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.
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 bestbasketball.net/fall-league
BATH TOWNSHIP — OHSAA basketball officiating classes will be held at Bath High School beginning in September. Those interested in becoming a basketball official for the upcoming season should contact Ron Black at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 567-242-4953 for more details.
The Grand Lake Basketball Officials Association is sponsoring a class for anyone interested in becoming an Ohio High School Athletic Association licensed basketball official. The class will cost $65 (OHSAA minimum) and begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at a yet to be determined location. Those interested should contact Don Kemper at email@example.com or (419)305-5961.
Lima Senior is holding Spartan Football Socials with Coach Andre Griffin at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at The Met in downtown Lima. The socials replace the football lunches held in previous years. For additional information, contact John Zell at 419-996-3050.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 limaymca.net.
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 Delphoscanaldays.com 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 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 limasabres.com or visit on Facebook.
There will be an event for canned beef Friday, Sept. 1, at the Continental Conservation Club located a quarter mile north and east of Continental on Road E. Practice and still target shooting start at 3:30 p.m. with the main event at 6 p.m.
The 16U Buckeye Blaze will be holding tryouts Sept. 23 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.
Registration is underway for the Bluffton Family Recreation Indoor Soccer League. Session I is Nov. 5 to Dec. 9 and the team fee is $460. Deadline is Oct. 20. A holiday tournament will be Dec. 10-16 with a deadline of Nov. 26. Session II will run from Jan. 7 to Feb. 10. The team fee is $460 and the deadline is Dec. 22. Session III runs from Feb. 11 to March 25. The five week league plus tournament team fee is $475 and the deadline is Feb. 2. Session IV begins April 8 - 29 and the four week league for adult division team fees are $360 and the deadline is March 23.