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.

ADULT FITNESS

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.

ARCHERY

Lima: The Allen County Archers are holding open 3-D shoots the first Saturday and Sunday each month from March through September. They are open to all archery equipment.

Columbus Grove: 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.

BASEBALL

Lima: Registration is underway for bus trips to attend the Cleveland Indians take on the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark at 1:10 p.m. July 7 or watch the Detroit Tigers travel to face the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field June 22. The fee is $75 for each of the events and buses will depart from the Ottawa Eagles #2234 and the Lima Eastgate Super Wal-Mart. Deadline to pay for the Tigers-Indians game is May 22 and deadline the Indians-Reds game is June 7. All proceeds will be donated to the Flag City Honor Flight. For more information contact Mike Melvin at 419-303-9280.

Lima: Bath Baseball is having their annual “Best of the Northwest” Youth Baseball Tournament on June 7- 9. There will be a 12U, 10U and 8U-Coach Pitch Division. Will only take 12 teams per division. Cost for the 12U and 10U Division will be $250 with a 3 game guarantee. Cost for the 8U Division will be $200 with a 3 game guarantee. This is a school team tournament. Please call or text Jeremie Magrum at (419)233-3232 or email at jmagrum@kalidatruck.com to register.

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. League games will be held Fridays at Apex SportsZoneLima. Games are four innings long – or one hour maximum. For more information or to sign up, go to ApexSportsZone.com or call567-712-7175.

Lima: Hitting league registration now open. Apex Sports Zone will be holding machine pitch hitting leagues for both baseball and softball. Four-player teams will compete in a six-week season including five league games and one postseason game. Games are five innings long in Apex’s professional, turfed cages. For more information or to sign up, go to ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.

Delphos: The 10th annual Nathan Miller Memorial 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 three-game guarantee. Players must be from the same school district. Cost is $175. Deadline to enter is May 10. For more information contact Sam Miller at 567-825-8631.

FOOTBALL

Lima: Private and small group lessons are available for 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.

FUN DAY

Lima: The Lima Family YMCA is holding a Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA gymnasium at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27. This free event is open for children of all ages (must be accompanied by a parent). We will have 100 free Healthy Kids Day t-shirts for the first 100 youth to walk or run one mile on the track. Activities include: • A Fun Run on the track • Open Swim/ Safety activity Noon – 1 p.m. • Youth obstacle course • Gymnastics activities • Inflatable from Ultra Sound • Healthy snack making • There will also be area businesses and agencies with booths featuring healthy activities, information about YMCA Youth Lego league, Robotics, Summer Day Camp and Summer Splash/Learn to Swim.

GOLF

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 the first round of match play that afternoon. The Open Flights will play the 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 semifinals and finals are scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday at 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.

Wapakoneta: The Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce golf outing will be held at the Prairie View Golf Club at 9 a.m. a.m, Friday, May10. A team registration fee is $250. Individuals can register at admin@wapakoneta.com.

GYMNASTICS

Lima

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

HORSESHOES

Lima

The Allen County Horseshoe Pitchers, located at 1815 C St., have openings in leagues and doubles. Open doubles begins at 8:30a.m.Saturdays. Corn hole leagues are forming. Horseshoe pitchers are needed for new leagues. Contact Dwaine Klink at 419-235-3677or Roy Moore at 419-231-3720 for information.

KARATE

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.

KICKBOXING

Lima: At 7:30 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays, Apex Sports Zone will have classes for adults and kids 14 and older. Go tolima.apexsportszone.com/kickboxing.

PICKLEBALL

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 nonmembers(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 8:30-10:30a.m. and 5-7 p.m. Thursdays.

RUN/WALK

Lima: UNOH will be hosting an “I Ask” Teal Color 3K & 5K Run/Walk in support of Sexual Assault Awareness April 29. Throughout the marked course, participants will be doused with teal colored powder. Teal is the color of sexual assault awareness and prevention. The event is open to all community and campus members. The Teal Color Run is an untimed 3K or 5K event. Registration costs: $5 UNOH students;$10 for all non-students.To register please go to the following link: https://www.unoh.edu/title-ix/teal-5k.html (Rain date for this event is Tuesday, April 30). Time and race location will be the same.)

Delphos: The seventh annual Organ Donor Dash 5K run/walk will be held Sunday, April 28. The event will start at Stadium Park in Delphos and run through the streets of town. If pre-registered by April 21, participants will receive a dri-fit shirt. Race day registration also available starting at noon and the race takes off at 1 pm. Organ donors and recipients along with their families are also invited to participate. For more information, contact Deann Heiing at 419-230-2963. This race is the second leg of the Superior Running Series (along with Bath Spring Fling which was held April 7 and Kalida 4-miler on May 11). If registered for all three events, participants receive a free quarter-zip running jacket. O-line registration for the Organ Donor Dash and the Superior Running Series is available at runsignup.com.

Kalida: The fourth annual Running with the Law Sprint Triathlon and 5K Race will be held at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at Four Seasons Park,18031 Road M. Register at allsportsraces.com/running-with-the-law.html. Go to facebook.com/putnamcountyfundraisingevents for more information email questions to fundraising4putnamcounty@gmail.com. All proceeds will benefit Putnam County Sheriff’sCommunity Projects fund, school and community-based programs.

SHOOTING

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.

SELF-DEFENSE

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: April 14, May 16 and June 9. Shooting sessions at 1 p.m. and 3p.m. with instructional training at 2 p.m. For more information email: info@armedanddamegerous.com.

SOFTBALL

Wapakoneta: Wapakoneta is seeking teams for an ASA Friday night Men’s Softball League. League play will begin May 4 and continue through July. Entry fee is $365 and this includes game balls and ASA sanction fee. For further information contact Jon Derryberry at 419 236-8130.

SOCCER

Lima: Apex Sports Zone is playing host to Advanced Soccer Skills. College level coaches and players will put participants 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 go to http://bit.ly/2DCL85X.

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.

SWIMMING

Lima: Splash week will be held at the Lima YMCA June 3-7. The program is a fun way for kids ages 3 and up to learn basic water skills and how to be safe around water. Registration for junior splash is underway for Splash (6 years and up) and Junior Splash (Ages 3-5). The fee is $5.

TRAPSHOOTING

Continental: A trapshoot will be held at the Continental Conservation Club on April 19.

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.

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