Lima area sports calendar


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 sports@limanews.com.

ARCHERY

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 Allen County Archers, at the corner of state Route 117 and Defiance Trail, will be holding 30 3-D shoots the first Saturday and Sunday each month through September. These are open to all.

Columbus Grove

The Columbus Grove Archery Club memberships are available. For info Call Jerry at 419-659-2743.

BASEBALL

Lima

Tickets are on sale for a bus trip to the Cincinnati Reds against San Francisco on Aug. 18 to benefit the Flag City Honor. The cost is $75 and must be paid in full by July 18. The fee includes a game ticket, round trip transportation and a sandwich and snack. Make checks and money orders to Mike Melvin, 108 Steeple Chase, Lima, Ohio 45807.

Lima

Tickets are on sale for a bus trip to the Cleveland against Detroit on July 28 to benefit the Flag City Honor Flight. The cost is $75 and must be paid in full by July 18. The fee includes a game ticket, round trip transportation and a sandwich and snack. Make checks and money orders to Mike Melvin, 108 Steeple Chase, Lima, Ohio 45807.

Lima

Hitting tunnels available now at Apex Sports Zone. Come in and book a time to hit in our two professional, indoor, turf batting cages. For more information on rates and availability, go to ApexSportsZone.com - or call 567-712-7175

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Payne

The Payne (Ohio) Ball Association will be sponsoring a pair of all-star tournaments from July 6-8 in Payne (Ohio). Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games (barring weather issues) and you may play one pool play game on Thursday, July 5, if you would prefer. A boys 8 & under coach pitch baseball tournament will be held for boys age eight or under as of Aug. 31. Also, a girls 8 & under coach-pitch softball tournament will be held for girls age eight or under as of December 31. For more information or to register, please contact Kevin Wannemacher at (419) 399-7243 or via email at wannie8@frontier.com. Spots are available on a limited basis for each tournament.

BASKETBALL

Lima

On Tuesdays Apex Sports Zone offers pick up basketball for $5 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. For more information go to ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.

FOOTBALL

Lima

Private and Small Group Lessons are available for football players of all ages. No position is off limits. All techniques and skills will be taught based on players’ needs. For more information or to sign up, please go to ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.

GOLF

Kenton

The Kroger Crusaders Relay for Life team is having a Golf Outing on June 23 at Memorial Park Golf Course in Kenton. Registration begins at 8 am. Email krogercrusaders@yahoo.com, to pre register, for prices or to help sponsor the event. You can also contact Marty Skeens at 567-674-4440. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

Putnam County

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Putnam County will be holding Golf for Kids’ Sake at Pike Run Golf Course at 1 p.m. June 24. Forms available on the group’s website bbbswco.com under events.

Lima

The Lima YMCA and Oaks Golf Club will be holding a summer golf camp for boys and girls age 6 -14 years old June 25-26. The fee is$75 for YMCA members and $80 for non members. Individuals must have golf clubs.

Lima

The Lima YMCA and Tamarac Golf Club will be holding a summer golf camp for boys and girls age 6-14 years old June 25-26. The fee is$75 for YMCA members and $80 for non members. Individuals must have golf clubs.

Harrod

The Walter Potts Classic fundraiser for the Bradfield Community Center will be held June 22 at Colonial Golfers Club. Registration will be from 8 a.m. until 8:50 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entry is $60 for individuals and $240 for four-person teams, which includes golf, dinner, door prizes and two beverage tickets. Cost for dinner only is $15. Prizes will be awarded to the first place team, highest team score, men’s and women’s longest drives, closest to the pin, longest putt made and holes-in-one (up to four). There will also be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Sponsorships are also available. Call the Bradfield Community Center at 419-228-7766 or email kdrake.bradfield@gmail.com for more information.

Lima

The 75th Annual Lima Area Women’s Match Play Tournament will be contested Aug. 2-5. The starting times will stay the same with start times set for 9 a.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. This year’s golf courses include: Springbrook GC, The Oaks GC, Hidden Creek GC, and Shawnee CC. You do not need a USGA handicap to participate and we will try to fulfill pairing request for the qualifying round. The format has remained the same; 1 round of qualifying play followed by match play. Entry deadline is July 29. Women ages 55 and older may declare for the Senior division. Also, any player in the Open flight shooting a score better than a player in the Championship only flight will still be seeded in the Open flight. Players declaring Championship Only flight will be seeded in the Championship flight no matter their qualifying score. Entry forms can be found at The Oaks, Tamarac, SwingRite, Lost Creek, Springbrook, Colonial, and Shawnee currently. More places to come. Tee times will be posted in The Lima News, available at Springbrook prior to the tournament, and made available at sc-2018limaareawomens.golfgenius.com. Contact Asa Donaldson at 419-229-4801 or asaddonaldson@pga.com for more information.

Lima

The Lima YMCA will be playing host to the Tee Up for Kids golf outing at Hidden Creek Golf Course beginning at noon July 13. The fee for a team of four is $280 and will benefit YMCA Scholarship Program for kids. Individuals must register by July 9.

HORSESHOES

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.

