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. Camp will stress fun and fundamentals. The experienced staff will include professional basketball players as well as current and former college players from all divisions to teach skills. Daily instruction on dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, guard skills, and post play. Elite guest speakers and professional experience sets this camp apart from others. For more information and to register, go to There is a Facebook page participants can follow to keep up with workouts before camp and follow camp announcements. Search for Dakota Mathias Basketball Camps. The price is $99 for two days and each camper will receive a camp T-shirt and a signed photograph of the camper and Dakota together at no extra cost.


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.


Delaware: On Oct. 10, BrushPile Fishing will be playing host to the “Never Give Up. Never Quit” Veterans Day Crappie Tournament.” This year it will be hosted at Delaware Lake. The tournament will be one day with two-person teams. Top three places will win cash prizes and the top five places will qualify to participate in the Crappie USA National Tournament held at Green River Lake in Campbellsville, Kentucky, on Oct. 23 and 24. Go to​ for registration details.


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. Scheduled to take part are Harley Watkins, Terrill Minor, Darius Gordon, Juniel Liles, Tevin Hale and Brian Andrews. 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.


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/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

Waynesfield: The 16th annual CMM West (Children’s Medical Missions West) Outing will be held Sunday, Aug. 9, at Prairie View. All proceeds will be going to the organization to purchase airline tickets for children coming from third world countries for free medical care. Cost is $45 per player. Call 419-568-7888 to register. Sponsors are also needed. Call Tami Shobe at 419-303-5068 or Jill Neeley at 937-935-7016 for more information.

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. Find registration and sponsorship forms under events at 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 scheduled 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.


Shelby, Darke counties: This year’s Duck N Run 5K to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County will be virtual. The registration fee is $25. Go to to register and for more information. Deadline to register is July 31.


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


Pandora: The 2020 Ted Fest COED Adult Tournament is being held beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Pandora Community Park. Cost is $200 per team with each squad playing a minimum of two games. Deadline to enter is Aug. 1. For registration forms and tournament rules go to For more information call 419-306-5175.

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 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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