Lima area sports calendar

Note: Events may be canceled due to coronavirus outbreak. Each week, The Lima News publishes a calendar of events of local interest. Events should be submitted by noon Monday of each week to The Lima News.


Allen County: The Allen County Archers hold 3-D shoots the first Saturday and Sunday of each month through September. It is open to all equipment. They are also holding traditional 3-D shoots on the third Saturday of the month all year long weather permitting. They are open to all archery equipment. The Archers will be holding a “stump shoot” for traditional bows only the fourth Saturday of each month weather permitting. Go to or call Neal Wallace at 567-825-7109 for more information.


Cridersville: The Equestrian Therapy Program is holding a volunteer orientation and training session at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Fassett Farm, 22532 Grubb/Bowsher Road. Those interested in volunteering should contact Sommer Boss at [email protected] For more information about volunteering, go to


Delphos: An outing to support the UNOH Sport Marketing and Management’s trip to Super Bowl LVII and other hands-on learning experiences in conjunction with Delphos Canal Days will be held Sept. 17 at Delphos Country Club. Cost is $75 per player. Registration will start at 6:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Lunch and an awards presentation will follow. Sponsorships available. Contact Phil Gunder at [email protected] to register and for additional information.


Lima: The Allen County Horseshoe Pitchers, located at 1815 C St., have openings in leagues and doubles. Open doubles begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. Corn hole leagues are forming. Horseshoe pitchers are needed for new leagues. Contact Dwaine Klink at 419-235-3677 or Roy Moore at 419-231-3720 for information.


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

Lima: The Lima YMCA is holding open pickleball play from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (appointment only). Free for YMCA members and $3 per visit for nonmembers or $20 per month for nonmembers (unlimited play). Individuals can register online at Call 419-223-6045 for more information.


Lima: WAR Wrestling kicks off its 20th year Saturday Sept. 10, with United We Stand at Empowered Sports Center (formerly Northland Lanes), 1730 N. Union St. Tickets are $18 for reserved VIP, $10 for general admission or four for $35. VIP doors open at 5:30 p.m., general doors open at 6:30 p.m. and wrestling is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets available online at or in at Groamy’s, 1206 W. Robb Ave. Matches already signed include Aaron Williams vs. Orlando Christopher. the Wiseguys with Ripper Blackhart vs. the Rad Boyz, Jake Wily & Braden Elliott, Ariel Alexander with agent Nick Hahn vs. Harley Fairfax. Those also scheduled to be in action include Crash Jaxon, Damian Chambers, Appollo Starr, Espiritu Maya, Austin Manix, Jacob Rose, Brandon Day, Big James B, Mojo McQueen, Jexy Blakk and Slick Rick Toms.


Elida: LifeWise Academies of Elida, Spencerville and Allen East, in conjunction with ACTS Character Academy and Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships, are holding a 5k Labor Day race at 9 a.m. Sept. 5. The event starts and ends at 4289 Sunnydale St., the property known as The Sunnydale House. Cost is $20, which include a T-Shirt, if registered by 11:59 p.m. Aug, 2, $25 if registered bu Aug. 26. After Aug, 26th, $30 with no T-Shirt guaranteed. Register online at and search the keyword LifeWise. For more information contact Joe Wassink at 419-339-4444 or [email protected]

Ada: Ohio Northern University’s Mental Health Prevention and Awareness Committee is playing host to its first GLOW 5K Run/Walk on campus during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week at 8 p.m. Sept. 8 near King Horn Sports Center. The first 50 participants who register will receive an ONU Mental Health Prevention and Awareness water bottle and towel. The cost to participate is $10 or a a non-perishable food item. To register, go to Those choosing the donation option, can drop off non-perishable food items by 7:45 p.m. when checking in for the event. For additional information, contact Thomas Frost, student affairs coordinator, at [email protected] or Marcey Bell, mental health outreach coordinator, at [email protected]


Lima: Registration is underway for the Lima Family YMCA’s fall league for those ages 4 to fourth grade. Games will be held from Sept. 19 until Oct. 22 at the fields near Safety City on Collett Street. Those 4 and 5 years old and in first through second grades will play at 5:15 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Third and fourth graders will play at 5:15 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $25 for Y members and $50 for non-members. All those registering will receive T-shirts and socks. Register before Sept. 5 for a discounted price. To register and for more information go to or the Family Y at 345 S. Elizabeth St.


Lima: New members are being accepting for the Lima Family YMCA’s Barracudas team for those ages 4 to 18 with practices starting Sept. 19. The Y also has a USA Swim Team which gives participants additional opportunities to compete at other Ohio venues. There will be a parent information meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Y, located at 345 S. Elizabeth St. A tryout session will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 so coaches can determine which practice group to place new members. For more information contact April Dorman at 419-223-6045, extension 218.


Lima: The Lima Sabres have various shooting events. Thursday Trap Practice for Adults/Juniors/Beginners is 4 p.m. weekly. Adult Trap Practice is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, weather permitting. All trap sessions are open to the public. For additional information, go to or visit on Facebook.


Lima: The Lima Family YMCA offersclasses for adults, including karate, swimming, Water Aerobics, arthritis aquatics, chair exercise classes, yoga (chair and regular), HIIT, BodyPump, Yoga Pilates Flow, core workout CX, combat, Zumba, cardio and tone and cycling. Members get land fitness classes free and a discount on other classes. Nonmembers are welcome to join classes at a pay per class rate or session fee. To register and for more information go to the Lima Y at 345 S Elizabeth St., call 419-223-6045 or go to