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 email@example.com
The Northwest Ohio Bullfrogs travel team will be holding tryouts for there 12U and 13U teams for the spring/summer 2016 season. Tryouts will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Village Park in Bluffton. Attendance at both tryouts is encouraged but not required. For more information contact Ryan Koenig at 419-420-5450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Wapakoneta is playing host to a fall league on Sundays for girls entering grades 6-12. Players will be placed on the teams and play two games each day. League will start Sept. 27 and end Oct. 18. This a just play league with no coaching. Cost is $50. Registration deadline is Sept. 1 and space is limited. For details and registration forms, contact Rusty Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sites.google.com/a/wapak.org/lady-skins-basketball/fall-league
A fall league for boys in grades five through 12 will be held Sunday afternoons between Sept. 13 and Oct. 25 at at Lima Senior. Cost is $100 per player. Teams are welcome or players can be placed on a team. For more information contact Director Quincey (Coach Q.) Simpson at 419-371-1635 or via email at email@example.com.
The Lima Express minor league tryouts will take place starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Lima Central Catholic High School Gymnasium. Participation fee is $100 for early registration and $150 at the door. For more information call 419-549-6426 or send email to TheLimaExpress@gmail.com.
The Columbus Grove Youth Athletic Association/zsportslive.com NFL Punt Pass and Kick competiton is at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Columbus Grove High School practice football field. The event is free and open to boys and girls age 6 to.14 Participants must preregister at NFL PP&K and search the Columbus Grove site bring a birth certificate to the sign up Saturday morning. For more information contact Dave at 419 235 0169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lima Senior athletic department will host the Lima Senior football Luncheon at noon Friday, Aug. 28, at the Casa Lu Al restaurant.
All Lima Senior fans are invited to attend to hear coach Mike Fell talk about the football season and the Spartan’s first game opponent, the Middletown Middies, who they play Saturday, Aug. 29, at Middletown.
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.
Registration is under way for the Lima YMCA Fall Flag League for those between the ages of 5 and 9 years old. Registration is open until Aug. 29 with games beginning Sept. 21. Cost is $25 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Games will be played at Robb Park. For more information contact Alicia Bell at bell@limaymca or 419-223-6045, extension 114.
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.
The Shelby County Historical Society (SCHS) will host its Run to the Wall 5K beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 5. The wall is the Vietnam Memorial traveling replica wall, which SCHS will exhibit in Custenborder Park, 449 Riverside Drive, from Sept. 3 through Sept. 6.
The 5K will begin in the park and at its end, runners will have a choice. They can run the last leg past the wall in order to get a true, 5K run time. Or they can slow and join the walkers to move past the wall with reverence, to touch a name that has special meaning, to reflect on the people who gave their lives not just in Vietnam, but in all of America’s wars.
Advance 5K registration is $15, $20 with a commemorative shirt at cantstoprunningco.com, on the SCHS Facebook page and at the SCHS offices in the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave. The deadline to be assured a shirt is Aug. 25. Day-of-the-race registration will begin at 7 p.m. The fee will be $20.
In addition, the Sidney-Shelby County Rotary club will host a pancake breakfast at the wall from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $6. For information about the 5K or to purchase a flag for the Field of Valor, call 937-498-1653.
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 pcrunningseries.weebly.com to learn more and for registration information.
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 no T-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 bfronline.net. For more information contact BFR at 419-358-4150.
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 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 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 limasabres.com or send email to email@example.com.
BATH TOWNSHIP — The Bath boys Kickoff Classic is set for Tuesday and Thursday at Bath.
In Tuesday’s semifinals, Paulding will play Continental at 5 p.m. Bath will meet Lima Central Catholic at 7 p.m.
The consolation game is at 5 p.m. on Thursday, while the championship game is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.
The Elida Soccer Classic is set for Thursday, Aug. 27, and Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Elida Soccer Complex.
In the boys soccer semifinals on Thursday, Fort Jennings will play Ottoville at 5 p.m. In the second game, Elida will play Bluffton.
Saturday’s consolation match will start at 5 p.m., with the championship match to follow at Elida.
The tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students.
Registration is under way for the Lima YMCA Fall League for those ages 4 years old to fourth grade. Registration is open until Aug. 29 with games beginning Sept. 26. Cost is $25 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Games will be played at Vine and Collett Street fields. For more information contact Alicia Bell at bell@limaymca or 419-223-6045, extension 114.
The 11th annual Glandorf Soctoberfest Soccer Tournament is Oct. 3 and 4. Three game guarantee with awards to the top two teams in each division. U8 (co-ed) $150 per team, Boys and girls separate U10, U12 and U15 $200 per team. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit soctoberfestclassic.com.
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 email@example.com.