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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lima: 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 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.
Columbus Grove: The Columbus Grove Archery Club memberships are available. For info call Tom Frick at 419-384-3033.
The Columbus Groves Archery Club hold traditional indoor shoots at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesdays.
Lima: Crosshairs Lima and the Lima Y are teaming up to host a great even for the community on Jan 27th from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Lima Y. Free for Lima Y members and $5 for non-members. 45 minutes of practice and shooting targets - all ages can join and then 1 hr of play - must be 8 yrs and older for play.
Lima: The Lima Diamondbacks 18U travel team has a few positions available for the 2019 summer season. This team is for this year’s high school seniors and juniors and will play a competitive tournament schedule. The team will practice during the winter in the FAST facility in Lima. Players interested can call Russ Bailey at 419-733-4527 or email through the team’s website at limadbacks.com to schedule a personal tryout.
Lima: Apex Sports Zone is having T-Ball League For Boys and Girls Ages 4-7. 6 League Games will be held on Fridays at Apex Sports Zone Lima. Games are 4 innings Long – or 1 Hour Maximum. For more information or to sign up, go to www.ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.
Lima: Hitting League Registration now open! Apex Sports Zone will be holding Machine Pitch Hitting Leagues for both baseball and softball. 4 player teams will compete in a six week season including five league games and one postseason game. Games are 5 innings long in Apex’s professional, turfed cages. For more information or to sign up, please go to www.ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.
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.
Lima: The 10th annual Nathan Miller Memorial Baseball Tournament will be May 31 through June 2 at the Delphos Stadium Park. The tournament is a 16-20 team tournament for boys age 11-12 years old (age cutoff is March 1). The tournament will be pool play with a 3-game guarantee. Players must be from the same school district. Awesome awards are given. Cost is $175. Deadline to enter is May 10,. For more information contact Sam Miller (567-825-8631)
Delphos: The sixth annual Wildcat third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, at Delphos Jefferson Schools. This is for girl steam. There will be separate divisions for each grade level. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of three games. Entry fee for this event is $125. Games on Feb. 23 will be played morning/early afternoon to accommodate those wanting to attend the girls sectional finals that night. For more information, contact Coach Doug Geary at 567-204-1524.
Delphos: The 14th annual Wildcat third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade tournament will be held from Friday, March 8, to Sunday, March 10, at Delphos Jefferson Schools. This is for boys teams. There will be separate divisions for each grade level. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of three games. Entry fee for this event is $125. For more information, contact Coach Mark Jettinghoff at 419-230-9569.
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.
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: Bluffton Family Recreation sign-ups are underway for youth arena flag football – boys 5 to 7 and boys 8 to 10 Both are round-robin leagues with games from Jan. 2 to Feb. 3. Games are Saturday mornings. Registration is $200 per team.
Lima: The 92nd Lima City Golf Men’s Tournament is scheduled to take place June 26-30 at courses in the Lima area. The tournament will begin for the Open Flight players with a qualifying round on June 26 at Colonial Golfers Club. The Senior Flights will start that day with qualifiers at Bluffton Golf Club. The Championship Flight will play a qualifying round Thursday Morning June 27 at Colonial Golfers Club and will then play their first round of match play that afternoon. The Open Flights will play their first round of Match Play that day at Bluffton and the Senior Flights Match Play will begin at Springbrook Golf Club. Friday will see all flights playing at Hidden Creek. The Semi-Finals and Finals are scheduled to take play Saturday and Sunday from Shawnee Country Club. Carts will be included for all rounds. Lunches will also be provided for all players Wednesday through Friday. Online registration will open in May at limacitygolf.com
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.
Lima: 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 nonmembers
Lima: At 7:30 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays Apex Sports Zone will have Kickboxing Classes for adults and kids 14 and older. Go to lima.apexsportszone.com/kickboxing.
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.
Bluffton: The Bluffton Family Recreation will be offering pickleball from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. Thursdays.
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.
Lima: “ARMED … Like a Lady” - Women’s Shooting and Self-Defense Group at the Lima Sabres, 5090 Hanthorn Road. Gain confidence however that may be. Meeting held the second Sunday of every month: Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 16 and June 9. Shooting sessions at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. with instructional training at 2 p.m. For more information email: email@example.com.
Lima: Apex sports zone will be hosting Advanced Soccer Skills starting Jan. 21. College level coaches and players will put your soccer player through more advanced soccer training with an emphasis on foot skills, passing, receiving, striking a ball, and much more. For more information or to sign up, please go to http://polarbearsoccercamps.com/advanced-soccer-skills/
Lima: Teams and individuals may sign up to play indoor soccer at Apex Sports Zone in Elida. The second season will run from Jan. 7 through the end of February. To get registered or for more information, please visit ApexSportsZone.com — or call 567-712-7175.
Bluffton: Bluffton Family Recreation sign-ups are underway for the indoor soccer sessions III and IV. Session III is from Feb. 10 to March 17. Session IV is from March 26 to April 14. To Sign-up and for more information go to bfronline.com, or by calling BFR at 419-358-4150.
Lima: The Lima Umpire Association is offering classes Jan. 22 for those wanting to umpire .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. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-303-0548 You can also sign up at OHSAA website under new officials for 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.
Bluffton: Bluffton Family Recreation sign-ups are underway for winter adult co-ed softball. This is a round-robin league for adults. Team registration is $200. Team registration is $200. The season runs from Jan. 7 to Feb. 10 with games Friday evenings. To register for any of these programs go online to: bfronline.com or callBFR at 419-358-4150. BFR is located at 215 Snider Road, Bluffton.
Bluffton: Bluffton Family Recreation sign-ups are underway for Coed Indoor Softball with the first session from Fridays beginning Jan. 11 and the second session beginning Feb.15. The fee is $300 per team.
Bluffton: Bluffton Family Recreation sign-ups are underway for winter adult co-ed softball tournament on Saturday, Jan. 12. Three games are guaranteed and the fee is $90 per team.
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.
Lima: The Lima Sabres have various shooting events. Thursday Trap Practice for Adults/Juniors/Beginners is 4 p.m. weekly. Wednesday morning Adult Trap Practice is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. weekly, weather permitting. All Trap sessions are open to the public. For additional information, go to limasabres.com or visit on Facebook.
Lima: The Lima Area Tennis Association is offering a free middle school program again in 2019. The program will run from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Sunday until March 3 at Westwood Tennis and Fitness, 3101 W. Elm St. This is the third year this program has been offered to area youth (ages 12-14) in hopes on developing solid tennis skills and interest in joining high school tennis teams. The program includes professional instruction and an organized team tournament. Participants must have tennis shoes. If a participant does not have a racquet, one will be provided. Those wishing to participate are urged to register early by calling Westwood at 419-222-1515.Parents are required to complete a registration form. No new participants after the third session (Feb. 3).
Lima: The YMCA Ladies Volleyball League for players 16 years and older will begin play Jan. 29. Practice nights are under way. The fee is $200 per team.
Delphos: Delphos St. John’s will celebrate 50 years of wrestling during the home match Feb. 5 against Spencerville. The match, which is Senior Night, begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium at St. John’s High School. All former wrestlers, coaches, managers, statisticians and trainers are invited to attend and be recognized. For more information contact Head Coach Derek Sterling at 419-234-5600.