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.
Apex Sports Zone is now offering Adult Fitness Classes. 5 week and 10 week programs are being offered starting Sept. 10. Guaranteed results! Get fit, tone and increase your energy! For more information visit ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.
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.
The Columbus Grove Archery Club memberships are available. For info Call Jerry at 419-659-2743.
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.
The Lima Express will be holding tryouts Sat. Aug. 11 9:30-11:00 (13U & 14U); 11:00-1:00 (15U, 16U & 17U) at Jackson Center Varsity Field. Sun. Aug. 19 1:00-2:30 (13U & 14U); 2:30- 4:30 (15U, 16U & 17U) at Wapakoneta varsity field. Register online at locosexpress.com.
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.
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.
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.
The second annual Wapakoneta football alumni weekend will be held Aug. 30-31. On Aug. 30, the events will take place in the Wapakoneta high school cafeteria and will feature chalk talk with Wapakoneta head coach Travis Moyer and guest speaker Kevin Johnson (class of 1976). Individuals must RSVP by Aug. 24 and the cost is $30. On Aug. 31, all events will take place a Harmon Field where individuals will be recognized and given a sideline pass for pregame activities. The cost is $6.
Fall Flag football development league for K-2nd graders. League begins Sept. 9 and is six weeks long. Each team will get four practices and six game days including a Super Bowl Day. Deadline is Aug. 24. For more information visit ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.
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. Go to 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 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 at 419-647-6433 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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, stapled together with one payment. Make Checks Payable to Lima Family YMCA. Pre-registration to: Race Director, Lima Family YMCA, 345 S Elizabeth St, Lima, Ohio 45801.
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.
U-6 soccer Play will begin Aug. 28 through Oct. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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
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.
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
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.
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 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 register go online or call BFR at 419-358-4150.
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.