Lima area sports calendar

Note: Events may be canceled due to coronavirus outbreak. 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 will be holding 3-D shoots the first Saturday and Sunday of each month through September. It is open to all equipment.They are also holding traditional 3-D shoots on the third Saturday of the month all year long. 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.


Elida: The Dakota Mathias Camp will be held July 23-24 at Elida Fieldhouse. Sessions for those in kindergarten through fourth grade will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and those in fifth through eighth grades will have sessions from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Go to for more information and to register.


Lima: Registration is open for the River Ride to be held July 25. This will be a full-service tour with sag service, swept paths, rest stops, Cracker Barrel box lunch and live music. Routes follow the Ottawa River bike path and along scenic country roads. Proceeds benefit City Life, a ministry of Youth for Christ. Call 419-229-4444 or go to for more information.


Lima: The Football is Life Youth Football camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 will be held at Robb Park from 4-7 p.m. July 20-23. Coaches will consist of current and former NFL, college and Arena Football players. T-shirts will be included as well as a prize for camp MVP. Cost is $30. Register online at or stop by the Lima YMCA at 345 S. Elizabeth St. Call Aaron Cross at 419-223-6045 or email for more information.


Lima: The Lima Family YMCA will be holding a Tee Up for Kids Golf Outing on Friday, July 10, at Hidden Creek Golf Club. Cost is $280 for a foursome and $70 per individual player. Check in/registration will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at noon. Sign up online at or stop by the Family YMCA at 345 S. Elizabeth St. Sign up online at or stop by the Family YMCA at 345 S Elizabeth St. Contact Aaron Cross at 419-223-6045 or for more information.

Van Wert: First United Methodist Church will be holding a Youth Golf Outing on July 19 at the Hickory Sticks Golf Course. Registration begins at noon with a 1 p.m. start time. For more information contact Sherri Arn at 419-238-0631, ext. 304 or at

Lima: The Lima Senior football program will hold a golf outing beginning with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Springbrook Golf Club. Cost is $60 per person or $240 per team and includes box lunch, cart and greens fees. The event will also include a 50/50 drawing, skins game ($20 per team), mulligans ($5 each, max 4 per team) and door prizes. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place. The deadline to register is July 15. Send entry forms (names and phone numbers of participants) to the Lima Senior Athletic Department, c/o John Zell, 1 Spartan Way, Lima, OH 45801. Make checks/money orders payable to the Lima Senior Athletic Department. Call 419-996-3050 for information.

Bluffton: Bluffton University’s 23rd annual Alumni and Friends Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, July 25, at Bluffton Golf Club. Registration for the event is $90 per golfer or $360 for a complete team of four at by July 18. This year’s event will include on-course games and challenges to enhance team position and a silent auction. This event was created by Bluffton alumni Lynn Martin ’66, Rod McDaniel ’66 and Hub Reed ’68 for the purpose of providing an opportunity for alumni and friends to gather to renew friendships, to enjoy the game of golf and to provide financial assistance for TEAM Bluffton, which enhances Bluffton’s athletic programs by providing financial support for facility improvements, equipment purchases and special team development opportunities throughout the year.

Lima: The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce’s 52nd annual Chamber Golf Classic will be Wednesday, Aug. 5, with tee times from 8 a.m. until noon. If allowed, there will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The locations of the Golf Classic will be Hidden Creek Golf Club and Colonial Golfers Club. Registrations now being accepted. Register a foursome or be placed with a foursome; tickets are $95 per golfer or $380 for a foursome. There are also 50/50 raffle tickets available for $10 each. To register for or donate a door prize to the Chamber Golf Classic or be a hole sponsor, contact the Programs Team at 419-222-6045 or The rain date is Aug. 12. Download a registration or sponsorship form at

Ottawa: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Putnam County has rescheduled its ninth annual Golf For Kids’ Sake scramble event to Sunday, Aug; 30 at Pike Run Golf Club, 10807 Road H, Ottawa, beginning with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost per team is $260, which includes golf for four, two carts, range balls, drink tickets, goodie bags, and two meals. In addition, there are prizes for the first, second, third and highest score and hole prizes. A lunch sponsored by Arby’s will be given to participants prior to play and meals prepared by Uncle Bucks BBQ will be provided for dinner during the awards immediately following the event. First place will be $400 and par 3 holes will have hole in one prizes: including a chance at $10,000 hole in one prize. Door prizes will be accepted up to the day of the event. Team registration deadline is Aug. 25. For more information contact Todd Pester at 419-306-2616 or

Ottawa: The 26th annual Networking on the Course Golf Outing is schedule for 12:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Pike Run. The event includes 18 holes of golf, carts, lunch, drink tickets, heavy appetizers and raffle prizes. Call 419-523-3141, email or go to for more information. Fill out a registration form as


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: 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 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (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 Call 419-223-6045 for more information.


Lakeview: The 13th annual 5k on the Lake will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 4. Packet pick up will begin at 6 a.m. at 330 West Lake St. All registration, including race day registration, will be done online. Go to to register and for more information.


Elida: Those in kindergarten through eighth grade can register for the fall youth program at Contact Youth Director Scott Cockerell for more information.


Grand Lake: The Grand Lake Fall League is taking registrations for the 2020 Fall League. The Fastpitch Softball league will be divided up into four divisions this year: ninth through 12th grade, sixth through eighth grade, third through fifth grade and a travel team division for 16 and under and 18 and under teams. The league will play two games on Sundays for five weeks; there are no practices as to avoid any conflicts with fall sports. Information and registration forms can be found at or call John Hendricks at 765-348-6413. The league starts Aug. 23. Registration deadline is July 25.


Lima: The LATA tournament will be held beginning July 23 at the University of Northwestern Ohio. Men’s, women’s and mixed doubles will be played. There will be no singles competition this year. Pre-register and drop off completed application forms at Collett Street Courts from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 10, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 12. Contact Keith Davis at 419-234-5392 for more information.

Lima: The LATA summer camp starting with the basic fundamentals will be held from July 20-24. Junior Tennis for those ages 9-17 will be from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and Pee Wee Tennis for ages 5-8 will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Awards will be presented July 24. Junior Tennis is limited to the first 48 to register and Pee Wee Tennis will be limited to 32 players. Pre-register at Collett Street Courts from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 10, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 12. All players must be pre-registered. If there is a no show then the next person on the wait list will be invited. Those who do not have rackets can use those provided by LATA. Contact Keith Davis at 419-234-5392 for more information.


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 or visit on Facebook.

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