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.

There will also be 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

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

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.

Bellefontaine

A youth 3-on-3 outdoor basketball tournament, presented by Citizens Federal Savings and Loan, will be played from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 28, and from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, July 29, to benefit Union Station of Logan County. Divisions will be based upon the grade the boy or girl player entering this fall/ Registration is open and will continue until July 8 unless brackets fill sooner. To learn more and sign up visit UnionStationofLoganCounty.org or call 937-595-0043 or 937-597-4426. Cost per team (three to four players) is $75. With registration all participants will play a minimum of three games and receive a tournament T-shirt and SWAG bag.

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, go to ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.

Bluffton

NFL Flag Football will be held for youth ages 5-7. There’s one practice each week plus one game on Saturdays. Players received reversible NFL flag jerseys. Deadline to register is Aug. 26. Cost is $35 for members and $70 for others. NFL flag football sign-up is underway at Bluffton Family Recreation, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director. Games are for youth ages 5 to 7. Registration deadline is Aug. 26. Games are played on Saturdays at BFR from Sept. 8 to Oct. 13. Registration is $35 for BFR members and $70 for non-members. Contact BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, 419-358-4150 or go online to register.

GOLF

Lima

The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 50th annual 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.

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. Participants do not need a USGA handicap to compete and officials will endeavor to fulfill pairing requests for the qualifying round. The format has remained the same; one 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.

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. Go to 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 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

Columbus Grove

The St. Anthony’s Festival 5k Run/Walk will be held Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Register before July 22 to guarantee a race shirt. Forms to sign up are available at: tinyurl.com/fest5kform and online signup is available at tinyurl.com/fest5ksignup.

Lima

A fundraiser 5K for the Allen County D.A.R.E. program will be ran during the National Night Out event at 7 p.m. Aug. 7. The 5K is being jointly hosted by our office and Anytime Fitness of Lima. The 5K will start and end at the N.N.O. event area. Registration forms and 5K informational flyers are available at acso-oh.us. Completed registrations and payment should be returned to Anytime Fitness, 2119 Elida Road. Registration is $20 for participants 18 and older and $10 for anyone under 18 years old (checks can be made payable to Allen County D.A.R.E.) Prizes for overall first-, second-, and third-place winners and everyone 12 and younger who finish the run.

Spencerville

The 42nd Spencerville All-Comers Cross Country Meet will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Spencerville High School, 600 School Street, Spencerville 45887. $2 entry fee. Registration starts at 5 p.m. , 6 p.m.-1 mile boys 13 & under, 6:15-1 mile girls 13 & under, 6:30-1 mile M&F 14 & up, 6:40-1 mile Predicted time run, 6:55- Female 5k Open (& teams), 7:30-Male 5k Open (& teams). Ribbons awarded. Entry forms at spencervillerunning.com Contact Brian McMichael 419-647-6433 bcmspen@hotmail.com for more information.

Lima

The Lima Y/Kewpee Glow Run will be held at the Ottawa Metro Park at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 17. The fee is $10 for Y members and $15 for nonmembers. For $25 with shirt (if available) or $15 without shirt on race day. The family rate is $25 plus $10 for each shirt (Parents with children through school age). Each family member needs a signed waiver, staple together with one payment Checks Payable to Lima Family YMCA. Pre-registration to: Race Director, Lima Family YMCA, 345 S Elizabeth St, Lima, Ohio 45801.

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

Bluffton

U-6 soccer Play will begin Aug. 28 through Oct. 4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. The games are for youth ages 4, 5 and 6. Cost is $30 for members and $65 for others. For details on any of these programs contact BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, phone 419-358-4150 or register online at BFRonline.com

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/y9dvhp5v for more information.

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.

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.

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.

Bluffton

Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registrations for fall U6 soccer. U-6 is for youth ages 4- 6. Cost is $30 for BFR members and $60 for others. All games are played at BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, from Aug. 28 through Oct. 4. Game nights are 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To registered go online or call BFR at 419-358-4150.

SUMMER CAMPS

Lima

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

VOLLEYBALL

Bluffton Family Recreation is signing up teams for its fall adult coed volleyball league. Games are set for Thursdays from Sept. 6 to Oct. 18. Team fee is $150 with a minimum deposit of $50 due by Aug. 26. All games are played at BFR. For more details contact BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, phone 419-358-4150 or register online at BFRonline.com.

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