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. Five week and 10 week programs are being offered. Get fit, tone and increase your energy. For more information visit 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.

Columbus Grove

The Columbus Grove Archery Club memberships are available. For info call Jerry at 419-659-2743.

The Columbus Groves Archery Club will be holding traditional indoor shoots each Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. starting Nov. 6. Call Tom Frick at 419-384-3033 for more information.



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.


A Football is Life kids camp, for children ages 6-18, will be held at the Apex Sports Zone Lima Ohio at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 . Cost will be $10 per person. The focus will be on building strength, agility, and fundamentals. We will also be having special guest coming to sign autographs and help out. They will consist of active semi pro, pro arena football, and college athletes.



The Lima YMCA is holding a preschool and youth gymnastics program for boys and girls ages 18 months and above. Classes have started. The fee is $20 for member and $40 for non members.



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 is holding a karate program from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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 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 more than 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 2018 Safety City 5K Walk/Run sponsored by the Lima Noon Optimist Foundation will be held at Safety City, 700 Collett St. Lima at Saturday, Oct. 20. Onsite registration begins at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. The pre-registration fee with shirt is $20 and $15 without shirt. For more information contact


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.


UNOH will be holding a hitting clinic at the school’s Indoor Athletic Complex on Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Go to to register and for more information.



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.

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