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 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.
The Columbus Grove Archery Club memberships are available. For info Call Jerry at 419-659-2743.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com. Spots are available on a limited basis for each tournament.
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.
A youth 3-on-3 outdoor basketball tournament, presented by Citizens Federal Savings and Loan, will be played on Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. to benefit Union Station of Logan County. Divisions will be based upon the grade the boy or girl player will be entering Fall of 2018. Registration is open now and will continue until July 8, 2018 unless brackets fill sooner. To learn more and sign up visit www.UnionStationofLoganCounty.org. Or call 937-595-0043 or 937-597-4426. Cost per team (3 to 4 players) is $75.00. With registration all participants will play a minimum of 3 games and receive a tournament t-shirt and SWAG bag.
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.
The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 50th annual chamber golf classic at Hidden Creek and Colonial Golf Clubs with registration beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 1. Cost is $85 for chamber members or $340 for a foursome or $95 for non members and $380 for a foursome.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.
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/
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 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 Run For The Kids 5K will be held on Saturday, July 21st at Huggy Bear Campground. Cost is only $15 which includes a dri-fit shirt and finisher medal (if pre-registered by July 16th) or $10 with no shirt. Race day registration begins at 9 with no shirt guarantee. Please visit Huggy Bear Campground website for details. All proceeds donated to the St.Judes Children Hospital. Any questions or need entry forms, please contact Deann Heiing at 419-230-2963 or email email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING/FITNESS
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.
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.
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.
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
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.