Lima Ohio 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



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 or call 567-712-7175.


Fall Session 1 programs and class registration is now underway at Bluffton Family Recreation. Session 1 programs and classes run from Aug. 27 -Sept. 30. Persons interested in more information may log on to the BFR website for easy registration at


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.



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 or call 567-712-7175.



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


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.



Bath Flag Football Sign Ups will be Wednesday, Sept. 5, and Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Community Rooms(Bus Garage) from 7 p.m .to 8 p.m. Open to any kids in Kindergarten through fourth grade this fall. Deadline for sign ups is Sept. 8. For information, please contact Tim Sprague at 419-236-7800.


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 under way 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 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.


Fall flag football development league for K-second 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 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



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



The Canal Days 5K will be held Sept 16 along the historic Miami-Erie Canal. The race will begin at 9 a.m. with race day registration available at 8 a.m. with no shirt/medal guarantee. Pre-registration deadline is Sept 10 which includes a shirt and new finisher medal for $25. Student discount is $18 and a family maximum price of $80 (with shirts) is also available. Online registration or visit Delphos Canal Days website for details.

St. Marys

The fifth annual Grand Lake Marathon will take place Saturday, Sept. 29. This fast, flat, Boston Marathon qualifying course begins and ends at Lake Shore Park in Celina along the shores of Grand Lake St Marys. There will also be a half marathon, the Grand Lake Marathon 5K, or you can even choose to do a relay with friends. Also new this year is the Senior Marathon. For more information about the Grand Lake Marathon visit


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 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 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 or call 567-712-7175.


Cairo Recreation will be hosting their annual marathon tournament, Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 - Sept. 2. Entry fee is $285.00 per team. Guaranteed 5 games. Contact Bryan Best at 419-230-3946.



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 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 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.



WAR wrestling will be holding “Freedom Fight” at Lima Senior High School at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. All first responders and their spouses will be admitted free.

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