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: Hitting league registration now open. Apex Sports Zone will be holding machine pitch hitting leagues for 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.


Lima: The Lima YMCA is registering teams for the 3 on 3 men’s basketball league for individuals 18 and older. Registration runs through Oct. 22 with a fee of $50 per player or $300 per team. The league begins Oct. 22 and will be played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.


The Bath Parents Sports Club is accepting registrations for the 2019 flag football season for boys K through second, and third-fourth. Sign-up forms will be available through the elementary the first week of school or on Facebook. Registrations may be mailed or turned in from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 4, and Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Bath Community Rooms. The deadline to register is Saturday, Sept 7. For more information contact Bruce Gessel at 419-230-7605.

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.

Wapakoneta: The third annual Wapakoneta Football Alumni Weekend Aug. 29-30. On Thursday, chalk talk with Coach Travis Moyer with guest speaker Kyle Stroh (class of 1987) and a team dinner will be held beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Wapakoneta High School cafeteria. Cost is $30 and the deadline to rsvp is Aug. 23. On Friday, alumni will receive a sideline pass and recognition at the Redskins opener against Bellefontaine. The cost is $7 and includes a ticket to the game.


Lima: 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 those 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, and email questions to All proceeds will benefit Putnam County Sheriff’s Community Projects fund, school and community-based programs.

Spencerville: The 43rd annual Spencerville All-Comers Cross Country Meet will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 15, at Spencerville High School (600 School St, Spencerville, OH 45887). Six races on a flat grass course. Entry fee is $2 per person. Registration starts at 5 p.m. beside the football field. Races are: 6 p.m., 1 mile boys 13 & under; 6:15 p.m., 1 mile girls 13 & younger; 6:30 p.m. 1 mile male and female ages 14-29, 30-39, 40 & older; 6:40 p.m., 1 mile predicted time run for all ages; 6:55 p.m., female open 5K run for all ages; 7:30 p.m., male open 5K run for all ages. Ribbons to places first through sixth in 1 mile races, in 5K races first through 40th for female places and first through 6oth for male places and to the top six male and female teams. Entry form to download at can be found at For more information contact Brian McMichael at 419-647-6433 or


Lima: The Lima YMCA is no registering individuals for the Youth Soccer League. Registration runs through Sept. 21 and runs to Oct. 26 for individuals in grades 4-6. The fee is $25 for members and $50 for non members.

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


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: 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.


Lima: WAR Wrestling 2 presents Freedom Fight at the Bradfield Community Center on Sept. 7. All first responders get in free. Advance tickets already on sale at or Groamy’s Cd’s and Tapes or Alter Ego Comics. $15 VIP or $8 General Admission. At the door prices $12 General Admission & $18 Reserved VIP. Doors Open 5:30 p.m. for 1st Responders and VIP Ticket Holders, 6:30 p.m. for general admission with wrestling starting at 7 p.m.

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