept. 5 and the final race will be the Kalida Pioneer Days Friday Night 4 miler on Sept. 11. Awards will be given for those participating in all three races at the conclusion of the final race in Kalida on Sept.11.

Visit to learn more and for registration information.


The inaugural Dance Through Downtown 5K Run will be held at 9 a.m, Saturday, July 25. Starting in front of Pointe of Joy (116 N. West St.) and ending in Lima’s Town Square, this event with feature stops at least every kilometer, staffed by dancers and instructors from local studios who will teach participants an 8-count of the National Dance Day official dance. At the end of the run, everyone will gather in Town Square and perform the complete dance together! Race organizers will award a trophy to the studio with the most participation (identify studio on the sign-up form). Dance scholarship monies will be awarded to the winning studio and door prizes will be awarded following the run. To register go to for run-related questions call 567-525-8325.


Plans are under way for a 5K Glow Run at Pandora Missionary Church at 9:40 p.m. July 25. The theme of this year’s race is, “Light Up the Dark,” and will feature various glow aspects along the course, including luminaries, glow attire, and illuminated Bible verses.

Proceeds raised from this event will be donated to Pandora/Bluffton area Youth for Christ and Guiding Light Teen Maternity Home in Lima.

This is considered a “fun run”— so the race will not be timed and all ages are welcome to participate. However, it should be noted that wheeled “vehicles” are not permitted on the course. This includes, but is not limited to: strollers, wheelchairs, skates/skateboards, scooters, etc. Participants will be eligible for door prizes that will be awarded prior to and after the race. For more information or to register visit


The Lima Family YMCA/Kewpee Race Series continues with the Kewpee/YMCA Triathlon at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, and the Kewpee/YMCA 4 Mile at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, and the Kewpee 10K at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. For more information on the series go to and Questions can be sent to Dan Grime at

Middle Point

A 5K run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, as part of the Ball Park Festival Preregistration is $15 (with race T-shirt) and $10 (race only) Race day registration is $15 (race only), Contact Alison Hammons at 419-203-4553. for more information.

Columbus Grove

St. Anthony Catholic Church (512 W. Sycamore Street) is having a road course 5K run/walk at 7 p.m. Aug. 1. There will be awards for top male/female finishers, as well as the top 3 male/female in 13 different age groups. Pre-registration before July 24 is $18/$13 (with/without shirt) and race day registration is $20/$15 (with/without shirt pending availability). Results will be posted on For more information and registration form requests contact Hannah Warren at 419-303-5476 ( or Matt Ellerbrock at 419-659-2271 (


The Lima Family YMCA/Kewpee Triathlon/Duathlon will be held at 8 a.m. Aug. 2 at Ottawa Metro Park, east of Lima on State Route 81. Race registration and fees are $50 for entries postmarked on or before June 30 and $60 for entries from July 1 through July 25 and race day by 7 a.m. Three person team or two person non-competitive team registration is $90 through July 25 and race day before 7 a.m. If entering as a team, each member must fill out a registration form and all entries must be mailed together. The swim loop will be held at the swimming beach at the park followed by a bike race on a rectangle course along country roads and runs along the river walk. Entry forms can be found at and Contact Dan Grime at for more information.

Fort Jennings

The Fort Jennings Musketeer Athletic Boosters are having a Stache Dash 5k and 1 mile fun run Sunday, Aug. 9. The race starts at Fort Haven (145 Fourth St. Fort Jennings). One mile starts at 8 a.m. and 5k at 8:30 a.m. followed by awards. Register online at or search for Musketeer Athletic Boosters on Facebook.


Lima Sabres

The Lima Sabres has weekly trap shooting practice from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays all year round at 5090 Hanthorn Road. There is also a Tuesday night 5-Stand, beginning at 5 p.m. There is also a trap at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday Night Trap Shooting, beginning at 6 p.m. Member meetings are held at 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month from January through October. There are no meetings in November and December. The weekly Silhouette League meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays until July 27 and the Rimfire Mini-Palma is held at 5:45 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 7 until Oct. 26. Upcoming special events include E.D.G.E. Junior Fun Shoot (5 p.m. Aug. 31), Lima Sabres’ annual Hog Roast (Sept. 12), Lima Sabres Presents N.R.A. Women on Target (Sept. 27), Lima Sabres Bowling Pin Match (Nov. 8). Modified Practical Pistol Competition is scheduled for Aug. 9, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11. Sabres E.D.G.E. Junior Pistol Team Practice is set for Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6. Steel Challenge dates are July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20 and 88 Round highpower rifle events are planned for July 19, Aug. 23 and Sept. 20. The second session of the Sabres E.D.G.E. Junior Smallbore Rifle Club is scheduled to run through Aug. 24. For more information on all these events and activities go to or send email to


Challenger British Soccer Camp

The Lima Family YMCA will sponsor the Challenger British Soccer Camp on July 20-24. Contact Alicia Bell at or 419-223-6045 ext. 114 for details.

YMCA Soccer Camp

The Lima Family YMCA will sponsor the YMCA Soccer Camp for grades K-4 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 13-18. Contact Alicia Bell at or 419-223-6045 ext. 114 for details.


Port Clinton

The Laurie Mann Memorial tournament will be held July 24-25 at Waterworks Park. Contact Mike Williamson at 419-603-7687 about this USSSA men’s qualifier.


Officiating class

There will be an OHSAA officiating class beginning in mid-July for anyone in Van Wert, Paulding, Mercer or Allen counties. Completion of the class requirements will enable participants to officiate at all levels for the upcoming season. For registration information contact Rita at 419-235-9246 or


A class is forming for anyone wishing to become a license volleyball official through the OHSAA. Classes meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, starting July 27, at St. Charles School. Classroom and on-court instruction will be provided. Cost is $120. For details, contact John Dornick at 419-234-5733 or

Middle Point

A coed sand tournament will be held Aug. 1 during the Ballpark Festival. Entry is $60 per six-person team. To register, or for more information contact Kylie Snyder at 419-953-1373.

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