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.


Fort Wayne: There will be a sports card and collectibles show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Ramada plaza center and travel hotel (formally the Hotel Fort Wayne) located at 305 E Washington Center Road (exit 312A off of I-69). Dealers from the tri-state region will be in attendance buying, selling and trading sports 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. Feel free to bring items in for appraisal. For more information contact Brian Mayne at 260-824-4867, or go to mcs cards on Facebook.


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 Elida Educational Foundation’s annual scramble is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Springbrook Golf Club, 4200 Ottawa Road, with an 8:30 am. shotgun start. Cost is $60 per player with prizes and meal included. Hole sponsors are $100. All proceeds go to the Elida Educational Foundation to help provide student scholarships. For reservations or to sponsor contact Joel Parker at 419-331-4155 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 fifth annual Teddy Bear Outing will be held Sept. 23 at Hidden Creek Golf Course. The four-person scramble is $300 per four-person team and $75 for individual golfers. Deadline to register is Sept. 13. Mail checks and registration form to All Teddy Bear Fund, Inc., 144 South Main Street, Lima, OH 45801. Contact Matt Childers at or 419-204-8152 for more information.


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.


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


Lima: The Family YMCA is starting a Wednesday evening coed league starting Sept. 16 and running through Oct. 21. The league is for those 18 and older. Registration will end Sept. 7. Cost is $200 per team, including jerseys/shirts. For more information contact Aaron Cross at 419-223-6045 or send email to Sign ups available at or stopping by the Y at 345 S. Elizabeth St.

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