KICKBOXING

Lima

On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m Apex Sports Zone will have Kickboxing Classes for Adults and Kids 14 and older. http://lima.apexsportszone.com/kickboxing/

PHYSICALS

Area

Blanchard Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, 1721 Medical Blvd., Suite D, Findlay, is offering sports physicals to area students throughout June, July and August. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and bring a completed physical form. Physicals cost $25 payable by check or cash at the scheduled appointment. Providers at Blanchard Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine include James Davidson, MD, Michael Stump, MD, Stanislaw Dajczak, MD, Katie Fultz, PA-C and Mary Singian, PA-C. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 419-429-6473.

PICKLEBALL

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 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.

RUN/WALK

Lima

The 2018 Star Spangled Spectacular Freedom 5K and 10K runs will be run at Faurot Park with the 10k beginning at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K starting at 9 a.m. July 4. Runners can sign up at runsignup.com/Race/OH/Lima/FreedomRunLima or for more information can visit lima4th.com.

Wapakoneta

The annual Run to the Moon 5K, 10K and a one mile bling run/walk run will be held at Neil Armstrong Museum on July 21. Register online at armstrongmuseum.org/run-moon-2.

St. Marys

The Lake Improvement Association will host the World’s Funnest Fun Run/@alk 5K at 11 a.m. June 23, at Grand Lake St. Marys. Registrations are taken up to the morning of the event. The run is part of the Grand Lake Health System Road to Fitness Challenge. For more about the run and Summer Kickoff event go to lakeimprovement.com.

Lima

The Kewpee/Y 10 K race will be held at the Lima YMCA at 6:30 p.m. June 22. The fee is $8 for members and $12 for nonmembers. The course will start and finish at the Lima Family YMCA. Contact C.J. Hernandez at healthwellness@limaymca.net for more information.

Lima

Marimor Industries Inc. will be celebrating its 50th year anniversary and raising funds for Community Inclusion activities by hosting a 5K Run and Fun Walk at 10 a.m Saturday, June 23. Check in will begin at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. The event will start and finish at Marimor Industries Inc., located at 2450 Ada Road, Lima, and will run through the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park, which borders Marimor. Registration online at https://tinyurl.com/ya6rpsnc and through the Marimor Industries Facebook page. Registration forms are also available at Marimor Industries Inc. and can be downloaded from the Marimor Industries website home page. T-shirts may be available but not guaranteed since that deadline has passed.

Spencerville

The Spencerville Summerfest 5K run will be held Saturday, June 23. Start time is 9 a.m. Pre-registration cost is $15 with shirt and after June 18 $20 with shirt. For more information contact, Brian McMichael-Race Director at phone 419-647-6433 or emailbcmspen@hotmail.com.

SHOOTING

Lima Sabres

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.

SOCCER

Lima

Apex Sports Zone is having Adult Open Soccer-Every Wednesday night from 8:30-10:30 p.m for $10. Go to https://tinyurl.com/y9dvhp5vfor more information.

SOFTBALL

Cairo

The first Mark Gibson Memorial softball tournament will be held July 21-22 in Cairo. Entry fee will be $200 per team, with 20manrosters. Each team is guaranteed four games. Team awards for first and second place. All proceeds will be donated to an area charity. For more information or to enter a team, contact Jeremie Magrum at 419-233-3232 or by email at jsmagrum@gmail.com

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING/FITNESS

Lima

Apex Sports Zone is offering individual athletes, teams and adults the opportunity to work out with certified strength and conditioning coaches to improve their speed, strength and conditioning. For a free evaluation or trial, go to ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.

SOFTBALL

Lima

Private and Small Group Lessons are available for softball players of all ages. Pitching, hitting, fielding etc. will be taught based on the player’s needs. For more information or to sign up, go to ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.

SOCCER

Lima

Apex Sports Zone is having adult open soccer from 8:30-10:30 p.m. every Wednesday for $10. Go to https://tinyurl.com/y9dvhp5v for more information.

Lima

The Lima YMCA/OHENEBA soccer camp for boys and girls ages 4-13 years old at the Lima Vine Street Soccer Field Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:45 - 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 - 11 a.m. The fee is $35. Edward Eghan and seasoned college players will be on hand for instruction. Register online at limaymca.net.

SUMMER CAMPS

Lima

Apex Sports Zone will be hosting two different summer camps this summer. Camps will run a week long and you can sign up for one day or the full week. Discounts available for campers attending multiple weeks or attending with siblings. For more information please go to ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175

TENNIS

Lima

The 2018 LATA Tennis Tournament is accepting entries for the event. Singles play will be held June 22-24, Doubles, June 29- July 1, mixed doubles, July 13-15 and juniors July 14. All matches will be played at the University of Northwestern Ohio courts. Entry deadline is June 18 for singles, June 25 for doubles, July 9 for mixed doubles and juniors. For more information contact tournament director Jeff Brown at 567-249-9549.

VOLLEYBALL

Lima

The Lima YMCA and the University of Findlay will be holding a volleyball camp for boys and girls in grades four through six June 19-21. Fee is $70 for members and $80 for non members.

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