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



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.


A OHSAA basketball officials class will start in October at Lima Bath High School. Those interested should contact Ron Black at or call 567-242-4953 for more details.



The Lima YMCA will be holding a preschool and youth gymnastics program for boys and girls ages 18 months and above. Classes begin Sept. 10. The fee is $20 for member and $40 for non members.



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 Equestrian Therapy Program is holding a Volunteer Orientation and training session from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. today at Fassett Farm, 22532 Grubb/Bowsher Road, Cridersville. For more information go to or call Brenda Wilder at 419-371-4881.



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.



The Lima Family YMCA will be holding a karate program Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30- 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 11. The fee is $30 for members and $60 for non members



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



If you are interested in becoming a umpire Lima Umpire Association is offering classes on Oct. 27-28. These classes will give you a OHSAA permit to work spring softball games. The cost is $130 for materials and application fee.The class is being taught by Rolly Weber with over 40 years of high school and 20 years of college experience and Jim Reneau. Please contact me at or 419-303-0548 You can also sign up at OHSAA website under new officials for softball.



The Lima Family YMCA is forming racquetball leagues for men and women ages 16 and older. The league begins Oct. 9 and the fee is $10 for members and $50 for non members. There is racquetball instruction and practice for members and non members free from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 2 and Oct. 4



Bluffton Trinity UMC announces its third annual De Colore Dash, a 5K Color/Run Walk at 5 p.m. Sept. 22 This run is part of Bluffton Community Day and will begin at the Bluffton Family Recreation Center, 215 Snider Rd in Bluffton. Registration is $20 through Sept. 11th and $25 after. Same day registrations are accepted. 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 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.



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.



The Lima YMCA is holding registration for the Ladies Volleyball League for players 16-years-old to adult. Games begin Oct. 9 and the entry fee is $200 per team.

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