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.


Allen County: The Allen County Archers are holding open 3-D shoots the first Saturday and Sunday each month through September. They are open to all archery equipment. The club also holds traditional 3-D shoots on the third Saturday of the month all year long.

Columbus Grove: Columbus Grove Archery Club memberships are available. For info call Tom Frick at 419-384-3033.


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 The fee is $75 for the event and buses will depart from the Ottawa Eagles #2234 and the Lima Eastgate Super Wal-Mart. Deadline to pay for 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.


Elida: Registration is underway for the The Dakota Mathias Basketball Camp at the Elida Fieldhouse July 22-23. The camp for kindergarten through fourth grade runs from 8:30 a.m. and from for fifth through ninth graders from noon to 4 p.m. The fee is $115 for kindergarten through fourth grade and $165 for campers fifth through ninth grade. To register visit

Sidney: Registration is underway for the Lehman boys basketball camp at Lehman High School that runs from noon to 3 p.m. June 17-20. The fee is $70. For more information contact Pat Carlisle at or at 937-369-4458.


Fostoria: The Fostoria Athletic Boosters - Sunny Farms East-West All-Star Game will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Fostoria Municipal Stadium. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased from paticipating players or at the gate. For more information contact Bob Frias at

Kenton: Kenton Youth Football will present its first Never Give Up Camp at Robinson Field, 725 Summit St., Kenton, on Friday, July 26th. Check in will begin at 6:30 p.m.. Camp will start at 7 p.m. The camp will finish at approximately 8:30 P.M. There is not a registration fee for the camp. Donations will be accepted at check in. Donations will go to the Kenton Youth Football Program and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. All participants will receive a free T-Shirt at check in.

Contact Zach Turner at 567-674-1037 or for registration. Include T-shirt size when registering. Download a registration form at or sign up online at

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 available at

Lima: The 51st annual Chamber of Commerce golf outing will be held Aug. 7 at Hidden Creek and Colonial Golf Course. The fee for chamber members is $85 per golfer or $340 for a foursome and $95 for non chamber members and 380 for a foursome. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m.



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 classes for adults and kids 14 and older. Go to


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.


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’s Community Projects fund, school and community-based programs.

Lima: The Freedom 5K and 10K will be held on the Fourth of July at Faurot Park. The 10K is scheduled for 8 a.m. and the 5K at 8:30 a.m. with q 1 Mile Bling and Fun Run to be held at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration fees are $30 for the 5K and 10K, $20 for the 5K and 10K no frills option, $25 for the Bling Run and $5 for the Fun Run. Race day registration will be available at the park’s Rotary Pavilion from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. at a fee of $35, For more information and to register go to

Wapakoneta: The Run to the Moon 5k/10k and one bling run/walk will be held July 20. The registration or the 5k/10k is $30 until June 1 and $35 afterwards. The one mile bling run is $25 and 1 mile Fun run is $5. For more information visit or call 419-738-2911.

Spencerville: Spencerville Summerfest 5K Run at 9 a.m Saturday, June 22, at Spencer Township Park (beside Spencerville HS at 2500 Wisher Drive, Spencerville, OH 45887). Register online at or get entry forms at or Flat out and back course, awards top three each age group, door prizes. Pre-reg by 6/17 is $12 no shirt, $17 with shirt; after 6/17 $15 no shrt, $20 with shirt if available. Contact: Brian McMichael, Race Director 419-647-6433 or email

Columbus Grove: The Columbus Grove Chamber of Commerce Run with the Roosters 5k run/walk will be held in downtown Columbus Grove at 8:30 a.m. June 15. The entry fee is $20. 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.


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: 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 underway for Elida Youth Soccer Fall 2019. Kindergarten — eighth grade students are encouraged to register on-line at for the upcoming Fall Season. Registration ends June 24.

Lima: The Oheneba Soccer Academy Soccer camp for campers age 4 -12 years old will be held July 9-July 20 at the Vine Street Soccer Pitch. Registration fee is $50 and individuals can register at


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.


Continental: The Trapshoot at the Continental Conservation Club will be holding a Bacon and Sirloin Steak shoot at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2.

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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