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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. For details, call Neil Wallace at 567-825-7109.
The Columbus Grove Archery Club is playing host to an indoor traditional shoot Tuesday evenings through the spring. Starting times are 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. For more information call Tom Frick at 419-384-3033.
Hitting tunnels available now at Apex Sports Zone. For more information on rates and availability, go to ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175
A trip and tickets to the Ohio State at Michigan men’s basketball game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, is being offered as a fundraiser for the Flag City Honor Flight.
The $60 package includes a game ticket, round trip transportation, sandwiches and snacks, Beverages will be available for $1. Packages will be available on a first come, first served basis, and no refunds will be available within 30 days of the game. Those ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by separate paying adults. Lima Senior graduate Zavier Simpson is a member of the Michigan squad.
Make money orders payable to Mike Melvin, 108 Steeple Chase, Lima, OH 45807. For more information contact Mike Melvin at 419-303-9280.
Flag City Honor Flight is part of the National Honor Flight Network, serving area veterans. The Flag City hub independently plans, raises funds and transports American Veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials at no cost to the veterans. For more information go to flagcityhonorflight.org.
On Tuesdays Apex Sports Zone will have pick up basketball for $5 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. For more information please go to ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.
Basketball instruction and Coaching at Apex Sports Zone. Coaching will be provided by our director of basketball, Jon Cook, who has over 20 years of college, high school, and youth basketball coaching. Sunday’s from 5-7 p.m. and Monday’s from 7:30-9:30 p.m.. For more information email email@example.com or call 567-712-7175.
The Delphos Jefferson boys’ basketball and baseball staffs have scheduled the 13th annual Wildcat fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade tournament for girls to be held on Feb. 24 to 25 (Saturday and Sunday) at Delphos Jefferson Schools. There will be separate divisions for each grade level. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of three games. Entry fee for this event is $125. Games on Feb. 24 will be played morning/early afternoon so that participants can attend their high school girls teams sectional finals that night. For more information, contact Coach Doug Geary at 567-204-1524.
There will also be a third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade tournament for boys March 16 to 18 (Friday to Sunday) at Delphos Jefferson Schools. There will be separate divisions for each grade level. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of three games. Entry fee for this event is $125. For more information, contact Coach Mark Jettinghoff at 419-230-9569.
Delphos St John’s boys fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade tourney will be held March 9- 11. All teams are guaranteed three games. Contact Scott Hamilton at 419-233-3251 for more information.
The 15th Annual Bath Girls 5th & 6th Grade Basketball Tournament is March 10-11. Entry fee is $125 per team with Saturday pool play and single elimination tournament on Sunday. Maximum 24 teams per grade. Please call Mike Frey at (419)234-2400 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The 15th Annual Bath Boys 5th & 6th Grade Basketball Tournament is March 17- 8. Entry fee is $125 per team with Saturday pool play and single elimination tournament on Sunday. Maximum 24 teams per grade. Please call Mike Frey at (419)234-2400 or email at email@example.com to register.
The Allen County Horseshoe Pitchers, located at 1815 C Street, 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.
Ohio Northern University women’s lacrosse is playing host to a middle school and high school girls skills clinic Feb. 25 at the Dial Roberson Stadium on the campus of Ohio Northern University. Deadline to register is Feb. 9. To register, go to http://onusports.com/athletics/camps_clinics/index or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
Those interested in becoming a umpire the Lima Umpire Association is offering classes starting Jan. 30. These classes will give participants a OHSAA permit to work spring softball games. The cost is $130 for materials and application fee.The class is being taught by Rolly Weber with more than 40 years of high school and 20 years of college experience. Contact him at email@example.com or 419-303-0548 Those wishing to take the classes can also sign up at OHSAA.org under new officials for softball.
A one-day clinic leading to certification as a U.S Soccer grade 8 referee will be held at the Bath Community Center (Lima), Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register at www.ossrc.com. At ossrc.com, click “clinics” on the left sidebar. Search “referees” and “District 5: Sidney”. Follow the instructions for the online training portion and registration. Be sure also to complete concussion training. This MUST be completed prior to class. The clinic is listed four times. Register for all four. If 18 or over, be sure to complete the Kids Safe risk management form. Questions, email Gary Mintchell, firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who wish to also officiate high school games, there is a “Bridge” class that builds on the USSF class. It will be March and 8 at Rhodes State in Lima. Go to http://ohsaa.org/Officiating/permits/category1 and follow instructions in number 1.
Apex Sports Zone is hosting the NWO Lady Buckeyes Softball Academy. Starting Sunday March 4 and continuing each Sunday to Mar. 25, Kindergarten through 6th grade. Only $65 for Professional instruction, Games and a T-shirt. Deadline to register is Feb. 23. To register, please go to http://lima.apexsportszone.com/programs/softball/
Ohio Extreme Soccer Club, the largest competitive soccer program in West Central Ohio, is now accepting players from ages 4-18. To join a team, go to OhioExtremeSC.com.
Apex Sports Zone is playing host to its seventh annual 3 vs. 3 Soccer Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 13. Awards for Champions and Runners-Up including an invitation to the 3 vs. 3 Challenge Tour at Disney World next summer. Deadline to register is Jan. 7.
Ohio Northern University is playing host to a Youth Soccer Futsal tournament for boys and girls teams ages 7-15 Jan. 14 in the Sports Center on the campus of Ohio Northern University. All teams are guaranteed three games and champions and runners-Up will receive awards. Deadline to register is Jan. 1. To register, go to PolarBearSoccerCamps.com.
Skills clinics. Apex Sports Zone is playing host to a Wednesday evening skills clinic for seven weeks starting in January. Local college coaches and players will be running the clinics. It is for boys and girls ages 5-15. To register, go to ApexSportsZone.com or PolarBearSoccerCamps.com or call 567-712-7175.
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING/FITNESS
Apex Sports Zone is offering individual athletes, teams, and Adults the opportunity to workout with certified strength and conditioning coaches to improve their speed, strength, and conditioning. For a free evaluation or trial, please go to ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.