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



Glandorf will be playing host to the first annual “Glandorf Park Classic” youth tournament Sept. 5-6. There will be 10U and 12U divisions (age cutoff is July 1). Cost per team is $200 with a three-game guarantee. Awards will be given to first and second place teams in each division. For more information, contact Scott Buckland at 419-234-1071 or by email at



Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registrations for an adult men’s league. Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 14. Play will begin Monday, Aug. 17, with games at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. at BFR. At the registration, team must provide payment and a team roster. Players must be 18 or older by Aug. 1. OHSAA rules will be used in the league.

To register, contact Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, or call 419-358-4150. Online registration is available at


Delphos St. John’s

Delphos St. John’s football season tickets, volleyball and soccer tickets will be sold in the high school office only at the following times: 7:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, and Thursday Aug. 13, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14 and 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m Tuesday Aug. 18.

Reserve seat season tickets are $35, general admission season tickets are $28 and student season tickets are $18. Reserve seats are available. If interested contact the office at 419-692-5371, extension 1137.

Varsity volleyball passes are $40 for adults and $30 for students. Junior high volleyball passes are $18 for adults and $10 for students. Soccer family passes are $25.


The Elida Athletic Department will be selling football season tickets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 and 13 in the athletic office. The cost for a season ticket will be $35 with Elida senior citizens able to purchase season tickets for $25. Parking passes are also available for $20 and student all-sports passes available for $50.

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.



The Children’s Medical Missions West golf outing is scheduled Aug. 9 at Prairie View Golf Course. All proceeds will go toward flights for children from Third World countries to come to the United States for medical care.

Cost is $45 per person. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Golfers should register before the day of the event at 419-568-7888.

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.


Open Arms and The LaRiche Family of Dealerships will be holding the 2015 Charity Golf Classic on Friday, Sept. 18. This year’s event will be held at Red Hawk Run Golf Club. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start scheduled for 9 a.m. Proceeds from the annual golf outing will benefit Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services.

Team registration is currently taking place and will be limited to 27 foursomes. The cost for registration is $360 per team or $90 per individual. Registration costs include breakfast, lunch, snacks, drink tickets, green fees, cart and door prizes.

Deadline for registration is Sept. 4. Opportunities are also available for event sponsorships and the donation of raffle prizes for the event. For information and online registration visit OpenArmsFindlay.Org or call Open Arms at 419-420-9261.


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” 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.

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.


The 40th annual Spencerville All-Comers Cross Country Meet will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, near the high school. For entry forms that contain more race information email Brian McMichael at or call 419-647-6433. Cost is $2 per runner.


Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registrations for this year’s Labor Day 5K to be held Saturday, Sept. 5.

This year’s race starts at 9 a.m. A kid’s fun run and walk is at 10 a.m. Age groups run from 14 and under to 60 and older. Runners who pre-registered by Aug. 29 pay $25 and receive a T-shirt ($20 with noT-shirt). Kids; run registration is $5.

The registration fee is $25 with no shirt after Aug. 29. Race day registration starts for the 5K at 8:30 a.m. and for the fun run at 9:30 a.m. Runners may register online at For more information contact BFR at 419-358-4150.


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 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 Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6. Steel Challenge dates are Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20 and 88 Round highpower rifle events are planned for 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


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.


Elida will play host to its annual alumni games Aug. 15. The women will be playing at 4 p.m. followed by the men at 6 p.m. For further information email Brady Overholt at



The NWO Lady Buckeyes fast-pitch travel team will be holding tryouts at 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Elida High School. Tryouts will be for 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U.


The Northwest Ohio Lunachix 16U Fastpitch Travel Softball Team is holding tryouts for the 2016 season from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16th (rain date: Sunday, Aug. 23) at Village Park. For more information contact or text Brad Prater at 419-234-1206 or email him at



Parkway High School is sponsoring a fall league for girls in grades 5 and 6. There will be a fifth-grade league and a sixth-grade league with six teams in each league. All players need to be from the same school district. Games will be played from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Dates for the league are Sept. 12, 19 and 26 and Oct. 10, 17. for more information call athletic director Doug Hughes at 419-852-9060 or email

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