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.


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 or call 567-712-7175.


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 3-D shoot on the third Saturday of the month all year long.


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 to register.

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 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.


St. Marys: The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season will continue Saturday, May 11, with the T-H Marine FLW BFL Buckeye Division opener on Grand Lake St. Marys presented by Navionics. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day tournament. Take-off is at 6:30 a.m. and the weigh in is at 3 p.m.


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 or call 567-712-7175.


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

Wapakoneta: The Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce golf outing will be held at the Prairie View Golf Club at 9 a.m. a.m, Friday, May 10. A team registration fee is $250. Individuals can register at

Van Wert: The Van Wert City/County DARE Team will be holding its 24th annual DARE Golf the Hickory Sticks Golf Course in Van Wert on May 11 with a shot gun start at 9 a.m.. The rain date for the tournament will be Sunday May 19. The cost to golf in the tournament is $60.00 per man. Anyone interested in golfing or sponsoring a hole can contact Deputy Biberstine or Deputy Gabriel at 419-238-3866 or Officer Greg Blackmore at 419-238-2462



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.


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 classes for adults and kids 14 and older. Go


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

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.


Putnam County: The Kalida Band 4-Miler at 9 a.m. Saturday is the last of the Superior Running Series following April’s Bath Spring Fling and Delphos Organ Donor Dash 5K run/walk. Cost is $20 and registration is available until Wednesday at and beginning at 8 a.m. the day of the event at 18031 Road M in Cloverdale.

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 Go to for more information email questions to All proceeds will benefit Putnam County Sheriff’sCommunity Projects fund, school and community-based programs.


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.


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: 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:


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

Elida: Registration is under way for Elida Youth Soccer Fall 2019. Kindergarten — 8th grade students are encouraged to register on-line at for the upcoming Fall Season. Registration ends June 24.


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 or call 567-712-7175.


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.


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 or visit on Facebook.

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