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.


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: 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.

Delta: The Delta High School NWO basketball clinic will be held at Delta High School at 6 p.m. Thursday. This is an court clinic. Scheduled speakers are John Ellenwood, Ashland University, John Tharp, Hillsdale College and Dennis Hopson, Lourdes University. For more information contact Derek Sheridan ( or Dick Crowell (


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.

Delphos: The Delphos Canal Days 5K run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Race entry includes placer kiosk at the finish line, chip timing, dri-fit shirt (if pre-registered by Sept. 15) and finisher photos. Run along the historic Miami-Erie Canal on a flat course filled with interesting facts about the waterway. Register on-line at or visit the Delphos Canal Days website for a downloadable registration form. Race day registration is also available starting at 8 a.m. in front of the Rustic on Second Street.


Lima: The UNOH Softball will hold a “Meet the Team” event and and free youth clinic beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. The UNOH Racers softball team will open their varsity practice to the public and everyone in attendance will have a chance to meet the Racer Softball Team. Following practice, the Racers will be available to autograph provided posters and interact with area youth. Coaches and players will then provide a free instructional clinic for registered participants ages 6-13. Those wishing to participate in the clinic will need to reserve their spot as space is limited. Please call or email Tracy Coffman at or 419-998-8438 for more information.


Lima: The Lima YMCA is registering individuals for the Youth Soccer League. Registration starts 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: The Lima YMCA Barracudas Swim Team will be offering swim lessons until April. The fee is $250 and $165 for high school students.

The Lima YMCA Barracuda will be holding “5 Fundamentals of Fast Racing” at 1 p.m. Sept. 21. The fees for members is $100 and $125 for non members. Swim international level swimmer Erik Risolvato has been invited to teach his “5 Fundamentals of Fast Racing” swim clinic. This clinic will cover starts, turns, under waters breakouts and finishes along with some out of water focuses to help maximize swimming performance. Email questions to swim team Coach April at, or call the Y at 419-223-6045, ext.218


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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