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.

ARCHERY

Allen County: The Allen County Archers are holding traditional 3-D shoots on the third Saturday of the month all year long. They are open to all archery equipment.

Columbus Grove: The Columbus Grove Archery Club is holding its traditional shoots at 7:30 Thursday evenings through April.

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

BASEBALL

Lima: Registration is underway for bus trips to the Washington Nationals against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, June 27. The fee is $75 and includes game ticket, round trip transportation, a sandwich and snacks. Ticket must be paid by May 27. A bus trip is also scheduled for the New York Yankees against the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 29. The fee is $75 and the ticket must be paid by July 29. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information , contact Mike Melvin at 419-303-9280.

Bath Township: Bath baseball is having its annual “Best of the Northwest” youth tournament June 5-7. This is a school team tournament (all players must be from the same school district) 12 teams excepted for each division (first 12 teams paid in each division). There will be a 12U, 10U and 8U coach pitch division. Cost for the 12U & 10U division will be $250 with a three game guarantee. Cost for the 8U coach pitch division will be $200 with a three game guarantee. To reserve a spot contact Justin Rex at 567-204-2716 or justin_rex_33@hotmail.com or Bob Jenkins at 419-230-2490 or bobby.j@nelsonpackagingco.com

BASKETBALL

Delphos: The Jefferson boys’ basketball and baseball staffs, have scheduled the seventh annual Wildcat fourth, fifth and sixth grade tournament to be held Feb. 22-23 at Delphos Jefferson Schools. This is for girls teams. There will be separate divisions for each grade level. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of three games. Entry fee for this event is $125. Games on Saturday, Feb. 22, will be played morning/early afternoon so youth girls wanting to attend their high school girls teams’ sectional finals that night can be accommodated. For more information, contact Doug Geary at (567) 204-1524.

Delphos: The Jefferson boys’ basketball and baseball staffs, have scheduled the 15th annual Wildcat third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade tournament to be held March 13 to 15 (Friday through Sunday) at Delphos Jefferson Schools. This is for boys teams. There will be separate divisions for each grade level. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of three games. Entry fee for this event is $125. For more information, contact Mark Jettinghoff at (419) 230-9569.

New Knoxville: A spring basketball league for boys currently in the seventh and eighth grades is scheduled March 22, March 24, March 26, March 27, March 31, April 3 and April 5 at New Knoxville High School.

Game times are 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Entry fee is $75. Equal playing time for all players in all games. Contact New Knoxville boys head basketball coach Mike Piatt at 937-638-7762 or at mpiatt@nkrangers.org for more information.

Bath: The 17th annual Bath Girl’s fifth and sixth 6th grade basketball tournament is March 7-8. Entry fee is $150 per team with Saturday pool play and single elimination tournament on Sunday. Will only take 16 teams per grade. Please call Mike Frey at (419)234-2400 or email at mfrey224@woh.rr.com to register.

Columbus: The 17th annual Ohio Youth Basketball School Team State Championships for boys and girls in the third through sixth grades is being held Feb. 22 and 23 in Columbus at Central Crossing High School, Hilliard City Schools, Olentangy Berlin High School and Harvest Prep. Separate divisions based on school size. More than 160 teams competed in 2019. Entries will close Sunday Feb. 16. For more information on this or other Ohio Youth Basketball events call 740-808-0380 or go to ohioyouthbasketball.com.

CARD SHOW

Fort Wayne: A sports card show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Ramada plaza center and travel hotel (formally the Hotel Fort Wayne) located at 305 E Washington Center rd (exit 312a off of I-69) in Fort Wayne. There will be a sports card and collectibles show. Dealers from the tri-state region will be in attendance buying, selling and trading both sport and non-sport cards and collectibles. Featured will be vintage and new singles, hobby boxes and supplies . Attendance is free and the public is invited to attend. Please feel free to bring your items in for appraisal. For more information please contact Brian Mayne at 260-824-4867 or mcscards@icloud.com or on facebook at mcs cards.

EQUESTRIAN

Cridersville: The Equestrian Therapy Program is holding a Volunteer Orientation and Training Session from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Fassett Farm: 22532 Grubb/Bowsher Road, Cridersville, Ohio 45806. Those interested in volunteering should contact Brenda Wilder at The Equestrian Therapy Program: 419-371-4881 or brenda@etpfarm.org. For more information about volunteering, go to etpfarm.org.

The Equestrian Therapy Program is also offering a three half-day camp at Fassett Farm for those ages 8-12. This camp will focus on learning the skills and knowledge to be a responsible horseman. Campers will learn about care, feeding, grooming, and basic riding skills. In addition to these skills, participants will also learn teamwork, problem-solving skills, and how to treat animals and others with respect. A non-refundable $100 deposit is required at the time of registration. Maximum number of registrations is 20. Total camp fee is $250. Call 419-657-2700 to register. Go to etpfarm.org to learn more about the camp. All registrants will receive a “Camper Packet” to complete and return to The Equestrian Therapy Program—Summer Camp 22532 Bowsher Road, Cridersville, Ohio 45806 or etpfarmgetpfarm.org (put Summer Camp in subject field)

GOLF

LIMA: The Civic Center Foundation’s first indoor golf outing will be held at the Swing Rite Golf Center beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. The cost is $280 for a team of four and all entry costs can be paid the day of the event. Registration is 30 minutes before participants’ time block. To enter a team contact Josh Luke at 419-224-5222 or jluke@limacivicenter.com.

HALL OF FAME

Lima: The next induction of the Lima City Schools Athletic Hall of Fame will be held Feb. 15 with tickets to the event on sale now in the Lima Senior Athletic Office.

The Lima City Schools Athletic Hall of Fame honors teams, athletes, coaches and contributors from Lima Senior High School, Central High School and South High School. A Legacy Award has been added this year.

Inductees will first be recognized during halftime of the Friday, Feb. 14, home basketball game. Tipoff of the varsity game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at the UNOH Event Center, 1450 N. Cable Road. A reception for inductees and families will begin at 5 p.m. with the dinner and program starting at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $35 and can be purchased in the Lima Senior Athletic Office during school hours. A table can be reserved for $280. To reserve tickets, call 419-996-3050.

HORSESHOES

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.

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.

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

RUN/WALK

Columbus Grove: The 42nd annual BBO road race will be held in Columbus Grove on Saturday, March 14. The race will begin at 2 p.m. in downtown Columbus Grove and will be four miles long through town and out into the country and back, all on paved roads. Registration the day of the race will begin at noon and will take place in Columbus Grove’s high school gymnasium. An awards ceremony will be held there as well, following the race. Each runner will receive a coupon for one bowl of “hobo stew” and T-shirts are available for those who pre-register for the race. Door prizes will be given away shortly after the race. Registration is $20.00 with a shirt and $15 if no shirt is desired. If interested, please contact Terry Schnipke at 419-659-4331 or go to the website at http://cg.noacsc.org/bboregistration. All proceeds from the race support Columbus Grove Cross Country.

TRAPSHOOTING

Lima: The Lima Sabres have various shooting events. Thursday Trap Practice for Adults/Juniors/Beginners is 4 p.m. weekly. Adult Trap Practice is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, 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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